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Gelli Printing With Arteza Paints! Product Review

Hi All!

I wanted to share with you a product review that I just posted on my YouTube channel.

I’m Gelli printing with the Arteza Acrylic Paints in my Rolodex aka Gelodex structure and love them!

They are ideal for Gelli printing because of the formulation being highly pigmented with a nice amount of tack.  Not a lot of water in these paints at all and yet they a priced very affordably.

Please check out the video and Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/-q8otX5WTSg

Here is a coupon code Mcclendon10 for 10% off your total purchase, should you decide to try out the paints.

Links for the products used in the video, to make it a little easier 🙂

Metallic Acrylic Artist Paint Set – 36 Colors, 22 ml/0.74 oz

Acrylic Premium Artist Paints Set – 14 Colors (14 x 120 ml / 4.06 US fl oz)

Acrylic Premium Artist Paint Set – 60 Colors, 22 ml/0.74 oz

General Product links… http://arteza.com/?a_aid=Youtube_RobynMcClendon

I received these paints as a part of a collaboration in which I agreed to try and give my review of their products. Well, I love Arteza acrylics and believe them to be ideal for Gelli printing! Please enjoy the video as we continue with our Rolodex aka Gelodex books 🙂
This is a collaboration with Arteza and as an affiliate I receive a small commission on the sales at no extra cost to my subcribers.

Also Please Join my… “Gelli Printing Lovers!” and “Book as Art aka Gelodex” boards on Pinterest!   https://www.pinterest.com/boluxejewel…

For More of my Offerings! 🙂

Here is the link to sign up for my Free Infinite Pool Course https://robyn-mcclendon.teachable.com…  in my Studio School

Patreon FREE Prints to Download!: https://www.patreon.com/robynmcclendon

You may be asking “What’s Patreon” Robyn? Here’s a video that gives insight, thx 🙂 https://goo.gl/xYxMm1

For weekly behind the scenes studio tips and tricks join my on Patreon for $10 you will get 2+ weekly videos, and downloadable art and ephemera to include some of my own Gelli Prints and – Support the writing and production of my next book and… Be listed as a “Patron of the Project” in the published book

Love and Peace and Happy Creating!
Robyn

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May GiveAway Time!

Hi All… It’s GiveAway Time!

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Yes, as a huge Thank You and as a way to introduce you to my Patreon account, (for those of you who aren’t over there yet), you will have the opportunity to win fantastic gifts, 11 in all!

Click Here See the Video of Giveaway Gifts!

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Grand Prize…Hand Printed Leather Journal with my Intuitive Scripting and a Ikat with antique kimono silk embellishments… $80 value

Click Here to Sign Up and Win!

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10 purge packs full of antique ephemera, handmade papers and other goodies…$45 value!

If you choose not to come on board at this time Please, Please still grab the Free Downloadable Gelli Prints you’ll find there as my gift and thanks for considering!

No Worries, to my current Patreon supporters you are already entered into the drawing!

For $10 every month you will get 8+ 30 min to 1 1/2 hour long videos, 5-6 downloadable images of my Artwork to include Gelli Prints and Antique Ephemera!

Click the link here to check out my page..Patreon Site

You may be asking “What’s Patreon” Robyn? Here’s a video that gives some insight, thx 🙂 What’s Patreon?

Art & Soul Retreat in the South of France

    Come Join Me!

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Durfort, France

Life isn’t about finding yourself.

Life is about creating yourself.

        — Kiki Smith


Hi All!

Have you ever longed for an adventure that awakens your unique, creative voice? An adventure that instills a connection to place, history, and the divine feminine in a way that changes you forever, opening you to new insight and confidence? Have you longed to share that journey with others? If so, you’re not alone.

 

Why journey?

Spiritual journeys and sacred site tours are becoming increasingly popular worldwide. There is a growing desire globally to reconnect with ourselves, with Gaia, with spirit, as well as our own intuitive wisdom. Stepping out of our plugged-in world into new places with new people opens our minds and hearts and restores our sense of wonder. It grounds us, re-acquaints us with the stories and images that are our unique vision, our gift in this life.

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exploring the region…

But the journey is just the beginning …

 

We are all creatives from birth…

All children draw, dance, sing, and create story. Too often we lose touch with our unique voice in the rush to grow up. What if, through adventure in community in a land that resonates with the mysteries and with Gaia, you could reconnect to that voice and to the sacred fabric of Women? It’s all about healing and the creative energy that springs from that.

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Once you have experienced this opening, this rush of creative energy, how do you communicate it to yourself and others?  How do you maintain it once you go home? Few spiritual journeys guide you in developing  your unique creative language.  Understanding your visual language, learning its “vocabulary,” helps you understand what you have to say, what moves your spirit, and enables you to express it with newfound clarity, carrying it home into your daily practice.

