~*~ Mixed Media May ~*~ Naomi Wittlin ~*~

What does mixed media mean to you?
Mixed media is an opportunity to use all my delicious art supplies and the little doodads I come across in everyday life – textured packaging, magazine pages, or fabric I like.  It’s a wide open invitation to play with any supplies, textures, or subjects I feel like.  It allows me to build layer upon layer for a textured, fun look.

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How long have you been a mixed media artist?
It’s been about two years now that I’ve been exploring various techniques through books and e-courses.  I am only just beginning to be ok with calling myself an “artist.”

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How has art impacted or enhanced your life?
Besides the fact that lots of my clothes now have paint on them, making art has helped me find that sense of flow where I lose track of time.  My type-A mind shuts off and I can express feelings non-verbally.  It has also opened up a new world of friendships with other artists.

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What are a few of the mixed media supplies you find yourself turning to the most?
I almost always use my Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens in every color, http://www.dickblick.com/products/faber-castell-pitt-artist-pens/
Claudine Hellmuth paints because of their transparency,
scrapbook paper, gesso, rubons, and stamps.

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Who are some of your favorite mixed media artists?
Christy Tomlinson http://christytomlinson.typepad.com/
Junelle Jacobson http://yesandamenblog.blogspot.com/
And Danielle Donaldson http://danielledonaldson.com/

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Tell us about your creative process.
I begin with an intention.  What is the message of feeling I’m trying to convey? Usually there’s a phrase or quote that I’ve come across that inspires me, so I will envision what would visually make that come forward best.  I sketch it on paper or canvas in pencil and then start playing with paint and background layers.  Then I add ephemera, rubons, stamping, and doodling until it’s delightfully busy while still balanced as a whole.

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What makes your mixed-media art unique?
I almost always use text as part of the background because I love that.  Other than that, I trust that some aspect unique to me will come through the process.

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Where can we find you?
Blog: http://www.poeticaperture.com
Fine Art: http://poeticaperture.artistwebsites.com
Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/PoeticAperture
FB: https://www.facebook.com/PoeticAperture?ref=hl
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NaomiWittlin
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/nwittlin/
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/naomiwittlin/
Society 6 shop: http://society6.com/NaomiWittlin

 Naomi Wittlin photo 250px Naomi is a mix of so many identities: mother, wife, creative soul, photographer, avid reader and artist, to name a few. She lives in Houston, TX with her husband, 5-year-old daughter, two cats,and two goldfish. Her latest sanity-savers: taking pictures, writing blog posts, putting paint and paper on canvas, and stopping by to visit her favorite blog friends. In order to live more mindfully, Naomi especially tunes in to her daughter’s laughter, her gratitude journal, and her photography practice. She’s just begun selling her motivational artwork in her Etsy shop. She welcomes visitors at www.poeticaperture.com, where she writes about creativity, authenticity, and spirituality three days a week.
 Naomi is giving away a print of Dwell in Possibility. It’s an 8 x 10 mounted (single weight matboard) unframed professionally printed on Lustre “E” – Kodak ENDURA professional photo paper with a fine grain pebble texture.  Dwell in Possibility 640


6 Responses to ~*~ Mixed Media May ~*~ Naomi Wittlin ~*~

  1. […] delighted to have my interview published on Cindy’s Mixed Media May series.  Check out the link to read my responses to these […]

  2. Naomi says:

    Thank you again, Cindy. This is so fun!

  3. Lynn Kopas says:

    I enjoyed reading about your art process. I like that you incorporate text into your work. Thanks for sharing you art with us!!

  4. I’m curious to know how you and Cindy connected, as I have known her for a few years now…it is such a small world! You know I love your art AND you!

  5. Rachel Thomas says:

    Such gorgeous colours and sentiments and details! I love your happy work!

  6. Charlotte says:

    Really enjoyed your interview & seeing some of your work.

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