Thursday, October 23, 2014

2014 ArtBeach Retreat ~ Creative Bliss on Folly Beach ~

2104 ArtBeach Tribe

~Creative Bliss on Folly Beach~

To think that you can meet a group of woman and  feel you have known them all along is quite amazing and each year at ArtBeach Retreat I find that to be true! All of us connected with like minds and hearts and it was truly such a wonderful experience! A handful of us even attended a  celebration Blood Moon Ceremony offered by a woman Shaman from Alaska right on Folly Beach the night of the Blood Moon. Complete with essential oils, chakra balancing, & drumming .... a once in a lifetime joyous experience as we saw the blood moon rising over the ocean! I find that many unique blessings and situations follow when positive, energetic  like minded people gather! In life there are no coincidences.

Not only were  the woman  amazing but the weather, the views, the artistic freedom, creative bliss ,sisterhood and joy were evident in every single day! And here is just a glimpse of the wonderful experience we all shared! 

*ArtBeach 2015 is already gearing up with a special Early Bird Rate so dont miss out~  Great New Instructors and Info will be  posted on my blog and also at in the next several weeks! Spaces fill up fast at the beach house !

This year we had Denise Milam Baldwin teaching her wonderful workshops on Painting Girls and Angels, Leslie Jackson Ackman offered her creative workshops on Stenciling and  Soul Houses and I offered Artists Scrub Soaps and Creating Vintage Beach Houses. We also had an afternoon of massage therapy for the girls right on the beach!!

Workshops were held during the day with night time for chatting, more creating or just taking in the beautiful night sky!

 LOL.. I still got you in Angie!!!:)

 Time for plenty of "treasure" hunting too!!

 Here you see an upper deck which is really  a rooftop deck and offers amazing views of the night time sky!

 This is the beginnings of Our ArtBeach Art Quilt which each year we 
will build upon with all the new girls!!

~2014 ArtBeach Tribe~
 <3 Love you all <3

Hope you all can join me next year for ArtBeach 2015 it will be another year of  Creative bliss, Magical Skies and beautiful new friendships!

Monday, September 8, 2014

New On-Line Workshop~ Pigments of Your Imagination" A Year Long Artsy Journey


Join me for this amazing mixed media art journey,
 combining all my favorite art projects and Pigments of my Imagination!!. Starting on October 1st,this on
 line workshop will be open for 2 years upon registration and during the course of the one year workshop, there will be 12 full art projects plus bonus projects that will keep your Artsy Mojo in high gear! You get to see what I create up front and personal, tips and favorite supplies that I enjoy using for different applications. Each month when the project is posted a supply list will also be included. A FB group will also be accessible for everyone in the workshop to touch base, ask questions and share their work! 

Here's the General Supply List for the year  as well as a specific  supply list at the beginning of each month for the projects.  

Canvases~ Misc sizes
Paints- Acrylics, Gelato watercolors, Paint markers ( Liquitex.Montana) Gesso to prep journal pages
Inks- Dylusion ink sprays or similar, india ink, drawing inks ( Daler -Rowney), ,alcohol inks
 Unique Texture Products- Modeling Paste, Bead Gel Medium, Acrylic Glazing Medium, Fiber Paste,
 Paper-Collage Papers -(Including Christmas designs), tissue paper,  printed napkin tissues ( Joanne’s Crafts carries them)
Glues-  Gel medium, mod podge
 Misc,- Vintage paper ephemera, Tim Holtz metal vintage keys, plates, fun little oddities for the Vintage houses, ribbon trim, washi papers, assorted canvas sizes, journal 8 x 11 1/2 ( Dylusions and Strathmore are my favorites) and PaperClay
Pens & Markers- Faber Castell big brush pens, Signo Uniball white gel pen, assorted Gelly Roll gel pens, Scarlet Lime Uniball black pens ( awesome to draw over anything!!)  you can get these on
This is a basic list of the most used supplies in the next year but there will also be some fun surprises and new additions to this list!
Enjoy and see you soon!!

***Here you Are Girls!!! Enjoy!!**
This first class was a bit of a challenge with new equipment, program and computer  and getting used to it all !!So the next ones
 should be much easier!! Have fun and see you in November!!

Passwords are sent to your e.-mails and please keep them private~ Thank you!

The first letter in the  password is capitalized for those of you who might be having an issue logging in :)

Holiday Victorian Houses
This workshop was created last November and on the 15th I will post this months bonus video project!!! Enjoy!! Same password:)

Hey Girls~ I had taped this months videos and vimeo is having some sort of problem as I cant upload.. so I am offering one of my popular workshops from the spring Artsy FX~ There is allot of content in there so I am sure that should keep you busy until next month!! In the meantime I have a message in to Vimeo so hopefully I can get this months uploaded for a later date then~
 Enjoy and message me for the password when ready!

