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Spring Art Playtime at Milliande's ~ Mixed Media Art Community News
May 03, 2011
Hi ♥


Spring News
Milliande Art Community for Women



A very warm welcome to all our new members to continue to find their way to our little creative maze ..and a big hello to all those who have been playing with us creating the unique supportive community that lies at the heart of everything we do ..


Here the latest Spring News.... what's happening ...where to connect and keep posted and what to play with if you like

I will be travelling for the best part of May and early June .... I am coming up to Yorkshire next week, then 5 days in Paris ...
then on to Burgundy in France ..
if anyone would like to meet up for Cappuccino on the way let me know :-)

enjoy Spring or Fall wherever you are

...milliande :-)

 

IMPORTANT TECH NEWS - I have decided to switch the NEWSLETTER to a different host, to avoid the problems we have had with the Ning provider changing their settings often .... I hope this makes it an easier solution for everyone to access community news
Please SUBSCRIBE to our new newsletter here

BEFORE each Newsletter goes out .. the DAY TO DAY NEWS of our community are posted on our Twitter and on Our Community Facebook Fanpage ... so please feel free to follow us there ...


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Featured on the Front Page of our Community is one of my favorite artists " Anne Bachelier" a video of her work and a link to a rare peek into some of her sketchbooks ...
http://milliande.ning.com/


DONATIONS

Any donation, however small is much appriciated to support the continued running costs
of our community
Thanks for your time AND support
SUPPORT & DONATE HERE




PROMPTS



 
Milliande Art Community for Women Mixed Media Art Hats at the After The Wedding Tea Party

Some of us had to postpone our "After The Wedding" tea celebration until after work.... Jan is hosting a Virtual TeaParty .. lets photograph any and all Hats in our possession .. if you dare ..do self portraits... if you dont artistically photograph the hats :-) Want to see me in a hat ...or even my old veil .. then come play
http://milliande.ning.com/forum/topics/hats-for-the



Milliande Art Community for Women Mixed Media Art " Before I die I want to ..." Art Installation and Prompt
view the art installation by Candy Chang then in the context of ART and Creativity ... what are YOUR answers .. take a peek if you lik e
http://milliande.ning.com/forum/topics/before-i-die-i-want-to-art

Milliande Art Community for Women Mixed Media Art

My Personal Concept of a BOX

"...I think BOX is just a word-- and how we embrace it depends on our relationship to a box .. our experience of a feeling connected with
being boxed in..handing over that "control" to someone else ..but for some a box is enabling rather than disabling ..if the sensory world becomes to large to handle ... a " box" even a perceived one may become a doorway instead .."



Journal Prompt...

Feelings associated with " a box " .. take a peek if you like

http://milliande.ning.com/group/theartjournalers/forum/topics/art-journal-prompt-my


 
Milliande Art Community for Women Mixed Media Art

RAAK - Random Acts of Art Kindness -- NEW LIST for 2011

We have started an uptodate 2011 list for those who wish the send and receive RAAKS ..random art acts of kindness.. now random means exactly that .. this is not a lits to REQUEST specific ite,s..rather than I place to go into your heart..see what resonates and send a random piece of your art to a fellow member ...simple..without obligation ..without expectation.... just because YOU CAN :-)
take peek here and please read What is a RAAK and How do I participate..and the FAQ about RAAKS before entering your name in the up to date 2011 List here
RAAK LIST 2011




What Made you happy Today

http://milliande.ning.com/forum/topics/what-made-you-happy-today-1



ART DISCUSSIONS

 
Milliande Art Community for Women Mixed Media Art Make a Picasa Photo Collage from different Folder

Jan has had an aha moment ... maybe you can add too ...
http://milliande.ning.com/group/thelense/forum/topics/picasa-ah-ha-moment


Milliande Art Community for Women Mixed Media Art Floral Moods Color Charts

How does Color affect our artistic choices ... Color Mood Charts ... starting with our Floral Moods Collection, take a peek if you like
http://www.milliande-printables.com/color-wheel-chart-floral-moods.html



Milliande Art Community for Women Mixed Media Art How to Deodorize old magazines

Really Old Paper left in the basement .. cool for collage but how to deodorize the smell?
http://milliande.ning.com/forum/topics/old-magazines


Milliande Art Community for Women Mixed Media Art

Digital Art and What Programs to use

Sketchbook ? ArtRage Pro ... What are your favorite programs fro creating Digital Art ? A Lively Discussion take a peek here
http://milliande.ning.com/forum/topics/digital-art-and-what-programs

Milliande Art Community for Women Mixed Media Art How to Make a Book Look Old

Altered Effects for an Aged Look to a Book Cover and Spine ... discussion, take a peek if you like
http://milliande.ning.com/forum/topics/make-a-book-look-old


Milliande Art Community for Women Mixed Media Art

Ink Jet Printing and Transferring Images to Fabric

Tips for Creating Fabric Art Journals with Transfers of colored images
http://milliande.ning.com/forum/topics/ink-jet-printing-and


Milliande Art Community for Women Mixed Media Art

What is your Favorite Varnish ?

