Sunday, August 12, 2018

New Bible journaling video

This is my first bible journaling session although I have journaled about scripture before.....I have never worked in a Bible like this. The pages are thin, so they are delicate but can be painted if you are careful and don't add too much.

I am journaling out of Psalms 32 and I love putting an image to the holy words. It is such a great way to worship and start off the day.




The mermaid markers worked nicely in the journal as well! I highly recommend.

here are the supplies that I used:

If you love this video, I have 2 Christian online workshops on my website here: https://www.mindylacefieldart.com/p/online-workshops_4.html
Look for Sunday Mornings.

My website: https://www.mindylacefieldart.com
etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/mindylacefield
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mindy_lacefield/


supplies used:

Bible journal: https://amzn.to/2Ovy1pC

water colors
Pfeiffer art supply: https://www.pfeifferartsupply.com

Sharpie white paint pen: https://amzn.to/2HplrsO

Portrait set: https://amzn.to/2JTU2Md

prima square watercolor brush: https://amzn.to/2nyzQ9C

Stabilo graphite Pencil: https://amzn.to/2sOMKUg

Faber castell black pens: https://amzn.to/2vDBiw2

Paint over pens: https://amzn.to/2LRFaCP

mermaid markers: https://amzn.to/2MhGEGO

niji small water brush: https://amzn.to/2Ox0fAq

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Process video on adding finishing touches


One of my favorite parts of the acrylic painting process, is adding the subtle details with shading and with markers and blending them out with GAC100 golden acrylic polymer. I have a sweet video for you letting you in on the secrets of my process. Really been loving Jane Davenport's mermaid markers and Tim Holtz distress markers !


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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

PLAYground mixed media class

Playground celebrates your inner child. It cherishes the nostalgia of simpler times. We paint from a place of play and remembering the excitement about heading back to school. What are some of your favorite memories? We will build libraries of school supplies, playground equipment, and even a bus. We will work with chalk and "crayons" to create a child-like painting. We will celebrate Mr. Fred Rogers with his wise words and do a painting of him with King Friday.
We will also be working in our journals to play with symbols and what they mean to you. We will scribble and have fun and let our inner child out to have fun.




















  • 5 lessons
  • playing with kid-like materials and acrylic paints
  • over 2 hours of video content
  • Club pricing: $29 (if you are a member of Mindy's Art club, you will get a discount link to sign up)
  • Regular registration: $39
  • a free downloadable collage sheet


here is a video of what the class will cover


SUPPLY LIST
1/2" mop brush - great for softening and calming areas
paper: watercolor paper torn down to around 7x9 or 8x10. I use the 300lb 22x30" watercolor sheet in arches but you can tear down a smaller page or work on watercolor paper. Just make sure it is super durable as we will be adding lots of layers.
sand paper - optional
paper artsy chalk paints: London night, blush, caramel (or any chalk paint should work fine)
tracing paper or deli paper
Lascaux to spray chalk pastel work (this is the fixative I use for watercolor, chalk , and water media works.)
FAQ: 
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.
Will there be a Facebook group? No, there will not be a FB group for this mini class





















Thursday, July 5, 2018

Feel so much.....

The other day I shared my issues with anxiety. And what I wasn't prepared for was the response by a multitude of women sharing that they go through things very similar. They describe the gerbil wheel of mind tricks, scenarios, and negative thoughts that plague us. All these women's wise words, gave me an infusion boost of strength....of "hey I'm not the only one". and I all of sudden felt seen and embraced. Seriously, it was like the biggest virtual group hug I've ever had. Women in a circle supporting one another and "I get you." I want to say thank you to everyone who offered up suggestions, advice, and "you are not alone, friend." I am soaking up all your wisdom and grace and beauty. Grateful!

here is the post from instagram: If you want, you can head over there and read all the responses...

Do you ever wish you didn't feel so much?...so intensely? I guess that all those intense feels as led me to art and to "needing Him every hour." And for that I am grateful. I have unsuccessfully taken anti-anxiety meds. Even very low doses prevent me from getting into a deep sleep. Right now my anxiety has been all about "something bad will happen" and working out all possible scenarios in my head. Lately I have been seeing a girl giving God a gift wrapped present that holds all the pain, and scenarios, and worry, etc etc. And He takes it from her and says it is His now.
I am now taking CBD oil and it has helped tremendously. If you deal with anxiety, I highly urge you to try it. I told my therapist that painting gives me peace and gets me out of my head that's why I do it all the time. Having said that I don't want to distract myself to the point of not dealing...a gray area I suppose. I just wanted to open up this conversation and if you have found natural solutions to anxiety? Mine are walking, time with God, time with poodles, art, CBD oil, and essential oils. Please share your thoughts....





