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A Favorite Digital Artist and A Paint & Pixels Giveaway too!

Hello lovely people!

I hope you all are enjoying your weekend! The sun is shining here and we are soaking it up and playing in the garden…and of course I’m doing a little work too…

Today, I wanted to introduce you to my friend and artist, Robin Laws. I’ve invited her to guest post today to share with you one of our favorite digital artists and also to give you all the info on our exciting Paint & Pixels giveaway! Take it away Robin…

Hello Friends! I’m R​obin Laws​ and I am delighted to guest post on Ivy’s blog today. I’m an artist and the co-teacher along with Ivy for the upcoming Paint and Pixels class. Many artists inspire us but one in particular really does some outstanding work on her mobile devices, including her iPad! Her name is Sarah Jarrett and I wanted to show you some of her incredible work…

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Images via Sarah Jarrett

Gorgeous right? She really knows how to blend digital painting, photography and digital elements to create provoking, beautiful and layered work! We are both BIG fans! Such inspiration! In the Paint & Pixels class we will be doing a similar Self Portrait project! It’s going to so exciting to create! If you haven’t already you can click below to sign up for the class before the early registration price ends on June 8th!

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On that note, let me tell you about our FABULOUS Paint & Pixels GIVEAWAY! We are so incredibly excited about this course and to celebrate we are offering you a chance to win this fantastic giveaway valued at over $150!

What we are giving away:

  • 1 A​donit Jot Touch 4 Stylus with pressure sensitivity (it’s our favorite!)
  • a 10″ x 10″ ready to hang canvas print of one of my most popular digital paintings AND

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  •  a $10 Apple gift card so you can grab some of the very cool art apps we will be showing you!

To ENTER all you have to do is leave a comment on THIS post letting us know what you hope to learn in the P​aint and Pixels ​course or how you use your iPad creatively. Then share this image and the link to this post on at least one of the social media sites listed below —->

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To win the giveaway you can…

  • Share this post on Facebook
  • Pin this image to Pinterest
  • Talk about the giveaway and the class on Instagram and use the hashtag #paintandpixels and @ivynewport and @rlaws2
  • Blog about the the class
  • Share this post on Twitter

*Each time you share it come back and tell us so you have another chance at the giveaway!

The winner will be announced on the last day of our sale for early registration next Monday, June 8th.

Thank you so much for helping us spread the word!

***I’ve included a square version for you to use at the bottom of this blog post for sharing on Instagram.

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We can’t wait to draw our winner!! Have a fantastic weekend!

xo,

Robin

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Inspired: The Makers Project

Happy Friday everyone! Hope your week went well!

I don’t know about you but I love to witness people’s creative process. I like to see how an artist creates… how does it start? What does their space look like? What kind of tools do they use? I’m a bit nosy that way. So, when I came across this amazing photography project by Jennifer Causey, I had to share it with you. The project is titled – “The Makers Project” and it visually documents the creative process of artists, jewelers, ceramicists, bakers, florists and many other amazing artisans! I could spend all day looking at these beautiful and intriguing photographs.

Here are some shots showing the work of  talented Brooklyn based jeweler,  Jennifer Sarkilahti of Odette Jewelry

Fascinating right? Now be warned, the site is addictive so make sure you have a cup of something warm and a little time to explore. Enjoy!

Also…go check out Odette’s website, Jennifer’s creations are truly gorgeous! Drool…I mean see below….

Have a fantastic weekend.

xo,

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Little Bird and the Muse

Hello. Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

We took Grace to a birthday party this morning and we are now enjoying a quiet afternoon at home. While Grace and daddy watch a movie, I made a hot cup of tea and plopped myself in front of Photoshop for a few hours.

This is my latest digital collage. I am having SO much fun experimenting with all of the program’s capabilities!

I also have to give a shout out to Deviant Art! Just signed myself up for an  pro-account with them. It’s an AMAZING resource for stock images, textures, brushes…all sorts of goodies.

Not to mention some amazing artists too!

Have a restful Sunday.

xo,

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