Krista and I met online because we both love Dreamscaping. I am honored she chose Dreamscape No. 343 as the cover art for her newest CD!
Krista’s Dreamscaping music, softly playing in my last two alcohol ink art instructional DVDs: Level 2 Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping and Piñata On Ceramic Tiles, creates a relaxed atmosphere.
The state of heart and mind we find ourselves, is often revealed in our art. Feeling rushed, pressured, nervous, uptight, anxious or even angry? Consider listening to music to help lead the way to a state more conducive to creativity and free flowing art.
Listen to Krista’s newest CD: Dreamscapes Sampler
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Travel Lightly When Dreamscaping
Leave any extra baggage behind
I so appreciate the feedback I’m receiving from people who have bought my DVDs and are practicing the Dreamscaping Process. These artists are creating art they’re pleased with and art that is selling well online, at exhibitions and at shows. Many are teaching what they’ve learned and gaining their own following.
While they may have started out with my DVDs, their own personal styles are emerging. Many have incorporated their own discoveries and are making their own contributions, introducing new ideas and techniques creating their own unique art.
Here are just a few, click on these artists’ names to see their work:
Michelle Edwards Hudson
Michelle’s comment made my day:
In seeking a more vibrant & saturated medium, I was fortunate enough to come across a preview of June’s level 1 DVD of which I now have, as well as level 2 . I have been reinvigorated and re inspired with the fluidity and organic imagery that AI allows. Early on in my art endeavours & teaching watercolours, I could never have been accused of being an abstractionist, but with June’s gentle encouragement to release inhibition and to listen to intuition, I find my collections have really developed into a much truer expression of my artwork.
Over 412 members have joined the Alcohol Ink Art Facebook Group since it began last fall. Many AIA members are sharing their own methods, quite different from mine. Others, while creating awesome work, don’t have a blog or website….yet To see their creations and learn more about this fascinating medium, request to join: Alcohol Ink Art Facebook Group
Let’s Keep Dreaming
In These Two Paintings Of Florence?
After I completed Florence, I put her away for a few days. When I looked at her again with fresh eyes, I thought she needed a little “pick-me-up” of some kind.
A soft-edged, subtle, background, diagonal wash…
seemed to help .
I’ve used alcohol inks on Yupo and ceramic tile, but there are members in AIA who are getting amazing results experimenting with different substrates. Here are just a few:
Stacy Stall Wills Using Clay Board
Billie Crain Using Copper Simple Leaf, 5″ x 7″
Kim Peto Using Aluminum, 16″ x 20″
Jeanne Caruth Rhea Using Deep Cradled Panel 30″ x 30″
Come meet these artists and many more by requesting membership in Alcohol Ink Art Facebook Group.
Come join 378 others in AIA and learn more about this fascinating medium:
Alcohol Ink Art
I first began trying to sell my art in the mid-90s. Several framed photos and watercolors with quotes had been in a gift shop on consignment for about 6 months with none selling.
I was beyond discouraged on the day I opened the envelope from Bittersweet with a check reflecting the sale of 3 photos. I phoned my mom to tell her of my success. She celebrated with me. That first sale had been just the boost I had needed to keep me going.
When I visited my parents a few weeks later, I was shocked to see those three framed photos hanging in the hallway of their home.
I turned to her accusingly, “It was you!”
She laughed, “I can buy your work if I want to!”
And soon had me laughing along with her, feeling very loved.
Celebrating my Mom.
She was strength and joy, fun and laughter.
If you’re keeping up with my Facebook Page, you know my latest fascination with Edward & his four lady friends
Edward & his friends: Marilyn, Margaret, Floosie and Florence, “Flo” to her closest friends, live at John C. Campbell Folk School and I am loving getting to know them through camera lens and paintbrush.
I was delighted to get this reference photo of Florence and have spent the day working on her portrait. She is an Ameraucana and the special one of the group. Maybe because her eggs are a pretty, mint green.
I’ve not yet been accepted into her inner circle to call her “Flo,” but I think she is considering it as she finally posed for the camera. Up until the two photos above, she has pretty much ignored me.
Here is the watercolor of Florence, last, but certainly not least of Edward’s Four. Portraits of Edward and the others are in my Daily Paintworks Gallery.
I’ll share most of the process of this painting over the next few posts. As usual, the first thing I do after the sketch is experiment with colors I want to use, this time, with Florence’s approval, of course
Edward and his friends are making my Spring a happy one!
Hoping for a happy Spring for all!