Milliande Art Community for Women News

NEW ADDITIONS:
~ Here you will find an up to date listing of all the creativity prompts and new items added to the Milliande Creativity Club for Women

~ I will also keep the older added items and news running, just in case you have been away for a while and would like to catch up with everything that is going on at the creativity club

~ New Artist Dates announcements will be posted here as well as in the club

 

NOT A MEMBER YET ?
Milliande Art Community for Women is free to join at
http://www.milliande.ning.com ...

now also playing on facebook at
http://www.facebook.com/MilliandeArtCommunity
.. see you there

What's New ?
 
NEW Wednesday January 14th

*** Art Journal January ~ Its that time of the year again ... playing with Art Journal January --I will start a new art journal and take as many videos as I can .. last year I lasted 12 days .. lets see how far i get this year :-)

feel free to take a peek at the Art Journaler Subgroup for the Thread here

Art Journal January 2010 Intro
Art Journal January 2010 Day 1
Art Journal January 2010 Day 2
Art Journal January 2010 Day 3
Art Journal January 2010 Day 4
Art Journal January 2010 Day 5
Art Journal January 2010 Day 6
Art Journal January 2010 Day 7
Art Journal January 2010 Day 8
Art Journal January 2010 Day 9
Art Journal January 2010 Day 10
Art Journal January 2010 Day 11
Art Journal January 2010 Day 12
Art Journal January 2010 Day 13
Art Journal January 2010 Day 14
 
 
*** Light House ATC SWAP
there is a lighthouse ATC swap being organised in the ATC Swap subgroup, feel free to take a peek here
http://milliande.ning.com/group/atcswaps/forum/topics/group-swap-lighthouse-theme-o

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Photoshop Elements
A Photoshop Elements and a seperate Photoshop Questions and Tutorials Thread has opened in the DIGITAL DAISIES subgroup , feel free to take a peek here
Photoshop Elements
http://milliande.ning.com/group/thedigitaldaisies/forum/topics/photoshop-elements-pe

Photoshop
http://milliande.ning.com/group/thedigitaldaisies/forum/topics/photoshop-ps-questions-and

*** Zentangle Journey
Janeen is sharing some brilliant pictures about her zentangle journey and how she goes about developing new tangle patterns , take a peek here if you like

http://milliande.ning.com/profiles/blogs/zentangle4-months-and-counting

*** Text Collage Swap
Diane is inviting to a Text Collage Swap Challenge in the Altered Artisans
take a peek here
http://milliande.ning.com/group/thealteredartisans/forum/topics/text-collage-challenge

 

  *** Chalkboard ATC SWAP
there is an intriqung chalboard ATC swap being organised by Amanda Watkins in the ATC Swap subgroup, feel free to take a peek here http://milliande.ning.com/group/atcswaps/forum/topics/chalk-board-atc-swap

*** My Word for 2010
There have been many inspirational words posted .. take a peek if you like http://milliande.ning.com/group/chatandsitbythefire/forum/topics/my-word-for-2010
 

*** Milliande Member GET-TOGETHER in AUSTRALIA
Rachel Thomas is interested in organising a Milliande Member Get-Together in Australia , details have been posted in the " Australia Dweller" thread i on the Club Fire Chat .. take a peek if you like http://tinyurl.com/ykwgyze

 

*** Winter Whites Challenge
Jan has posted a " Winter Whites" Photography challenge in " The Lens subgroup" take a peek here
The Lens - Winter Whites

 

 
 
NEW Wednesday December 31st

*** Art Journal January ~ Its that time of the year again ... playing with Art Journal January --I will start a new art journal and take as many videos as I can .. last year I lasted 12 days .. lets see how far i get this year :-)

feel free to take a peek at the Art Journaler Subgroup for the Thread here

Art Journal January 2010

 
*** Winter Whites Challenge Jan has posted a " Winter Whites" Photography challenge in " The Lens subgroup" take a peek here
The Lens - Winter Whites

 
*** Space Sketchbook Ruth has posted a video of her Art Journal Project that had the theme of space..take a peek here if you like
Art Journal project - Space

 
*** Image Library - Hearts Our collaborative image library has a new theme of hearts, plese feel free to add and view images here
Collaborative Image Library - hearts

