Saturday, September 21, 2019

Elf girls

I have been drawing these cute big eyed girls lately. I've been having fun sketching on the couch at night while we watch tv. It keeps my hands busy....as I seem to get a bit antsy if my hands aren't moving (and online shopping can get old.... and expensive...lol!)

Here is the first Elf girl I drew:

The original is available in my big cartel shop

And I filmed the girl below and will be creating a class on these Elf girls
Registration will open soon!



Wednesday, September 4, 2019

a fresh change....

Do you love that feeling of change? Sometimes uncomfortable. Sometimes exciting. Sometimes a little bit of both.
I have been feeling this shift coming on and I really didn't know what direction it would lead me. Trusting that over time and with lots of work, I could grab hold a bit better. It's revealing itself.

I am listening.

I am feeling the need to draw more. To expand my library of imagery. To create mindful little things. Instead of "letting it happen". I am a lover of the happy accident, yes. But perhaps in another form.

Here I go with my change.
working with gouache, colored pencil, and watercolor.

I am unsure where this will go. But I'll be here listening and ready to go where He leads me.

here are some new happy's that I've been working on:
birds, cabins, kokeshi, pumpkin, owls, witches, lil kids

These are in my Big Cartel shop now












Monday, August 26, 2019

Campfire and Wonder Wander Journaling

I remember camping a lot as a kid. Like every weekend when I went home with my Dad. I loved the camping part but I will say lots and lots of work. My favorite times, were when me and my Dad would get up early before everyone else and go fishing. Just him and me and the early morning breeze off the lake. Such good times.

I created this darling Campfire girl piece for a new class by Trista Hertz and her Wonder Wander journaling online class. I am one of her guest artists for her Fall series of lessons! I used the Jane Davenport watercolor set as well as some Watercolor pencils. I would love if you joined us over at Trista's class that begins soon. Let's celebrate my favorite time of year! Time for sweaters, pumpkin spice latte, and the sound of the crickets chirping under the stars.

Ready?   REGISTER here


Friday, August 23, 2019

Into the Shadows!! New Halloween class!



It's beginning to look a lot like Halloween!!!
Join me as we create in our journals all things creepy and cute. We will be using lots of layers of acrylic paint and scraping back into the background. My intention for this class is for everything to look distressed and "undone". Using the wedge and key card, we'll create happy accidents and stay away from being tidy. We will sketch and do backgrounds and lift paint. Are you ready to journal, creepy cute style?!?
  • Class begins September 16th
  • Early Registration through September 8th - $49
  • Regular Registration begins Sept 9th - $69
  • LIFETIME ACCESS
  • 4 hours of video content
  • 10 videos





Lessons
  • Halloween imagery
  • Background work
  • Madame Skelli
  • Jack-o-lantern family
  • Cover
  • tag
  • sealing your journal pages
  • using a spider web stencil
  • Mary Blair inspired witch bonus video (and serves as a great intro to my gouache process)



FAQ: 

Is this class beginner friendly ?   This class is for all levels.  My advice if you've never painted faces is to start with  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. 
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? No sorry. we will share in the classroom and through instagram.
SUPPLY list will be emailed to you upon signup.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Gouache journaling process video

I have been having a blast painting with gouache lately! If you've been following me for a while, then you probably know that I LOVE and admire Mary Blair's artwork. Her main medium was gouache (or as its often known as "opaque watercolor"). So when I paint with gouache, I love painting inspired from her little creations. I love her book illustrations the most. UP and Down book is my absolute favorite. The illustrations are so simple and perfect.


I have a sweet process video for you below:



Here are closeups of my pieces:



Wednesday, August 7, 2019

More classes being retired....!!




I am retiring more classes!! I just feel like making room for new is in the air. I love new beginnings...new inspiration. 
Here are some FAQs about retiring classes:

You are retiring these classes, does that mean I won't have access to these once retired? Absolutely NOT. Once you sign up, these classes are yours and you won't lose access.

How long will these classes be offered at the Retirement sale price? I plan on offering these retirement prices through the end of 2019. I may extend that through 2020 if I see some interest continue.

How long will I have access to the classes once I sign up? You get lifetime access to the course content. You are also welcome to download any content. (you would even get access if I decide to move platforms. which is a possibility.) They will remain in your library when you sign into your Ruzuku account.

Do you offer support, critiques, etc on these retired classes? I'm so sorry, but no I won't be able to offer support on these classes. These are considered self work and are no longer monitored. 
Originally $19, now $9


originally $35, now $15

originally $99, now $40

originally $35, now $15



Wednesday, July 31, 2019

lessons in the Oil pastel mini course

Hey I wanted to stop in and give you a heads up for what the oil pastels mini course lessons will be. I just filmed an additional lesson so now there will be 4 lessons with 6 videos.


I love using the gray paper pad from Paper Fashion. It really showcases the oil pastel color work.





here are the other lessons in this class:




We will be using Sennelier oil pastels. (supply list of exact colors and other supplies will be emailed to you once you sign up.