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Full Bloom Beauty by Cassandra Bright

CassThis week I am delighted to show you this fabulous piece by Cassandra called Full Bloom Beauty. I love the colours Cassandra has used in this piece as well as the techniques she has used. ¬†It’s so full of life and texture, just lovely.

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Thanks for checking out Cassandra’s project.

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Art Inspiration Joy Canvas by Cassandra Bright

CassHi everyone ūüôā

Hope you’re all surviving the heat, storms & fires we seem to be experiencing all across the country!

Today we have a great canvas project by the lovely Cassandra. ¬†She has used¬†used Distress Paints and¬†Neocolor II crayon’s and more. ¬†What a gorgeous colourful canvas with some great techniques!

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See you again soon ūüôā

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Gelato’s Art Journal Page by Cassandra Bright

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a lovely start to your New Year. ¬†Did you all get some arty presents? Hopefully you’ve at least had some time off work to spend on your projects. ¬†I’ve had a little bit of time off and now I’m relaxed and ready to embark on several online art courses I’ve enrolled in for this year. ¬†If you’re still looking for a good course to do this year I can thoroughly recommend any of the following:

  • Lifebook 2014 – a year long course with weekly lessons and many well known mixed media artists (starting now)
  • Book of Days 2014 – 12 week art journaling course with Effy Wild (starts Jan 6th)
  • 21 Secrets¬†2014 – You get 21 lessons at once from 21 amazing mixed media teachers (launches April 1st)
  • Donna Downey 48 Weeks – a year long art journaling course with Donna Downey (starting now)

CassTo kick off our design team projects for the year we have a lovely colourful art journal project from our design team member Cassandra Bright.  Cassandra has made use of some yummy products like the Gelatos, Tim Holtz & Artist Cellar stencils and Donna Downey stamps.  I love the way Cassandra has used the stencils to remove the colour in some spaces as well as using them to add colour. Very clever!

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Hope you enjoyed Cassandra’s project, our first project for 2014. ¬†There are many more to come! ¬†Lulu Art has some fun things planned for this blog over the coming year so don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss any posts. ¬†Hope you are finding lots of time to follow your arty dreams for 2014.

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Mermaid Canvas by Cassandra Bright

CassOur team has been doing a lot of work in their art journals lately but this month Cassandra is sharing with us a lovely Mermaid painting on a large canvas. ¬†She’s done a fabulous job! ¬†Lot’s of great ideas in here on using a large variety of products and techniques.

If you are inspired by any of our design team videos, we would love to see what you’ve made. ¬†Email me through a photo so I can share on our facebook page. ¬†If we get a few coming through then I might set up a Flickr page where you can all share your work.

Don’t forget to watch the video below to see how Cassandra made this lovely piece of art.

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In a few days we will have a post from design team member Anne Cahill who is starting to get ready for Christmas!

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Design Team – Journal Page by Cassandra Bright

CassIt’s the lovely Cassandra‘s birthday today and we wanted to celebrate by posting her latest design team piece that she has lovingly put together for us!

Check out the beautiful bright colours and great use of stamps.  Watch the video below to see how Cassandra put it together.

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Leave Cassandra some birthday wishes in the comments ūüôā

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Meet two of our Design Team Members!

Wow, what a tough time I had picking only 4 people from all the amazing applications that rolled in! ¬†A big thank you to all who applied. ¬†Your work was beautiful and I had such fun looking through all your photos and reading your blogs. ¬†I’ll be sending out a little gift to you all as a thank you for applying to be on my very first design team. ¬†Please send me through your postal address if you haven’t already. Big hugs to you all.

I am so excited about the talent that will be featuring on this blog!  I sent our DT ladies a set of questions to answer so you could get to know them better.  So without further ado .. here are the first two of our four lovely Design Team members and some examples of their amazing work. Let me introduce Anne Cahill and Cassandra Bright.

Anne Cahill
http://www.mustlovepaint.blogspot.com.au/  Anne Cahill

Anne loves all arts and crafts. Her passion at the moment is in mixed media and art journaling in altered books. She loves to draw and paint and finds it an outlet at the end of the day.
She has been published 73 times in the express magazines both Handmade and Creative Decorative Painting and Folk Art. She eats, breathes and sleeps creativity ūüôā

Describe yourself in one short sentence. ¬†Creative, happy, motivated, slightly twisted.¬†My husband gives a little giggle and says how about hormonal and nagging. But quickly adds he wouldn‚Äôt trade me for the world. ‚ÄúYou just have to love them don‚Äôt you.‚ÄĚ

Why do you like doing mixed media artwork?  I love being creative and having no set boundaries. I never have liked being told what to do. Just ask my husband. Mixed media allows me to express myself with using words.

What’s your favourite style and colours?  Some days I am obsessed with rustic tones, the next could pretty and pastel. My paintings reflect my mood and as my husband knows it changes with the wind :o) My favourite style would presently be whimsical.

How many hours a week would you spend on your art?  On an average week anywhere from 2 Р12 hours. I would LOVE to spend a lot more but one has to work. I am waiting to win Lotto. Aren’t we all!!!

Tell us something unusual about yourself. ¬†‚ÄúI see dead people‚Ä̂Ķ‚Ķ. No I don‚Äôt. ¬†I am perfect in my own mind and can be easily swayed with a glass of Red and a selection of Dark Chocolates.

What advice would you give to someone looking to get into mixed media artwork?  Go for it; Mixed Media is so rewarding. It need not be expensive to get started as you will be amazed at what you have already that you can use. But beware….. once you start you will be addicted for life.

Inspire us with your favourite quote? ¬†‚ÄúThink outside the box.‚ÄĚ This helps justify my stash of crafts bits and pieces that I have to have on hand, one never knows what they will want at 9pm at night.

Some selected pieces of Anne’s work:

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Cassandra Bright
http://cassandrabrightdesigns.blogspot.com Cass

Cassandra started her journey with scrapbook layouts then moved onto cards, beyond the page projects, altered art and for some time now has been in love with Mixed Media. Several years ago she completed the Copic Marker Beginner Certification and then the Intermediate.  Earlier this year she was published for the first time in Scrapbook Creations Magazine.

Describe yourself in one short sentence.  Mixed bag!

Why do you like doing mixed media artwork?  I love mixed media artwork because there are no rules. There is no right or wrong and there are no mistakes! You can use whatever products, mediums or findings that you like, it is truly your artwork.

What‚Äôs your favourite style and colours?¬†¬†I’m moving more into what I would call a colourful whimsical style at the¬†moment. But I have always loved anything that is vintage, rusty and old.¬†For a long time my favourite colours have been brown, pink and green. But¬†now I am moving towards Teal, it is always changing.

How many hours a week would you spend on your art?  Not as many as I would like, but I am sure most people would say the same. However, I do find if I am not creating I am researching product and
technique.

Tell us something unusual about yourself.¬†¬†I’m nuts about Labradors! I have two, a 10 yr old and 11 yr old and they¬†were my flower girls, ring bearers and bridesmaids at my wedding. And they¬†have there own bedroom with a single bed with Brass knobs. lol.

What advice would you give to someone looking to get into mixed media artwork?¬†¬†Embrace the fact that your work does not have to be perfect, treat¬†yourself as a learner with your ‘L’ Plates on and be kind to yourself.¬†Researching products gives you the ability to understand how you can use¬†those products to your advantage and help you get the effect you desire.¬†Experiment.

Inspire us with your favourite quote?  Creativity is intelligence having fun!

Some selected pieces of Cassandra’s work:

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I can’t wait to see what these ladies create for the Lulu Art blog!

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