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Angela Corpus

Angela Corpus

Angela is Marketing Manager for the Quarto Publishing Group USA. A Chicago gal at heart, she recently relocated to southern California and can usually be found exploring the beaches, feeding her newfound inner artist, and chasing sunsets with her camera. A collector of stories old and new, she's an avid postcard sender, and origami cranes always seem to tag along on her travels. Follow her adventures on Twitter: @angelacorpus

Lose Yourself in Coloring: Dragons

coloring dragons colored pencil

"There are dragons in the clouds, in trees and waves, and dragons carved in stone, and guarding gold in caverns old, in stories, waiting to be told..."

FILED UNDER: Making Art, Pictura / TAGGED: dragons, coloring books, pencil, drawing, coloring, how to draw


crimson orchid

Red is a powerful color with symbolic meaning that goes back through all of history. And during American Heart Month (building awareness for heart disease) and on Valentine's Day, it seems like the perfect color to hightlight in The Color Mix. But we're not talking about just any red—we're talking about bold and beautiful Crimson.

FILED UNDER: The Color Mix / TAGGED: how to paint, orchid, painting, crimson, color mixing

Upcycling Mailers: Part II

mailers 2

In yesterday's post we talked about upcycling your mail into new artwork that you can enjoy yourself or send on as artistic new mail for friends. Today it's all about upcycling packages and even packaging from your kitchen. Cardboard from packages, cereal boxes, beverage boxes...any boxes can be used and each style/brand/logo adds its own character to your art.

FILED UNDER: Art Bites / TAGGED: mixed media, creative, how to paint, mailers

Upcycling Mailers: Part I

upcycled mailers 2

I love mail. Snail mail, that is. Real life, papery goodness, stamped, signed, sealed, delivered—MAIL. I love to send it, and I love to receive it. Upcycling is a great way to reuse mail and make your own art or make artistic mailers that your friends and loved ones will "oooh" and "ahhh" over when they open their mailbox. And with these tricks from 101 Mixed Media Techniques, even junk mail will be fun to receive.

FILED UNDER: Making Art / TAGGED: creative, mixed media, upcycled, how to paint, painting

Painting Valentine Hearts: Brave, Intuitive Painting

heart valentine painting

Valentine's Day is a great excuse to get in touch with all those lovey, happy, thankful feelings we have for the sweet people in our lives. It's also a great excuse for painting valentine hearts. I've been feeling inspired by Flora Bowley's incredible book Brave, Intuitive Painting, and I decided to go brave and bold with my valentine hearts this year.

FILED UNDER: Making Art / TAGGED: brave, intuitive, painting, how to paint, creative, flora bowley

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