Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Art Of Play

“It is a happy talent to know how to play.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some people are so serious all the time! Maybe they never really learned how to play, or the skill was just stunted as a kid.  Perhaps they stopped playing at a certain age and were told to "grow up", be serious and stop acting "like a child". The sad part is that these people are missing out on a lot of fun in life. Acting silly once in a while is good for the mental well being and soul of all earthly beings.

“A little nonsense now and then,
is cherished by the wisest men and women.”

Jerry was thrilled with my surprise birthday gift; his very own website for his yard art.


“This is the real secret of life;
to be completely engaged with what
you are doing in the here and now.
And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.”
~ Alan W. Watts
We all let loose, played and acted a little silly this weekend at the
"Inspired by van Gogh Workshop" here at the studio.
See a slideshow of the event here:

Inspired by Vincent Playshop ~ 5.21.17

"Be silly, be honest, be kind."
~ Emerson

Thanks for stopping by!

X ♥  O

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Jerry's Yard Art

“Logic will get you from A to Z;
imagination will get you everywhere.”

~  Albert Einstein
My husband, Jerry has really been on a roll with his yard art lately!
He has so much fun with it. And people just love it!

His birthday is this Saturday and I'm going to surprise him with a website for his art.
Shh! It's a secret though...

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Mother, As Sweet As A Flower

"If love is as sweet as a flower,
then my mother is that sweet flower of love."
~ Stevie Wonder

HAPPY HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all you moms; of humans and fur babies!

Please enjoy this FUN time-lapse #video of painting #Lilac-Like flowers in #alcoholink on #Yupo paper using #RangerInk's products. The mini ink dabber and the (controversial) BLENDING PEN were the main tools used to create this painting. Work in progress photos, with a detailed description of each step of this project is scheduled to appear on the Ranger Ink Blog on May 15th. I hope you enJOY this video, check out the #stepbystep pics on Monday and give this technique a try. Please pardon the cross posting, but I wanted to get this gift message out to all my creative online friends.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for helping me celebrate.
Have a great Mother's Day and happy creating!

X ♥  O

P.S. Don't forget, registration ends and the May 14th Spring Session 
gets rolled out this Sunday!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Alcohol Ink on Yupo Demo Sponsored by Legion Paper

"I value a "don't know" attitude highly,
because it's ambiguous, and fosters a 'beginner's mind'
in which there are more possibilities than in an 'expert's mind'."

~ Theresa Bayer 

I had the pleasure of doing an alcohol ink on Yupo demo
sponsored by Legion Paper at a local art club on Monday.

I was able to view the awesome art that these dedicated

seniors were working on when I first arrived. I could see that
the group was comprised of some very accomplished artists.

All were very attentive and eager to learn something new.

There was so much enthusiasm and so many great questions.
I just love those qualities!

OMG! I LOVE my job!!
Thanks to Marc Schotland and Legion Paper
for making these demonstrations possible! 
And thanks to the inspiring group of artists from the
Leisuretowne Art Club for having me.
"We don't stop playing because we grow old.
We grow old because we stop playing."
~ George Bernard Shaw
Thanks so much for stopping by and for
helping me spread the joy of painting on Yupo paper!
Have a great day and happy creating!

X ♥  O

Friday, May 5, 2017

The Artistic Vision

The vision must be followed by the venture.
It is not enough to stare up the steps;
we must step up the stairs." 
~ Vance Havner

The Hummingbirds Are Here!!
Only 9 days to Mother's Day!
Give the gift of love that outlasts the present!!

Week - 2  Hummingbirds is going to carry you into the joy of the right-brain shift and of
really seeing value and better understanding color. Introducing more tools and inking
techniques along with some basic drawing lessons.
See More ....

Included in week two are four complete step by step bird lessons
(3 hummingbirds and a cardinal), 27 videos, 19 PDF print outs,
access to view or purchase the starter kit, Blick U supply list and printouts,
all resource links - for one full year, a
nd a lifetime membership
in the private FUNdamentals of alcohol ink facebook group.

More Week Two Details and Supply List ...

Happy Creating!