Then my dear friend (and mentor extraordinaire!), Debbie Miller gave me these words. I asked her if I could share them here because if it blew my mind, then I knew that there may benefit from her wisdom as well! Thank you Debbie for allowing me to share (and ps. head over to her insta to check out her stunning paintings!)

Here are her words:

Dear one! I’m sorry you’ve been struggling! When I’m anxious and in an obsessive loop I try to remind myself that it’s fiction, not reality. I’m creating a world/situations in my head — and in that world I’m god because I’m the creator. And then I remind myself that the real, living God already created a world where He is God. 
I’m made in His image — so of course I want to create and reign. But the job of being god in my fantasized world is too much — it exhausts me and makes me feel brittle. Bottom line, I’m not very good at it.
So I try to relinquish control once again. Admit that I’m not a very good god. And ask Him to help me live in reality and trust in His goodness. 
No magic bullets, no miracle cures — but for me it helps me to get clear in my head that lies masquerading as my negative beliefs aren’t true just because I really believe them. 

Love you so much! ❤❤


mind.blown.




Here are the natural things that I am taking to help with my anxiety and mind swirling at night:

Pure Kana CBD oil - 600 mg (start off at 150 to 300 then work up)
Green Roads world  - terpenes (strawberry terp specifically helps with anxiety)
Anti anxiety capsules

oh, I also wanted to mention that I was sleeping so well at Disney World and was wondering why. (aside from the physical exertion of walking 20 miles...lol) I then realized it was the Mickey shorts we turned on every night. They totally reboot my brain or put it in some sort of trance. (basically off the gerbil wheel of anxiousness)

So turn them on. Here's my favorite episode:

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Mindy's Art Club - REGISTRATION OPEN


Today is the DAY!! 
Mindy's Art Club is open for registration !!!!

This is a subscription based online class where I'll deliver content every month to keep you inspired and motivated to create. During my creative process, I always make discoveries and this is the perfect outlet for me to share those discoveries with you. We will mostly be working with water media but who knows where the process will lead and what awesome art supplies I'll stumble across. I'll have a "get started" supply list for you but as the months rock on, there may be new things that pop up. And when they do, I'll introduce those to you and give you direct links if you think you may like to work with them. I like to let folks know how they work and you can see them in action before you purchase. 
This class is all about the process. Don't worry about creating perfection because quite frankly that is a bit boring and will leave you frustrated. Why not play and make happy accidents along the way?! That is what my process is all about.


video invitation




Here is how it will work:
1. Course content will load around the 1st of each month with prompts, lessons, and videos. Sometimes there will be accompanying PDF's depending on the kind of lesson. 1 or 2 video lessons 
2. $19 per month for as long as you'd like to see new content. You can cancel anytime.
3. A private FB group where we can hang out in a positive, uplifting environment full of inspiring fellow creatives.
4. Each month, I'll also do a FB live event around the middle of the month. This will be a fun way to connect, ask questions, and see me work live. Don't have a FB account? I will record this and have available for you in the classroom.
5. Topics of creativity will include mostly figurative (girls) but who knows where the inspiration will lead.

The above lesson fundamentals will be waiting for you in the classroom when you sign up. I will then have that months content added in as well. So basically the first month, you get a bit of a bonus to nail down and revisit the fundamentals that I think are important.














Other perks of being in the club:
  • 15% standing discount in my etsy shop. This includes online classes, prints, originals, everything. 
  • Private FB group with live lesson mid-month
  • downloadable pdf instructional or inspiring content
  • Club special pricing on future classes

FAQ: 
Is this class beginner friendly? Yes, it is for all levels. There will be a Basic Face and Face shapes for different ages waiting for you to visit (or revise) the important fundamentals. This will serve as a great practice and backbone for the class content moving forward.
How long will I have access to the course? You will have access to the course for as long as you pay your monthly subscription payment. And the videos are all downloadable.
Do I need all the supplies on the supply list? No, I am all about using what you have on hand. Almost anything can be substituted.
Will there be a Facebook group?  YES! we will have a private FB group for you to share your work and build community with other inspiring creatives. 
Can I share this content and my link to my friends? Please don't. We ask that 1 signin for your household only. thank you!
What types of materials will you be using mostly? I plan on keeping this class mainly in the watercolor/water soluble type materials. My acrylic and layered and highly textured classes will continue moving forward as separate, stand-alone classes.



Thursday, June 21, 2018

Mindy's Art Club Announcement





Starting July 1st, 2018 I will begin my first art club!! A subscription based online class where I'll deliver content every month to keep you inspired and motivated to create. During my creative process, I always make discoveries and this is the perfect outlet for me to share those discoveries with you. We will mostly be working with water media but who knows where the process will lead and what awesome art supplies I'll stumble across. I'll have a "get started" supply list for you but as the months rock on, there may be new things that pop up. And when they do, I'll introduce those to you and give you direct links if you think you may like to work with them. I like to let folks know how they work and you can see them in action before you purchase. 








