Colour Me Positive – Week 17

Welcome to Week 17.

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I find it odd that people tend to do something over and over again, exactly the same way, hoping to get a different result and wonder why the results are the same. I’ve been guilty of doing this. Have you? This week try doing something differently, if you’re wanting a different result. Good luck.

Extra Challenge:

For an extra challenge this week. Add text to your door. Write down all the things you could do differently to help you open the door you’re currently have your eye on.

 

For those of you who would like daily or alternative prompts, I have prepared a Daily Journal Prompt List. You can find it in the Facebook Group under Files.

Wanting to know more about Colour Me Positive Challenge visit, The Introduction Post.

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Week 16 Challenge Prize: 

This weeks prize is a $15 gift voucher to use in Lulu Art Store.

I will draw a random name on Friday 5th May from those who have uploaded into the Week 17 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.

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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.

Wendy Burgess

Week 14 Prize Draw:

Today’s lucky winner is Wendy Burgess. Beautiful page Wendy. Congratulations.

 

 

 

 

 

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My Design team have been hard at work preparing content for you to enjoy. Click the link below to view their latest free mixed media tutorials and interviews.

Artist Interviews & Free Mixed Media Tutorials

Many items are arriving regularly at Lulu Art Store, but here are a couple of new items below. Visit the store to see more.

Some New Arrivals

 

Shopping from outside of Australia.

If you are outside of Australia you can order through Lulu Art store. Once you place an order I will calculate the cheapest possible shipping rate for you. You are under no obligation to complete your order, if postage cost is undesirable.

Please PM or email me at admin@luluart.com.au if you have an urgent questions.

Happy Creating,

Hugs,

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Colour Me Positive – Week 16

Welcome to week 16. Today’s quote is about MUSIC.

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Extra Challenge:

For an extra challenge this week. Add some song lyrics to your journal pages.

 

For those of you who would like daily or alternative prompts, I have prepared a Daily Journal Prompt List. You can find it in the Facebook Group under Files.

Wanting to know more about Colour Me Positive Challenge visit, The Introduction Post.

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Week 16 Challenge Prize: 

This weeks prize is a $15 gift voucher to use in store, for the lucky winner from Lulu Art Store.

I will draw a random name on Friday 28th April from those who have uploaded into the Week 16 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.

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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.

De White

Week 14 Prize Draw:

Today’s lucky winner is De White. Lovely work De. Love your colour pallette. Congratulations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My Design team have been hard at work preparing content for you to enjoy. Click the link below to view their latest free mixed media tutorials and interviews.

Artist Interviews & Free Mixed Media Tutorials

Many items are arriving regularly at Lulu Art Store, but here are a couple of new items below. Visit the store to see more.

Some New Arrivals

 

Shopping from outside of Australia.

If you are outside of Australia you can order through Lulu Art store. Once you place an order I will calculate the cheapest possible shipping rate for you. You are under no obligation to complete your order, if postage cost is undesirable.

Please PM or email me at admin@luluart.com.au if you have an urgent questions.

Happy Creating,

Hugs,

Kylie - Signature

Colour Me positive – Week 15

Welcome to Week 15. This week is all about BALANCE. With the Easter long weekend here, I thought this message was very appropriate.

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I don’t know about you, but I can not sit and do nothing. I can’t even watch T.V without art journaling at the same time. I always have a million things that need to be done.  Whether it be the hundreds of ideas in my head that I want to bring to fruition, or the household chores that are calling out to be done or my art business and customers that need my attention or the gazillion things you do for your family, especially as a Mum.

However, everyone needs to stop, relax and unwind every once in a while. It’s essential. You’re no good to anyone if all you do is go, go, go, all of the time. Burnout usually follows if you don’t allow yourself the time to relax, unwind, reset, chill out, de-stress, clear your mind, refocus, etc.

