Monthly Archives: January 2012

I’m Teaching 3 Photoshop Classes at Art Unraveled!

 

I’m so excited that I will be teaching at the 10th anniversary of Art Unraveled in Phoenix, this is an amazing retreat (I went for the first time last year and LOVED it)!

I will be teaching

Photoshop for Mixed-Media Beginner

    Do you want to learn to use Photoshop but don’t have a clue where to start? This basics class is for you! We will be starting from the ground up–building a solid foundation for you to get started in digital collage and mixed-media projects. We will be covering the Photoshop interface, personal workspace, learning the best tools for basic Photoshop projects, layering and more. We will also cover the basics of images such as file types, image resolution, zip and archived folders, how to download images you purchase and image capture methods such as scanners and digital cameras. We will also discuss in depth, the unlimited possibility that Photoshop has for mixed-media applications, it’s not just for processing or “touching up” photos. You have a powerful tool at your finger tips! 

    Kit Fee of $15 payable at class time to Instructor includes the following:

  • CD/ DVD with tutorials, worksheets and live links to important information.
  • All images and samples used in tutorials so you can practice exactly what I show you in class.
  • Access to a password protected site with video tutorials exclusively for attendees of this workshop.
  • Printed full color handout to take notes on in class.
  • PLUS ! $15+ worth of digital image supplies from my Studio Store (images on the CD’s are different with each class you take).You may bring a laptop (with Photoshop) with you so you can follow along in class, but this is OPTIONAL. I find that the students that just watch me as we cover the material are much more successful in the long run than the students trying to keep up on the laptop in class (you miss so much!). You really do have everything you need in my extensive handouts to practice in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace.If you do not currently have Photoshop you can download a free 30 day trial from the Adobe Photoshop website. Please note that I will share with you in class how to order discounted copies of the software through academic superstores if you are, or have a student in your home.

 

Photoshop for Mixed-Media Intermediate

Do you have an idea what Photoshop can do for you, but not sure how to apply it to your mixed-media projects or would you like to become a better digital artist? You’ve come to the right place! We will be learning composition and how to create digital collages using some of Photoshop’s most amazing (and often overlooked) features. We will thoroughly cover layers and how to use them to their fullest potential, groups, layer masks, clipping masks, cloning, duplicating documents, basic adjustment layers, using brushes, basic shadowing, basic typography and more. You will watch me create a digital collage in class from scratch and have all the same images in your take home materials to build the same one over and over again until you have mastered the skills to create your own! My Photoshop classes are unique because they are geared towards the mixed-media artist instead of the photographer.

Kit Fee of $15 payable to Instructor at class time includes the following:

  • CD/ DVD with tutorials, worksheets and live links to important information.
  • All images and samples used in tutorials so you can practice exactly what I show you in class.
  • Access to a password protected site with video tutorials exclusively for attendees of this workshop.
  • Printed full color handout to take notes on in class.
  • PLUS ! $15+ worth of digital image supplies from my Studio Store (images on the CD’s are different with each class you take).You may bring a laptop (with Photoshop) with you so you can follow along in class, but this is OPTIONAL. I find that the students that just watch me as we cover the material are much more successful in the long run than the students trying to keep up on the laptop in class (you miss so much!). You really do have everything you need in my extensive handouts to practice in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace.If you do not currently have Photoshop you can download a free 30 day trial from the Adobe Photoshop website. Please note that I will share with you in class how to order discounted copies of the software through academic superstores if you are, or have a student in your home.Classes will be taught on a PC but MAC shortcuts/instructions will be given throughout.
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    Photoshop for Mixed-Media Advanced

      This is for people who KNOW what Photoshop has to offer the mixed-media artist but want to take their skills to the next level! We will be covering the really marvelous techniques in this class! Building a complex collage from scratch,  I will teach you how to use the following Photoshop features; custom shadows, warp and puppet tools, how to make your OWN layer effects and brushes (and save them for later use), advanced blending modes, advanced typography and “art journal style” writing, lighting effects, using .png overlays, basic/intermediate extractions, tips & tricks like “digital gesso” and so much more. As the final class in the series, we will also be looking at finished mixed-media art projects that incorporate digital art.  My Photoshop classes are unique because they are geared towards the mixed-media artist instead of the photographer. 

