Who doesn't love flowers? Particularly roses. My faves are Cabbage Roses. Full flowers with lots of petals. For those of you who love flowers and painting here is a class for you. And it's for beginners so it goes nice and slow with lots of details to help you along.
These are simplified cabbage roses using smiley and frowny face brush strokes, spirals, and ink work. It's a small little project (4" square) so it's pretty doable in a shorter time frame than a large project. And you learn the skills to make other projects.
I put this class on Skillshare. Skillshare is an online community of classes posted by people like me. I've personally taken a dozen classes and am signed up for dozens more (when I get the time!) Since I had such a good user, customer, experience I decided to post classes and be a teacher. The great thing is that it's only $10 a month, month to month (or for a Premium membership you pay the $10 per month upfront for 1 year = $120) for any class they have. That's not $10 per class but $10 for ALL the classes. I totally recommend it if you like to learn.
FYI • As a teacher I get paid when people take this class, do the project, and/or sign up for membership. Just so you know.
Besides the video tutorials, I have a class handout PDF with all the info too. I don't want you to get frustrated when trying this so I've tried to make it as easy as possible. Hopefully by the end of the project you'll say, "Look what I made!"
At the end of the class, I ask that you do a project. (You learn more by doing.) It's to make invitations for an upcoming event you have. Here are the project guidelines. I'm totally excited about it.
If you're interested in seeing the introduction video (for free) go here to Cabbage Roses 15 Step Watercolor Class.
It's so beautiful out today that I had to move outside to work. Much has happened in the last little while. It all started here. Nothing is feeling settled or sure. With all the changes, I've had a need, a yearning, to get back to painting. Creating. So, my projects are underway again.
This project has always included a little participation from others. A little experiment of sorts. Here is one of the parts of it in this post. I included, and am including, some of the things you say or share in the artwork somehow. I might include "you" prominently or in the background somehow. Every piece will be different so we'll see how it comes out. Sometimes I start with an idea and it changes as I go but however I include "you" i'll try not to embarrass you or make you wish you didn't reach out.
Here's a little thumbnail of this part of the project (I was outside today) and here is a question for you.
I remember ignoring things when the kids were little. They would do something and I would see them from the corner of my eye and purposely not look at them so they wouldn't know I knew. It was usually something very minor but I would have had to do something about it. It reminds me of when little kids hide THEIR eyes thinking that you can't see them then.
If you have a story and feel bold enough share it. Thanks beforehand.
I made the call for contents of your purse on my Shannon's Studio Facebook page at the beginning of the week. (You should really "like" it and be a part of it.) Several people commented and many left a list. That's what I was looking for. It's part of a larger project that I'll talk about later but I needed to post this even though it's not done.
This project is taking waaaaaay longer than I expected. I've been working on it all day and I started with the yesterday. I know it doesn't seem like much but believe me it is.
You'll see by the text it's called, "Mysteries of a Mom Purse". It's a page with a flap and this is what it looks like closed.
And this is what it looks like opened. I took all the lists and tried to put everything listed into the drawing. I didn't have pepper spray and for the life of me could not find gum or hand sanitizer in our house, which I know we have. I find enough gum smashed into the floor. And at this very moment I realized I didn't put in the diaper. I've carried a diaper in my bag for so many years. I will remedy that.
We used to call one of my purses, "the black hole" because it was so big and held so much stuff. I've since downsized since I don't have babies. Now, I need to do a count of what's in there.
This is a close up of the front flap where I'm listing the people who contributed. (I just need to add Wade's name since he suggested 'weapons' if he had a purse.) I asked for their permission to use their names though they didn't know why. I may change it up a bit but this is the general idea. Thanks to all my Free-for-all-Friday friends you'll have to check what I added from your list.
If you want to be part of the collaborative art projects then check in at the beginning of the week (monday or tuesday here or at Shannon's Studio FB page) to see what I'm looking for and check back Friday. It's that easy. And fun.
Here's Free-for-all-Friday on Saturday. I didn't finish last night because I dated the Boyfriend instead. Hey, I have priorities. What I did realize is that I have to start FFAF on Monday otherwise life and dates happen. So, on Monday or Tuesday I'll post info for FFAF, that way I can work on it during the week and not wait until Friday. Have to learn as we go but I think that sounds like a good plan.
This is a painting that was started Thursday night at a meeting in which I spoke about education. In my mind, education is part of a larger formula...