Tuesday, November 11, 2014

My love for Frida Kahlo

Done in mix media watercolor, color pencils, soft pastel, acrylic on arches watercolor paper 15 x 22 SOLD!

Monday, November 3, 2014

New art!

Done on all purpose paper 24 x 36
Mix media acrylic, pastels, black gesso and woodless color pencils
Camping out with friends

More Art to come!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Raw Art

Fuck Cancer - You blacken my body in sickness
finished today! Commission piece for Philip Haxo
Thank you so much. Cancer piece
I'm proud of this powerful piece!
Done in acrylic collage mix media on Moleskine paper

Monday, October 13, 2014

Art stirs up an elaborate web of emotions.

Expressing myself!
Called Listen
I love the innocence of my pieces but I also love deeply the rawness that some of my pieces evoke.

It stirs up an elaborate web of emotions.
I enjoy myself naked, to be explicit, to be loud, to be honest, to just be. To evoke a monologue with every piece that I do. To become the character that speaks a dramatic conversation of sorrow, happiness, sadness. The truth of the matter is, Art is never contained, it never hides the truth, it speaks the truth. And so here I am Raw and Open!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Liquid Art

Liquid Art Workshop coming soon. Get your big Moleskine book 11.5 x 16 .5 ready 
A quick 30 minute free form sketch watered down charcoal, ink and black gesso on beautiful fine paper. Bring your self into the lines. Loosen up the grip to control what needs to be free, your hand and yourself. Perfection isn't what makes the piece eloquent, it confines it. The beauty is in the way you apply the rhythm of your strokes. Your mind isn't limited but spontaneous. Be uninhibited and relax! Approach your piece without restriction. Feel the strong pull to let yourself go.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

The New Whimsical Art Clutch Workshop


Hello and Welcome to the workshop!
Workshop begins September 10, 2014 at 12noon
Listed on Etsy today!

You have any questions please contact me ohika_mp@yahoo.com , Etsy or Facebook!
Have you ever done painted Clutches and thread doodle swirls with your sewing machine? Well, if you haven't, then you are in the right place! The workshop will teach how to make clutches and paint them as well as to how to draw with your darning foot. For students who do not know what that is, a darning foot is a tool you attach to your sewing machine presser foot that allows you to draw on fabric. The workshop will be a series of fun clutches to create. 
This is a fun class! You will see your own designs on your own clutches.

What you will need for this class 

Darning foot 
sewing machine
Sosoft Fabric Paints
Brushes #4, 6 , 9 and a Fan medium Brush
Decorative fabric
Fabric glue
white pencil and regular hb pencil
Black thread and white thread or you can buy any other thread you love to use as to color!
Canvas fabric
Push pins

Video 1- I will teach you how to Paint and doodle with sewing machine and how to sew your zipper clutch together.
Video 2- Clutch will be design, paint and use charcoal on your second clutch.
Video 3- Clutch 3 will be about paint, collage fabric and thread doodle swirls with sewing machine.
Video 4- Clutch 4 will be about all of the above without zipper funnnnnnnnnn one to make!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Bring your goddess to the pages!

Your Whimsy Fun Journal is here and it's your workshop to explore and have fun!
The idea of this workshop is to take all the aspects of your fun images and shapes adding them in your pages using tools that will make your piece a wonderful whimsy experience.

I want you to bring out your wackiness and quirky self and your spiritual self by using these elements to your advantage. Those elements are your own ideas and your own exploration. Bring out your goddess in your journal. Create your story! The goddess in you is what makes your pages special.

What we will do is get a Moleskine, what ever size you want, you are all talented ladies who are independent individuals and with that independence each will take this journey, this adventure and rejoice in it using all the colors you love to experiment with.

The Spiritual in art and self
There is no such thing as failure or mistakes. What some of us might call mistakes are only experiences of growth. They are there to show us and teach us to become better at something we love. And as artists and women we face them, so we may grow. So make as many mistakes as possible. Let's go with our intuition and spirituality. Let it be your guidance, your voice, and you must trust that inner voice. The critic that gets involved in your process is only the voice of insecurities.

As real as these insecurities are and feel, we all know it keeps us stuck, keeping us from growing, and it has no reason to be here. Only your lovely self! So tap into your creative being and make her dive into your pages with beauty and poetry. You have yourself in poetry. So allow her to be wild, loud and whimsy. This is your inner child and your woman of light. This doesn't mean that when your inner child is angry you shouldn't let her out to explore your pages, by all means let her rip and float.
Your Goddess elements!

1- For the first week we will use the element of Light and Air
Define what light is in color. Be Intuitive
2- For the second week we will use the element of Water
Define what water is in color. Be liquid and peaceful
3- For the third week use the element of Fire.
Be wild, Brave and Courageous
Define what fire means in color and spirit.
4- For the fourth week we will use the element of Spirit.
A sense of connected and balance.
Define what Spirit means to you in color
5- For the fifth week we will use the element of Earth.
Representing strength and femininity
Define what earth means to you in color

The workshop starts tonight at 9pm

After you purchase you will be given a password and I will direct you to the videos.
Go at your pace. Videos can be watched at any time and you can down load them as well. There is no time limit.

Your Materials

A Moleskine - a size of your choice
Acrylic, Watercolor, Oil pastels, Color pencils, Medium pastes, gesso and more.
And other tools and scraps you may have. USE THEM!