So take the time this long Easter weekend to step back from the hustle and bustle of your daily life and rest up. The world will not come crashing down if you stop for a breath. If you can’t do it for yourself, do it for the people around you.

I hope you have a wonderfully relaxing, but very creative Easter long weekend.

Extra Challenge:

For an extra challenge this week. Why not write a list of all the things that you do or that need to be done and prioritise them, so that when life goes back to normal, after this long weekend, you are in a better, more organised state to begin again from.

Try using this list as collaged pieces in your background or write them straight onto your journal page.

For those of you who would like daily or alternative prompts, I have prepared a Daily Journal Prompt List. You can find it in the Facebook Group under Files.

Wanting to know more about Colour Me Positive Challenge visit, The Introduction Post.

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Week 15 Challenge Prize: 

This weeks prize is a $15 gift voucher to use in store, for the lucky winner from Lulu Art Store.

I will draw a random name on Friday 21st April from those who have uploaded into the Week 15 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.

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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.

Sharon Ettwell

Week 13 Prize Draw:

Today’s lucky winner is Sharon Ettwell. Lovely work Sharon. Look at all those papers. This is a beautiful journal spread. I love it. Congratulations.

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design-team-2017

My Design team have been hard at work preparing content for you to enjoy. Click the link below to view their hard work.

Artist Interviews & Free Mixed Media Tutorials

Many items are arriving regularly at Lulu Art Store, but here are a couple of new items below. Visit the store to see more.

Some New Arrivals

 

Shopping from outside of Australia.

If you are outside of Australia you can order through Lulu Art store. Once you place an order I will calculate the cheapest possible shipping rate for you. You are under no obligation to complete your order, if postage cost is undesirable.

Please PM or email me at admin@luluart.com.au if you have an urgent questions.

Happy Creating,

Hugs,

Kylie - Signature

Colour Me Positive – Week 14

Welcome to Week 14. This week’s quote is about Never Giving Up.

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I think this quote is self explanatory. No matter what you’re going through, no matter where you are, no matter how desperate the situation may feel, NEVER GIVE UP.

What seems to help me is reminding myself that things could ALWAYS be worse. There is also something to learn from every situation, even if it’s too painful or difficult to see at the time.

There is ALWAYS a silver lining, but unfortunately it’s only during reflection, which can even be years later, are we able to see it. If you can’t see it, then you may need to change your perspective. It reminds me of the saying ‘Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’. This is so true.

Never give up!!!!!

If you have any suggestions on how you would like to see this challenge develop, please don’t hesitate to let me know either by commenting on this post or emailing me at admin@luluart.com.au.

Extra Challenge:

For those of you who would like daily or alternative prompts, I have prepared a Daily Journal Prompt List. You can find it in the Facebook Group under Files.

Wanting to know more about Colour Me Positive Challenge visit, The Introduction Post.

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Week 14 Challenge Prize: 

This weeks prize is a surprise pack of goodies, for the lucky winner from Lulu Art Store.

I will draw a random name on Friday 14th April from those who have uploaded into the Week 14 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.

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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.

Jan Pendergast

Week 12 Prize Draw:

Today’s lucky winner is Jan Pendergast. Lovely work Jan. Wow! Look at all that texture. I just want to feel it. Congratulations.

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design-team-2017

My Design team have been hard at work preparing content for you to enjoy. Click the link below to view their hard work.

Artist Interviews & Free Mixed Media Tutorials

Many items are arriving regularly at Lulu Art Store, but here are a couple of new items below. Visit the store to see more.

Some New Arrivals

 

 

Shopping from outside of Australia.

If you are outside of Australia you can order through Lulu Art store. Once you place an order I will calculate the cheapest possible shipping rate for you. You are under no obligation to complete your order, if postage cost is undesirable.

Please PM or email me at admin@luluart.com.au if you have an urgent questions.

Happy Creating,

Hugs,

Kylie - Signature

Colour Me Positive – Week 13

Welcome to week 13.

