Kim Lucas Designs ~ Infused Creativity

Kim Lucas Designs  ~ Infused Creativity
Mixed Media and Creative Artist & Photographer

Monday, December 21, 2015

Woman Unleashed Online Course

I am always looking for new ways to grow through art. Since I have been ignoring that outlet for myself this free course looked enticing. "Woman Unleashed"  You can find the page here:

This is what my cover looks like and a description of technique is written below. I altered/repurposed a handmade journal that I probably got for .20 cents or less. (I'm not kidding) . This girl is powerful to me as well as the overall cover presentation.

I wanted to use the word "unleashed" I just didn't want it on the cover to take away from the meaningful artwork. I did some intuitive "how I was feeling" art and washi collage incorporating unleashed as the first message as the book is opened. 

I've been recently thrifting at a Goodwill Outlet...household and art stuff, books, toys, clothes, etc. that does't sell in the regular store...stuff for .59 cents a pound...books for pennies. So I've gotten new paints, ink pads whatnot. I found this hardcover handbound journal with watercolor/ mixed media paper unused. I gessoed the cover and added dylusions spray ink through a stencil. I lightly covered it with golden gel medium with my fingers yes is smears a little but not enough for me to care. Once tried I felt like a woman unleashed woulds be emerging from the colors. Drawn in stabilo pencil and smeared to add depth. I heart emoticon her. The inside cover I added unleashed ad did some intuitive arting
I love to express through art and growing with it. Can't wait to see where this course takes me. smile emoticon

2016 The year of the Artist

I have ignored my blog and thus my creative self for the entire length of fall. Being three months from September to December.  Why did I do this? I sit puzzled thinking about why I allowed that to happen. I gave three chaotic busy months to running programs at my child's school. It amassed earnings of great numbers of which we granted over 1800.00 to our school and teachers not to mention $800 for the Reflection's Art Program and $1500.00 to the art docent program. Sounds like great accomplishments. What that doesn't tell is running lunch awards and programs for a month of Mondays from my phone to make sure students were recognized properly, all signs were created and designed by me, t shirts designed as well as created in conjunction with a graphic designer to get them in a vector file format three days before print, oh and run and pick up then sort them...and Reflections studios, a gallery and awards night. So I've volunteered on behalf of art in education for the better part of 3 months ignoring myself and my art. 

What's next? Regroup, reorganize, use what I have, take new classes. DLP back to a planner, all of the supplies which I have gathered from my stash and thrift stores. Woman unleashed, color me happy or something prompt and admin for the art exchange happy mail love Facebook group. My style has gone off the wall intuitive whatever I feel. I like to write and organize. Surprisingly I'm finding my love of baking to be appearing again. An art of its own, blueberry muffins from scratch, cranberry orange from the same batter both with streusel topping. Cinnamon rolls, pumpkin scones, apple pies, Santa cookies, mint chocolate cream cheese brownies, peanut butter balls, bananas foster spiced waffles. All of the random fun creation of tasty treats. Clearly I am dumping my crazy busy never ending energy from my brain to this page relaxing to get to sleep so that I may arise to continue my art adventure and journaling interests for 2016. 


Thursday, December 3, 2015


Blog bloggity blog blog blog. I have one of those things. After a very successful happy Reflections gallery and awards night. I resign from my busy ness of PTSA and go back to my 100% love ... art and teaching

Am I an Artist?

Yes. The answer is definitely YES! I have been creating artistically whether it be with a paintbrush and canvas, film and camera, or pencil ...