Tag: art inspiration

mixed media art prompts by Rae Missigman

5 Art Prompts for Staying Inspired from Rae Missigman

As artists, we tend to stick to what we know. We gravitate to what feels natural, and we take comfort in the familiar. But what about the practice of trying new things? What about the exploration and the experimentation? What about the growing and stretching that gets us thinking creatively? It’s easy to become stagnant…

10 Mixed-Media Books Every Artist Needs

Summer is the perfect time to bring your collection of mixed-media books up to date. Having a comprehensive library of projects and techniques means never being without the resources and inspiration you need to try something new, refine your style, and stay motivated to create every day. The following are our 10 picks for great…

Embracing Imperfection in Your Artwork

An artist’s journal is a place where secrets are spilled, mistakes can be made, new techniques are explored, and beauty is revealed. In my own creative journey I have found that my journal is one of the most powerful tools in my growth as an artist. There was a time when a new journal with…

5 Ways to Get Out of Your Creative Comfort Zone

Living in your comfort zone is nice, isn’t it? Feels great. But after a while, that cozy place can get a little stifling. Something inside you says you need to see what else is out there, even if finding your way around can be challenging. There are great rewards to be had if you break…

Roll the Dice for Mixed-Media Inspiration!

Looking for some mixed-media inspiration for the new year? We have just the ticket. Carolyn Dube’s artsy dice are a fun and surefire way to get your creative juices flowing. The concept is simple: write down different art prompts, techniques, and products you have in your stash on each side of each die; when you’re…

Making Art From a Place of Love

We’ve had a number of mixed-media artists pen fantastic essays about inspiration and creativity in our Cloth Paper Scissors magazine column Releasing the Creative Spirit. In this latest installment (also featured in our November/December 2017 issue), artist Carrie Schmitt shares how she embraces her creative spirit to create art from a place of love. Enjoy! Releasing the…