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on the last week of each month for cards, tags and ATCs. There is definitely something for everyone!

16 September, 2017

Special Guest Spotlight on
ANTONIS TZANIDAKIS


Oh, have we got a treat for you this month
as far as the Special Guest is concerned!

It is no secret that the scrapbooking community is composed
by mainly female designers, but we do have a few very talented male
artists out there who are not afraid to shine in a mostly feminine world.

We are so happy to introduce to you today...

Antonis Tzanidakis is a world-known artist! 
You may already know him for his incredible mixed media art
that include fabulous handmade home decor and beautiful work on wood.
When he is not at home creating, he is travelling around the world
offering workshops to teach others new ways to create.

We are thrilled that he accepted our invitation to be our September Guest!

Let's learn a little more about Antonis through his own words:

I'm Antonis, a mixed media artist from Greece.
I studied to be a Captain in the Navy and used to be 
a professional basketball player, but at some moment in my life, 
somehow I found this art, this hobby. 

I started practicing my art alone and continued alone until now.
I started a few workshops in my hometown of Lefkada, later around the country
of Greece, and then very soon made my way around the world.
It never crossed my mind that I would someday travel the world
to teach art as a living, but this is my life now... and I love it!

As I often say, 'Life is a mixed media project!'

You can visit Antonis at the following links:


followed by Antonis' stunning project inspired by it.




Read below as Antonis describes in his own words how he was inspired
by our word and how he chose to incorporate our creative challenge:

FEARLESS... I think I was fearless all my life. And it was mostly that characteristic
in my personality that helped me to become the artist that I am today 
because you need to be fearless and try to mix things and take the challenge.
You need to be fearless if you want to take your art to a whole other level!

You can recognize that the style of my project goes very well with the word
and also the GRUNGE creative challenge which is very much a style
that I love in my every day art. I was inspired by this challenge and also
by myself as I am both fearless and grungy.

Antonis' mixed media canvas is the perfect take on our September challenge.
We love all the masculine and dark grungy elements to it
and the different textures and techniques that he used.

Take a closer look with us at all the details:






A big THANK YOU to Antonis for joining us 
as our September Special Guest!

We hope that you will take inspiration from Antonis' creation
and that you will play along with our September Main Challenge.

You have until September 30th to link up!


11 comments:

  1. Wow! Pretty Incredible piece of art!
    I love that you invited Antonio, because up till now I did not know of him!
    A super challenge and a way cool piece of inspiring artwork by Antonio!
    Thank you so much Antonio for sharing about yourself and sharing this fabulous artwork!
    Jackie xo

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  2. please accept my apologies for spelling Antonis ' name incorrectly
    Jackie

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  3. Oh wow - this is fantastic! I love all those grungy bits and pieces. What a perfect take on the challenge!

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  4. That is amazingly beautiful! Thank you for being our guest this month Antonis!

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  5. Wow this is awesome. Thank you for being our guest this month.

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