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Milliande Artist Date
Challenges


Take Your SELF " Out to Art"


What is an Artist Date ?

~ I have been hearing a lot about people chasing their muse, feeling in a creative block , uneasy to start projects that seem out of reach and generally just looking for inspiration

~ I first noticed "Artist Dates" mentioned in Julia Camerons Book of the same name ... but a lot of people find it hard to motivate themselves to actually "DO IT " rather than just read about it, think it great and then let it wash down the stream of thoughts that enter the mind and exit just as fast


~ Taking time out for Art is often seen as a secondary priority and often ends up even further down the list of "Have to's

~ Another time there is soo much inspiration, so many possible arty avenues , so many started and never finished projects that it seems like navigating this maze turns into a struggle rather than fun

~ Making a commitment to nurture yourself can be a very liberating starting point on your personal journey to honor your creative self

~ Now Letha and I have been talking - and she mentioned that sometimes it takes a little push for people to get creative, an incentive , a challenge that helps break out of the daily rhythm of "Have to's" and embrace "ME TIME "
~ Taking the "Artist Date" idea a little further,
I would like to offer "Milliande Artist Dates " for Milliande Creativity Club Members

Guidlines for Participation in "Milliande Artist Dates"
check out the guidelines for participation here...
Milliande Artist Date Guidelines


 

Milliande Artist Dates
May 2009
Milliande Artist Date Challenges

Week 4


• Red Shoes
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~ The Theme for the Artist Date of Week 4 is Red Shoes ...



Red Shoes Milliande Art Prompt
~ click on it to open a larger version


~ take the picture above as a starting point for your date
~ take some time to explore your emotional reaction to it
~ let the whole photograph inform you of colors, relationships, context and moments

~ create a piece of art
as a reflection of this photograph

~ you can choose any medium you like, collage, painting, sewing , digitizing etc ....

~ upload your finished artwork into the Week 4 Art Gallery


Milliande Artist Date Challenges

Week 3

• Cherries
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The Theme for the Artist Date of Week 3 is Cherries ...

check out all the details and video inspiration here

" Artist Date Challenge Cherries "

 

Milliande Artist Date Challenges

Week 1 and 2

•Orange and Turquoise
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For these 2 weeks we are playing with the colour combo turquoise and orange Create 3 art pieces ( they can be small , or parts eventually to be collaged, or mosaic pieces etc ) ~ one piece in the colour orange ~ one piece in the colour turquoise

~ and one piece combining both colours

Inspiration for turquoise

http://tinyurl.com/qlnnc7

Inspiration for Orange

http://tinyurl.com/qu2wly

upoad your completed challenges here

Orange Turquoise gallery

April 2009
Milliande Artist Date Challenges
WEEK FOUR

•Shells by the Seashore
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~ The Art Journalers are playing with Lighthouses and The Printblock with Seashells ... so lets join them, its sounds sooo much fun


a little seaside inspiration from ABIKAT -
Let your mind wonder the beach at dusk as the sun sets on the horizon. Feel the sand beneath your bare toes. Smell the sea breeze that blows in your hair. Let your mind relax as you imagine yourself sitting in a lounge chair as you watch and listen to all the sounds of the waves crashing onto the shore. Search the sands for your inspiration and fill your heart with the wonder of creation.


Prompt
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~ create an artwork featuring shells at the seashore

~ choose a favourite shell design and make a sketch or a zendoodle

~ or carve a shell stamp

~ or make an art journal page featuring shell pictures and your feelings about shells, what draws you them , what emotions , memories do they evoke

~ or make a little twinchie featuring a shell

~ or use real shells to make an assemblage or collage

~ or knit,stitch or quilt a shell

~ you can choose any medium you like, collage, painting, sewing , digitizing etc ....

RESOURCES
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~printable shell templates and pictures for your inspiration

share your finished projects in the week 4 Artist Date gallery here

 

Milliande Artist Date Challenges
WEEK THREE

~ The members of "THE LENS" photographers had a collaborative "Nature ALphabet hunt" earlier

~ this weeks art prompt is to create an art journal page using a word made up from the nature alphabet letters

Prompt
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~ print out the letters for your word from
The Nature Alphabet

~ embellish and paint a background page to complement the theme of your chosen word


share your pages in the Artist Date Week 3 Gallery
Milliande Artist Date Challenges
WEEK TWO
~ There has been much talk in chat about the lovely flowers sprouting up all around the world, as we are finding Spring everywhere. (except my little tiny spot in the world it is still snowing, but I am holding out hope!)

~ This week take yourself on a little date and create your art with flowers as your inspiration.

~If you like, include your favorite flower, and how it makes you feel, or why it is your favorite.

~ you can journal, sculpt, paint, digitize, photograph, carve, stitch, or whatever so inspires you to create.

~ When you finish your creation feel free to post a picture in a reply to this artist date gallery.

