Friday, September 19, 2014

Mixing it Up loves Cottonwood Arts blog hop

Welcome to the Mixing it Up loves Cottonwood Arts blog hop!
This is a closed blog hop just for the members of the Mixing it Up Every Day Face Book group so that we can get to know each other better.
Having said that, if you are not in our group, please feel free to leave a comment anyway and come join us over on Face Book.
Our group is called Mixing it Up Everyday.
We would love to get to know you better too.

Here's are the links to every ones blog, remember in order to have a chance to win the prize package from Cottonwood Arts you must:
1. Be a blog hostess
2. Leave a comment on everyone's blog

This is the prize that Cottonwood Arts very generously donated to our group.

Let's be artists supporting other artists!

Hop along in any order and be patient if someone doesn't have their post ready, you have all week end to visit everyone. I hope that you join their blogs and have fun reading what they wrote.
Sandee Setliff
Tiare Smith Woods
Martice Smith II
Tiffany Goff Smith
Anna Turner Ely
Cat von Hassel-Davies
Terri Sproul
Sharon D. Estes
Betty Guffey Richardson
Tommy Jo Vilello Anderson
Melissa Willard Edwards
Donna Simmons Lueders
Jean Marmo
Tamiko McCurry

1. Am I a journal hoarder?
The journals that I do own are put to a specific use and I do use them. I try very hard not to hoard anything and find that I actually enjoy using my stuff daily.
I have 6 journals that I keep.

1. My Dylusions journal was my first one and the one that is closest to being completed. It's a modge podge of everything because I wasn't very organized and I used it for everything.
It's also the messiest.

2. My second journal is my graph journal that I use for lettering.
It's the cheapest and thinnest of all my journals.

3. My next journal is a Strathmore Mixed Media journal that I created to keep my bible verses to memorize and illustrate.
It's one that I feel the guiltiest about not working in it more.

4. My next journal is my plein air water colors ( also a Strathmore ) which I use to create my drawings that I use when I write my short stories for Rapid River Arts and Culture Magazine.
Writing short stories just kinda happened by accident but I enjoy it.

5. My next ( Strathmore ) journal is relatively new, it's my diet journal and if you visit My Plexus Journey blog you can see what I have been drawing and how I use it. Also you can follow me by e-mail and keep up with my diet journey there. If you really want to get to know me, stop over there and start back on the first post I wrote, I bear my soul openly and freely so that other people who are trying to diet know they aren't alone.
Being overweight sucks.

6. My newest journal and the most unique is the canvas journal from Cottonwood Arts.
 I didn't even know they made canvas journals but I am really enjoying it and using it for the prompts from Wet Canvas.
I love how sturdy this journal is.

This is my first painting in it.
We are to paint a still life with special meaning to us.
And, as my friends know, I am all about 2 things currently in my life.
Painting and trying to get a healthy body back .
Artist and chocoholic.
yep, those are my labels.
So I painted this:

That's suppose to be a brownie sitting on top of my Dylusions journal, but I need more practice painting food.

My life outside of art

Most likely if I am online I am playing Candy Crush, Criminal Case and Puzzly Words.
I think playing strategy games helps to keep your mind alert.

Something you may not know about me.
I hate phones....any phones.
I have the cheapest phone with the cheapest plan I can find.
All my real time friends know not to call me but will send me messages via FB or e-mail.
My editor at the magazine skypes me.
I am that bad.

I also do not have cable TV and only watch movies and shows that I get through Net Flix.
I find that watching TV makes me unproductive and keeps me from painting.
 I love SciFi, comedies and Action/Adventure movies.

I love to read books in bed when I an winding down at night.
My favorite books are series because I get wrapped up in a character and hate to let them go.


Byrd Street Studio said...

I read the whole thing :) Got kinda personal there about the 'no phone' thingy. I have my bluetooth in my ear almost 24/7...LOL Your first journal page in your canvas journal is fabulous as always!

Unknown said...

Very nice work. I love it. And I have to admit, I am a journal junkie, but I start one and then leave it to go onto another one. Is that being a Hoarder? Oh well. I also hate phones!!! and I don't watch much tv but find myself on the computer too much and then find I am not getting much done other than that. Love the post Sandee.

Anonymous said...

Let the hop begin!!! I'm going to try and get to them all this weekend while at the cabin. Looks like it's going to be fun!! I love that you have so many journals on the go and each one has a special little job. I have 3 on the go and there is no rhyme nor reason to any of them.....but that's me. :) <3

Anna said...

Love your pretty stack of journals! I called myself a journal hoarder because I haven't "finished" any of my journals in years.
...but my your definition, maybe I am not. I really do like having different journals for different techniques and purposes.
Love the little painting and its green and brown hues. I think your brownie is wonderful.
Chocolate in ANY form is one of my favorite indulgences.

Jean said...

Thanks for allowing me to be in this group! You are so talented!! I love each of your pieces. I want to be you when I grow up!

Nancy said...

Nice post. Love your journals!

Granny Korner Craftingwithartgrandma said...

Good morning Sandee, I love to see all the great journals you have to share, I know you must be a hoarder. LOL, love your work and your great encouragement for me to follow the different art mediums and I love your blog pages and thank you for this great blog hop it helps us to get use to doing this and not be afraid and I am meeting so many great artist. As you know I am not a blog hoarder, but would love to become one to go along with all my other things that I hoard in my studio.

Carole Z said...

Fab post Sandee, as always l love to see your work, always so inspirational, hugs Carole Z X

Arty Auntie said...

You always inspire me, Sandee and when I grow up I want to be just like you! hehehe. Coming up on the big 6-0 next week, I have chosen to lead my life now the way I want to do it, and do it all MY WAY. I art the same way. I get inspired by people, places and things and let those influences come through in my art if I am capable of making it happen. This has been a fun hop, and I have so enjoyed visiting everyone's blogs and getting to know them just a bit better. Thank you my friend.

Proxxon Tools said...

feed my soul. love that quote

Cat von Hassel-Davies said...

I love your still life! mmm brownies my fav., but I'm also trying for a healthy body so no carbs ;-( LOL.

I like the idea of artist supporting other artists and definitely planning on coming back here.


Melissa said...

Great collection of pieces of you! Your voice really comes through in your writing. I didn't even know there was such a thing as canvas journals .... hmm wonder how long it will take me to get one? :) Thanks so much for your inspiration and encouragement. By the way, love the idea of a journal for illustrating bible verses! :)

Martice Smith said...

Hi Sandee! So glad to visit your blog and read more about you. I understand the "phone thing", lol! I'm much more of a face-to-face kinda girl but I do like the convenience of quickly responding to folks via messaging and emails.

I also have different journals for different techniques and purposes! Can't have just one ;)

tomeki28 said...

Poppin in to say hi! Love the canvas-Melody

Unknown said...

Sandee love your page amazing depth created with the palette. Im really enjoying seeing each persons take on their page.

Classygirl said...

Sandee it was wonderful getting to know a bit more about you. Love your painting. Chocolate and art...what else is there? LOL! Thanks again for this hop!