Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Primitive Portraits 1 and 2 bundle

As I'm getting ready to launch Primitive Portraits 3 next month, I wanted to offer Primitive Portraits 1 and 2 as a bundle deal. You save $30 by getting the bundle and you have lifetime access. If you want to learn to paint faces or if you have been struggling to loosen up your style then these two classes have the tools to get you there!

Monday, November 10, 2014

You are my everything

The water of the Divine strengthens me.
God's constant love...
Through Jesus I am Free
Sweet Lamb of God,
 you are my Everything!

Monday, November 3, 2014

12 Artsy Ornaments

I'm so thrilled to announce I am teaching this year for the 
 2014 Twelve Artsy Ornaments of Christmas Workshop!!

Class starts December 2nd, 2015
  • It's a Five day mini workshop that include 12 fabulous artsy teacher!  Each day for five days (Tuesday- Saturday) 3 new ornament/holiday projects will be posted by 3 of our fabulous teachers!  We will have all sorts of fun projects including ornaments, holiday decor, gift giving projects and more
  • This workshop will include the following teachers: Margie Romney-Aslett, Mindy Lacefield, Chrissy Gardner, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, Jane Davenport, Misty Mawn, Tamara Laporte, Dyan Reaveley, Jenny Wentworth, Effy Wild, Limor Webber & Christy Tomlinson
  • Cost $24.95
  • access timeframe: You will have 1 year access to the class. Come and go as you please. Work at your own pace. All projects are recorded so you don't have to be online at easy specific time.
  • supply lists will be available upon registration. Christy loves for you to watch the videos first so that you can work with what you already have and some supplies can be substituted. So having watched the videos first, you'll get a feel for exactly what you need. And you may save some money in the long run!

Here is the ornament I'll be making:

Friday, October 31, 2014

The business of fixing

I'm not in the business of fixing people
I'm not in the business of fixing you
Where I'm at right now is fixing the part of me that thought I could
I want to and have wanted to so badly in the past that I let myself suffer
Maybe I'm trying to suffer for you
I want to take it all away
I want it to all be better
Because I love you more than anything
The guilt
the worry
the shame
all in not being able to fix your problems

What I am learning and still at odds with myself is
that I have to surrender it all up to God.
He is in the business of the fixing
Oh he does a good job
He does it through problems, the so-called suffering. And the real suffering
He does it through anguish and turmoil
But His specialty is through Love
That is the only truth

Grasp hold tightly to love
Cling to that like your life depends on it
Because it truly does
Embrace your hardships. Because God is working on YOU.
No I'm not going to fix you.....or your problems
Look toward Heaven and your "problems" soon become the best blessing of all

This is only my story. my side. I don't know you inside and out. I don't know every hair on your head. But I know who does. And He is on your side.

All I can do is write. To free myself of the this slavery that I put myself through. Through painting and writing.....Through the Almighty God.....I am free!!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Glitter Angel giveaway winners

Congrats to Serena Berry and Maggie!!! you have won a Glitter Angel class. I have Serena's email but Maggie could you reply to this post or email me at with your email address?

Thank you all for helping me spread the word!!

Class starts November 1st

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Birds. and a day off

Today I took a much needed day off from the daily studio/home routine. It was a perfect day for driving! I met up with my sister and mom in Mountain View, AR to grab some lunch and look around at the shops on the square. We had lunch overlooking Sylamore river at Anglar's Cafe. I told my mom and sis that the last time I was there we spotted a bald eagle flying over the river. He proceeded to put on a show for the whole restaurant by soaring and perching on a nearby tree. I hadn't expected to see a bald eagle again on this trip. I wasn't expecting to see any cool birds at all. I was wrong. On the beautiful, winding drive back home....I spotted a Scissor-tailed flycatcher. I have never seen one before. I knew it was somewhat rare for this area. (not as rare as the fork-tailed flycatcher). I couldn't wait to get back home and look through my bird book to see what bird this was!! The determining markings that I definitely remember seeing was the black and white tail. (the fork-tail has an all black tail)

But before I saw this beauty, I spotted two wild turkeys on the side of the road. a beautiful day indeed!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Glitter Angel

I'm so excited to share with you a new class offering! Glitter Angel….
So back in 2011, I submitted a tree angel to Stampington and it was published in their "Holidays and Celebrations" publiication in 2012. After spending some time and enjoying my tree angel...I decided to sell her. Many folks asked about how I created this Angel and asked for a class so I thought I would create a sparkly version of this sweet angel in time for Christmas. You have lifetime access so that you can create Angel after Angel....or any little girl for that matter. There are so many directions to take this in. Dress her up in fibers...sparkly glitter...but most of all have fun!

Supply list:

  • plastic ornament - 4 inches
  • gesso (any gesso will do but I love Dina Wakley's gesso. so smooth and creamy
  • old brush or wood dowel
  • styrofoam or paper mache cone --about 7" tall
  • sandpaper - any grit
  • 24 gauge wire
  • wire cutters
  • acrylic paints
  • muslin fabric
  • collage pauge - matte
  • lindy's stamp gang sprays 
  • mulberry paper - 1 sheet is plenty
  • wireless chenile - 
  • pretty fibers/fabric 
  • recycled cardboard or chipboard
  • iridescent gold paint 
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • pencil
  • white opaque flakes
  • craft felt - 1 small piece 
  • glitter....lots of glitter!!
  • paint colors for face:
  • van dyke brown hue
  • americana fiery red (neon)
  • quin. nickel azo gold
  • bright aqua green 
  • heavy body white paint 
  • a full list with links and more details are available when you sign up!

I'm so excited to announce that Susana Tavares will be our guest artist!!
I am Susana Tavares, self-taught artist, I live in Lisbon, Portugal.If I pick 3 words to describe my art will be: feminine, spiritual, whimsical …with a bit of magic dust :)

  • Class begins: November 1st
  • $29
  • lifetime access

here is the girl I'll be demo-ing:

GIVEAWAY instructions
  • I need your help spreading the news about Glitter Angel!
  • I'm going to give away 2 Glitter Angel classes 
  • (if you've already signed up, no worries....if you win, I'll refund your money)
  • Please share this blog post link on your blog, pinterest, instagram, or Facebook
  • come back here and let me know - leave your name, email address and how you shared
  • drawing will be done on Thursday, October 23rd