Artist Credit (Top to Bottom, Left to Right): 1- Soraya Nullah, Art Journaling Winter 2013; 2- Loretta Rathert, 400 More Ideas 2013; 3- Mindy Lacefield, Somerset Studio May/June 2010; 4- Julie Valentine, Art Journaling Spring 2013; 5- Amy Melious, Somerset Digital Studio Autumn 2013; 6 – Pam Carriker, Artists’ Café Vol. 6; 7- Wendy Brightbill, Somerset Studio Gallery Winter 2013; 8- Joy Northrop, Stampers’ Sampler February/March 2012; 9- Colette Copeland, Somerset Studio Gallery Winter 2013; 10- Bridgette Guerzon Mills, Artists’ Café Vol. 6; 11- Pam Carriker, Somerset Apprentice Spring 2013;12- Thespoena McLaughlin, Somerset Studio Gallery Winter 2013
Since last month’s themed blog post on Whimsical Silhouetted Women was such a hit, I wanted to ensure that this month’s trending theme was just as (if not more) enticing to artists and readers alike! And what’s more to love than this simple yet symbolic staple: the classic image of a bird, which represents freedom and flight – a reflection of our creative release in art.
We’ve compiled a collection of some of our most treasured paintings, projects, cards, and creations spotlighting different portrayals of our flighty and feathered friends. Enjoy an excerpted quote or artsy tip below, and if you want to read more, click on the image or link for full project details:
“Journals are what you make them. To me, they are precious records of my life that will get passed down to future generations.” – Soraya Nulliah, Art Journaling
“For me, painting is a nostalgic descent into my childhood where playtime, dolls, and drawing took me into worlds of limitless creativity and mind wanderings.”
- Mindy Lacefield, Somerset Studio
“The big trick to my journaling process is that I journal in 5-10 minute spurts at a time…I don’t do any of my pages in one sitting; instead they evolve bit by bit over time.” – Julie Valentine, Art Journaling
“Life is inspiring. Inspiration calls for expression. Expression, in the form of what we create, holds the power to ripple out indefinitely.”
- Amy Melious, Somerset Digital Studio
“I think sometimes the best pages are created when we work intuitively, without over-thinking things.” – Pam Carriker, Artists’ Café
Mixed-media tip: “Cut out words from a vintage book, stitch onto a piece of muslin, and adhere to your piece with mod podge.”
- Wendy Brightbill, Somerset Studio Gallery
Stamp dots and adhere torn colored tissue papers to a card for a bright mixed-media effect. - Stampers’ Sampler
“Birds have been constant in my artwork. I’ve drawn them, painted them, stitched them, collaged with them, taken a long break from them, and lately I’ve been taking huge artistic license and dreaming them up.”
- Colette Copeland, Somerset Studio Gallery
“The first time I picked up a brush and began painting in encaustics, I felt like I had arrived home. There is a definite seductive lure to working in wax, perhaps because it is so sensory – from the warm smell of the melting wax to the organic textures created in the wax.”
- Bridgette Guerzon Mills, Artists’ Café
Art journaling tip: “Use mutiple stamped images layered over each other for an interesting look.” – Pam Carriker, Somerset Apprentice
“This flying swallow is meant to represent freedom – freedom to be yourself and to dream. – Thespoena McLaughlin, Somerset Studio Gallery
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Posted: Monday, September 16th, 2013 @ 12:26 pm
Categories: Art Journaling, Contests and Giveaways, Mixed-Media Art.
Tags: art, artsy, Birds, collage, creativity, freedom, Magazine, Mindy Lacefield, painting, Pam Carriker, quotes, simple, texture, tips.
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