Tuesday, May 28, 2019

My Heart in Hand

I am realizing, through deep talks with a great friend @tangiebaxter that creating art and sharing it is a very vulnerable thing. I wasn’t really aware that my girls hold such wisdom and fragility. My adult self is scared to death of everything this life throws at me. And yet the child inside has impenetrable belief in this path I’m on. And through words and color, I am my most truest self.  
Thank you Tangie for your wisdom

My Heart in Hand

Saturday, May 25, 2019


What do you do when you suffer from burnout with your art? I know that I cannot NOT create for more than a couple days (kinda like my medicine/therapy for mental health) so I need to find something to get my hands moving. I have been doodling on the couch lately and that is super helpful. Someone on instagram suggested that I try rock painting. What a fantastic idea! I love it! Now off to find rocks. 

Tender is your soul.
Tender is your child self.
Wherever you go i'll follow you home.
Your color is orange and fuchsia
biting the stars and swallowing the moon glow.
You lay atop the waters dark.
The subtly of your unspoken pictures and words leave me in your presence.
Your Stillness.
Loudly spoken without a sound.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Find Your Girl

One of the things I hear most is "how do I find my style?".  It's a hard question to answer and there is really no one way. Mine was found through happy accidents and showing up and painting every day. But how can I teach one to go in the direction of finding your style?? I think this will certainly help! It lies in basic structure, following "rules" and then breaking those rules. It's about mixing and matching what you like about all the different ways and shapes you put on the paper.

Join me as we Find Your Girl by using simple materials. We will first design and sketch different head shapes and features. We will then creatively mix the styles to come up with a darling face. Viola, a new style!

  • Class begins June 17th
  • 8 videos - (76 minutes of real time creating)
  • acrylic based
  • downloadable 8 page PDF of class material with face construction chart
  • covers basic face, pencil work, different skin tones, and face structure
  • final video covers blending the styles into one new style!
  • Early Registration through June 1st: $35
  • Regular registration begins June 2nd: $45
  • Art club members: $15 (this is THE best deal and the biggest savings for you!)
  • private classroom for sharing your art with other members as well as get feedback from me (until the class moves to self work at the end of July)

There is something about experimenting with simple supplies that can spur your creativity. Simple supplies teach us because they don't weigh us down with "all the supply things"....!! Sometimes all the supply options can be overwhelming. Like "where do I even begin". And if you are weighed down with too many things and options, then you may be inclined to feel stifled or worse yet, not even begin.


Is this class beginner friendly ?   This class is geared towards all levels of artists. If you are looking to develop your style, portrait/girl wise then you might consider this. If you are someone looking to begin your art journey of faces/girls, then this class is for you as well. A great place to start and expanding your voice/style.
How long will I have access to the course? Lifetime access. Videos are downloadable
How many art supplies will I need? I've kept the supply list super simple and short. The paints should be readily available in your local hobby lobby or on amazon. The rainbow pencils are optional.
Will there be a Facebook group? No sorry. we will share in the classroom and through instagram.
Can I receive a refund ? Due to password sensitivities, I cannot offer refunds  once you sign up.
How do I sign up? When you click the registration button, you'll be directed to Ruzuku where I hold all my classes. It will prompt you to create an account (if you've never taken a class from me) and then pay. Once payment is received, you can access your library of classes in my classroom. Ruzuku is super user friendly and I chose this platform specifically for this reason. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

New in person workshop!

I'll be teaching in Ocoee, Florida in June (near Orlando)!!

Here are all the details:

What: Acrylic sweet girl tag class
Where: Michaels by West Oaks Towne Centre in Ocoee
When: June 23rd at 1:00 pm to 4 pm
all supplies included!

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Rustic Blooms !

Are you wanting to paint Flowers with rich, rustic textures?! I wanted to paint flowers but I was at a loss at how to make them childlike and very raw. So I brought out my palette knife and started layering. I'll take you through my process of painting Imaginary, rustic blooms. We will learn in ways of using up paint and without overthinking the process. My goal is to work with exaggerated shapes and unexpected colors. We will NOT be working from reference photos so get ready to let your imagination run like a 3 year old down Main Street at the Magic Kingdom.
Class at a glance:
  • Class begins April 26th, 2019
  • Price $65
  • Art club members special price is $45
  • 6 lessons - big flower, journal page, tag process, 3 flowers, and more
  • over 4 hours of video content

Is this class beginner friendly ?   Yes, indeed. all levels welcome who want to loosen up.
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. You can substitute anything. 
Will there be a Facebook group? No sorry. we will share in the classroom and through instagram.
Will you be teaching us how to paint faces in this class?  This class will not focus on Faces. You will see me create a small one in a bonus video. My advice is to be sure and take my Draw and Paint a Girl  and/or Penelope if you'd like to learn faces.

***The supply list will be emailed to you in the welcome email after signing up!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

flowers, Mushrooms and time lapse video

January is a time for new beginnings. 
We celebrate flowers in the Art club all month. 
Flowers represent growth, evolving, and hope.
Living and letting go
and bursting forth with LIFE again

As we transition in February, I thought we'd focus on mushrooms with a minimal color palette.
I love how the testing page turned into a page that I really like. Reminds me of super quick notes out in the field. 
very loose.

I have a new time lapse video ready for you.
lots of texture and honoring my inner child.
"Let's Fly"

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Want to play, Raggedy Ann? Word of the year. Happy New year!

Want to play Raggedy Ann?

This painting surprised me. I began by putting down lots of gesso and then more gesso with a mini catalyst blade. I think building up raw textures and imperfections adds to the child like innocence. Lots of scribbles and drawing with your non-dominant hand is also encouraged to help you loosen up.

This painting surprised me because it started out with a huge struggle of "what it was going to be". I kept moving and kept going and it evolved into this sweet girl.

The original sold instantly, but you can get prints here in my shop.

And if you haven't signed up for my year long class, Inner Child I do have a 4 month payment plan for those interested.

Happy New Year!!
I am so so grateful to each and every one of you for your support. Supporting my family solely through the art journey as been a huge dream for me and thanks to folks like you, I can continue that dream.

Move is my word of the year. Move to Florida. Move in my body (running). Move in the painting process (keep moving and pushing through)

Thank you!

I have a sale to say thank you going on in the shop through today. 20% off self work classes, prints, and other items. And then 40% off wallets, pins, and more. (sale is already activated in the shop. no code needed)
photo by Kate Daniel