I love it when grace and serendipity collide.
This last week I hit the point of exhaustion. I’d put the final touches on the new workshop series and have been burning the candle at both ends for several months.
I just had nothing left in the tank. I was that kind of tired, where you start crying and you don’t know why.
And the thought of putting a Sunday inspiration together seemed impossible. I felt incapable of finding any inspiration to create with.
Then it happened, …. I was cleaning the mess in my studio after creating for weeks for the workshop and putting things away when out of one of my lovely vintage books falls little tiny bits of scaps. One tiny torn scrap said …”waning spirit”… another said “fraction” …. another said “one step forward and one step back”…. another said, “the toil will end”.
I stood there looking at the pieces for several minutes… and tears rolled down my cheeks and I felt that rush of inspiration that could have only come from the divine.
I share more about it in the video, how grace covered me at that moment. It’s a simple page…. the last page in my journal…. on the last Sunday inspiration for 2020, how’s that for serendipity…. But it’s often in the simple moments, the simple creations that we find our joy.
Handmade journal, Liquitex acrylic ink (carbon black, turquoise deep, transparent raw umber, muted violet, yellow oxide), Nova color texture paste, Liquitex matte gel and fluid matte medium, Liquitex gesso, Stabilo all pencil, Stabilo woody pencils for marks, charcoal pencil,
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Mixed Media Kickstart is a 5 part workshop series. AND the first one is free to YOU!
What is Mixed Media Kickstart all about?
If you’re a beginner or intermediate creative and are starting on your journey of mixed media, I want to share with you the things that I’ve learned over the years to help you get creating faster and to help clear up any questions you might have.
I’ve put together a series of workshops that will help answers all your questions when it comes to how to start, what paints to use, what kinds of mediums you should have, what is gesso and so much more!
You can take them individually or you can bundle them together and get a discount including the bonus projects.
Mixed media kickstart #1 (It’s free!!!!!) We’ll talk about what is mixed media (my art soulmate)
Substrates – what works best for mixed mediaAnd Paints – All the types of acrylics and what I use the most and why
Mixed media kickstart #2 – It’s all about color!
A non boring approach to color theory
Where to find Color inspiration
How to get the right color for a project
How to tone your paints
Mixing the perfect color
Why complementary colors could be your answer to finishing your project
Mixed media kickstart #3 Mediums
Gesso, super heavy gesso
gels, fluid matte medium, collage
how to use them
what’s the best to have in your tool box
Mixed media kickstart # 4- Watersoluble products
art crayons, Stabilo woody, neocolors
charcoal pencils, stabilo all pencil
watercolor and intense pencils
When to use water-soluble products in your project
how to make them permanent
the difference between soft pastels and oil pastels
how to use watercolor in mixed media
Mixed media kickstart # 5 workspace set
10 ways to use your stencils (we’ll be painting, spraying and using our gel plate for some fun techniques with our stencils)
How to seal and fixed your projects. This is an important step to keep your creations perfect.
How to set up your workspace for large and small spaces and a tour of my space.
How my mentor told me to set my space and why it helps
Mixed media kickstart bonus projects
Two great projects start to finish using what we’ve learned over the 5 workshops
The first one is free and you can get that and all the details HERE