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!