Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Frida Notes



I am my own muse. I am the subject I know best. 
The subject I want to better.” 
― Frida Kahlo





Are you ready to journal Frida style?!? I have created this class based on the art and inspiration of the incredible Frida Kahlo.  I  love how she painted self portraits based on her emotions and physical state. Despite having been involved a horrendous accident that left her in bed for weeks if not months, she began painting. (almost a blessing and beautiful gift brought out of the ashes!) She inspires me to paint from within. She inspires me to paint even through pain (whether we are going through physical or mental paint) and in doing so we give birth to beauty from darkness. We harness the power within and create beauty in the face of our challenges. We paint because it gives us the peace .....and the power!.... we rise. Let's channel our inner Frida and journal about what defines us...our struggles...and the joy we find through art.

The Frida Notes video invitation


details:
  • class stars Monday, March 19 2018
  • Limited number of early registration students - $55
  • once those early enrollment slots fill up, registration goes up to $65
  • registration will close on March 19th (or before if those slots fill)
  • class will open back up for self work students on April 19th, 2018

class agenda:
  • We will be journaling in a Travelers notebook 
  • altering tins with watercolor ground, watercolor pencils, and watercolor
  • creating "notes" to put in our tins
  • I have lots of journaling ideas and prompts for you
  • We will create with ink and tea right from our tea cups!
  • we will draw and paint Frida inspired!!
  • 12  total lessons
  • lessons will be posted Mon, Wed, Friday of each week
altered tin example



Supply List:
2 flat tins - I suggest altering your neocolor tin or a smaller tin that you find. (((maybe even an altoid tin :-) I'll be using a 4x4" x 1/2" deep tins))
bulldog clips to secure your pages while working.
chic sparrow insert size narrow (8.25 x 4.5") - blank ---->> use code MINDY10 to save 10% in her shop 
small scratch pieces of watercolor (I am tearing from a larger sheet that is 7x10" dick blick watercolor block)
Daniel Smith watercolor or any set you have on hand
 Prima watercolor brushes - ROUNDS size 4, size 6, size 2, size 0, size 12 or 10
**Da Vinci brush - size 1(this is one of my favorite brushes but it's totally optional)
watercolor pencils or any other watercolor pencils
tea
neocolor ii's -  (or a small set of 12 will be fine) and this sharpener if you'd like to sharpen them (think sharpening your crayons with the sharpener on the back of the box like when you were little :-)

FAQ: 
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. Any watercolor palette will be fine. I will be working with Daniel Smith watercolors but any of the Prima palettes would work  as well as any other artist palettes.
Will there be a Facebook group? yes, we will channel our inner Frida and share on Facebook. 
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!

example of the notes
example of a journal spread

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