Hey hey there bloggers!
Well if you are reading this you have officially made it to my new site! Yay! My First Official Post! I had to make the move to incorporate all the new changes going on with my work! Years ago when I started blogging it was all about scrap booking and although you will still occasionally see some scrap booking on this blog you will see a lot more mixture of art & mixed media projects.
If you have been following my blog you know my work has evolved, I love a challenge and when I challenged myself to do faces I fell in love with drawing girls! Sharing all my art has led me to try my hand at licensing! Here are a couple of samples I made up for my portfolio.
Here is another picture – showing the back of the handbag I made! This collection is called the Fashion Gals and it also comes in lime green. Originally done on canvas this mixed media piece was altered digitally to make this tiny little tin pail and (below) some round containers, you can never have too many containers for all your treasures!
I think it might be ironic that I picked that quote, this website has been rough! If you know me on my blog you know that I am not a computer person and I have been working very hard for weeks on my portfolio and designing this new site. The last thing I had to to do was move my old blog over and I did it! But then I did something wrong and with one small stupid code it was all gone…the new website, five years posts from my old blog GONE! I had no access to my dashboard, I was in a panic! What a mess!
Luckily my server was able to recover from Sun- unfortunately I had been working like crazy Sun- Tues as my goal was to have it finished by Thursday so there was a lot of work that was lost! I am thankful I had almost everything backed up so it was just a matter of doing it all again. (I lost two days! Uggh I could easily go a week without looking at a computer right about now!) But at least it is all done, I learned a lot and I am proud that I did the whole site by myself! (Just don’t ask me how I did anything! LOL!) So I hope you enjoyed my first official post and you like the new site~ take a look around. If you see anything that you think is missing and I should have let me know in the comments. I hope you also take a look at my portfolio – if you are familiar with my blog I am sure will recognize some of the work, some is new. Thanks for joining me in my new mixed media art venture! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Rita Barakat is a Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator, Designer and Educator. From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacturer websites and magazines. She designs, teaches workshops and and freelances for a variety of manufacturers. Not anywhere near a local event? Sign up for her newsletter and receive a Top Secret Mixed Media Class in your inbox!
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