~ Here are some inspirational flower pictures to get you in the mood, feel free to use them in collages or as photo references for your art pieces

Milliande Artist Date Challenges
WEEK ONE

 

•Shades of White
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~ the twinchies ( Shade of White) challenge has sparked a lot of inspiration ...lets continue be inspired to create in Shades of White

~ Be inspired by a Photo Collage of Shades of White

~ Let the images "talk " to you, tell you their stories ..sit a little while and listen

~ from that space of "listening" let an image arise,

make a collage using the images below or make an artwork taking one of the images to tell a story , or take some fibres and beads to felt a story in white , or paint with some acrylics sticking to a limited palette of natural whites, or grab your camera to feature your own photo images in a White Photocollage, or take an object and created an altered art piece featuring SHADES OF WHITE .. the sky is your limit ... OR NOT :-)


~ art journal, paint, stitch, photograph, collage etc ... use any medium you choose that calls you to express yourself


Our Art Community member Jan has offered her beautiful Shades of White Photo Collages for inspiration, take a peek here

Photocollage Shades of White

Photocollage 1 Shades of White

Photocollage 2 Shades of White

Photocollage 3 Shades of White

Photocollage 4 Shades of White

Photocollage 5 Shades of White

Thank you so much Jan, for your permission to use your beautiful art work to create our art works for this challenge :-)


March 2009
Milliande Artist Date Challenges
WEEK ONE


•Story of a Postage Stamp

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~ create an artwork that features a postage stamp ( a real one)

~ tell the "stamps" visual story .... ( this maybe about the picture of the stamps, how it came to be in your possession, its possible travel adventures, who designed the stamp and why , a stroy about the imagined life of a stamp ..... anything goes ..etc .... let your imagination fly ... ( this has not got to be a real story .... but it can be ... )

~ you can choose any medium you like, collage, painting, sewing , digitizing etc ....

~ you can view other entries and post your own here

milliande artist date march week one

 

Milliande Artist Date Challenges
WEEK Two

• Who is she to you?
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-take a look at the image of the lady below

-who is she to you?

-use her image as inspiration to create art

-draw, collage, paint, sew ,digitize or journa letc an art piece inspired by the lady in the photo below

milliande artist date march
milliande artist date march

- click on the photo to open large free printable collage sheets of the image

you can view other entries and post your own here

milliande artist date march week 2

 

Milliande Artist Date Challenges
WEEK Three

Stitch your Art OuT


Stitch your Art Out

~ include an element of stitching in your painting, collage or art journal page
~ it can either be hand sewn or machine stitched or embroidered
~ use stitching in a non-traditional way ... like sewing together papers, piercing through a canvas or adding embroidery elements to paper ..

- for inspiration
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take a peek at my machine stiched art journal page VIDEO

http://www.milliande.com/Art-Journal-January-Day-12.html


add your pictures here

Milliande artist Date Week 3 March


Milliande Artist Date Challenges
WEEK Four

YELLOW AND BLUE



~ Be inspired by a Photo Collage of Yellow and Blue
~ Let the images "talk " to you, tell you their stories ..sit a little while and listen
~ from that space of "listening" let an image arise, a collage, an artwork featuring the colours yellow and blue
~ art journal, paint, stitch, photograph, collage etc ... use any medium you choose that calls you to express yourself


Yellow Blue Photo Collage can be accessed here
( all images are milliande printables, ie they are my photos, feel free to use them in your artwork for this prompt :-) if you like -- but you dont have to )

upload your pictures for week 4 at he club




January 2009
Milliande Artist Date Challenges
WEEK ONE

• Playing with White, Grey and Black

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~White -
for wonderful new beginnings
Grey -
for the ability to surrender to flow
Black -
for the beauty of balance


Week One January 2009 Milliande Artist Date Challenge
December 2008
Milliande Artist Date Challenges
WEEK ONE
• I ask the Wind to Carry my Dreams
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~ Nostalgic Memories for a little girl

~ Can you remember the Swings of your Childhood ?

If you could Swing on any Swing in the World ... what would it look like ?

~ How high do you dare to Fly ?


Week 1 December 2008 Milliande Artist Date Challenge

Milliande Artist Date Challenges
WEEK TWO

• Make an Eclectic Junk Art Journal
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~ recycle, upcycle, repurpose junkmail, leftover print outs, old cardboard pieces, music sheets, envelopes, scrapbookpaper, magazine cutouts, postcards, flyers etc to create an eclectic junk art journal

~ How to make an eclectic Junk Art Journal Video by Milliande

take a peek at the Week 2 December 2008 Milliande Artist Date Challenge


November 2008

Milliande Artist Date Challenges
WEEK ONE

• Purple Trees
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~ Playing with leaves and watercolor Crayons
~ Exploring creative ways to paint a purple tree

Week 1 November 2008 Milliande Artist Date Challenge
Milliande Artist Date Challenges
WEEK TWO

• Printmaking - Playing with Rubber Bands and The Brayer
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~ Printmaking is going to be the theme for Week 2 of the Milliande Artist Date

~ Get your self ready to stretch some elastic bands ( rubber bands)
~ Make your own homemade printing Blocks

Week 2 November 2008 Milliande Artist Date Challenge
Milliande Artist Date Challenges
WEEK THREE


• Playing with Painted Papers and Christmas Ornaments
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~ make painted papers using golden fluid acrylics and watercolors
~ use pen and ink scribbling to make christmas ornaments from painted papers
~ use painted paper xmas ornaments for Art Journaling Prompt
~ make a Christmas Wishlist in your art journal

Week 3 November 2008 Milliande Artist Date Challenge

Milliande Artist Date Challenges
WEEK Four

• A Strawberries Dream
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~ Once upon a time there lived a little Strawberry, who's biggest dream was to once in her life be invited to a Christmas Ball.

~ You see, Strawberries get to be jolly at all the Spring Dances ...but a Christmas Ball she had never seen.

Week 4 November 200 8 Milliande Artist Date Challenge

 

Artist Dates and Artist Inspiration for Creative Idea


Milliande Artist Date November 2008


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The Act of Honoring your SELF
"Out to Art"
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