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Do you put your own happiness in the hands of others? Do you let the mood of others bring you down? Everyone is not happy 100% of the time and sometimes this unhappiness can certainly effect everyone around you.

This quote to me, means bringing your own happy state with you, no matter what state others are in around you. I feel it’s about not letting others drag you into their less than happy world or less than happy moment.

I know first hand how hard it is to remain upbeat and smiley when a strong, negative, unhappy force enters the room, especially if it is a regular occurance. It can be very tiring. But it all comes down to choice and working hard to stay strong in your choice.

Try not to let the negativity or unhappiness of others rub off on to you. Otherwise, make better choices in regards to who you surround yourself with, if possible.

May your sunshine always shine. xo

If you have any suggestions on how you would like to see this challenge develop, please don’t hesitate to let me know either by commenting on this post or emailing me at admin@luluart.com.au.

Extra Challenge:

For those of you who would like daily or alternative prompts, I have prepared a Daily Journal Prompt List. You can find it in the Facebook Group under Files.

Wanting to know more about Colour Me Positive Challenge visit, The Introduction Post.

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Week 13 Challenge Prize: 

This weeks prize is a surprise pack of goodies, for the lucky winner from Lulu Art Store.

I will draw a random name on Friday 31st March from those who have uploaded into the Week 13 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.

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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.

Cheryl Ogilvy
Week 11 Prize Draw:

Today’s lucky winner is Cheryl Ogilvy. Lovely work Cheryl. I’m loving the textured background. Congratulations.

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design-team-2017

My Design team have been hard at work preparing content for you to enjoy. Click the link below to view their hard work.

Artist Interviews & Free Mixed Media Tutorials

Many items are arriving regularly at Lulu Art Store, but here are a couple of new items below. Visit the store to see more.

Some New Arrivals

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Shopping from outside of Australia.

If you are outside of Australia you can order through Lulu Art store. Once you place an order I will calculate the cheapest possible shipping rate for you. You are under no obligation to complete your order, if postage cost is undesirable.

Please PM or email me at admin@luluart.com.au if you have an urgent questions.

Happy Creating,

Hugs,

Kylie - Signature

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Beautiful Things by Jesse Warren

G’day lovely people,

Kylie here. I’m presenting you with Jesse Warren’s mixed media tutorial today as I think he may be still on his honeymoon. I hope he’s enjoying married life with his beautiful wife. What an exciting time in life for him.

You are going to love his tutorial. The final piece is absolutely beautiful. I love it.

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Jesse Warren from Warrencreations for Lulu Art Design Team March Project 2017.

PRODUCTS USED
Strathmore Mixed Media 11×14 Pad
Liquitex Matte Medium
Needle Tip Applicator 
Stencils
Tim Holtz – Layered – Stars 
Tim Holtz – Layered – Numbered
Dylousion Inks
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Campso Teal
Bubblegum Pink
Fresh Lime
Lemon Zest
Crushed Grape
Stamps
Ranger/Dylusions Fancy Florals
Heartfelt Creations Elegant Word Stamp245 Green
Acrylic Stamp Block

Ink Pads
Versa Magic Inkpad – Cloud White 
StazOn – Jet Black

Tombow Markers
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245 Green
725 Pink
665 Purple
555 Blue
925 Orange
Water Brush
Paper Towel
Ruler
White Sharpie Paint Pen or Posca Paint Pen
Water Sprayer/Mister
Pipette Droper
Medium Thickness Card Stock – White
Stickers or Rub Ons

Visit Lulu Art for the best art supplies around!
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Visit Jesse Warren Creations
https://www.warrencreations.com

I hope you enjoyed Jesse’s tutorial. Did you read Jesse’s Artist’s Interview yesterday? Click HERE to get to know him.

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Happy Creating,

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Artist Interview with Jesse Warren

design-team-2017Today it is my pleasure to introduce the next Lulu Art Design Team Member for 2017.

