Monday, December 5, 2011

Let's Talk About....What is Art Therapy?

What is Art Therapy? (click the link to view the art therapy blog)

Hello all !

I am coming at you today with the last post in my "Let's Talk" series, and it's all about art therapy which is the field that I am going into after college.

A while back I came across this very interesting blog that is soley dedicated to the world of art therapy. For me, ever snice I was a child art has always been a passion of mine, and it wasn't until high when I took an intro psychology course(and also from personal experinces in my life) that I became more interested in the field of psychology. I had no idea that I can combine both art and psychology together as one and make a career out of it.
I took a look around on the website and I thought it was so amazing how common art therapy is and how it is used a lot in the field of psychology. Looking at the site and learning more about art therapy makes me more interested in the field. I feel like I have finally found a career where I am able to combine both of my passions and I am happy about that.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Let's Talk About.......Paying off Student Loans


I am coming at you with another Let's Talk post. Today it's all about paying off your student loans. As you guys know I am a full time college student and yes I did take out a few loans to pay for help pay for college and soon it will be time to pay them back(big sigh). I came across this video on youtube that offers great tips and advice on how you can pay back your student loans that is based on you income after you graduate from college(which I think is awesome). Click the link below to view the video.

Monday, November 14, 2011

MOMA: Tim Burton

http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/313

Let's Talk About....Tim Burton(online art exhibit)



For my first Let's Talk About post( the link to the site is above this post), I had a chance to visit an online exhibit that features the work of artist, writer, director, illustrator, and photographer Tim Burton. His work is being exhibit in the Museum of Moderan Art located in New York. His work included drawings and sketches that he did at a young age that depicts humor and interest in things that are outside of the box and unordinary. Burton also created a few collage pieces, paintings, giant size photographs, sculptures, cartoon drawings, story boards, a he talks about films that he has written and directed, and also some creative writing he has done.

I thought this exhibit was very interesting and this was actually my first time ever viewing Tim Burton's work. I like how the layout of the site was done with the music playing in the background and the staircase. I also like how Burton's artwork is "outside of the box" and he create work that is unique, quirky, and fun. He is an inspiration for me and my artwork because I love to create artwork that is unique and represents me and who I am, and Burton shows this in his work 100 %.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Creative Diva 29: Let's Talk About.........(new blog "series")

The Creative Diva 29: Let's Talk About.........(new blog "series")

Let's Talk About.........(new blog "series")


Hello creative people !

You guys already know me as Creative Diva 29 and you are also aware that I am a full time college student. Well this semester I am taking a graphic design course(which I love by the way) and for the next couple of weeks I am going to be doing something a little different in my blog post. As part of my class assignment for my course I will be posting a series of post that I like to call "Let's Talk About". These post are going to pertain to issues that have an impact on the younger generation socially, economically, and or environmentally. Along the way I am going to also share with you online art exhibitions and post things that I think are of some interest and worth taking a look at. So sit back, relax, enjoy, and "Let's Talk:".

Love,
Creative Diva

P.S. This is a self portrait that I created in photoshop, as one of the assignments in my graphic design course. I feel very proud of myself about this piece considering that this is my first photoshop project that I have ever done.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

My Pretty Hearts !!!!!!!

Hello Creative People !

I am posting some pictures of some new collage designs that I just finished this week, they are hearts, my favorite symbol in the world, lol ! I bscially just did a simple collage of different painted and store brought papers I had, stiched them down with my sewing machine, and finished them off with a little bit of doodling and writing. For a nice effect I added some "free hand" stiching to the hearts, which I think made them pop out more. Hope you enjoy !

Thursday, July 21, 2011

New Collage Piece(just recent)


I just recently created this piece(more like yesterday) entitled, "Curly Haired Girl". I created using my fav techinique using dyed paper towels, with a little of a magenta ink wash on the top, finished off with a little bit of doodling/journal around the lengths of her hair. So cute !

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Hirshhorn Experince

This past Saturday I had the opportunity to visit the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and I must say that it was great ! These are just some photos that I took of some of the artwork that caught my eye. Hope you enjoy!


Creativegurl :)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

New Works of Art(after sooooooo long lol!)


