In case you need more reasons to create art.
You don't have to be an artist to reap the mood-boosting benefits.
Your source for everything related to Mixed Media Resources including books and events under the Christopher Hart Books and Get Creative Six imprints.
Get Creative 6, an imprint of Mixed Media Resources, publishes art instruction titles. This page is the go-to resource for information and news about authors, books, and events for both Mixed Media Resource's imprints, Get Creative 6 and Christopher Hart Books. It also includes information about upcoming retreats organized by CreateEscapes.
In case you need more reasons to create art.
You don't have to be an artist to reap the mood-boosting benefits.
Leonardo Da Vinci's impressive to-do list is a fascinating peek inside a very curious mind.
Most people’s to-do lists are, almost by definition, pretty dull, filled with those quotidian little tasks that tend to slip out of our minds. Pick up the laundry. Get that thing for the kid. Buy milk, canned yams and kumquats at the local market.
Congratulations Christopher Hart on having Figure It Out! included in great list!
Whether you want to become a professional artist or enjoy being creative in your free time, you can never have too much inspiration. From fascinating looks into the history of color to instructional guides on drawing, books can open your mind and help you turn your ideas into reality. Whether you're...
What a wonderful way for a teacher to encourage her students' creativity!
The art educator said that her catchphrase is "turn your mess up into a dress up."
Instead of zucchini and tomatoes, consider planting a painting this spring?
Can you imagine seeing a Van Gogh painting sitting right off the freeway on your morning commute or aerial ride? One field in Egan, Minnesota got exactly this when the 64-year-old artist, Stan Herd, transformed it into Van Gogh’s 1889 “Olive Trees.” Herd has been doing similar types of artwork...
This looks much more fun than typing emails!
O pintor Tyree Callahan modificou uma máquina de escrever (Underwood 1937 Standard) substituindo as letras e as chaves por almofadas de cores e tons para criar uma “máquina de pintura” batizada por Chromatic Typewriter. Vejam que incrível:
We can all use a creative nudge from time to time!
Canadian Doctors Will Soon Be Able to Prescribe Museum Visits as Treatment
An afternoon of art may offer serotonin mood boost, welcome distraction from chronic pain
Calling all dog and cat lovers!
My new Book, "How to Draw Dogs & Cats From Simple Templates," comes out march 3rd! Unlike other books on the subject, this one has all the unusual and rare breeds, too, such as a Corgi, Saluki, Entlebucher Sennenhund, and more. And there are also plenty of super-popular breeds, such as the Pug, Golden Retriever, and others. I'm very excited about this one. And this goes for the cats, too. Ever hear see a Russian Blue cat? You will, once you look through this book!
An impressive post-retirement hobby—reproducing, and trying to improve, a masterpiece. You're never too old to begin a creative endeavor!
"When I gave up work at 65 I thought this is my time." 🎨
84-year-old Ken has never had an art lesson before, but that hasn't stopped him from creating this masterpiece!
Video: BBC Arts
More benefits of art!
New research shows that looking at art can help medical students hone their observation skills, maintain objectivity, and deal with uncertainty.
Great news for all of us book lovers!
This is the best time for indie booksellers in years.
THE YOGA ANATOMY COLORING BOOK by Kelly Solloway is #5 on Self.com's list of the 31 best gift ideas for the wellness-obsessed!
Thoughtful presents for their mind, body, and soul.
Tattoos is an art form, but this is taking it to another level!
Great artwork is timeless and inspires us every day. Tattooists knows this all too well, as they bring iconic art back to life. 🎨
A fascinating look at how colored pencils are made.
Faber-Castell makes some 2 billion pencils across 120 different colors every year. We took a look inside their factory.
Can you relate?
This amazing artist is only 11 years old! What an inspiring young man.
Nigerian artist Kareem Waris Olamilekan is inspired by Arinze and Michelangelo.
