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.
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