Monday, April 27, 2015

Watercolor fun giveaway winner


Congrats to Vicki Sun for winning the giveaway for Susana's Watercolor fun online class! Thank you to all of those of you who helped spread the word.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Travel materials

Last week, on our Disney cruise I posted a couple photos of my make-shift painting table. One of my best friends, Nolwenn Petitbois asked me what all I took on these adventures so I wanted to share with you all here the materials that I took on board the Disney Magic. Keep in mind this little space was only around 2ft x 3ft. I used a cup cover (ones that go over the cocktail glasses that our found in many hotel rooms) filled with tissue to dab the paint after rinsing the brushes.

Normally I only carry my journal and watercolors. I did take those too but I sometimes I get frustrated and just want to glue and paint and layer.....So I took some minimal items to keep me creating.
watercolor paper 9x12
Cardboard pad to protect the surface

7 paints as well as glue and a catalyst wedge
paint colors:
paynes gray
carbon black
turquoise craft paint
neon red craft paint ---> can be found at craft stores for around $1.50
black white matte paint
quin nickel azo gold- golden

a long brush holder that holds all my pencils, oil pastels, sharpeners, etc
(the link is from utrecht. I got this at a local art store for around $5.00)

gallery neon pink pastel
caran d'ache neo color ii
a few colored pencils
6b pencil
charcoal
stabilo graphite pencil

some ephemera

I ended up creating several paintings as well as a gift for a table mate for her birthday. I love being able to take my paints and create.









Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Watercolor fun with Susana!!

I'm so excited to offer a giveaway here on my blog for Susana Tavares new online workshop called Watercolor Fun. I am so thrilled to be a guest artist in this amazing class. Here is what I have to offer for this project:



REGISTER and check out more about the class and for a teaser video


Susana is giving away 1 spot here on my blog. Drawing will be made this Monday. 
Here is how to sign up:

  • post this link on social media...pinterest, Facebook, twitter, instagram, blog, etc
  • come back here and let me know how you shared
  • please leave your email address on your comment so that we can get in touch with you if you win
  • if you've already registered...no worries....Susana will refund your registration fee.

I hope you'll join us over in Watercolor fun!!







Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Sunday Mornings 2 journaling

My word for this year is Listen. I would love if you joined me in a "Listening to God" journaling adventure with Sunday Mornings 2. We will surrender, be still, and listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying to us as we journal and create with our Creator. We will listen, write, and paint. We will extend our hands and allow God's grace to pour down....receiving and then giving back. Sharing our art with others, to me, is the most gentle way to make disciples of Christ
This is a Christian based online workshop. Anyone is welcome to join!
Class begins: Sunday, May 3rd, 2015. Sign up anytime after that start date.
All classes have forever access!





Price:
$35

There are lots of video demonstrations!
Here are some things we'll be doing in this class:

  • I'll take you through how to create your own journal with watercolor paper. 
  • prepping the journal
  • prayer pages
  • how to create our own simple masks and stencils
  • painting intuitively
  • my simple method for starting several pages in one sitting
  • mark making
  • collage
  • quick paint sketches, drawing girls and animals

REGISTER




Sunday mornings 2 journaling invitation video







GUEST ARTISTS


We have three amazing Christian women who will share with you their Sunday Mornings journaling! I'm so grateful and blessed that they are on board this go 'round!


I’m Shonna Bucaroff and I have been married for 14-1/2 years. I am a mother to a 9 year old son and step-mother to a 21 year old daughter. I began my walk with Jesus when I was 18 and have been on a journey with Him ever since. I am a self-taught Mixed Media artist and local art teacher in my home town of San Diego, Ca. After taking Mindy Lacefield’s first “Sunday Mornings” class, I began to feel God calling me to share Him more through my art, so I created my own 5 week free online course called “Kingdom Come.” By listening to God’s call, His will for my life began to take form. In November of 2014, I, along with 4 other Christian creative women created the online community, His Kingdom Come. HKC offers free online art projects, tutorials, A prayer forum and team, as well as paid online workshops, all centering around God and spanning across all art forms. HKC’s vision is to encourage people, share our gifts, learn about Christianity and explore the creativity that He has given us all. I am over the moon excited to be a guest artist in Sunday Mornings 2, especially since Mindy’s first class was so instrumental in my growth and service in Christ.
www.twistedfigures.blogspot.com




Martice Smith II is a mixed-media collage artist, designer, and instructor. Her traditional + digital illustrations are infused with a vibrant mix of graffiti, cultural beauties with free-flowing hair and soulful affirmations, making her highly-detailed art her signature style.