Finding your voice…

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If this resonates with you, there is no better time than the present to begin your journey. Consider joining us on the first ever retreat hosted by Robyn McClendon and Celia Fulton Walden at La Cascade, Durfort, France. On the very first day, Robyn will take you through her visual language meditation to clarify your unique Art Mythos, and Celia will introduce you to her process Animagine. Each day we will create in the studio as well as explore the magical Langedoc region of Southern France, a land steeped in history, mystery, and spirit.

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We will laugh, get curious, be spontaneous, explore, relax, create, and grow both individually and in community. We will nourish ourselves with living, creating, and great food … oh, and let’s not forget great wine and chocolate!

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Olivesregional food prepared by resident chef…

Will you join us?

You can find our more here . Space is limited to 8 people, and there are only a few spots left.

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wine pairings…

Creativity is not a solitary movement. That is its power. Whatever is touched by it, whoever hears it, sees it, senses it, knows it, it’s fed. That is why beholding someone else’s creative word, images, idea, fills us up, and inspires us to our own creative work. A single creative act has the potential to feed a continent. One creative act can cause a torrent to break through stone.  — Clarissa Pinkola Estes

As Always Much Love and Happy Creating!
Robyn

Creating An “Infinite Pool of Creative Ideas”

It’s FREE…

Sign up to discover how I never run out of ideas and can help you do the same!

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Click here to Register

I discovered many years ago how to create my own unlimited source of ideas and inspiration for my Art, and over the years have taught 1000’s of creatives to do the same.

Please join me in this Free course of 3 video modules,
as you discover a few secrets and enjoy Art Journaling and Gelli Printing video sessions to inspire your ideas!


Launch date April 15th…

I’m looking forward to seeing you in class!

Robyn

Answers or Questions + Amsterdam/Paris Trip…

Hi All!  Happy New Year to everyone.  As we come to the close of the first month of the year I have a tendency to evaluate the start of this, new cycle.

A number of years ago I read a  Zora Neal Hurston novel, where she proclaimed “There are years that ask questions and other years that answer” I found it profound and immediately adopted that introspective approach to evaluating my year at its beginning, and amazingly I discovered that I could determine the energetic direction of my year by asking that one question.

So I ask you…Is this a year that is asking you questions or one that is answering?

 

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 Amsterdam!

At the end of 2018 I traveled to Amsterdam and Paris (with my daughters)! Visiting lots of Art Galleries, Flea Markets and of course incredible eating places.

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In Amsterdam, I had the great pleasure to connect with Tessa Maagdenberg and visit her studio.

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Tessa generously showed us around Amsterdam and The Hague.  Such a gracious hostess and an incredible artist!

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Journaling on the train from Amsterdam to Paris.

We also, were fortunate to spend the afternoon at the Louis Vuitton Foundation Museum, in Paris, viewing the art of Jean-Michel Basquiat.

One word sums up this incredible exhibition…Brilliant!

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What a perfect door color for this knocker in Paris.

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Notre Dame, Paris.

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What a great time!  Travel always inspires me and informs my art……

And as always…Happy Creating!
Robyn

 

What I’ve Been Working On…

Life is definitely all about the journey…the destination is only a by-product!

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Hi there!  Just sharing a few images of what I have been working on during my morning art journaling time.  What have you been working on in your studio?

If you are enjoying the way I photograph my artwork take a look at “How to Create Flatlay Photos for Instagram” as my gift to you!

I would like to invite you to hang out with us in the “Clarity Thru Color” Facebook Group.  It is a private group of supportive creatives where I offer podcasts on techniques and Q & A’s.

 

Happy creating!

Robyn

 

ArtMythos: Look At What We’ve Been Up To…

I’m so excited to share what the members of my ArtMythos Online Course have been up to. We spend a lot of time over in our secret Facebook group sharing and talking about all things art. Here are some snippets of those conversations.

Enjoy!

Some gorgeous examples of what some of our members created these past few months!

Artwork by Celia Fulton Walden

“Still loving those ink blots. I am starting to think that these inked papers and the organic ink blots are helping me make a bridge between how I work sculpturally. Fingers crossed! At least I’m having fun.” – Celia Fulton Walden

 

Artwork by Lynda Fish

“I used to paint doors, walls and windows with encaustic (wax) paints… experimented in my journal with gelli prints instead. Writing on walls! Plus some other experiments using torn paper ensos and ink blots.” – Lynda Fish

 

Artwork by Tammy Swafford

“I found some envelopes to Gelli print on and created an envelope book. Here’s some pics!” – Tammy Swafford

(This technique was shown to my students in one of our”studio video series” inside of our ArtMythos: classroom!)

