I love to celebrate my birthday with all my artsy friends! So, once again I am hosting a Birthday Art Party for the entire month of April. Last years was a little over ambitious though, so I have scaled it back for this year. All the main projects can be done in a single day but I am giving you some bonus projects so you can extend it out through the entire month if you so choose.

As with any birthday party, there must be a present. But the present I’d for one lucky participant. Once again The fabulous Kate Crane is donating a spot in each of my two favorite classes of hers, Journal Soup 1 and Journal Soup 2. These will be given as a package to the winner.

How do you win? You create art! Create the projects in the birthday art party, there are four, plus as many of the bonus ones as you choose. Upload a picture of your finished page to Art Journaling Artists with the project name and the hashtag that is at the beginning of each of the videos. I will choose a winner randomly from the posts in the beginning of May.

To get us in the mood, let’s start with a warm-up project.

The first project is Project 1 Circles.

The second project is Project 2 Iconic Face.

The third project is Project 3 Cityscape.

The fourth project is Project 4 Mixed Media inspired by Dina Wakley.

The first bonus is taking those loose pages and making them into an art journal.

The second bonus is using your warm-up sheet to make a second journal.

You can use this second journal for the following prompts if you want to keep going through the month. I have given you two different themes for the prompts as well as extra prompts so you can choose your favorites.

Group 1: Mythical Creatures

  • Fairy
  • Mermaid
  • Phoenix
  • Dragon
  • Witch
  • Goddess
  • Vampire
  • Cyclops
  • Harpy
  • Minotaur
  • Centaur
  • Pegasus

Group 2: Timely

  • Art Deco
  • Roaring 20’s
  • Flappers
  • Gibson Girl
  • Flower Power
  • Gypsy
  • 50’s classic
  • 70’s Glam
  • 80’s Punk
  • Steampunk
  • Futuristic
  • Ancient Era

There you go. All your projects for this year’s art party. Have fun and be sure to share your work for a chance at winning the classes from Kate Crane.

Happy Birthday to me!!!

Celebrating is on,

Mickie’s Mind

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