Some weird things I do as an artist..

Some weird things I do as an artist

*I only started using a journal in 2009, I had never used or made one before..above is one of my first pages in my first handmade journal..Lolol..!

*I only use mixed media paper for my palettes..for cleaning my brushes. I dont use glass or any substrate because I dont want to waste any paint, and the papers I can use as backgrounds, collage papers, or journal pages

*I buy only cheapo brushes because I dont clean them or keep them nice..I just leave in the water dish until they are useless, then I buy new ones. The big bag of brushes for like $9.99 at Michaels or on Amazon.I have really good brushes that I dont use.

*I spend money on quality paints and paper because I feel that is most important. I buy bulk canvas and stretch my own canvases, I always have done that unless there is some great sale on canvases, then I buy those too.

*I used to have an obsession with frames and framing my work, now I dont like frames at all and would rather just have it on the wall in a gallery wrapped canvas or white matte.

*I am very bad at commissions. When someone asks me to do one..I get anxiety and obsess for days about it. It almost puts me in a non creative coma, where I can not possibly do the piece that they request, and I usually dont like the outcome.Ill do them but it is rare.

*I used to be so obsessed with line design that I took 2d Design 1 and 2, two times at art school. Now I love it as I incorporate it into all my other projects.

*I started, years ago out only creating art with a fountain pen and india ink,  I did that for years then found that I loved Sharpie, Faber Castel and Sakura, which is what I use now.

*I sold my first huge canvas 36 x 42 on Ebay for $20 in 2007, and I thought that was amazing. I gave free shipping and spent $36 to ship it, so I was actually negative $16..but I didnt care at all..I was so happy to sell a large piece. My first sale of art ever was an art card 2.5 x 3.5  inch, and it went for $20 also..that was the beginning of selling over 180 of those little cards..then I realized I wanted to open an Etsy shop and thats how it all began.

My Messy Mandala or shall I say #mymessymandala

My Messy Mandala or shall I say #mymessymandala

If your on instagram..id love if you follow me there as I’m having an ongoing Mandala Making Tagfest here at www.instagram.com/robinmeaddesigns . I’m making messy mandalas.with cheapo craft paint and mixed media papers..of course I use a little #Golden Fluids and some #Liquitex Inks too but the majority of these gorgeous mandalas are made with inexpensive supplies..So jump on over and tag your friends and make some messy mandalas. Ill be posting videos and tips throughout the coming weeks..EnJoY..!!

All New leggings or Yoga pants..Woo Hoo..

All New leggings or Yoga pants..Woo Hoo.. Here ..

(go to link, and click on any image and then look for leggings..:)

Pop Up Auction on my FB page today

Pop Up Auction on my FB page today here: Robin Mead Facebook

..for this 9 x 12 Journal..24 removable pages..blank and painted..bidding is at $25 already and the auction goes until 5PM EST..!! Have Fun..!

HOW COLOUR PSYCHOLOGY POSITIVELY IMPACTS INTERIOR DESIGN (INFOGRAPHIC)

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