 

Artwork by Lisa Rene Aguilera

“Here are some reverse/resist inkblots I made while experimenting with resist fluid. I used a photocopy of a black & white napkin design, put some marks down with the clear fluid, folded the paper in half to make my inkblot, waited for it to dry, then went over the entire paper with distress stains. Lots of love to you all!”

I’ve been sharing my love of inkblots with the ArtMythos: members and they are doing some incredible experimentations and beautiful techniques of their own!

 

Artwork by Vicki Louise Neil Ross

“Really beautiful. Such a soothing palette.” – Celia Fulton Walden

 

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“Today’s pages and Sumi-e paper and ink experiments.” – Celia Fulton Walden

 

Artwork by Tammy Swafford

“Finished the Clean-Up Journal. I would like you (Robyn Mcclendon) to know that I really appreciate you telling your story in today’s video. Your prompts always make me think and approach my art in new ways. I did a few prints today, and I really like what’s going on in the paper from the hardware store. I have also included pictures from my finished journal.” – Tammy Swafford

 

Artwork by Maryse Perdriat

“My first prints with Gelli plate on deli paper, craft paper and copy paper. What great fun!!!” – Maryse Perdriat

Even my members who are new to Gelli printing are doing beautiful and organic prints using my techniques that make experimenting with this monoprinting process equally rewarding.

 

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“Hi there! I have been working on a few different projects, and finally got one finished! I wanted to share here in a flip-thru.” – Lisa Rene Aguilera

“Awesome. You have really inspired me! Thanks for sharing.” – MaryJo Dahl

 

Artwork by Helen Buiskool

“A few of my recent pages. Just playing…” – Helen Buiskool

 

Artwork by Lynda Fish

“Some playful explorations in my journal… mixing in old watercolors, acrylics, feathers etc with Gelli printing because I love the old wall effect.” – Lynda Fish

“These are gorgeous, Lynda! Such rich color.” – Lisa Rene Aguilera

 

Artwork by Vicki Louise Neil Ross

“Great play day with art group! Did four journal pages! BTW, the Zen Pen is great!” – Vicki Louise Neil Ross

 

Artwork by Dawn Nowacki

“Hi, all! This is a short video flip through of my Robyn-inspired journal.  Thank you for all the inspiration, gang. I’ve been appreciating everybody’s posts. And thank you, Robyn, for the class! Hugs, Dawn.” – Dawn Nowacki

“Love!!! The one on left. Reminds me if East Indian batik prints!” – Vicki Louise Neil Ross

 

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To learn more about the ArtMythos Online Course click the link.

I invite you to come hang out with us!

Much Love and Happy Journaling!

Robyn

ArtMythos: Join Me For Summer Fun!

ArtMythos” is Live and filled with Inspiration!

 

We are already having so much fun. What are your art plans?

Here’s what our members are saying about the Studio Classes!

 

“I‘m thinking about the weekly challenges a lot and it is so nourishing and inspiring to see all of your artwork here … I feel so blessed to be in this art family … ‘out beyond ideas of right or wrong, there is a place I meet you there…‘ (Rumi ) … I feel , this is the place where we meet …” M. Fritz

“This week’s message is so perfectly timed. I am surrounded by books that hold wisdom, and yet I know, I know the answer … for me at least. Giving permission to pursue that knowing is where I get stuck. Thank you Robyn I have a task ahead!”

C. Walden

“My journal pages have become more visual and more interesting to me. I love being playful with it. Thanks for mentioning the playful importance Robyn. I’m having FUN!” L. Fish 

 

 

To find out more click here.

Happy Creating!

Robyn

ArtMythos: Studio Diaries Membership Class!

Hi All…I wanted to share with you my upcoming Art Journaling Membership Class!

Please check out this Vlog for all the details…I hope you’ll join it’s only $25…

Here’s the link for more information http://www.robynmcclendon.com/artmythos-artdiaries-membership-class/

Love and Peace
Robyn

OnionSkin Paper Packs From My Personal Stash!

Hi All…

So So Many of you have asked “Where do you find onionskin papers?”…

And so I’ve answered…I’ve put some packs together from my personal stash, as well as I have found a few sources but you guys were right…It’s hard to find!

Or when you do the prices are ridiculous…a dollar a sheet???

No worries I still have a few tricks and I was able to have enough to put 20 packs together at $35.00 each, with 50 sheets of vintage onionskin (assorted sizes and textures) and 40+ office ephemera some vintage that I use to Gelli print and can be seen in my various YouTube videos.

The below video will give you an idea of what’s in the pack…but if you know you want one click the link here to purchase because these will go very quickly, I’ve already had pre-sale orders….

http://www.robynmcclendon.com/art-supplies/

Happy Art Making!

Robyn