 
*** Molly Murrays Free Watercolour Class after a successful intro watercolour workshop, Molly Murray is offering a free series in February .. The Live sessions are free..if you want to download i believe there is a charge per video take a peek here
Molly Murrays Free Watercolour Class

 

 
Tuesday December 8th

*** 'Tis The Season' - The Lens Photo Prompt
'Tis The Season....' to photograph whatever this conjures up for you!
Have fun with your cameras... outside or inside, with nature, with art, with shops, with celebrations, with other people, with surprises, with feeling ... capture what's around you when the festive season gears up!
take a peek to play here
http://milliande.ning.com/group/thelense/forum/topics/tis-the-season-new-prompt-for

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*** Crafty versus Deep Art
Amanda ponders some interesting questions ... Is my Art Crafty and lacking depth or is there a nice for exactly what I create ?
crafty vs deep art, ponder your thoughts here
http://milliande.ning.com/profiles/blogs/crafty-vs-deep-art

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*** Alice in Wonderland by Tim Burton

on our facebook
.. first pictures have been released of the sumptious costumes in theis Alice in Wonderland movie by Tim Burton .. take a peek here
http://www.facebook.com/notes/milliande-art-community-for-women/-alice-in-wonderland-with-johnny-depp-helena-bonham-carter/198606411359


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*** The Art of Camera Tossing
on our facebook : .. joyful artist has shared an interesting How to Link
art gallery pictures on The Art of Camera Tossing .. take a peek here
http://www.facebook.com/note.php?created&&suggest&note_id=198634081359&id=187034123553#/notes/milliande-art-community-for-women/-the-art-of-camera-tossing/198634081359

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*** Our Facebook Fanpage

if you have not joined our facebook group yet, feel free to "become a fan" here... for up to date inspirational snippets and images
http://www.facebook.com/MilliandeArtCommunity


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*** Which is more important to you, Creating the Art or the Art itself?
Gloria ponders .. " I think your creations are like your children. Good or Bad you love them.
So, which is important to you, the process of creating or the finished product?.."
what are your thoughts, share here if you like

http://milliande.ning.com/profiles/blogs/which-is-more-important-to-you

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*** Christmas Wichtel Ornaments Arrived

for those who participated in our anual Christmas Wichtel Exchange please upload images of your RECEIVED
Wichtel in this gallery ..and remember shhhhh its a secret :-)
http://milliande.ning.com/group/theluckyladies/forum/topics/2009-wichtel-ornaments-arrived


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*** 33 Wishlists posted ...

deadline for all submissions os December 19th ..with the draw being held on christmas eve ... cant wait to read yours and be inspired
you can read all submissions ans ENTER YOUR OWN TO WIN A WISH COME TRUE
( scroll to bottom of page here)
http://www.milliande.com/Mixed-Media-Artists-Christmas-Wishlist.html


NEW Friday December 4th

*** Prayer and Good Vibe Request Subgroup



For many women this community has become so much more than just a place to share and learn about art ...

Here I would like to open a space to for our members to be able to come in times of need ... to request a sunny vibe, to ask for a prayer for yourself or a friend in need or to simply release to the universe that which no longer serves you ..
http://milliande.ning.com/group/prayerandgoodviberequests


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*** Art Journal Process - Teesha Moore

Skulleigh has shared a walkthrough of her art journal process with Teesha moore inspired journaling .. here are 2 videos to enjoy

Part 1 - A Peek at Pages
http://milliande.ning.com/video/part-1-more-of-my-16-page

Part 2 - A Peek at Art Tools used
http://milliande.ning.com/video/part-2-tools-used-for-my-16


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*** Kaki Shibu Dyed Textiles & The Art of Shifu Traditional Japanese Woven Paper

on our FACEBOOK - Bonnie has shared a link about " ... Kaki shibu textiles ~ dyed” in the fermented juice extracted from unripe persimmons; this extract, called kaki shibu in Japan, yields a highly recognizable brown color when applied to cloth, paper and wood.
http://tinyurl.com/yb2pt3r


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*** Recycled Cassette Tapes into Sculptural Art Skeletons


on our FACEBOOK Amy shared an interesting link .. Recycling old cassette tapes into sculptural art in the form of skeletons ..
http://tinyurl.com/milliandefacebook

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*** Christmas Zendala Video

Mandy has shared a video about creating a christmas zendala in her art journal .. all in ful colour, take a peek here if you like
http://milliande.ning.com/profiles/blogs/christmas-zendala-video

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*** Pencil Coloring Challenge

Gloria has posted a pencil coloring challenge on her community blog page, print out her template and see how you would color it in ..if you want to play , take a peek here
http://milliande.ning.com/profiles/blogs/coloring-challenge-for-you

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*** 6 more Christmas Wishlists posted ...

