Tuesday, January 5, 2016

2016...my Art Journey

Hello Beautiful's...

This year...I have such great desires for this year...I truly believe it is going to be AMAZING...
I am going to be making and sharing so much art, and my journey with Sandra Evertson and her amazing Relics and Artifacts line of products.

I am also hoping to be able to do a bit of traveling and make some art with friends. This is something I have always wanted to do. I don't have any friends locally who want to play with me and get artsy so I really want to go and be with my people in other places, even if it's just for a weekend.

This year is going to be about trying new things, new techniques, new products. I really want to expand my art horizons and I believe it is going to happen.

A lot of people choose to make New Years Resolutions, which is fine, I'm just not a resolution kind of girl. I chose a word for the year, which I have done in the past, but this year I am going to be lead by this word, stay true to this word, and do just what it says and EMERGE.

Already a few amazing things have happened this year that will be revealed in due time and I can't wait to share them with you. I am also going to be working with my husband to create my own website so I can sell my art. I am not o.k with having to charge higher prices in order to accommodate a second party commission to sell my art, so, my own website it is!!! I also want to get published this year so I am going to be submitting like crazy to some of my favorite art magazines.

For today I am going to share some art that I have created so far this year.

I made this first piece using my word of the year for inspiration. I love to collage and mix mediums and making these MAD Artz Bloxz (as I call them) is so much fun and the possibilities are endless. I cut my own blocks. My husband bought me a scroll saw for Christmas 2 years ago and I love it. The bloxz are the same size as an ATC (Artist Trading Card), which is 2-1/2 x 3-1/2, but mine are 1-1/2 inches thick. I like them chunky and it gives me more space to cover with art, papers, embellishments etc. I have also been known to cut some other shapes and sizes and I will be incorporating those in some future Artz Bloxz. Really the sky is the limit with these babies, and I am definitely going to be making more of them.

I love using printables and I have TONS...I also love making background papers with my Gelli Plate and using them for collage and other art projects. I took an amazing class by Mary Jane Chadbourn summer of 2014 and it has been very inspiring for me.

I did this next piece using my Gelli Arts Gelli Plate and Stencil Girl Products Stencil Doodle It Geometric Landscape which you can find here http://www.stencilgirlproducts.com/stencil-doodle-landscape-maria-mcguire-p/l337.htm . I used some of my favorite stamps, did some doodling, and then wrote out some of my favorite hashtags in the circles. I really love how bright it came out.

Super fun...super bright and desperately in need of a frame so I can hang it up!!!!
So that's what I have so far this first few days of the New Year. I plan on spending some more time in the studio tomorrow evening.

I have to get things tidied up because my Relics and Artifacts and Prima goodies should be arriving soon and I must make room for them.

Stay beautiful and be sure and find some time to make some art.