Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Inner Child - online portraits class

Join me this January for a monthly exploration of our inner child. We will be using lots of layers of paint to create girl portraits. Exploring what happens when we do less and make mistakes. Our Inner Child begins to speak.....!! 
Creating magic with stabilo graphite, angle brush and water. As in life, it really is a push and pull. We make adjustments. We learn from our mistakes. We go too far. We fuss over the details. and realize that seeing yourself in the big picture is all that really matters. It’s the imperfect nuances that work together to build our perfectly imperfect self. And she is so beautiful.
This is a year long class that begins January 1, 2019. Each month, I'll be creating loose, primitive face on 8x8 wood boards or in a journal. 
Class begins January 1, 2019
Early registration through December 26th: $99 
Regular registration begins December 27th: $139   --->>payment plan will be available soon with regular registration pricing
If you are an Art club member, your special price is: $89 (price good through January 1st, 2019)

The first project launches on New Year's Day and builds on itself in 3 phases: graphite and water, adding shadows with 3 colors, and then finally adding in the rich reds and pinks. see the rich texture and layering? --> there is also a bonus lesson for January

Is this class beginner friendly ?   This is more of a mid-level class with the idea that you have painted faces before...and you are wanting to further your knowledge with loosening up and building lots of thick layers in your work. My advice is to be sure and take my Draw and Paint a Girl  and/or Penelope before this class. (or at least one of my faces classes)
How long will I have access to the course? Lifetime access. Videos are downloadable
Do I need all the supplies on the supply list? No, I am all about using what you have on hand.
Will there be a Facebook group? If we get 60 or more students, I will do a FB group. If not, we will share in the classroom and through instagram.

We will also have a time lapse BONUS video in January of me creating in the same process but also adding in scratching and scraping through the dried layers of paint.  

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Black Friday SALE starts Tuesday!

Black Friday SALE starts Tuesday! Sale runs through Friday.
SAVE 50% off 8x10 & 5x7 prints, and postcards
SAVE 40% off originals, enamel pins, collage sheets
SAVE 30% off self work classes, pouches, stickers, and washi tape

Friday, November 16, 2018

Cozy Princess

Remember those "fancy" hand warmers ?! I had one that came with a puffy coat. Now, I wasn't the type of kid that loved ploofy coats or fancy hand warmers. My guess is that my mom thought it was cute.... but then I really did start liking the hand warmer thing. This is also fun to paint, especially if you are not into painting hands or know what to do with them, like me. The original for Cozy Princess has sold but I do have prints now available in my shop

Also, I have a time lapse process video here. 

And don't forget, we are only a few short weeks away from the Christmas class with Patti Ballard in Orlando.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Seen in Nature

Don't you feel seen in nature? I feel more grounded. more myself. I find stillness that sees me for my true self. 

New time lapse process video is up on my youtube:
Created with watercolor, colored pencils, inks, and chalk pastels. And a few #jdmm supplies like the velvet pastel and mermaid markers.

Supplies are located in the video description:

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Ornament class

Are you getting in the ready for the Holidays? Christmas time will be here soon and I am so excited to offer an ornament class at South Main Creative on November 11th at 12:30 pm.

Dress in your holiday attire and mickey ears and get ready to have fun!

Little Rock, Arkansas
November 11th, 2018
12:30 pm - 3:00

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Having fun with Jane Davenport's new making faces art supplies!

I am having such a blast with Jane's new art supplies! As a former makeup artist, I really dig this line so much because it is inspired by makeup! How cool is that?!

Jane and her team have really done a FAB job with this collection and I thought I'd sure a cute face and how I used one of the mermaid brushes to quickly create a face shape.

I am so loving Jane Davenport's new Making Faces collection of art supplies!
All the supplies can be found at Jane's website
or at your local Michaels store. Look for the end cap with the lovely black packaging.

Jane's youtube:

Here are the supplies I used:
Face base paint matchmaker set
Mermalicious brush set
color sticks - in silky skin
ultimate pen: aquadisiac and golden age
velvet pastel: pink princess
9x12 Jane Davenport journal:
stabilo graphite pencil 12 pack 

etsy shop:

music by:

Monday, October 15, 2018

Nutcracker Dreams

Christmas time is such a special time of year! I love creating work and imagery based on this beautiful holiday. Such a visual feast for the eyes. There is so much to explore and so much inspiration. The colors. The sparkle. The magic that surrounds us.
This year I am focusing on The Nutcracker. Disney is reimagining this movie and will be out on November 2nd. It looks like the most creative, eye candy, magical movie!! (so be sure and catch that movie as a bit of homework if you want!)
Class begins: November 12th
Early registration - now through November 3rd: $55
Regular registration begins November 4th: $69
Art Club members pricing is $45 (so be sure and join the club if you want to save some $$ here)
SUPPLY LIST: will be sent to you once you sign up. Look for the welcome email.
pastel paints, journal, 10x10 wood board, neocolor ii's, charcoal, graphite, paint pens, etc.

REFUND POLICY: no refunds will be given once you sign up for the class.

Clara and the four lands journal page
sugar plum fairy paint sketch
word list mashup 
final painting (4 parts)
11 total videos

If I'm wanting to learn to paint faces, is this a good place to start? If you have never painted faces and want to focus on that, I would start with Draw and Paint a girl. Then you'll be ready for this class.
How long will I have access to the course? Lifetime access. Videos are downloadable
Do I need all the supplies on the supply list? No, I am all about using what you have on hand using similar materials and paint colors. My absolute must have color of paint is Quin. nickel azo gold by golden and Luminous opera by Holbein
Will there be a Facebook group? If we get over 60 students then we will have a FB group (so be sure and spread the word!)