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NEW Art PROMPTS , Art SWAPS and Art Discussions at Milliande Mixed Media Art Community for Women
March 29, 2010
Hi ♥

 

.. and a special welcome to all new members to our Art Community ,we had 100 new members the week I was away ... what a delight and I am honored that you have chosen to spend some time here in our community space ... :-) makes me happy

I hope you are all settling in to our creative space, feel free to peek at our NEWBIES INTRO .. and I look forward to getting to know you and your ART :-)

PLEASE may I remind all newbies to only upload 5 PHOTOS A DAY into our Art Gallery -- that insures that everyone gets a chance to have their artwork seen on the first few pages --- all members of our community are encouraged to visit the art gallery and leave encouraging comments for each other if a piece of art work resonates with you ...

~ AN OPEN HEART ~

HERE in our community we place no value on whether artwork is the
best or perfect or good or acceptable artwork --
NO JUDGEMENT is necessary or encouraged here in our community ... ..but instead I like to nurture a simple return to recognising what resonated with oneself when looking at that artwork, what made you stop to take a closer look ... and sharing that feeling with the artist using words to that affect -- take a moment and FEEL your way into another persons artwork -- WATCH inside of you what emotions are triggered .. and share that resonance if you can :-)


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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



!!! I will also try and TWITTER all new additions to our community as they happen ..or as I see them :-) //so any new discussions, new prompts etc you will FIRST SEE NEWS On Twitter ...follow us here if you like http://www.twitter.com/milliande

~ I have also put a TWITTER WIDGET in yellow into the right hand column of the HOMEPAGE on our community site ..that way yopu can alwas see what the latest updates are when you log into our Ning :-)

~ I have also tidied up the navigation bar a bit ... hover over " NEED HELP" for links to NEWBIE INTROS and help files in general , hover over SUBGROUPS ..to see the first 9 subgroups as well as a link to ALL subgroups which will take you straight to the listings :-)

~ hope this all helps with various navigation ideas for our little arty maze :-)


..milliande

 

~~~ CHAT ~~~
 

*** WEEKLY CHAT

We have been hosting our community chat sucessfully for a couple of months now ...it seems that most days the chat lasts between 4- 6 hours...giving lots of people all over the world to " wake up" .. finish work and be able to pop in to say hi :-) ... so feel free to come and add your typing voice to the mix ..it is nice to get to know you all a bit better :-)

THIS WEEKS CHAT will be FRIDAY , April 2nd at 2 pm EST with your host firefly Julie Simmonds

THis weeks THEME of the Chat will be " SPRING and RENEWED CREATIVITY"

Here a link to a time converter to help you find the time in your country ...

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter



~~~ Current PROMPTS ~~~




*** Doodle Prompt " TULIPS"

The Doodlers and Subgroup are holding a prompt for sketching tulips inspired by jans beautiful video " tip toe in the tulips" ..
peek at the video, get inspired to doodle some tulips with us
DOODLE A TULIP PROMPT


*** Printmakers Prompt " CARVE A TULIP"
For the Printmakers in the northern hemisphere spring is making itself known, inspired by jans beautiful video " tip toe in the tulips" lets carve some tulips ... use eraser carving, linocuts or make your own rubberstamps featuring a tulip -- Inspiration and a peek at how other artists intereted tulips in linocut
" CARVE A TULIP" ~ PRINTMAKERS PROMPT
*** Mandala Maidens Prompt " WELCOMING SPRING "


The Mandala Maidens are holding a " Welcoming Spring " Mandala Prompt, take a peek here if you like
" WELCOMING SPRING " ~ MANDALA PROMPT


