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Milliande Artist Date
November 2008
Week 3

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 November 2008 Week 3

~ 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

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Milliande Artist Date November 2008 Week 3

November 2008


Milliande Artist Date November 2008 Week 3

• Playing with Painted Papers

Art Supplies used :

~ Caran d'Ache Neocolor II Artists' Crayons

Golden Fluid Acrylics ( 4-5 colors) you can play with less colors, I just used the same set of 5 colors to create my papers

~ Koh-I-Nor Watercolor Wheel ( an inexpensive watercolor wheel ..but any other watercolor will be perfect too )

~ Soft Mob Brush ( often used for Silkpainting ...but any brush with a large waterhold will do)

~ Golden Gel Medium matte

~ Speedball Pop-In Brayer Kit includes soft brayer

~ art journal or Watercolor Paper ( heavy cartridge paper over 160grm will do as well )

~ Watercolor Pencils ( I use Faber-Castell )

~ Tim Holtz Distress Inkpad ( Vintage Photo)

~ Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens ( I use shades of grey, black and brown most of the time)

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~ 13 min Date :
ideas --inspiration

~ take some paper and paint and make some papers, ( see painted papers video 1 for inspiration on how I made mine)
~ choose 4-5 colors of paints that appeal to you in combination and add random patterns onto 5 sheets of watercolor or heavy cartridge paper
~ aim for different patterns, different densities ( ie more water-less water) and different amounts of white space

~ If you dont have time to make your own or would like to play with mine you can download the Painted Papers I made here

~ 1 hour date :
ideas --inspiration

~ make painted papers as above
~ take painted papers and apply ink pen scribbles to create christmas ornament shapes ( See painted papers video 2 for how I made mine)
~ cut out the ornament shapes and make some christmas card or
~ take the painted paper ornaments and create some art journal pages or
~ make some seasonal gifttags out of painted paper ornaments or

~ Several Hours Artist Date:

ideas --inspiration

~ use the painted paper technique to create several coordinating painted papers
~ incorporate the papers into a mixed media collage either on canvas or on a wood panel

~ make painted paper ornaments , create 2 of the same size and laminate together to make christmas tree ornaments

~ create an art journal page - making a Christmas Wishlist ( see Painted Papers video 3 and 4 for my art journaling pages incorporating painted paper xmas ornaments )

~ Create several different painted papers in sets of 4-5 colors , then create a mosaic collage

Milliande Artist Date for Women, Painted PApers and Christmas Ornament

INSPIRATION for Artist Date


If you would like some inspiration for your Artist Date,
hop on over to the
" Milliande Mini's Painted Papers and Christmas Ornaments"

~ there are 2 videos to see how I Play

Video 1 ~ Painted Papers
Video 2 ~ Making Seasonal Ornaments for Art Journals and Giftgiving from Painted Papers


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" I have played with Painted Papers"
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The Act of Creating
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Making Love with Your Muse

The Act of Honoring your SELF
"Out to Art"

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