There are many people who are told they are not artistic; that they “can’t draw”. Sometimes our own worst critic is ourselves. But regardless of our artistic abilities, many of us have an inner need to create. We want to turn paints and cardboard and canvases into works or artistic expression. We gather nice papers, shiny object that appeal to us and interesting bits and pieces, thinking that, maybe, one day, we will turn in into something interesting.
Mixed media art is a perfect way to begin to develop your artistic skills and start gathering supplies that will help you to express your creativity. With a few simple tools and materials, many of which you may already have around the house, you can begin to set aside time to paint and collage and draw, even art journal or use a variety of different mediums and techniques to nurture that inner creativity. For some, it is setting aside the time that is the hard part with getting started; for others it is well-meaning loved ones telling them they are “wasting” their time. The best way to begin discovering your inner artist is to set aside the criticism and just get started.
There are many places online where you can get tips on getting started in mixed media art. Here are a few to get you started:
- What is Mixed Media Art?
- How to make Mixed Media Art
- Finding your creativity through Mixed Media Art
So, walk away from the computer, gather up your supplies, set aside the time (even 20 minutes will be enough) and get messy!