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AND the WINNER is…

Hello lovely readers!

I  am just back from beautiful Scotland and I wanted to thank all who entered the giveaway for the Ever After Workshop! REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Go here to join us!

I’m truly so delighted to be working on this class! I can’t wait to dive into my portrait of Persephone!

So without further ado…the WINNER is Susanne Timmerman!! Congrats Susanne! <3 <3 <3

Best wishes to you all and I hope to see you in the Ever After classroom!

xo,

 

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A NEW way to create

Hello creative friends!

It’s a snowy day here and I’m just getting ready to start painting but before I do, I wanted to drop in and say hello and share some art with you.

The students in Between Shadow & Light are making some amazing discoveries and creating such beautiful, soulful portraits! I’m completely thrilled to hear they are learning that their non-dominant hand has much to offer and can open up a NEW way to engage in their creativity.

Here is just a snippet of the beauty coming out of the classroom from these incredible artists…

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Artists from top left: Maryse Perdriat, Helle Kristensen, Melanie Rivers, Lynda Fortin King, Karen Johnson, Toni Burt, Lynn Colwell, Christy Harris, Robin Laws, Janet Reid, Karen Stallard Nowviskie

Due to this class’ immense popularity, I’ve removed the class size limit. So come on in and join over 250 students from all over the world. Start creating in a BRAND NEW WAY! If you have been looking for a class to spark your creativity, open your heart and get you out of your rut this is the one…

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Here are some of what the students have been saying…

“Tried a sketch using only my non-dominant hand. So much difference … especially with my inner critic! It’s like I don’t expect much from my left hand, so I don’t criticize as much? I am definitely going to use my left hand more.” – Tracy

“I haven’t felt this free and relaxed in a long time while painting. Just let myself go!” – Lynda

“I’m really finding my comfort zone and OCD is put off side without my normal face mapping and creating of facial planes when drawing with my non dominant hand BUT my emotional state centered around the ART is more peaceful and happy.” – Christy

 

 See you in class.

xo,

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An Art Tutorial for you!

Hello friends!

Happy New Year! I hope your 2017 is off to a beautiful start.

I have been very busy preparing lessons for my new class and I was challenged by a fellow artist to create a piece of art inspired by one of her wonderful ballet photographs. I couldn’t resist, so here it is! In my usual style, she goes through several transitions. I worked quickly and loosely with both my dominant and non-dominant hands. I hope you enjoy.

If you enjoyed this video I have many more FREE tutorials. You can check them out here.

Much love and gratitude to you all!

xo,

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NEW Online Portrait Class

Hello there creatives,

I’m thrilled to announce that registration for my BRAND NEW CLASS is now OPEN.  I’ve had so many requests to teach my expressive portrait techniques, so I’ve finally created this mini portrait class.

I’m excited to share not only my tools but also how I use both my left and right hand to activate both sides of my brain in the creative process. It’s truly been a game changer for me! Click below to learn more and register…

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I believe that sometimes less is more with portraits. Some of the most expressive work is created with simple materials and often times a lack of color. The focus becomes emotion, line, form and of course shadow and light. These portraits pull us in, make us stop in our tracks and feel!

So, I invite you to join me for this special class where we will explore some of my favorite tools, tricks and tips for creating evocative, expressive portraits. 

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I’ll look forward to seeing you in class!

xo,

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A Free Mixed Media Tutorial

Hello lovelies!

How’s it going? Hope all is well in your part of the world!

In the past couple of weeks, I’ve had the most amazing opportunities to meet some on my online friends in real life! I am continually amazed at the beautiful and real connections that form over the internet and the wonderful opportunities that emerge from those connections!

One online friend I would love to meet, is the fabulous Donna Downey! You can imagine how honored I was when she asked me to create a Mixed Media Tutorial for her blog! Woo! So fun! She featured it a few weeks back but I wanted to share it with you guys too, in case you missed it.

This piece is called “Into the Light” and it is a process of stenciling, paint, collage and encaustic wax! And yes, even some sculpture. I hand made her wings with paper, wire and wax.

You can watch the entire process of me creating this OVER HERE!

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I hope you enjoy! My plan for the New Year is to create more of these free projects. I’m so excited….I have a list of ideas brewing.

Please do share your experience if you try this project out – I would love to hear from you.

Much love and gratitude,

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Create ART Anywhere!

Hello there creatives,

I’m thrilled to announce that I’m offering instant access to this innovative and FUN class. I adore creating on my iPad BUT I also LOVE making art right on my iPhone. It’s always with me, which means I can make ART anytime, anywhere! Now, I’m excited to share my favorite techniques with you guys.

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Whether you love creating portraits, landscapes or even abstracts you can do this ALL on your iPhone using a combination of apps and tools. I’m going to walk you thru the entire process – from creation to printing! Plus, I show you how to manipulate your own photos and share my favorite photo resources.

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Come learn more and register now.

ONLY $37 for Lifetime access.

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Here are just a few of the pieces I have created on my iPhone! The possibilities are endless!

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I’ll look forward to seeing you in class!

xo,

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