Jerry’s Online Street Team Art Project

I’m honored to be the Spotlight Artist in Jerry’s Artarama’s blog THE SPLATTER

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and I have an Art Journaling Street Team Art Project too! Complete with stepped out pictures and written instruction of the process used to create this page spread in my journal

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Here’s a little video peek, for the FULL stepped out project please visit The Splatter and while you’re there I hope you’ll take a minute to leave a comment, I love hearing from you!!

 

My Big Announcement!!!

I get emails daily asking where to purchase my mixed-media line of products with Derivan Matisse and I’m so thrilled to finally be able to announce that Jerry's Artarama will now be carrying them!!! I’m excited to be working with a top art supply chain that carries the supplies we need/want and has both easy online access as well as stores across the country. This has been a long-time in the works and I’m honored to have my products offered through such a fine, long-standing establishment.

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Press releases and more news/events will follow so stay tuned!

Jill K. Berry Stencil Giveaway Blog Hop!

CONGRATULATIONS Alice Hendon!!! You are the lucky winner of Jill’s Stencils! Thank you everyone for participating and I hope that many of you will go and check out Jill’s stencils at Artistcellar~

I’m excited to get  a chance to play with Jill’s new line of stencils! If you want a chance to win a set all you have to do is leave a comment on this post today and tomorrow I’ll draw one of your names and Artistcellar will send you your very own set!

Introducing

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Stencils from the abstracted calligraphic work of Jill K. Berry

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Four new stencils from Artistcellar.com Runes, Road Map, River Map, & Romans

Here are some journal pages that I used Jill’s stencils on. All of them were stenciled using Liquid Pencil Sketching Ink with a stencil brush. I love the soft look of graphite and it allows you to layer up other media over the top of the TEXTures.

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Stencil with Liquid Pencil Sketching Ink, Poetic Portrait stamp with India Ink, Inktense blocks and Faber Castell Big Brush pens

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Stencil with Liquid Pencil Sketching Ink, image transfer of a sketch printed onto a transparency and hand sanitizer as the transfer medium, Inktense blocks

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City skyline cut from old ledger page, stencil with Liquid Pencil Sketching Ink, letters cut from other text, Inktense blocks and Pitt Artist Pens

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Stencil, cut out letters from text, Inktense blocks and pens

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Stencil, Inktense blocks, paper scraps, Pitt Pens, stamps with paint

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Scraps of all kinds of text , stencil on top, Pitt Pens, stamps with paint

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Scraps from previous artwork, print from lino carving, stencil, pens, watercolor paints

11/30 Jill Berry http://jillberrydesign.com/blog

12/03 Sketchbook Challenge Guest post http://sketchbookchallenge.blogspot.com/

12/04 Seth Apter http://thealteredpage.blogspot.com/

12/05 Diana Trout http://dianatrout.typepad.com/

12/06 Traci Bunkers https://www.tracibunkers.com/blog/

12/07 Tracy Verdugo http://artoftracyverdugo.blogspot.com/

12/08 Anne Gaal http://www.gaalcreative.com/

12/09 Effy Wild http://effywild.com/

12/10 Dawn DeVries Sokol http://www.dblogala.com/

12/11 Aimee Myers Dolich http://artsyville.blogspot.com/

12/12 Sue Bleiweiss  http://suebleiweiss.com/home.html

12/13 Pam Carriker http://pamcarriker.com/blog/

12/14 Jane Davenport http://www.janedavenport.com/

Jill’s stencils can be found here:
http://www.artistcellar.com/stampstencil/acSignatureSeries.html

Press Release:
http://www.artistcellar.com/general/press/pr11-30-12.html

For a chance to win just leave a comment! Be sure to include a valid e-mail address where it asks for one – preferably the e-mail address you check most often.

Last Chances

Sad to leave friends Mary Beth Shaw and Joanne Sharpe after Art Unraveled but so glad I’ll be seeing them again soon at Art Is!!!

School is starting and I’m left scratching my head as to where the summer went?! I’m sure a lot of you can totally relate to that feeling.

BFF Nancy Lefko and I met for the first time IRL at Art Is last year after being online buddies for years!

I feel the same way when going to teach at art retreats. There is so much planning (already sending in proposals for next year) and build up before the retreats then you get there and have such an amazing time with art friends that you only once or if you’re lucky a few times a year, and the time is over in a blink.

 

It leaves you looking forward with great eagerness to the next venue when you can see your friends again!

Hamming it up with Kecia Frazee Deveney and Michael DeMeng at Art Is last year

Art Is…You is coming up in October. I’m looking forward to it with both eagerness and a touch of sadness as it’s the last big retreat of 2012 and I know I’m going to have an amazing time there.

