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!!
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  • 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

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

my space

So I was asked the other day about my set-up for filming my classes and I promised him a photo. So I thought I would share this here so that everyone could see my space.

Go here to see what products I use....tripod and camera. I've also listed the supply list for packing and backing board that I use for my prints.




Monday, October 13, 2014

Printmaking unleashed inspired project

Today I want to share with you a project that is inspired by Traci Bautista's Printmaking 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:




Staying Present



If you are interested in learning more from Traci, she has an amazing online class that compliments the book. Find out more here:

Register and learn more

Friday, October 3, 2014

Soul bird winner

Congrats to Ronda Conley!!! Thank you all so much for helping to spread the word about my online class. I can't wait to see the work that comes out of it.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Soul Bird class and giveaway




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




GIVEAWAY!

  • I need your help spreading the news about Soul Bird
  • 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)
  • 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 Oct 3rd. 


Friday, September 12, 2014

I am now

I am now


I am now.
here
present
my spirit reaches for my truer self

I am not in control
My God goes before me and plans my day
I surrender it all to Him.

All I can do is point to His Glory
All things I do is through Him.

Why would I want to control? Why limit the greatness He has in store with human thought?
Anything I have ever prayed for….asked for….. has either been blown away in comparison to my wishes or opened a new door by closing one. He doesn't use my plans. He has bigger ones.


inspired by scripture and my supernatural God!

Ephesians 3:20 " Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us…"

Deuteronomy 31:8 "The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Latest work

I have been painting every day lately. Getting in the studio is sometimes tough. Maybe the desire wanes. Maybe I'm a bit lazy. But once I fill my water cup and sit down at my painting table, it starts. Not always does it come easy. In which case I make lots of silly scribbles with lots and lots of colored pencils. I really love the faber castell brand. They are a bit more sturdy. The lead is harder. thank you scribbles for allowing me to feel like a kid again and for giving me an outlet for not knowing what the heck to do. It is a start!


Bring Sunshine - original sold

Little Bird - original sold


Oceans of love - original sold
on a hillside tag - sold