Wednesday, January 2, 2019

flowers, Mushrooms and time lapse video

January is a time for new beginnings. 
We celebrate flowers in the Art club all month. 
Flowers represent growth, evolving, and hope.
Delicate 
Living and letting go
and bursting forth with LIFE again

As we transition in February, I thought we'd focus on mushrooms with a minimal color palette.
I love how the testing page turned into a page that I really like. Reminds me of super quick notes out in the field. 
very loose.
mindless.



I have a new time lapse video ready for you.
lots of texture and honoring my inner child.
"Let's Fly"


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Want to play, Raggedy Ann? Word of the year. Happy New year!

Want to play Raggedy Ann?

This painting surprised me. I began by putting down lots of gesso and then more gesso with a mini catalyst blade. I think building up raw textures and imperfections adds to the child like innocence. Lots of scribbles and drawing with your non-dominant hand is also encouraged to help you loosen up.

This painting surprised me because it started out with a huge struggle of "what it was going to be". I kept moving and kept going and it evolved into this sweet girl.

The original sold instantly, but you can get prints here in my shop.

And if you haven't signed up for my year long class, Inner Child I do have a 4 month payment plan for those interested.

Happy New Year!!
I am so so grateful to each and every one of you for your support. Supporting my family solely through the art journey as been a huge dream for me and thanks to folks like you, I can continue that dream.

MOVE!
Move is my word of the year. Move to Florida. Move in my body (running). Move in the painting process (keep moving and pushing through)

Thank you!

I have a sale to say thank you going on in the shop through today. 20% off self work classes, prints, and other items. And then 40% off wallets, pins, and more. (sale is already activated in the shop. no code needed)
photo by Kate Daniel





Monday, December 31, 2018

Secret Garden


When you were younger, did you have a secret place? (or even now?) A place where you would go to get away from it all. These magical places gave me an outlet and most of the time included a stream (and perhaps a log going over said stream). I would carefully plan my adventures and take a small yellow vinyl suitcase of things I needed such as dolls, snacks and a notepad for documenting my adventures. I believe these places and the calm that nature brings us is such a gift. And if you look closely enough and get still enough, your secret garden harnesses the power of fairies. May your secret place bring you all the magical, sparkly goodness you didn't know you were searching for.

Secret Garden prints are now available!


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





FAQ: 
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: https://www.youtube.com/user/timssally13
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: