Creative Exchange Free Webinar

Create Mixed Media is hosting a free webinar on Thursday, November 29th at 1:00 PM Eastern Time. It will be a roundtable with four artists. You can send in questions before the webinar or ask questions during the actual webinar.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity. For more details be sure to visit Create Mixed Media. Be sure to register today.

Join Artists: Mary Beth Shaw, Sandra Duran Wilson, Darlene Olivia McElroy, and Marisa Anne.

Enjoy,
~Alie

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Incite Mixed Media Contest

The Incite Mixed Media Contest deadline has been extended to December 3, 2012. The theme is, Dreams Realized. This is a great opportunity to showcase work in book arts, collage, jewelry, fiber art, painting, mosaics, and more.

Tonia Davenport and the staff at North Light Books will be reviewing submissions.

For more information and to enter please visit Artists Network.

Good luck~
~Alie

 

Art Journal Inspiration Free Webinar

 

Photo: Journal Fodder 365. Credit: North Light Shop.

Create Mixed Media is hosting a free webinar on Wednesday, August 29th at 4:00PM Eastern Time. It is called Art Journal Inspiration: Personal Mythologies and Histories.

If you register and are unable to watch the webinar, Create Mixed Media will email the webinar to you so you can view it at a later time.

To find out more details and also to register, please visit Create Mixed Media.

Enjoy,
~Alie

 

Kansas City Art Auction

The Kansas City Artists Coalition is having an art auction to help with funding their programs. It is Saturday, February 18th. For more information please visit this link: Kansas City Artists Coalition

Image by: Alicia Candiani-Fata Morgana-Mixed Media

They are also looking for volunteers to help with the event or artists willing to donate art.

Photo Courtesy of: KCAC

Support art in Kansas City and get introduced to a variety of art work. Auctions are a wonderful way to see a broad range of art, mingle with fellow art lovers, artists, and advocates, as well as an opportunity to pay forward to the community.

~Alie

Final Stage: Altered Book Journal

By: Alie Preusser

The journal is complete and now it is ready for me to document life, love, parenting, creating art, and all the things I enjoy. After taking a workshop on maps it inspired me to include some maps and journal some of the places I have lived. Now that I am an Army wife the journeys will continue and I am going to include map art from each place we live.

Post about Jill Berry and the map making seminar is, here.

Middle stage post is, here.

Cheers,
~Alie

The Middle Stage; Altered Book Journal

A previous post explains my current project, which is an altered book journal. I am doing this as part of a workshop. There are several layers that I have applied and I am nearly done. Since I am not quite done, I would like to share the middle stage. It is pictured below.

Middle Stage: Front Cover

Beginning Stage: Back Cover

The front cover started with a collage of magazine cut outs, layered onto one another. Then I painted over those and added another layer of scrapbook paper cut outs, and painted on top of those. I also included some gloss varnish and gesso for more texture. Now I will do some more painting and add embellishments.

The back cover has scrapbook paper of sheet music. I am going to layer a map on top of that. I am not sure about the shape yet. I took a map class yesterday and am going to incorporate what I learned on the back cover.

I will post the final product when I am done.

Have a great weekend!
~Alie

Personal Geographies

Today was the free webinar hosted by Create Mixed Media entitled, My Journey with Maps. Artist Jill Berry shared her passion and knowledge with map making. The class had some interesting ideas and ways to create maps about family, rites of passage, or actual road trips. Jill uses mixed media to create her maps and also Photoshop.

Jill Berry's Book

Her book is on sale for 50% off until the end of the month through Create Mixed Media. Jill also shared some of her map collection with us. She has some nice vintage maps, maps from McDonalds, etc. It truly was fascinating and inspiring.

During the webinar it was brought up that maps are slowly becoming extinct and probably will become extinct. I have a few maps that I am now going to keep and create some treasures with, especially knowing that they will soon be hard to come by.

Photo Courtesy of Jill Berry; Personal Geography

I would strongly urge teachers to visit her blog or purchase her book. She has projects that could be done with elementary through high school students, great for art and English teachers. I know I am strongly inspired to create a few on my own and then create a lesson for some fourth grade students I am working with.

Enjoy,
~Alie

My original post can be found here.