The cat is out of the bag!

So it is now official, and the news is finally out! I am SO excited to announce my upcoming mixed media online workshop, hosted by the amazing and talented artist Ivy Newport!

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This is such an honor for me, as I’ve had the desire to make this workshop since a while now, and when Ivy asked me if I was interested in working together I was thrilled! I cannot thank her enough for believing in me and giving me this opportunity! 🙂

The reason we decided on the title “Into the myst – discovering the magic within” is because this workshop for me is a lot more than just teaching the techniques I use.

This workshop is like showing a little piece of me, and bringing to light the way I have come to paint intuitively. In this workshop I will reveal to you my secrets on how I get my inspiration, and how you can do the same, discovering the magic we all have inside of us. The magic that resides all around us, in our imagination, and in our dreams. I will show you how I invite the magic into my home, to my art room, and onto my canvas, creating atmosphere and intention.

 

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”  Albert Einstein 

 

In this online course I will be showing you how I like to use my art supplies. For example, how to create subtle glows and glazes with watercolor or acrylics, how to tell your on story using symbols and imagery that resonate with you, how to create fantasy scenes with watercolor on different substrates, how to create skin tones and glazes with acrylics, and how to make interesting line work and flowing hair with volume using ink pens, how to create a whole fantasy scene with the illusion of movement and how it can tell the viewer it’s own story, and much more!

So if you are as excited as I am to start this journey, then join me as we enter into the magical myst of our imagination! I will be showing more as we go along to inspire you and keep you updated!

I hope to see you there, and since there will be limited spots available you can get on the waitlist here:

http://ivynewport.com/class-wait-list

And just for fun here is sneak preview of the first project, which will be all about discovering our spirit animals, and by painting them, asking them to help us release our imagination and showing our intent.

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And here is a sneak peek of the first layers of the second project, where we will start creating a magical scene with watercolors and acrylic portrait using our intuition and imagination, and creating the ‘glowing’ effect I am so fond of.

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Some examples of my acrylic portraits and the glow effect are these paintings, we will be creating something similar, but even MORE interesting….

PhototasticCollage-2016-08-25-14-16-49So stay tuned! I hope to see you there, and would love to have you in my class!

And in the mean time, as I send some fairy dust your way, I’ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes 🙂

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman

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Lots of exciting news coming up!

 

I am so excited about this new turn in my life! I am planning my very first online art class!

I’ve taken so many workshops online in the past few years, but I never really stopped to notice how much work goes into it all. It’s a huge job. It’s time consuming. And I know that’s one thing a lot of us who have kids or/and day jobs have very little of: time.

But I am a determined person, and anyone who knows me even just a little bit knows nothing will stop me once I decide on something!

So here’s to all you ladies out there who are determined, who juggle work with art and kids, and who always find the time to show up no matter what. Keep doing what you do, keep showing up, because it definitely pays off. Sometimes that’s what keeps me going. All the sleepless nights, painting with bad light, putting up with all kinds of crap at work, well its all just so WORTH IT when you create isn’t it? When someone resonates with your work, or when someone else is inspired by it, it just makes it all so worth the while.

I created my very first video the other day, which was actually a try out while I was learning how to use the editing program for my online class. You can watch it on You tube here:

 

So if you like my work and want to discover your own special magic – or maybe you already have your own magic but are curious to try something new, don’t forget stay tuned for the upcoming details of my super exciting, very first online class! I wish I could announce it already but that would be getting ahead of myself, lol!

And if in the meantime I don’t post as much art on my Facebook or Instagram page, well that’s because I’m filming for my lessons, and ofcourse that’s a surprise! 🙂  But I am also doing Jane Davenports’ awesome mermaid workshop “Vitamin sea” at the same time so I can have some inspiration and playtime in my journal once in a while, (playtime is very important!) so I will be posting those. Here is a peek of the start of my storybook journal…

 

So, all of you gorgeous art souls out there, the best advice I can give you today is to just ‘show up’ even it’s just a little tiny bit each day. Creating regenerates your soul, frees your mind and keeps the inspiration fresh and your imagination flowing! Go get those brushes out and make a mess, have fun, and don’t forget to post your work so I can see it! 🙂

Oh! And stay tuned for a super fun video where I will be showing some of my journals, even from a couple of years ago! It’s always fun to see how our work evolves isn’t it! Fun fun fun!

Ciao!