Here are some new works of art that I recently created, after not having time to post I finally have the time now(now that I am out of school for the summer) to work on my art :) ! The two painting peices I created in my art class that I took this past semester, done on canvas paper(my first time using canvas paper and I love it !).
The other peices that I done are collage of course, done on bristol paper(another one of my favorites to use) and finished off with zig zag stiching. I hope you enjoy and look for more art work this summer until then happy art making !

Creative gurl :)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Love of art therapy

I Love Art Therapy




A while back I came across this great blog site that is geared towards art therapy(which is what I am going to school for to be an art therapist) and I thought that it would be cool to share with you guys the website. I will post the address on how to get to the site below so you can check it out, as well as a cute badge(that I got off the website) to show my support for art therapy.


Peace and love,

Creative gurl


P.S. Here is the web address: http://www.arttherapyblog.com

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Love for art therapy

I Love Art Therapy




A few months back I came across this website that is geared toward the field of art therapy(which is what I am going to school for), and I instantly fell in love with it!

Thought this may be interesting.........

Hey creative people !

I had this interesting article emailed to me about just general ideas of some fun and creative project the you can do. Even though the article said for a February afternoon but you can do these projects anytime of the day. I'll post a link below if you to take a look at the website. ( Sorry I couldn't get the graphics from the email that go along with the article, but if you check out the link then you can better see pictures of the projects discussed in the article.)

Peace and love,

Creative gurl


Here is the link:
www.interweave.com





February 15, 2011

Enjoy a Project-Filled February Afternoon



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Some of Diana's finished colorful homemade paper
Playful Paper
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Create a varied stash of beautiful papers for use in your artwork.

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Linda plays with homemade stencils and paint
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Spray your way into the graffiti form while working with stencils!

Join artist and author Linda Blinn on a lively escapade as she shows how to combine luscious new products from both the mixed-media and graffiti industries with hand-cut stencils, paper, and fabric.

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How to incorporate all the tools and materials you already own into the new stenciling
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Jean demonstrates how to make a personalized charm bracelet
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Transform your mementos into masterpieces!


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Turn a favorite photo into a one-of-a-kind charm bracelet to always remember the occasion
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My own graffiti art



One of my many projects that I plan to do for the new year is to try my hand at graffiti art. I have been doinig some research and planning and I came across some really great images of graffiti art just to give me a few ideas and provide some inspiration as well. Right now I am still in the planning and research stage and have not yet started my actual work(school takes up so much of my time), but I do plan to post some pictures of my sketchs of my ideas of what I want to do for this project, hopefull sometime this weeked I can get them up. Until then have a blessed day and happy creating !



Peace and love,
Creative gurl

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Art Journaling for 2011

Hey everyone !

Okay so I was checking out Traci Bautista's blog and I saw that she is going to be posting art journaling prompts through out the year daily. I thought to myself, "This would be cool and fun to join in on !", which is what this post is all about. I am going to participate in her year long daily art journaling blog post, and my art work will be seen on her art journaling flicker group page as well as on my own personal blog. If you want to join in on the fun or just to find out more about Traci Bautista and her art, you can just click on the "Art Journaling with Traci Bautista" button on my sidebar which will take you dierectly to her site. Hope you have a great weekend, happy creating !

Love,
Creativegurl

Art Journaling for 2011


Hey everyone !

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Art Journaling for 2011


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Thursday, January 13, 2011

New Year, New Art(part 1)




Hey everyone ! Here are some new works of art by yours truly. I was going through my portfolio of painted papers the other day and I discovered that I had all of these leftover papers(I am planning to create new designs to go into my collage work so stayed tuned for that !)and I figured, why not use them up to create some beautiful collages, or what I like to call "Leftover Collages". These two are just part one of the collage series. Hope you enjoy !

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Upcomings for the New Year !!!

Hey everyone, Happy New Year ! I hope that you had a safe and fun holiday. I just wanted to let you know of some upcoming projects that I have planned to do for the year that I will be posting onto my blog. The first project is(I am really excited about this) I will be starting my first ever art journal. I have decided to try out art journaling and see where it takes me. So you get to see my process and the different techniques that I will be doing. Next, I am starting a new batch of paper designs that I will using in my collages and journaling, so stay tuned for that, and last but not least, I will be doing something different this year. I will be working on a self portrait series and also using some of my glamor girl images in the series as well. For this series I will using a combination if things like Photoshop, collage, painting, and journaling. So get ready for fresh new exciting works of art from yours truly !

Love,
K.