6 more christmas wishlists have been received .. deadline for all submissions os December 19th ..with the draw being held on christmas eve ... cant wait to read yours and be inspired
you can read other submissions ( scroll to bottom of page here)
http://www.milliande.com/Mixed-Media-Artists-Christmas-Wishlist.html

 

NEW Thursday November 26th


*** Art Journaling as Therapy

For many women here in our art community Art Journaling is a way of visually observing their journey through emotional and physical challenges .
.. an introspective perspective ..if you would like to share


http://milliande.ning.com/group/theartjournalers/forum/topics/art-journaling-as-therapy


*** Freeform Knitting
Freeform knitting disobeys all the rules -- I guess that's why I like it .. combined with freeform crochet I often play to my hearts content ..here a little peek into my process .. Do you freeform knit ? leave a comment what you love about it and how your play
http://www.milliande.com/freeform-knitting-ideas.html


*** Mixed Media Artists- Maggie Ayres
on our facebook page I am intending to share daily little art finds, people that inspire me, places that are intriguing, arty websites that i came across in my own creative journey ... today I am introducing mixed media fibre artist , Maggie Ayres, one of her inspirational introspective videos on weaving together the treads that make up our life..
http://tinyurl.com/ycslzqz


*** What I take in my handbag for sketching ?
Isabel has posted some photos of her "have to items" that she carries around in her handbag for when sketching opportunities arise ..
What do you carry in yours ? Read and share if you like

http://tinyurl.com/yaorsek


*** Carving Foam Stamps wih a Woodburner Tool
Ever thought of carving stamps for mixed media art and craft projects from foam ... using a woodburner tool .. and interesting " how to discussion" in our " Printblock subgroup , take a peek here
http://tinyurl.com/yjwl44b


*** 20 Wishlists Submitted
~ 20 Arty Wishlists have been posted ..I have had soo much fun reading all the creative ideas ... from photography in the jungle , every colour of goldens acrylics ... to over bed art tables and even one's personal lifedrawing model ... this has been soo inspiring already

http://www.milliande.com/Mixed-Media-Artists-Christmas-Wishlist.html

 

NEW MONDAY November 23rd


*** New Art Journaling Video Vlog

~ a little vlog about my arthouse art journal arriving, art journaling backgrounds
on the thin pages, a peek at my studio and my playtime with misty
mawns painting layers course
..
http://tinyurl.com/ykv7m3o

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*** First 6 Wishlists Submitted
~ yeah what fun to read everyone's creative wishes, i even got
inspired to try some new things
-- ever heard of lomography .. giggle
here you can read the submitted wishlists so far ..scroll down to the bottom of the page
http://www.milliande.com/Mixed-Media-Artists-Christmas-Wishlist.html


FAQ for the Christmas Wishlist

Do I have to have a blog to participate?

... No, anyone can participate just spread the invitation
by word of mouth

Will you really make a wish come true and why ?


... Yes I will , why ..because I can :-)

.. It brings me joy to think that I might be able
to make a wish come true for someone

..What surprises me the most however is that especially women often
have such barriers to open themselves up to simply "Receive"
, not for someone else, but for themselves

I am inviting you ...

To deliciously selfishly receive ..
to wish from your heart for something
that will bring a little joy into YOUR life
to shout out "ME" please as loud as you can ...

so if you are ready to receive .... play here
http://www.milliande.com/Mixed-Media-Artists-Christmas-Wishlist.html



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***What does creating Art mean to your life?

Gloria says " ... Creating Art lifts my spirits. I am fighting depression and many health issues and if it was not for my creations I would not get up out of bed most mornings.
I also love to see other artists work. I check this website all through the day. It is my life line.
http://tinyurl.com/yh28493

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NEW MONDAY November 13th

*** Christmas Wishlist
~ If you could have anything you would like... what art related gifts would you wish to receive this holiday season ?

~ If there is any art related place you would wish you could visit ..which would it be .. a gallery, an art store, a place in the world, a museum, a books store , an artists home ??