As a woman of faith, she leads a heart-based business as creative director of Martice Smith II - Illustration & Design Studio and owner of Uneek Art Boutique. Martice offers online art and creative biz courses so that she can empower artists to live the life they envision for themselves, without compromising their unique flair. Her style has been translated to stencils, fabrics, jewelry, stamps + digital artist papers, to name a few.

Martice's art can be found on various design teams, in industry publications + art journaling books, such as 'Incite 3: The Best of Storytelling, The Best of Mixed Media' and 'A World of Artists Journal Pages'.

It's no secret that Martice is kind of obsessed with turtles and pandas! Her inviting spirit transcends and encourages wild, creative play! It's time to claim your artsy super powers!






















Jeanette Montero

I am a mixed media artist who loves to combine patterns, textures, color and techniques to produce bright, bold, colorful paintings. It is my dream to be able to share my joy through the work my heart and hands create because I wake up everyday feeling grateful and so blessed.  I am a mom of 4 living in Las Vegas with my very supportive husband of 25 years - God is good! 







Hi! I'm Kim Smith and I’m a mom to two grown children, Stephen and Katrina. They are both married and my daughter gave me the greatest gift almost a year ago when she gave birth to my first grandchild, Sophia Hope. I am blessed doubly since I have an adorable 6-year-old grandson, Nicky, through my daughter's husband's previous marriage.
I’m a mixed media artist, aspiring watercolor artist, and a writer. I also love to play the flute. It is when I’m listening to music or out in nature that I feel the closest to Jesus. I just love how He is everywhere! I love contemporary Christian worship music and often get images that I want to paint while listening to it. When I can get these images down with paint and ink and beautifully colored papers, it is such a special time between me and my Savior.
I am just starting out with my new business Happy Flutters Art Studio. It is such an exciting (and scary!) adventure! I have so many creative ideas, so many painting ideas, so many ecourse ideas, so many things I want to blog about. The Lord is inspiring me so much – I am truly blessed! 

I am so thrilled to be a guest artist for Sunday Mornings 2! I have been following Mindy’s blog for many years, so this is a HUGE dream come true for me to be able to be a part of one of her always amazing offerings. J
You can find me at my new website here: www.happyfluttersartstudio.com (I'm still working on the look and feel of my site, but I'll be posting frequently and sharing my art journey with lots of in-progress photos of happy art making and, of course, my finished paintings. Hopefully I'll get my site to look pretty soon... ;) )
You can also find me on Instagram as: @happyflutters



SUPPLY LIST


Supplies for journal:
1 sheet 22x30 140 lb Arches watercolor paper - I like the hot press the best
bookbinding thread <<----great for fun colors!

 art SUPPLIES

Here is a list of the supplies we'll be using in this course:
white gesso
ephemera - old book pages, song books (old christian hymns would be perfect!), old receipts, tissue paper
collage pauge or mod podge - matte
1" foam brushes - michaels or any craft store
set of brushes - I like hogs hair and dina wakley brushes
scissors
prismacolor colored pencils - a few of your favorite colors will be fine
bleeding art tissue
stencils - You'll see me using the birdcircles, and scriptkindergarten writing stencils
watercolor paper for making stencils - you can also just use any card stock or thick paper (use what you have on hand)
lindy's stamp gang sprays - Buccaneer bay blue, tiffany lou blue, cape cod coral
liquitex super heavy gesso
shelf liner  and/or bubble wrap for texture stamping
foam stamps
white paint pen - water based
cheap masking tape
washi tape
alcohol inks
exacto knife (for cutting stencils)

paint colors:
paynes gray - blick
dick blick matte colors you'll see me use: purple madder, green blue light, orange light, brilliant magenta, amethyst, white, sage blue

golden - no. 5 neutral gray
heavy body white paint
americana craft paint - fiery red (neon) (found at michaels)
optional -->> these optional items are things you'll see me use but they aren't totally necessary to create the piece. Use what you have.
white pitt artist pen
neopastel - white - I like to use this color for creamy, opaque color laid upon a dark background. Also beautiful when used in the face. Layer acrylic paint over the pastel and use your catalyst wedge to scrape and distress. 
neopastel - granite rose

