Timid Turtle Creative News - June 2021

Updated: Jun 28

Greetings art-makers, art lovers and everyone who just plain likes visual arts! Spring has flown by and we have lots of news to share with you!


TAKE IN DIANA’S SOLO SHOW, MELANGE…AND WIN A CUSTOM PORTRAIT!

Art shows have been hard to hold lately, but we’re pleased to let you know Diana will be hosting a solo show at the Leir House in Penticton June 6-26 as part of her work as an artist in residence with the Penticton and District Community Arts Council.

Named Mélange, the show celebrates Diana’s mixed media work. Mélange means “mixture” and that’s just what you’ll find: a variety of mixed media works inspired by Diana’s love of nature…hiking, backpacking or just enjoying the stillness, sights and sounds around her. Some paintings incorporate natural elements like bark, shells or rocks, while others play with colours and shapes. In all cases, Diana uses a variety of media to create textures not possible using paint alone.

The best news? If you attend the show and bring a friend you can enter a contest to win a free 11x14 portrait of your favourite person or pet painted by Diana. Be sure to stop by and remember, you need to bring a friend to qualify!

For more, check out this short promo video we put together for the show.



BE SURE TO VISIT OUR NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL, MAKE ART WITH DIANA!

In May we launched a new YouTube channel, Make Art With Diana! The channel is dedicated to in-depth art instruction and information for artists of all experience levels.

We're kicking it off by posting a series titled Creating an Abstract Painting Using Natural Elements. It’s a 10-part series that covers every step from a blank canvas to a finished abstract painting. We’ve posted six episodes with more to come soon.

Take a minute to visit the channel. While you’re there, please subscribe (it’s free!) and watch some or all of the videos. You won’t be disappointed!


SOMEONE ELSE'S VIDEO YOU MIGHT ENJOY…

We spend a lot of time on YouTube (maybe too much time…) and often come across videos we think are interesting or entertaining. So why not share?

This video from the Sketchbook Skool channel recently caught our eyes: How a sketchbook can change your life. It offers a positive and uplifting message about why you (and everyone, really) should start using a sketchbook. And it’s delivered in a soothing, friendly manner. Give it a watch!


OUR FAVOURITE GADGET THIS MONTH

If you're a painter, you know how hard it can be to get the last few drops of paint out of a tube. Heck, if you use toothpaste you know how hard it can be!

That's where the Heavy Duty Metal Tube Wringer comes in. Just put it on the end of a tube, crank the handle and enjoy the feeling of getting all the paint you paid for out of the tube. By some estimates, one-quarter to one-third of each tube is usually wasted, so this little tool pays for itself in no time!

You can find the metal tube wringer at Opus or here, on Amazon. Well worth it!


Thanks for reading! Have a great month and hope to see you soon. If you have feedback, questions or just want to chat...please be in touch.

If you know anyone who would enjoy or benefit from the content in this newsletter please feel to forward it to them.

Diana and Paul Timid Turtle Creative




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