January 31, 2015


Today at Unruly PaperArts we are joining together with many others around the globe to recognize "Inspire Your Heart With Art" day. Whether you are sitting at a table playing with paints, inks, clay etc., going to a museum, listening to some music or watching a theatrical performance.... Let the ARTS Inspire Your Heart Today. The piece I created for this day is simply a mixed media piece with lots and lots of texture, layers, sparkle & color. That's what inspires my heart. 
ART - noun -  the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.
Walk through a gallery sometime and see how different pieces effect you emotionally, physically, mentally
As today is set apart for Inspiring "Your" heart my hope is that this piece inspires "Someone Elses" heart and brings a smile to your face 

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"... Pablo Picasso

Enjoy my tutorial on the process of this project below and for other tutorials, please visit my Snapguide Webpage here 
Check out How to Use Textures for Your Mixed Media by Toni Burks-Grijalva on Snapguide.


Danie May said...

This is stunning Toni, such a beautiful piece to treasure over many creative years to come. Love it! I am so pleased you joined in the fun. Danie xx

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Fabulous....fabulous mixed media piece, Toni. So much detail work and am sure you had enjoyed every moment creating this. I can see so many interesting things on has come out just WOW!!

Julie Ann Lee said...

Toni, this is stunning and so exquisitely beautiful. In London not far from where we live there is a gallery and the cafe has the palettes of famous artists as decoration around the walls. I think your piece would look lovely there! xxx

Mary Ann Potter said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I commented on another artist's site just a little while ago that I'm learning so much from this sharing party. I'm learning from your piece today, too. Love the blues and the blends! Impressive work.

Krisha said...

WOW!! I want that!! It is just GOREGOUS!!
( now I'll go watch your video...grin)

Rupa S said...

This is the most beautiful paint apallete that I have seen! More beautiful than the art itself...great alteration, Toni. Hugs.

Lyneen said...

What can I say but, STUNNING!!!! Wow this is beautiful!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Gorgeous Toni, a truly heart felt creation!

Judys Fabrications said...

Wow, what a great idea! Love the great textures, and elements you added to inspire your painterly efforts.
What a great blog hop this is!
Thanks for sharing.

Michele said...

i'm in awe of this beautiful piece and i love the narrative! xo

art (ärt) noun - supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature. The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty.