Mixed Media - Mixed Mess


I have been thinking.


I love doing mixed media. I love the chance to be really free with my art and take completely random objects and turn them in to something wonderful. I also love watching mixed media artists at work – check out the amazing Mixed Media Jenn who is one of my absolute faves. I love Mike Deakin Art and watch every Lindys Stamp Gang video avidly. The colours, the forms, the composition, the techniques!


But here’s the thing. I watch the videos and everything happens in a beautifully creative linear fashion. When I do mixed media it’s definitely a case of more is more. Nothing turns out how I expect it will and that’s ok because

  1. That’s how I learn

  2. Reality is often better than the idea

But what  I want to know is this – do these mixed media artists who create these gorgeous works have the same issues? Do they play around for hours until they get to a design they like then do it once for the camera not showing us mortals the process and pain that often ends up in the dustbin - or does it always work perfectly first time without the layers and layers of paint, modelling paste and paper that mine seem to collect?


These are people I love and admire. They are gods and goddesses to me. I think I’ll stick with the first thought.


Mixed Media Jenn - https://www.youtube.com/user/jenniferengle22

Mike Deakin Art - https://www.youtube.com/user/TheMikeDeakin

Lindys Stamp  Gang - https://www.youtube.com/user/lindysgang

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