October 2014 ~ Kimberly McGuiness Art & Design

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

October 9, 2014


I get inspiration from just about anything at any time. Hence, this piece below.

©2014 Kimberly McGuiness, Micron pens , markers and colored pencils on 8x8 smooth bristol
We have a cat named 'Apple' she is the most precious thing and spoiled rotten as any girly girl could be. She loves tuna and what cat wouldn't? So as I opened her can of tuna for her dinner, I wondered, it would certainly be fun to watch her with a whole fish!

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October 7, 2014

I'll Take 2 out of 3

Last week I entered 3 art pieces in our local fair. Two of them won!

©2014 Kimberly McGuiness 'Dream' mixed media on canvas
This local venue gave me the opportunity to show my work in the community and get my style and name 'out there' something every artist wants sooner than later.

©2014 Kimberly McGuiness, 'Autumn Bird" drawing on smooth bristol
As I seem to be my own worst critic at times, the 1st and 3rd place win for my work reminds me that with every stroke of my brush or pen I'm forever grateful for my talents.

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October 2, 2014

Inspiration Between The Covers

Exploring the pages between the covers of other fantastic artist books in the world gives me such inspiration. When I need a jump start these are some of my favorite books I get my hands on and my head buried in. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Altered Books
Abstracts: A 3-Dimensional Coloring Book
Mehndi Designs Coloring Book: Traditional Henna Body Art
Quick & Clever Drawing
The Art of Zentangle
Zen Doodle: Tons of Tangles
Totally Tangled
Zentangle 7: Inspiring Circles, Zendalas & Shapes
Zentangle 9: Color With Mixed Media
Zentangle 10: Dimensional Tangle Projects WorkBook Edition
Pattern Play: a Zentangle Creativity Boost (Volume 1)
Zenspirations: Abstract & Geometric Designs
Zenspirations: Coloring Book Flowers: Create, Color, Pattern, Play!
Zenspirations: Coloring Book Inspirations Designs to Feed Your Spirit
Zenspirations Dangle Designs
Zenspirations: Letters and Patterning
Flavor for Mixed Media: A Feast of Techniques for Texture, Color and Layers
Surface Treatment Workshop: Explore 45 Mixed Media Techniques
The Cloth Paper Scissors Book: Techniques and Inspiration for Creating Mixed-Media Art
Paint Mojo - A Mixed-Media Workshop: Creative Layering Techniques for Personal Expression

The above products are listed with Amazon, I am an affiliate with Amazon. When you click on the above links to purchase these products, I may receive a small percentage of the sale. The money received from the affiliate links does not cost you anything. This is a great way to buy what you want and support an artist at the same time. I thank you ever so much in advance for your purchase and support!

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