Not one, but two, of our fabulous authors--
Jane Davenport Artist and Rachel Reinert Studio--and their gorgeous studios are featured in the current issue of Where Women Create magazine. Thank you WWC for these wonderful articles about these inspiring artists! https://www.wherewomencreate.com/where-women-create/
Release Your Creativity by Rebecca Schweiger was chosen as one of the 65 best creativity books of all time by Book Authority (and specifically recommended by Mark Zuckerberg, Seth Godin, Julie Zhuo, and others)! Available at craft stores, bookstores, and online. goo.gl/KwGFqu
The 65 best creativity books recommended by Mark Zuckerberg, Seth Godin, Julie Zhuo, Ken Norton and Vinod Khosla.
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Here's a chance to win a copy of Rachel Reinert's new book, In Bloom, or possibly even all of her books!!
GIVEAWAY! This is your chance to win a free copy of my book In Bloom, with 3 winners and 1 grand prize winner! The grand prize is a bundle of all of my books (wohoo!)
Enter by heading over to my Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BoXX-fQlx8E/
🔺post a photo or video of your favorite flower or yourself drawing a flower on your Instagram account (feel free to be as creative with it as you want!)
🔺Tag using #inbloomcontest
🔺Tag a friend who likes flowers in the comments of my Instagram post
*Must be 18+ and reside in the United States only.
*Winners will be chosen on Oct 6th, notified through Instagram
I can't wait to see your entries! 🌸
Do you love cartoons? If you're in Seoul, you can feel like you're in one!
Now-a-days cafes, restaurants are not only focusing on stomach needs. They are also creating beautiful and unique interiors to satisfy our eyes and mood as well. Of all the insta-worthy and photogenic cafes, we raise you a café that will make you feel like you walked into a cartoon.
These exquisite pieces prove that art doesn't have to be big to be impressive!
Nayan Shrimali and Vaishali Chudasama, two paper artists from India, have decided to put their skills onto the test once 2017 officially ended. The duo took on the task of creating 365 miniature paper birds, with each one from a different species. And they have the intention to finish their project....
When art installations go wrong! https://abcnews.go.com/US/giant-250-pound-red-ball-art-installation-knocked/story?id=33230712
A video caught the moment a public art installation in Toledo, Ohio -- a giant, 250-pound red ball -- decided to run away and start rolling down a few streets.
Jane Davenport is hosting a huge giveaway of personalized books, art supplies, and the choice of an online workshop! Just create your own art using her book Whimsical Girls as inspiration and post it on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #CreateWhimsicalGirls. The winners will be announced September 12, so get your entries in!
I am LOVE ing seeing you all get in on the big Giveaway we have for the next 2 weeks! #createwhmsicalgirls
To celebrate 'Whimsical Girls' just going into the world ( the latest is Michaels stores), We have a great giveaway! We want to see what you are creating in your copy of 'Whimsical Girls'! It doesn't matter where you got your 'Whimsical Girls' book from ( janedavenport.com, Amazon, B&N, Michaels, Joannes etc) you are encouraged to join in!
Share your Creations with Jane Davenport art supplies in the Whimsical Girls book tag it #createwhimsicalgirls !
Ways to enter:
Post with #CreateWhimsicalGirls on IG and FB
Post in my FB Group: Jane Davenport Mixed Media Artomologists
The Giveaway will culminate in a Live event on YouTube - September 12th at 6pm MT! Join me as I create in 'Whimsical Girls' with you! We will announce the 2 winners!
will get Personalised copies of Jane's newest books, their choice of one Jane Davenport online workshops and a big box of JDMM art supplies, to keep the creativity going!
So get creating, and #CreateWhimsicalGirls to be in the running.
Upload as many pages in my 'Jane Davenport Mixed Media' Facebook group and on Instagram as you like to increase your chances!
This coffee is too pretty to drink!
South Korea is a new hub for the latte art scene with a per capita coffee consumption that has almost doubled since 1990.
Being able to paint like this amazing artist could double your creative output!
Watch the unbelievable drawing and painting skills of Japanese artist Toru. 🎨🖌✍️
Fans of Rachel Reinert's coloring books can now learn how to create these gorgeous flowers themselves. Preorder your copy of IN BLOOM today!
