Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Itys Bitsy Cuteness!


Joy
3 x 4 done in Graphite, acrylic diluted in water like watercolors on arches heavy paper

t is hotttttttttttttttttttttt I want to jump in the pool! Where the air conditioner, ice someone, I need ice, a fan pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Okay water!
Here is a new Itsy bitsy piece!


My little birdie dream 
3 x 4 done in Graphite, acrylic diluted in water like watercolors on arches heavy paper

Friday, July 26, 2013

Tiny magic!


Having fun on this gloomy day.

Houses in the fields 

4 mini pieces 3 x 4 done in Graphite, acrylic diluted in water like watercolors on arches heavy paper

Nature inspire me sooooo!


It's gloomy, it's about to rain yeahhhh! Love the gloominess in the sky.

 A peaceful connection with nature
A new painting 7 x 11 acrylic, texture paste on paper.
Monday 29th workshop My Magic stitch will begin at 12pm

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Following your freedom is following your heart!


Follow your Freedom
Gouache on Arches 300 paper 11 x 15
will be on Etsy 

I bought myself tubes of Gouache and arches and I love love.
I love to create experiment new things. 
There is something about this piece that is so peaceful. I stare at it and I feel calm and think I can do anything my heart desires. There is no room for fear to knock me down. I call it follow your freedom.

Life is so beautiful, even though the world can be chaotic we must enjoy life and be free to do what makes us happy!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

More lovely work for the heart!


A good coffee, a good read!
A new piece on panel 5 x 11 Inch 1/2 deep
Acrylic mix media


Taking flight in my new journey
A new piece on panel 5 x 11 Inch 1/2 deep
Acrylic mix media

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Loving me some sun and ocean!


I got Sunshine

Little wood panel 3.5 x 3.5 acrylic mix media

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Lovely small pieces of love and sweet bloom of summer


Home is where I create
On Etsy!
                                                         

Bloom

Friday, July 19, 2013

A cool night to paint!


Bird humming a summer song to me
4.5 X 4.5 Small piece, Acrylic, graphite texture paste, pastel mix media on paper

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

I'm going to have fun!


Embracing the love around me
4.5 X 4.5 Small piece, Acrylic, graphite texture paste, pastel mix media on paper. These two pieces will be on Etsy!
Feeling better today thank god! Finishing up projects day, whoooo hooooo yessssssss! I'm back 
I'm going to have funnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!



May love and beauty touch your soul everyday
4.5 X 4.5 Small piece, Acrylic, graphite texture paste, pastel mix media on paper

Monday, July 15, 2013

Poetry in color


Birds sing to me
4.5 X 4.5 Small piece, Acrylic, graphite texture paste, pastel mix media on paper will be on Etsy!



Dreaming of a far away land
4.5 X 4.5 Small piece, Acrylic, graphite texture paste, pastel mix media on paper

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Trusting in my journey



There is beauty in the dark

seeing the light just right ahead!

4.5 x 12 acrylic mix media on paper
Eating Frozen grapes feels good in my stomach. The art process of this journey is allowing myself to trust and welcome it with an open perspective.


Reflecting through the process

4.5 x 12 acrylic mix media on paper

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Colorful soul, hands in motion drinking Chamomile Tea!


Midnight gaze at the moonlight

4.5 x 12 acrylic mix media on paper

I love abstract Oh how I really do!!! It is freedom for my soul. I can travel light or heavy when I want to. I can go light or scream dark. It is a reflecting movement of colors that speak to me in every level.



City Life
4.5 x 12 acrylic mix media on paper

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Magic Stitch Book Workshop

The Magic Stitch Book Workshop

Teacher: Magaly Ohika


About the Class: Classes will begin July 29, 2013 till the end of August 25th

Class is $55.00 https://www.etsy.com/listing/156288619/new-class-2013-the-magic-stitch-art-book?ref=shop_home_active
The class will have four videos containing fun Art in Stitches. The class is great for students who are beginners. Students who want to learn how to Doodle Stitch and have Fun with their sewing machines. Here’s your opportunity to have fun and enjoy it with me.
If you don’t have a sewing machine, borrow one or buy one.
Now before I begin with the goody stuff, here I have a list of supplies that each student will need to get for this class.
Supplies: A very important tool to get and for students who do not know what a darning foot is. Here is a description of this wonderful free motion foot is.
A Darning Foot - A sewing machine attachment that is especially useful for free motion Quilting as it holds the fabric down only when the needle is coming out of the fabric.

It looks like this, funnnnnnnnnnn!!!
Sewing machine, Pins, Needles, Felt, Fabric glue, SoSoft fabric paints, fabric markers or Acrylic Paints, Cream Cotton Canvas and black cotton canvas - not too thin and not too thick, Black thread, white thread or any colors will do just fine for this fun class. Get buttons, pieces of d├ęcor fabric scraps. Anything you can find and have stored away, please take them out and rummage through your box and use what fancy’s you. You will also need a round small and medium brush and flat brush.  Oh and a Iron!
I’m sure a lot of you have a few of these supplies. Go to your local Walmart Store or Joanne’s fabric Store and Michael’s Craft store.

Now about the workshop:
Exciting!!!
Now about the fun weeks we will be having.
Make sure you have all your supplies handy, very important that you do.

Week one
That week will be cutting pieces of your cotton canvas fabric into four squares 7 x 7. We will practice doodling with our sewing machine using our darning foot in free motion. I will teach you how to draw free motion circles, leaves, twirls and faces.  You will practice on your own. I will teach you how to hold the fabric and felt down together in a comfortable way in the video.  Once you begin to practice more and more it will become easier and fun.

Week Two
Once, you get the hang of using your sewing machine in free motion.  You will set aside your first week pieces.
Now we will begin cutting 3 more squares 7 x 7 and using your SoSoft paints fabric to design your four pieces, when you are done having fun leave your pieces to dry overnight. On the next day you will take your 3 pieces and doodle art your designs in stitch free motion. And then we will cut four more squares in that size and stitch your designs together.  I will show you on video. At the end of that week please email your pieces to me.

Week Three
On week three we will use our fun findings. Scraps, buttons, white thread or other fun color threads you love and want to use on black Canvas – You will Cut 3 squares 7 x7 black cotton canvas. And email them to me!

Week Four
On week four Students will create the magic Stitch Book.
You will all create a book out of canvas - cream color pages or black pages or mix the pages up if you like. You will design each page creating a lovely Magic doodle art book.  Size of book is 7 x 14. Don’t worry,  I will show you how to make the book in the video. It’s fun and easy to create!

Week five
You will all hand them in. Each student will get a free original piece from me.
Some of you might not have the time but guess what, No Worries at all!
You can always go back to your videos at your own pace and you can contact me on Etsy or my email ohika_mp@yahoo.com if you have any questions. I will happily answer them in the evenings.



Very important to know when you sign up!
Once you sign up, refunds are not given back.  So please make sure you want to take this class.
Students will get a secret password. That means you will not share it with anyone thank you!  I will greatly appreciate it very much.

I only accept Paypal. If you need help signing up to paypal let me know or you can also simply go to the help section on Etsy. It is an easy way to pay!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

A quiet Colorful Sunday at the art studio


                         Let us play hop, eat and have fun in the fields

Done in 6B graphite pencil, acrylic gesso on Canson Paper 9 x 12
Both On Etsy!




A Swarm of Red Beauty
Done in 6B graphite pencil, acrylic gesso on Canson Paper 9 x 12


Saturday, July 6, 2013

Sketching a series of drawings!



Done on Canson paper 9 x 12
with 6b graphite pencil

I love them!