      Kit Fee of $15 payable to Instructor at class time includes the following:

    • CD/ DVD with tutorials, worksheets and live links to important information.
    • All images and samples used in tutorials so you can practice exactly what I show you in class.
    • Access to a password protected site with video tutorials exclusively for attendees of this workshop.
    • Printed full color handout to take notes on in class.
    • PLUS ! $15+ worth of digital image supplies from my Studio Store (images on the CD’s are different with each class you take).You may bring a laptop (with Photoshop) with you so you can follow along in class, but this is OPTIONAL. I find that the students that just watch me as we cover the material are much more successful in the long run than the students trying to keep up on the laptop in class (you miss so much!). You really do have everything you need in my extensive handouts to practice in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace.If you do not currently have Photoshop you can download a free 30 day trial from the Adobe Photoshop website. Please note that I will share with you in class how to order discounted copies of the software through academic superstores if you are, or have a student in your home.

    Explorations in Art Journaling a FREE Zine from Studio Tangie!

    I am beyond thrilled to share with you my latest project…a ZINE! It’s free AND contains another free gift inside of it! Double Win! This Zine is dedicated to a subject that is of course, very close to my heart…ART JOURNALING! I sure hope that you enjoy it! I also wanted to invite anyone who wants to know about art journaling to visit the newly updated “Exploring the Caravan” section of the SBG community boards {here}. You can try the Caravan on for size and even get a taste of what it’s all about as the first Adventure Quest & Itinerary #1 have been shared there! You can also read what other Caravaners have to say about the AJC!  Wishing you all a WONDERFUL week, full of energy and art! You can download the zine {here} and you visit the forum section {here}!

    Zine Cover

     

    Highlights of Week 3

    Welcome to another week of highlights from the Art Journal Caravan!  I’ve got some great picks for you this week, but please know that these are only a very few of the many pages posted in the Art Journal Caravan Gallery.  If you’d like to see more of what these girls are up to take a moment to click over to the gallery and let the exploration begin.

    I had so much fun last week, picking a couple extra pages I thought I would stick with that format.  There were so many pages posted again this week that I picked a page from each day.  Ready?

    IT WAS A GOOD DAY by kayoft
    I love how this page looks like journaling on a plain piece of paper and then as the eyes scroll down they meet the bird taking flight.

     

    Finding Felicity by Shelabella
    I chose this page because I loved seeing all that journaling.  In this page the artist put so much of herself into her journaling and that is what this journey is bout.

     

    beautiful by sbpoet
    I like how the poem is slightly off centered and outlined.  I also like all the paint and texture on this beautiful page.

     

    Swallow Flying by Nevermore
    This page, clearly, caries a lot of emotion.  I felt the artist deserved a nod for being strong enough to express herself in such a bold way.

     

    Something in Me by rarou47
    I like the pretty colors here, it’s such a warming page.  I thought the artist did an amazing job in the details, the page looks very realistic.

     

    What lies behind by Zuzu
    This is such a fun page!  I like all the hearts and the painted wings behind the large heart front and center are so clever.  I also really like the quote.

     

    Being the Best by Karen46
    All I can say is WOW!!  I’m in love with this page.  It’s so bright and cheerful.  I like how she hid some of her journaling, brilliant.

     

    Thanks for joining me for another week of highlights.  Don’t forget to check in next Sunday for more great inspiration.  Until then… I’ll see ya on the trail.

     

     

    My Vision of Health Prompt #4

    Social Media Team

    by Julie Ann Shahin, Social Media Team

    Who is in your tribe? I’m talking about the slang version of the word here: “Generally speaking, any group of people with a common intentity, traits or interests. A person may feel at home in many tribes, and large/general tribes often contain sub-tribes who feel apart from each other.” (Urban Dictionary) Often these people feel like family to you.

    A tribe is important to have because no man is an island. We all need one another, if not to laugh and enjoy one another’s company and blow off stress, then to lean on one another’s shoulders every now and then. There are different networks in one’s life, such a professional networks that help your career, we of course have our family networks, and there are service networks such as health care professionals or home remodeling professionals. There are also people we’ve met in high school, in our neighborhood, in clubs, and friends of friends. I’m  not talking about these support networks. I’m talking about our closest friends or people we trust the most.