Friday, March 13, 2015

Create for the One Who Made me - my new book!

Hello Lovelies!

I'm so excited to reveal the cover of my new book, Create for the One Who Made Me. My book will be available soon on Amazon but I'd appreciate it so much if you purchased through my Createspace Store. I also have some signed copies in my etsy shop.

Create for the One who made me is a book about prayers, poems, and paint. Mindy believes that through stillness we access the voice of God...residing in us all. Through surrendering to the process of painting, stillness is achieved. Let's explore the voice inside us that believes we can create and are powerful creative energies.






I also share with you, my journaling process through an exclusive video demonstration. 


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Art Journaling the Magic at Disneyland

I returned home from a trip to Disneyland last week. I'm still reeling with excitement that I even get to teach at Disneyland!! A dream I never even thought possible until Tangie contacts me in late 2013 with the news that she's putting together a journaling retreat IN Disneyland.

This trip was our 3rd Art Journaling the Magic hosted by my super talented friend Tangie Baxter. I'm so excited to say that we are doing another one later this year! News and a new website is coming very soon so stay tuned!

Tim and I arrived a couple days before the journaling retreat began so that we could have some time to ourselves to play on our own. We soaked up the sun....75 degrees! ... (at home it was snowing.)
We had a blast just laying by the pool and really taking our time savoring each moment of the parks. I made dinner reservations at two restaurants we'd never been to before....Blue Bayou and Carthay Circle.

Blue Bayou is over in New Orleans Square in Disneyland and is inside part of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. The theming is over the top. The crickets are chirping....I tell ya, Disney goes all out when it comes to the details.

Here are more photos that I took during our trip. I hope you enjoy! and I hope you'll join us for the next Art Journaling the Magic!

You can follow AJTM on instagram: @artjournalingthemagic

Disney's California Adventure Park

I would wake up to this view of Disney's California Adventure off our balcony.
I loved to see the park start to come alive and the workers busy to create magic.
Then to hear all the screams and laughter was such a treat.
(This room is at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa)


 My own version of Queen Elsa.
It's hard not getting inspired to paint imagery from Frozen.



This is me and my husband Tim before he talked me into riding the swings....
I guess it had been a while since I rode them because I was terrified of slipping out 
the entire time. I can ride just about any roller coaster out there but there was something
fragile and scary about these swings. At least they played the William Tell Overture while we were flung around!!



 loved these Jellyfish girl costumes so much I just had to paint them
(from the Pixar Parade at DCA)
prints available here




 Frozen has taken over parts of DCA

Dinner at Carthay Circle
I had chicken ravioli and the yummiest fried cheesy biscuits.
This restaurant is themed after the theatre that first premiered Disney's first full
length feature film, Snow White.



Marc Davis Ice Queen
These watercolor paintings are what inspired the movie Frozen.


Art in Disneyana Gallery


Ok, so apparently anyone can hop on these old timey cars on Main Street that takes you down to Tomorrowland in style. I had no idea! That's the cool thing about hanging out with Dave and Tangie Baxter.....they know all the little secrets.



this is for you, Sarah!






We are about to do some sketching in our journals while riding It's a Small World! 

so fun!!


Marc Davis inspired "Snow queen"

Friday, March 6, 2015

Broken Gift Illuminated




I drank up the stars with the permission of the moon. I gazed down at my brokenness and there they were able to shine. I hold the light within me....finally bursting forth with forgiveness, love, thankfulness. The broken gift can now be free to shine...to illuminate the real Me.


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