We will be working quickly with water soluble materials such as watercolor pencils, watercolors, art blocks, and lots of other fun things. This class will help you to keep those creative hangries at bay! A daily practice is so important and I hope to give you a jumpstart into the fundamentals (as we begin) and other challenges and practices to keep you inspired!

Mindy's Art Club will begin July 1st and I will open up registration on that day.

You'll receive a fundamentals pack immediately upon sign up that includes: (this is a one time thing)
  • Basic Face
  • Face shapes for different ages

$19 per month!





Monday, June 18, 2018

Blurred Edges 2

Blurred Edges 2 is an exploration in the process of letting go. In this 2nd installment, we talk about micro and macro wedging. I show you how to control the wedging process so that you can explore further. Just because you can control the micro movements, we will still let go of "being in control" of the painting/drawing process.

We will surprise ourselves. Creating accidents. Fostering mistakes. For that is where the magic lies!
  • $45
  • Class begins June 25th, 2018 (self paced after that. sign up anytime)
  • 2.5 hours of video instruction
  • 5 lessons, 1 bonus
  • one FB live session to hang out, paint, and ask questions


Do I need to take the first Blurred Edges course to take this one? My advice is yes to take that one first. This builds on the first class but if you are eager to jump in then I certainly encourage you to do so!
Will we be doing the same lessons as the first Blurred Edges course? No, these lessons are brand new and different than the first class. This class is meant to take your further along in the process. All new lessons and materials! It is the same process but tweaked to taken you farther along the journey.
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. I will be working mainly with Tim Holtz paints because they move nicely when activated by water. You can use any fluid acrylics that you may have on hand. (Ground espresso and tea dye Tim Holtz colors are the most important ones)
Will there be a Facebook group? The group will be continued from the first Blurred Edges class, so you can keep sharing there.
teaser video

Friday, May 18, 2018

Pearlette Mermaid winner !!

Congrats to Liezel!!! you have won the giveaway! thanks to all of those who helped spread the word about my new mermaid class!

There are only a few days left of early registration!


Monday, May 14, 2018

new mermaid class!!

I have been having so much fun with Mermay on instagram, I decided to take you along for all the wonderful discoveries I've been making. We will be using a beautiful limited palette and working with gesso, ink sprays, stencils, and a cool new tool to help you achieve beautiful textured mermaid skin.
I will also show you a full-proof way to work with your composition before committing to it on your final wood piece. Super simple and a fabulous tool to help you gain confidence with painting mermaids.
Here is the class info at a glance:
2 Mermaid Lessons
  • Early registration: $49 through May 21st
  • Regular registration: $59 starts May 22nd
  • over 2.5 hours of video content
  • class begins Friday, May 25th
  • mermaid tail exercise video
  • 6 total videos
REGISTER and more info



















FAQ: 
Is this class beginner friendly? Yes, it is for all levels, but if you have never painted faces, I would suggest taking Draw and Paint a girl first
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. Almost anything can be substituted.
Will there be a Facebook group?  no, I'm sorry for this mini course there will be no FB group.
Can I share this content and my link to my friends? Please don't. We ask that 1 signin for your household only. thank you!
*SUPPLY LIST: will be emailed to you once you sign up. 














Congrats to Liezel!!! you have won the giveaway! thanks to all of those who helped spread the word about my new mermaid class!
I need your help spreading the news about this class -  

  • I'm going to give away 1 spot. (if you've already signed up, no worries....if you win, I'll refund your money)
  • Please share this blog post link on your blog, pinterest, instagram (tag me if you like: @mindy_lacefield), or Facebook, etc
  • come back here and let me know - leave your name, email address, and how you shared (***your posts will not be published to protect your email from spammers)
  • drawing will be done on Friday May 18, 2018

Monday, May 7, 2018

Meant to be - New Jack and Sally mermay painting

I am having so much fun with mermay this year. I had no idea of this challenge until I saw it going around instagram and at the last minute decided to jump in and create mermaids this month!

My mermaid that I've been working on the last few days is a Jack and Sally mermaid couple. After doing a Leia mermaid, my mind began swirling with ideas (and since I love jack and sally so much) I just had to paint them.

The original sold almost immediately after listing it...I think just a few minutes. But I do have prints and stickers available in the shop!




I also have a few more mermaids for sale as well:


Thursday, May 3, 2018

Mother's Day Sale!!!



