Have you visited our BRAND NEW store yet? We are so thrilled with the response we’ve been getting from the community and we thank you so much for your support! There are new products, new workshops and hundreds of new collage sheets by Rebecca making their debut there! If you haven’t yet, we invite you to come visit.
We also have a brand new community called “The Art District” with a monthly challenge, grab bag and gallery! It’s free to join and we’d love to have you there!
It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged here on the Studio Tangie blog but so much is changing I thought I’d pop over and say HI! Also, I had a wonderful friend ask me to participate in a blog hop, and I was thrilled–it sounded so fun! So here it goes…I am so honored to participate!
Vicki Robinson is a fabulous artist and I met her while she was taking some of my online workshops. She’s a wonderful artist and designer (she sells her fabulous designs over at the O) and she’s an amazing online friend. I have loved watching her grow as an artist and I’m so happy for her that she is making all her dreams come true. The other day I ran across a quote that reminded me of her, and it inspired me too!
Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement. Golda Mei
I’ve been asked to answer a few questions for this blog hop, so shall I dive right in?
How does your creative process work?
My creative process can go from one extreme spectrum of the scale to the next. A mood, a feeling, a glimpse of a vintage linen, a song, a movie, an old newspaper ad–you name it it’s probably inspired me in some way. I love it so much that I get to do this every single day of my life, I know I’m blessed. I have notebooks and notebooks and notebooks of ideas that I haven’t gotten to yet, but getting the idea is half the fun sometimes! Once I decide to put an idea into use I will usually sketch it out, make a sequential list of “to do’s” to help me accomplish it and dive right in.
How does your work differ from others of its genre?
Oh boy–how do I answer this one? As far as my digital work goes, the very truth of the matter is that I try not to look at anyone else’s work. I really don’t want to be influenced by it at all. I work on what I love, what I see trending on Instagram, at Anthropologie, what I love in pop culture. I find what I love and I work on it. I rarely worry about wondering if it will “sell”, I feel like if it comes from my heart it was worth the effort and then move unto the next project. I’m not sure that makes me different, I assume most artists are very much the same in these ways.
As for my mixed-media work, it’s a mess. So I may differ in that for me it’s ALWAYS about the process and not the end result. I never set out to make my art journals pretty or “finished” they just are. I love it, and it was a VERY HARD ROAD to finally be comfortable on.
What are you working on now?
Right now I’m working on a huge abstract sea life painting. I’ve been trying to be braver about sharing the process of this painting on Instagram. It’s hard for me because where you start and where it ends with this style of painting are so different that it’s hard to see where it’s going. I’ve enjoyed it though. Some of my other projects are my Sunday watercolor journal, my art journals and my love for making collage sheets.
I’m also working 80+ hours a week at the moment getting ready to open my own brand new digital store, since I’m closing my studio at scrapbookgraphics after six years (everything is 50% off over there right now)! I am SO EXCITED about the future and I’m just giddy about the opportunities that lie ahead, including new workshops, new subscriptions…just, new everything. Sometimes a big change is the best thing that can ever happen to you!
Why do you do what you do?
Because I LOVE IT and it just become part of who I am. For me it’s as simple as that :). I love teaching, I love creating, I love creative problem solving.
You got to the end! Hooray! One week from today, I will post the names of 1-3 other artists’ blogs to continue this hop, so PLEASE check back then!
We’re having a HUGE sale on Dave’s awesome, CUSTOM Golden Book Journals in our Etsy shop! This is a CRAZY deal, you save $15 and it won’t last long! Hurry and grab your favorite Golden Book cover before they are gone and he’ll make it just for you (or it’s a great way to get a head start on Christmas shopping!)! http://tangiebaxter.etsy.com
Thank you so much everyone!
I’ve been working on cleaning out my home studio and Artspiration Studio! I’ve got tons of really amazing stuff that I’d love to share with you!
I’m only doing a few of these so grab them while you can! I will stuff a medium size flat rate box with as many fabulous products as I can (including lots of great overstock goodies from our Etsy site!)! It could be an amazing combination of anything like collage sheets, painted papers, slightly damaged journals, demo products, scrapbooking paper, prototypes, ephemera, stickers, rubber stamps (lightly used), washi tapes, labels, magazines, vintage findings, ribbon and who knows what else I will find! We guarantee each box has at least a $125 Retail value!
