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Art to Adore: Lifebook 2016 Students

Hi there!

Happy Thursday! It’s always a fun day for me because it’s Studio Day with my art buddy, Robin Laws. We are going to be watching Katie Kendrick videos from her new online class and painting away!

So far, 2016 has been a whirlwind with many new classes that I am both taking and teaching for. One of which is Lifebook. This amazing class has over 2900 students all actively creating beautiful work. You should see my Facebook feed! While it is hard to keep up with, I am absolutely in love with all the art that flows through it from such talented students.

My bonus lesson for Lifebook aired on Jan. 4th and it was called “Patch it up, Make it Shine”. The thought behind the tutorial was to write down limiting or negative beliefs and thoughts that we want to leave behind in 2015 and then collage and paint over these words with gorgeous metallics, powerful intentions and more illuminated imagery to light our path into 2016. I have been absolutely blown away by the pieces that have come from this project.

I have gathered a few of the ones that truly touched me with their beauty….enjoy….

Suzanne Diersing Kelly

Suzanne Marie Kelly

Alissa Millsap

Alissa Millsap

Catherine Randall

Catherine Randall

Sanela Sinikovic

Sanela Sinikovic

Maggie Johnson

Maggie Johnson

Victoria Engholm

Victoria Engholm

Aren’t they just gorgeous? Such unique styles with shimmering details and personal meaning. I feel so lucky to be a teacher!

What intentions are you setting to light up your 2016?

xo,

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Art to Adore: Dominique Fortin

Good morning!

I haven’t done Art to Adore in a while and a weekend is always a good time to get a dose of inspiration right!?

So lately, I’ve been completely in love with the work of Dominique Fortin. Her artwork has a beautiful sense of innocence and wonder. Many of these images are of her daughter too which adds such a intimate quality. I also adore her limited palette. She has a fantastic balance of contrast and color. Her work is both delicate and bold! Love that!

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Beautiful right? Go visit her website to see more of her exquisite work. Now, go create something that makes your heart happy.

Much love to you.

xo,

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**All images by Dominique Fortin**

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Cyber Monday Deals

Happy Monday dear readers!

It’s CYBER Monday and I couldn’t resist jumping in on all the Sale action going on all over the internet! I’ve had the pleasure of signing up for some of wonderful art classes because of the generous deals from my fellow online Art teachers, so I want to offer you guys a great deal too!

For the next 24 hrs my Mixed Media & Encaustic workshop: Whimsical Portraits and Dreamy Landscapes is 50% off!

Yup! Only $26!! :)

This information packed workshop includes two main projects PLUS two BONUS classes too! Over 5 hours of video, self paced and with life-time access. At this price it’s a great way to dive into some amazing Mixed Media projects or even gift it to a friend or loved one for the holidays! Click below to learn more and register.

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I also wanted to offer my Wing It class at 50% off too!

This incredible price of just $9.50 is rather irresistible and what a fun project to do over the holidays!

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A treat for you, a friend or loved one – this class can be done by ANYONE! It delivers beautiful results and is even kid friendly! I loved doing this project with my 9 year old daughter! You have lifetime access to this one too!

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Don’t miss out on these great prices! Remember only 24hrs!
Hope you are all enjoying the holiday season!

Much love and gratitude to you all!

xo,

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Art to Adore: Nancy Crawford

Hello friends,

How’s life been treating you? Well, I hope. I’ve been busy busy wrapping up filming for my latest class and planning some very exciting retreats…more info to come! ;)

However, I always try and sneak in time to find inspiring art videos on YouTube and I just have to share these with you! The following videos are done by a very talented encaustic artist who I greatly admire – Nancy Crawford. Her work is simple, yet sophisticated. Refined yet rustic.

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I love how she works the wax and her other mixed media materials! You guys know I’m hooked on encaustic wax so when I watched these I’m pretty sure I squealed with delight!

Nancy’s videos are quick and perfect for a speedy dose of inspiration!


Inspiring right?! She has so many great technique videos to really get you fired up! You can check her out on her website too!

Let me know if you try any of these techniques! I would love to hear how it goes!

Have a creative day!

Much love,

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Images via www.nancycrawfordartist.com

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Online Mixed Media Workshop – Shades of White

Hello there!

I hope your Monday morning is going well! I was up with the birds and on my second cup of coffee already! Yes, I’m a little excited because today I’m launching my very last class for 2015!

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Come join me for this one week Online Mixed Media workshop where we explore the beauty and subtlety of white and neutrals! When we strip away color – texture, contrast and ultimately design and composition come to the forefront. We will focus on these artistic aesthetics as we complete three beautifully unique projects:

  • A “Zen Abstract” Encaustic Wax Collage using vintage and handmade papers with a focus on balance, simplicity, unity and tranquility.
  • A beautiful “Woman in White” Portrait, inspired by Whistler’s painting “Symphony of White I” using acrylic paint and soft chalk pastels while exploring a multitude of milky hues and lessons on drawing the face and figure.
  • A “White Horses on the Horizon” landscape painting incorporating, pattern, texture and finally cold wax to create a dreamy finish.

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I’m beyond thrilled to share these projects with you! Plus, these creations would make amazing gifts for your loved ones! Just in time for the holidays!

Read more about the class* and register here! Classroom opens Dec 1**.

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*As with my last class, there will a limited number of seats and registration will close once it fills to maximum occupancy.

**You will have lifetime access to the classroom so if you are too busy this December then tuck this one away to do after the holidays. A perfect way to decompress!

Have a beautiful, creative week!

With much love and gratitude,

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Flight & Feather Round Two

Hello there!

Hope you are all doing well! We survived Halloween and even managed to donate most of the candy, leaving us with a more reasonable stash. My kids disagree but seriously – there is only so much candy one needs lying about! Now, as for art supplies – that’s another story! One can never have too much as far as I’m concerned! ;)

Speaking of art, I’m so excited to share just some of the gorgeous student work from the first week of Flight & Feather! My students never cease to amaze and inspire me!

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From top left, Jan Blencowe, Gillian Bowditch-Cooper, Dee Vlasak, Liz Deck, Alissa Millsap and Karen Harrington

This first class sold out very quickly and with a healthy wait list, I have now opened up registration for a second session with the classroom opening on Nov. 9th!

Go here to learn more and register or simply click the button below! I am limiting my class size again, so now’s the time to join us bird/art lovers for this two week mixed media and encaustic class with lifetime access!

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Here’s a little sneak peek at just a some of the projects we will be doing…

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I look forward to seeing you in class!

Keep creating and have a beautiful week!

xo,

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