    According to this article, the three big reasons we form tribes include:

    1. Connectedness or Belongingness
    2. Communication
    3. Change

    Must Read:

    My Vision for Health: Prompt #4

    How does your inner circle aka “your tribe” influence your health for the better?

    Journal the reasons they support your health.

     

    Inspiration for Prompt #4

    Christina aka caubin

    My Vision for Health Prompt #4: Tribe by Christina

    This is meant to represent that I am, by nature, a homebody. Left to my own devices I’d hardly ever socialize. My friends though get me out of the house and going to parties and events and whatnot. I always have a great time when I go, but without their push I wouldn’t do it. They’re good for me!

    Kits used from Tangie: Flora Finery, Thinking of Thee, Ethereal & Splatter graffiti Love. Also I used a chair from Lorie Davision’s Falling Leaves, Autumn Tea (Though you can hardly see it!)

     

    Julie Ann

    My Vision for Health Prompt #4: Tribe by Julie Ann Shahin

    I’ve never been much into cooking until the past year or two so now that I’m addicted to Pinterest, I’ve started collecting healthy recipes from my friends on Pinterest. I deliberately do not follow dessert boards or party food boards, etc. It’s been really inspiring. If it weren’t for these friends, I wouldn’t have made so many changes to my diet such as drinking lemon water daily which has many health benefits, or how to cut out so much sugar and calories in recipes!

    PRODUCTS USED:

    All by Tangie Baxter except where noted

    Tribalations
    {Steampunk Laboratory Collab} MEGA BUNDLE
    Art Journal Caravan {Expedition 2012}
    Día de los Muertos {DOS}
    Vintage Ad Words 2
    Art Journal Caravan 2011 Provisions {Parcel 23}
    2011 Collage Sheet Mania! 94 Collage Sheet Grab Bag!
    Art Journal Caravan 2012 {Parcel 03}
    Quickity Split Snippets 1
    Impossible Things Collab w/ Rebecca McMeen {An Alice in Wonderland Inspired Kit}
    {COMMERCIAL USE} Paperworn Art Styles & BONUS Action
    Tweedledee Alternate Extreme [Art Journaling Font]
    Dinah [Art Journaling Font]

    Other: Art Warehouse BorderLines, Pinterest Logo, Messy Painted Circles by Molly Decrow,   Stencils by Hollywood

     

    Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on {Wednesdays – new day} and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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    Hot off the press: Quickity Split Snippets and Borders and AJC Provisions {Parcel 04}

    It’s weekend again!
    This means a peek at what’s new at Studio Tangie!

    Introducing….

    Quickity Split Snippets 1

    Create art quickity split!

    Included are 7 “SNIPPETS” in Volume 1

    Quickity Split Borders 3

    Show stopping starters for any art journal page (or scrapbook page too)!

    Included are 4 unique borders, each 12 inches wide.

    For this week’s Parcel

    Art Journal Caravan 2012 {Parcel 04}

    It’s Lace!
    It’s Gesso!
    It’s Amazing!

    Included are 11 Lace Gesso Imprints.
    (Comes with a BONUS, Tangie’s gesso layer and blending styles if you have PS or PSE!)

    Have a very creative weekend!

    Art Journaling 102: Spotlight on Judy Wise’s Blog

    Social Media Team

    by Julie Ann Shahin, Social Media Team

    This week we have a new exciting blog to feature: Judy Wise!

    Via her profile, “Judy Wise is an Oregon painter, writer and teacher whose work has been published over several decades in books and periodicals, on greeting cards, textiles, educational materials, calendars and in the gift industry. She is prolific and inventive, keeping daily journals of her writing and art since childhood and finding fascination in many divergent art related areas. She knows that art saves lives, that people who make art are more interesting than people who don’t, and that everyone can be creative if they are adventurous. She is a passionate lover of all things artful and of helping others find joy in the process of self expression.”

