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Studio Saturdays: Coloring for Mixed-Media Artists

Coloring books for adults are a phenomenon with no end in sight—and they’re perfect for mixed-media artists. Think of coloring book pages as jumping off points for exploring art techniques. I love finding coloring book artwork I connect with and using it as a basis for drawing, watercolor, collage, acrylics, and more. This page from…

Studio Saturdays: Awesome Assemblage

Assemblage art is a fantastic way to tell a story in three dimensions. I love working in my art journal and on canvases, but assemblage gives me an opportunity to go beyond paper and paint and use repurposed and created objects to build a little world in which I can get lost. I constructed this…

Studio Saturdays: Mixed media jewelry

Making mixed media jewelry is supremely satisfying on two levels: You can combine a number of your favorite techniques into one project, and you can wear what you’ve made. You can also design something perfectly suited to your and your wardrobe, and change it up at a moment’s notice. I used several of my favorite…

The Artist’s Life: The Power of Creative Community

I’ve had a growing awareness recently of how much influence and power the relationships I’ve developed with others have over my ambitions and dreams. Not surprisingly, I find my overall sense of well being changes when I am surrounded by people who are positive in nature, seek genuine connection, ask well-intended questions about my goals,…