Friday, September 29, 2017

Artists for Artists

Michelle Ward comes up with the best ideas. 
I am proud to announce I am part of  Artists for Artists, a fundraiser to support fellow artists in times of adversity. The cards included as part of this set are absolutely gorgeous and I'm pinching myself to be included in such a stellar group of artists  

“In the face of adversity, lies opportunity.”

ARTISTS FOR ARTISTS – a collaborative effort from working artists who are rallying to support fellow artists who need help getting back on their feet following unfortunate events.
LIMITED EDITION SET OF EIGHT (8) ART CARDS and a mask/stencil set of Plus Signs (aka square cross, Swiss cross, medic cross)


Click this Etsy link to purchase. 
Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit a national non-profit foundation that supports artists in time of need.   CERF+ (cerfplus.org) is especially committed to assisting artists in the wake of recent natural disasters.  Etsy Advocacy has promised to match our donation, dollar for dollar, therefore doubling our efforts.  Thank you for considering a contribution to this project.
You will receive 8 Art Cards – (5.5” x 8.8”, high-resolution art prints on heavy card, matte finish)
Featuring original art donated by the following artists:  Julie Prichard, Michelle Ward, Lynne Perrella, Judi Riesch, Laurie Mika, Mary Beth Shaw, Lisa Hoffman, and Andrew Borloz.
You will also receive a mask/stencil set (4.25” x 5.5”, 10ml heavy mylar, by GreenPepperPress) for your creative pursuits of adding more positivity into the world.
The postcards are high quality, heavyweight, and have a matte finish on the front side.  The back of each postcard white.
Ships USPS First Class Mail.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Feed Your Wanderlust for Art!

You can feed your Wanderlust for art techniques from the comfort of your own home or studio!


I hope you will join me and all the fabulous instructors for this journey:



Wanderlust 2018 from Everything Art on Vimeo.

Wanderlust 2018 is on sale at the Early Bird only until 31st of December 2017. (Approx $125 US Dollars, depending on exchange rate at time of purchase.) 
There are four free videos available on our Community right now!

Friday, September 01, 2017

Wanderlust 2018 - Early Bird Discount!


I am thrilled to be a part of Wanderlust and I hope you'll join me and all the other fine instructors!

Wanderlust is a whole year long journey - an online event offering you :
  • videos from 24 guest teachers and 2 resident teachers on a weekly basis (each one is full length, high quality and downloadable),
  • access to the Wanderlust Community with a supportive and friendly atmosphere, where all of the classes are gathered.
You will also find there various activities that will stimulate your creativity and motivate you to simply enjoy the process of making art.

Together with the class you will also get an exclusive whole year discount to leading art and craft retailers.


Wanderlust class is the perfect alternative to in-person classes!




Wanderlust 2018 from Everything Art on Vimeo.

Wanderlust 2018 is on sale at the Early Bird only until 31st of December 2017.
There are four free videos available on our Community straight away:
  • Introduction to Wanderlust, Colour & Composition,
  • The Basics of Art Journaling and How to use the Community.
Plus for our Early Bird Adventurers we have:
  • a “Dynamic Paper Painting” class with Kasia and
  • a printable Eliza’s Collage Collection filled with some lovely ephemera.

Buy Wanderlust 2018 before 31st December 2017 and save 20%!

Early Bird Price - £79! (regular price £99)

Sign up:

Friday, June 16, 2017

Creative JumpStart June Sale

Did you miss it the first time around? If so, you missed some really great material from me and loads of my friends - Pam Carriker, Jodi Ohl, Andrew Borloz (one of my favorite videos!) and Gwen LaFleur. Not to mention tons of others - Michelle Ward, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, and of course Nathalie Kalbach. 
Just $40  for 27 videos that you can download and keep to watch over and over.  
Here is the link you need to sign up.


I don't think you will regret it. 
Seriously.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Reuse Repurpose Recycle - Sustainable Souls Project


I am honored to be working with the folks at Sustainable Souls Project for the month of May. I can think of no more important theme for LIFE than the idea of sustainability. That word has ramifications extending into every aspect of life. Harkening from: 
Sustain + Ability
I am kind of a word geek, ok, not kind of. At any rate, I did a bit of research to find out what this word means and it appears there isn't a true consensus. In a nutshell, it means, "the ability to be maintained at a certain level or rate." Of course, most people use this word in connection with our environment. The definition I really love is, "the ability to be sustained, supported, upheld or confirmed. " There is something about those words supported and upheld that ring true to me and I imagine our vast planet being held in hands and hearts worldwide.

But I digress and you probably stopped by to see what I made, not hear me blab on and on......this month, May 2017, we are talking about Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle, which are topics near and dear to my heart. 
For art making, I reuse materials such as paint stained paper towels, scraps of paper, garbage (ie, treasures) I find on the ground, old paper plate palettes, junk mail, magazines, well, I think you get the idea.


For this project, I pulled out some precious scraps and paired them up with existing paintings that needed something. You know, those unfinished pieces hanging around your studio? The ones that need a little sumpin' sumpin' to make them complete? Well, in my case, it was a couple of pieces I had done with oil and cold wax. I hadn't gotten around to completing them and the idea of adding some collage really appealed to me. 

Incredibly, I had JUST the perfect scraps for each painting, don't you love it when that happens?

I cut and tore snips here and there. Punches are my friend, especially making circles from the sturdy paper plates. You probably already know this but turn your punch upside down to 'crop' the best parts. And don't forget your old fashioned office hole punch, I love tiny little circles especially painted ones.



And before you know it, voila! A security envelope here punched circles and circle waste there, some deli discards.....who woulda thunk? They are done for now, but I reserve the right to continue to work on them.....ahem.....