    She is the author of Hot Wax Workshop Ebook (a comprehensive 4 wk. course in encaustic), co-author of Plaster Studio: Mixed-Media Techniques for Painting, Casting and Carving and Plaster Studio Workshop E-Book, and has been published in books such as Flavor for Mixed Media: A Feast of Techniques for Texture, Color and Layers, and Creative Time and Space: Making Room for Making Art. You can find links to these publications in the right sidebar of her blog.

    Where Judy is Teaching in 2012:

  • MIXED MEDIA JOURNALING – Online – Mar. 12-April 6
  • ENCAUSTICAMP – Salem, OR – July 11-14
  • More Links

    We Love

    We love this page at http://judywise.blogspot.com/search?q=for+the+love+of+maps

    Create an art journal page inspired by the title “My Journey”. Relate it to the theme of the month (i.e. My Vision for 2012 – January: Health)

    Inspiration

    Heather aka sparklyduck

    My Journey by Heather

    I mapped my journey with Attention Deficit Disorder, beginning with the Oblivion of having no idea what was wrong; to Denial in desperately not wanting to believe anything could be wrong; to Acceptance, Diagnosis, and Medication, which didn’t help much and stopped abruptly with Pregnancy. Since Pregnancy, I learned more about Alternatives to medicine that I know work for me, and it brings me to where I am at this moment: Hope, ready to go forth educated, armed with new options, and giving myself grace.

    CREDITS:
    Everything used is by Tangie Baxter, mostly from the AJC Starter Kits from 2012, 2011, and 2010; The Princess with the Sea Green Hair; and Tangie’s Junque Journal collab with SherrieJD.

     

    Julie Ann

     

    Journey by Julie Ann Shahin

    This is part of my journey with Fibromyalgia, a degenerative muscle syndrome. You go from “start” aka “normal” or life free of pain to “Fibromyalgia Island” where you feel alone with the diagnosis. There is the “Land of Tears and Aches”, where you hurt from head to toe and just cry. Thank goodness those days for me were in the mid-90′s, long behind me.  Then we move onto the FMS Association, “land of respite” – where I found a welcome place to be, support, and a lot of information at meetings that I went to. Moving on, we travel to “Utopia of Dreams”: getting my lifelong insomnia under control with medication was a huge factor in helping my FMS symptoms. Next, we visit “Bones Beach”: a good chiropractor – essential to me. Then we travel through the feared “Injury Prone Zone” as my body is sensitive to slights, twists, and strains. This leads us to the place of “Biologic Restorative”: I found a really great physical therapist this year. (We’ve worked on everything from my shoulders and neck  all the way to my feet and everything in between). A journey to “Endocrinology Shores” was unexpected with a diagnosis of hypothyroidism, which with research I’ve discovered is also linked to fibromyalgia or vice-versa, so I’ve consulted an endocrinologist. And we end at “Rheumatology Jungle” – as it was recommended that I see a rheumatologist for FMS so I have an appointment next month.

     

    Instructions: For the page, I downloaded the globe from Free U.S. and World Maps.com: Free Royalty Free Maps You Can Download and Use For Your Projects. I erased the white background in Elements, and underlayed the patterned and solid papers. Then I added my own text and embellishments.

    CREDITS: (all by Tangie Baxter except where noted) Art Journal Caravan Expedition 12,  Treetop Serenade, Up Up and Away, AJC Expedition 11, Art Journaling Font Alice

    Food for Thought:

    Check out these websites related to Healthy Journeys

    Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on {Wednesdays } and {Saturdays}. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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    Highlights of week 2

    I’m stunned!  Seriously.  The activity in the forum and gallery is astonishing.  There is so much energy, so much self discovery and so much camaraderie going on.  The Art Journal Caravan is abuzz.

    Usually when I write this article I pick 5 pages that really jumped out at me in the gallery over the course of the week.  It was impossible to pick just 5 this week, so I decided to pick a page from each day.  Even that was extremely difficult, but I couldn’t possibly post every single page… you’ll just have to go to the Art Journal Caravan Gallery if you want to see them all (which I highly recommend).

    So here we go…

    no bitch by annelies
    I love this page!  I like the no nonsense quote and how it contrasts the soft colors of the page and it’s contents.

