Sunday, March 7, 2021

Free online inspirations for March

We are so lucky to live in this world of online access to teaching designed to inspire our creativity. These are free online lessons available from this month. 
Strathmore Workshop 1 has begun this month :  Watercolour and Gouache
There's a 2021 Sketchbook revival event beginning March 18th. All the info HERE.
It runs live for 2 weeks and available to watch until April 18th. I always sign up to these since even if only a couple of artists inspire it makes it worthwhile. If you sign up now you get a free lesson with Kiala Givehand to make this book - a combination of accordian covers and simple pamphlet stitching
Jeanne Oliver has a number of free offerings. Go HERE to find all of them including her most recent offering of Face mapping with Pam Carriker
Free writing with Sabrina Ward Harrison HERE
Paint your dream life with Stephanie Lee HERE
Did you know that Ranger have a blog of tutorials by various artists using their products? I'm in love with Megan Whisner Quinlan's art and techniques at present. She has an IGTV channel where she has some lovely demonstrations. Some of her projects feature on the Ranger blog with photos accompanying written instruction 

Remember I keep a list of free online art classes that are available in an ongoing way HERE (always linked right under my profile). Hope you are enjoying a happy and creatively inspired March.

Friday, March 5, 2021

Wanderlust : Serendipity

Wanderlust Week 9 with Kasia Avery. The first lesson of the month is always with our host as we move to a new monthly theme. March's theme is Serendipity : building your intuitive art practice to help you focus on the process rather than the result. Joy in the process is a big part of why I create so I'm sure I'm going to love the offerings this month. Kasia's lesson focused on responding to what is happening on the page right here right now, rather than planning anything too far ahead. Her lesson looked like this
I almost didn't do it....I had a bit of a slump in creativity this past week. But today I decided I'd have a go and would just start with pink and silvery grey and focus on whether I could include a collaged face and use more white on the page. As I searched for a face and gathered some paper, serendipity immediately took me in a different direction than even that small idea and I found myself working with a figure and roses.
I love this softness and was very careful that I didn't overwork this spread. The ultimate in serendipity for me is found words ♥ Although I didn't succeed in using more white on my page, I am very happy with how this turned out.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

52 Tags : Week 9

I'm participating in Anne Brooke's weekly Tag challenge. You can view her demo each week on Youtube #52tagshannemade. Week 9 : Bits, pieces and a gift. An opportunity to use, treasure and display a gift from a friend. 
I'm having a bit of a lull on the creative mojo front. It's great to have this weekly challenge that I'm still excited by because it means I'm still creating every week.
Scroll through all of my 52 tags HERE.
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