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. 


  1. I can't believe I am número UNO. First time ever. Shared your post gladly on FB

  2. Shared here :

    It's so pretty <3


  3. Beautiful work, so lovely and I enjoyed the little video too.xx

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  5. This class sounds so exciting! Thank you for the chance to win.

    Posted your link to FB :-)


  6. Posted on my Facebook timeline and "shared" with all my friends.

    Love your work, and this looks like fun.

  7. I cannot wait for this class to start! I love your style and approach to painting. I posted a link here:

    ox, mary ann

  8. Yippee! Shared on my Facebook page! This class looks dreamy! xo Jodi

  9. Shared on FB! what a wonderful piece of art.

  10. Congratulations on discovering each other and creating such a wonderful workshop together! The internet is a magical place, bringing like minded souls together =-)

  11. I am so in love with this painting! I wrote a post about your class and giveaways on my blog here:

    I also posted on my Facebook page here:

    SO hoping I win!!! :)

  12. Oh how I am so excited for this class! and I LOVE LOVE LOVE this painting so much! Such a perfect combination of two beautiful artists ♥ I shared the blog on facebook as well.

  13. Been following your beautiful work for a long time now and would so love this opportunity to work with you!Shared on fb :-}

  14. I shared on facebook:) What a wonderful class this will be. I hope I can take it. I would love to win such a beautiful piece of art. Thanks and Hugs....Hillary

  15. I shared the link to this blog post on my FB wall. I'd LOVE to win a spot- it sounds AMAZING and exactly what I need.

  16. Hi
    Left my share on Facebook..
    Would love to own one of your shared originals
    The class sounds really fun and interesting....

    I'm not very clever from an artistic perspective.. But I do really admire those of you who are ..

  17. I linked to your post on my blog
    I would love to own that painting!

  18. This new collaboration looks delicious! I would love to win a spot! I shared on my Facebook page.

    Thanks for the opportunity!


  19. Hi mindy,
    I shared and posted separately about the "make the magic happen", class with both you, and alena. Discover and develope your artistic ability! I love alena and your artwork!

    Lisa coito♥

  20. Hi shared on facebook.
    This makes me so happy, I know for sure that this collaboration you're bringing to us will be very special.

  21. Shared the link on FB. Looks like an awesome class.

  22. This is gorgeous! Crossing fingers to win :) Shared on FB

  23. My pleasure to share on my FB page, even without the opportunity to win your lovely painting!! To win is an added bonus...fingers crossed:)

  24. I love your creations and hope I'll have the chance to follow a future online course with you, as I'm starting another 5 week training for the moment. With a full time job it will be difficult to follow both, but please keep me posted for the future

  25. I've made blog post:

    and I've shared on facebook:

    fingers crossed, the painting is lovely ; )

  26. Your art is just beautiful. I am just coming out of my shell, so to speak and I am so glad to have found your blog..matter of fact of am your 500th follower and glad to be here.


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