Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Stop Bullism



It's almost March, tomorrow! 
A listing for Paint Your Journey ends on March 11. 2012 on Etsy.
I have one student who registered for the second workshop. I need more students!

The workshop is about creating a story picture book about what inspires you, what motivates you. It could be about any subject. Some of you might say," I don't know how to do a story picture book " Well, That's the reason why I'm here to teach you how to. This workshop is about having fun with watercolor acrylic and graphite mix media. The accordion book will be 10 small pages. Your story can be simple but it has to mean something to you. But what I ask is for you to enjoy creating your book. If you wish not to use words for your book and just have illustrations speak for themselves, that's good too. All I want is for you all to enjoy the process as you go along creating your booklet.

 Now the size of your book will be 5 x 7 each frame total of 10 frames - 50 inches long. I did ask for 12 but I will keep it at ten. Here I have an example of my accordion booklet. As you can see I only created for now 5 pages 25 inches long. But that is just to show you that there is no need to be intimated about creating your book. This is your chance to challenge and apply yourself playfully though out your pages. For you only. You can also get you kids involve in it. Both you and and your child can have a fun blast creating the book. I will have video about the booklet. I also understand that some of you might not have the money to take the workshop.

Here I have my own accordion book of 5 pages.
My subject is Bullism

 Stop Bullism 

It is constantly happening and teachers should enforce it by

 educating students how bullying is not allowed and that it

has bad 


consequences. All children should learn how to respect and

love each other, doesn't matter how different you are. We are 


all special.


It's terrible to hear teens go through this in school and sadly, some end their lifes.

When I was a kid in Junior high I was constantly being bullied all the time. I had no peace. I was called many awful names and I always felt terrible and alone.
 It was horrible, until I stood up for myself. I had friends to 
help me through this and with my mother's support to report it.



Friends make you smile and make you laugh. To be your finest self and be your best. Friends will guide you through with love.



Monday, February 27, 2012

Student's free flow paintings!


I'm happy to say that my workshop of Free form was a fun challenge for my students.
And each have learned to let themselves go. To strive in with passion and playfulness. As you can see, each student's pieces are very different, unique and special in their own way. Now they have a final assignment to paint in a larger scale. I'm very proud to see how their lines and shapes formed into wonderful pieces of art.  They will continue to paint and blossom as artists!!!
 I love their paintings! 
Bobbi
I love these! These pieces are wonderful. Love your use of color.



Jan
Love Jan's whimsical playfulness with her characters.
Such sweetness and glee!
Lovely pieces of work!






Theanne
Theanne's pieces are both playfully colorful and poetic. She tapped into her child within.
Love these two pieces!!! She learned to let go and have fun with shapes and composition.



Laura 
Laura's pieces convey emotion. A unique quirkiness, fun and delightfully whimsical.
A playful attitude!


Laura
These pieces are amazing! love them!
I knew she had in her to let herself go. And she has develop her own unique style.Beautiful!
Beautiful!


Friday, February 24, 2012

Lovely art!


 Happiness is to embrace and love my spirit.
A new piece done in acrylic and watercolor on watercolor paper 
mix media 9 x 13 with white border around the image.




Colors makes my day playful
Piece done in watercolor and graphite on watercolor paper 6 x 8
with white border around image, actual size watercolor paper 9 x 12

Thursday, February 23, 2012

New painting!


A colorful diary of my soul 

8 x 10 done in acrylic and graphite on watercolor paper
Looks so beautiful in a wood brown cherry frame

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Paint Your Journey


Paint your Journey 

 listing begins on Etsy today February 19 Monday ending March 11. 2012

 Accepting 20 students!

Class will start on March 12 until April 20. 2012

A six week workshop on Paint your Journey!

 I love to offer you the opportunity to use your creative juices to create a book of 12 pages with colorful illustrations based on your own short story. Yes, you will first write a short story. Each of you will write a story about what inspires you. What you have learned and discovered in your life. A story that will remind you and others about the beautiful things in life we endure helping us move forward.

 Is a book of women's confidence. Exploring and empowering yourself overcoming obstacles.  A story that is meaningful to you.  All I want is for you to give your story true voice. Then illustrate your pictures based on your story you written. Don't make it difficult. I'm not saying it will be easy but it it will definitely be a challenge. I will guide you and show you how it's done. Don't panic, this will be fun! Your supplies can be mix media watercolor, acrylic , collage, ink, charcoal, graphite, gesso, anything! Be simple but vividly profound!

 Tutorial info and Videos will be posted on March 11. 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

New Paintings!


               The bohemians of Old San Juan

This beautiful paintings are now available on Etsy!
Enjoy!



                Home I can be myself and paint



                  Our homes and our families




These series are new and I love them! These make a beautiful collection on your wall for you 
or your kids room. 
Oodle Noodle Doodles in watercolor Series
Matted in White Matt board 8 x 10
painting 5 x 7 On Etsy





Tuesday, February 14, 2012

More watercolor funnnnnnn!


Happy Hearts Day!
Wishing you all Couples, friends and family all the love, joy and peace not only on this day but everyday!!!

Meet my fun Oodle Noodle Doodle watercolor series!
In my couch doodling away in watercolor fun!
These pieces are all matted in white mat board 8 x 10
Doodles are 5 x7





Sunday, February 12, 2012

About week 3 Free Flow



Free Flow Intro
&
Free Flow class Postponed till Wednesday
Video and student's sketches will be posted on Thursday Morning!
Keep practicing!
More Info On Tuesday!
I apologize for the inconvenience! 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

My love for art!!!

                  

                     Grateful for everything beautiful in my life

These lovely piece are done in watercolor and graphite on watercolor paper. This piece is 11 x 15



                  Attending to my garden where I find joy




                   loving life and loving what I do, ART



                 

               Together we can inspire the world


Monday, February 6, 2012

New Free Style watercolor pieces


New watercolor piece
A lovely walk to see art
Done in watercolor and graphite on watercolor paper 7.5 x 11
All three pieces Available on Etsy!


Tea time at the garden
Done in watercolor and graphite on watercolor paper 7.5 x 11


Make life whimsy just by adding love and colors

Done in watercolor and graphite on watercolor paper 7.5 x 11

Saturday, February 4, 2012

For this coming new week!


Hello Class!

Thinking about you!  How's free form going? How are those fun sketches?
Having fun, letting go, feeling free!
I want to see your drawings. So bring them out! Email me your sketches please, tomorrow Sunday!
Any questions, you know where to find me!
itsysmudgeart@gmail.com

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Free form fun!

Free form art piece completed in watercolor and graphite


" Tap into your sense of gratitude "

This free form piece is done in watercolor and graphite with border around the image 9 x 6 Listed on Etsy

This piece was one of my free form pieces shown in my video. It is now complete!

Sorry guys, for some reason my camera is making my images a blurry look.
I'm working on that!

Class of Free Form thank you for your comments. I will be posting a video.
So stay tuned! Keep having fun. Allow your piece to be clean of smudges. Make sure your lines aren't dark use fixative once you are done. You have until this weekend to practice. This will give you time to choose your piece
We will be going to watercolor soon! 
Show me what you have done - send to my email itsysmudgeart.gmail.com
Enjoy and simply have fun. Any questions, please contact me!