Monday, June 4, 2012

Where in the World is Moon Mama??

As many of you know, I have been doing some traveling of late.
I've visited Tim's family in Cardston, Alberta, Canada, and more of them in Utah. I've been home for a couple of weeks, but have been laying low.
Except for some photos posted on my Facebook page, I haven't even had the time to talk about my trip!

So I have a little confession to make....
Well actually I have a pretty big confession.
Been a wee bit busy! Too busy to blog.
My dear friend Durin and I have been working on a super secret project together for a while, and now we're ready to share it with the world.

Funny story about how Durin and I met---
Durin is a designer for one of the biggest digital art companies in the US, and I was a big fan of her work.
We became Facebook friends, and after a while I noticed that she and I had several mutual friends who lived nearby. Finally I had to ask just where this chick lived, and how she knew my friends. Turns out we went to the same high school (she a few years behind me), and she lived less than 10 miles from my home (in fact, she lives in a home that I'd considered renting 25 years ago!)! Talk about a small world!
We chatted more online, and eventually she came to visit me in my Athens studio. We became true friends from the very first, and eventually decided we should join forces, artfully speaking, and take both the art world and the digital art world by storm.

Durin is an amazing digital designer--you can scope out her and her work here
Artist friends---before you go rolling your eyes, hear me out!
We are not talking about "CUTE" here. We are talking about ART!
Durin is a very artistically-inclined digital designer. I am a....what am I? Is there a name for what I do?
Some say mixed-media. I tend to claim the title of "multi-media" artist, as I'm into a little bit of everything.
Through her visits to my studio, and observing my artwork and play, especially my art journaling, Durin realized that we could combine our work and offer the resulting products to a wide variety of artists.

We knew that there had to be so many artists out there who could use our products, for so many reasons.
We know how many there are who are dying to try their hands at art journaling but are terrified of the blank page, or they're not sure they'll do it "properly" (have you SEEN my art journals?? No such thing as "proper"). Then there are seasoned artists who are pressed for time and would love to be able to sometimes just jump right in without having to do a lot of page preparation.
Then there are those clever and creative souls who could take a look at this stuff and design all manner of projects!
We are so very excited to finally offer our work to all of you artsy folk (and to see what you do with it!)!

Here's how our first products are described in the online store---

"For the advanced art journal artist with little time, or those beginning to express themselves with art journaling, this set of pre-designed art journaling papers and journaling prompts offer a convenient and inexpensive method to explore this popular art form. The pre-designed papers can be used as backgrounds on which to base your art journaling, or as collage pieces or even as digital scrapbooking backgrounds. Perfect for digital scrapbooking and digital art applications, art journals, mixed media, altered art projects, and paper crafting projects." 

At the moment we have 3 themed e-books to choose from (with many more to follow!)
These are the covers; each has 25 digital papers and 2 pages of journaling prompts---

Have a look-see and tell me what you think, here or on my Facebook page!
Right away, I'll have some sample layouts posted that Durin and I have put together.

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