Tuesday, April 29, 2014

I'm a Feature Artist!

Today some of my work is being showcased on the Altered Pages Blog as a Feature Artist!!!

Check it out HERE!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sharing my passion...

I can't begin to express the joy I feel when I am able to share my passion with others & teach them the techniques that I have come to love in creating my own canvases! The other night, I did just that by teaching a group of friends how to create this canvas during a "Mixed Media Mama's" night at my place:
It's so amazing to watch others take the techniques & create their own visions of the project! Even with a few glitches in tools, these ladies were amazing!
Deione & Charity having some fun!
Gabrielle thinking outside the box with a red background!
Working on the backgrounds
Rachel & Gabrielle at work
 (I am bummed to say I didn't get a final shot of Rachel's - she worked on 3 canvases simultaneously! I promise to get a pic from her when they are on her bedroom wall!)
Charity created a beautiful blended background for her trees!
Bev & Maria getting ready for the next step...
And Maria dives in!
Barb & her daughter Keri hard at work!
Michele & one other "student" ventured into different techniques.
It make she feel proud of my students & honestly, proud of myself when I see their pieces coming together! I think to myself, "I taught them that!" It's such an amazing feeling!!!
Bev's beautiful canvas!
Gabrielle, Barb, Keri & Charity's amazing works!
Rebecca, Michele & Maria's gorgeous pieces!
And of course, we had to get the kiddos into the act…no sitter? no problem! These two hung out on their own while we painted & didn't get into the act until later…
Bev's daughters playing along!
Don't you just love the colors & the freedom of their work? Their mom told me that they were inspired to pull some paint & canvases out at home the next morning as well.
I am blessed!


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Catch-up Time!

As usual, time has gotten the best of me & haven't been back here since, *GASP,* January 18th! That's ridiculous! Needless to say, I've been busy! Here's a little snapshot of some of the artistic things I've been up to these past 4+ months…
 Remember these from my January post? I taught a class with 15 students to raise money for the school. It was great fun & I'm pretty proud of being able to teach 2 separate canvases in  a little over 3 hours! They did amazing! (got so busy, we forgot to take pictures!)
In between fundraising, I have been working in a large journal on the first 12 weeks in the Donna Downey 48 Weeks Workshop...

(The 2nd semester has started, but I haven't quite finished the first 12! Thank God she has lifetime access to her courses!! LOL!)
At the end of March, I was honored to be asked to teach a class for my daughter's 2nd grade teacher's daughter's Sweet 16! She chose to do the owl canvas above…
Collaging on our trees
My class owl
We're "owl" artists
In between all of the above, I have been working on my first commissioned piece - a 48x48 mixed media poppy canvas for a friends stairway landing! (Sorry, only a peek, because I don't want her to see it yet.)
Very hard to tell, but the flowers are made from 7 Gypsies tissue paper
In addition to creating whenever I have the chance, I have recently signed up to be a Thirty-One Gifts consultant! If you have no idea what Thirty-One is, you are missing out! They make wonderful purses, totes & organizational bins!
Cute Summer prints ready for a picnic!
Feel free to visit my website & browse the catalog! Contact me if you want to have questions, host a party to earn lots of free stuff or place an order online!
I think that's it for now!
Hopefully it won't be so long before my next post!