Well, look what came in the mail!! My author copy of In Bloom! 🌸🌺🌻🌼🌷
It was an amazing moment for me to hold this book- it's been a year in the making! The countdown has begun for the release October 2nd. Pre-order pretty please 🙏 link in comments!
Congratulations, Elizabeth Carpenter! Her book Enchanting Mandala Mazes is the recipient of an incredible 7 awards! goo.gl/JJr8z5
There is evidence that art, including creating visual art, can increase one's sense of well being, reduce stress, and even has positive effects on physical health. But you probably already knew that!
Art and creativity can improve your health.
Have you tried these portable watercolor sheets yet? Now, there's no excuse not to paint on the go!
There is finally a portable watercolor kit made with active artists in mind!
Congratulations to Kathy Glynn, author of Hand Lettering Step by Step, on being featured on Lifebook 2018!
My bonus class for #lifebook2018 is being featured this week! I loved creating these little metal charms to attach to your journal. So much fun to see your own hand lettering etched into metal. #socool
#handlettering #etching #metaletching #metal #charms #copper #brass #pewter #nicklesilver #creativehappylife #art #artjournaling #artjournal #online #onlineclasses #lifebook2018
Along with 20 other artists, Kathy Glynn, author of Hand Lettering Step by Step, is teaching a watercolor and art journaling class as part of 21 Secrets "Just Add Water" Summer Studio. You can even enter to win the original artwork Kathy creates in the class!
🌟🌟🌟 Just Add Water! and a Giveaway or Three! 🌟🌟🌟 - https://mailchi.mp/b2a093c7865d/just-add-water-and-a-giveaway-or-three
Rachel Reinert Studio
Dear friends, I have the happiest of news to finally share with you: book #4 coming 2018! 🌸 🌸 🌸
Congratulations, Elizabeth Carpenter, on winning four awards (and counting) for Enchanting Mandala Mazes!
I've been honored as the recipient of FOUR Literary Awards for my book Enchanting Mandala Mazes!! Champagne tonight!!!
Talk about a great way to really immerse yourself in great art!
A new immersive art experience brings viewers up close and personal with Klimt and Hundertwasser.
Good advice for any artist!
Thanks to Joyce of Write Pretty Things for her wonderful review of Hand Lettering Step by Step. She's hosting a giveaway of the book so be sure to check it out!
Exciting discovery in the world of color. And it’s the first blue pigment that can deflect heat!
To reproduce color for paints, cosmetics or dyes, we need pigment. Finding natural ones or creating them synthetically is as complicated as it is elusive.
Ever wanted to spend a night at the museum? It turns out you can! https://mymodernmet.com/museum-sleepovers/
These 11 museums invite you to have your own night at the museum with museum sleepovers. Each museum slumber party offers a unique experience.
More than 100 museums are offering free, downloadable images from their collections to color. Whether you like botanical illustrations, great artworks, or medical drawings, you'll find plenty to choose from. http://library.nyam.org/colorourcollections/
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Here's Part 2 of Kathy Glynn's tutorial on turning your hand lettering into a fabric design. It's featured on the Spoonflower blog. Kathy also shares how she printed a custom family tree (another wonderful project from Hand Lettering Step by Step) on wallpaper to frame!
Kathy Glynn, the author of Hand Lettering Step by Step: Techniques & Projects to Express Yourself Creatively, is back to share the second part of her DIY hand lettering tutorial. By the time you're done, you'll be ready to digitally print your calligraphy onto your favorite fabric, wallpaper or gift...
Check out Kathy Glynn's tutorial on turning your lettering into a fabric design on the Spoonflower blog. Just one of many fabulous projects in Hand Lettering Step by Step!
See how easy it is to transform your hand lettering into a fabric design with help from Kathy Glynn, the artist and author behind Hand Lettering Step by Step: Techniques & Projects to Express Yourself Creatively.
Good news for book, and bookstore, lovers!
The surprise recovery of brick-and-mortar sellers of printed books may hold lessons for other small retailers
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