~ here is little place to tell the universe what you would like to receive as a gift for the Holiday Season ... whatever giftgiving tradition you may celebrate ... please share here
http://www.milliande.com/Mixed-Media-Artists-Christmas-Wishlist.html

 
*** Teesha Moore Art Journal Result
~ Leigh ( skulleigh) was playing along with Teesha Moores Art Journal Video tutorials
she shared a video of how her art journal has turned out so far, take a peek here if you like
http://milliande.ning.com/video/progress-on-journal-from
 
*** Where to find Portfolio Pastels in the UK ?
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Sharon is wondering whether anyone has been able to track down Portfolio Watersoluble oilpastels in
the uk or mailorder in Europe .. we have been unable to track down any so far
if you know or can help or have any suggestions please leave a comment here
http://www.milliande.com/where-to-find-portfolio-water-soluble-oil-pastels-in-the-uk-.html
 
*** Childhood Creative Blocks
~ Lauren is asking some deeply personal questions with regards to creative blocks that may have stemmed from part of her childhood experiences .. if this resonates , please feel free to take a look in the soulwhispers subgroup if you can relate and maybe offer some support here
http://milliande.ning.com/group/soulwhispers/forum/topics/childhood-creative-block
 
*** Artella Vintage Clearout
~ Artella are running a Vintage Clearout Sale as their are due to restock next spring .. this is a chance to get most of their vintage supplies at a 50 percent discount ..
take a peek here if you are into vintage art
http://tinyurl.com/yd9pl43
 
*** Eclectic Chaos Studios
~ some really great " In Creative Use - watch my eclectic chaos" Art Studio spaces have been posted in
our art studio gallery .. take a peek and add your own here
http://milliande.ning.com/group/familyphotoalbum/forum/topics/member-art-studios-and

 
THE LENS
NEW MONDAY September 13th

New Photo Prompt
Lens - Opposites
more details here Lens- OPPOSITES Photo Prompt
THE MANDALA MAIDENS
NEW MONDAY September 13th

New Mandala Prompt at the Mandala Maidens
MANDALA - YING-YANG FORCES
more details here
YING - YANG Mandala Prompt

JEWELS
NEW MONDAY AUGUST 31st

A New Subgroup for All Creative Jewellery/Jewelry Makers JEWELS ~ from Metalsmiting to Beading, Fibre Art Jewellery to Healing Amulets , come play with us if you like
RAAKS
NEW MONDAY AUGUST 31st

A new subgroup for sharing and receiving RAAK's ~ What is a Raak? ~ How do I participiate ? find out here ... RAAK's
NATURE ARTS and CRAFTS
NEW MONDAY AUGUST 31st

Using Materials from nature to create art has long been a tradition in many different cultures ..

Here a place at the FRUGAL ARTISTS to share your favourite nature art/craft materials and projects

Nature Arts and Crafts

ART PROMPT
NEW Monday JUNE 29th


"WALKING WITH CROWS"

We are running a joined prompt Theme with the Art Journalers, the Mixed Media Hues , The Print Block and the Art Experimentation Subgroups ...

The Mixed Media Hues Prompt
The Art Journalers Prompt
Art Experimentations Prompt
The Print Block Prompt
ART JOURNAL PROMPT
NEW Monday JUNE 29th

DRUM POETRY--a music prompt in "the Art Journalers take a peek here Drum Poetry -- Art Journal Prompt
CONTEMPLATIVE PROMPT
NEW Monday JUNE 29th

BEING ALONE -- sacred space with your SELF a contemplative art and writing prompt a the "Soulwhispers" subgroup

take a look here if you like "Being Alone -- contemplative prompt"

ALTERED ART PROMPT
NEW Monday JUNE 29th

The Altered Artisans are hosting a "A Shrine to the Artist" prompt .. take a peek here if you like A Shrine to the Artist - Prompt

HELPFILES
NEW Saturday JUNE 27th

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How to Navigate Ning --- 3 Video Tutorials Added

