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Exploring the Latest Trends in Mixed Media Art Vol II

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Yesterday I shared my first published piece of art in Somerset Studios with you. It makes me giddy just thinking about it. LOL

But I also need to share some other news. I will also have a piece of my fabric art in the new Exploring the Latest Trends in Mixed Media Vol II book published by Sherre Hulbert & Cynthia Powell.
The book will be available very soon and when it is I will post a link for you.
You can also check out the great tutorials and information about the first volume and other books that Sherre & Cynthia have published on the
Latest Trends In Mixed Media Art website.

Even tho the book hasn't come out this was the first piece of my art that had been selected for publication. The day I got that email I was doing the happy dance.

Thanks for stopping by!
Arlene


My First Published Art

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Today I found a lovely surprise in my mail box.
It was a copy of Somerset Studio's Gallery Winter 2010 Issue.
And in it is a piece of my art work. My first piece of published art.

Here is a sneak peek of my art work.


I am honored that a piece of my art is in the magazine.

Two of my fellow design team members for Paper Imagery Designs also made it in this issue.
Congrats Eileen & Angie

Thanks for looking!
Arlene


Art Journaling

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I have been busy with the grandchildren and I am not getting enough art time for myself but this past weekend I had a chance to work in one of my art journals.



This journal is a hand bound journal I made using a old book cover and recycled scrapbook paper. The scrapbook paper is the heavy white paper you find in those older scrapbooks.

I like to prepare my background pages in advance. So what I will do is gesso the pages and then paint them. I usually have about eight pages ready to go. Then when I feel creative I don't have to wait for the paint to dry on the backgrounds.

Thanks for looking
Arlene

The Early Bird Gets the Worm

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The early bird today was me. I woke up at 4 am and just could not get back to sleep so I decided to do a couple of atc's for challenges on the PID group.
I am a little late for the family ties monthly jackpot but the image of these two little girls were perfect for the subject. A winner was picked back on the first and I will be sending this late arrival as a surprise.

Another challenge is Paris and I used images from a couple of different "Paris" sheets from Paper Imagery Designs.
I love the cool effect I got on the edges when I burned it.


Oh and a little birdie told me that there are new Christmas image sheets on the Paper Imagery Designs website.
Go check it out. You don't want to get caught without Christmas images for all your holiday projects!

Thanks for stopping by!
Arlene

Altered Vintage Glove

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Tonight I was just looking through the folders of art I have created this past year. I came across the pictures for this altered vintage glove I created for Paper Imagery Designs back in May. I really love the way this altered glove turned out. I don't think I posted it here on my blog so I decided to share it tonight.
While I was working on it I kept thing about what vintage gloves made me think about. Even though my own mother never wore this type of glove I can image my grandmother or her mother wearing these gloves in the cold winters in New York City where my family came from.


I can also picture some very fancy tea parties where all the ladies are wearing similar gloves. Some times I think I should have been born about 100 years earlier then I was. I love old vintage gloves and tea cups.

Thanks for stopping by!
Arlene

Updates

I have been so busy for the past couple of weeks. What with the holiday and helping with my two granddaughters I barely have any time for myself. I did manage to finish my PID design team challenge so look for that coming out in the Paper Imagery Designs newsletter for November.

I wanted to let all my arty blog readers know that I am getting ready to host 2 more sponsored give away's from UPrinting.com on my blog. The first one will be for 250 full color business cards. Even if you do not sell your art or have an etsy shop these business cards will be great to add to all of your swaps. It's also very easy to attach charms or jewelry to business cards using a small piece of ribbon or wire. I happen to do alot of charm swaps so I love the idea of attaching my charms to a beautiful color business card with all of my contact info on it featuring a piece of my art as the full color background.

Please feel free to check out Uprinting.coms great reviews on YELP so you can see what …