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New Year, new inspiration

With the start of the New Year brings lots of  free courses, live calls and summits.
I have signed up to the following –

The MB3 with Makenna Johnson is a weekly call for the first 4 weeks in January starting on the 8th. The calls will be recorded. Makenna was my coach during 2014 and working with her was inspiring and she knows her shit. So if anyone can help you with business planning, creating change in your business or life it is Makenna.

The Thriving Artist Summit “Artists, Designers, and Makers. Take Your Creative Biz To The Next Level! Join Us For This 100% FREE Online Event And Learn From Highly Successful Artists, Experts, And Mentors!”. Sound too good to miss!

Grow Your Depth, Nurture Your Brilliance is hosted by  Andrea Schroeder and will be interactive calls where they will focus on answering questions about the topic of the call. The subjects of the calls are varied from WordPress to poetry. Also one of my favourite bloggers is on one of the calls Susannah Conway.

Create Your Color Story, consists of free “Year of Color” prompts throughout 2015, a free rainbow mediation and journal pages. This is run by Louise Gale

I am going to be inspired for the first few weeks of January. Lets hope the feeling will last for the whole of 2015.

Wise Owl

Happy New Year and lets make this one the best yet.

Pay what you can!

I am having a SALE!

I have decided that rather than having a stack of artwork not being seen or enjoyed by anyone. I am going to do something a little crazy and offer everyone a chance to ‘Pay what they CAN‘ on my artwork. Please click here for more art or visit my Facebook page.

This sale will run from today until the end of January 2015. After that the artwork will either be torn up to be used in other pieces or painted over. The price offered does NOT include Postage and packing. If you live nearby we can come to some another arrangement to receive the artwork.

Fingerprint of peace

Fingerprint of Peace – Acrylic on watercolour paper. Approximately 22cm x 30.5cm. Mounted 6.5cm

Unity

Unity

Thank you for looking and sharing = caring 😉

 

 

 

A to Z of Art Supplies

Art Supplies

A to Z

A – Art Supplies
B – Brayer
C – Collage
D – Drawing
E – Embossing
F – Flowers
G – Gelli Plate
H – Heat Tool
I – Ink
J – Journal
K – Knives (craft)
L – Letters
M – Monoprint
N – Nibs
O – Orange
P – Pens
Q – Quilling
R – Rubber Stamps
S – Stencil
T – Textures for monoprinting
U – Uinball pens
V – Velvet
W -Watercolour
X – XCut punch
Y – Yellow
Z – Zebra Gell Pens

So there your have it A to Z of art supplies!

Octobers quests and challenges!

Well it is October already and here are the challenges/prompts I am playing along with this month.

Pens

Pens at the ready

First up; get your pens at the ready for InkTober that co-insides nicely with The Big Draw. I will be taking on the challenge to draw daily for the next 31 days….

InkTober

InkTober

 

Second up is, Photo a Day with FatMumSlim I used to play along with this a couple of years back but I haven’t joined in for ages but this months list of prompts tickled my fancy. I am going to do a theme for the A – Z and it is going to be all art related!

Photo A Day - October

Photo A Day – October

You can see my daily photos and drawing over here…..

September round up!

#BloomTrueBootCamp came to an end but what an inspiring month of prompts. Although I didn’t quite keep up with my daily blog posts I have been playing along and taking it in. Sunday morning have become my play time & artists date. I have made a mess, painted over a cool drawing of a feather, used colours that I don’t usually use (green) and generally had fun.

September

I have slowed down, felt and listen to my art materials. Listened to the rough scrappy noise of the pen on the paper and the smooth feeling of my crayons, as they cover the paper in bright colours.

I finally got round to drawing a feather! Something that I have been wanting to do for ages, thank you Flora. I used on of my favourite techniques and that is no use my non-dominant hand and not to take the pen off the paper. I love how it makes you look harder at the object you are drawing but how the lines are so free and loose.

One of the prompts was ‘Collaborate’! Ha, well I had it in my mind that my 4-year-old nephew was going to help me out with that one but he had other ideas. He was more interested in running around the garden with his Dad. I did manage to draw around his hand and then he wanted me to draw a stegosaurus! I think this might be a WIP, so will post our collaboration at a later date. However, while in the garden I did get to create a flower Mandala for ‘Art Abandonment’. this is another thing that I have wanted to do for a while. My nephew looked at me as if I was a bit crazy, playing with granddad’s flowers!

Mandala

30 Days of Inspired Words -was an inspiration and has made me realise more that I am an artist and not a writer! However I loved Stacy’s words and they could apply to anyone who wants to be develop their own creative practice be it writing, painting or photography.

I would like to say a big thank you to both Flora and Stacy for an inspiring month.

Flora’s ‘Bloom true: the e-course’ stars on 13th October it ‘presents a groundbreaking and transformational approach to painting (and living) that celebrates intuition, connects body, mind and spirit and allows unique and expressive paintings to emerge naturally and authentically.’ (words from Flora’s website) Needless to say this ecourse is on my wish list.

Stacy next write group starts on NOVEMBER 1st – 30 DAYS OF CREATION MAGIC. ‘This month we will dive into the deep waters of lusty Scorpio to tap into our sensuality and pleasure. Combining our more intimate desires with the expanding and transformational ways of Sagittarius energy will bring us 30 days of Hell Yes through our writing. May cooler evenings around a fire bring out our most primal desires. I find the water/fire combination to be particularly powerful when it comes to creating magic.’ Stacy de la Rosa

Word

I found my first word of intention in 2013. My word for 2013 was ‘BELIEVE’…I was the passenger in our car while my husband drove us home after spending 6 days with family. Not feeling too great, I was drifting/meditating and the word ‘believe’ was brought to my attention, it just popped into my mind. It felt so right. 

‘Believe in myself, believe in others and believe in the universe’.

The following images are words for friends –

Clarity

Adventure

Embrace

This year my word is going to be ‘FOCUS’ and with a little bit of ‘OPEN’ sprinkled in for good measure. This year I need to finish artwork, jobs and projects. I also need to ‘focus on the journey, not the destination’.

‘The secret of change is to FOCUS all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new’. Socrates.

Now I just need to focus on doing a piece of art work for me that says ‘FOCUS’!

If you would like your word made into a piece of art visit my shop.