Wednesday, October 6, 2010
I was able to paint this morning . I was very discouraged over a piece of bad art but I am learning that the best way to get past it is let it go and just keep painting . I liked this piece .It is very colorful and fairytale like . The princess doesn't have a face because she didn't want one;)
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
I was inspired by Kelly Berkey ,who recently did a Vlog on her blog(wow, that sounds like a Dr suessism) about what she was working on and what her aspirations were. I thought I would share mine. I am very involved in Wyanne's Paint free class . I am discovering some important things about myself . I remember when I signed up for her class that I thought " I don't like paint but I do want to discover my style so Ill just use what she teaches with a different medium " but I have actually painted and am looking forward to painting more. I am starting to see a color palette emerge . I have discovered that I like canvas better than paper to paint on . I also like to paint on larger surfaces . I recently painted on an 11x14 and I felt it was to small .I am feeling less frustration with paint. I really cant put all the things about this I am feeling into words but hopefully eventually it will show in my artwork .I am keeping the things I am painting strictly in the Paint free class to keep the process intact but I am in that class with some incredible ladies . If you want to register for the Oct 25 class , I highly recommend it . It has been worth every penny so far and we are just starting the third week.
Friday, September 24, 2010
You can't be all things to all people.
You can't do all things at once.
You can't do all things equally well.
You can't do all things better than everyone else.
Your humanity is showing just like everyone else'
You have to find out who you are, and be that.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
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I do love to be silly and boy, do I ever need it right now!!! I just ordered Carla's book, but this seems right up my alley. What a generous giveaway! I haven't blogged about it yet, but I will either this evening or in the next couple of days. Thanks for the opportunity!
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Actually I didn't feel like playing tonight but I did it anyway . I decided to try a technique that Jane Royal from Painted heart Studio was kind enough to post a step by step on . I love the texture from the tissue paper . I went a little crazy, but oh well . I will definitely try this again . Jane , thank you and I love your work .
Friday, August 27, 2010
My sketch for tonight .
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
"I wanted a place where I could wake up and look out a window and see the mountainside across the clove, a place that felt like a secret tree house, a place all my own." - Sandy Foster
Saturday, August 21, 2010
"You could be doing other things,but do those things that you want to do "
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
I love this post by Juliette Crane where she talks about courage. She says that creativity is a "constant discovery and unraveling of ourselves".Her blog is wonderful and worth a visit . She is also having a giveaway . So check her out!
Now onto Classes...
World of Whimsy 2 , Tamara is such a wonderful teacher and her views are so healing. I am currently taking this class . She is also going to be offering a FREE course called" The heart of art" you can learn about it here . I think it is so loving of her to offer it .
Mixed Media Faces is a class with Monica Zuniga . I just signed up for it . Monica is another very loving teacher that focuses on creating without judgement . I have taken many many classes with her and I can't say enough about her.
Painting Free with Wyanne , I am so excited to see Wyanne offering this class. She is awesome! notice again that this class focuses on freeing yourself up:)
Towers and Turrets, I was so excited when I saw this Promo . I love the name and I have been wanting to take a class with Sharon for awhile.
So what do you think? Are you ready to go back to school?
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
I was browsing the internet and I saw this http://www.adventuresinitaly.net/f10mawn.html . A week in Italy with Misty Mawn . I mean Art and Italy ,what's not to love? I have never really traveled anywhere alone, but I would love to do this. I had the privilege of taking a class online with Misty and it was Amazing! So maybe I will allow myself to dream even bigger and check into this . Go Ahead, lets dream of creating art in italy with Misty Mawn.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
You know how I love workshops right? I do!! Sharon is giving away a spot to her faces in Technicolor workshop. I have been feeling down lately because so much has been going on . My daughter graduates tomorrow and then is getting married July 17th. I am proud of her but she will be my first to leave the nest ,so my feelings have been mixed. I haven't had a chance to do anything artsy. Today I sketched for the first time in a while and it felt really good. Art grounds me somehow, so a new workshop may be exactly what I need. It starts June 18th .Check it out for a chance to win a spot.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
We are in full wedding planning mode.My daughter is getting married July 17th. She also has senior prom AND graduation . We found her wedding gown this week ,picked out the bridesmaids dresses , flower girl dresses and today it's all about the Cake.I have alot of mixed feelings .This will be my first to leave the" nest". I love the man she is marrying but I still think she is so young (19) . My sister is her "Wedding planner". I just really don't know alot about the whole wedding process. I have been married for 23 years and I got married for 25 dollars at the courthouse . So weddings are a little out of my element . Plus I have been accused of having ideas over budget (LOL). Imagine that?? When we all went to Michaels this week to check a few wedding things, I was distracted by art supplies. What do they expect right?
I fell in love with these prayer boxes as soon as I saw them. Nancye was so sweet to put together a little class on her art doll site .If you want to learn to make these you can!
Also aren't we all looking to find our own voice as artist's ? I have been waiting for this Gut Art class by Mystele.It is all about learning to find who you are as an artist. So if you are interested check it out! I have alot to say on "Finding your own voice" but right now I just don't have the right words to put a voice to mine. I do have faith that we all have our own and with a little searching I think we all have something uniquely creative and authentic to offer.I will do a post on this later.
Another Place I have been finding inspiration lately is Kat Ostrow . There is something about her work that draws me in and ignites this passion in me to find my own way. I love the looseness in her work .It stirs something in myself that I can't get to right now. So go visit her.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and are able to find lots of inspiration of your own !