Introducing Jesse Warren from Warren Creations. Jesse is the youngest member of our team, as well as being the only male. Jesse will inspire you with his eagerness to improve as an artist and his enthusiasm, as well as his easy going nature. I’m hoping Jesse will inspire other males to get into mixed media.

I asked Jesse to tell me about himself and asked him a few questions over a virtual coffee.

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Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do.
I am 25 years old and I live in Hervey Bay Queensland, in Australia. I live on just over 2 acres with my new wife, horse and our rag doll cat. I am a warehouse manager for an electrical contracting business. I enjoy watching movies in our home theatre, photography and enjoying and making the most out of life. I became a married man this month, the 18th of March to be exact and I cannot wait to create and enjoy this next chapter in my life.

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How/when did you get interested in art?
I have always enjoyed art. I did art in high school but stopped when the teacher told me, for an assessment, that my colour palette and shading were not up to her standard and I was made to paint over it and start again. I believe that art is not meant to be perfect and can many mediums can be used at once. But I never stopped there and have been creating ever since. A lot of my methods are trial and error and experimenting with what works best for me and what I enjoyEllie

Can you remember one of the first things you drew/painted?
I wish I kept them but they got damaged in a move. They were a series of cartoons and figures for a class art assignment. This was my first real experience using coloured pencils to build up light and shading. I also painted a sunset looking over silhouetted mountains. This was my first real experience using and blending acrylic paints.

What’s your favourite piece of work that you have created

I am objective and honest with my work and don’t believe that I have ever reached a stage in my creative journey where an artwork has stood out as my complete favourite as yet, but I do like a piece that I have been working on recently. I cant stop staring at it and its not even finished yet! So that must tell me something!

Do you have a favourite artist?

I have a few and go through stages but my top most favourite would defiantly be Tamara Laporte from Willowing Art. I love her lose and carefree nature when she create and her general style just appeals to me.

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What’s the best thing about being an artist?
Being able to get messy and by the end of a creation to be able to say that you have accomplished something that you can be proud of and feeling joy at the possibility that  others might like it. It helps me let go of any issues that may be bothering me and has taught me how to be patient and more easy going.

17121380_10211611431738225_2033113317_oDo you like to have music playing while you create and if so, what kind of music do you listen to that inspires you?
Quite often I listen to spotify and listen to the current hits. But I am a big sucker for the Disney channel songs (Most likely the kid in me that refuses to grow up!)

What is your favourite thing that you often include in your work?

I am not quite sure yet but hope to find this as my art journey grows, but I do tend to favour the colours green and blue and often put butterflies or wings in my work. Most recently, I have stated including rabbits in my work.Blonde

What are you doing when you’re not creating?
I can be seen taking photos as I also really enjoy photography. I love being in my veggie patch, attending to and nurturing my crops. I love sitting on our back patio, listening to and hand feeding the wildlife that have grown to trust my wife and I.Graphite

What are your favourite products to use?
I have always been drawn to everything Tim Holtz and I have also been loving liquitex.

Do you have any tips or inspiring words to share?
The biggest thing I can say is just keep trying and be willing to experiment and keep playing. Sometimes it may not always work out but you should enjoy the process and you will  better for it.

Where can we view your work?

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/warrencreations 

Website/blog
http://warrencreations.com 

Twitter
https://twitter.com/jesseryanwarren 

Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL0XDaUuWtoFgIswDqfuu7w 

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https://www.instagram.com/jesseryanwarren/ 

Do you have any upcoming online or offline classes where we can enjoy learning from you?

Perhaps some day, when I have a greater level of knowledge and skills that I can teach everyone.

 

I hope you enjoyed getting to know Jesse, our next Lulu Art Design Team Member. Pop back tomorrow to see Jesse in action when he creates a free tutorial for you. It’s beautiful.

Happy Creating,

Hugs,

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