Friday, May 31, 2013

Playing with some Twinkling things.....

I had a lovely evening play with some twinkling products on USTREAM!
An order arrived at the studio today with some liquid Frisket and I had to play with it and the fineliners too.  You know, see if they work *wink* ..  and oh YES!!   I love the result!

I doodled with the frisket and then, once dry, painted over it with splashes of luscious colour (with Twinks and Silks from LuminArte)  So shiny.   LOVE IT

This is a page in progress, but here's the embedded link to tonight broadcast.   Enjoy!

Going to be painting tomorrow (Saturday) with some girls coming in for our "release" painting class.  I'll try to remember to take some pics. *smile*

Have a CREATIVE day!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I'm a cover girl!

 Who knew?  hehehe
YES!  The summer issue of the Canadian Scrapbooker arrived at the studio and I am thrilled to find my mug on the cover advertising my article inside.  hehehehe.....   blushing here - TRULY

Loved what I created for the magazine using resin, some of the new Spellbinders Media Mixage line, and some paper and paints too!  There are three projects for the issue using the bezels and the matching dies (a card, canvas and pendant necklace).  And not one, but Two step outs for you too!

I hope you pick up your copy today (also ONLINE) abd ENJOY!
Look for a supplement video on using resin and bezels later this week posted here and on the Canadian Scrapbooker website!!!  *wink*

Have a creative day!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Linda's "Cast Art" - USTREAM Broadast

I received an email yesterday from Linda Kittmer asking if I'd be interested in having a new/different "canvas" to paint on during my Friday evening Broadcast....   she broke her wrist in a cycling accident and had a white fibreglass cast begging for (as she called) a Karen original.  LOL  I thought that was hilarious!  Not that she hurt herself...   but that she wanted me to paint her cast online.   hehehe...   it HAD to be done!

What a wonderful evening painting a rounded, ATTACHED to something canvas. :)THANK YOU Linda for the suggestion and coming in and letting me play.

Here is the video link of the broadcast!  Thanks to all who joined us tonight.   ENJOY

Friday, May 17, 2013

A little mozART

Last night we had a fun night playing in the studio with our journal group (which we would love you to come too!!).  I was playing with some imaginary animal "things" inspired by the new book by Carla Sonheim - Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals  and just had to create a little something for my MOMO.  

Yes, this is Mozart.   Enjoying his new painting by his studio bed :)   Awe...  isn't that sweet!?  hehe   He is not here everyday but when he comes he now a an extra special place to relax!
Tonight I am streaming on USTREAM!  Hope you join me at 6:30 est
Have a creative day!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Art Journaling with Gelli Plates Class

I am so happy to announce that one of our fabulous studio art journalers will be offering a class at the studio on Saturday May 25 from 1pm - 4pm.   Here's what she'll be doing....
THREE  ....ways to take your Gelli prints up a notch
THREE  ....ways to use stamps with your Gelli plates
THREE  ....ways to use stencils
THREE  ....journal pages

If you’ve been wondering what the Gelli Print craze is all about and what you can do with the prints you make, then this class is for you!  By the end of the class you will have 3 art journal pages completed using your Gelli prints and lots of fun techniques. These page will include a collage of Gelli prints; a “what can you see” in this page; and, creating a “scene” using a Gelli print as the background.  The pictures below by Guest Teacher, Julie Gillespie, show samples of the techniques that will be covered in the class.

Anyone interested in Mono Printing and/or Art Journaling is welcome!    Class cost:  $25 (plus HST) Please add $10 for the use of the studio paints and mediums should you choose to use them

Supply List
an art journal, gesso, acrylic paints, gel medium, collage glue, stencils, stamps, markers (paint markers, Gelatos and Pan Pastels are optional), any other journaling mediums you'd like to use.

There will be a variety of stamps and stencils available to use during the class but if you'd like to bring your own, please make sure you have put your name on them.

Hope you can come!!!   It's going to be FUN!!!
Have a creative day!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Painting and Streaming.....

I had so much fun being back "on air" via USTREAM last night.    I missed you guys!!

I just needed to paint - and paint I did.

This is a 24x36 stretched canvas I painted using acrylic paints, montana paint pens and a little bit of Silks too!

There were technical difficulties on USTREAM last night - I was booted once and there were big lags BUT it was still very fun to just PAINT!

Thank you to all who joined me live.

Next week at the studio:   Tuesday 1pm I will be teaching "Do More of What Makes You Happy 2" (with photo transfers and words).  If you'd like to join us, you are welcome.  Simply email me to let you know you'd like to attend.

Thursday is Journal Night.   Space is available for this evening's gathering.  Please let me know if you are coming -- so I can make sure there is ample table space for all *smile*

Have a creative weekend!

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Thank you, Barrie! Thank you, CropFest!

Wow - sorry it's taken me this long to blog after returning from CropFest in Barrie!   time has flown!!   ....but I never forgot about you! *wink

THANK YOU to all the gals who took my two classes at CropFest last weekend.   I had an absolute blast "committing to the spray" and just going for it with you!  You're such a great group that made me smile the entire weekend!

I had the honour of announcing our Canadian Scrapbooker winning layout at the event too - the picture here show's me hugging out winner with fellow writers Sue Sykes and Jen Hottinger Sloan who were also at the event *smile* - Look for this summer layout in an upcoming issue!!

AND -- another great thing???   I got to play too!   I worked in my Art Journal on the weekend and played with  a couple more faces.  Here's the first one I created.  check back for another soon *wink*

I will chat more on Friday's USTREAM broadcast (which I have missed doing because of all these events I've been attending).  I can't wait to play online again tomorrow night with you all!!  

Have a great day!!  Enjoy the sun and be creative!!

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

studio closed today

due to a family illness, the studio is closed today.  Sorry for the inconvenience!  See you tomorrow (Wednesday, May 8)

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Look what I saw today....

Yes, that would be me in the Cambridge Citizen this month.  How fun!!  This local free paper has lots of Arts and Entertainment happenings printed in it with features on local events and artists.  So fun!  Thanks to them for popping in to see what I do here and posting about it.  Lots of Arty stuff happening in Cambridge!  Such a great place to be!

Hope you're having a creative day!