This month over at The Lilypad I am hosting the STYLE Challenge. We decided to make this month a dedication to beautiful Dawn Inskip who sadly passed away last month. As you know she was a well regarded and talented designer at TLP which also extended within the broader digital/artistic community. This months Style challenge I thought we could pay homage to the ways Dawn, conveyed her personality and how she shared her life stories and experiences through her scrapbooking creations.

As you all know Dawn, had a quirky side. She was an Illustrative Mixed Media artist which made her stand out with her distinctive style. Her work was energetic, emotive and figurative. Her kits burst with colour, tantalised us with texture and kept us admiring her clever ephemera stacks and layered artworks. She was also quick with a witty quip often sharing funny tongue in cheek quotes or more positive type of affirmations to inspire you in your journey of self care. She was also a lover of flora and fauna often the keystones in her design and creative works.

Dawn aligned herself with being a fun and funky mixed media artist and I couldn’t think of a better way to describe her style, except that I love how her kits are a collection of gathered and collected finds lending themselves to an ‘Assemblage /Collage’ style of art too. They include torn and curled edge papers and photos. Sublime water colour and painterly textures with stitched layers and typographical word art and interspersed with many found objects to evoke even more emotion.

Since Dawn shared so much of herself I think it would be fun to create a page in her style. So let’s create a MIXED MEDIA page. This style also lends itself to COLLAGE or ASSEMBLAGE which is synonymous with Dawn’s creative kits and scrapbooking style.
As an example I have created my page in a mixed media style with lots of paint, textures, torn papers and a few key elements to convey the sentiment.

For all the Challenge details and more ,check out the August Challenge thread over at The Lilypad and join us in celebrating the life and creative genius that was Dawn Inskip.
In Memory of a wonderful artist.
Em x

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