Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Classes and Workshop for 2019




Have you noticed that I have opened registration for classes and workshops in 2019?
Do you want to be more creative in the new year?
Do you know a young person {child or early teen} who would enjoy having designated art time every single week?
Do you want to give experience gifts this year?

I've got you covered!
Scroll through to see what I'm offering.

And if you don't see something that you would like to do, I would love {LOVE} to create a unique experience for you and your friends, a birthday party, a women's group, a fundraiser, your scout group, workplace meeting or retreat, or whatever else you might be brewing.  I also provide private lessons and coaching!  Just contact me ASAP to arrange dates, activities, and pricing for your creative adventure in 2019.


Thursday, November 29, 2018

Coconut Macaroons Available for Just a Few Weeks



Back by popular demand!
Holiday season coconut macaroons!
Get them before they are gone!

Why macaroons?

Most of my income streams dry up between mid December and mid January, but the bills keep coming.  So I was thinking about food I make that people think is super delicious, and I'm going with my coconut macaroons.  People LOVE them!  Even some people who don't think they like coconut like these.  These are gluten free, but they are not vegan.

So here is what I'm doing:

  • For the next month I am baking and selling my super delicious coconut macaroons packaged in a large Chinese food container with some colorful tissue paper.  
  • The price is $10 for a baker's dozen.  
  • Local delivery/pick up can be easily arranged
  • I will ship anywhere in the continental U.S. for $4 a box.  

ORDER NOW and leave a note about what day you want delivery or a shipping address
Thank you!


Coconut Macaroons
 

You might already be overflowing with ideas for these amazing treats, but here are a few suggestions:

  • Hostess gift
  • Secret Santa
  • Holiday party
  • Teacher gift
  • Cookie exchange
  • Great with tea
  • Family gathering
  • New Year's Eve Party
  • New Year's Dinner
  • Just because
  • Coworker gifts
  • Neighbor gifts
  • Every member of your family

 
Place your orders now, so that you are not left out of this yummy win-win opportunity.  



Coconut Macaroons
 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Visioning The New Year



I am so incredibly delighted to offer this opportunity to join together with kindred spirits, share simple nourishing food, move meditatively, and create a vision and vision board for 2019!


It's going to be an evening you won't want to miss.

After all the busy days of the holiday season, lean into an evening of self care and preparation for the new year.

This will be in my home, aka Inspiration Central. 

This would be a lovely gift to share with a friend or sister or mama.

Here is where you register!  Space is limited.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Cyber Monday: Inspirational Original Art




If you missed the Black Friday Brunch or Small Business Saturday, you still have a chance to get great prices on original art on the SHOP page of this blog!  {All the pieces are between $50 - $90 for this special event!}




The art and words combine for powerful inspiration!


There are some amazing abstracts, too!


And profits will support Fifty and Ten!  So buy art!  Shop local!  Create a win-win!

Monday, November 19, 2018

Black Friday Brunch and Inspiration Market




I'm hosting an event this Friday that is going to beautiful, simple, gentle and kind.  You will see a wide range of my creations that I'm offering for sale--some original art is ridiculously affordable!

I envision drinking warm beverages, chatting, and keeping the chaos of the season at bay.  If you have friends and family who might appreciate this, please invite them!

All profits will benefit FIFTY and TEN, the 2019 adventure that Sam and I have planned.

You can see all the logistical details, more art and discussion on the Facebook Event Page HERE

I'm looking forward to seeing you!


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Boats and Blooms Opening This Friday



I'm so excited to share these 23 paintings created over the past 5 months!
I hope you can make it on Friday evening!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

FALL 2018. . . Let's Get Creative!




CHILDREN’S CLASSES

Plein Air Drawing and Painting for Kids

Mondays, Sept. 10 - Oct. 15
6-7 p.m.

Let’s draw and paint the nature and streets around the studio, and learn how to use perspective and shading.

6 sessions at Brave Art Studio
571 W. Tusc in Barberton
$90 -- all materials included

 

Creative Cartooning

Mondays, Oct. 22 - 26
6 -7 p.m.

Let’s use Steve Harpster books to create a portfolio of creative animals and monsters.  We will draw, colorize, and create a print with your favorite designs

6 sessions at Brave Art Studio
571 W. Tusc in Barberton
$90 -- all materials included
 

Adult Workshops for the Creatively Undiscovered


Enjoy trying new creative experiences in supportive and judgement free workshop.  Hosted at Inspiration Central, 556 Parkview Ave., Barberton  OH 44203

Watercolor Painting Abstract to Landscapes
Explore simple painting techniques that allow anyone to experience success!



