Thursday, January 05, 2012

A Creative Pilgrimage Launch Party and GIVEAWAY!!!

CONGRATULATIONS BONNIE LYNN!
Please email your mailing address to TheRedDoorStudio@yahoo.com.

Many Thanks to all that entered.



Creative Pilgrimage is here! And it's gorgeous.

It is a book filled with methods taught by artists including
Alisa Burke, Flora Bowley, Maya Donenfeld, Stephanie Rubiano,
Sarah Hearn, Mary Beth Shaw, Lisa Kaus, Carla Sonheim, Mati
Rose McDonough, Julie Haymaker, Alma Stoller, Roxanne
Padgett, Heather Smith Jones, and myself.

Plus sneak peeks into some of the most inspiring art gatherings
across the nation including Squam Art Workshops, The Makerie,
Artfest, An Artful Journey, Artistic Bliss, Valley Ridge, Art & Soul,
and Silver Bella


To celebrate, Studio CRESCENDOh will be hosting a launch party
for Creative Pilgrimage on Saturday, January 7th, from 7-9PM.
This is the first Saturday of the month where the entire artist
village will come alive with lots of art studios, galleries, and
restaurants open and ready for you. Special guests at the launch
party will be Alisa Burke, Stephanie Jones Rubiano, and Jenny Doh.
This is a FREE event. Please RSVP to studio@crescendoh.com

And here on this blog, Studio CRESCENDOh is giving away a copy
of Creative Pilgrimages to one lucky reader!

To enter leave a comment below answering the question:
What is your favorite Art Technique?

On Saturday, January 7, 2012, a winner will be selected and
the publisher will send a copy of the Creative Pilgrimages
book directly to you!

37 comments:

Angie in AZ said...

Looks awesome! A favorite art technique, huh? Tough call. I think my favorite thing to do is play with heavy bodied acrylics and glaze mixing things with my fingers as I work... starting with straight pigment and adding glaze directly on a piece and working it with my fingers to create my own transparency in particular areas. I like having control over it this way vs. pigmented glaze in a bottle.

Lianne said...

My favourite technique is 'just add more'. It's that moment (as a mixed media abstract artist) where your work doesn't look like its sufficiently busy enough so you chuck more and more stuff at it until it looks like a unicorns puked on it.... Works for me anyway.

Snap said...

How divine! Thanks for the chance to win. I like to play with texture ... collaging all sorts of *stuff* along with paint, stamps ... kitty prints as they walk across my work! :D :D :D

Alison said...

At the moment it is drawing with carbothello pencils....but who knows tomorrow! Thank you for the chance to win this fascinating book!

Sorana said...

Oh, that's easy: mixing collage with sewing and painting.

HollyM said...

I want to leave a comment but it's impossible to choose a favorite art technique. The ones I use the most often, and therefore my favorites would be gelatin mono printing, stamping (with homemade stamps) on fabric, and turning it into textile art with lots of machine and hand stitching.

bettyfromtexas said...

My favorite art technique right now? Layering, with neocolor II crayons and watercolors over collage . . . lovely old book text has my heart!!

Thanks for this opportunity!

Janet Ghio said...

This looks like a wonderful book and giveaway!! Hard to pick a favorite--but I love using my brayer and combing different colors on my page.

Hi! said...

I love to play with color combinations and textures. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Lora Martin said...

Favorite thing today is fusible fabric appliqué - been doing fabric based things for a long time, just recently been experimenting with fusing fabric on to paper works.
Thanks for the contest!

Charmingdesigns said...

I would love to win this book. I plan on coming to the Studio! I love stamping into texture medium.

Helen Campbell said...

A Creative Pilgrimage sounds like a fabulous book! Oh my, and a chance to win a copy!
One of my favorite techniques is to create a background of layered torn papers, add a paint wash, add various layers of marks and printed images... and then use as a base for collage. I love layers!
Thank you for hosting the giveaway, Tracie!

Rita A. said...

I enjoy any techniques that distress what I'm doing. It's like magic. Adding some distress ink or actually distressing the sides of a card or using gesso and paint to mellow somethig down. Instant shabby.

Maire said...

Oh what a great give-a-way! I am so new at this I really need this great book. For now, my favorite technique is thread painting...I want to learn so much in such little time.
Thanks so much!
I love my calendar!
Love,
Mary

Sally said...

Lately, my favorite technique is carving stamps to use in quilts.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Fav art technique...hard to pick just one...as I paint in watercolor and or acrylics....depending on the project and my mood it is one or the other.
This book looks very interesting...I hope I get "lucky".....

Deb said...

