Hello to Wonderful YOU! Today's post is full of images and inspiration. I hope you can spend a few minutes with a cup of something that soothes your soul and take a peek!
MARK MAKING MONDAY
Since it's Monday, and I usually do a Mark Making Monday post, I will show you my new favorite tool:
Isn't it awesome?!! Thank you to Jean Shannon, who passed this baby along to me at the November Visual Journal Collective Art Supply Swap!
INK AND OIL PASTEL ONLINE CLASS-starts Friday, January 13, 2017
And if ink intrigues you, I invite you to sign up for my upcoming online class called Ink and Oil Pastel (from this link, scroll down and choose individual classes). It's only $20, OR you can get all three upcoming classes for $50 and SAVE $10 (scroll down to the 2017 Winter Mixed Media Online Classes for the Class Bundle option). Here are a few sneak peeks for Ink and Oil Pastel:
You'll learn a lot about ink and oil pastel through playing, experimenting, and taking action from the inspiration gained in this online class. Both video and written instructions are featured. I hope you'll join the fun!
CARVE DECEMBER (aka #carvedecember on Instagram) IS HAPPENING and IT'S FREE
I am participating in Carve December again this year. I skipped 2015, but when I participated in 2014, it changed my life! Carve December gave me the structure I needed to develop a consistent creative practice, and I haven't stopped getting up early to focus on my art since! What a game changer!
Anyway, here are a couple of stamps I've carved so far in December 2016 for Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's art challenge called Carve December.
Feel inspired to carve your own stamps, too? It's not too late to join the fun! Simply use Instagram and tag your hand-carved stamp photo using #carvedecember.
TIP: In 2014 I decided to carve an alphabet set. I found this to be a fantastic way to get started.
ART JOURNAL PHOTOS, & STENCIL AND STAMP PLAY
Sweet Gum Balls Stencil by Jane LaFazio sold at StencilGirlProducts.com
Ring Hopscotch Foam Stamp designed by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer sold at Artfoamies.com
UPCOMING IN-PERSON CLASSES:
Green Lotus Yoga & Healing Center
Eden Prairie, MN
December 28, 2016, 1pm-3pm
UPCOMING ONLINE CLASSES BY OTHER ARTISTS THAT I RECOMMEND
There are more classes and recommendations on the sidebar of OrangeSpiralArts.com
SENDING LOVE AND BLESSINGS
Knowing that this time of year is challenging for many people, I am sending you love, peace, and warmth from my heart to yours.
Blessings and Peace,