Niji Design Team

It was a lot of fun to demonstrate Splash Inks in all five locations of Arizona Art Supply. Doing demos gives you direct exposure to the audience that wants to know about the product. And I was thrilled beyond belief when I was chosen to be on the first-ever design team for Niji–the company that makes Splash Inks.

The box with contents hidden. You can tell I live in the desert by the xeriscaping.

The box with contents hidden. You can tell I live in the desert by the xeriscaping.

And the box of goodies arrived this week! Inks, watercolor paints, papers. The paints are Asian formulations, so they are not the transparent watercolor, they are more opaque, like gouache. I can’t wait to start up and experiment. The Splash Inks are a lot of fun all on their own.

I rarely post my artwork here–as any more than side illustrations. But now, those ideas for Niji will appear on the Niji blog as well as here. Of course, the second I think that, the Inner Critic shows up with a truck full of relatives and unpacks the picnic lunch of worms and crow. Sigh.

But I’ll be sharing them here. It’s time to show that, as a creativity coach , I work on creative projects steadily: journals, art journals, collage, alternative journals. You’ll be seeing more tutorials, too.

Surface decorated papers that will be re-worked into the cover of this recycled book.

Surface decorated papers that will be re-worked into the cover of this recycled book.

I’ve developed some new in-person art classes and will be showing results and class photos. My proudest recent moment is that Madeline Island School of Arts has invited me back–for June, 2014. I hope to see some of you there this coming summer. We’re going to. . . well, that’s for another post. With photos of  art sample art work that each class participant will create their own version of. It’s starting to be an exciting New Year!

–Quinn McDonald loves surface design and is including letterforms and colors into art journal pages.

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8 responses to “Niji Design Team

  1. That’s wonderful Quinn! Again, put the stress on any word/s in the sentence and it’s true.

    As for you I.C., I know you’ll read this so get out and leave Quinn alone! You and your maggoty friends . . . BEGONE or I will blast you with my warmth and descriptions of Quinn’s art (subtle, spare, considered, thought provoking), her talents and intelligence! Pack your truck back up again and BEGONE if you know what’s good for you!

  2. Congrats Quinn!

  3. Looks like you are going to be having a lot of fun. Which is the important part, don’t you think?

  4. Congrats on being part of the Niji Design Team. Looking forward to seeing what you will do with these supplies! And more congrats for being invited back to the Madeline Island School of Arts!

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