     

    Dance the Journey by clepatb
    I love the splatters and grungy paint on the background paper and the silhouette in the foreground.  Very artistic (and fun to look at).

     

    Propinquity by MTerry
    I really like the mirror imaged trees and how the weave in and out of each other so perfectly.  Great way to express the word of the week.

     

    Propinquity by maddollmaker
    I love all the texture in this page.  Sadly it seems like there are many people who can relate to this quote.

     

    KHS-Circus-Fortune-Cookie by khshaker
    I’m a sucker for the circus!  I’m an even bigger sucker for symbolism and I felt this page had a lot of that.

     

    Propinquity by BamBoo07
    Ummmm…. can I just say “WOW”?  I love the blending work in this page and the camels on their journey.  ROCKIN’!!

     

    My Journey 1 by nettasaura
    Not only is this page stunning and well done it’s so full of emotion and the journaling is from the heart.  I love the page… and I also love how so many Caravaners commented on this page leaving love and words of wisdom for the creator.

     

    Thanks for joining me for another week of highlights.  Don’t forget to check in next Sunday for more great inspiration.  Until then… I’ll see ya on the trail.

     

     

    My Vision for Health Prompt #3

    Social Media Team

    by Julie Ann Shahin, Social Media Team

    Have you ever thought about what it’s like to live to be 100 years old? This week’s journaling prompt for “My Vision for Health” asks you to consider just this. You might fall into one of two groups, those who hope you’ll be full of vigor and in good health at the age of 100, or conversely – afraid of the frailty of a life of 100 years. The good news is that according to the research article Understanding Centenarians’ Psychosocial Dynamics and Their Contributions to Health and Quality of Life,  “Almost 20% of our centenarians (19.4%) rated their health as excellent, and over half of them (52.7%) rated their overall health as good.”

    Do you have the personality to be a centenarian? According to the authors of the above article, “Findings from the most recent Georgia Centenarian Study …confirmed a unique set of robust personality traits including low levels of neuroticism, but high levels of extraversion, conscientiousness, and agreeableness [38]. These results confirmed that centenarians showed several unique traits, but that a special combination of traits (i.e., low levels of neuroticism, high conscientiousness, and moderately high extraversion) were also notable in this group of exceptional survivors [38].”

    Today more and more of these exceptional survivors are among us. “Current estimates — to be refined by the 2010 U.S. Census — put the U.S. centenarian population at nearly 80,000. By 2050, the census projects as many as 600,000 across the nation.” (via)

    My Vision of 2012: Health Prompt #3
    Would you want to live to be 100? Why or why not? Journal your reasons.

    Previous Prompts

    Prompt #2- My Vision of 2012: Health -What is a healthy habit that you enjoy? (Getting enough sleep, socializing, healthy snacks, drinking tea?) Journal about this habit.
    Prompt #1 & Intro- My Vision of 2012: Health- Take a photo of one thing that is healthy (a recipe, a piece of home gym equipment, new sneakers, the pool at your gym, etc.) and journal about what makes it so.

     

    Prompt #3 Inspiration

    Carolyn aka cfalbro

    My Vision for 2012 Prompt #3 by Carolyn

    Credits:

    by Tangie Baxter
    Paper from Parcel 45 (AJC 2011) ; Gesso from Parcel 30 (AJC 2011); Lady from Etheral Entity 1 ; Heart from Splatter Graffiti (love)

     

    Julie Ann

    My Vision for 2012 Prompt #3 by Julie Ann Shahin

    This is a family heritage photo of some of my ancestors. I wrote the “poem” in response to this prompt, with thoughts of a conversation I had years ago with my college roommate & friend from high school in mind. After reading the studies above, my journaling might be different!

    Journaling:

    If I lived to be 100,
    the year would be 2070
    If I lived to be 100,
    I’d be an old woman
    seeing  marvelous  new
    technology  and  young/
    lives full of hope.
    If I lived to be 100,
    I might be full of pain,
    or I might be full of
    new body parts,
    who knows?
    If I lived to be 100…

    Credits: all by Tangie Baxter – Paper: Steampunk Spooky; Borders: AJC Parcel 4, Double Takes, Collage Fodder Edges 2; Lace: Midsummer Night;  Word art & strips: Emily Penned; Embellishments: Arsenic and Old Lace Vintage Kit; Lady: Ethereal Entity 1; Font: Art Journaling Font Plum Pudding

     

    Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on {Wednesdays – new day} and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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    Hot off the press: Up, Up & Away, coordinating Splatter Graffiti and AJC Provisions {Parcel 03}

    Happy weekend!