On the subject of ‘making’ new friends, I’m really excited to be teaching my Busting Out-Self Portrait Journaling workshop at Art Is. This is the only place I’m offering this fun and personal workshop. Not only will we explore journaling techniques in 3D, we will also learn how to shade portraits in the easiest way possible. All of the face painting techniques can be applied to flat work but working on an actually dimensional face will allow you to see where shadows fall from front, side, and 3/4 views. It’s a great way to learn as we start with some cool long-necked wig forms and build layers similar to that of a journal page and then continue on to paint a portrait with all of the facial features already in place!

There’s still room in this workshop and I hope if you haven’t yet decided which workshop you are going to take, you’ll consider joining me for Busting Out!

 

You’ll also have a travel buddy for the trip home;-)

I’m also teaching Get the Lead Out! with some cool techniques using my Liquid Pencil Sketching Inks. This workshop is loaded with fun products (that you’ll get in your class kits) and fun new techniques to do everything from still life to portraits to journal pages!

 

If you haven’t yet stopped by to leave a comment to win one of my new stamps from my Poetic Portraits line there’s still time! I’m giving away 1 stamp for every 50 comments, giving away 4 so far and I want to give away more so spread the word!

Click HERE to leave a comment

Create with Me in Italy

For the month of December Americana Toscana is offering $100 off of enrollment for both workshop participants as well as non-participating guests.

For a little taste of the beauty that will inspire our art, check out this video

What fun would it be to find a ticket to Italy in your stocking this Christmas?! If you want to put it on your ‘Santa List’ please feel free to include my email pcarrikersart@yahoo.com so I can play ‘Santa’s Helper’ if Santa should need it;-)

Derivan Liquid Pencils are a relatively new medium that takes sketching to a whole new place! With different tints in both permanent and rewettable formulas, they offer a wide range of creativity and allow you to ‘sketch’ without picking up a pencil! I’ve been working with the creators of Liquid Pencil and am excited to have a line of new products coming out that make this new medium especially user-friendly to Art Journalers. If you love the look of sketching but are unsure of your drawing skills, this class will give you exactly what you need to begin sketching in your journal. For the more advanced student the sky’s the limit when you add this to what you already do and I will show you the many different techniques possible with this innovative product!
I will be bringing my very own Portrait Sketch Stamps to use in class as well so there is nothing to fear if you don’t have much experience with portraits-you can literally stamp a sketch! With inspiration all around us in this ideal setting, there will be no end of things to journal about. After we limber up our artistic muscles, using this new medium, we will move from our journals to a more substantial substrate and create mixed media artwork to take home and hang, for a permanent reminder of this once in a lifetime experience.

 Picture Yourself…
among the sights and sounds of beautiful and romantic Tuscany: olive groves, vineyards, centuries-old buildings, winding streets, texture and vibrant sunlight.

 Feel Yourself…
in the warm ambience of Cortona, overlooking Lake Trasimeno and the Val di Chiana, originally fortified by the Umbrians, claimed by the Etruscans, touched by the Renaissance.   Almost unchanged for centuries, Cortona is one of Tuscany’s jewels.

 Experience…
the joy of painting en plein air yourself in a relaxed and inspiring atmosphere with the expert instruction of a nationally known artist and instructor and the camaraderie friendship of a small group of learners and seekers.

Enjoy…
great Italian food, delightful wines, new friends, breath-taking vistas, history and the hospitality of the people of Cortona.

The class kit will include a your own bottle of my new Liquid Pencil Sketching Ink, a journal, a Set of my favorite Peerless Watercolors (these are so awesome if you’ve not used them before!) a signed copy of my book a water reservoir brush and more goodies. You won’t have to bring anything in the way of art supplies. I’ll provide it all so you can just  pack your clothes and camera, oh and maybe your best friend!

If you have questions or would like to be on a mailing list for more info and updates please email me at pcarrikersart@yahoo.com

For more information visit http://www.toscanaamericana.com/pamcarrikerhome.html

Reverse Auction for Japan

A little while back when all eyes were on the devastation that hit Japan, Jenny Doh sent out a request to several artist to create a piece of work that would later be auctioned off, all proceeds going to help those suffering.

Of course I said ‘yes’ as did all of the others asked. To suffer like that is beyond imagining and we all know art can heal in many different ways.

I would like to encourage you to go to the REVERSE AUCTION FOR JAPAN and consider buying a piece of artwork. We all have different ways we can reach out to those in need.

‘There are No Words’ PCarriker 2011 11×14 Liquid Pencil on 140lb watercolor paper

Wow! This just SOLD but there are many more pieces still available so please stop by