This week I’m super excited to introduce you to our feature artist, Marjie Kemper. Make sure you scroll down to read all about Marjie and her colourful and creative artwork.
Today’s quote is all about being the BEST version of yourself, whatever that might mean to you. Let’s not go about our lives just plodding along passing time. Whatever we are doing we should do it with all our heart and to the best of our abilities. Whatever it is, whatever you’re doing .. be a good one!
Our extra (optional) journal prompt is:
If you had one superpower .. what would it be?
This weeks inspiration:
For this weeks quote Marjie has created a fabulous Art Journal page for us using Dylusions Ink Sprays. Look at those luscious colours! Marjie has posted a tutorial on her blog on how she created this page! You can find it here .. https://marjiekemper.com/art-journal-tutorial-with-dylusions
Our feature artist – Marjie Kemper
I’m so happy to introduce you to the lovely Marjie Kemper. I’ve been following Marjie online for a good while now and always feel inspired by her creatively colourful work.
Tell us a little bit about yourself …
I’m a mixed media artist who lives an hour outside of New York City with my husband of 22 years. We have two teenage sons… one in high school and one in college.
I teach art classes nationwide and online, and it’s my pleasure to be teaching three workshops at the Art Is You Mixed Media Art Retreat for the third year in a row this Fall.
I also have an online class with Craftsy called Inventive Ink: Colorful Mixed Media Effects that covers Distress Inks, Distress Stains, Dylusions Ink Sprays, and much more. Craftsy is a wonderful online educational platform with over 1,000 classes. You can watch the classes as many times as you like, whenever and wherever you like, and they offer lifetime access and a money-back guarantee on all their courses, so you can’t go wrong. Sign up for my newsletter and you’ll automatically receive a discount if you’d like to try it out.
I love art journaling, working on canvases, collage, assemblage and scrapbooking.
I maintain an active blog and my website hosts hundreds of tutorials. I’m also active on social media and addicted to Pinterest, so please find me on the platforms of your choice.
Later this year I’ll be launching new online class content for small business owners (especially artists and teachers) that I’m very excited about. I’ll continue with my art and with this new endeavor I’ll be making the ‘behind-the-scenes’ aspects of it more transparent, hopefully helping others by sharing what I’ve learned since I started my business in 2011. Please sign up for my newsletter to find out when the new content is available.
What is your favourite quote?
My favourite quote is “Whatever you are, be a good one.”
Where can we find you?
Week 34 Prize Draw:
Marjie has donated this gorgeous handmade bookmark. What a fabulous prize!
We will draw a random name on Friday 2nd September from those who have uploaded into the Week 34 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.
Entry is open to everyone who participates, no matter where in the world you are. It’s not a game of skill, you won’t be judged on your artwork. It will be a random draw. So have fun, upload your photo and you may get a lovely bonus!
Winner of Week 32 Draw:
Now it’s time to draw a name from the photos loaded up into the Week 32 photo album. Today’s lucky winner is Ellie Todd. Congratulations Ellie! Here is the page that Ellie created.
Make sure you check out the photos in the Facebook albums. There is some amazing work in there. What a great place for inspiration. Make sure you leave a few comments while you are there.
It’s ok to skip a week and jump in wherever you can. Don’t feel pressured if life gets busy!
Don’t compare yourself to others. We’re all in different stages of our art journey. You’re an artist and you’re amazing no matter what level you’re at. Just have fun and keep going.
Please PM or email me if you have an urgent question as I’m more likely to see it. The facebook page moves so fast it’s so easy to miss comments.
Have fun, be happy and support one another!