Thursday, Sept. 20, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
$30 or bring a friend, 2/$50
all materials provided

Watercolor Workshop
 

Finger Painting for Grown Ups
Connect with your inner child and create a lovely garden scene



Thursday, Oct. 18, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
$30 or bring a friend, 2/$50

Fingerpainting Workshop
 
all materials provided

Doodling for Fun and Relaxation
Doodle with felt pens to create art in a relaxing atmosphere.


Thursday, Nov. 15, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
$30 or bring a friend, 2/$50
all materials provided

First and Third Friday Open Studios

Bring your creative project to work on in my studio or purchase materials from me to create your own masterpiece.

Sept. 7 and 21
Oct. 5 and 19
Nov. 2 and 16
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
@Brave Art Studio
571 W. Tuscarawas Ave.
No Charge to Attend
Feel free to bring snacks to share
Invite friends


Second Saturday Family Workshop

Ideal for parents or grandparents who want to share creative experiences with children without gathering the materials or worrying about clean up at your house!  Specific project options will be available soon!

Oct. 13
Nov. 10   Dec. 8
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
@Brave Art Studio
571 W. Tuscarawas Ave.

$25 per family

Private Lessons
I love to provide private and semi private lessons for children, teens, and adults who need a creative nudge.
Contact me to find out about
open times


Paint and Sip Party
Perfect way to spend an afternoon or evening with friends, family or coworkers.  You provide the space and refreshments, and I provide all of the creative supplies and instruction.


Art Sale Party
Host a party that invites more people to bring original local artwork into their home and life!  Perfect way to spend time together and support a local artist

Paint and Sip Fundraiser
Are you looking for a creative and unique way to raise money?  Host a Paint and Sip event!  It requires a minimal amount of investment on your part to produce a very successful single evening fundraising event.

Additional Unique Offerings

Children’s Birthday Parties
I’m delighted to host creative and affordable birthday parties with painting or creative craft projects for your little artist and their friends.

Creative Spa Days
Combine a deeply relaxing yoga session with a painting or crafting event.  Ideal for women’s retreat, showers, reunions, bachelorette, or birthday celebration

Yoga in the Workplace
I love bringing gentle yoga into any workplace.  It can be part of a company wellness program or a great way to decompress with your coworkers.  Some lunch hour and end of work day times are available for one time events or as well as an ongoing practice.

Murals
If you like my art style and vibe, I’m delighted to bring my work to a larger scale.  Both indoor and outdoor spaces are considered.



Thursday, August 16, 2018

Amazing August 16: Garden Play



Garden Play
16 x 20 inches
acrylic on canvas
$160
shipping available for an additional fee

This summer I have had great fun making a variety of very playful gardens!  This was the first of that set.  I'm looking forward to taking these techniques into the fall.


Sunday, August 12, 2018

Amazing August 12: After The Rain



After the Rain
24 x 24 inches
acrylic on canvas
$185




I painted this at the end of a rain storm.  I did spray the water to get some color flow, but then I leaned it against a tree and giant drops of water fell.  Big spots were left in the color.  I like it!  I hope you do, too!

And here is why I'm offering a body of work {almost} every day this month. . . 

As you may or may not know, the summer event that I was banking on {based on previous years' sales} to cover my expenses of this summer and early into the Fall was a bust.  {I did not even cover my costs.}  This has left me both super stressed and incredibly driven! 

Everyday during the month of August I will post a piece of art that I made this summer that I am offering for sale!

Here is how it works:
The first person who send me a FB message, text, or email and makes payment arrangements will be the proud owner of a new piece of original art.  Some will be small, and some will be quite larger.  The price range will be $12 - $220.  So when you see a piece that tugs at your heart, respond quickly!

There are so many ways my amazing creative support community can help:

1.  Buy art
2.  Share and comment on FB posts
3.  Share this info with people who you think would appreciate my art
4.  Schedule a painting party or trunk show for this Fall.
5.  Schedule a show of some of my artwork at your workplace, church, or community organization  {Almost any space can become a temporary gallery!)

Friday, August 10, 2018

Amazing August 10: Sailboat Regatta


Sailboat Regatta
11 x 14 inches
acrylic on canvas
$95
{Additional charge for shipping}



I really enjoy the way there is movement in the brushstrokes of the water.  There is such joy in the simplicity of this piece.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Amazing August 9: Marvelous Matted Pieces

What a difference a matte can make to a piece of art feeling finished!
Today I'm offering a variety of pieces with a matte!




