Friday, March 22, 2013

Show and Tell Saturday

Artists in Blogland has a lot going on!  First, the Techniques on Tuesday series was a big hit.  Thanks to Carolyn and Jessica for the first TT. 

The Color this Quote challenge is also going on now.  Don't forget to submit your entry!

Here are a couple of highlights from last Show and Tell.

I love Paper Yum's painting:

I also really love Hwee's sketches!

It's time for our bi-weekly (every other week) Show and Tell Saturday.  The only real rule is that the links must be art-related!  Link up to a blog post about what you've been working on this week.  If you can, please try to visit at least 3 other artists from the link-up.  Also, it is nice to have a link on your blog post back to Artists in Blogland, so that other people can find the group. 

*** Here is another idea:  Find your favorite work of art in Show and Tell Saturday and PIN IT on Pinterest to share with other people. ****

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Techniques on Tuesdays

Jessica here, to introduce a new feature at Artists in Blogland called:

 "Techniques on Tuesdays."
From time to time, we'll show you a video or photo step-out of an art technique with a linky list for art inspired by the technique.  I couldn't think of a better person to ask to do the first one than Carolyn Dube - my co-moderator of Fall Fearless and Fly, and teacher of the free online workshop Use Your Words, the monthly Gelli Plate Party, and the upcoming online class, A Colorful Workshop, Gelli Printing!

Carolyn:  One of the ways I get started making an art journal page is by looking for a jumping off point, a place to start.  A great source of starting points for me are my Gelli prints.  This print grabbed my eye today.  I built on what I was drawn to as I created this page.  Jack and the Beanstalk had a huge influence on it!

As I finished this art journal page it struck me that when someone picks up a paintbrush or makes a Gelli print, that is where the adventure begins. Just like Jack's magic beans took him on an adventure my Gelli Plate took me on one.   Where will your creativity lead you today?

Thank you Carolyn, for sharing this wonderful technique.  Please visit Carolyn's blog for lots of other techniques and tutorials and to sign up for her classes. 

Do you have a technique you'd like to share on a Techniques on Tuesdays post?  Let us know in the comments below!  

I hope Carolyn's inspired you to create.  Make sure to link your work below.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Show and Tell Saturday

Hi artsy friends!  Thanks for joining us in another Show and Tell Saturday.  Have you seen our latest Color this Quote challenge?  Last Show and Tell, we had 40 participants.  Can we beat that number this week?

Here is one of the lovely submissions from last time.  I really love Piarom's whimsical paintings and especially the colors of her paintings.

Art by Piarom

Add a link to a recent blog post and make sure to grab one of our buttons or put a link in your post back to Artists in Blogland so more people can join us.  Try to visit at least 3 other blogs and leave comments. 

If you are reading from a blog reader, you will have to pop on over to the actual blog post to add your link.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

More Postcard Swap Updates

Our postcard swap is winding down.  I have had fun seeing what everyone has made.  Here are a few more blogposts for you to enjoy.  I have an exciting new swap that I will post about in a few weeks.  I know you will love it!

Don't forget to check out March's Color this Quote challenge.