Sunday, January 15, 2017

Call For Studio Stuff!

I know for many artists, dreaming of having an art studio of their very own is something that keeps us up at night, I know it did for me. I have been blessed, thanks to my sweet hubs, to have my Outdoor Studio at Dulcinea, but for years I longed to have a space large enough for me to work full time painting and teaching workshops in. 2017 has opened up with a bang and I have acquired that space at  Central Presbyterian in Mobile. What this means is that I will be painting, teaching adults and some children, and hosting various and a sundry art events at my new digs! 

Now if you know me and my hubs, you know we love and adore finding use and value in the discarded. Starting a working studio and teaching center from scratch requires a whole lot of 'stuff.' Before I go out and purchase things, which I am finding crazy expensive these days, I really wanted to do a shout out to see if I could acquire some things that I can save, repair, refurbish, and bring some love to. That is where you come in! 

 (These are the colors going in my studio.....SWOONING!!!!! )

Below is a list of of items I am in need or want of. If you have any of these items that you are planning on giving to Goodwill, getting rid of, or are discarding I would LOVE to take a look. All I ask is that the electronics actually work! Message me at or give me a call if you have my #. It would make my day to have some well loved things in my studio and some great energy from friends and family! 

Can't wait to get started and to open up! Stay tuned! 

3 6 Wooden Tables (must be at least 36" tall and at least 36" wide up to 60") 
8 wooden chairs  bar stools (that I could paint)
8 wooden easels
metal or wooden storage containers in various sizes
flat file storage cabinet
wooden bookcase(s)
full size mannequin or mannequin parts
doll pieces or parts
old books with illustrations
coffee pot found
small dorm room fridge
old wooden rocking chair
rolling tv cart
fabric scraps
milk crates 
old wooden/velvet sofa 
various and a sundry wood planks or pieces 
old buttons
any other 'odd or artistic' object that you are getting rid of ;) 
3  lamps that could be repainted 
plastic containers (qt. size or larger)  
glass baby jars
Talenti jars
40 tennis balls 

Shoot me a message if you have any of the above you wish to get rid of

Thanks y'all!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Creative Ideas and Framework for Painters Online Class

 Framework is something I talk about so much when I share my art journey. Out of all of the things I have learned while painting over the years, understanding my personal and technical frameworks were the things that altered my style and passion more than any other. They in essence transformed who I am as an artist. 

A huge part of learning to paint and create from a unique point of view comes from learning what we are drawn to, what we are captivated by, and what point of view is uniquely ours. This online course is designed to bring that knowing into clarity and give you the tools and skills needed to move forward with a deeper understand of your own Framework and how to identify the ideas that are beautifully different. 

Over the course of an intense 8 weeks, we will dive into  group sessions through video conferencing, video instruction, and daily practice to fine tune, engage, and shed light on our frameworks. It will be exciting. There will be a lot of soul searching. And there will be a lot of growth as an artist, but more so as humans who move through the world with creative lenses

You will get nudged in the direction of learning how to alter your ideas, problem solve concepts, and push past ordinary when it comes to what you create and how you create it. This workshop will help you move toward uniqueness in your practice....yes it will.

The video series will cover the basic fundamentals for beginning to paint with a strong foundation. Which tools, products, and pigments work well together will be a focus and how to manipulate all of those to create paintings which align with our framework. We will meet weekly, by Skype, to challenge one another and add support from a place of commonality. 

Our video conferencing will have a daytime option and an evening option to accommodate those with challenging schedules. The group itself will be hosted in a private FB group to give us a place to foster ideas and share insight. 

There will also be a One on One option to purchase which comes with phone access and one hour video conference with me for those artist needing specific, personal direction as well!

If you are a painter who is frustrated by 'ordinary or similar' and are seeking a way to break through that frustration this class would be a great option for you. 

If you are a painter who deeply wants to create from a personal point of view but unsure how to do that this workshop would also be a great option for you! 

It does take a time commitment of 8 weeks, so if you are the least bit hesitant message me and let's talk about your specific needs at

Twice this year I will teach this workshop. The first session kicks off February 13th and goes to April 3rd. The second session kicks off July 3 and goes through the week of August 28th.