BFF Giveaway

I always wanted to paint butterflies, but they were somewhat intimidating. I would look at their wings and just sort of copied what I saw, not sure if it really looked right. It almost seemed like there was more to what the eye could really see. And so I have decided to really look at their wings closely. I wanted to learn more about the butterfly, and of course, the fairies and the flowers. The BFF class (Butterflies, Fairies and Flowers ) will start by painting the butterflies, and we will use different ways to get familiar with constructing their wings. I actually found the process fascinating.

I took a trip to a town couple days ago and visited the bookshop there. I found a butterfly journal, so of course I had to get it. The pages are smooth and thick and surprisingly sturdy for mixed media and so I have decided to order another one and gift this journal to one of the students that signs up to the BFF workshop. I will do the Draw on July 6, since I am going with the 6’s, and that way the lucky winner will get it in time before the class. I will add a set of Windsor&Newton markers as well.

Here is a short video explaining what markers I use in the class and why.

The ones I used are

Tombow markers

Prismacolors markes

Windsor&Newton Markers

I also forgot Copic Markers. Really, any mater would do, because we will make them work !

 

Happy Creating

Happy Birthday to Me

Blue Butterfly FairyThat was the first thing I wrote into my journal today, and I am also very excited, because I met my deadline to launch the sign up for my BFF Workshop that is starting on July 16. It will be a whole year of creating and getting really up close and personal with Butterflies, Fairies and Flowers. Three subjects that have always been very dear to me. And so I have decided to put them together. I think what is so wonderful about this is, not only you will have something wonderful to work with, but also you will have a chance or an opportunity to work with colors, blending and composing them together. Learning how composition works on a canvas and also have an opportunity to be really creatively playful, working with different mediums. I wanted to make it into a year of exploration.  And this is the gift I wanted to give myself, this whole years package of exploration.

Now of course you could take only one class at the time, each month, starting July 16, there will be a new Fairy, Butterfly or Flower to work wit, but then, if you want to do all 12, you will get an amazing discount – more then 50%. And to top it of, I will do even better then that, for the next 6 days, because I like 6 so much. (my birthday is today as of 6/16/16), I am selling this workshop for 20% off and, if you share this post on my Facebook post about my workshop, you will enter to win a free spot for the whole year BFF Workshop.

Happy Creating!

more info here

The full workshop is  $150, click here.

To purchase just one workshop at $35, click here

Bff Workshop

I have always been very drawn to painting butterflies, fairies and flowers. I loved to butterflies for their pretty wings speckled with beautiful colors. Later I have found out that they represented transformation, in the same way a cocoon transforms into a beautiful butterfly by shedding it’s ugly casing.

And Fairies, they just represented a world to me that is filled with magic. Sometimes that world seams very accessible, and sometimes it just feels so far away, but I can still believe that it’s there. Some fairies are filled with light, and some have many gifts. Some can just poke fun at you, and sometimes they can be pretty nasty too. But it just seams like it’s all meant to provoke us to wake up magic. And fairies like flowers, I think they really feel best surrounded by flowers, and they love to adorn themselves with butterfly wings too, so they can move around faster.

And so I was drawn to this whole world of fairies, it almost felt like an escape, I wanted to paint my own fairy world and small little canvases. I started with these tiny stretched canvas squares, because fairies are pretty small, and they tend to be imperceptible to the eye.

And then it occurred to me that this could be a fun project for anyone one to create, so I decide to transform it into a workshop. I wanted to make many fairies, and it would be hard hard to fit them all into one workshop, so I thought why not just making separate project and give people an option to sign up for all 10 at a discount.

The first project will start July 16. Through the next three weeks you will receive three sets of videos, each set could be 2-3 videos about 30 minutes in length. The first set will be on painting butterflies, in a journal or starting your own personal butterfly deck. The second set will be on starting a background on the substrate of your choice, and painting flowers. Each month there will be a different flower and background to lear. And the third set will be about finding out about our fairy and setting her into our background, and then coloring her in. You can use clippings form magazines or you can draw her in and then use your own set of wings that you have learned how to paint. There really are many possibilities on how to work with this.

I think this will be a fun class and I hope you will join me, for just one time, or the whole year. If you sign up for the 10 months, you will also receive a bonus lesson on how you can reproduce your projects into cards or prints that can then be mounted into an artwork.

You can now Purchase the whole year of creating Butterflies, Fairies, and Flowers here.

To purchase just one class, the first being The Fairy of Abundance, click here.