EBSQ Friday Five

Mummy Terrier by Melinda Dalke

1. If you hadn’t noticed from the last Friday Five, I am in the mood for Halloween Art. This week I spotted Melinda Dalke’s adorable Mummy Terrier on the front page!

2. EBSQ Artist Windi Rosson is donated 50% of the proceeds from the sale of her ThinkPink painting, She will Prevail. The donation is automatic on eBay. Proceeds will go to The National Breast Cancer Foundation. Go place your bid today!

3. Debbie Millman’s advice on courage and the creative life. Here’s a quote I love from Millman: If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve. Do what you love, and don’t stop until you get what you love. Work as hard as you can, imagine immensities, don’t compromise, and don’t waste time. Start now. Not 20 years from now, not two weeks from now. Now.

4. 3D Printer Bot Creates Perfect Replicas of Classic Paintings <– Amazing!!

5. The EBSQ Forums are down for a few days while the site undergoes a major upgrade. You can still connect with us on Facebook. Check out our page!

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EBSQ 1:1 with Windi Rosson on The Painted Bra Project

Who and where are you?

Windi Rosson, Owner/Artist of Winjimir Studio in Ga.

How did you find out about the Painted Bra Project and what made you want to participate?

I first found out about the Painted Bra Art Project last year, when fellow EBSQ artist Tracey Allyn Greene (Tag’s Cats) participated. But I had missed all the dead lines and vowed to submit work to it this year.

I wanted to do it, because there are many people in my life that have been affected by various forms of cancer, this was my way of being able to help out. Even if it is just a little bit, it’s all for a common goal and good cause…plus I got to figure out how paint on a bra.

Tell us a little about the bras you painted. Was there anything special you had to do to prepare them?

My “Moundnet” bra was treated with a few layers of fabric paste. Since I am an impressionist painter with a fondness of texture it was important that I be able to create that on the bra. The pink hues in the sky and the texture made me think of Monet, hence the name.

The “snowflake” bra was spray painted a few times until I figured out how to get the depth of color I wanted for the background and the snowflakes were created using a stencil from some left over scraps from a card making class I took, which coincidentally is taught by a cancer survivor.

I understand your bras were accepted into a juried online auction, how does that work for folks who’d like to bid?

At first the call was to submit BRA’sterpieces and 100 would be chosen for the auction. This year due to overwhelming response they ended up with about 200 BRA’sterpieces included in the auction. The online auction is held at ThePaintedBraProject.com and anyone can register to bid on items.

There are many other items besides bras available at the auction so please have a look. All of the proceeds will be donated.

Here’s a link to my items: Windi Rosson Painted Bra Project

I have also donated an ArtSkrap™ Pendant and Earring set to the auction.

For those interested in participating maybe next year you can follow the Facebook page, or sign up for the email list on the website.

I would also like to ask that everyone reading this pass on the links to the auction, via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, blogs, email,….the more eyes this event gets in front of the better outcome for a great cause.

Thank you Windi and best of luck in the auction!

You can follow Windi at:

EBSQ

Facebook

LiveJournal

EBSQ Facebook Artist of the Week: Windi Rosson

Who and where are you?

I am Windi Rosson of Winjimir Studio which is located in the middle of the woods, GA

How were you introduced to Facebook?

By other artist with whom I had lost touch with over the years. I was glad to find them again and then ended up adding a page for my work that is just art related.

Any tips for other artists starting a Facebook Page?

I think having a page dedicated to your artwork and business that is separate from your personal page is a plus. Keep it updated, and make sure to respond to comments.

What’s your favorite Facebook Page feature?

I like the ability to update from my cell phone. I can update about an event I am at or post work in progress shots directly from my studio, and get immediate feedback. Oh, and incorporating my Etsy store right on the page has been great too.

What’s coming next from your studio?

The festival season is gearing up and I will be focusing on that. I have just started on some new pieces for Art-O-Mat and am finishing up some new and exciting Art Skrap items!

http://www.facebook.com/winjimirstudio

http://winjimir.ebsqart.com/

EBSQ Blogger of the Week: Windi Rosson

This week’s EBSQ Blogger of the Week is a seasoned member of the EBSQ who’s work is a rich menagerie of her artistic journey. Her landscape paintings are perhaps the most memorable and cherished artworks from her portfolio, but don’t take my word for it.

Artist Windi Rosson

Who and where are you?

I’m Windi Rosson, I’m the Artist and Owner….no wait….Supreme Creative Goddess of  Winjimir Studios.  I have been a member of EBSQ for about 150 years. Back when we used to have to explain to people what eBay was, and what EBSQ was…and then explain it all again, because they still didn’t understand. LOL. I’m a completely self taught artist, currently working and residing in the middle of the sticks, GA. That is why it’s so easy for me to pull the pretty pictures from my head, and put them on the canvas….because there is nothing else to do around here. My Primary focus is on painting in oils and acrylics but I often play around with  mixed media…oh, and I started a very unique line of jewelry called ArtSkrap that I play around with too.

Ablaze by Windi Rosson

How did you get started art blogging?

I was actually really reluctant to start this blogging stuff. But all the other really cool art kids were doing it, so I followed along. That was waaaay back in 2003, lol. I started off at Live Journal and that is still my main blog.  I hope to be writing a lot more over there this year. I also have a fan page on Facebook and a Twitter account (which I’m still trying to get the hang of, lol) It’s been fun to see over the years all the changes to blogging and how popular it’s become.

Glacier by Windi Rosson

Any tips for other EBSQ art bloggers?

Keep posting stuff daily. Even if it’s just simple things like photos of the day, or articles about art related things. People may not always comment on your blog, and you may think that no one is paying attention, but they are! You have to give them a reason to want to tune into what your doing. I think it’s also important to give people options to tune in. Some people only want to see the work your doing, and when/where it’s for sale. Others may want to tune into what your doing besides art.

Beach Break by Windi Rosson

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

I just recently blew out the speakers in my studio stereo, lol! I have a very eclectic taste when it comes to music. I like my music to be as random as possible while I’m working in the studio.  A little thrash metal followed by some reggae, followed by some odd French songs (that I don’t even understand, but sing along to anyways. lol) throw some old school country, and 80’s gangster rap in just for kicks. The more random it is, the better. I like to think that it keeps me on my toes….but in reality I probably spend more time playing with the ipod, then I do painting. Lol!

Commotion by Windi Rosson

What’s coming next from your easel?

Right now I am finishing up some acrylic paintings that will be entered into some juried art shows later this year. Also finishing up a sketchbook for the Sketchbook Project, and just completed another 50 piece set of blocks for Art-O-Mat. I’ve got about 25 oil paintings that are in various stages, that I’ve been itching to finish up. I also have some licensing and publishing opportunities I’m looking into for the coming year.
So, you all should stay tuned to my blog to see what happens! Lol!

http://winjimir.livejournal.com

Thank you Windi for being an EBSQ Blogger of the Week!

If you are an EBSQ Artist and would like to be considered for Blogger of the Week just add us to your blogroll. I’m searching EBSQ profiles weekly for links to artist’s blogs. If you aren’t an EBSQ Artist, what are you waiting for?

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