The Big Surprise!


If you follow me on Facebook (either my personal page or the Mixed Grill Favorites page), you may have seen references to a mysterious collaborative project I’ve been working on. I’m happy to finally be able to tell you all about it!

I have spent the last several weeks talking with 29 other mixed media artists by email. I’ve asked them all the same questions — and their answers are inspiring!  I’m going to share these questions and answers with  you on a special website during the month of May. I’ll post one interview each day (along with some of the most amazing mixed media art I’ve ever seen!) on the Mixed Media May blog for 30 days. I’ve got something special planeed for the 31st day, so I hope you’ll follow the project all the way through to the end!

I first conceived of Mixed Media May a few years ago, but had no idea how to implement it.  The possibilities literally overwhelmed me every time I thought about it. Then I ran across the 30 Journals 30 Days project put together by Connie Hozvicka of Dirty Footprints Studio and suddenly M3 was doable!  I adapted her questions, bought the domain name and started to work.

I initially contacted over 35 artists — almost everyone said YES!  A few couldn’t participate because of their schedules, but most of the artists have been as excited about this project as I am.

I am hoping this will become an annual event ; the list of artists I wanted to include was so long that it almost has to be (and, I’ve already started planning for next year).  I tried to include mixed media artists with a variety of styles and skill levels. Some are friends of  mine, while some are artists I admire. They are all gifted.

Ill try to drop the posts at about the same time every day — probably 3:00 AM Pacific Time.  They will be announced here, via Facebook and Twitter.  I’ve set up a page for M3 (I’d love it if you’d like it!) and a dedicated Twitter feed. But for the intended impact, you might want to just stop by the blog every day and see who’s featured. I promise you won’t regret it!

13 Responses to The Big Surprise!
  1. Renee Zarate
    April 27, 2012 | 1:31 PM

    This sounds fascinating, I would love to read it!

  2. Cheryl Dossey
    April 27, 2012 | 1:38 PM

    Awesome post Cindy, I am so excited for you and this whole new venture. It will be fun to follow this year and to watch it grow in the years to come. Good Luck I will following everyday. Can’t wait.

  3. Ella
    April 27, 2012 | 1:43 PM

    Congrats Cindy! I look forward to learning more and viewing their gifts! I feel we all can learn and be inspired from each other~ Thank you, this sounds like an amazing JOurneY! How wonderful and gracious of you and all involved! 😀

  4. Jill
    April 27, 2012 | 2:56 PM

    Congrats! It sounds like a great event!

  5. janet forrest
    April 27, 2012 | 4:13 PM

    I’m excited to see who you’ve got lined up, Cindy!

  6. Marjie Kemper
    April 28, 2012 | 11:53 AM

    Sounds great! I will look forward to following along.

  7. Solo (Judy)
    April 30, 2012 | 5:36 AM

    Such an exciting project !!
    Sounds like a ‘dream come true’ Cindy !!
    Looking forward to May.

  8. Jen Clark
    April 30, 2012 | 10:20 PM

    How awesome, Cindy!!!! What an inspiring thing to see your dream come to fruition!!! Can’t wait to see each day’s posts!!! Congratulations!

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