Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Spring is a comin'!!

As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth. – Hosea 6:3, NIV

The promise of renewal. 
Life pouring forth. 
An awakening.
Green sprouts from the dead understory.
Powerful color blooms despite the gray.

Are you ready for Spring? I am! I am ready for the warmer weather. The green. The tiny purple flowers that come first. The birds at the neighborhood pond. The momma deer who is pregnant. I await a fragile baby. Crossing my fingers for twins again this year. 

I decided this morning to have a sale on my Sunday Mornings classes 1 and 2. This journaling promise celebrates Christ and your relationship with Him. As Easter approaches, let's get ready to celebrate our Redeemer. 

$12 EACH now through Easter!

Click on picture to register. 

Sunday Mornings 1

Sunday Mornings 2

*note: these classes are now self work and I am no longer monitoring the classroom.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Frida Notes

I am my own muse. I am the subject I know best. 
The subject I want to better.” 
― Frida Kahlo

Are you ready to journal Frida style?!? I have created this class based on the art and inspiration of the incredible Frida Kahlo.  I  love how she painted self portraits based on her emotions and physical state. Despite having been involved a horrendous accident that left her in bed for weeks if not months, she began painting. (almost a blessing and beautiful gift brought out of the ashes!) She inspires me to paint from within. She inspires me to paint even through pain (whether we are going through physical or mental paint) and in doing so we give birth to beauty from darkness. We harness the power within and create beauty in the face of our challenges. We paint because it gives us the peace .....and the power!.... we rise. Let's channel our inner Frida and journal about what defines us...our struggles...and the joy we find through art.

The Frida Notes video invitation

  • class stars Monday, March 19 2018
  • Limited number of early registration students - $55
  • once those early enrollment slots fill up, registration goes up to $65
  • registration will close on March 19th (or before if those slots fill)
  • class will open back up for self work students on April 19th, 2018

class agenda:
  • We will be journaling in a Travelers notebook 
  • altering tins with watercolor ground, watercolor pencils, and watercolor
  • creating "notes" to put in our tins
  • I have lots of journaling ideas and prompts for you
  • We will create with ink and tea right from our tea cups!
  • we will draw and paint Frida inspired!!
  • 12  total lessons
  • lessons will be posted Mon, Wed, Friday of each week
altered tin example

Supply List:
2 flat tins - I suggest altering your neocolor tin or a smaller tin that you find. (((maybe even an altoid tin :-) I'll be using a 4x4" x 1/2" deep tins))
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 
small scratch pieces of watercolor (I am tearing from a larger sheet that is 7x10" dick blick watercolor block)
Daniel Smith watercolor or any set you have on hand
 Prima watercolor brushes - ROUNDS size 4, size 6, size 2, size 0, size 12 or 10
**Da Vinci brush - size 1(this is one of my favorite brushes but it's totally optional)
watercolor pencils or any other watercolor pencils
neocolor ii's -  (or a small set of 12 will be fine) and this sharpener if you'd like to sharpen them (think sharpening your crayons with the sharpener on the back of the box like when you were little :-)

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 will be working with Daniel Smith watercolors but any of the Prima palettes would work  as well as any other artist palettes.
Will there be a Facebook group? yes, we will channel our inner Frida and share on Facebook. 
Can I share this content and my link to my friends? Please don't. We ask that 1 signin for your household only. thank you!

example of the notes
example of a journal spread

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Paint a Boy giveaway winners announced!

Wow, I am blown away by all the help with sharing the news about this class. I decided to giveaway 2 spots because of so many shares! grateful for everyone thank you!!

Congrats to Gill and Anja!!! I have sent you an invitation to the classroom and class begins February 12th.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Let's paint boys

Yay for sweet boys! I love painting boys but when I first tried my hand at painting boys, they always turned out looking like girls. I have had several folks at art retreats ask me to demo painting how to paint boys and I think I finally have a few tricks that will help you on this journey of painting boys. It's all about muted tones and more angles. I hope that you'll join me in this fun class with lots of inspiring videos. I have the perfect colors to achieve the beautiful mid and darker tone boys. We will use the same restricted palette on all the boys....(even the girl)....Just goes to show you it's all about placement and how you push the paint.
Come on, let's paint darling boys!!
Here is some more info at a quick glance about the class:

Class begins February 12th
Early registration through February 7th - $29
Regular registration starts February 8th - $39
5 videos:
  • drawing a boy - 13 minute video
  • painting a mid-tone boy - 15 minute video
  • painting a darker skin tone boy - 26 minute video
  • painting a lighter skin tone boy on a tag
  • painting a girl with the same palette on a chipboard tag
downloadable PDF of different types of boys. shapes, eyes, hair, neck shape, hat, etc.
**supplies will be available upon sign up 

click pic above to check out the video teaser....

I need your help spreading the news about this class -  
congrats to Anja and Gill !! you have won the giveaway!!
  • I'm going to give away 1 spot. (if you've already signed up, no worries....if you win, I'll refund your money)
  • Please share this blog post link on your blog, pinterest, instagram (tag me if you like: @mindy_lacefield), or Facebook, etc
  • come back here and let me know - leave your name, email address, and how you shared (***your posts will not be published to protect your email from spammers)
  • drawing will be done on February 4th