Tuesday, May 28, 2013

CONGRATS- Collaborative painting winner

Congrats to Ali Gitt!!! Thank you for helping to spread the word.

She is coming home to you soon :-)

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Magic Making

“Magic comes from what is inside you. It is a part of you. You can't weave together a spell that you don't believe in.” ― Jim Butcher

I do believe in magic. I believe it resides in your core.....Your essence......Your most you, when you are still and willing to listen. It's the absence of the voice. Its the declaration of the soul. Its what's stirring inside of you right now, aching to be seen. Come join, Alena and I, as we guide you into harnessing your own magic.

Magic Making - an online class with Alena Hennessy and Mindy Lacefield
Registration begins: May 20, 2013
Follow this link to register (and click on the "join group" button)
Early bird pricing: $129 (with limited spots)
Regular pricing: $169
Class begins: September 2nd, 2013 and will run for 5 weeks
You will get 1 year access to the class from the date that you sign up!

Alena and I are both doing a giveaway! I'm giving away a collaboration painting by me and Alena.
Here are the steps to enter the giveaway:
  1. Post a link of this blog post on Facebook or on your own blog
  2. Come back here and leave a comment and let me know what you posted to
  3. We will be drawing a random name from the comments on Tuesday May 28th
Here is the painting that we'll be giving away. Yes, you can enter both giveaways. If you do, just remember to post 1 link to my blog and 1 link to her blog and leave comments on both. Here is the link to Alena's blog.

12x12 original

Explore steps and secrets to making your art have that little extra something, that touch of magic, or feeling of the authentic you that can effortlessly flow out of your hand. Through a variety of materials and liberating techniques, you will get to tap deeper into your voice and spirit at play to create art that holds your unique and free beauty. In the end, create one very special painting that demonstrates your learning’s and experiences in this special collaborative workshop between two beloved friends and artists.

Mindy and Alena will share:
*Daily prompts and exercises that will delve into color, mark-making, word, poetry, archetype/symbols, sparkle, florescents, and meaningful narrative. Release and free the inner-critic and transform and transmute your art into shiny and sincere perfection that all the world can feel.

The Story of Mindy and Alena:
Alena first came to know Mindy when she wrote a glowing review of her book. Being so touched by her words, Alena reached out to thank her upon discovering that Mindy was a talented and amazing artist. They formed a friendship online and then met in the magical space of Squam art workshops in the deep blue lake country of New Hampshire. Mindy was a student of Alena’s in her “Awaken the Muse” class and they quickly became friends. Alena fell further fell in love with Mindy’s process after watching her effortless way of creating. They realized that their approach to creating held similar aesthetics and working together to help others express themselves creatively and soulfully was something they both pursue. Both Mindy and Alena teach painting and mixed media workshops across the States and share a loyal and special following of students, from beginner to experienced. 

Friday, May 17, 2013


"When you let go of the belief that you should or need to know who you are, what happens to confusion? Suddenly it is gone. When you fully accept that you don't know, you actually enter a state of peace and clarity that is closer to who you truly are than thought could ever be. Defining yourself through thought is limiting yourself."
- Eckhart Tolle