    Want to know what is new at Studio Tangie?

    Up, Up & Away

    Dedicated to my dear friend Anne, who requested a kit full of joy and happiness.
    She always seems to know exactly what to say as the timing of
    her request was serendipity.
    She is a ray of sunshine to all she meets!
    Hugs to you Anne!
    - Tangie -

    Up, Up & Away is all about leaving the past behind and taking off
    for a new year of adventures, knowing we are brave enough,
    strong enough and good enough to have an amazing life!
    Let us all join together and FLY!

    A closer look at the papers,

    the alpha,

    and the word art

    Splatter Graffiti [Borders] Up, Up & Away

    Coordinating Splatter Graffiti to add some extra joy and happiness to your pages :-)

    Inspiration

    And for this week’s Parcel

    Art Journal Caravan 2012 {Parcel 03}

    These rub-ons are perfect for adding just a bit of texture or grunge on your art journal pages!
    This set has a tiny dot pattern in 22 different overlays in all different sizes!
    (They all come in a white AND black version)

    Have a great weekend!

    Art Journaling 102: Technique Feature – Actions

     

    Social Media Team

    by Julie Ann Shahin, Social Media Team

    When I discovered the magical world of Actions in Photoshop, actually those made for Photoshop Elements, I was entranced!  Not only could I transform photos with the click of a button, but also give effects to almost any paper, element, or alpha that I wanted to use in digital art journaling as well. The computer did all the work, and I just sat back and watched!

     

    What is a Photoshop Action?

    In Photoshop, (not PSE), one can record a series of steps that you do to an image. This is a time-saving measure so that it can be repeated on many other images with one-click of a button and the recorded series plays by itself, quickly. This Complete Guide to Understanding Actions explains for PS how to load an action, open an action, view an action, run and undo an action. Photoshop Elements Users read this.

    Where To Get Actions?

    There are actions for photographs, for alphas, for text, for paper, for glitter, for glows, etc. You can find free ones online, or quality ones for purchase. In fact, Tangie has several in her store.

    • These 7 styles will make your elements & text look worn over your background paper, as if they are really interacting with it! No more floating paint or titles!

    4 Light Saber glow styles for PS/PSE By Tangie

     

    Art Journal Inspiration Using Actions

    Julie Ann

    Art Journal Page by Julie Ann Shahin

    Actions used on this page:

    1. On the text, I used a different color Light Saber glow styles for PS/PSE By Tangie on each line.

    2. I also used the Light Saber glow styles for PS/PSE By Tangie around the silhouette.

    3. I used the Paperworn Art Styles & BONUS Action By Tangie on the quote text, and the green heart word art.

     

    Art Journal Caravan Member Gallery Inspiration Using Actions

    nevermore

     

    Accomplished by nevermore

    I am feeling extremely isolated and cut off. How are you? Everyone asks. “We are all fine,” I say. The art of becoming an accomplished liar.

    Background: Sausan Designs Altered Experiment with a Ruth Davis “Seabreeze” border (recoloured);
    Woman: A googled adult Pinocchio costume superimposed on Rosey Posey’s Women figure (used some Atomic Cupcake chipboard action and layer blending and effects); Eyes and Lips from Tangie’s “Faces”; Crown from Catherine Designs “Create”
    Journalling: Tangie’s “AJC11 Parcel 12″ with Manipulative Lovers font and Tangie’s AJC heart superimposed on font heart.

