Spotlight Artist: Gina Lee Kim

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Sandi Keene writes:

I remember distinctly sitting around the table discussing Spotlight Feature Artists with the other A5 artists and yelling, "Dibs on Gina Lee Kim!" While I did not know Gina personally, I knew that I loved her work and she was a reappearing influence on my watercolor Pinterest board.

Her saturated colors and the ability to make them swirl and dance across the page had been inspiring me ever since I picked up a watercolor brush and dipped it into a cheap set of watercolors.

I knew that I wanted to paint like she does - someday. Little did I know she is a thoughtful, kind and very funny person too. Now my goal is to meet her in person. So it is my pleasure to introduce one of my favorite artists - Gina Lee Kim.

Website HERE / Blog HERE / Instagram HERE

 


Gina has taken the time to film a video for us to answer the Spotlight Feature Questionnaire. Enjoy this look into her journals, workspace and process!


My new product-find is called "Colored Glue Sticks" by Elmer's. These glue sticks claim to dry fast and remain vibrant in color (doesn't vanish). Use as an adhesive or as a bold coloring stick. What a nice way to quickly glue paper down to your mixed-media collage, without the fuss! NOTE: there is a slight learning curve. The glue has an oily or waxy consistency at first application, so it will not work when used alongside polymer (i.e. acrylic or craft paint). It does layer well upon DRIED watercolor. Have fun and experiment!

DLP Challenge -  Week 31: Create a pocket and fill it with treasures from your week.


Gina Lee Kim is a watercolor instructor and a mixed-media artist who lives near Chicago with her husband, Jim, and their three-year-old, Stephen. Gina is extremely happy that her son will inherit all her art supplies.

Links
website: www.ginaleekim.com
blog: http://ginaleekim.blogspot.com/
instagram: http://instagram.com/ginaleekim




The Documented Life Project - 7/26 (Week 31) Challenge

July 26, 2014 - Week 31 Challenge:  Create a pocket - fill it with treasures from your week.

Looking for previous challenges? click HERE.

Join us on The Art to the 5th™ Academy™ - a thriving "community" and classroom for The Documented Life Project™!


Roben-Marie Smith - See more on her blog HERE!


Rae Missigman: See the details on her BLOG HERE.


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Sandi Keene: See more Here

Lorraine Bell:  See more on her blog HERE

The Documented Life Project - 7/19 (Week 30) Challenge

July 19, 2014 - Week 30 Challenge:  Add receipts, labels, business cards - smash books style!

Lorraine Bell:  see more on her blog HERE


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Sandi Keene: step by step instructions HERE


Rae Missigman: See more details on her blog HERE.


Looking for previous challenges? click HERE.

Join us on The Art to the 5th™ Academy™ - a thriving "community" and classroom for The Documented Life Project™!


The Documented Life Project - 7/12 (Week 29) Challenge

July 12, 2014 - Week 29 Challenge:  Make a wish list - draw pictures or cut out images from magazines.

Looking for previous challenges? click HERE.

Join us on The Art to the 5th™ Academy™ - a thriving "community" and classroom for The Documented Life Project™!

Sandi Keene: See More Here


Rae Missigman: See the details on her BLOG HERE.


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Lorraine Bell:  See more on her blog HERE.


Barbara Moore--follow her on Instagram HERE

Stencil Girl Blog Hop

Happy Monday Everyone!

We are so excited to share some special news . . . It's DLP Week At Stencil Girl!  The Art to the 5th Artists have been asked to participate in a Stencil Girl Blog Hop all week!  We each have chosen stencils from their beautiful collection found HERE and created our own designs.  Stop by the Stencil Girl Talk blog all week for inspiration and to see who is featured each day!  Stencil Girl will have promotions and giveaways to share also!

Sandi Keene and Lorraine Bell will be featured on Tuesday, July 8th

Rae Missigman and Barbara Moore will be featured on Thursday, July 10th

Roben-Marie Smith will be featured on Friday, July 11th

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Visit Sandi's blog HERE


Visit Lorraine's blog HERE


Visit Rae's Blog HERE


Visit Barbara's Instagram Feed HERE


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Visit Roben-Marie's Blog HERE


Mary Beth Shaw and Andrew Borloz, both DLP members will also be featured during this special week and in honor of Mary Beth's birthday, Stencil Girl will be having some spectacular giveaways and discounts so be sure to stop by their blog for the details.

Art to the 5th extends their sincerest gratitude to the folks at Stencil Girl for asking us to be a part of this grand celebration! 

The Documented Life Project - 7/5 (Week 28) Challenge

July 5, 2014 - Week 28 Challenge:  Add an Instagram or other tiny photo to your page.

Looking for previous challenges? click HERE.

Join us on The Art to the 5th™ Academy™ - a thriving "community" and classroom for The Documented Life Project™!


Roben-Marie Smith - See more on her blog HERE!


Rae Missigman - See the details on her blog HERE.


Sandi Keene: See more on her blog HERE


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Lorraine Bell:  See more on her blog HERE

The Documented Life Project - 6/28 (Week 27) Challenge

June 28, 2014 - Week 27 Challenge:  Add a crossword puzzle, suduko, word search.

Looking for previous challenges? click HERE.

Join us on The Art to the 5th™ Academy™ - a thriving "community" and classroom for The Documented Life Project™!


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Sandi Keene: See her take on the challenge HERE


Rae Missigman: Find all the details on her BLOG HERE.

Lorraine Bell:  See More on her blog HERE.

Barbara Moore:  Follow her on Instagram HERE