9″x12″ mix media painting on mix media board. This painting is flat and will need to be framed by you.
This painting is available HERE
“The Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” Lao Tzu
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.
10″x12″ mixed media painting on wood. This painting is 1.5″ deep and a the sides are painted red. This painting is available HERE or through me directly firstname.lastname@example.org. Layaway is available for this painting.
This is a 19″x6″ mixed media piece on black watercolour paper. This painting is flat and will need be matted and framed by you. (The photo makes the writing appear a bit off but it is actually quite straight on the real painting). Available HERE
“He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”
Emily Bronte (Wuthering Heights)
I quite like this new black watercolour paper. I tried to not over paint on it so as to leave the black come through. I like how she has faint heart cheeks as this is such a romantic quote. I separate the quote from the book, however. When I think of this quote, I do not think of Catherine and Heathcliffe. I know I am an anomaly but I really didn’t like the character of Heathcliffe and so I had trouble buying into their love story. I love Emily Bronte’s writing though, so beautiful, such a great storyteller and the idea that two souls are so connected makes me swoon. Maybe I need to re-read the book, it has been over thirty years! No doubt I am wiser now, maybe I just didn’t GET it the first go around.