I'm so glad you are here. I'm so glad that you are interested in creativity. As the title of my eBook says, creativity will help you relieve your stress. However, that's not all creativity does. It will also....
- Rejuvenate you
- Add color to your life (especially to your nails when working :)
- Give a stronger focus and richness to your days PLUS..
- Help you get rid of your perfectionistic tendencies. (Which some people call this their inner critic)
If you are one of those people who has always said "Me? I can't draw a straight line...with a ruler" or "Me, I am soooo not creative", (but, wish you were) then know this....
Creativity has a big fat zero to do with drawing skills. There are many very successful artists who don't have very good drawing skills. You can be very creative and not know how to make a realistic drawing and on the flip side you can be a very skilled artist with great copying skills without much creativity.
So what's this site about :
A little while back I got involved with reigniting my own dormant creativity. In my research I stumbled across what I found to be the best type of creative activities for giving you all those wonderful benefits I just quoted. Those are mixed media art activities.
If you are already knee deep in paint and gel medium then I don't have to explain anything but, if you are just hearing about mixed media or have heard about it but, are not clear what it is then a short explanation is in order.
MIXED MEDIA: Art that uses all sorts of art materials, and techniques to create an art piece. This can be abstract, realistic or somewhere in between. Acrylics, watercolors, oil pastes, inks, gel pens, markers, stickers, ribbons, & found materials are just some of the materials used to paint, doodle, color, stamp, stencil, collage, assemble etc.in creating your own, fun, colorful, evocative, wonderful pieces of artwork.
The reason I have become a true convert of mixed media is because of its benefits and its forgiving nature. Mixed media art allows you to create, experiment and play without worrying about getting things "right". You experiment and have fun and it is a marvelous way to reduce stress and get rid of your perfectionistic tendencies. (aside from the enjoyment of it)
There are many wonderful mixed media artists, books and websites. Since I have only recently started my own creative journey (you can read more about it here) I want to help you on yours.
I hope to be posting longer posts about the nuts and bolts of what mixed media is all about, along with my art attempts to help you get ideas from what I have created. (never to copy exactly, just to pull out various techniques that you can adapt for your own art) Since this is a new blog I'm sure categories will develop as the blog itself develops.
To join my community the best way to begin is by downloading my free eBook listed above. You will then be on my list to receive lots of guidelines to helping you unlock or just continue the creativity that is lurking within. You may also want to follow me on Instagram which is the place that I post a picture every day of the random art projects I am working on along with other art and mixed media related stuff.
I look forward to sharing my continuing journey with you and helping you on yours.
Enjoy your creative journey!