Sealing several layers of paper and acrylic paint ? What is your favorite Varnish or top coating ?
http://milliande.ning.com/forum/topics/what-is-your-favorite-varnish




ART RESOURCES


 
Milliande Art Community for Women Mixed Media Art Videos

Lots of NEW ART VIDEOS have been posted ...
Art Journaling Jazzy Spring
Make your own Cardboard Corrogate
Art Journal Lettering Techniques
Golden Fluid Acrylics
Favorite Art Journal Supplies
Painting on Water
Watercolor and Inktense Pencils
Mini Paper bag Album
Matchbox Tutorial
Travel Journals
Meditation on the Inner Sanctuary
Intuitive Painting ...

to see the latest additions take a peek here
http://milliande.ning.com/video/video

Milliande Art Community for Women Mixed Media Art

Native Tongue - Members with Non- English Languages

I have opened a forum space for members whose native language is not english .. to help facilitate space for artists who like to communicate in thier own language and help each other out with navigating our site :-) , create local projects, meetups etc ...
here the language forums I have created so far

Welcoming German Speakers

Welcoming Spanish Speakers


Welcoming French Speakers

Welcoming Dutch Speakers


Welcoming Portugese Speakers NEW

The Native Tongue Forums can be accessed from the Navigation Bar in our Community here

Website Art Community for Women Ning Milliande


On order for this to work out , I will ask for volunteers who would be happy to oversee their language forum as I do not speak many foreigh languages and need some help facilitating this communal space .. please message me if you are interested in supporting this venture ..

There is also an International Members Suggestion Box .. for adding new languages, suggesting projects and ideas that help support this international space in our community
International Suggestion Box



Milliande Art Community for Women Mixed Media Art

Our Studios on Facebook

As requested ... a Facebook Group for the Art Journalers... people are sharing daily art journal pages,
advice on best supplies for art journaling, frugal art material tips and general supportive daily chat between fellow artists... please feel free to join in ...
all welcome ...
Milliande Art Journal Studio here
http://groups.to/milliandeartjournalstudio/

The Photographers are currently getting to know each other a little better... we are posting pictures of our front doors, our gardens, our favorite corners in our house... some dared to show unmade beds and we are playing with Jans " HAT Tea Party" by digging out our collections ... friendly, supportive photography daily photography chat ... ( it does not matter what camera you have ..any and all are welcome ..if it takes a picture... its photography :-) )
Milliande Photography Studo
http://groups.to/milliandephotographystudio



SWAPS

 

You are invited to host your own ART SWAPS -- any theme, any medium at the ART SWAP GROUP .... SWAP guidelines are posted for ATC's but can be adapted to suit all mediums and styles... feel free to open a new discussion with your own SWAPS anytime :-)

LATEST SWAPS:
Milliande Art Community for Women Mixed Media Art

ATC SWAP - " Our Mothers or Us as Mothers

In honor of our mothers and ourselves as mothers, I thought I would try my hand at holding a swap
Sign up Deadline May 25th
http://milliande.ning.com/forum/topics/group-swapin-honor-of-our



Milliande Art Community for Women Mixed Media Art

LAST Journal Page Swap hosted by Christina

LAST Art Journal Page Swap hosted by Christina .. to finish a YEAR of Journal Pages
"I want to lose myself in your song" ...
"It's been a slice"
NEW HOSTS willing to take over ?

http://milliande.ning.com/group/atcswaps/forum/topics/journal-page-swap-may-2011


Milliande Art Community for Women Mixed Media Art

Altered Matchbox Bird Shrine Swap

Palma is hostina a ONE on ONE Swap on Altered Matchbox Bird Shrines ... take a peek if you like
http://milliande.ning.com/group/atcswaps/forum/topics/decorated-matchboxes-bird




ORGANISATIONAL STUFF


 
Milliande Art Community for Women Mixed Media Art CONNECT
NEWBIES

Newbies feel free to peek at our NEWBIES INTRO .. and I look forward to getting to know you and your ART :-)

MEMBER MAP


Where are your creating ART in this World ? ... Add your name to our Member MAp ..lots of friendships have started this way
http://milliande.ning.com/opensocial/ningapps/show?appUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fapps.io%2Fuser-map%2F%3Fning-app-status%3Dnetwork&owner=1kd2cie3kynmr


DONATIONS

Any donation, however small is much appriciated to support the continued running costs
of our community
Thanks for your time AND support
SUPPORT & DONATE HERE

CHAT
 
Milliande Art Community for Women Mixed Media Art
WEEKLY CHAT



Our Weekly Art Community CHAT will be on FRIDAY's ..around 5 pm EST
feel free to come say hi, tell us about your day and your creative adventures

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all for now

have a playful day

Milliande Photo

milliande

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