Wednesday, June 1, 2022

My drawings and doodles never make sense. At least they never fit nicely into scholastic rule following sense.  I want to have fun and draw things I love without worrying about perfection and perspective and all that un-fun type stuff. Are my buildings smaller than a cookie? You bet! Are my animals bigger than a house....? ok yes! Can we put all that together on a page and stack up things that have meaning to us? Absolutely ! 

We will gather symbols, patterns, and inspiration we love and create the muscle memory to put them all together.

We will slide down the rainbow we created and celebrate everything colorful, fun & happy!

Class begins June

REGULAR registration: $119

Messy Inner child tier Patreon price: $101.15















Projects:

  • week 1.A: Paint cute girls refresher - watercolor and acryl-gouache. 
  • week 1.B: girl flying 
  • week 2: gathering symbols and library of shapes & patterns
  • week 3: Kitty Unicorn (see photo above)
  • week 4: Rainbow Slide
  • week 5: Messy stack
  • week 6: tic tac stack
  • week 7: Big Hair stack
  • week 8: Lettering stack


FAQ: 

Is this class beginner friendly ?  sure! this class focuses on drawing, sketching, doodles, choosing color and experimenting. If you have hesitations about the drawing aspect and want to learn how to draw my girls faces, then Watercolor girl and/or Stay Curious is a great foundation class for you.

How long will I have access to the course? Lifetime access. 

How does the payment plan work:  I am creating this to help with budgeting. I kindly ask that the full amount  be paid in full to stay in the class. This is not considered a subscription where you cancel anytime.

Do I need all the supplies on the supply list? No, I am all about using what you have on hand. 


**SUPPLY list will be emailed to you upon signup. Using what you have on hand is strongly encouraged. mainly this will be markers, colored pencils, watercolor & gouache and other drawing materials.













Wednesday, March 16, 2022

BFF sticker club bestie, Jossie POSIE, sticker box opening!

 Wow, what an amazing BFF sticker friend @jossieposssie sent me in the mail today! Thank you, thank you Jossie for the trip down 80's lane. I mean how did you know that I loved licorice, skincare, chapstick too!?! Stick till the end if you want to see me enjoying cotton candy pop rocks in my hydrogel face mask. And yes, you need to hold your mouth like that to get the full poprock experience. @thebffstickerclub 

ps. the little cinnamonroll tray is from @sanrio 
#80schild #stickerlove #stickerreveal #bffstickerclub#scratchandsniffstickers #childofthe80s #80sstickers




Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Sticker bombs, stamp set, and a very Secret surprise!

Well I've hit sticker fever! The BFF sticker club has inspired me to create art with stickers. Almost as an addition to my sketches and paintings. What a fun community of folks! Sticker people are the best people, am I right?! Such a playfulness and such a color explosion of nostalgia!

I have some new stickers up in my shop inspired by my childhood love of the 80's.






Behind the scenes I have been hard at work on something new! Can you guess what this will be?

Patreon folks will get first notice when these Sweeties drop!



Monday, March 7, 2022

Spring is around the corner and with it, my dear friend Rachel felt moved to create 10 days of illustrated self-care boosts to arrive in your email for FREE! Rachel works as a psychologist, author, and art playgroundist, and occasionally likes to sprinkle extra glorious glitter about! To receive this vibrant collection, you can go to her website link and sign up for her FREE "Worthy Eyes Meditation" and then be automatically signed up for these additional goodies at https://www.rachelawes.com/free-gifts. Happy almost spring friends!





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Thursday, January 6, 2022

Gumpy girl. And being afraid and doing it anyway.

 Happy New Year ! For my first post of the new year, I thought I'd share a bit of my acrylic process with you. I love using the GAC100 medium from golden to tap in the paint with my finger. I've been doing this method for about 10 years or so. I always come back to it. I love the way it thins out paint and gives you luminous layers of shadow and light. I use a bit of green on the sides of the face as well as some Quin. nickel ago gold around the eyes and a very subtle shadow under the nose and lip.

I also got some new oil pastels called neopastels. These are the ones that stay creamy and don't activate with water. I love the child-like play and innocence I capture from using the pastels.

I've been feeling a strong pull to focus on my art process more. I absolutely adore teaching and I'm not stopping by any means. But this pull to explore more on my own and to focus on my craft has been louder than before. Do you feel these pulls as the New Year sets in? I would love to apply to craft and art shows locally but I'm a bit hesitant. It's all based on fear of failure of course. Sometimes it helps to speak these things out loud and then do it anyway. I saw a cute 6-ish year old girl waiting to ride a BIG roller coaster and she was so afraid. So I gave her a high five and I said something like, "you are afraid and doing it anyway!" Two of her friends were there cheering her on and I thought there could be something to learn here...... in art.....in life....in riding big roller coasters. Do you have something that you are afraid of? Are you making plans to do it anyway? And who can you count on to cheer you on?

Get out there and go ride that thing that scares you. It may be LOTS OF FUN!

happy happy Thursday, friends!


stickers and prints coming soon!






Supplies:
mixed media paper: https://shop.artsnacks.co/collections... GAC100 golden medium: https://amzn.to/332BdFz distress paint speckled egg: https://amzn.to/3mXP2wd crappy brushes from hobby lobby golden quin. Nickel Azo gold: https://amzn.to/3znCLGk neopastels: https://amzn.to/3sXt4g

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

7th grade notebook

Did you doodle on your notebook in school? Did you have a trapper keeper filled with stickers and drawings mixed in with your homework papers?

I think we doodle to ground ourselves. In a stressful environment, doodling is an escape. But it's also a way to clear your head. Doodling simply makes us listen better.

There is something so ephemeral as a scratch piece of notebook paper with tons of scribbles and memories collected over the course of your doodling day or week. It gets added to. It gets drawn over. And in the end, it becomes magic. It's a roadmap of our day and our feelings. It's the promise of showing up even in the midst of turmoil and stress. We can are more receptive in end.

This month, on Patreon we explore this notebook style of doodles and scribbles and cut up little pieces of magical notebook paper glued into our journals.

I have also been hugely inspired by Japanese artists. I think it's because of the innocence and beauty....and the cuteness of the characters.

Head over to my Pinterest page where I have a ton of inspiring illustrators saved and pinned. I am especially in love with Nemuiro, Chikuwamiel, and ROKKAKU AYAKO . Right now those are my favs! Give them a follow. Those links are tagged for their instagram pages



In the supply seeker tier, we'll be creating a to do list in our journal. What do you give priority to on a daily basis.


And later this month, we will channel our inner Bob Ross to create this frozen pond and cute ice skating girl.










Saturday, November 20, 2021

Santa's workshop - online course!

 Let's celebrate the most magical time of the year! Santa's Workshop celebrates toys, simple shapes and illustration. We work with gouache, watercolor, colored pencil and neocolor ii's and celebrate the child within...... that feeling of Christmas morning! Grab your journals or watercolor paper and join me this holiday season!

  • Registration - $68
  • Patreon price is $57.80  (available on the $20 tier) 
  • LIFETIME ACCESS
  • 1 warmup lesson and 4 in-depth lessons, 7 total videos
  • nearly 5 hours total creating time
  • Class begins November 26th

Lessons include:

  • Santa warmup
  • Santa Tree 
  • Jill in the Box 
  • Tops 
  • Holiday Poster