Thursday, November 30, 2017

ETSY shop update! (and the printer I use to make prints)

My Etsy shop has just been updated! These 3 ornaments are the last ornaments I'll be making for the season. My supply of these fantastic flat rounded plastic ornaments is gone.,...I won't have any more available unless I can find some good plastic ones to paint. I also have a beautiful mermaid 3x9" painting and several tags. Also, I have new prints of Miss Goodie Gumdrops. My old printer decided to start printing crooked and decided it was time for a new one. It is here and is making AWESOME prints!

This HP printer is the printer I use to make prints. I've had an older version of the same machine for years. The is a fantastic upgrade and is super quiet too. makes stunning prints

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

journaling Star Wars style!

I grew up watching the Star Wars franchise and I am so super excited about upcoming movie, The Last Jedi VIII. And I am really having fun journaling and remembering what I love about the movies. I wouldn't say I am into painting exquisitely detailed landscapes or guns or light sabers...although that would be super cool too!  But I can say, I am bringing you all the wonderful things I love about Star Wars.... Princess Leia and the Ewoks. right?!? Who's with me?! I want this to be a celebration of the upcoming movie and nostalgia for the movies from the first 3 films. I have two fun lessons for you to get you in the Star Wars frame of mind. The class starts on the movie launch date, December 15th. So get your journals and light sabers (ie. watercolor pencils) ready to have some journaling fun!
The details at a glance:
  • watercolor journaling class using chic sparrow insert
  • 2 lessons: Princess Leia and Ewok-land
  • 1:15 of real time video content total
  • Class starts: December 15th, 2017
  • $20
  • lifetime access
  • videos are downloadable

paint colors:
Daniel Smith watercolors - under sea green, cascade green, rich green gold, Terre ercolano, raw umber, zoisite genuine, French ultramarine blue, Paynes gray, sodalite genuine, anthraquinoid scarlet, black tourmaline genuine, duo chrome cactus flower
         --->>OR  Prima Decadent Pies palette and Pastel dreams palette 
copper candles - gold watercolor. If you already have the Happy Birthday palette of hers, then this is included in that palette)
silver color in decadent pies palette (for painting R2. if you already have something silver then use that!)
other stuff you'll need:
bulldog clips to secure your pages while working.
chic sparrow insert size narrow (8.25 x 4.5") - blank ---->> use code MINDY10 to save 10% in her shop 
**Da Vinci brush - size 1(this is one of my favorite brushes but it's totally optional)
old toothbrush

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Grateful for YOU Sale!!

I am so grateful for so many things this year. I am so grateful for YOU. You allow me create magic and do the things I LOVE to do. --->>Make Art! so thank you from the bottom of my heart. Merlin and Sammy say thank you too!

lots of love to you!

I am having a sale going on in my Etsy shop now. Also, tomorrow (Friday 11-24) at 9am CST, I will launch these new pretties and they will also be included in the sale. 3 ornaments, 3 tags, and an original painting.

no need to enter a code. sale is already figured in.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Magical Twins

These magical twin fawns have truly been a soul-inspiring and a stirring within me. Their fragility and innocence is such a beautiful thing to witness. I loved to watch them play and frolic in the backyard. I even one time caught them doing the Zoomies ! And a bit of hide and seek. They felt protected and safe out here. I would sometimes see their mom laying down in the brush with the kiddos exploring not far away. I wanted to celebrate nature and her all gifts and to paint these beautiful babies. I hope you find lots of nature's gifts.... God's gifts, in unexpected your back yard....or on a vacation to the beach.....or simply running an errand and you see an owl along the highway. Let's capture the magic and journal and paint and create these gifts. Let's celebrate how God a mini-me ("in His image")....creators creating beauty. Embrace the beauty of all these gifts!

Join me as we create "Magical Twins". In this class, we start drawing directly on the wood showcasing the woodgrain and beautiful smoothness. We then move into color and utilize an acrylic polymer to thin out the paint to make it more subtle when shading around the eyes and nose area. This class is over 1.5 hours of real time video content. I also have a video focusing on painting eyes and all the tricks and blending to achieve a darling doe-eyed girl. This class is on demand so the content is ready and waiting for you once you register.
Video content is broken down into smaller, manageable chunks and the eye focus video comes with a practice pdf where you can practice your own eye.
the details at a glance:
  1. $35 
  2. on demand --> content ready as soon as you register
  3. 1.5 hours of video content
  4. eye focus video
  5. eye practice pdf
  6. walk you through each step of real time creating
  7. a video on sealing and varnishing the painting
  8. 7 total videos -->> 5 parts for the start to finish painting, one video eye focus, and sealing

Friday, November 17, 2017

Christmas Birdie

We will be creating this sweet snow bird in the next lesson of my ongoing Watercolor Play and Discover. You can join at anytime. tons of watercolor content to keep you creative through the holidays!

original available here

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Black Friday Sale starts now!

to save 25% on all self paced course 
now through November 28th.

Head over to see over 25 classes that are on sale!!

don't forget to enter the code. 
lots of inspiring content!

Time to get creative over the holidays. Keep those creative "hangries" at bay with lots of creativity....watercolor....acrylic....journaling...doll making.....jar altering....angel making....
and lots more fun stuff!