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mixed media art journal cover

Posted in art journal, mixed media by Verthandi on November 21, 2008

My first foray into mixed media was exploring how to create an art journal. Maintaining an art journal will be critical to my growth as an artist and a person, and will give me a chance to document my time and show me the evolution of my style and techniques. So today it begins with the cover of my new journal (aka a converted sketchbook).

art journal cover

Join me on Suzi Blu’s social network

Posted in networking by Verthandi on November 20, 2008

Art goddess Suzi Blu has created her own social network on that’s all about making art! If you’re on it or looking to sign up, add me as a friend! Her social network also seems to be working well as a hub for her online workshops, which I just signed up for (the “les petite dolls” one). Can’t wait! Also hoping to get a bit of time today to work on my Inspire Me Thursday piece, which I hope to post (late) tonight 🙂

Off Topic: I’m Featured in the St. Edward’s University Magazine

Posted in blogging, off topic by Verthandi on November 18, 2008

So this is a bit off topic for my fledgling art blog, but I of course had to blog about this: I came out in an article in the Winter issue of the St. Edward’s University Magazine (my alma mater and employer) about the blog I did when I was a student, PR Media Maven, and how it opened doors for me. I’m on page 27!

Meg in the SEU Magazine

Meg in the SEU Magazine

Mixed Media Art for my Mom

Posted in gifts, mixed media by Verthandi on November 18, 2008

This piece will be given to my mom for Christmas – a lovely mixed media painting of her, my angel!


Inspired by Kelly Rae Roberts’ book “Taking Flight: Inspiration & Techniques to give your Creative Spirit Wings“. The work above is definitely Kelly’s style but I think I adapted it to my own pretty well.

Quickie Collage: Create Transformation

Posted in mixed media, quick stuff by Verthandi on November 18, 2008

This was kind of like a quick sketch to play with acrylic. Didn’t turn out too exciting but it’s cute 🙂

Create Transformation

Mixed Media Self-Portrait

Posted in mixed media by Verthandi on November 15, 2008

As I begin this new artistic path, it made sense for me to document where I’m starting from. Therefore, my first piece is a painting of myself. Not a bad first effort, I think 🙂

Mixed Media Self-Portrait

Mixed Media Self-Portrait

The text on the piece is taken from a fortune cookie I received:

You have firmness, and the drive to reach your goals. a clear sense of direction

Woo! First real piece of art is done! and now, we dance. {insert dance music}

How I got here.

Posted in inspirations, life & art by Verthandi on November 14, 2008

The signs were everywhere. They kicked my ass and told me to just be ME, dammit.

Like well-timed notes in a song, here is a series of events and coincidences that have gotten me to this point:

  • a quote
  • expensive, but oh-so-worth-it art books
  • The Goddess Pages
  • other mixed media artists’ blogs
  • exploring feminist writing
  • conversations I’ve had on Twitter
  • reaching out of my comfort zone and trying new art mediums
  • encouragements from multiple sources
  • a renewed sense of self
  • creative ideas brewing in my head dying for an outlet

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