I'm so happy to share that I'll be one of the 21 SECRETS Workshop Instructors for Fall 2015!!! This is tremendous news and a huge honor! I'm so glad I don't have to keep it hidden any longer. :)
21 SECRETS is a mega art journaling workshop with instant, unlimited access to 21 different teachers. It's like having a team of talented artists right there beside you, eager to share their knowledge. As a super downloadable eBook, there are over 25 hours of videos and 150+ pages full of color photos, templates, and detailed instructions. 21 SECRETS was designed to help students discover new techniques and bold approaches to art making (from beginners to seasoned artists) for anyone who’s looking to energize their creativity at their own pace.
There's a huge incentive for those who enroll early---> CLICK HERE
What specifically will I be teaching?
The title of my watercolor workshop is: "Spirit Taking Form". Below are some workshop photos & a course description:
Making art is a dynamic form of keeping a spiritual practice. One of the most beautiful aspects of watercolor is how welcoming and accessible it is. Who knew that simply swirling pigments with water would cultivate a deeper, inward journey of creativity, imagination, and playfulness. The power of entering this magical state (aka flow) is within every one of us. In this workshop, I will guide you through what I call the six stages of creating a watercolor painting—Courage, Curiosity, Compassion, Connection, Completion, and Contemplation.
Each step contains a specific watercolor technique, embracing a universal philosophy. So whether you’re painting in your studio or navigating the outside world, it is all a sacred act. If you'd like to create with more intuition, emotion and expressiveness, then this is the class for you. We will be incorporating beautiful mixed-media with watercolors like gouache, collage, foil, marker, stencil, oil pastel.....just to name a few!
How do I register?
It's easy! And because we appreciate YOU, you get a free gift---> CLICK HERE
Those who register, between Wednesday, August 19th and Friday, September 4th, will receive a FREE thank-you gift of ten 90 minute workshops that were part of the 21 SECRETS Live! last year. Insightful conversations with notable artists like Jane Davenport, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, Roben Marie Smith, and Kate Crane...
Enjoy some of my workshop sneak peeks (a lot of them are actual video stills). There will be a studio tour on how I organize my paints & pen, a flip-through of some of my beloved art journals, a demonstration on how to use gouache, and on and on..... Are you ready for this adventure?! I am! Please come & join me.
And if you're on instagram, I post a lot more behind-the-scenes!
Happy July, you guys! I am thrilled & honored to be published in heART Journal Magazine. Enjoy a free watercolor tutorial. It's one of the several videos I share inside heART Journaling Magazine's issue this month.
And to celebrate, the publisher has a given me a FREE ISSUE code to share!
For your free trial issue, simply download the app on iTunes or Google Play. Then follow these directions on your device using subscriber code : heART77
• Install the App on your device
• Launch the Magazine
• On the Home Page, tap on the Yellow subscribe button
• Tap on the Current Subscribers button
• Enter this: heART77 (case sensitive)
Or go to your cart for a PDF version, choose Issue11 and use coupon code heART77 in the checkout process at www.heartjournalmagazine.com. For help with the coupon code, email email@example.com. This code is good until Aug 15th. ___________
My YELLOW Art Lesson, the final 4 in my color series with Cloth Paper Scissors, is available here.
Yellow is a tricky color--some people love it and some people hate it. But as far as mixing and blending goes, it's essential to a watercolorists' palette. I share how I use yellow as a supporting actor to create a magical yet subtle underglaze.
Below is a sneak peek at this fun art lesson. It's a downloadable pdf file with a video link for my instructional demo. This series is very affordable as well!
We start with a glowing wash of yellow watercolor and crayon resist.
And then we add bits of origami, patterned paper, and free-motion sewing to add texture.
Voila! A beautiful mixed-media piece that celebrates your pet! :)
Jeannine Stein, Editorial Director at Cloth Paper Scissors, asked 20 questions of everything you wanted to know about your Art Lessons instructor. Enjoy this fun interview!
Right now, Cloth Paper Scissors is offering a fantastic deal. All four Art Lessons plus a limited signed "Sailboat Dream" print has been made into a special package bundle.
Click here to purchase!
This signed print measures 8.5" x 10.98” and has a semi-gloss finish. It is anchored on an 11” x 14” acid-free mat board. At $20, these prints arrive ready to frame!! They are very limited in stock, so hurry. And sorry, coupons cannot be applied to this item. [Credit: pretty sailboat paper was collaged out of Roben-Marie Smith's ART POPs cards]
Note: I also sell this print on my etsy store. The difference is my etsy print comes un-matted, uses 120 lb. premium paper, and has a Rumi quote written across the sky. This print runs a little thinner at 90 lb. (feels more like a full color poster print) and the sky lacks any writing on it. But it's still pretty and a great value without needing to buy a separate mat.
This sailboat painting changed my life...scanned right out of my art journal. And now a signed print can be yours to inspire your dreams. Thank you Universe! And thank you Cloth Paper Scissors!
It's such an honor for me to be a DLP featured artist!! April is all about color safari: exploring inks & paints and the art challenge this week is watercolor (yay for me :)
Below is my interpretation.
I must confess. My video was going to be twice as long but I purposely kept the challenge simple and decided to post the other half of the video next week. My soul wanted to play and not stress over creating a detailed step-by-step tutorial.
Creating this video was so refreshing. I didn't have to edit things perfectly. It was published as is. Enjoy!
I just listed this in my shop. A bit of retro camper cool to kick off spring!
Instead of 4 campers, there are only 3. The reason is because behind the upper right quadrant where the tent and tree is, there is a vintage map. Underneath that map is a mistake that I covered up with gesso and gel medium. It'll be our little secret :)