Friday, 5 January 2018

Choices, Choices, Choices - OH MY!

Hello Friends and welcome to 2018!

As a mixed media artist and all-around crafty person, I often become overwhelmed with all the wonderful choices open to me in my studio. On Cloth, Paper, Scissors today I came across an ingenious idea to help de-clutter an artist's mind. Carol Dube created a set of dice for mixed media artists. Inspired by her creativity, I decided to come up with a system of my own.

I first made a list of tutorials for art I would like to learn or improve in. Next were the art media I enjoy working with or want to learn. Then I listed the items I most often make or want to make - cards, paintings, gifts, etc. I wrote down subjects (faces, animals, landscapes) I like to illustrate. Finally, I made a (in-exhaustive) list of my current art supplies. I cut these all into strips, folded them and inserted them in the drawers (and container) of a box I picked up at the dollar store. I wrote on them in chalk so I can easily change what doesn't work for me.

If you are strictly a paper-crafter or painter, your lists will be simpler than mine, but I will include mine as a sample. If you know of a way to attach a pdf file in blogger, I would be happy to know how to do it.

Thanks for stopping by and happy 2018.

Teresa



SUBJECT
ART SUPPLIES
ART SUPPLIES

Face


Digital stamp

Embossing folder

Flower


Texture paste

Rarely used art supply


Animal


Stencil


Flowers, leaves or feathers


Bird


Sprays

Sticker


Landscape


Ribbon, lace, fabric or trim

Sparkle or shine


Abstract - Intuitive


Beads, buttons or embellishments

Rubber stamp



Die cut


Clear stamp



TUTORIALS
ART MEDIA
ITEM TO MAKE

Tutorial – drawing


Paint – Acrylic

Card

Tutorial – encaustic


Paint - Encaustic

Tag


Tutorial – mixed media


Paint – Water Mixable Oils

Bookmark


Tutorial – acrylic


Paint – Water Colour

5x7 piece of art


Tutorial – art journaling


Drawing or Doodling

Paper beads or box


Tutorial – water colour


Collage

Painting on canvas or board


Tutorial – pastels, other media


Clay

Art Journal


Tutorial – water mixable oils


Colouring

Make a gift for someone


Tutorial – paper crafting



Recycle Something

4 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Have fun following your goals. Hugs, Valerie

Nana Connie said...

What a great idea, Teresa! I'm going to try something like that myself but I may do separate lists for each of the various crafts I enjoy since I'm not much of a mixed media crafter. :-D

Angela Hoynes said...

Such a great idea, no more "What shall I do?" and ending up doing nothing! Wishing you a very happy New Year x

Beth Niquette said...

That is a wonderful list!!! Happy New Year!