This week begins a series of posts about several artists who will be joining me in a mixed media blog hop in December. I'm excited about hosting my first blog hop and about introducing my first mixed media product. My way of marking both of these firsts is to share a little about each artist that will be "hopping" along as we make art using my new MIXED MEDIA INSPIRATION DECK in December.
To kick things off, let's start with Maria McGuire of Stencil Girl stencils. Her creative energy shows up in the many ways she keeps all of us StencilClub members educated and inspired with images, teasers, guest artist tutorials, and amazing examples of how to use the exclusive stamps that only club members receive. AND to top it off, she also designs stencils for StencilGirl. Check out her two latest creations -- butterflies (my favorites).
While the number of things Maria does in a day will impress just about anyone, I'm most impressed and inspired by Maria's artwork. She has an amazing sense of composition and she's not afraid to play. That's what comes across in her work for me -- a feeling that she is having fun when she makes art. I LOVE that. Wanna be inspired by her art -- visit her personal webpage here.
I'm really looking forward to seeing what beautiful and fun creations Maria will make as she represents StencilGirlProducts during this hop. And if you don't know about the stencils from StencilGirl, then you're in for a huge surprise. They are one of my favorite products to use in my mixed media book art and art journaling.
Oh!!! Did I mention that we will be giving away a signed copy of Mary Beth Shaw's latest book, Stencil Girl: Mixed Media Techniques for Making and Using Stencils? Trust me, you want to own this book.
Make sure you pay Maria a visit today and bookmark the StencilGirl blog so you don't miss her when she hops on December 9th. She'll be giving away a Mixed Media Inspiration Deck from the StencilGirl blog -- so go make sure you're signed up and ready to hop along with us.