Meet The Artist

Meet The Artist
Missy Trent
Email Missy at: MTreasures@hotmail.com

Friday, October 29, 2010

In Color...

It feels wonderful to be doing art again!
I have added color to my title page of "The Sketchbook Project 2011".

I then created this charming paper doll...

that will be tucked inside of this envelope. The doll will be removeable, however, because this book will be traveling, I will attach her to a ribbon or string, and then to the book.
The paper doll represents the child in all of us...
the child that still longs to play and be adventurous...
even when we are forced to be all grown-up!

She will show us how to pretend again...
how to explore.
She will teach us to use our imaginations to create
A Storybook Life.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Live A Storybook Life!

For the "Sketchbook Project", I chose the theme, "Storybook".
All of my life I have enjoyed storybooks! I especially like the interactive books with secret doors and hidden treasures inside! I am always amazed at pop-up books. I study every little detail!
I want to create a very magical book filled with eye candy, however, I may not have the kind of time needed for such book....
I shall see.
I'm not going to write a storybook. Instead, my book is going to be a tiny book of inspiration!
In today's world, everyone seems to be in such a hurry. Sadly, the world goes un-noticed. For some, it may even appear to be black and white.
Creativity amongst young people seems to be a thing of the past. When I was a child, I played with my friends and cousins. We created our own entertainment by constructing doll houses from shoe boxes, building underground forts that would take us days to dig by hand. We couldn't wait to get out of school the following day just to continue on with our digging!
I cherish my childhood memories, and today, I DO notice every color in each fallen leaf, the textures that surround me. I am very observevant and most importantly, I CAN create my own fun. I CAN be alone and have a great time.
I find the greatest joy from the simple pleasures in life and so this is what I will share in my illustrated sketchbook project!
For now, it is only black and white....
but soon you will see the COLORS!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Blog Giveaway!

I'm giving away this original mermaid, acrylic canvas!
Just add yourself as a follower by November 10th...
post a comment.
Once my winner has been selected I will post your name right here on my new blog!
I will ask you to email me your mailing address so that I may ship your mermaid right to your home!
Thanks so much and good luck!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Sketchbook Project 2011

 I sat here this morning...
I had signed up to participate in the 2011 Sketchbook Project prior to my move, and really must get started on it. My art supplies remain in boxes and my art studio is not quite set up for creativity...
however, I shuffled some things around this morning and even made a small work space! I cannot allow the mess of the move to get in my way!
My dear friend, Laura, is also a participating artist and continues to keep me inspired! She is making great progress in her sketchbook and it looks amazing! At the end of the tour, she and I plan to attend the showing at the Brooklyn Art Library, right here, on the East Coast! The sketchbooks much be submitted by January.
I chose the theme, "Storybook".
I'd love to hear from other participating artists! Post a comment, please!
Wishing you all a fantastic day!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Welcome to my new blog!

New beginnings... new location...new home...new career...new blog.

It wasn't easy
but I am now here and eager to live this next chapter of my life.
I hope that you will join me.