Friday, July 29, 2016

The Portals Of Heaven

“To live continually in thoughts of ill will, cynicism, suspicion, and envy, is to be confined in a self-made prison. But to think well of all, to be cheerful with all, to patiently learn to find the good in all;
 such unselfish thoughts are the very portals of heaven. 

To dwell day by day, in thoughts of peace toward every creature,
will bring abounding peace to their possessor.”
~ James Allen

I'm designing my new online course with beginners and accomplished inkers in mind. I'll be teaching classic design principles and demonstrating professional techniques for more advanced aficionados.

But I'll also be breaking lessons down into simple, easy to follow, baby steps for those just getting started with alcohol inks.

I'm developing simplified versions of more complicated lessons in the K.I.S.S. (KEEP IT SILLY SIMPLE) Section of ‪#‎LearnLoveCreate‬ . I will also have a basic K.I.S.S. Starter Kit and Material List available for those of you just testing out the inky waters.

So check out my very first online workshop "The FUNdamentals of Alcohol Ink!!
I'd love to answer your questions! See a sample lesson here!

X ♥  O
Have a great weekend and EnJOY!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Ten Rules For Students and Teachers

 "Be happy whenever you can manage it.
 Enjoy yourself. It's lighter than you think."
~ John Cage 

John Cage's Rules For Students and Teachers:
  • 1. Find a place you trust, and then try trusting it for awhile.
  • 2. General duties of a student--pull everything out of your teacher;
    pull everything out of your fellow students.
  • 3. General duties of a teacher--pull everything out of your students.
  • 4. Consider everything an experiment.
  • 5. Be self-disciplined--this means finding someone wise or smart and choosing to follow them. To be disciplined is to follow in a good way. To be self-disciplined is to follow in a better way.
  • 6. Nothing is a mistake. There's no win and no fail, there's only make.
  • 7. The only rule is work. If you work it will lead to something. It's the people who do all of the work all of the time who eventually catch on to things.
  • 8. Don't try to create and analyze at the same time. They're different processes.
  • 9. Be happy whenever you can manage it. Enjoy yourself. It's lighter than you think.
  • 10. Break rules. Even your own rules. Leave plenty of room for X quantities.

To Celebrate 1,000 Likes on Facebook, I'm Having a
Christmas In July Giveaway!

Six Original Alcohol Ink Paintings Are Up For Grabs!

Get Updates About the Online Alcohol Ink Workshop with Me this September!
Learn • Love • Create

X ♥  O

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A Dream Is A Seed

“A dream is a seed. Vision plants it.
Imagination nurtures growth.
Opportunities create blooms.
Thoughts become things!”

~  Donna McGoff

“Of all the words of mice and men,
the saddest are, "It might have been.”
~ Kurt Vonnegut 

Ever wanted to try watercolor?
Want to try something exciting and new?

Join us for the July 23rd, Summer Symphony Watercolor Workshop on Yupo Paper 

Only 2 spots left! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!! Starter Kits Available.

Get Updates for the Online Alcohol Ink Workshop with Sandy this September!
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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Online Workshop, Discovery and Joy

“Do anything, but let it produce joy.” ~ Walt Whitman

Learn • Love • Create 
Online A.I. Workshop Starts September 2016

Sign up to join the E-Course Special Wait List
And Be The First To Know When the Doors Open For Enrollment
 (You will also get my FREE CMY / RGB Color Wheel  PDFs - 
delivered to your inbox within 24 hours when you sign up!) 

 "People who thrive on their creative energy are 
tapping into something that is innate in the human race;
 the ability to discover something new. 
What makes them different is the
desire and motivation to create."
~ Faith Puleston)

Happy Summer AND Cool Creating Everyone!
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