Let me present to you an interview with the wonderful Tangie Baxter!
Tell us in one sentence what it is you do?
I am an art facilitator, passionate about art journaling, on a mission to help people discover their birthright, a life full of creativity.
I love vintage color palettes, especially turquoise and red together. (on the right is an image of one of my favorite palettes you can use!)
What is your (current) favourite art supply?
I have always loved (and probably always will) Neocolor II’s from Caran d’Nache. I also love Peerless watercolors.
You are prolific with all your ideas & projects! Please give us an insight into where you get your inspiration from?
I really truly am inspired by everything around me! I know it sounds so cliche’, but it couldn’t be truer. My mind never shuts down…ever. I see art, opportunity and creativity everywhere. I am constantly thinking how I can make things, redo things, teach things and wondering what I can do to encourage people to BELIEVE that they were BORN creative. We are creative beings, and to deny that about oneself makes for a very unhappy soul. Too many people associate “natural talent to draw” as being an artist, that simply isn’t true. A true artist finds a way to express themselves, the finished piece is secondary to the process. I’m very passionate about this and it is constantly on my mind.
What new exciting thing is coming next in the world of Tangie Baxter?
My newest class starts June 24th and is “live” all through July. For the first time ever I’m teaching an online class about my “Junque Journals” I started making these about 10 years ago. I put some videos on YouTube about 5 years ago and it was crazy how fast it spread, everyone was making Junque Journals! It was such a fun thing to watch. Now all these years later, I’m remaking all the tutorials in HD in my Studio. I’ve come a long way since then.
Where can we find you online?
Here are some examples of Tangie’s wonderfully diverse style of art including her Junque Journal
On 1 October Effy Wild’s new course Radiant: Art Journals launches to the world! It will be a veritable mixed media art journaling buffet of lessons served up by 14 guest teachers plus Effy herself! I’m proud to be among the inspiring line-up of teachers and here on my blog I’ve lined up interviews with all the teachers for you to get to know them a bit better! If you’d like to join us creating wonderful art journal spreads, you can still sign up.