Wednesday, March 21, 2012

News on Happy Little messes Workshop

   Little Darwin 3years old

   Darwin and Momma Rachel
   Accordion book

Happy Little Messes Workshop

Girls Off with your shoes. Sit back, relax. There is paper waiting on the table for you to spill and splat, with a group of girls you can have fun and chat. You can paint in poetry with creatures that come out and play. There will be beautiful oops and lovely stains. You can paint small or you can paint big. You can tear paper and rummage through photos you dig. You can layer them on canvas or paper into a collage and paste them in a decoupage. And dunk your brush dip dip, dip dip and let your paint drip drip, drip drip.  A little drip of paint here and a drip of paint there with happy colorful messes everywhere. And with every spill, there’s magic to treasure and see. It’s an adventure. It’s a journey of wonder and glee. But when you feel sad and spill turned into mud.  Don’t worry, take time away and dip your tea bag in your mug, simply relax and be calm.  Making pretty mistakes is okay. Feel what you paint. Paint what you see. By the end of the day, you will feel happy and free.

The workshop is about your creative energy in any form.  You will create happy messes that speak on their own.

Watching my friend Rachel’s little girl Darwin painting was very fun for me to watch.  It is so beautiful to see her learn, grow and be free with her happy little messes.  Every oops and little splashes of paint covered her hands and arms. Running calling her daddy Jay with excitement so he can come see the beautiful paintings she’s done.  And then went on her way to creating more pictures without worry but just pure fun. 

I want you to explore yourself into your happy messes with playfulness and worry not about the mistakes you might find. Bring out the child within, take a leap into that sweet discovery we call innocence and treasure the moment.

In this class I will have you create in mix media - acrylic, collage, pastels, watercolor and charcoal on paper.

You can paint small or big, it will be your choice.  It’s about exploring with excitement. You have full freedom in this class to fully be yourselves.

Note - The workshop will begin on Sunday April first until the end of April.

Video - I will have a video about happy messes you can follow and explore them on your own on Sunday April 1.2012

Supplies - Paper, watercolor paper, gesso, watercolor, acrylic, charcoal, pastels, graphite, conte pencil
 It’s okay if you don’t have some of these supplies. 

 Make happy little messes with what you have. 

Workshop listing on Etsy -  starting today March 2o.2012 


  1. Have fun...I'll join you next workshop! Darwin loves color, she's a natural!

  2. I've changed my mind...I like the direction of this workshop! sounds fun! I've clicked on everything and been to Etsy, where do I go to sign up for your new workshop!


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