Mixy’s New Shop!

Lovingly curated collections of colourful, multi-layered, painted papers. Perfect for art journals, collage, mixed media art.

The first FOUR collections of Painted Papers are now available in my new online shop ūüôā

Mermaids & Peacocks

Color family:

Teal, turquoise, aquamarine. 
Blues and greens,
Splashes of lime, yellow and gold.

Magenta & Berries

Color family:

Pinky-purples, pomegranate, plum.
Ripe Raspberry to rich ruby red.
Magenta, Maroon, mauve & fuchsia.

Spring Dreamscape

Color family:

Bright sky blue and grass green, 
Golden buttery yellows, floral peachy pinks and violets.

Emerald Forest

Color family:

Woodlands, meadows & moss, 
Cool misty pine, verdant viridian,
Avocado, olive and luscious lime.

Collections include a mix of painted, printed & dyed papers ranging from vintage book pages and sheet music, art experiments, printed papers, maps, wrapping paper, wallpaper, magazine pages, envelopes and cards.

Coloured with watercolour & acrylic, inks, dyes, pens, pencils & pastel.

Ink dyed, stained, paint splashed and splattered; doodled, drawn & scribbled upon.

Multi-layered, irregular shapes, cut outs & torn edges, textured by crumpling crunchy paint layers and piercing. Some pieces have little bits of stitching and fabric.

Each piece already has a rich history in its layers and is ready move on to its next life in your art journals, mixed media art and collages.

*Introductory Prices all month!*

Bundles of ~30 pieces are just £5.00 all through August.

5 Large Pieces
¬† ¬†approx A6 / 3″x 4″ / 8cm x 10cm
10 Small Pieces
¬† ¬†approx A7 / 2″ x 3″ / 5cm x 7cm
15 Mini Pieces 
¬† ¬†ranging 1-3″ / 2-8cm

My next collection launches in the autumn – sign up for my newsletter to get first dibs and special discounts as a thank you for supporting my art ‚̧

Hi – I’m Mixy!

This is Mixy ūüôā

I’m a mixed media & textile artist from London, UK.

I love to share what I’m making, and I hope it brings some inspiration to your creative time.

You can see what I’m making on this blog, and in these places too

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collage season

We’ve all agreed that time isn’t real, right? because I’m fully embracing that in my reality now.

All that to say, World Collage Day was in May. I posted some photos of my collages in June, I’m writing this in July August, and you could be reading it any time after I hit publish ūüėČ

In my world, I’m somewhere in Collage Season.

Step one: make space on the floor, spread out all the bits so see what you have to play with.

Starting out with a bundle of collage images – mostly cut out from magazines and book pages + a few abstract patterned papers – kindly supplied by the Arizona Collage Collective + some from my own collection, I began with some swapping of heads.

Gradually these newly imagined characters formed together in groups, in turn finding their home in the pages of my Book of Days

I’ll be posting a flip through of the latest pages in this book where you can see this, and the rest of the collages. For an exclusive preview you’ll need to get my next newsletter.


Hi – I’m Mixy!

This is Mixy ūüôā

I’m a mixed media & textile artist from London, UK.

I love to share what I’m making, and I hope it brings some inspiration to your creative time.

You can see what I’m making on this blog, and in these places too

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Seven days without color: day 4

‚ÄúSeven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day.‚ÄĚ

 

Seven days without color: day 4

‚ÄúSeven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day.‚ÄĚ

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<No explanation> that’s part of the challenge. As a serial-explainer-of-things and reason-finder-extraordinare this is the real challenging part to me. Pffffft!¬†

#blackandwhitephotochallenge #sevendayschallenge #sevendayphotochallenge

 


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Seven days without color: day 3

‚ÄúSeven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day.‚ÄĚ

 

Seven days without color: day 3

‚ÄúSeven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day.‚ÄĚ

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I’m juggling so many color-themed ideas right now:

I published the revised version of my Year Full of Color eBook yesterday, meanwhile TWELVTY 2018 & TWELVTY-EXTRA are in the final planning stages ready to launch next month. So a bit of black and white photography is just the fresh air I need right now to nourish my thought processes! 

¬†(Hop onto my email list below if you’d like a free copy of the ebook)

#blackandwhitephotochallenge #sevendayschallenge #sevendayphotochallenge

 


For regular monthly updates on what I’m doing, making and thinking about, direct to your inbox, hop aboard my little list here.

