Monday, August 18, 2014

Project 365

Project 365 - Ap for smartphones that allows you to shoot a daily photo and record it on a calendar. You can document your life by taking one photo a day for a year. This a great way to create art and journal at the same time. 



Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Advocate & Silence

Let your art be a voice for someone that is not able to speak for themselves. Think about it, this can be a good thing. Believe, express and love. If you are able, show them what you have created and be present for their reaction. If this isn't possible, believe that your artistic expressions is an extension of that person and they now have a voice. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Texas Workshop

We know you are busy, but let's understand what busy is. Being busy is living, that's it, nothing earth shattering. So, rather then embracing it as an excuse for things you are not doing, wrap your arms around busy and get creative.  

Stretch your body and mind. Do some yoga, take a walk, journal, make some art. 

Let go of the everyday "I'm too busy" and commit to what your soul is asking. Yes, believe me, I understand the unrelenting demands of life (family, work etc) but there is a good busy and you can own it. 

Join me in Texas this Fall - we will experience "busy" in a good way.  



Friday, August 8, 2014

Paradigm

Paradigm is the perfect term for social media. The pure value of the basis of abstraction is evident in the face (excuse my pun) of social media. Words, photos and phrasing are our only expression of ideas. The perception of whatever is posted on social media remains to be interpreted and sometimes valued. 

Step away from your laptop and express yourself in a more creative way.
feel begin by closing your eyes and visualize 
the creativity of thoughts that are supposed to be asked and valued by you
believe these questions are to be patterned by your ideas
trust the results of in front of you and how they should be interpreted
breath in and let life be


The paradigm is yours for the taking, keep your values and most importantly express your ideas through art. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Workshops

Roadhouse Arts
2355 Bulverde Road #4 Bulverde, Texas 78163
www.roadhousearts.com
info@roadhousearts.com
830-438-1884


Fabulous News! I am fortunate to have the opportunity to teach at a workshop at Roadhouse Arts in Texas this Fall. These will be workshops filled with creativity, adventure and good energy. Please join me at this lovely facility. For more information contact info@roadhousearts.com

DATE: Friday, October 24, 2014 
TIME: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
WORKSHOP FEE: $205 (These workshops do not include lunches)


Remember the carefree spirit you had as a child? It’s time to recapture that sense of wonder and excitement in your art! Come play with Kimberly Santiago, Author of Collage Playground!, as she introduces you to simple techniques and projects that take the “work” out of collage and bring back in the fun. 

Daily Conversations with Mixed Media
Artistic expression is the perfect way to develop everyday ideas and creativity. A recurrent image, word or phrase can represent an object or conversation that tends to unify your life or “who” you are in life. In this workshop we will explore various collage techniques, learn how creative prompts help develop concepts and complete a mixed media project. 

Along the way, we will explore fun and inspiring creative exercises that help to relax, calm and develop your skills and ideas. Take this workshop alone or combine it with the Saturday/Sunday, two day workshop. Each of these workshop will have a variety of techniques and ideas to help to enhance your skills and confidence as a mixed media artist. No artistic skills needed for either workshops, if you enjoy the wonders of collage and mixed media but are overwhelmed by the techniques, these are the workshops for you.

Format
Curiosity Box - Using the techniques you learned in this workshop you will create a “curiosity box” from a vintage drawer, box or 12 x 12 cradled hardwood panel. This box will be representational of the ideas developed and learned throughout the concept of Daily Conversations.

Kimberly Santiago began her career as a graphic designer and later became the Department Chair of Graphic Design and Fine Art at O’More College of Design. While she continues to teach at art workshops, her art now focuses on mixed media collage, where she combines vintage art with pop style. Her first book Collage Playground (Northlight Books F + W Media) was published in 2010, also  a contributor to Mixed Media Paint Box (Tonia Davenport) January 2011 and Crafty Bird (Kristi Conlin) January 2013. She has been published in Somerset Gallery (Winter 2011, Summer 2012) and Cloth, Paper, Scissors (Spring 2010) magazines.  Kimberly operated Creative Corner Art Shop in the Summer of 2011 thru the Winter of 2013 in the historic district of Clarksville, TN. This brick and mortar art shop catered to mixed media artists, offering vintage items, ephemera and art supplies. She is currently working on her second book Mixed Media Materials (working title), to be released in Fall of 2014.  You can read more by visiting: http://www.kimberlysantiagonow.com

Call us today or sign up online! These spots will go quickly!

Kimberly Santiago:
DATE: Saturday – Sunday, October 25-26, 2014  
TIME: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
WORKSHOP FEE: $449 (These workshops do not include lunches)

Life Patterns with Mixed Media

Using the idea of a map as a point of departure, chart your daily habits and patterns. Consider incorporating elements associated with maps, such as a legend, compass or visual topography. Or consider a totally non-representational style of art and create a non-traditional type of map. The door is wide open for you to explore with new techniques learned within this two day workshop. 
Along the way, we will explore fun and inspiring creative exercises that help to relax, calm and develop your skills and ideas. Take this workshop alone or combine it with the Friday workshop. Each of these workshop will have a variety of techniques and ideas to help to enhance your skills and confidence as a mixed media artist. No artistic skills needed for either workshops, if you enjoy the wonders of collage and mixed media but are overwhelmed by the techniques, these are the workshops for you.

Format
Life Patterns will be composed of individual wood panels combined to create a grid or mixed media quilt. 

Kimberly Santiago began her career as a graphic designer and later became the Department Chair of Graphic Design and Fine Art at O’More College of Design. While she continues to teach at art workshops, her art now focuses on mixed media collage, where she combines vintage art with pop style. Her first book Collage Playground (Northlight Books F + W Media) was published in 2010, also  a contributor to Mixed Media Paint Box (Tonia Davenport) January 2011 and Crafty Bird (Kristi Conlin) January 2013. She has been published in Somerset Gallery (Winter 2011, Summer 2012) and Cloth, Paper, Scissors (Spring 2010) magazines.  Kimberly operated Creative Corner Art Shop in the Summer of 2011 thru the Winter of 2013 in the historic district of Clarksville, TN. This brick and mortar art shop catered to mixed media artists, offering vintage items, ephemera and art supplies. She is currently working on her second book Mixed Media Materials (working title), to be released in Fall of 2014.  You can read more by visiting: http://www.kimberlysantiagonow.com


Call us today or sign up online! These spots will go quickly!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Post Card Collection


Make creating art your guiding priority. Your routine must revolve around making your art.  Look at everything as material for your art. The conversations, routines and inconveniences of life all influences what you have to express and how you express it.

Include simple collections and enjoy the process of the gathering. In the photos, you can see an old wood box became the vessel for my post card collection. When I travel I collect new and old postcards to add to my collection. They are inspiration and sometimes end up in a piece of art. 

Keep your priorities straight and make art. 

Friday, August 1, 2014

Organize and Flow



Being an artist doesn't mean that you have to be messy and disorganized. Trust me if you take the time to organize your materials and collage resources, you be more productive. You don't have invest in expensive containers, in fact you can reuse items like shoe boxes (or boot boxes), old wood draws, magazine file boxes, jars and other items. The key is to label the materials clearly and maintain your system when you add more things. Be adventurous and be organized - a good combination. 



The Container Store has a wide range of storage options for mixed media supplies.



Store supplies where they are easily accessible.