Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Karma of Artistic Giving


One of the things I love most about our community is how much artists share with one another.  From all the tutorials, to the step outs, to the wonderful comments we leave on each others' blogs -- there is a lot of beautiful generosity and love going around.  

So in this spirit, I share some of the steps in a mixed media canvas.  It is unquestionably influenced by the amazing women I studied with at Art is You.  It started with lots of collage (Cindy Wunsch), included the liberal spreading of molding paste around a mask of a house, a bird and a heart made of model magic, and scribble paint (Sue Pelletier), and incorporated some of the face shading I learned from Pam Carriker.   I'd like to think I've taken what they've taught me and made it my own.



I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  This is how we learn.  We study, we look at art, we continue to create, and we take into our spirits everything we've learned from everyone we've learned from.  No amount of knowledge is ever wasted!  


The lovely sentiment is from a trade I got at Art is You from beautiful woman and amazing artist  Kirsten Reed!

 

Submitting to the April challenge at the Artistic Stamper - Texture! 


Thank you for visiting! I read and treasure every comment and will answer any questions as quickly as I can.
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35 comments:

  1. Wow! Your work is awesome! Love all the dimension and detail! I'm visiting from MIM. Hugs!

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  2. Fabulous artwork and colors Jessica. Visited from MIM..Loz

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  3. Hi, Jessica, your mixed media on canvas is amazing! Love the beautiful textures and cute images. And the tutorial video is fantastic! Thank you for sharing. ^_^

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  4. Sounds and looks like amazing things are blossoming from the art is you retreat!!!

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  5. Thanks for sharing this video! :) I love to see the process, it's so inspiring and you're so right about this lovely blogging community, we're so lucky to be artists at this time aren't we? :) xx

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  6. just A*M*A*Z*I*N*G Jessica! WOW!
    love all the artsy fartsy ideas and all here makes me really happy!

    happy week Jessica!

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  7. Beautiful work! Have a fabulous week!

    Liz (yacb)

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  8. Lovely piece, you are so right about the art blogging community, it is caring.

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  9. Love it, as always - we are very lucky for so much inspiration around us. As usual you have inspired me today, thank you.

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  10. Saw this on MIM and this is perfect for a challenge with all the textures. WOW you are talented.

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  11. Wonderful seeing it all come together! Love your video!

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  12. What a great video.. ONCE AGAIN. Now you got filming and editing down, I'm gonna call you "speilberg". I love watching you create. Beautiful.

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  13. Thank you Jessica for continuing to share your work and for being so inspiring. When I began blogging, I had no idea how many wonderful and supportive people I would meet. I love your painting.

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  14. What a wonderful project. I love houses and yours is sooo fun.

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  15. gorgeous canvas, love your little video and clay embellishment are a brill idea. x

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  16. Marvelous. Love your ladies and your wonky clouds, they are so charming....yes, we do learn from each other all the time! xox

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  17. I enjoy getting your your blogs. Always learn something and always love the colors you use! Thanks for sharing.

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  18. I love these videos and I'm really itching to have a go myself at making some.

    Yours is beautiful :)

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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  19. Thank you for sharing your process Jessica.I love all those yummy textures and layers and the sweet whimsical way you art!

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  20. Love this project! So many great details. Thanks for sharing the video.

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  21. Oh Jessica... thank you for the video... I appreciate watching you create. I love this canvas... especially the red heart!!!
    Hugs!

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  22. and forgot to say... I saw your work at MIM.

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  23. Jessica, what fun your art is, all of the texture, techniques and colours. I love the cinnamon bun hair, the doodles on the house and the facial gestures on your girls. You used pastels on the edges, did you put a final coating of something on so they don't rub off? Thanks for the tutorial! You are right, artists are so willing to share ideas! Thanks for helping us all grow! dowling@shockware.com

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  24. WOWW, this is an amazing piece, Jessica!. The colors are bright, happy and the great texture especially when you added dimension with buttons, heart & birds. So sweet :). LOVE the girls too. I agree with you on the karma of sharing art with the world. They simple gives you back happiness. HUGS.

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  25. Just amazing Jessica. Many many details.
    lovely greet
    Marja
    (marjascreativity)

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  26. Cute canvas, love the addition of the heart. I saw your creation on MIM.

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  27. What fun! Watched and enjoyed the movie, and my husband came in to see what I was watching with the cool music! Music his style! Love the books!

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  28. How beautiful Jessica! I love it! It's fun, colorful and gorgeous!

    Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Make It Monday ^◡^

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  29. Great video Jessica! Love all the elements--collage, doodling, etc that went into this piece.

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  30. It's so cute! I'm visiting from MIM

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  31. That was really enjoyable and very interesting too Jessica! Thank you for the video - great music too! It is great to see the art in its various forms - as video art and then the resulting canvases. Love the results - lively, and colourful and happy too:)
    Thanks for sharing on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

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  32. Love that house with stockings-reminds me of the Wizard of Oz! Thanks for sharing this video-it was interesting to watch the process.

    Shine on!
    Kelley

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  33. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are #9, #18, #234, #235, and #243.

    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by JuliaMe and Myself on the Dark… and My Art... Healing The Soul and become a follower.

    Hugs,

    Julia

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  34. Fabulous Texture! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Challenge :)

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