8″x8″ mix media/encaustic painting. This painting is available Here. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.
This is a 12″x12″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red (or turquoise if you prefer). This painting is available here or directly through me. Layaway is available on this painting.
It was Scarlett’s thirteenth birthday on Saturday. She is such an amazing kid. Her mind is full of creative ideas and facts. That brain of hers is full of facts! I now have two teenagers living in our house but you know what? I couldn’t be happier. Those girls have such a deep love for one another. I love seeing them laugh and carry on together, even when I am trying to get them out of the house and they will NOT focus on the task at hand. Deep down, I feel warmth in my heart, even though I might be yelling for them to put on their damn shoes! I love hearing them sing together, which is often. Scarlett is always singing show tunes and they often feed off of each other and end up harmonizing on the top of their lungs. I love this so much, even though I may ask for them to keep it down when I literally cannot hear myself think. I love it. I love how much Scarlett adores animals and often asks if she can go to the pet store when I am at the Post office. I meet her after I am done and often find her stroking a cat, trying to pick up a budgie or holding a bunny. I have been suckered into adopting a cat (Esther) and Scarlett is also responsible for Jack, our tortoise… I’m a soft touch. (That is two gingers, one west and a tortoise for those of you keeping track ha, ha).
Yes, I am a lucky one. “The luckiest”, as Ben Fold’s would say.
Forever is composed of nows- Emily Dickinson
13″x19″ mix media painting on paper, small white border. This painting is flat and will have to be framed by you ❤️ This painting is available in my Etsy shop.
A gentle reminder from Emily Dickinson to remember to love in the moment. Thanks Emily, you are always a wonderful inspiration to me.
Great news! I can give away one space on this year’s edition of Ever After to 1 lucky winner! And if you follow the blog hop (see below for artists and links) you can up your chances of winning a space by entering all the other give aways also.
What is a blog hop, you may ask? Blog hops are online events hosted by a group of bloggers. In the next few weeks you can ‘hop’ to the blogs of all the Ever After teachers to find more information about our lessons. Each of the teachers will post a blog on a specific date.
I will announce the winner by the end of this month on social media and here in this blogpost.
14″x 28″ mixed media painting on canvas. The sides are red and are 1.5″ deep. This painting is available HERE in my Etsy shop or from me directly email@example.com. Layaway is available for this painting.
“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”
I have always been a sucker for magic. I love going to the theatre and been amazed by a clever tricks or illusions.
The magic that exists in our daily lives can be so easily overlooked.
I am here, right now, sharpening my senses, pulling myself into the present. Oh, the magic that exists in the world. It is staggering. We truly live in a wonderland, there is no need to tumble down any rabbit hole. If we can just be aware of what surrounds us, here and now, we can only be amazed.
“Of all the wonderful things in the wonderful universe of God, nothing seems to me more surprising than the planting of a seed in the blank earth and the result thereof. Take that Poppy seed, for instance: it lies in your palm, the merest atom of matter, hardly visible, a speck, a pin’s point in bulk, but within it is imprisoned a spirit of beauty ineffable, which will break its bonds and emerge from the dark ground and blossom in a splendor so dazzling as to baffle all powers of description.” Celia Thaxter
I have some wonderful & exciting news! I am going to be teaching on Ever After this year! I took the plunge this year with my first online class through Paint your heart and soul (my workshop will be this month! SO EXCITED! ) and now I am ready ( I think) to take on another challenge. This one should be fun!
Registration is now open! Woohoo! Will you follow us down the rabbit hole? 🙂 I sure hope you will! USE MAGIC2019 for your special Early Bird Discount! (valid until 31stMay) We will be spending 4 months making beautiful fairy-tale inspired art and we will develop our own style and unique story while we’re at it! Sounds intriguing? Read on! 🙂 You can find out all the magical details (and sign up with the Early Bird price) by clicking HERE .
First let me tell you a bit more about Ever After in case you haven’t heard about it yet! “Ever After” is a mixed media art & style development course with a fairytale theme hosted by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts. Tam is joined by 15popular mixed media art teachers who will all share beautiful fairy-tale & myth inspired lessons with you AND they will also divulge all their hints and tips on how they developed their own style and how YOU TOO can find your own unique voice as an artist! 🙂 Yay! You can find out all the details (and sign up with the Early Bird price) by clicking HERE . My chosen fairy tale is Snow White And Rose Red. My lesson will be inspired by this fairy tale, I have some fabulous ideas cooking! I’ve not fully developed my class idea yet, but I’m excited to be sharing my whimsical style with you.