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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Making Slideshow Videos




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As I get older everything takes a little longer and more effort to do. As many of you probably know I have written another eBook using CitraSolv®. I am totally fascinated with the textures and other things I can do with CitraSolv® and I love sharing my techniques in the form of eBooks. It’s my art instructor mentality. I made promotion videos for my other two eBooks, but I really dragged my heels on this one. It turned out to be a lot shorter, but some say it’s a good one. What do you think?

You can learn more about this new eBook at www.artistebooks.blogspot.com , or to purchase go directly to my Etsy shop

BTW you don't have to have CitraSolv® to benefit from the information in this eBook!

Sunday, August 07, 2016

New eBook: How I Create CitraSolv Contemporary Collages





My new eBook, ' How I Create CitraSolv Contemporary Collages" is finally finished and is for sale in my Etsy store. I am adding a limited time free bonus of 6 digital CitraSolved pages worth $4.25 that you can print and use with most of the techniques in the eBook. This is great for those of you unable to obtain CitraSolv. The fee bonus offer ends January 31, 2017 so I hope you take advantage of it.

Learn my techniques for creating contemporary collages using CitraSolved papers and other materials.

This eBook will show you how I create these collages and I will share links to other artist’s videos that have inspired me and the techniques that I have adapted in my own collages. 

There are 26 diagrammed collages showing the techniques I used.

In this eBook there is a chapter about composition and my thoughts on the subject which I call ‘Intuitive Composition’.

I share some transfer techniques that I have not used in my other eBooks!

I will show you how to finish your collage including using Cold Wax. You will also learn how to mount your collage on canvas or frame it.

The collage techniques I will be showing you could also be done with other papers that are not altered with CitraSolv®. If you can’t buy CitraSolv you can buy digital CitraSolv® textures at my Etsy store and can print them and use paint instead of CitraSolv® in the ways I use CitraSolv® to remove the inks on the actual textured papers. 

There are assets of templates and copyright free images that you can use as well! 

You can see the table of contents at my Etsy store

If you love collage then you will enjoy this eBook!

Resistance!

iPad fun collage by Eva 'Open To It'


The old devil ‘Resistance’ that Steven Pressfield wrote about in his book, ‘The War of Art’, has been hiding out in my house the past few weeks--actually almost a month! I was ‘gung ho’ (my expression for motivated and productive) then everything just stopped. I started questioning myself and everything I did so far. Up to that time I was so consumed with what I was doing that I was impossible to live with. My family and friends got the bunt of my behavior. When I totally lost interest in the project and even being in my studio my friend suggested that it was ‘karma’. She may be right as I really needed to step back and reevaluate my behavior and goals. Now I want to start back with my project, being mindful of others this time, but I am feeling full blown ‘resistance’. During my hiatus I spent my time painting on my iPad and surfing Facebook. Fun, but not productive. In desperation I left my iPad in my studio hoping that it will break the ice. It is important that I return to the studio and deal with this ‘resistance’. To quote Steven Pressfield “..when we sit down day after day and keep grinding, something mysterious starts to happen. A process is set in motion by which, inevitably and infallibly, heaven comes to our aid. Unseen forces enlist in our cause; serendipity reinforces our purpose.” (page 108).

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