     

     

    phlf003

    Live by phlf003

    Spray action atomic cupcake
    Background Hearts Fiddlette Designs

     

     

    Serenity

    Fear by Serenity

    crowabout studio – rusty and abandanded papers and buildings;
    overlays from dsp;
    PSE 7 and actions with
    Adobe Lightroom
    ____________________________
    how many children have that fear?
    how many people lose their home and it’s
    not because they are lazy or irresponsible?
    sometimes you have no choice or no way out
    and you lose it all….
    I have seen poverty and children and pets
    in these surroundings and it breaks your heart.
    __________________________
    thanks for looking and leaving a comment.

     

    gonewiththewind

    priceless bliss by gonewiththewind

    CREDITS: Oh What Rapture! by Studio Tangie, part of The Digi Files for Sept 2011; Urban Rainbow Photo Actions by Faith True; font is Grant’s Ghosts

     

     

    joannknnrd

    Move by joannknnrd

    I was really struck by the Walt Disney quote Tangie included in this kit (used on the figures back). It was about curiosity being the thing that keeps us moving forward. I’m not sure if that applies to everyone, but I do know that most of us just keep coming back no matter what terrible things we endure. Being human has it’s rewards!

    Keep Moving Forward by Tangie @ SBG

    Papeworn Art Styles & BONUS Action by Tangie

    Figure from Flickr Creative Commons

     

     

    orachel

    Scarlet Begonias aka Moon Mother by orachel

    This was published July 2010…in Artisan Notebook zine. I’m on the ‘Song Writers’ team there, so my prompts involve lyrics of songs.

    The prompt was to make a page about a woman of strength in our lives.

    Created with:

    * Kits by Tangie Baxter, Studio Tangie @ SBG
    Elements drawn from the following kits… Tangerine Dream ATC Collection, Collage Fodder Stars, Haute Soiree, Black Licorice ATC Collection, Audrey Roo with artwork by Rebecca McMeen, iNSD TCOI Gift, Abundance of Asia Collab w Amanda Sexton, Ultimate Art Doll Collab w SherrieJD

    *Poirot Clown vintage photo and realistic rose by ItKuPiLLi *Carnivale Mask, and part of Background (recolored) from Once Upon a Time A Girl and Once Upon a Time A Boy by Miss Honey. *Gold glove by SherrieJD from Ultimate Art Doll Collab with Tangie Baxter

    Tools
    *Fonts are Pappo’s Blues Band Official Font (Scarlet Begonias), Tempus Sans ITC (journaling), and Misproject (She wears …Lyrics) by Eduardo Recife at MisprintedType, actions used are Shadow Style #1 by Paula Kesselring @ SA and Atomic Cupcake’s Inked Edges
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    Here’s journaling and blurb….
    When we’re talking about women and strength, I often think of my amazing mother, Heather Moon. On Mother’s Day, I realized that she’s been gone 20 years. All the inner strength I’ve relied on to get thru these past few very difficult years I can attribute to my mom‘s example of strength in the face of adversity, and the joys I’ve recently found in an artistic outlet are her legacy to me. I remember how difficult things were for her, but she never stopped being unique and creative and fabulous. I knew I wanted to focus on Tangie Baxter’s elements as there are so many clever and slightly bizarre pieces of ephemera in her kits. When I found the vintage image from ItKuPiLLi of the woman in the poirot clown costume, and thought about my mom’s incredible talent as a Costumer and her wild and eclectic style, the rest just kind of happened! I can’t explain how my wacky brain works! As for Scarlet Begonias as the song choice, that Jerry Garcia song has always made me think of her…My mother most certainly was not like other girls! lol

    Journaling:
    Lyrics: Scarlet Begonias She had rings on her fingers and bells on her shoes. And I knew without asking, she was into the Blues. She wore Scarlet Begonias tucked into her curls. I knew right away she was not like other girls. Not like other girls. {lyrics by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter}
    Journaling: Meet the Divine, the Fabulous, and the Utterly Unique Heather Moon…aka Mom. Talented COSTUMER, Best Friend, and Guru of all things Wacky, Eclectic, and Fun! As an adult, I realize how much STRENGTH it must have taken for her to resist being stuffed into that ‘June Cleaver’ Box, but she never stopped making each day Magical, and she had a CREATIVE SPARK that could LIGHT UP the NIGHT SKY. I Miss You, Mom xoxo, rachel 2010

     

     

     

     

    Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on {Wednesdays – new day} and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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