Video Tutorials How to Navigate Ning

ART PROMPT
Monday JUNE 22nd

"Carve a Carrot" new prompt with printable template at The Print Block

Carved Carrot Prompt

What makes you happy Today ?
Monday JUNE 22nd

" What Made you Happy Today ?" A Song .. A Dessert ...A Hug...A Smell ...A Purchase ...A Thought ....A Touch ....A Visual... A Phonecall ...A ...... This is a place to share TODAYS moment tiny moments, jump for joy moments ,glimpses of happiness almost forgotten take a peek at the subgroup "What made you happy today"
Doodle Daily Life
Wednesday JUNE 10th

A new Group-DOODLE DAILY LIFE The first 24 Artist Photo Prompts are uploaded, lets get inspired and start keeping a sketchbook together
Bookmaking

Moriah has kindly shared her 3 part video tutorial on how to make an Art Journal from Manila Folders, take a peek here if you like

How to Make an Art Journal from Manila Folder

Mixed Media
NEW Thursday JUNE 18th

Mystele has shared her painting adventure via video in the MIXED MEDIA subgroup THE HUES with us ... ~ When a painting does not resonate enough ..simply use it as a starting point for deeper exploration take a peek at 4 videos of Painting with Mystele
Art Prompts
NEW Wednesday JUNE 17th

play in the " Lens Subgroup "

Photography Prompt "Motion"

play in the " Art Journalers Subgroup " Art Journal Prompt - "Flight"

play in the " Mandala Maidens Subgroup " Mandala Prompt "Walking"
Doodle Daily Life
NEW Wednesday JUNE 10th

A new Group-DOODLE DAILY LIFE The first 24 Artist Photo Prompts are uploaded, lets get inspired and start keeping a sketchbook together
Art Prompts

Art Experimentations- DANCING WITH LIGHT
Milliande Printables
NEW Thursday April 30th
Vintage Envelopes Collage Sheets
Vintage Letters Collage Sheets

Antique Letters Collage Sheets

Milliande Mini's
NEW Wednesday April 22nd

6 part Video Series - One Painting Start to Finish

NEW at Milliande Mini's Mixed Media Faces Portrait Painting with Layering

Artist Dates
NEW Monday April 20th
WEEK 4 April Artist Date is posted take a peek here .. Artist Date Week 4
Art Prompts
NEW Monday April 20th

NEW at The Print Block "Carved Seashell Stamp" Prompt

NEW at The Lens " Insects, Ants and Creepy Crawlies " Prompt
NEWS
NEW Tuesday April 14th

*** I have opened a new website that will hold all the "Printables, Collage Sheets , Reference Photos and eventually the Image Library" i create for our use .. i hope this will make it easier to access all the files Make a note of it in your favourites if you like

http://www.milliande-printables.com
here are the first goodies that have been uploaded ..its a work in progress ... :-)
 
NEWS
NEW Tuesday April 14th

*** I have opened a new website that will hold all the "Printables, Collage Sheets , Reference Photos and eventually the Image Library" i create for our use .. i hope this will make it easier to access all the files
Make a note of it in your favourites if you like

http://www.milliande-printables.com
here are the first goodies that have been uploaded ..its a work in progress ... :-)
 
Collage Sheets
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~ Vintage Egyptian Women
~ Vintage Egypt

Templates
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~ Vintage 1950's Dress patterns
~ Lighthouse Templates
~ Lighthouse Clipart
Image Library
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~ Letters in Nature Alphabet
~ Flower Reference Photos
~ Blue and yellow Reference Photos
Background Textures
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~ Egyptian Spice Textures
 
Art Prompts
NEW Tuesday April 14th

The Lighthouse New at "THE ART JOURNALERs" - Lighthouse Prompt
Art Experimentations
NEW Tuesday April 14th

"Morris Dancers " New at " ART EXPERIMENTATIONS "-- Morris Dancers Art Prompt
Art Prompts
NEW Monday April 12th

" I am This " New at "THE LENS" Artful Self Portrait Experimentations
Artist DATES
NEW Wednesday April 7th

Just Uploaded

April Week Two Artist Date

NEW Tuesday April 7th
The Lens  

"Garden Gates" the photographers collaborating with "The Hues" searching for inspirational Garden Gates "Garden Gates Prompt

 

Art Prompts

NEW Wednesday April 1st
Preloved and Upcycled
The Hues
 
Artist DATES
NEW Wednesday April 1st

Just Uploaded !!!