What a difference a matte can make to a piece of art feeling finished!
Today I'm offering a variety of pieces with a matte!

Peace at the Lake
11 x 17 print 
(matte makes it ready for a standard 16 x 20 frame)
With matte $26
shipping available for a small charge, 
but I will deliver to Lakeside, Marblehead, Port Clinton, and Barberton/Akron area FREE of Charge





I Saw Three Ships
4x6 watercolor
5 x 7 matte
$16



Heads Up!
4x6 watercolor
5 x 7 matte
$16


Pink Posey
4x6 watercolor
5 x 7 matte
$16



Sailors' Delight
4x6 watercolor
5 x 7 matte
$16


Window Box
4x6 watercolor
5 x 7 matte
$16



Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Amazing August 8: Whimsy In The Garden


Whimsy In The Garden
6 x 6 x1
Acrylic on Canvas
$35



I have totally enjoyed making a collection of whimsical garden scenes this summer.  It has felt like play for me each time I've created one!  I hope you enjoy, too.





Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Amazing August 7: Sunsets and Lake Series


Sunsets and Lake Series
4.5 x 6 inches each
watercolor and micron pen on 140 lb. paper
$12 each / $20 for 2 / $40 for all 4

{Email me if you want one or more of these.}

I've loved experimenting with watercolor paint and micron pen this summer!  Today I'm offering 4 pieces that can be purchased individually, by twos, or all four.  When I tried to rotate the photo, lots of it was cut off, so I left it.  Please share with friends who might be interested!


Monday, August 6, 2018

Amazing August 6: Head Held High


Head Held High
8 x 10
acrylic on canvas
$70
(shipping for an additional fee)


The story behind the painting:

So I thought I had finished this one a couple weeks ago, but then I saw it when I was painting on Thursday.  It screamed to have a bit more added.  I listened.  It was only minor changes--a bit fuller bloom and blue in the stem.  What a difference those few strokes made!  It feels proud and regal now.

If it's calling to you, grab it now.



Friday, August 3, 2018

Amazing August 3: Lake Erie


Lake Erie
11 x 14
acrylic on canvas
$95


{Make this yours right now by sending a text, FB message or email}



As you may or may not know, the summer event that I was banking on {based on previous years' sales} to cover my expenses of this summer and early into the Fall was a bust.  {I did not even cover my costs.}  This has left me both super stressed and incredibly driven! 

Everyday during the month of August I will post a piece of art that I made this summer that I am offering for sale!

Here is how it works:
The first person who send me a FB message, text, or email and makes payment arrangements will be the proud owner of a new piece of original art.  Some will be small, and some will be quite larger.  The price range will be $12 - $220.  So when you see a piece that tugs at your heart, respond quickly!

There are so many ways my amazing creative support community can help:

1.  Buy art
2.  Share and comment on FB posts
3.  Share this info with people who you think would appreciate my art
4.  Schedule a painting party or trunk show for this Fall.
5.  Schedule a show of some of my artwork at your workplace, church, or community organization  {Almost any space can become a temporary gallery!)




Thursday, August 2, 2018

Amazing August 2: Close Up





Close Up
8 x 8 inches
acrylic on canvas
$ 48

{Make this yours right now by sending a text, FB message or email}




As you may or may not know, the summer event that I was banking on {based on previous years' sales} to cover my expenses of this summer and early into the Fall was a bust.  {I did not even cover my costs.}  This has left me both super stressed and incredibly driven! 

Everyday during the month of August I will post a piece of art that I made this summer that I am offering for sale!

Here is how it works:
The first person who send me a FB message, text, or email and makes payment arrangements will be the proud owner of a new piece of original art.  Some will be small, and some will be quite larger.  The price range will be $12 - $220.  So when you see a piece that tugs at your heart, respond quickly!

There are so many ways my amazing creative support community can help:

1.  Buy art
2.  Share and comment on FB posts
3.  Share this info with people who you think would appreciate my art
4.  Schedule a painting party or trunk show for this Fall.
5.  Schedule a show of some of my artwork at your workplace, church, or community organization  {Almost any space can become a temporary gallery!)

Cards for the Camino

To all the amazing people who follow my art, I'm not sure if I've told you about the epic adventure my son, Sam, and I are taking...