Thursday, August 11, 2016

A Fun Collaboration with a Fun Friend :)

Hello Friends :)

I wanted to talk a little bit about 'internet friends' :) Some may say they are not 'real' friends...but I will disagree! I am some sort of a hermit in real life. I like to stay in my studio and rarely interact with others. I do not feel I have much in common with the people I 'know'..and I feel uncomfortable around lots of people. Loud talking and sounds and strong smells bother me. I am just overly sensitive I guess. I was not always this way... in the past I was some sort of a social butterfly type. Now I seem to be in a cocoon. lol.
A couple of years ago I started exploring the arts community on the internet. I was watching Youtube videos and I found out about G+ Communities. I was interested in learning more about Mixed Media and so I joined a few communities that were talking about it. You know what? There are tons of nice people who have the same interests as me out in the world! And the magic of the internet can connect us ;) Once I started to make Youtube videos myself about 10 months ago...I found even MORE new friends...'internet friends'. These people are much more supportive then most people I know in 'real life'. They like the same things I do. They want to talk about art with me! If I have a sad day..they lift me up. One of these friends is a girl with a Youtube channel named Yva and we decided to collaborate on some art. Talking over the internet has made us realize we are very similar...both in style of art and life experiences...so we thought it would be a great match up. We each created a mixed media background on a canvas and mailed it to each other. Then we each finished the canvas with a focal image and plan to mail them back. I want to share them with you!

I do not have many photos....so I will put the links to all the videos.

This is my background I created and mailed to Yva...


You can see me making it in this video...



And Yva finishing it for me in this video....




Here is my finished canvas I made for Yva...


Me completing Yva's canvas in this video...



And Yva making the background of this canvas in this video...



There is also a give away going along with our collaboration for a mixed media canvas we both worked on. Anyone who comments on all four videos in entered in the drawing to win :)

I hope you enjoyed seeing this internet friend collaboration...if you did leave me a comment...somewhere!
<3Shel