 Artsy FX


I have a special main project for December as well as another smaller holiday project and hope you enjoy! Hubby and I will take some time at the holidays to go over my video taping situation  since this new camera wont stay focused very well~ I am hoping when the next taping segment comes around in January to have that issue resolved! I wish you all a beautiful Holiday Season and we will resume the workshops for 2015 on January 7th~ Enjoy!!
Password will always be the same for the year  unless I add in another video from another album as I did last month~

WELCOME TO 2015!!!
I hope you all had an amazing Holiday Season and are ready to get some new art energy going!! I have decided I will be offering  both the main project and bonus project together each  month- (mid month- 15th) I think that will be a good way for you all to have a day of artsy fun all rolled into one! We will be starting out the New Year with a wonderful journal project to be followed by with a unique  mark making project! See you soon!!


Happy NEW year girls!! A time to have a fresh clean slate with nothing but beautiful days ahead filled with joy. blessings and creative bliss!! This month I focused on creating a special journal~ A "BlessingWay" Journal and offering some of my ideas for what I will doing in another one of my journals documenting my year. Have fun with this special project and start your new year off with a "blessing"
 The BlessingWay Project

~February ~
February Projects are up!
 Handmade Valentine Envelopes and Tattered Canvas
Link for the Envelope Template

March Projects are up and  I am so happy that I have been able to resolve the camera issues!! Yay so after the first video it then will be the new video camera  in use!
Gelli Print Project
Make Your Mark

Embossing Project 
Lets Play Tag- . Just realized the first video was downloaded twice... sorry..  its fixed now with videos 1-2-3!I have 2 groups using this segment so please use the password WHATAGS just for the Lest Play Tag Video:) Enjoy!

Color Inspiration Pages

Quotes for Mays Project
These are several pages of quotes I have collected for using in my mixed media~ feel free to use them in your artwork

We are doing Vintage Houses/ Beach Houses for June 
There is a lot of content for this month ~ ENJOY!!!
There is  an Art Supplies and Papers Video ( 2)
 Vintage Houses 1 & 2 and then a finishing up Video ( 3)
Beach Houses, Creating and Embellishing & Its all in the details 1 & 2 ( 4)

Collage Mixed Media Project
Doodle Fun

~August ~
Intuitive Painting

September Wedding Collage Project

We have come to the end of our year long artsy bliss together and I hope you have all enjoyed the projects and videos I  have put together! I have so enjoyed having you all join me and hope you continue to learn and grow and step outside of your comfort zone to find amazing new adventures!! 
Hugs and Best Wishes!!

  What an amazing "Artsy Journey" we will have together over this next year.... new experiences, new techniques and some fun surprises!! 
Thank you for joining me!!

Monday, May 26, 2014

New On Line Workshop~ "Vintage Beach and Victorian Houses" Starts June 15th!

~Welcome To My New On Line  Workshop~

"Vintage Beach and Victorian Houses"

Imagine creating these beautiful houses with all kinds of unique embellishments ,textures,colors and fun adornments! The sky is the limit and I will show you how to step outside of the box and use some very unique items for embellishments! Lots of creative energy to be had in this wonderful on line workshop!!

 ~Supply List~

 Assorted Collage Papers
Assorted Paper and Fabric trim
Washi Papers
Epoxy Quotes
Tim Holtz Assorted  Metal  Embellishments
Wooden buttons
Rub Ons
Acrylic Paints
Gel Medium
Canvas ( whatever size you would like to work with~ I enjoy using larger canvases for the houses)

Workshop starts on June 15th and there will be a link here to all the videos and a password will also be e-mailed to you on that day. Enjoy , Be Creative and thanks so much for joining us!!!


 Also for those of you that would like to join the FB group for this workshop where you can share your houses and network with each other here's the link~ FB Group Enjoy!!!!
~In Love & Faith~

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

WildHeart Art ~Artsy FX & Beyond~ On Line Workshop


I am so happy to have you all join me on this wonderful journey into  some fabulous supplies, techniques, textures and colors! I will be covering some of my most favorite supplies, resources and techniques, some are new while others are tried and true and used often in my artwork! 
Below please find the links for  the workshops( available May 15th) you will be transferred to Vimeo to view the workshops. A password will be e-mailed to you on May 15th to have access to view them! You have 1 full year to view at your convenience!
I have put together some of the supplies that I will be covering along with some examples of projects. I am hoping that before you go out and buy allot of things that you will view the videos to see what you connect with and feel that you will enjoy and can incorporate into your artwork!  
**Here's a coupon for Tombow Markers Coupon to use on their website.. offer good till 5-30! 
Some of my Fav's that we will be covering

Wink of Stella
Tim Holtz- Dylusions Ink Sprays, embossing powders, Liquid Pearls 
Tombow Markers
Twinking H2O's
Mediums such as Bead Gel and Modeling Paste
Misc brands of Ink Sprays for comparisons
Favorite white and black art pens
Gelli Plate
Creating textures
To name just a few of the fun things we will be  using and covering!
So grab your paint brush and lets get Artsy!!!

YAY!! Time to Play! Heres the link for the workshop videos, the second half of the workshops will be posted on Friday! Enjoy!!!
All videos are now posted! Have a fun and creative time!

Dion Dior - Workshops for Twinking H20's
DickBlick- has  many of the things I used
Scarlet Lime- Black outline pen- MY fav!
Amazon- Signo Uniball- White gel pen~ Only one I use!