Thursday, August 31, 2017

Primitive Witch

Primitive Witch is an exploration of what working with watercolor and acrylics looks like. I love the distressed look that you can achieve with using both and how the watercolor sinks down into the crevices of the gesso and paint. She is just one of the projects that is available in my new Halloween class called Bewitching.

I would love to have you join me celebrate fall and Halloween with these beautiful witchy girls: Lydia, Sally, and Primitive Little Witch. Here is what the thumbnail sketch project looks like:

This class contains almost 3 hours of content and starts September 18th, 2017.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Frolic Retirement Party!

I am retiring Frolic after almost a 6 year run. This class is such fun with 5 lessons: journaling, altering a paint brush, stamp making, and more! I am offering this class for $18 (originally $40) till the end of the year. If you are already in the class or if you sign up before the end of the year then you are good and receive lifetime access. The content will NOT go away. I am just no longer offering this class for sale after the end of 2017. So hop on this now before it retires....!

here is the supply list for frolic:

For making stamps:
  • wood burning tool
  • 1/4” craft foam (if you want to try the thinner craft foam, go for it. it will be easier to find)
  • -------white
  • -------black
  • mask (for making our own stamps)
  • hot glue gun
  • omg....these markers - totally optional! (i like the big 15mm size)
(i will also have a video of me making stamps. for those of you who took my Neat Stuff journaling class, this will be something you've seen)
gallery neon yummy!!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Paint Your Story is Retiring!

After 6 years, I have decided to retire Paint Your Story at the end of this year. If you are already in the class, no worries, you will have lifetime access. And if you purchase the class before the end of the year, you are in and have lifetime access with downloadable videos. The class won't be deleted....I just won't be offering it for sale any longer. This class is chock-full of content with learning to draw faces, working with background layers, working with words and marks and scribbles to add character to your work.

Click on the picture to sign up. I am offering the class at a huge discount ---->> $20. (originally $118)

Happy Creating!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Bewitching is open for Registration!

Join me for a Halloween art party! We will be creating Lydia Deetz from Beetlejuice in watercolor, Sally from Nightmare before Christmas in mixed media acrylics and a primitive Witch (combining the two -->> watercolor and mixed media)
Halloween and Fall is my favorite time of year! Let's celebrate and create art inspired by these wonderful characters. 
Here's all the details:
  • Class begins September 18, 2017 
  • $49
  • 3 Projects with over 2 hours of content
  • real time creating as I walk (and talk) you through all the layers and design elements and the reason why I'm doing what I'm doing
  • lifetime access
  • Projects - Sally, Lydia Deetz, and Primitive Witch 
  • We will talk about building up soft luminous layers within the face. This is an extensive insight into how I distress and slowly build up layers within the face using marks, GAC100 acrylic polymer, and nuances of shadow building with color. (Sally is my most time intensive face I've ever done for online work!!)

*****there will also be a special offer on last year's Halloween class Lil Witch after you register (look for the confirmation email) And if you've already taken that class, you can use a coupon code for $20 off any of my other self paced classes...also in the email after sign up)****

SIGN UP ----->> HERE

watercolor paper pad - 7x10" is what I'll be working on. I like hot press but use what you have
niji small water brushDa vinci no 1 quill (or for a less expensive alternative grab the bamboo brush)
optional flat brush: master's touch 1/2" flat - I got this at hobby lobby but any flat brush will be fine!
Prima watercolor pencils - I'll be using numbers 32, 120 (black), 142, and 35 - the basic set will do you just fine!
stabilo graphite pencil - this pencil is graphite and it is water-soluble so it works awesome with watercolors. this is my go-to pencil always!
8x10 or 9x12 wood board
quin. nickel azo gold (this is one color that really has no substitute....except if you are in Australia there is a red gold that is Very similar to this. use that and you'll be good)
craft smart: spearmint - I got at michaels, also Tim Holtz pistachiois a great color for Sally
blick matte acrylic: green blue light

golden florescent chartreuse (or any craft neon yellow)
americana - midnite blue (available at michaels or hobby lobby)
white paint - I used Martha Stewart
colored pencils - blue and red
Catalyst blade shape 6 15mm

  • I'm going to give away 3 Sally Prints!!
  • Please share this blog post link on your blog, pinterest, instagram, or Facebook
  • come back here and let me know - leave your name, email address, mailing address and how you shared (your posts will NOT be published to protect your information)
  • drawings will be done on Wednesday, August 30th
congrats to Capemaysue, Melanie Price, and Susan Kereggeis!! you have won! thanks for helping to spread the word. I will contact you ! 

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 love the Prima palettes and will be using a few Daniel Smith colors but feel free to use what you like or already have.
Can I get a refund once I pay? I'm sorry, no refunds are given once you register for the course. thank you
Can I share the exclusive coupon code you are offering with the purchase of this class with my friends?  No. The coupon is for your eyeballs only.....

Friday, August 18, 2017

Love Tags!!

I created a little video to inspire you to create some love tags or any small piece of art to send to friends, family and loved ones....or simply those you know who may be going through a rough time. Or just to say you love them!

I am using a collage sheet I created using watercolors. here's what I'm using:

and these are the supplies I used: (links are in the video)
collage pauge
3x6 manilla tag
alphabet stamps
neocolor ii's: 
stabilo graphite 
blick matte paints: sage blue, etc

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Lifted up and Loved on campaign

Is there someone in your life who is going through something?   ....sickness....heartache....loss....grief....depression....anxiety....or simply just having a bad week or month. Do you know someone who needs lifted up and loved on? Is it a friend, family, or acquaintance, or stranger....?
Lifted up and Love on is a campaign basically where I send some love (through my art) to Your loved one. It is very simple. Please fill out the form and I'll send them some "love" (an original small watercolor). That's it!
here's the ----->>> Form     update: ALL SPOTS ARE NOW FILLED
I will randomly choose a watercolor to send to your Loved one...

here is the info from the initial blog post about how the campaign began last December:

Last week I posted a lil princess watercolor on my instagram, and someone inquired about purchasing it because the words that I put with it had spoken to her since she had been going through something at the time. I decided then, that since I was going through some healing stuff too, that I would just send it to her as a gift of love and in hopes that it lifted her up. Afterwards, my brain began swirling and getting excited about the idea of giving more away!

This is where you come in. I need your help in giving away my little watercolor originals. I thought if I got you involved that it would be a way you could touch someones life as well. And then we all get that spirit-filled feeling when we give something away .....and I get to experience  it x20

Here is how it will work:
I am giving away 20 small original watercolors. (I'll update the blog post when the 20 slots are filled)

Here are the first 10 that I'll be giving away. I also have created a sweet baby Fairies collage sheet with some of these sweeties in case you wanted to send a creation to a loved one.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Brand New Website!!

My brand new shop/website has just launched! Come celebrate with me ......!!
Head over to

use code NEWSHOP25 to save 25 % on everything (except current classes).

coupon is good through Sunday August 6th.