Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Art Adventures

Over the last month I have taken a few in person art workshops. I have hosted a sold out class at the Quirky Crocodile, a small wonderful shop here in Hamilton Ontario.

I love to teach. I love the buzz that happens when everyday people recognize that artist that lies in waiting.

SO here goes everything.
SO putting this out there to the world and all its possibilities. Home Art Workshops.
I will come to your home with all the supplies! You and your friends will leave with Goddess Art . $50.00 a person, minimum of 6 people which includes yourself, the hostess class is free! PM if you are interested, classes run around 2,5 hrs to 3 hrs. Loads of fun will be had by ALL! I promise I can teach anyone Art. You can look through this blog  and like me on FACEBOOK PAGE to see my style. I also do Birthday parties for children, that price per child will be lower and at a group rate. Universe I am calling out to my angels to help me make this happen.

I consider myself a mixed media artist. I can do acrylics, watercolor, collage , Really anything. I do mean anything. I call myself a Crafty Artisan. I LOVE ANYTHING ARTSY FARTSY.
So would love to hear from you.

Art on Lovilies,


Friday, May 09, 2014

Gypped and Jaded

Today I am home sick, so I decided to check out the Art Lessons on the Art Lessons - Interweave which owns Cloth Paper Scissors , Quilting Magazine etc everything is 40% percent off and by the way they describe it well it sounded like gold....hmmm Fools Gold I'd say.
I got 5 Lessons for $10.00 (BONUS) however one of the videos is 4 minutes long, the PDF is 8 pages long which did not live up to the description of what I was going to learn. I actually watched someone fingerpaint most of the video. Disclaimer # 1 - this is not a direct reflection on the "teacher" I think this is how Interweave has set the Program up. Disclaimer # 2 These are completely my Reviews on what I bought. The videos are super fast time. It makes me think of what my dear husband has been going through, he has been in college for 5 years the college is doing something called "Blended Learning" They get some classroom time (minimal) a you tube video to look at, and ALOT of reading to do.
So Interweave has created this "Blended Learning" Watch a video in super speed time, read a PDF and then go on the big world web to really learn. I guess its like a diving board for creativity. Sounds good, I guess. BUT don't write this nice detailed description on what I am going to learn. That's more like a workshop and ends up being what they call a Lesson, which really was a mini lesson.
Don't waste your time. Go on Youtube and you will find all sorts of videos that will teach you what you want to know. Everyday artists sharing their knowledge.
Some years ago I went against the Cloth Paper Scissors Trading cards and spoke up, I still feel that was poorly handled by Interweave, in the beginning the participants were told they would have to buy the book, in the end I think they got a percentage off, really not sure how that ended up working out.
I just spent ages trying to find the post but I think I deleted the journal. If anyone finds the direct post I wrote please do put it in a comment.
Now with all this being said , I may or may not get backlash from this . I don't really care, just so you know that.
I long ago quit buying CPS magazine, I really should have known better this time.
Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.
My title is gypped and jaded. I have to laugh I can be over dramatic at times.
I am not jaded.
I just wanted everyone to know how I felt about these "Lessons"

Now onto better things.

MIKE passed all his classes, graduation is in June!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am really proud of him. Winter Camping is done. Still working my way through the Creative Grief Grief Coaching Certification, its a really long way for me, I start and stop thank goodness there is no time line on this.

If you really wanna get real visit Mother Henna, follow your own beauty Goddesses.

Here is a piece of art I created

Art on sistahs,