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AUGUST ART NEWS at Milliande
August 13, 2010
Hi ♥

 
milliande art community for women news

 

.. and a special welcome to all new members to our Art Community 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 :-)



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..milliande

http://www.operationfigleaf.blogspot.com/

~~~ News at Milliande's ~~~
 

NING NEWS

As many of you know, Ning has decided to make all their network " payable by subscription only" , and has discontinued running free hosting services for community .

I have signed us all up for the NING PRO plan, which allows us to continue hosting the art gallery space with increased storage capacity, hosting members art videos and running the community as it grows now with over 3000 members here.

With Big thanks to all members who have already added a donation to our community pot ..
I COULD NOT DO THIS without your generous support .. and please remember, every little helps, a few dollars can go along way when added to the stream of all our contributions ..




PIGGIE BANK


We welcome back our Community Piggie Bank .. which I will leave open so that people can add as and when they are able to support our monthly running costs :-)




 






" Operation Figleaf "- ALL MEMBERS please take note

With the new Ning changes they Ning Company has decided to tighten their policy on uploading pictures that contain elements of nudity ... They are strictly enforcing it, and as of August 20th all Ning communities including ours have to remove all artworks/ pictures/ photos/ profile pics / videos / visuals that contain elements of nudity , which in their words they specify as " nudity showing parts that would normally covered by a bathing suit " ... Now I am fully aware that this is a wide open field for possible discussion as to the perceived RIGHTS/ WRONGS /FAIR USE opinions .. but as of now I have made the decision that in order to maintain our community here, we have to comply

.. HOWEVER
Operation Figleaf is born out of my desire to try and jump out of the box that people are trying to create around artists that choose to include elements of nudity in their artworks .. elements of natural beauty celebrating the human form .


To that extend I have created a new space hosting our members artworks that contain elements of nudity ..please read all details here ..
http://milliande.ning.com/forum/topics/operation-figleaf


~~~ CHAT ~~~
 

milliande art community for women heart*** 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 :-)

THE WEEKS CHAT will be every FRIDAY at 2 pm EST

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

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



~~~ Current ART PROMPTS ~~~



 

milliande art community for women heart
*** Polkadots Spotlights

~ Polkadots Spotlights at the Lens Photographers subgroup, take a peek if you like


http://milliande.ning.com/group/thelense/forum/topics/prompt-polkadots-spotlight


milliande art community for women heart
*** Domino Dames

~ Domino Dames at the Altered Artisans subgroup, take a peek if you like


http://milliande.ning.com/group/thealteredartisans/forum/topics/prompt-domino-dames
milliande art community for women heart*** Yin Yang Mandala


~ YIN YANG Mandala at the Mandala Maidens subgroup, take a peek if you like


http://milliande.ning.com/group/themandalamaidens/forum/topics/prompt-yin-yang-mandala



milliande art community for women heart*** Zendoodle the 4 Seasons


~ Zendoodle the 4 Seasons new art prompt and the Doodlers and Sketchers subgroup, take a peek if you like

http://milliande.ning.com/group/theclosetsketchers/forum/topics/prompt-zendoodle-the-4-seasons



~~~ ART DISCUSSIONS ~~~

 


milliande art community for women heart
*** Art Retreats and Painting Holidays / Vacations


Sharing Favorite Art Retreats and Painting Holidays/ Vacations Recommendations of those our members have personally attened and can share experiences with .. take a peek here
http://milliande.ning.com/forum/topics/art-retreats-and-painting?commentId=2158107%3AComment%3A207822&xg_source=msg_com_forum




milliande art community for women heart
*** Transfering Sketches onto Canvas


Sharing favorite Methods for transfering sketches and preliminary drawings onto Canvas, watercolor paper, for enlarging, or copying as a base for painting over , take a peek here if you like
http://milliande.ning.com/forum/topics/methods-for-transferring



milliande art community for women heart***
Favorite Art Journal Recommendatons ? Are Moleskine's worth it ?


Sharing favorite Art Journal blanks recommendations , Are Moleskines worth it ? Find out Art Journalers tried and tested opinions here and share yours if you like ..

http://milliande.ning.com/group/theartjournalers/forum/topics/favourite-journals-are?xg_source=activity



milliande art community for women heart***
Contemplative Poetry at the Soulwhispers Subgroup


Sharing contemplative Poetry at the Soulwhispers Subgroup , take a peek here if you like

http://milliande.ning.com/group/soulwhispers/forum/topics/contemplative-poetry



milliande art community for women heart
*** Prints and Promational Products for Art Sellers


Recommendations for small promotional items like mugs, t-shirts, prints, postcards as promotional items for selling artwork , new discussion at the Sellers Secrets Subgroup , take a peek here

http://milliande.ning.com/group/thesellerssecrets/forum/topics/art-prints-and-promotional?xg_source=activity




milliande art community for women heart***
Display Ideas for Art Sellers


Inexpensive Ways for Displaying Art for Sale at Art Shows, Craft Fairs etc , recommendations from our members here at the Sellers Secrets Subgroup
http://milliande.ning.com/group/thesellerssecrets/forum/topics/display-ideas-for-shows?xg_source=activity



milliande art community for women heart
*** 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 :-)

ANSWERED

~ ATC Making , Finishing ATC off for a professional look


~ Beginner Supply List for Art Journaling

~ Limited Art Supplies


~ Quick Take Home Project Ideas for running Art Stall at Wellness Fair

~ Charcoal Gel Medium Transfer


~ Copyright Issues using Magazines in Collage



~Texture Papers for Neverdull Rub Down Technique

~Finishing and Sealing Mixed Media Layered Artwork



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


Listings of Altered Art Workshops / Trade Events ?

Expressive arts Projects for dealing with Releasing Blocks ?

 

 

 


~~~ ART RESOURCES ~~~


 

milliande art community for women heart
*** RAAK - Random Art Acts of Kindness

RAAK Subgroup at Milliande Art Community for Women, a thriving little group for sending and receiving art acts of Kindness ..

What is a Raak?
How do I participate?

check otu all details in the subthreads here ..

http://milliande.ning.com/group/raaks




milliande art community for women heart
*** Art VIDEOS


Lots of NEW ART VIDEOS posted

All and more found art our Art Community Video Library


~~~ 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 heart
*** ME and MY MUSE
Theme: Me and My Muse

What inspires your art? If you had a physical muse what would it look like? If you had a playdate with your muse what might you do? My journal is all about the artist's muse. ONGOING, no deadlline

Me and My Muse Art Journal Page Swap


milliande art community for women heart
*** Art Journal Page Swap August


~ 2 Art Journal themes ... A Message to Me and Carnival Magic
at the Art Swap Subgroup, subgroup, take a peek if you like


http://milliande.ning.com/group/atcswaps/forum/topics/august-journal-page-swap-due




milliande art community for women heart
*** Art Journal Swap - MICHIGAN - USA Artists Only


Tanya is hoping to host an Art Journal Round Robin Swap for Mixed Media Artists from Michigan, USA, if you are interested, take a peek here
http://milliande.ning.com/group/atcswaps/forum/topics/journal-swap-for-artists-from

 


milliande art community for women heart
*** NATURE and GODDESS Art Dolls

Nina is hosting a Nature and Goddess Art Doll Swap, in the ART SWAP supbgoup in our art community,
deadline August 20th , take a peek if you like

Nature and Goddess Art Doll Swap

 

all for now

have a playful day wherever you are :-)

milliande

 

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