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Seven days without color: day 2

‚ÄúSeven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day.‚ÄĚ

 

Seven days without color: day 2

‚ÄúSeven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day.‚ÄĚ

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A few days of monochrome abstract photography is the perfect counterbalance to all the richness of color I usually spend my days playing in.¬† Today I’m revising my ebook ‚ÄėA year full of color‚Äô¬†for 2018

(scooch on down to the end of this post to grab your free copy if you’ve¬†not already done so. If you‚Äôre already on my mailing list you‚Äôll be first to get the all new version)

 

#blackandwhitephotochallenge #sevendayschallenge #sevendayphotochallenge

 


For regular monthly updates on what I’m doing, making and thinking about, direct to your inbox, hop aboard my little list here.

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Twelvty launch!

Hi friends!

Here we are, after much squirreling around I’m delighted to let you know: TWELVTY is now on sale!

I am SO excited! 

To celebrate I’m offering a 2 month discount off the year long program if you sign up this week

TWELVTY is a brand new program I’m launching today, it will run from January through December 2017 and it’s all about color!

Intrigued? Find out more here

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Squirrelling, Busying & some Re-jig.

Hi folks, I hope you’re enjoying your summer (or winter to those who reside on the other side of this little blue ball).

What’s new with you? I’ve been busy squirrelling away on so many things¬†and¬†I¬†haven’t been over here in wordpress world to share them with you.

 

I’ve been preparing my class I’m teaching in the 21 Secrets online program that’s out for pre-sale now, releasing in September. That kept me reeeeally busy for a while! I’ll show you some little snips of it here and there pre-launch – like this…………..

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Ooooh! All those colors!!

AND busy busily busying art journalling as usual, but not in my usual fashion. <GASP!>

I believe it’s good to shake stuff up, re-jig, re-orient and sometimes reinvent ourselves.¬†The world and its contents keep evolving and the only alternative is stagnation. And that’s no fun at all. Uck!

Art-journal-wise I’ve shaken things up this time. No nice new sketchbook, no repurposed new book, this was a tatty old ledger I found in among my dad’s old papers and desk whatnots, boxed away for years in storage. From the pencilled pre-decimal price inside the back cover I would date it around 1950-something. About a third of the pages had been torn out, the remainder were a little yellowed, but blank.¬†Fresh for painting and collaging and doodling and whatevering all over.

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My usual strategy is to progress page by page as one finishes I flip the page and start again.

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This time I’ve been opening the book randomly and splashing, doodling, writing and out-pouring with no regard to¬†any sense of the linear.

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If you’re in a rut, this is a great shake up.¬†As a process it ripples out into life as little shifts make dramatic differences.

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In the case of an art journal, it meant for a few weeks there was nothing aesthetically worth sharing, all oddments of scribble, stark paint scrapings, lonely fragments.

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Then all of a sudden faces started to emerge

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The pages are filling up and feeling closer to completed. Coherency emerges.

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This is the third journal I’ve been working in this year and they appear to be following the seasons,¬†this one fully in the season of summer.

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A few weeks time I’ll be ready to begin my book of autumn, I’m already looking forward to that.

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The more you look…

…the more you see.

Have you ever been on a color hunt? You can do it right now – pick a color and look around you, as soon as you choose to see, it pops up all over the place.¬†I went looking for primaries in the everyday everythings…

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You don’t need to go anywhere special, you can cast your eyes around while you sit at the traffic lights or stand in line at the shops.

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Look around your town, your home, your wardrobe, your bookcase, your refrigerator…

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Tune in to a color and it will appear like magic!

 

 

Scraps of Serendipity

How to make a decision, how to avoid paralysis of overhwelm, when there are a hundred gazillion options, how does that work?

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Cos here we are, right, in the 21st Century, and if you’re reading this I’m figuring you’re someplace a little bit like here.¬†A place where art supplies are available in more colours, more media, more super-doopy newly formulated zingyness, more variety than you can shake a stick at.¬†

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And even when you’re on a strict self-imposed use-what-you-got-already-before-buying-more-at-the-art-store diet….. there’s no¬†still¬†shortage of choice.¬†Especially not when you’re compelled to repurpose just about anything into art.

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Scraps of Serendipity. Love it when that happens!

Lately I’ve taken to limiting what I can use to the scraps that are on my work table. These tubes of paint I didn’t put away after last time, these nibbles of torn paper. These choices were made by a previous me, and today’s ingenuity is tasked to find a new way to combine them.

 

friday afternoon thoughts

The unfolding of my days now includes this nightly ritual,

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no matter what time I have between getting home and going to sleep, at least part of it is spent between the pages of this book. I make the time, eke it out, surprise myself how much page can be covered and how many doodles will flow.

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It’s a¬†dumping ground for thoughts and feelings, fragments of information, part formed thoughts. Ends of words that doodle off into a cat’s face. That sort of thing.

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(the dictionary pages are back… yes,¬†the same dictionary)

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And collaged people. I don’t know who they are or where they came from.

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This one emerged from nowhere. I don’t know him either.

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Wishing you all a good weekend, dear friends. X

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