Friday, January 25, 2019

Mixed Media Academy Design Team 2019

Hello Crafty Souls,

We Welcome to our New Challenge Blog MIXED MEDIA ACADEMY.
It's ANYTHING MIXED MEDIA GOES Monthly Challenge (Except Cards/ATCs & Tags)
You are welcome to participate in our challenge and it'll go live from 1st February 2019.

Let us introduce our fabulously talented Design Team here who'll be inspiring you with their amazing projects.

Admin & Creative Team


Hi ! My name is Priya and I live in Thane, India with my loving husband and our seven year old son. I started crafting some years back but I came into this magical world of mixed media about a year and half back. I adore  making Scrapbook layouts, altered art and mixed media. I do not have a particular style and  like to experiment with different techniques and products.

I am Priyanka Srivastava. I am an Astronomer and I did my Masters in Space Sciences from the University of Pune. I worked as a Science and Astronomy Communicator and Educator as well as Content Developer in Delhi for about 4 years. Currently, I stay in Mumbai and I am a Senior Physics Teacher at an ICSE school here. My hobbies include reading (mostly English and Science fiction), dancing, visiting new places and adventure sports. Frankly, I love to try my hand at anything new and challenging.
Since childhood, I had an affinity towards craft and one of my favourite classes during my school days were Art and Craft and SUPW where I learned so many new forms of arts like glass painting, emboss painting, embroidery, sewing, crotchet etc. I have always liked to give my creations to my friends and family as a token of love since I was in school. A couple of years back I got to know about Quilling and I bought a small simple kit to try my hand on it. I instantly fell in love with it. A few of my friends saw some of my creations and expressed their desire to buy them. Their suggestions and a long duration of pondering over it resulted in "Priyaz Creations" coming into existence. I started with sharing and showcasing my love for quilling via my blog. But slowly from there, I met so many talented artists; I got motivated to learn some more paper crafts like decoupage, mixed media etc. and learned a great deal about these crafting techniques.
I am still learning and I have a long way to go on this amazing journey. I am honored to be a part of the team of Mixed Media Challenge and I am sure my learning will be immense with my amazing and awesome fellow team members. I hope I will be able to play any part in motivating someone out there to try their hands on this lovely art form of Mixed Media!

Creative Team

It’s Vidhi Jadeja from Mumbai, an artist by profession, an avid blogger, a doting daughter-in-law, a mother of two sweet little angels, a full-time homemaker, a compassionate person, a trained artist with post graduate in commerce and a Diploma in Fine Arts. All in one and not necessarily in the same order of priority!
The types of Art forms that interest me are Decoupage, Mix media art, Art Journal, Layouts and scrapbook making. I like all traditional Indian art forms.  With the passage of time, I realised my love and inclination towards vintage, rustic, wooden, masculine, distressed and ethnic art forms. No wonder then that most of my projects are created around the same theme.
Creativity for me is all about inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and still having fun!

Hello, I am Monika Shukla from India, but now reside in Abu Dhabi, UAE. I worked at Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Delhi, while my Doctoral research (Ph.D. in Biotechnology) and now crafter by profession, besides crafting also love traveling, listening music and blogging. 
I always look to create from my heart and soul. Try not to repeat myself. I do not restrict myself to a certain style. For me art has always been exploring new things. I enjoy making handmade albums, scrapbooks, layouts, cards, canvases, art-journals and other arts. I love experimenting with new styles when it comes to crafting. Being a member on the Mixed Media Academy is such a delightful moment. I look forward to sharing some gorgeous projects with you all.

Hi. My name is Uma and I have been crafting for last 3 years now. I am self trained in many art and craft forms like flower making, Altered Art and Paper crafting with scrap booking. I run my own hobby studio in Cuttack, training learners personally as well as at corporate level. My core strengths are in Card making,mixed media layouts and altered art .I love to make cards and my style is mostly free style.I love making paper/ foamiran/fabric flowers or using flower stamps"

Hi.My full name is Anika Blumenthal.On 4. february I'll be 32 years old.I'm from Germany, the city where i live is called Aachen, and it's directly at the borders to the Netherlands and Belgium.  
I work as the head of department for fruits and vegetables in a large supermarket. I have a wonderful partner-not married,no children. I love being creative since i was a child, painting, sewing, crafting, cooking etc. and since one and a half year i am in love with the mixed media world,the most of it i love to alter objects/ everyday items and give them a second life, but i also love art journaling and mixed media canvases. 


I am Sonika Agarwal  From vellore, I am so happy to work as a DT member with such a great team. I have been crafting for last 2 years now. I am self trained in many art and craft forms like , Altered Art and Paper crafting with scrap booking. I run my own hobby studio in vellore,training learners personally . My core strengths are in Card making,mixed media layouts and altered art .I love to make cards and my style is mostly freestyle.

Manasa Priya,  a native of Visakhapatnam,  Andhra Pradesh has been an art and craft enthusiast since childhood. She decided to bring her passion and profession together after her first child and started Upcycled.  Dabbles in many art forms but when asked she says Decoupaging and paper crafting are her favorites.  She mostly does contemporary,  clean and simple kind of work incorporating Pastels and soft shades with lit of flowers.  With MMA,  I would like to explorer and learn more of mixed media and incorporate that in my work. 
I am super excited and happy to be chosen as a part of your esteemed team.  Thank you so much for the opportunity. 

Do leave some love for our Design Team in the comments.
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