April Week One Artist Date

Art Prompts

NEW Wednesday April 1st
NEW at The Hues
Thursday March 26th
NEW at The Rocking Chair
Thursday March 26th
NEW at " Upcycled and Preloved"
Wednesday 25th March
NEW at " Inchies and Twinchies"
Milliande Birthday Twinchies
closing date for sign up 31th March

A Collaborative Art Project --in Natural Shades of White Twinchies Elements I will be adding ARRIVED signs behind the twinchies that have found their way to me :-)

you can check whether yours have arrived yet here

New GROUPS
20th March
NEW SUBGROUP Preloved & Upcycled
NEW SUBGROUP Family & Art Studios Photo Album

NEW SUBGROUP Inchies and Twinchies

~Here you will find an up to date listing of all the creativity prompts and new items added to the Milliande Creativity Club for Women ~ I will also keep older creativity club news running here , just in case you have been away for a while and would like to catch up with everything that is going on at the creativity club.  If you would like to keep up to date with Milliande you can catch her on Milliande's BLOG
  NEW Groups
Sunday February 22nd

CANADA Dwellers

NETHERLANDS Dwellers

SWEDEN Dwellers

FRANCE Dwellers
AUSTRALIA Dwellers

UK Dwellers

USA Dwellers
  NEW Group
Wednesday February 18th

" The Print Block " Printmaking Adventures , a place to share about eraser carving, monotypes, lino-cuts, woodcuts, screenprints, intaglios, collagraphs etc
 

NEW VIDEO TUTORIAL - Milliande Mini "How to Carve a Print Block Stamp" 101 Part 1-4 How to carve a print block stamp 101 Tutorial Part 5-7 Art Journaling with Carved Stamp Print Bocks enjoy ..milliande

  NEW Let's go on a Letter Hunt
Thursday February 5th

The Lens Group is going a a Letter Hunt --- Photographing Letter forms andnumbers in nature and the environment .. want to take a peek come andjoin us ...

here is the prompt Lets go on a letter hunt

NEW Groups
Monday February 2nd
Chat and Sit by the Fire

 

Quote and Prose Library

 

Collaborative Image Resource Library
NEW Group
Saturday January 10th
Collaborative Image Resource Library
Art Journal January
January
Come play with me Art Journal January
Day 1 Art Journal January prompt w.video
Day 2 Art Journal January prompt w.video
Day 3 Art Journal January prompt with 2 videos
Day 4 Art Journal January Prompt w video and free printable collage sheet
Day 5 Art Journal January Prompt w video
Day 6 Art Journal January Prompt with video
Day 7 Art Journal January Prompt video & free printable collage sheet
Day 8 Art Journal January Prompt w video
Day 9 Art Journal January Prompt with 2 videos
Day 10 Art Journal January Prompt
Day 11 Art Journal January Prompt
Day 12 Art Journal January Prompt with video
 
Week 1 January 2009 Artist Date is Out
Tuesday December 30th

~ I have started WEEK ONE early .... giving us all time to get back into the swing of things :-)))

~ WEEK ONE January 2009 Milliande Artist Date is out, you can read all the details here :
WEEK ONE Artist Date Details
   
Tuesday December 30th
~ By Popular request :-) I have opened a NEW GROUP for ATC SWAPS
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This is a place for hosting and participating in ATC swaps . ATC are Artist Trading Cards ... <br>

~ for more info check out my page ... What is an Artist Trading Card ?
Week 2 December Artist Date is Out
Monday December 8th

~ WEEK Two December 2008 Milliande Artist Date is out, you can read all the details here :-)
you can take a peek at the
Artist Date Details here

Winner of the November Artist Date Challenge DRAW
Sunday December 7th
It is done :-))))) out of all completed entries one name has been drawn out of the hat !!!!!!! The "Milliande Artist Date November Challenge Winner is ........" ....

DRUMROLL !!!! DUM DUM DUMMMM

..Vanessa

Congratulations .... could you please post me a message with your mailing address ...Wheeeeeeee ..Milliande

Lets Play with "Ice"
Thursday December 4th
A Prompt to Find the Coolest "Ice Photo Shots " ...come play with us at "TheLens" group

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A Prompt to Create an "Ice Mandala" ..come play with the "Mandala Maidens" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Once upon a time ..there was an "Icicle and an Icecube".... come get chilly with us at the "Art Journalers" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Who is the Lucky Lady ....
Thursday December 4th

The "Lucky Lady" who won the Milliande "Altered Book" Guessing game has been revealed ... find out more here You can take a peek at who she is and close ups of my Altered Book here

WEEK ONE ~~~ December 2008 Artist Date is Out


~ WEEK ONE December 2008 Milliande Artist Date is out, you can read all the details here :-)

Artist Date Details

ARTFIRE Versus ETSY
Sunday November 30 th
ArtFire - Buy Handmade - Sell Handmade

The Buzz is on ..

