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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Today's Thought

Hello!!

I have realized one thing about my art. I am extremely impatient. I want to learn things but I don't give myself time to learn them. I am an instant gratification person. I need to change this. I have patience for certain things, but not for my artwork. I've had this dilemma for as long as I can remember. I think the first step to solving any problem is figuring out you have one. The next step is figuring out the solution. Maybe if I made a list of steps to take to achieve my goal instead of thinking of it as one big one. To eat an entire pie you have to start at a piece at a time. Maybe that's what I need to do.

❤ Christie

Friday, August 23, 2019

Thank You

Hi!!
 I just want to say a big THANK YOU to any and all of you that read my blog. I can see the numbers but I don't know exactly who you all are because blogger won't tell me that (sad face). I just want to say thank you to all of you because without you, I don't know if I'd keep writing. Hmm, I probably would. I dunno. Anyway, keep coming back because I'm working on new things.

❤ Christie

Saturday, August 17, 2019

New Graphics Coming!!

Hello!!

I'm working on trying to make new graphics for my blog. I like the background and fonts but, I know the fonts aren't visible on cell phones. Also, the background isn't mine. I didn't make it and that really, REALLY bothers me. I make my own everything. I'll be changing all the graphics as soon as I can!

❤ Christie

Friday, August 9, 2019

Mixed Media Art

Hello!!

I'm going to talk a little bit about mixed-media art. One thing, it's fun if you're an artist. There are no rules at all and it's the best way to express yourself and make something that you'll truly appreciate. Second, the supplies can be fairly cheap. You can use crayola products and most of your supplies can come from Walmart. I've been doing it like this for quite some time because of our tight budget. Third, what you make will last for a long time. If you use archival sealers like Modge Podge, your artwork will never yellow or fade with time. Archival means it's a sealer that is like a preservative for art and photographs. I suggest Modge Podge because it's easy to find and very inexpensive. It's a white glue that adheres really well and comes in gloss or matte. The downside to Modge Podge is since it's a white glue like school glue, there is water in it. On paper, it will warp and bend the paper unless you're using a thick paper. Thin items might do the same thing. There are dry glues like glue dots or tape. I don't use these things because I don't mind the bumps in my paper. I think it adds to the characteristic of my art.

The links on the right side are all from mixed-media artists that I admire. They all have their unique style and all of them started out like me. With a simple little blog.

❤ Christie