Covid-19. Coronavirus. Pandemic. Self-quarantine. The world is a little scary at the moment. People everywhere are being asked to stop, stay home, and help keep everyone healthy. When I am home, I do art. But with so much going on, is art even still important? My Thoughts on Art in Times of Crisis: YouTube Video… Continue reading Video: My Thoughts on Coronavirus as an Artist
We're already halfway through the first month of 2020, and if you're anything like me, you're still halfway between the busy haze of the holidays and the nagging feeling that you should be a lot more motivated to do ALL the things in the new year. Since my last post (in 2019), I completed two… Continue reading Get to Know Me: 10 Questions for the Artist Behind the Blog
For me, art and gift giving have always gone together. I remember giving handmade gifts for birthdays and holidays from when I was a little kid, all the way up until recently. When you're an artist, giving away your art as gifts almost seems a no-brainer. It's low cost, it's meaningful, and most of the… Continue reading Giving Mixed Media Paintings as Gifts: Good Idea or Bad Idea?
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
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
Let me run a few words by you: Glitter Shiny things Embellishments Do these words make your heart happy? If they do, you're in the right place! In today's blog post, we will talk about the materials you can use to make mixed media art. To paraphrase the famous words of Will Farrell in… Continue reading Getting Started with Mixed Media Art, Part 2: Materials
Let's take a trip (In our favorite rocket ship?) If you know the song above, I am so sorry. That was no way to make a good first impression. Now that Little Einstein's song will be on repeat in your head ALL day. Let me start over. Do you remember your favorite things to do… Continue reading Getting Started With Mixed Media Art: What Surface to Use?