Monday, August 26, 2013

Next Soul Food Interview!!

Here is another great interview with one of the teachers (and Head Chef) of the year long class Soul Food!




I can't express how amazing this course is going to be! Plus we have added more Artists to the lineup. Stephanie Ackerman, Nolwenn Petitbois and Mary Beth Shaw!!

In other news, I myself have recently taken a wonderful online course with Kate Thompson on the Ning site The Trodden Path. Kate is amazing and uses fabric, joint compound and watercolors to achieve wonderful paintings.

Here is what I painted using the techniques from her class.


I am donating this piece to help raise money for Cancer research. I named it "Brave."

Have a wonderful week!!


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

First Soul Food Interview with Mystele!!


Twice a week (Mondays and Thursdays), instructors from the awesome new online course Soul Food will share a little about themselves via video or written interview. The first interview is with one of our Head Chefs Mystele. You have to watch her video interview. She is insightful, intuitive, and SO passionate about art! I just love her!!! She is also giving away one free spot in the class on her blog



There is a special "Early Bird" price for signing up, but it ends August 31. So don't wait! Sign up now! We are going to have so much fun!! I feel so blessed to be teaching a long side such wonderful artists like Mystele!
Sign up for Soul Food here!









Sunday, August 18, 2013

Art Fair Season is Upon Us...

Therefore, I am trying to get a jump-start on it all. The crosses in my last post will be up for sale and so will these cute little 3x4 mini notebooks. Perfect for a purse!! I am having a blast making them and coming up with different ideas on what to put on the cover. Sometimes it is nice to work small too.




Have a great week!
Shonna

Friday, August 9, 2013

New Youtube Video!!

I have posted a new youtube video with a little tutorial on how to make these cute shabby chic crosses. I hope you enjoy!!




Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Progression of a Painting.

I will be teaching something very similar in the Soul Food online class. So I thought I would give my blog readers a little sneak peak. I won't be teaching this exact page, but I will be using some of the same supplies.

I started out with collage. I used different pages in a magazine along with some old book pages. Then I added joint compound and used stamps and bubble wrap to add texture in the joint compound. I added a wash of color, so you can see the texture and then sketched out my little princess.



Here I added more washes of color and began to paint the princess.



 I continued to add more color and rubons for even more texture. I also added some background stamping as well.



 Here is a close-up of the texture the joint compound creates (I love that stuff).


 Here is the finished piece.

I am so excited to be co-teaching in the online class Soul Food. Come and join us!!! We have an introductory price right now, so sign up before the price goes up!!! It will be a whole year of wonderful projects by a really creative bunch of women who want to share their love of mixed media with you.

I really hope to see you in my class!!!