Bold title, yes? The most important art advice you'll ever receive? I know what you might be thinking . . . really, Jaime? But hold up. How can I say I have the most important art advice? Well, it's because it actually doesn't come from me. It comes from you. YOU are the artist. You… Continue reading The Most Important Art Advice You’ll Ever Receive
One of the things my art mentor has pushed me to do is study and think about artists from history. I have even copied several historical paintings to get a feel for how those works were created and to understand that style of art. Now, younger me was not into this so much. I took… Continue reading 5 Artists From History Who Will Inspire Your Art
If you do mixed media art - or any art - for any length of time , you will probably find yourself with a stash of art supplies that are your "go-to" items. The supplies you love will depend on what type of art you do and your particular style. But don't be surprised to… Continue reading Fun Mixed Media Supplies: Watercolor Crayons
Do we make real art? And . . . should we care?? Before the world became so connected (Hey, Internet) it often seemed like there was one approved path for doing certain things. Sure, some people straggled off the path and were later hailed as geniuses or trailblazers, but those people were more often than… Continue reading Is Mixed Media Art REAL Art?
Mixed Media Art: So Many Choices! There are an infinite number of different styles of mixed media art. The basic definition of mixed media art is simple: to combine two or more mediums or materials and create a work of art. But the ways you can accomplish that are mind boggling! If you look up… Continue reading Different Styles of Mixed Media Art: How to Find Your Perfect Fit
It All Started with a Dried Up Centipede . . . When I first started doing mixed media art, which would have been back in around 2009 or 2010, I worked on a painting of a fairy ghost girl in a graveyard. That painting is long since gone or painted over . . . the… Continue reading My 10 Favorite Mixed Media Art Supplies
Using Mixed Media Art to Cope: My Story The day after Christmas 2009 was not a moment in my life I remember fondly. It's the day my ex-husband walked out on me and my then 3-year-old daughter. Needless to say, 2010 ended up being a rough year full of changes and sad realizations. The first… Continue reading Using Mixed Media Art to Cope