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My Artsy Faith | Prayer Box Project

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As a Christian mixed media artist, I love looking for ways to connect my faith to my art, and my art to my faith.

Which is why I’m really excited to give you a peek into a new project that I’ve started working on, which I’m calling the Prayer Box Project.

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Donna Downey Studios Artist Gang 2015: “What Do You See?” Art Journal Page Video Tutorial

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Welcome to another Donna Downey Studios Artist Gang Tuesday!

For my Artist Gang feature this month I decided to create an art journal page since it’s been awhile since I have had the opportunity to create anything.

If you’ve ever read any past posts of mine then you’ll know that for me, art is not about the finished product. Although I embrace art as an opportunity to grow and develop my creative side, more often than not, art is an exploration of my inner mental and emotional world. (more…)

Donna Downey Studios Artist Gang 2015: “Be a voice” Mixed Media Video Tutorial

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Welcome to another Donna Downey Studios Artist Gang Tuesday! For this month’s project I decided to create another 12″ x 12″ mixed media canvas with an inspirational quote.

My poor studio is sadly lacking in art pieces for the wall because in the past my tendency was to create most of my art in my journal.  My reason for this was simple – I was experimenting, and I didn’t want to chance “ruining” my canvases. I wanted to save my canvases for the time when I felt as though my artwork had progressed enough to be “worthy” of a canvas. (more…)

Donna Downey Studios Artist Gang 2015: “She Is Clothed In Strength” Mixed Media Video Tutorial

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Welcome to another Donna Downey Studios Artist Gang Tuesday! For this month’s project I decided to create an inspirational piece of artwork that I could frame.  Now instead of working on a canvas, because I knew I wanted to work with my water colors,  I decided to work on some 140 lb Fabriano Artistico watercolor paper which I cut to 9″ x 12″. (more…)

The Story Behind My Donna Downey Studios Artist Gang 2015: “Art Is” 12″ x 12″ Mixed Media Canvas Video Tutorial

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One of the most challenging aspects of being an artist (or really, any type of a creative), is “finding your voice”.  Now I have found that most people use that term to refer to finding their unique style.  In my own personal journey and evolution as an artist – “finding my voice” has had nothing to do with developing my style.

As I learn and grow and develop my skills as an artist, my style is continually changing and evolving – in fact even after spending the last 5 years delving into the world of mixed media, I am still not sure that I have totally settled on a style that I would consider to be uniquely mine. The way in which my “voice” has been expressing itself through my art on the other hand, has been growing in strength and in clarity. (more…)

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