*** Art Journalers Prompt " MY HOME IS MY CASTLE"
The Art Journalers are holding an art hjounraling prompt called " My home is my Castle" take a peek here if you like
" MY HOME IS MY CASTLE " ~ ART JOURNAL PROMPT
*** Soulwhispers Prompt " THE FEAR OF BECOMING"
The Soulwhispers subgroup is holding an art journal prompt called " The Fear of Becoming" if this resonates with you take a peek here if you like
" THE FEAR OF BECOMING" ~ SOULWHISPERs ART JOURNAL PROMPT


~~~ ART STUFF ~~~

 

*** " Soulwhispers " CHAT

.." I believe that the instinct to create is our deepest and most basic . It is an urge that makes us come alive . All forms of life have it . The Swirls on my fingertips connect me with the most primitive forms of life . Perhaps it is as basic as the swirl that created the universe, an aesthetic structuring combined with an unavoidable force. This creative urge tkaes us into ourselves and throught it we connect to ourselves and then to others, all beyond anything words may reach. Art is at the heart of being human and the greatest healing force i know ... " ( words by Ceri McKervill shared in soulwhisper chat)

Soulwhisper CHAT ...lets connect ..
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*** " Art Journalers" CHAT

What would you consider indispensible to an art journal newbie? What do you wish you started with but did not ? Do you have sites / books/ materials that you consider must haves ? .. take apeek at the art journalers discussion here if you like

EXPERIENCED ARTJOURNALED ADVICE TIPS ANECDOTES


*** MIXED MEDIA ART QUESTIONS ANSWERED

I hold a space where you can ask Mixed Media questions and I will try and answered them from my art point of view ... take a peek here to ASK MILLIANDE .. I will answer the questions i order in which they arrive ..that way none get missed in the bustle of our community pages :-) and can be easily accessed for reference

here are the newly answered Mixed Media Topics ..you are invited to share YOUR experiences too in the comment box that may help to answer the questions even further and from your point of view :-)


HELP NEEDED -- any IDEAS?
a couple of questions i could not find easy answers too ..any help appreciated

~ Adding Wood to Stretched Canvas ??

~ How to Bind Loose Journal Pages ??


ANSWERED

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Bleach Discharging Art Technique

~ Soundtrack for Milliande Art Videos

~ Lift Off Gel Medium Transfer

~ Gel Medium Transfer - Dull versus Shiney Image

~ How to get Started with Art Journaling and Limited Resources

~ Favourite Types of Markers for Zentangling






~~~ ART RESOURCES ~~~


 

*** Certificate of Authenticity for Artwork


sharing of ideas on what ot include in a " certificate of Authenticity" when selling artowrk .. discussion in the " Sellers Secrets Subgroup, take a peek if you like
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY " ~ Sellers Secrets Subgroup

*** HUMAN PROPORTIONS VIDEO - Human Figure Subgroup

A Video on Drawing and Painting Human Proportions, an interesting approach to proportions studies, one of many, all useful to learn from , take a peek if you like
HUMAN PROPORTIONS VIDEO

*** THE FIGURE IN MOTION 2 VIDEOS - Human Figure Subgroup
The human figure in motion, one of the most difficult subjects to capture in art , imagine using the human figure as an art tool in an of itself ... 2 videos on the figure in motion ..take a peek if you lik e
THE FIGURE IN MOTION

*** DOVER PICTORIAL SAMPLER - for Altered Art Artists

The weekly Dover Sampler of vintage images for altered art artists .. weekly copyright free images from vintage coloring book pages, recipes, clip art short stories etc ... thanks for sharing this collage art resource goes to geraldine

DOVER PICTORAL SAMPLER


~~~ 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:

*** 3d Cottage Cards SWAP
Christina is hosting a 3D Cottage Card Swap in the Art Swaps subgroup ... it is a 2 for 1 swap -- closing date for sign up april 16th
take a peek if you like
3D COTTAGE CARDS Art Swap

*** Tag SWAP

Christina (Nina) is hosting a Tag Swap in the Art Swaps subgroup ... -- closing date - Open- play anytime-
take a peek if you like
TAG SWAP ~ Art Swap Subgroup



*** FOUR LAYER COLLAGE with STAMPING / PRINTING ATC SWAP

Julie is hosting an art swap called " Four Layer Collage with Printing/ Stamping ATC swap in the Art Swap subgroup, closing date APRIL 3oth
take a peek here if you like
FOUR LAYER COLLAGE ATC SWAP

*** Digital Daisies Background SWAP

Create a Digital Art Background to swap and use between members of the art community
take a peek here
http://milliande.ning.com/group/thedigitaldaisies/forum/topics/challenge-background-swap


*** PAPER NAPKIN EXCHANGE
In the ALtered Artisans the paper napkin exchange is still in full swing ..take a peek here if you like
PAPER NAPKIN EXCHANGE


*** PAPER AND TEXT EXCHANGE

Dictionaries, Poetry, Recipes, Sheet Music, Textbooks, Bills, Receipts, Hymnals , Atlas ..to name a few .. for collage and altered art enthusiast a paper and text exchange ..take a peek if you like
PAPER AND TEXT EXCHANGE



~~~ GIVEAWAYS ~~~

*** GUESS A NUMBER GIVEAWAY

a new : GUESS A NUMBER GIVEAWAY" is hosted by Rachel in the " Lucky Ladies subgroup , her last giveaway was hugely successful, take a peek at the new one if you like .. good luck
GUESS A NUMBER GIVEAWAY
 

all for now

have a playful day wherever you are :-)

milliande

 

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