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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.
Some gorgeous examples of what some of our members created these past few months!
“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
“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
“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!)
“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!
“Really beautiful. Such a soothing palette.” – Celia Fulton Walden
“Today’s pages and Sumi-e paper and ink experiments.” – Celia Fulton Walden
“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
“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.
Artwork by Lisa Rene Aguilera
“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
“A few of my recent pages. Just playing…” – Helen Buiskool
“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
“Great play day with art group! Did four journal pages! BTW, the Zen Pen is great!” – Vicki Louise Neil Ross
“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
To learn more about the ArtMythos Online Course click the link.
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Much Love and Happy Journaling!
I’m a traveling artist, a gypsetter, a rarebird.
Every picture I post is designed to reflect this combined aesthetic,
into a single visual message.
I’m launching a Brand Clarity Course for Artist!
Yes, I get a lot of questions about how I’ve been successful on Instagram and the best ways for Artist to make money? So I thought it would be the easiest and most helpful to put those answers in a Video Course…
This Course is designed to get your on-line Brand reflective of your true passion and ways to build and connect with your ideal audience.
If you’re at all curious but not sure if you’re ready yet, then this is truly the course for you! I’ll help you to get going as well as help you clarify direction if you’ve already started!
The Course is designed to give you tips that will help you get up and running fast or revamp your present page…you’ll receive one email per day for 5 days that way you can fit the assignments into your schedule and work at your own pace.
Go to my website robynmcclendon.com to sign up and keep an eye on your in box for start date info….Hope to see you in the Course!
As I awaken this morning I found myself basking in a smile of creativity, I could sense the space in my physical being that holds my creative energy and essence, it also became clear to me from and experiential place that everything we want comes from this place…more on this in another post…
Today, I wanted to begin sharing some of the processes behind the painted pages in my Journal Flips..
Have a creatively inspired day, in every step you take…Enjoy!
Love and Peace
I want to share with you a personal challenge that I began this year to create meditative art daily in a journal for 365 days…
I’m calling it “365 days in the life of a Journal”
Please join me by creating your own journal it can be artwork, photos, writings… any way you are inspired to communicate with yourself … the most important thing are the internal dialogs because I believe that they keep us awake and aware of our world around us…
Also you can begin at any point in the year and continue forward…it’s not about the number 365 but the challenge to do something daily that adds to our personal awakening…
Peace and Love
I’m a huge fan of Black & White abstract art…when I see it my mind immediately begins to whirl and I seem to go into a trance, imagining all sorts of things that the lines, curves, strokes, dots etc. release…
I’ve spent some time studying this and found that when our brain develops at infancy Black & White simple shapes play a large role in the brains development…This is why so many baby toys have B&W lines or polka dots on them….
In this journal entry I painted on paper using sumi ink, then I cut the art into 4’s and then reassembled it…
I took the opportunity to stimulate my creative thinking while being willing to look differently at what I had just created…then be willing to cut it up… and try something different!
I feel that we have to be willing to do the same with our lives…we’ve created them…there moving in a particular direction…
Do you like what you’re experiencing everyday? If you are…ask yourself “how can I make it even better?”…then be willing to make some changes, alter things a bit..
And if you’re not crazy about what you experience everyday…you want different results…be willing to start cutting away, re-arranging and adding new experiences that are more in line with where you want to go…your goals and dreams…
I believe that we don’t make mistakes in our lives because every road we turn down creates an experience we can grow from…however I believe we can arrive at a point that we can say, “well I have had enough of that experience, I don’t feel it serves me anymore”…and then make changes… and this includes our education and Degrees earned, our job or career, our marriages or life partners…if it ain’t working fix it!
Don’t be afraid move onward and upward!
Look at the Black & White of your life today…see what you discover!
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Much Love and Peace
Here are some pics from a recent bookbinding workshop held at my home studio. We had a lot of fun and everyone left with a completed book! A miracle if you know anything about coptic binding. The ladies are members of the Albuquerque LIBROS group.
Your Creativity Coach
“Nothing Is Less Real Than Realism”
“Details are confusing. It is only by selection, by elimination, by emphasis that we get at the real meaning of things.”