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Milliande Art Ezine New's August Playtime
August 08, 2011
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Summer News
Milliande Art Community for Women

Milliande Womens Circle - Art Community for Creative Women

A very warm welcome to all our new members to continue to find their way to our little creative FIRE ..
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 ..

 

 

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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PROMPTS



 
Milliande Art Community for Women Mixed Media Art Grid Journaling - A View From Above
London Roof Top Sketching Grid Journaling with Milliande What is Grid Journaling ?
How to Start a Grid Journal Page ?
Raw Sketchbooking Journals ...

Art PROMPT

Grid Journal Page featuring a View from Above


>>> 2 VIDEOS OF HOW I PLAYED :-)
( downloadable for your own personal use)
Milliande Art Community for Women Mixed Media Art Mirror Mirror in the Forest

Mirror Mirror in the Forest Photography Prompt Lens

Fabulous new Prompt for the Photographers at the Lens Subgroup ... come and play , no need to be a " professioanl photographer, any camera or camera phone will do to join his group ... just a willingness to play with photographic imagery :-)
Mirror Mirror in the Forest
Milliande Art Community for Women Mixed Media Art Strange are the Fruits of my Thought

Strange are the Fruits of my thoughts ...



ART PROMPT -- play here

Strange are the fruits of my thought -

 


ART DISCUSSIONS

 
Milliande Art Community for Women Mixed Media Art What would you like to see Milliande Create ?

Looking ahead to our coming creative year ... what would like to see happening in our community ? Is there a particular tutorial you wish to see ? A Technique Video that might help you with something you are stuck on ? Some Prompts that help inspire ? ....

What is missing for you?
What is on your Wishlist ?
Dont's be shy, spill it all out and we see what we can achieve together :-)
Write your replies here

What would you like to see ?



Milliande Art Community for Women Mixed Media Art RAW SKETCHES versus RAW PAINTING

Drawing versus Painting-- which medium feels more RAW and why ?

.. do you ever " Paint Raw " ?
Often artists do preliminary sketches with pencil or pen in a sketchbook , or straight onto the canvas of their choice to play with ideas, composition etc ..

Do you ever " Paint Raw" ... use layers of paint to sketch ideas, let the muse flow through a brush rather than a pen ?

I find it quite liberating to use an aquabrush filled with ink for loose raw sketching ...and often work up the base of form in that way .. to then return with pen or ink to define ... When using an outline sketch first ..it tends to often feel like coloring in for me ..I get lost in the detail rather than exploring form ..


How about you ? comment here Raw Sketches versus Raw Painting


Milliande Art Community for Women Mixed Media Art What is Grid Journaling ?

What is Grid Journaling and how to start a Grid Journal Page

Tips and Ideas for Grid Journaling as a Raw Sketchbooking Technique

2 Videos London Rooftop Sketching with the Grid Journaling Method
Grid Journaling Part 1 and Part 2 Videos to view and download showing Milliande using the Grid Journaling Method
when London Rooftop Sketching
Milliande Art Community for Women Mixed Media Art FLOATING MEDIUM VERSUS GLAZING MEDIUM


What is the difference between floating medium and glazing medium when working with acrylic paints .. new discussion here
Floating medium versus Glazing Medium


Milliande Art Community for Women Mixed Media Art ARTISTS WHO LOVE ANIMALS
Artists Who Love Animals
our facebook group for Artists who love Animals
- do you share about your life with Animal Companions ... do your pets accompany you to your studio ? do you love painting pets ?
What kind of pets do you like.. Felines, Canines or creepy crawlies ?
- Share about wild animal .. Do you feel connected to the free living animals ? do they inspire your art in any way .. Share if you like ..
- all animal lovers welcome here
http://groups.to/artistswholoveanimals


Art 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:

NOTE - SWAPS do tend to fill up really quickly ... if you cant find a space in the one you would like to participate in , why not host on of your own .. the more the merrier !!!
Milliande Art Community for Women Mixed Media Art Artist Trading Card ( ATC ) Swap - LAYERS
The theme for this swap is LAYERS (at least three). These can be Any mediums- markers, paints, fabric, glitter, coffee stains, stamping, sketching, paper cutouts, picture layers, serviette layers, etc, take a peek here on how to play
http://milliande.ning.com/group/atcswaps/forum/topics/layered-artist-trading-card-swap
Milliande Art Community for Women Mixed Media Art Prayer Flag SWAP
The Tibetan Prayers contained on the flag are carried by the

wind, and your own mind to all everyone as a blessing.By viewing the flags you are reminded to pray for the welfare of people, and to be mindful of the motivation to be kind, compassionate, and joyful throughout the day. When I see a prayer flags, I am reminded of the call to say a prayer for the welfare of all beings, to work to bring about virtue, goodness, healing and happiness in the world around me. Take a peek on how to participate in the Prayer Flag Swap ...
Prayer Flag Swap

Milliande Art Community for Women Mixed Media Art Inchie Quilt SWAP

Lois is hosting an Inchie QUILT SWAP at the Needle Queens Subgroup , this STITCHED INCHIE comes with a Fall/ Autumn Theme ..what a fun idea ... take a peek on how to play
INCHIE QUILT SWAP



Milliande Art Community for Women Mixed Media Art

Journal Page Swap AUGUST

2 Prompts:


* Angels & Demons
* Word/Phrase - Open a dictionary or book, without looking, point to a word or phrase and use it to create a page
Art Journal Page Swap August



Art RESOURCES

 
Milliande Art Community for Women Mixed Media Art WRECK THIS APP

Many of you may know Keri Smith of " WRECK THIS JOURNAL " fame .. a book of loose abondoment of inhibitions when it comes to making a mark in an art journal . For those of you with access to an iphone or ipad .. she has now recreated the same creative spirit with her " WRECK THIS APP" iphone/ipad app ...
take a peek here for some wild crazy art app fun " Wreck this app"

A peek at some of the apps pages ..

Wreck this App of Keri Smith Wreck this Journal

>>>>>> and how I played on my phone

Wreck this App of Keri Smith Wreck this Journal






 
  Milliande >>> ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS
Every month I pick some inspirational artists that I come across in my travels, both literally and on the web. I introduce some of thier artworks from mixed medi, to sculptors, photographers , painters and multimedia artists .. here this months pick ..
Chris Cole - Kinetic Art
Anja Hantelman - Painter
Ana Maria Pacheco - Painter, Printmaker, Sculptor
David Breuer Weil - Visionary Painter
 
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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


Milliande Art Journal Studio

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 ...

http://groups.to/milliandeartjournalstudio/

Milliande Photography Studio
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 :-) )

http://groups.to/milliandephotographystudio


Milliande Raw Sketchbooks STUDIO ..
a facegroup sharing place for raw sketchbooks, preliminary ideas for drawings, architectural studies, daily impressions, designs etc NOT for Art Journals
but sketches in progress etc

http://groups.to/millianderawsketchbookstudio

Artists Who Love Animals
a facebook group for Artists who love Animals
- do you share about your life with Animal Companions ... do your pets accompany you to your studio ? do you love painting pets ?
What kind of pets do you like.. Felines, Canines or creepy crawlies ?
- Share about wild animal .. Do you feel connected to the free living animals ? do they inspire your art in any way .. Share if you like ..
- all animal lovers welcome here
http://groups.to/artistswholoveanimals



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 appreciated to support the continued running costs
of our community
Thanks for your time AND support
SUPPORT & Add your Donation Twig to the Fire HERE If You Can :-)



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

Milliande Self Portrait

have a playful day
milliande
:-)

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