Kimberly McGuiness Art & Design

~~Mixed Media~Digital Art~Home Decor~Gifts~~

February 19, 2019

VoyageATL Interview-Thought-Provokers: Marietta

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©Julia McGuiness, Kimberly McGuiness

So I've been working on a little 'thing' over the past few weeks. An interview with VoyageATL !!
Read the full version of the interview on their website here

Here's a snippet about them: "We started the Voyage Group of Magazines in Los Angeles, with our flagship publication VoyageLA. After generating our first million page views in LA we knew our content was resonating with the community.

We’ve since grown to Atlanta and a handful of other amazing cities with the help of an amazing network of friends, associates, local insiders and influencers, PR firms, local bloggers, artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and other professionals." You can find the full read about them here. 

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February 3, 2019

New Work: Heart Fire

Newest 11x14 mixed media piece from my art journal, 'Heart Fire' I used acrylic, ink, colored pencils the symbols on her check are moon glyphs I combined they stand for fire-energy-power....enjoy :)
mixed media with turquoise and red striped hair woman behind a flaming heart and black eyed susans along the bottom and upper right corner
11x14 Mixed Media, 'Heart Fire' © 2019 Kimberly McGuiness

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February 1, 2019

Apothecary: What's In Your Cabinet of Curiosities?

Apothecary the latest 11x14 mixed media piece from my art journal. Over a week and many hours to complete this one for sure is a story from my soul. Is there anything in this that resonates with you? What's in your cabinet of curiosities? I used acrylic, watercolor, ink, colored pencil...... the journey continues..... if you haven't already, be sure to subscribe to this blog in the sidebar >>>>



mixed media by kimberly mcguiness with jars, a skull, a peacock, pink roses and hearts
©2019 Kimberly McGuiness

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January 5, 2019

Star Catcher: I finally caught one!

whimsical line and shape art with figure in yellow hat; stars on face and clothes
©Kimberly McGuiness
Remember laying in the grass as a child and looking up at the stars wishing you could catch one of them? Besides Hundertwasser, this is the inspiration behind my newest piece, 'Star Catcher'.

I love the shapes, lines, and colors of this piece. Although it's inspired by Hundertwasser and his life work of bringing humanity and nature together in harmony, I've finally developed my own style under his influence. I'm so excited and simply overjoyed about this new growth in my work.

I honestly feel like I've caught a star and I'm forever grateful. My art has been a wish for so long in my life. Always wondering if I would be able to become a working artist, what my style would be like and how it would develop. Even though I have my hands in other mediums and experiments it's always the practice with each piece that helps me to grow into what is already waiting for me to know, learn, do and then share with the world.

This piece is a 9x12 mixed media on mixed media paper. I used watercolor, ink, salt. I also like to digitally enhance or manipulate a piece in Photoshop. For me, it's a way to take full advantage of technology to bring about different versions of the same piece giving it endless possibilities with color and shape. This is the result I kept from the image above:
whimsical line and shape art with stars, swirls and circles
©Kimberly McGuiness
I love how this digital piece ended up presenting itself. Thanks for looking! Feel free to pin, post, share & tweet :)
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October 2, 2018

Gaining Empowerment Through Self-Care, Creative Play & Fun

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©2018 Kimberly McGuiness
How many times have you felt empowered to take a chance? Take a leap of faith? To just go for it? Whatever 'IT' may have been?

Empowerment is defined as “the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one's life."

Looking for something to move us forward in a positive way these days can be a task in of itself, right? The world is full of uncertainty and heavy energy.

Gaining empowerment through self-care, creative play, and some fun is a must these days. With each card, you pull empower prompts to give you what you need to know or to be reminded of to get your day jump started. It could be art journaling, painting, meditation, being with friends, it's whatever the prompts bring and means to you.

Personal empowerment begins with a bit of self-awareness. Knowing and recognizing your strengths and weaknesses can go a long way in having a realistic view of oneself. This deck of cards may be able to help you along that path.
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©2018 Kimberly McGuiness

This is a glimpse of what the front of the cards looks like. The artwork is my own and comes from the 50 best cards from #the100dayproject.
They are bright colorful and have a wonderfully smooth finish on both the front and back. They are 2 3/4 inches wide x 4 3/4 inches tall and feel so yummy to hold!

The back of each card has 2 questions and a prompt related to the word on the front of the card. They are the perfect starter card for personal or group art classes or journaling.

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©2018 Kimberly McGuiness
To get you started here are some other examples of how the cards can be used......

-Leave one on your co-worker's desk and at lunchtime answer the questions in a group.
-Leave one with a tip to the waitress
-Include one in your bill payment you mail
- Include a single card in each of the holiday cards you send out this year
- Use the cards at family dinners or get-togethers as conversation starters. Let one person draw a card and let each person at the table answer the prompts.
- Randomly leave one on a table at a coffee shop, library, etc.
-Use with other cards decks & for affirmations
-Use prompts with your children on a game night as conversation starters
-Use them in book club groups or other monthly meet-ups

I've been working really hard the past several months to bring you this 50 card deck of Empower Prompts for Self-Care, Creative Play, and Fun! I can't tell you how happy and excited I am about this, it's a dream come true for me and I hope you find value in this deck and that they truly enrich and empower your day!
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