I want that to continue. I want connectivity that's more than an electron wide and a megapixel long. So, this is my challenge for you. Go forth, discover, create, return and share. That's it. That simple!
GO FORTH: Find a blog, a Ustream or YouTube broadcast, a social website (Nings, Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, just to name a few).
Blade - the Artistic Biker's Flickr Photo
DISCOVER: Find something there that makes your creative Muse sit up and take notice!
Bud and Miller, the Famous Beer Twins
CREATE: An art journal page about what your Muse saw, thought, felt!
RETURN: to this blog, and,
SHARE: Show us your journal page. Tell us where you found your inspiration so others might learn from you and your source!
A few shout outs for this weekArtjournaling.ning.com and Willowing.ning.com are great social artist sites full of inspiration, techniques and ideas. Artjournaling also has a tab (at the upper right) called Ustream that lists what artists have shows, and when. Most of the past shows have been recorded so you can watch them at your leisure. Artjournaling also has an electronic magazine for a mere $5 with articles by several art journaling artists!
The Artistic Biker is working on opening Oasis Studio in Chickasha, OK as a learning center. He's aiming for October 1, and would love financial contributions and artwork to share in his gallery for the grand opening. Consider how you might participate if you would like. The Biker will open his studio to artists of all abilities and interests to come and teach or learn - more information as it becomes available.
YouTube has free subscriptions to many wonderful and diverse artists. Simply go to YouTube.com and type art journaling or other similar terms into the search box to get you started. Or, find some people like Diana Trout, ikerrilove, samanthakira, journalgirl, or journalartista and see who they subscribe to as a starting point. You can do the same thing at Ustream.com.
Keep in mind that most sites you visit also provide links to blogs and other opportunities to find more resources. Enjoy your surfing!
What's that you're saying? I'm not done yet?? I need to...what?? I can't hear you...what?? OOOOH THAT! How silly of me... The winner of last week's challenge by random drawing is: Jamie Lynn! Woohoo!! Send me an email to scrapacat at yahoo dot com with your mailing info so I can get your prize in the mail!
Creatively yours, ~ky