Milliande Artist Date January 2009 Week 1

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Milliande Artist Date
January 2009 Week 1


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

Milliande Artist Date January 2009 Week 1


~ 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"
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Milliande Artist Date January 2009 Week 1

WEEK ONE
January 2009

Milliande Artist Date January 2009 Week 1

• 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


Beginnings

~ The act or process of bringing or being brought into being; a start.
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The time when something begins or is begun
~ A source; an origin
~ The first part
~ An early or rudimentary phase

Art Journal Words : beginning, birth, dawn, rise ,new


Flow

~ To proceed steadily and easily
~ To move or run smoothly with unbroken continuity
~ An apparent ease or effortlessness of performance
~ to move in a stream
~ to relinquish control

Art Journal Words : flow, surrender, ease, wave , trust


Balance

~ To compare
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To equalize
~ To reconcile
~ To be or come into equilibrium

~ to arrange so as to create a state of harmony

Art Journal Words : equilibrium , harmony, stability, balance, symmetry

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Milliande Artist Date january 2009 week 1
Art Supplies that can used : ( optional)

~ any art journaling supplies that represent the colours white, grey and black

~ collage pieces, junk art images,

~ ephemera and imagery , photois, collage that represent NEW beginnings

~ white gel pens

~ grey artist pitt pens

~ acrylics, watercolors, crayons, felt tips

~ white /grey/black thread, felt, beads


~ general art journal supplies like glue, pencils, paint, markers, scissors


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Milliande Artist Date january 2009 week 1

WEEK ONE January 2009



~ 13 min Date :
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ideas --inspiration

~ Make a quick Art Journal Background

~ find imagery that represent ...."BEGINNINGS" ... "FLOW" ... and " BALANCE"

~ make an art journal page using only different hues and shades of the colours white, grey and black

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


~ 1 hour date :
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ideas --inspiration

~ explore different art journal background techniques

~ take a peek at my art journal background video for an easy marble effect
art journal background technique and get inspired to create your own

~ use the Art Journal Words for Beginnings, Flow and Balance ... in your art journal page

~ I have created a free template of printable art journal words for this prompt, feel free to download it
free printable art journal words

~ Several Hours Artist Date:
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ideas --inspiration

~ Go deeper into your own enquiries

What are your wishes for "New Beginnings" in 2009 ?

~ Look closely , find the small details and try not to get lost in the big picture...
~ Specify 3 items that you wish to start on in the New year and find images to represent those 3 items to add to your art journal


How are you hoping to be able to "Surrender To Flow" ?

~ what specific thing do you think you would like to try that will help you to live in the moment of each day ...to not look ahead ..to not look behind ...but to stay openhearted in each moment that presents itself to you?

What parts of your life do you wish to "Balance" ?

~ which area of your life is the most out of kilter?
~ try and identify one area that you wish to try and balance in the NEW YEAR and add 3 possible solutions on how you may achieve that ..



~ Stay with a fairly monochromatic color scheme of white, grey and black and express yourself from within deep down of your heartspace



Milliande Artist Date january 2009 week 1


 

INSPIRATION for Artist Date

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~ watch the Easy Art Journal Background Video for inspiration for a quick art journal background

~ easy art journal backgrounds video


~ you can download my little printable art journal prompt template for " Beginnings / Flow / Balance here
printable art journal template

~ use stick figures and doodles to scribble into each field a quick sketch that represents yourself ..in relation to beginnings, flow, balance ofr 2009

art journal printable template collage words

~ an art journal words printable /collage words for your art journal page
 




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" I have played with White , Grey and Black"
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... Milliande

Milliande Artist Date january 2009 week 1
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Art
The Act of Creating
Creativity
Acting on the Inspiration to Create
Artist Dates

Making Love with Your Muse
Commitment

The Act of Honoring your SELF
"Out to Art"
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