EBSQ Blogger of the Week: Aimée Marie Wheaton

This weeks EBSQ blogger is an incredibly talented artist who spreads her creative inspirations across several mediums. Whether she’s working in digital media or collage and paint her art always provokes a sense of whimsy and recalls the power of color. I’m sure you’ll love her as much as we do!

Who and where are you?

My name is Aimée Marie Wheaton and I am a stay-at-home working mom and mixed media artist. I live in the Adirondack region of Upstate NY. It’s like driving through a post card at times. I’ve been selling on Etsy for 3+ years and also on ArtFire. I found EBSQ around the same time I found Etsy. I won a permanent EBSQ account through a blog contest last year! I fit art in with my daily life. If I’m not creating I’m not happy. It’s part of me and who I am. I even get my 3 year old daughter involved. She LOVES making art. I’ve been doing mixed media art for about 3 years now and before that I did graphic design for 14 years.

Spring - Digital/Photo-manipulation

How did you get started art blogging?

I got started blogging a few years ago after seeing some of my favorite artists promoting their work through their blogs. It was a better way to connect with art fans and buyers and also a great way to vent if need be. I’m so glad I did because I’ve connected with so many people that way. I love blogging and wish I had more time to devote to it.

La Robe - 6 x 12 inches, mixed media

Any tips for other EBSQ art bloggers?

Keep it interesting. I still have a hard time not just posting what I’ve been up to. It’s great to promote other artists, shops or even post recipes. Lots of photos always draw me in to blogs. One pet peeve of mine is music on a blog, I find it distracting and usually turn it off if I’m trying to read the blog.

The Bride - 12 x 12, mixed media

What’s your musical inspiration of choice when you’re working in your studio?

Depends on my mood. Some of my greatest times of creating where I feel really into it is when I listen to A-ha, Coldplay, Imogen Heap, Elbow, Enter the Haggis or jazz and classical. I have such an eclectic mix on my iPod sometimes I just let it shuffle through. Music plays a HUGE role in my creativity, it gets me started. Sometimes a song spurs on a new piece or just a word in a song. I feel like I connect with my music and it connects me to my art as well.

Fly Dragonfly - 36 x 24, mixed media

What’s coming next from your easel?

A few different things, I’m still creating for the Bad Girls Project 52 Team so there will be a few more challenge pieces. I am also going to do a smaller series of mixed media paintings with my long legged birds in various colors and sizes. I’m also working on some darker vintage pieces at the moment. I’m trying to change things up so my stuff doesn’t get stale. I hope you like what you see!

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Thank you Aimee for the an EBSQ Blogger of the Week!

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EBSQ Spotlight on Fantasy Art: Tiffany A. Toland

This month’s featured gallery is Fantasy Art and it is one of our most-populous and popular galleries at EBSQ.  The artists that are drawn to this genre take the fanciful images and stories that live within them and share them with everyone. Throughout October, we are going to take a few moments to catch up with some of EBSQ’s fantasy artists.

Tiffany A. Toland

Birth - Tiffany A. Toland
Birth - Tiffany A. Toland

Fantasy art has no limits.  The subject doesn’t have to be real or even believable, so I’m free to paint whatever I can imagine. – Tiffany A. Toland

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Simon says… The 60’s, Hippies, Psychedelic

This week’s Simon is Alma Lee and her theme for Simon Sez is The 1960’s. Alma presented her theme like this – “1960’s were a time of change. Where radicals had a reason and love was of the highest order. Hippies danced in daisy speckled fields long after the establishment cried “experiment failed”. I am craving a cause, a reason, a statement, a time when art and music did more than decorate your house or tinkle in your ear while in the elevator. So Simon says the 60’s, whether it be art, photography, fashion, cars, signs or idealism. Get radical and let me have it! Sad as it is this is the only thing I have to show you. That is why I want to see what you’ve got!”

Alma Lee
Alma Lee

All Simon Sez challenges are open to everyone. To enter Simon Sez… The 60’s and to see  the all the entries,  simply go to the EBSQ Forum, find Member Groups, Challenges & General Art Discussions and then go to Challenge Central. All the challenges past and present – including Simon Sez, can be found there.

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The Simon Sez… Stars and Stripes winner announced

The winner of this week’s Simon Sez challenge is Alma LeeLisa Miller had presented a patriotic themed challenge for her turn as Simon. When she chose Alma’s, she was to the point and said “Congrats Alma, absolutely gorgeous!”

American Eagle - Alma Lee
American Eagle - Alma Lee

If you want keep up with Simon Sez, be sure to go to the EBSQ Forum and check Challenge Central. Challenge Central is the place to check on current and past Simon Sez challenges – complete with all the entries, as well as all other EBSQ Challenges.

Congratulations Alma! We look forward to your turn as Simon.

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Last week’s Simon Sez!

Last week’s Simon Sez was a call for colour made by Stephanie D’Aigle. There were a lot of entries, but the winning image was by Kevin Murry.

W. Kevin Murray
W. Kevin Murray

If you want keep up with Simon Sez, be sure to go to the EBSQ Forum and check Challenge Central. Challenge Central is the place to check on current and past Simon Sez challenges – complete with all the entries, as well as all other EBSQ Challenges.

Congratulations Kevin! We look forward to your turn as Simon.

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A winner in Simon Sez… CHICKENS!

The winner of this week’s Simon Sez challenge is Alma Lee . Heather Sims wanted to see “Chickens” for her turn as Simon and Heather got her wish. When it came time to choose, here is what she said… “I just looked over them again. I love them all but there can only be one Simon. Tough, tough choice!!!!  The next Simon will be…… ALMA!!!!!!!!! Absolutely Beautiful!”

French Country Morn - Alma Lee
French Country Morn - Alma Lee

If you want keep up with Simon Sez, be sure to go to the EBSQ Forum and check Challenge Central. Challenge Central is the place to check on current and past Simon Sez challenges – complete with all the entries, as well as all other EBSQ Challenges.

Congratulations Alma! We look forward to your turn as Simon.

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Free Fractal Software so you too can enter the EBSQ Fractals show!

This month, one of the EBSQ shows is “Fractals: A Digital Art Show”. EBSQ members Kris Jean and Carolyn Schiffhouer have provided information on finding free fractal programs. Kris mentioned Tierazon V29 and Carolyn provided links to a flame fractals program and a list of other programs.  So… there is Tierazon V29, a flame fractals program and a list of programs – many of which are free. This should get most of you started  – so go, make fractals and enter the show.

A Digital Art Show