#10 - Donna Downey's Inspiration Wednesday membership
Disclaimer here, I do not know Donna, I've never met her, and I'm in no way affiliated with her or her studios.
But I am a fan.
Mixed media people tend to be visual people (duh) and visual people learn best by doing. Physically getting their hands into a project and feeling the materials and gathering inspiration from the process.
Some days are pretty good days where the supplies sing and great stuff happens. Other days you might sit and stare at the blank page and the pots of paint... and nothing.
I teach expressive art journaling classes once a month, so that's one day out of 30 where a student is being challenged to "try this" or "mix this and that". As much as we love art-play, we do sometimes need a poke in the ribs to stop recreating the same thing in twelve different colors.
MM lovers are always happiest when they're doing something new, but novelty is sometimes hard to come by.
Inspiration Wednesday is membership based access to a weekly project blog and corresponding video by Donna Downey. She's very entertaining but she's also fearless. Personally, I don't recreate anything she does. Instead I watch and learn from her mistakes and successes. Later I can pick up her same ingredients and feel more comfortable with getting my materials to behave based on what I've watched Donna do. She's a gentle push into new directions that I usually haven't considered.
Donna does have other art journal workshops but Inspiration Wednesday is a reasonably priced foot in the door. I'd never recommend that you purchase a full workshop for someone else, instead consider this low-commitment, no obligation blog-course as an appetizer.