My decision to pair a January GOLDEN paints 31 day challenge with a fundraiser was a last minute idea. It resulted in more goodness than I could have ever imagined.
Early on in my progress as an abstract painter and as part of my art journaling journey, I was inspired by my handwriting as a mark making tool. The personal “hand” to create lines and texture and communication feels raw and authentic.
Here are some of my favorite art supplies for acrylic painting, mixed media and art journaling. I will be adding additional items in the future so check for an updated list!
The first question people ask when I tell them that I teach art journaling is, “what is art journaling”? I wish I had a simple definition but there are a myriad number of techniques, styles and approaches. Here I am giving you a bit of insight into my practice.
What makes you feel most alive? What are those places, things, people and activities that make the area between your belly button and chest cavity swoon? For some artists, it may be the sea. It could be the mountains or a sunset. Or, is it an urban landscape or a poem? It can be all of these things.
My name is Heather Neilson and I am an artist. I live in Northwestern, Connecticut with my husband, two teens, a dog, and an infinite number of back yard friends. I feel a deep connection to the natural world, especially the trees, plants, sky and earth. I feel most alive when I am expressing this connection through my art and my soul feels most at ease here amongst all the sounds, smells and sights.