$55 includes shipping, I promise you’ll LOVE this! (Contiguous 48 states only)
“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”
I want to invite you to a retreat that focuses on the magic of Disney as a place born of determination and imagination. Many people have had huge dreams but Walt Disney took action and moved forward in his. We can learn many great lessons from the dreams he brought to life. Become a child again and enjoy Disney like you never have before, documenting the “magic”, art journaling style. Join me as we slow down, notice the small details and are swept up in the energy of innovation, invention and creativity. You may even find a huge boost of inspiration and encouragement to follow your own dreams.
The very basics of what we’ll be doing:
We will be sketching and water coloring right inside Disneyland with our travel sized art journaling kits, focusing on the magic of the Parks (you DON’T have to know how to draw, I promise!). We’ll also be collecting “collage fodder” (receipts, bags, tags, stickers, cute napkins, maps and postcards…anything you want) to incorporate into our journals. We will show you quick and easy ways to make an art journal full of memories on the go. We’ll also be utilizing the newest technologies to print photos right in the park and more! With this session of the workshop we’ll also get to capture the magic of Dinsey’s not so scary Halloween celebration and Happy Haunts!
Dates for the workshop:
(PLEASE NOTE WE ARE WAITING FOR DISNEY TO RELEASE PARTY DATES, WHICH ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE ANY FINAL, NON-REFUNDABLE TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS UNTIL WE HAVE THE OFFICIAL DATE FOR THE HALLOWEEN PARTY. WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOU IN A TIMELY FASHION ON THIS ANNOUNCEMENT).
- Live Workshop October 6th-11th, 2014 (Some activities are optional and additional fee is required).
- Monday early evening dinner with Tangie & Mindy. . We will have a formal Q&A time for you to ask us any questions you would like about working as full time artists etc. You will also receive an exclusive gift bag from Tangie & Mindy
- Tuesday we will have a Mixed-Media watercolor workshop with your teachers Tangie & Mindy! This workshop includes a meal and is tentatively scheduled for mid-day (subject to release schedule for Mickey’s Not so Scary Halloween Party dates by Disney).
- Tuesday night we will venture into the park for Mickey’s Not so Scary Halloween Party (subject to release schedule for Mickey’s Not so Scary Halloween Party dates by Disney)
- Wednesday-Friday we will have scheduled group events, journal challenges and attraction meetups at the Disneyland Parks (you will also have some scheduled free time to rest or see the parks in your own style).
- Saturday an Extra day of Magic with Tangie & Mindy, including a few extra collage sheets for this journal party day! We’ll also be have a luxurious dinner and enjoy reserved seating for World of Color.
- Online workshop is included with paid Registration fee
BASIC SUMMARY FOR TRAVEL PURPOSES (Subject to change pending Halloween Party):
Tuesday-Friday Main Workshop
This is a unique opportunity to share our love of art and/or Disney in a whole new way with like minded people!
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Have you been thinking about getting a subscription of Studio Remnants?
Now is your last chance to get tons of great goodies straight to your mailbox from Artspiration Studio (who doesn’t LOVE getting mail?)!
The 12 month subscription is sold out as we will only be continuing this program through July 2014 (6 more months!) so really, truly this is your last chance, don’t miss out!
For a limited time you can still get a Studio Remnants subscription!
Check out now using Paypal
(Make sure your address is correct!)
12 MONTH SUBSCRIPTIONS SOLD OUT!!!!
I am so dang excited to announce a spring workshop as big as my annual October workshops! These are PACKED full of goodies, techniques and friendship! I hope to see you there.
This workshop will now be held at the NEW STUDIO!
The address of the studio is
1949 E BROWN RD, SUITE 5
MESA, AZ 85203
Hyatt by Bass Pro Shop
These are nicer hotels, if you want something more inexpensive, the zip code is 85203 if you want to search for others.
Let’s make this the best year ever, really allowing ourselves the freedom to explore and MOST IMPORTANTLY learning to ENJOY THE JOURNEY! It is the PROCESS not the finished result that is important. There is no such thing as an ugly or unworthy journal page, there is only the process of discovery. Allow yourself to enjoy your art, allow yourself to mess up, to fail, to be bad, to make mistakes. In reality that is true success, the real freedom art journaling brings. . Let’s embrace the process together as we “WANDER” and explore on the LAST EXPEDITION of the Art Journal Caravan!