No 23 - Mixed Media Artists Wishlist by Kim

by Kim
(Kingsford, MI)

Gifts for Artists - Natural Canvas: Beautiful, Inspiring, New, and Unprepared!

Gifts for Artists - Natural Canvas: Beautiful, Inspiring, New, and Unprepared!

Mixed Media Artists Wishlists

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Gifts for Artists ...here is Kim's List

1. Golden Extra Heavy Molding Paste, 32oz. (CheapJoes.com) Item #G3110-32

2. Pro Subscription to Flickr.com

3. 20 New Metallic Inks - Complete Set, #SG106NSET-C (WelburnGourdFarm.com)

4. Golden Gesso (White)128oz. Item #G3550-128 (CheapJoes.com)

5. Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid-Gloss, 32oz. (CheapJoes.com) Item #G3720-32

6.)Subscription to "Airbrush Action" Magazine I am also an airbrush artist and this is my favorite trade magazine.

7. Subscription to "American Style" Magazine. Super inspiring Artsy magazine.

8. Premo Sculpey-Translucent, 1 lb. Item #pe1_5310 (polymerclaysuperstore.com)

9. Makin's Professional Clay Extruder 20 pc #SR211 (WelburnGourdFarm.com)

10. Bargain Mix Gourds Box of 9 (uncleaned). #BGB3 http://www.welburngourdfarm.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=388


After much thought, for my "Arty Destination", I chose something much closer to home:

I have always wanted to tour the arts communities in Wisconsin such as; Door County and especially the artist communities in southern WI, they are so inspiring. It's been a dream of mine to relocate to an artist community similar to the town of Paducah, KY, but in Southern Wisconsin. So I've been making notes of those that I would love to visit in the hopes of finding the perfect place to settle. At present, I'm right on the northern border of WI on the Upper Michigan side.

I added the "Make a Wish" graphic to my blog's right sidebar:
http://twistedthicket.blogspot.com
I'll be writing a blog post on this and tweeting as well! :)

...I wish I may, I wish I might, have one of these wishes I wish tonight.

Thank you, this is a lot of fun!

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Thank you for submitting your Mixed Media Artists Wishlists .. good luck
♥ milliande

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Dec 14, 2009
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gourds; prep and painting, etc.
by: Anonymous

Hi Milliande;

For awhile, I was unable to see any comments here on this post. I was alerted that it had comments, but they weren't visible until now. :) I would love to see your friend's work too, is there a website where I can see them?

This is my website, http://twistedthicket.com which has links to my blog and also to the two venues where I sell my work. It is in the midst of being updated. You can see closeups of some of the pieces that are on the website, on either of the two venues I listed on my website's front page.

Painting on a gourd is pretty much the same as on any other surface. You can use gesso too, especially to help bring out the lighter colors, since a gourd's natural color is more of a tan or light brown. What type of painting would you be most likely to do?

Here are two articles I wrote for Empty Easel on gourd basics and preparation:

http://emptyeasel.com/2009/10/15/when-carving-or-decorating-gourds-remember-safety-first/

http://emptyeasel.com/2009/11/19/how-to-clean-small-ornamental-gourds-for-use-as-christmas-tree-ornaments/

I've been meaning to put a list of my articles on my blog, maybe I'll be able to get to that today. :)

Talk to you soon,
Kim

Dec 07, 2009
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Gourd Painting
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I'd love to know more about how the process of painting gourds goes... please feel free to post a link here to where I can find your write up .. interesting topic :-)

I have a friend who is into painting gourds mainly for ceremonial use.. I have seen some of her work featuring sacred symbology .. would love to have a look at your art

♥ milliande

Dec 07, 2009
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Gourds
by: Kim

Hi Milliande,
Gourds, once dried, have to be cleaned of dirt, mold, and dead skin, but once they are cleaned, their surface is very much like wood and can accept just about any medium you can think of. They are an artist's dream canvas! :)

I wrote a couple articles on preparing gourds just recently, if you'd like to read them or just talk with me about gourds, let me know, I'm happy to help.

Dec 04, 2009
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Mixed Media Artist Gifts
by: ♥ milliande

Thank you for submitting your Mixed Media Artist Gifts Wish list

I love the idea of natural canvasses.. the gourds look great ...does one have to do anything special to them to prepare their surface for painting ?

Are they are special type of gourd that is most suitable for artwork ?

Love the idea of airbrushing... something i have tried with simple stencils but always admirred the larger , layered artworks ..

I enjoyed reading your list
♥ milliande

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