Just Out

We made a little impromptu visit to our boat yesterday because the kids were out of school and it was 80 degrees, and how could we not? It was our first overnight of the season and my brother and sister-in-law went with their kids too. Very fun and relaxing little getaway.

I came home and found this waiting for me in the mailbox! The latest issue of Cloth, Paper, Scissors featuring an article I wrote. Also featured in this issue are two other Melange Team members, Nancy Lefko, and Sue Pelletier.

Here are some little snippets from my article and a peek at the Homework section featuring some additional tips and one of my journal pages that those who are taking my Visual Journalism 101 online class will recognize.

Included in this article are step out pictures/instructions for the process I use in some of my mixed media portraits.

With Mother’s Day soon approaching, you will find the inspiration behind my portraits and why I find them so much a part of my art life.

This issue has some wonderful articles and I hope you will be able to pick up a copy. Let me know if you do, I’d love to hear from you!
A little insider info, the dress in this portrait, ‘Letting Go’ was inspired by my living room drapes. You just never know what your muse will lead you!

26 responses

  1. this is such a wonderful article and easy how-to. i made my own version of this project and had so much fun! thanks pam, for your generosity and for sharing1kathy

  2. Pam,I loved your ballerina that I saw at ZNE….but I also love this piece! I am such a “wear your heart on your sleeve, kind of person!” I think most people are somewhat ‘guarded’. That is what I find to be your most endearing quality! Not so ‘gaurded’ like me! You are a “GENUINE” soul! I love you girl! Don’t ever change!Julie

  3. Pam, I love your work. I have a subscription to Cloth, paper, scissors, and wait each month for it to turn up in my mailbox. Love it. Also, buy every Somerset Studio mag I can find! They are also an inspiration. Keep up the great work.

  4. Congratulations on your article. I love the piece you did. Thanks for taking us through the steps, I want to try that sometime.

  5. wonderful article! i just got my copy of CPS today. can’t wait to try out the background and face drawing techniques. 🙂

  6. Hi Pam, I am so happy you told us about this issue, I have to have it now 🙂 I first found you in a magazine, think it was Stampers Sampler, then I went on to take your class. Next thing we know you will be publishing your own book 🙂

  7. Pam- I loved your article! I truly enjoy the drawing of the faces but the painting gives me a fit (it’s the mixing of colors and getting JUST that right color! )so I’m glad to have some different colors to try!

  8. I seen the sneak preview online through CPS Embellishments and it’s a stunning article, so much inspiration and insight to your process. You capture a true emotional connection as you write the how to article!

  9. Got it, read it, enjoyed it! I always devour the magazine when it arrives & did again this time. Thanks for a great article!

  10. Congratulations Pam! No magazine in my mail yet, but can’t wait to read the article… things are really flowing in such and energy based direction for you!!

  11. I got my copy of the mag yesterday and was so excited when I got to your page, because I wasn’t expecting it!Paulette Insall has been a big inspiration to me, too, so it was nice to read that her work is what got you to start painting women.

  12. Pam you’re so funny! If my drapes inspired me it would be a blank canvas, they are all white! Your work just keeps getting better and better. I am so honored to have an original “Pam”! I can’t wait to get the new magazine to all the wonderful, amazing art that is coming from Melange. You go girls!

  13. Oooooo! Can’t wait for my copy to arrive! Looking forward to reading your article!Eileenhttp://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/

  14. Pam I am so excited! this looks wonderful, so I will be stalking my bookstore until it is in…unfortunately it takes much longer to come out in Canada :-(congrats on the feature, and I look forward to seeing my fellow Melange Team members in it as well.You guys rock!

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