It's no secret that I love skulls. At Christmas, I have a tabletop tree that is decorated only in skull-themed items. I have skull coffee spoons. Yes, I am that person. So you can imagine my excitement when I rounded a corner at Michaels a few weeks back and there was an end display rack… Continue reading Using Halloween Art Supplies to Make an Abstract Mixed Media Painting
I threw myself wholeheartedly into mixed media art about 3 years ago. In that time, I've tried out a lot of supplies and paints or art mediums. Over time, I've found I have favorites that I reach for daily, while some others I don't use much. Below I rank my favorite mediums from least used… Continue reading I Rank My Top 7 Favorite Mixed Media Art Mediums
Developing my art style was one of the most frustrating processes I have gone through as an artist. Yes, really. Back in 2016, when I started really taking my art seriously, I was in several online classes and started following artists on Instagram and YouTube. One thing that really bothered me was seeing each artist's… Continue reading How I Developed My Current Mixed Media Art Style
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