Mother's Day Sale is going on now here on my Self work classes page as well as my Etsy shop. 
Sale is already included in my shop.
Enter code MOM25 here on my website to save 25% on self work classes. (sorry, sale does not apply to current classes)

Monday, April 30, 2018

New Watercolor draw and paint a girl





Watercolor is a swim in the metaphysics of life... a mirror of one's own character. Let it be unpredictable and colorful. (Anonymous)




I have a new Watercolor girl offering that includes a 9 page PDF with step-by-step instructions for how to draw and then watercolor a sweet girl. The PDF also includes a 36 minute video on this process. The curly headed girl above is the exact girl that I painted in the video.
We learn how to use color to bring depth and dimension in the face and why that works.

here are a few examples of the steps inside the pdf:







Supplies: 
Color shaper size 6 soft flat chisel (optional) or Dina Wakley tools
Canson cold pressed paper: I used 4x6 size



Monday, April 23, 2018

Fairy GodMother!

We are just back from Florida and WDW and I just had to share my experience with the stunning Fairy GodMother...!! For some reason, I have always been nervous to meet characters that can speak back to you (i.e. not wearing a mask). So I never really met any of those. silly I know! But I just adore FGM and my dear friend Trista had gifted me these beautiful FGM ears and I knew that I must meet her. I told my husband I was so nervous but as soon as she opened up her arms and welcomed me with the best hug in the world, my nervousness fell away. I think that's what Fairy godmothers do, they make you feel like the prettiest, most loved person in the world. And she did! Here are some pics from my conversation.
And I just had to journal about it. I wanted to capture every word she said to me inside so I wouldn't forget!







I got 3 total hugs!!




Monday, April 16, 2018

Serenity Mermaid

Serenity Mermaid is now being offered as a stand alone watercolor class! (if you took Watercolor Play and Discover, then you already have access to this class)
We will paint a darling mermaid using watercolors and other water media.

Course is on demand and content is ready to go as soon as you sign up. (Lifetime access. downloadable videos.)

49 minute video

$19
supplies:
paper: - 6x9 watercolor paper
watercolors - any sets are fine 
for Serenity Mermaid - I'll be using Daniel smith colors --> mostly the genuines
---->>Daniel smith - mostly genuines. you can  try and test these colors out with the 66 color Try it Sheet)
Brushes:
Da Vinci  i use this da vinci brush   --->> quill size 1   (yikes, I realized it is SO expensive so try using what you have) 
other items
caran d'ache - neocolor ii's set of 10 or 15 will be great
  • this sharpener to sharpen your neocolor ii's if you want....
spray bottle - for wetting watercolors
watercolor pencils - the number 90 pencil is a great color to use and is in the Julie Nutting skin tone pack. All the others are fantastic as well! 
bleed proof white (for fixing boo boo's and softening colors)

Monday, April 9, 2018

Frilly Dancer - new class

Lately I have been going through a bit of a rut with my watercolors. It's just that I want more I suppose....I am so used to layering with acrylic paint that I was feeling a bit lost in my watercolor practice. I began to experiment with layering watercolors, gesso, chalk pastel, and ink sprays and what happened were these gorgeous organic shaped dancer girls. I love the flowing, frilly, organic shapes of the dress.
This expressive class will help you open up to the possibilities that come with watercoloring. I love to watercolor but I sometimes think something is missing. I want more layers and juicy textures and splatters. Let's expand those feelings and let go of the "right way" for watercolor. We will celebrate the delicious organic and flowing shape of the dress. We will not worry about perfection. I take you through the drawing phase all the way to then end talking you through each tiny movement.
Here is the class info at a glance:
  • 7 total videos: flower on kraft paper, frilly dancer girl, princess in a white gown on kraft paper, watercolor and chalk girl portrait, flower fairy princess
  • bonus lesson - Tiny Dancer
  • early registration through April 30th - $50
  • regular registration begins May 1st - $65
  • class begins May 7th
  • lessons post: Mon, Tues, Fri

the watercolor underpainting:













































FAQ: 
Is this class beginner friendly? Yes, it is for all levels, but if you have never played with watercolor, might I suggest first taking My Watercolor journal that covers watercolor basics, faces, and sweet girls.
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. Almost anything can be substituted.
Will there be a Facebook group?  no, I'm sorry for this mini course there will be no FB group.
Can I share this content and my link to my friends? Please don't. We ask that 1 signin for your household only. thank you!

SUPPLY LIST:
Supplies














Watercolor set - any set will do. I like Prima Decadent pies and Pastel Dreams
limn watercolor - carput mortuum (I'll be using this one a lot!)
Tanager turquoise pan - from Pfeiffer art supply 
Prima metallic accents or any shimmery watercolors









9x12 watercolor pad or work in a journal.
bodacious blush ink spray or you can go to Lindys website and enter code "thanks" for 10% off
Utrecht gesso white: this gesso is super thick and holds nice texture.
journal for experimenting
spray bottle - for wetting watercolors
sharpie water-based white paint pen - fine point and extra fine point
prima watercolor brush size 4 (size 2 is also nice for detail)
prima watercolor brush size 12 

optionalstabilo woody pencils  or you could use neocolor ii's