Find your passion Sunday Inspiration

This original is available HERE and prints on wood available HERE

Finding our passion is almost as hard as living it everyday. There are seasons in our lives that our passions are strong and other seasons where we seem to be drifting. That’s ok… Life requires, at different times all of our attention and we have to set aside somethings to focus on something else… but never let that kernel of hope and passion die. Protect it so that when the weather is better and the season is right you passions can bloom fully.  Then live boldly, loudly and courageously  in your passion and never give up!

If your searching for direction…. listen to your story, your childhood, what excited you back then will most likely delight you today… It might be slightly different but I guarantee that if you follow the trail from childhood back to adulthood… you will find some answers.

Enjoy the video

Supplies Used: 11×17 mdf board, gesso, dictionary pages, vintage butterflies, scrap papers

Golden high flow acrylic (Permanent violet dark, Qunacridone magenta) Deco Art Media fluid acrylics (cobalt teal hue, yellow oxide, bluegreen light, qunacridone red, vermillion, burnt umber) Americana glazing medium, and craft paint indian turquoise

Stencil Used: European Lines

I just restocked the new stencils… so if you tried to get one… now’s your chance!

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Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

 

You are free to be who you want Sunday Inspiration

this original is available HERE

I had a lot of fun playing with this one, the movement of the paint and the variety of colors and stencils reminds me of freedom.

The message in this piece is that you are free to be who you want to be. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. There will always be someone on your journey, that as you begin to venture out and try new thing and work hard toward your goals, that will tell you that you can’t do it. That you’re not worthy, smart enough or strong enough, but you must hush those voice and KEEP GOING! You can do it.

No one understand your journey and as I created this piece this quote from Theodore Roosevelt came to mind. Brene Brown quotes in her book “Daring Greatly”

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” 
― Theodore Roosevelt

Enjoy the video


Supplies Used: 12×18 mdf board, old palette paper and paper towel, collage paper, fluid acrylics, glazing medium,

Stencils Used: Scribbles circles, scribbles squares, scribbles doodle, geometric flowers, geometric web, geometric leaves

See all the new stencils in the shop below!

Scribble squares, scribbles flowers, scribbles flowers 2, scribbles doodles 1, scribble doodles 2, scribble circles, geometric leaf, geometric flowers, geometric squares, geometric triangles, geometric web, paint pour, european lines, cracked

Be Inspired, Create and know that you are loved!

New Beginnings can be everyday Sunday Inspiration

The start of a new year is always a time of new beginnings, resolutions are made, goals are set and that’s all good!

But really believe that new beginnings happen everyday. There are times in our lives, when we wake up every morning and there is pain and hurt and emptiness and it takes all our courage to just get out of bed. Each day when we’re in this phase of life is a new beginning.

There are also new beginnings when change happens or when the light comes on in our hearts and our heads and we know that we can’t stay the same. New beginnings are everywhere!

Where ever you are in your journey… embrace the new beginning…. it can be hard, joyous, scary, a process and constant growth.  Nurture your emotions and take care of yourself and then step into the unknown… you can do it!

Enjoy the video!

Supplies Used:

8×10 mdf board, fluid acrylic (quinacridone magents, cobalt teal hue, yellow ochre, raw umber, titanium white), vintage and scrap paper, black and white gel pen, marabu art crayons, charcoal pencil, black soft pastel,

Stencils: Vintage script, let it fly 2, background 2

The vintage floral background paper is available in the resource library

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New Grungy Floral Workshop now available!! Sign up and get more details HERE

 

My style has always been a little messy and grungy, so when I wanted to create florals, I knew that I had to do something different. Something with lots of layers, and paper, drips, finger marks, stencils work and oh so much more.  

I knew I wanted to create from my minds eye not as a realistic floral composition, which again adds to that grungy feeling.  

Throw in some palette knife work and “voila!”  

You’ve got a Grungy Florals Workshop!

In this workshop you will create 4 separate grungy florals.

  • We will use additive and reductive techniques along with palette knife and brush work.  
  • Learning how layers and layers and then more layers create a truly fascinating work of art.  
  • We cover light and shadow, using blending, glazing medium and charcoal.  
  • I will also guide you through making the most delicious background that you will use in SO MANY PROJECTS!  
  • Moving on to middle ground and focal point, creating effortless flowers with depth and dimension  
  • Pulling it all together with finishing touches that make your piece come to life.

I hope to see you in the classroom!

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

 

 

Nothing could stop her and Happy New Year

This original is available HERE

The prints of the original are available Here

I love this piece…. It tells the story of what I wrote in the bit of text that I placed in the background. Each element tells the story, I will share that with you in the video.

What’s your story? and where do you want to go?

As we enter into 2018. Do you need a reminder that Nothing can stop you, if you plan and put your mind to it?

When we live on purpose, with purpose…. we are unstoppable!

enjoy the video


Supplies Used:

Deco Art Media matte medium, Americana glazing medium, Deco Art premium paints (quinacridone violet, Phalo turquoise, cobalt turquoise, titanium white, ) Deco art fluid acrylic in burnt umber, charcoal pencil

Vintage papers from collage paks Shabby wood, vintage wall paper, die cut, botony class card

Vintage wallpaper 2 collage pak

Stencils Used: Old world, Lace, Numbers

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved.