Tag: mixed media artists

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…

The Winding Road to Creating Art Full Time

Until age 33, I often said I didn’t have an artistic bone in my body. In my family, I was viewed as the unartistic one and was told that I should be a counselor or teacher, but not an artist. My unexpected path to becoming an artist began as a way to relieve stress from…

5 Tips for Artists with Jean Haines

If watercolor is part of your mixed-media repertoire—or you’d like it to be—I would love to introduce you to Jean Haines. This UK-based artist and author has tons of fantastic watercolor techniques to share with you, including warm-up exercises, color mixing, creating with mindfulness, plus tips for painting gorgeous flowers, animals, and more. In this…

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Evolving as a Mixed-Media Artist

You may have heard me say that I’m only comfortable when I’m not in my comfort zone. There’s a reason for that–it’s because I’ve seen, time and again, how stepping into the unknown brings me joy, new experiences, and increased knowledge. Mixed-media artist Julie Fei-Fan Balzer seems to be of a similar mindset, as I…