Finishing What I started… April Goals

*** I have oh so many projects started in my art studio. I have been trying to find a comfortable art place to get nuzzled in and just disappear into my bliss. On this quest I have started a lot of projects. I say started, not finished. I’ve broken my own rule.   It usually happens when I am waiting for something to dry. If I could learn to meditate or dance or something  while I wait, I could do one project at a time but  once I get in the zone… I cannot stop.  So my goal is to finish as many of those projects as I can in April.  Here are a few of them.

 

 

***I am still looking for space to set up shop here in Carlsbad NM, so that I can teach mixed media classes, art parties and workshops. For those things it is just to labor intensive to  haul that many supplies from place to place. However, I  will be ready by the end of April to do Art Parties for Kids, Paint and Sips, Coffee and Canvas, and Events at a venue of your choice or in your home.  I may do some children’s art Classes this summer in my home or at the rec center at discount prices.  I should have the details of the classes and parties up on my site in a couple of weeks.  And Finally, I will try to have the show schedule for the next six months, if you are interested in purchasing my art.

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*** I will still be working on the Illustrated Girls series until it is finished. Video 5 is up next. ” Prayer and Praise”. Its almost Easter after all.  I’m rather excited about this one. Not only do I love the illustration, I am excited to work with acrylics on this painting.  I will be working on that one today Here is the sketch of the next installment of  the Illustrated girl series.

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*** The Last thing that I would like to introduce is Techniques and Tricks. I am going to be doing a series of shorty videos, so I can share some of my techniques with you as they happen. Here is the first one on using repositional sticker paper to create masks in your artwork. Also here I am working with my Scanncut. I bought it so that I could make stencils of my original art for art classes for my students. I used it on this project to create masks out of my own handwriting, which was cool, and of some feathers.

 

Video 2- Painting Winter Girl and Kits are up!

Hi Art Shenaniganists!

Video 2 in the Illustrated Girl Series is ready! Painting Winter Girl!

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This is the kit for the 2018 you tube classes. Although there are a few things you will still need this is the basics of the supplies and all series classes for this year will be based off of this kit. I buy my supplies wholesale so I am going to pass as much savings on to you as I can. These supplies would be well over 45.00 if you buy them at the art store or a big box store. I have made up an extra 10 kits but if you get there and they are sold out, i will create one for you- just shoot me a message.

Purchase Class kit here

This kit contains:
11 x 15 140 lb watercolor paper/ 30 sheets
Black and white gel pens
Charcoal pencils
Prang watercolors
Embroidery thread- colors will vary
Embroidery needles-2
Tote bag to carry your supplies, colors vary
Sheet of Sticky gems
Flesh colored acrylic paint- Decoart
3 x 5 notebook to take notes and create sketches for reference
fabric for spine
chipboard for covers
**** Sometimes I get fun misc. items in like beads or ribbons or art supplies. I will be including a surprise gift in the kit as well that will be related to the project I am teaching at the time.

New Video Series

Hi Shenanaginists… I am here to introduce a new video series : “Illustrated Girls”.

I am working on a super fun project and I thought it would be a blast to share it and maybe even interact with you on this.

One of my favorite things to do is whimsical  illustration. I love to draw something I see and put my own spin on it. I love to create a mixed media painting from the drawings and sketches I create. It’s just fun and I love to get lost in the ideas and the colors and the art supplies.. Like seriously, I am an art nerd.color

I have about 20 sketches I am currently working on. It’s a lot.  I thought about what I was going to do with it all and I thought, what a cool book  this would make and I could bling this sucker up and bind it like this and cover it like that… and that is how this series was born.  So the plan is to use several mediums to make these sketches into paintings and then bind and cover them into a book. girl2

I rarely talk  in my videos unless I am cutting up or being silly. But I did some explaining in this one, like an intro to the series.  Also, if there is any interest in this series, i will make up some kits for this project  and  start a Facebook page so we can share work and Ideas.  So let me know if you have any ideas you want to share.

Oh Did I mention that the video tutorials are free… Yep.  I just want to share what I am doing, maybe later you will join me for a class or a retreat… anyhoo….girl1

here is the first video in this series, ” the Sketching of the Winter Girl”