Friday, September 4, 2020

Covid, Coping and Creating....my 3 C's of 2020

Hello friends....happy to be here with you again. How are you holding up during this pandemic? I have to admit, it's been very trying for my family. 
Without getting into details, we have had a few medicals situations during the last few months. As many of you probably know, as if that isn't emotionally trying enough, then you pile on all the strict Covid guidelines and procedures and you have a recipe for incredible anxiety.
It has been my art that has and is getting me through this time. I don't know how I would have coped if I could not sit down in my studio and paint.
I have really enjoyed painting whimsical faces. 
I especially love painting eyes.
Something magical happens once I add the reflective highlight ....they just come alive!
I have also been daydreaming about traveling back to England and Europe.
Having fun painting quaint Cotswold cottages.
You are all invited to come on in and join me in a cuppa and a biscuit.

Of course, my beloved florals have become a lifeline to my sanity during these trying times.
Hard not to smile while painting flowers.
I am also getting a head start on some winter and holiday art.
So there you have it...how creating is helping me cope with COVID.
I truly hope all of you are coping also.
We will get to the other side of this pandemic, as long as we all do everything in our power to slow the spread. It not only helps us but taking precautions protects our loved ones.
Be safe everyone.
Until next time...stay creative.
Hugs,


Monday, June 1, 2020

Iron Orchid Designs coaster restyle with rub-on transfers and FREE Youtube tutorial

Hello Friends.
Before
I wanted to share my newest YouTube tutorial.
I will be showing you how to restyle an old set of painted porcelain coasters into a beautiful Fench themed set.
I will be using a set of rub-on transfers from the Iron Orchid Designs company and some Chalk Paint.
After
This is what they look like now...pretty great, right?
So come on over to my Youtube channel and while you are there, please consider hitting the
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Did I mention my tutorial is FREE!
My free tutorials are my gift to all of you during these hard times.
You can find the link to my YouTube channel above in my blog header.
As always, thank you all for your 
constant encouragement and kind words on my social media platforms.
Until next time...be kind and stay creative.
Hugs,




Friday, May 29, 2020

Free Watercolor Tutorial on my YouTube channel! How to paint water in a glass vase.

Hello friends.
I hope you are well and continue to follow your state's health guidelines in dealing with Covid-19.
Keeping the proper distance and when required, wearing a mask to protect others. It is such an easy way to make a difference.
Also, when your local small businesses reopen, I hope you will consider supporting them.
Most are hurting and truly need your business.

Now let's talk about watercolor painting!!!
So many of you have requested a tutorial showing how I paint water in a glass vase.
This 
The tutorial is for all of you!

It took me THREE tries to get the video right....Don't tell anyone, but I kept forgetting to hit the RECORD button. 


Here are some examples showing how you will be able to use what I teach you in this free tutorial.

My tutorial is suitable for all levels, YES...beginners are very welcome.
Click 
HERE
and you will be magically transported to my YouTube channel, where you will find this and much more fun and creative tutorials. 
All FREE!
While you are there, please consider hitting the 
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button.  
A "Thumbs Up' would also be greatly appreciated.
As always, thank you for all of your support and encouragement.
Until next time....be kind and stay creative.
Hugs,