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!
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!
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
collage pauge - matte
lindy's stamp gang sprays
mulberry paper - 1 sheet is plenty
wireless chenile -
recycled cardboard or chipboard
iridescent gold paint
hot glue gun and glue sticks
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 :)
Today I want to share with you a project that is inspired by Traci Bautista'sPrintmaking Unleashed book!
I received a big, beautiful box of supplies to play with…chock full of materials for printmaking, stencils, stamps, golden high flow paints and so much more. I am so thrilled and blessed to have been included in such a wonderful blog hop!!
here are some of the prints that I made from the tutorials in the book:
I took these prints and created a collage/painting. Follow along with my process here:
If you are interested in learning more from Traci, she has an amazing online class that compliments the book. Find out more here:
This class is all about working intuitively. Travel with me on the wings of your own Soul Bird into what fuels your creative spirit. We will be doing lots of mark making....with colored pencils and black pencils. We will follow the winds as they guide us. We will create from the soul.
There are 5 lessons plus a bonus guest artist lesson.
a painted papers lesson with lots of mark making
a bookboard journal painting lesson
a painting on cardboard with lots of mark making and paint
2 big (16"x16") intuitive paintings on wood. Very rich and deep in the process of how I work intuitively
Guest Artist Tati Vice. I am so so thrilled to share with you her painting process!
Early bird registration through October 4th: $49
October 5th regular registration: $59
class starts October 14th
I truly believe that your soul bird is your creative spirit. And in that spirit, fear has no place. It's impossible in that space. We will create from this source. We will evolve, grow, and accept our "mistakes" as stunning insights into our power consciousness.
More about our guest artist, Tati Vice
My journey as an artist began early in life, with ballet shoes, a lot of sweat and a drawing, here and there.
After a lot of years passed, many of those dedicated to movement, I realised that I had to find another creative path, one that I could carry with me, as I grew older.
That was when I found Art-journaling, which opened up a whole new world, with endless possibilities. From then on, I’ve never stopped, jumping from the page to the canvas, taking on-line courses, joining the village at art-retreats, and having the privilege to be among and meet beautiful and very talented people.
As I continue my journey on this creative path, I uncover each day, a passion, a drive and a wish that my art, no matter what form it takes, will touch people’s lives in someway. And my cup overflows everyday.
- Tati Vice
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I'm going to give away 1 Soul Bird class PLUS a choice of either Primitive Portraits 1, Frolic, Field Notes, or Paint Your Story (you can choose to gift one of these add on classes if you wish)
(if you've already signed up, no worries....if you win, I'll refund your money)
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