Blog: Artist Almanac

Soaring High – Art Journal

“No bird soars too high if she soars with her own wings.”

This page started with one of those little calendar pages from the sold out Artists Almanac calendars. The calendar is all gone but the original painting for this page is still available here (or a nice giclee print here) and it always brings me back to when I first moved to Jersey City. Crazy where life can take you :)

I used acrylic paint and acrylic spray paint for my background, in colors to compliment the original painting and build a bigger skyline. The original painting has the Jersey City skyline in the background from back when I first painted it, and it’s definitely gotten much BIGGER since I first moved here. All the tall buildings by the waterfront and beyond.

To add detail and definition to the skyline I used Neocolor II from Caran d’Ache – love how saturated those water soluble sticks are.

I added my journaling with a Signo ball pen. Are you soaring anywhere these days?

Here are some of the supplies I used:

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Artist Almanac Calendars are HERE – The wait is over!

The page a day 2022 Artist Almanac calendars are here in my shop and ready to ship to you! The wait is finally over after weeks of shipping delays in the LA port and I can happily report that these 2022 calendars are good to go. Supplies are limited as you may know but we have a few while they last.

The 2022 Artist Almanac, if you haven’t already heard, is a page a day style calendar and each page has different artwork by one of the 12 participating artists:

Amanda Spence
Birgit Koopsen
DeeDee Catron
Eleaca Young
Kristin Peterson
Lisa Goddard
Mary Beth Shaw
Megan Whisner-Quinlan
Nathalie Kalbach
Shawn Petite
Tiffany Goff-Smith
Tina Walker

As you tear pages off, they become collage papers, so that means 365 different collage papers for all your mixed media creations. It’s a pretty awesome idea and I was stoked to be one of the artists chosen to participate. Here is a little schedule too to show you what day is by what artist:

Curious what it looks like? Here is a little flip through video of The 2022 Artist Almanac so you can see what it’s all about:

So hurry hurry into the shop and get your 2022 calendar today. Here is the link to the 2022 Artist Almanac. I hope you enjoy using it!

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