Wish I lived close enough to attend the launch party!
Thank you for the opportunity to win this fabulous looking book though.
Favourite art technique ~ always trying something new so that is always changing too ♥

Karin said...

Wish I was local to attend! Thank you for the opportunity to win though! I would say my favorite technique is to utilize my screen printed fabric in any and all my mixed media artwork! This is soooo fun.

Janee said...

Thank you Tracie, and congratulations on all of your exciting adventures in the works! I'm looking forward to following your blog this year. :) As far as my favorite technique, I am enjoying making digital collages, printing and then "antiquing" them with various mixed-media supplies. Thanks again. Happy 2012!

whyte said...

Thank you for such a great opportunity and a great question, love reading the diff techniques everyone loves, and curious about so many! I'm a paper layerer! Right now working with leftover Christmas paper and tissues, building layers for collages and mixed media backgrounds using my fav distress mediums, white acrylic and white gesso.

paperbird said...

SO many many favorite things! My favorite thing lately is to sew old bits of lace trims to papers. Perfect for journals, books & cards. It adds texture that looks so beautiful!

Ann Somerset Miles said...

Book looks fabulous. My favourite art technique right now (well Im working on two simultanously) but I would I think opt for my Map Trails - using old maps, torn to various sizes flat or concertina; the map is distressed with white tempera paint to give it tooth (cheaper than gesso), then I sketch over it, and write my own 'word-whispers'. I use fused napkins as well, may add my own carved stamps, and photos printed on 45gsm layout paper, stitched to muslin and applied to the trail; or a transfer of words using 'Cool-Peel' It depends on the subject; its the map and the 'trail' that is important to me; setting out on a creative journey.

lindsay ostrom said...

My newest favorite technique is coloring with colored pencil on brown bag papers... i just saw a post on creshendoh (sp?) on stamping on chipboard and using all white and black inks only... that's looks super fun. I donno... everyday brings me a new technique to try. Today... playing with clay to make buttons. Gotta love the artsy fatsy life! Thanks for offering this giveway. Love your work !

Me! said...

I've been away from blogging for so long, that I didn't even know this book was inthe works. Shame on me! It certainly seems to be one that my library needs! Or maybe it's me who 'wants' it . . . so favorite art technique . . . metalcraft, for certain . . . trying to decide between forging and soldering. Ooh, I forgot etching! That's it, acid etching metal! Incredibly satisfying, and always a bit of a surprise! How exciting that you're part of another book, Tracie Lyn! I'm so happy and excited for you!
~Debbi

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

My favorite art technique is using wall putty instead of gesso and putting textures with all sorts of implements! Looks like a great book! If I don't win, I may have to order it! A wonderfully blessed new year to you and your family! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Jeannie said...

What an outstanding line up of artists! My favorite art technique is the one closest to me at the moment. With a hummingbird approach to creating, it varies day to day. Right now it is Inktense pencils on fabric, yesterday it was applying paper to fabric ala Beryl Taylor. Have a wonderful weekend!

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Too many are my favorite! Like everyone else. Mixing paint for application to fabric, or paintstiks is one of my faves.

Bonnie Lynn said...

I have been quite into quilling lately. The art of rolling the paper up and creating a large piece from each small, unique roll is very calming. Thanks!!

Robin said...

I add stitching to everything I can, especially paper projects. And I'm adding this new book to my Amazon faves list!

Sharon said...

Favs are watercolor and anything to do with fabric. I do mean anything. LOL

Lee said...

I love to use slices of old books. And love oil pastels fora pop and smear of color!!!

Mikell said...

Oil painting. With layers of rich color. Love it!

Gollywobbles said...

The book looks so lovely! I love combining stitches with collage, and embellishing with beads, buttons and lace! Looking forward to your journaling in the garden series!

Kathy said...

Hi Tracie...I wish I had a favorite technique..since I don't, I will let someone else win the book. I already own it. It reminds me of a very special place and time. So pleased to see you featured. I hope the book is a great success!

Susan said...

Stitching and quilting are my favorite art techniques. But I also love photography, knitting, crochet ... the list is endless. I am blessed to have had some wonderful women in my life that took the time to teach me so much. Thanks for the opportunity ...

Susan said...

Stitching and quilting are my favorite art techniques. But I also love photography, knitting, crochet ... the list is endless. I am blessed to have had some wonderful women in my life that took the time to teach me so much. Thanks for the opportunity ...

Susan said...

Stitching and quilting are my favorite art techniques. But I also love photography, knitting, crochet ... the list is endless. I am blessed to have had some wonderful women in my life that took the time to teach me so much. Thanks for the opportunity ...