A New Artisan Market Place has opened its BETA version .... "ARTFIRE" and it has people talking .....

~ BETA means it is still being finetuned ...the official release will be next year ....once all the little niggles have been smoothed out ..once people have test driven the system and it has been optimized ...

~ The reward for those who are happy to work as part of this emerging Seller Community at the BETA stage as "TESTERS" is sweet
~Artfire offers right now ( until December 25th ) the Artisan Stimulus Package... " A $7 per month flat rate sellers account ...no commision charges , no listing charges, nothing else to pay EVER! So wether I sell one artwork or 1000 ... I can build the business at my own speed ... ...after that the ALL INCLUSIVE Monthly Rate is $20 /month ..which is still and excellent deal worth considering

~ they have a Comparison Chart Etsys versus Artfire here

~ Personally I have always struggled a little with Etsy , never being able to get much service over there... yes I have been impressed with the attention of ARTFIRE so far..I fired a few emails at them and got answers within 24 hours
~ they have a great forum where sellers can exchange ideas, ask for help etc ...so a real community feel to it .. I have a real good feeling about

this one ...

Artist Date DRAW
Sunday November 30 th

Details for the November Artist Date Draw can be found here
November Artist Date Draw -- closing DAte for all entries is December 5th ( I am addingl add a few extra days due to people having celebrated Thanksgiving over at the US :-))

...Milliande

WEEK 4 Milliande Artist Date
Monday November 24 th

 

Week 3 Milliande Artist Date is Out ,take a peek here

 

NEW GROUP

Announcing a NEW GROUP for the Club , "Collaborative Art Projects" ~ there are lots of calls for Art Collaborations, some we might initiate ourselves, some we may wish to participate in looking ahead ... if you would like to join us exploring the world of weaving a creative web together, you are very welcome here

~ Starting out "Shall we Play with Gary?

 WEEK 3 Milliande Artist Date
Monday November 19 th

Week 3 Milliande Artist Date is Out ,take a peek here

 You can Download My Painted Papers for the Artist Date here

 
Thursday November 13 th

~ For my daughters 8th Birthday I wanted to make a a special little Love Shrine ..so this Altered Book fitted my vision perfectly ~Take a peek at a little video I made as well as close-up shots of the details of the Altered Book as well as info on materials used...

~ you can take a peek here if you like http://www.milliande.com/Altered-Books-Love-Shrine.html ... Milliande :-)

NEW GROUP
Thursday November 13 th

Announcing a NEW GROUP for the Club , " The Eclectic Collectors"

~ requested by Madejas as a group to share about your own personal eclectic collections , be it trolls or keychains, monkeys or bugs, stamps or dolls ... share what inspires you and your art

Wednesday November 12 th
NEW GROUP
Announcing a NEW GROUP for the Club , " The Belle of the Ball ~ a playground for those women who love Making Belle's - whether sewn, or glued, clay'ed or wood sawn , stitched or beaded ... whether romantic or spiritual, funky or surreal ..come take a peek
 
   
   
new Art Prompt
Wednesday November 17th

" We are going on a Wing Hunt"

~ in keeping with our Wing Theme over at "The Art Journalers" . lets get inspired . Grab your camera and go in search of Wings ... any wing, all wings, close-up macro shoots, full on large Wing Shots ... anything goes ..... think outside the box, think inside the box ... and bring back your artful shots of "WINGS" Upload your "Wing Finds" at

"THE LENS" Wing Hunt Gallery

 

Monday November 10th
"What are your Wings Made of ? " Whispy ..almost unseen , yet felt with the power of the unknowable ...

Slowly ..she lifts her head

and gazes upon the wind ..

there are wings in the waiting ...

there are wings that have her name stamped right across the surface

there are wings that she is ready to claim ....

*** What are your Wings made of ? ***

Come visit "The Art Journalers" to take a peek

   
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