I find that it's in the early mornings when the world hasn't fully come alive, where I am free from distractions before the day begins, that new ideas, new possibilities and creativity comes alive. Where I am able to fully absorb the blessing of the new day and what it has to hold.
It's in these early mornings, that has me longing to create the beauty that I find within this world.
My newest Christmas ornaments are ready and have been listed on my website.
I first started creating these beauties back in 2012. Each one of these ornaments are one of a kind.
There are many steps in creating these beauties. I first etch the metal with different sayings, images, etc, from there I then patina the metal. To help preserve it, I spray a light sealer on it. I incorporate items that mingle old with new. The end result, is a piece that reflects not only Christmas, but one of peace.
I chose to use the symbol of the dove. Which in the spiritual meaning, is peace, new beginnings, fidelity, love, luck and prosperity. I believe that with the times that we are, we all could use more of these.
I have incorporated ribbons, metal bells, beads, wire, a feather that I collected on one of my walks, bird eggs, dove, nest, vintage fabrics, some have vintage fabrics that I eco dyed, and a tag with the word.
This would not only make a beautiful ornament for your tree, but you could hang it on a hook, garland or door knob. This could be hung out all year around and make a wonderful addition to any room.
Time to play catch up. As you can see from the images below, I haven't been posting each time that I create a piece of art. I know that I should, but there isn't enough time in the day. Here are some of my recent pieces that I listed on my website. I am always honored that you would follow me or purchase a piece of art, so thank you!!! They have all sold. To make sure that you don't miss out on a piece, I would recommend signing up for my newsletter. You can sign up for it off my website. My newsletter followers get first chance at purchasing my pieces. Link below;
I have created a class, that shows how I work intuitively within myself, to create pieces or pages of art, that tell my message or story.
Within the layers of my pages, are pieces of my journey. I show how I use images and papers to further enhance my pages.
I show and discuss how I am willing to lose and find my voice within the piece. I show how I work with images and papers to further enhance my pages.
In this course, I discuss and show how I come into my studio, with a mind set of having fun, willing to try and explore different techniques and not worry about the outcome. How I overcome road blocks, that allow my creativity to keep flowing. How to take pieces of fabrics, papers, paints, words and other elements and bring them together in the form of a book, to reflect my story or message.
There is over 5 hours of teaching for this class. I show and discuss the process of how I created each page, along with the cover.
I have listed this class on the sidebar. Click on the image and it will redirect you Ruzuku, which is where I hold my online classes.
I am offering a $20.00 discount on this newest class. Sale runs from; 8-31-2021 to 9-5-2021.
It seems that I blink these days and before you know it, a few months have gone by. With so much in the media, changes that needed to be implemented into our business, due to covid, shortage of staff and then life itself, it can be overwhelming at times. That is when I escape to my studio, sit and just breathe in the calmness of the day.
I have put together my newest online class. This one is a Christmas ornament. It's never too early to think of creating those one of a kind unique gifts for love ones, teachers, friends, etc.
This class was due to be released the end of 2019, but when covid hit, it was pushed to the background. I am so excited to be able to finally put the finishing touches on this beauty and offer it to you.
I have listed this class on the sidebar. By clicking on the image, it will redirect you to Ruzuku, which is where I hold my online classes.
I am having a sale on this newest class. A $10.00 discount. Sale runs from; 8-28-2021 to 8-31-2021
In this class, I have created a unique, one of a kind ornament. How fun would it be, to take one of your kid's baby shoes or a family members and create a piece of art out of it. This would make a wonderful conversational piece of art and will be cherished for years to come. These make wonderful holiday gifts for family, friends, teachers, grandparents, etc.
There is over 2 1/2 hrs of instructions I will show you how I incorporate wood, wax, resin, along with other elements and create a piece of art that is a one of a kind and unique piece of art.
I have also made my classes available for download. Please keep in mind, that to be able to download the videos, you may find that your download speed is too slow. If you find that you are having a hard time downloading the videos, this may require you to find a spot(business) that allows free use of their wifi and has faster download speed or contact your internet provider and see about obtaining faster speed. Also, sometimes firewall protections and image blockers, will prevent you from downloading videos.
***PLEASE NOTE*** I still hold the copyrights to my videos and photos, even though I allow you to download them. The videos are for your personal use only. You do not have my permission to copy the videos or photos and resell them for any purpose.
Once you are in the class; it starts immediate and all of the course lessons are available at once. You can view my class, as many times as you wish. I also have made them available for download, if you wish to.
Here's wishing everyone a wonderful weekend! Stay safe out there....
In this class, I will teach you many techniques in how I create my backgrounds that I use in many of my books. I will walk you through the steps in creating a book out of your own background papers.
Not only will I be teaching you how to make your own background papers, I also discuss how I use my own photos from travels and artwork that I have previously created, to enhance the background papers, along with sharing the resource to where I get them printed, I show a video segment in how I create a painting and a painted book cover, I show how I use the gelli plate as a canvas to paint on, I show 2 image transfers, where one of them I enhance with paints and incorporate it into a painted background, how I use a template guide to pick my pages for my books and along with the steps in sewing your pages into your book.
This is not a copy and paste project. I teach you the techniques in how I work intuitively and through this process, create the pieces of art that I do.
This class has over 7 hours of video content.
Please note...This is not a class where I teach how I paint my landscape paintings.
Class price...$99.00 I am offering a $20.00 discount on this class.
Sale will run from; 3-30-2021 to 4-4-2021.
Please note that once this sale ends, I won't be offering another sale until late fall.
I have listed the link below for this class. It will redirect you to Ruzuku, which is where I hold my online classes.
The first link is for learning more about the course, but doesn't show discounted price. The second link is for purchasing the class with the discounted price. Please use second link for purchasing, so you are able to take advantage of the discounted price.
Upon payment, you will have full access to your class and all content, view it 24/7 and view it as many times as you wish.
Lots of love, fun and hours went into creating this baby! I show how I tap into my inner child and just play with no agenda in mind and through this process, show how my art evolves into the pieces that created the books. I hope to see you in class!
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