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Mixed Media Class!

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Yay for my mixed media class last weekend, so fun!  I had the pleasure of teaching 5 wonderful ladies the technique of layering and learning how to be brave!  Wow, that was a lesson all in itself!  We all had a great time and hopefully everyone learned a few new tricks.  My goal was that everyone left with some creative spark and hopefully learned about new supplies in mixed media!

We started off the morning creating our backgrounds for our owl paintings. The first step involved mark-making.....lots and lots of layers:

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After laying paint down on canvas we continued on and also worked on canvas panel creating a collage with scrapbooking papers.  This would be used later for a second painting.  Everyone loved gluing and picking out their papers!

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For lunch we were able to sit out on the patio and enjoy our sandwiches, pasta salad, and pretzels and hummus.  Oh, and did I mention that we also had HOMEMADE COOKIES!!!  Delish

After lunch we finished our owls!  Look how cute they turned out!

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After the owls were painted, everyone got to play around with painting on paper and using various mixed media supplies including markers, tissue, decoupage, paints, and lace.

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So happy with how their paintings turned out.  Thank you ladies for such a lovely day!

Happy Friday

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Yay, we all made it through another week!  I was able to finish up my "Fish" show paintings that I will share with you next week.  I did several other paintings done as well. It has been a struggle lately to get new work completed and still manage to work my part-time job.  I typically only have a day or two to paint every week, and to be honest, I am nervous for the summer shows!

 I am still on track for beating Scott with the fitbit this week (see previous blog post), and I even earned my 20,000 steps in a day badge! Yay!

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Two of my favorite things....daisies and running shoes.  So far so good with my leg, I ran a few more times and no problems!!!

Are you guys sitting down?  You won't believe what I am about to tell you!!!!

I painted a bubble tree this week.  I don't paint them very often....but they are my biggest seller and I feel like I should have them for the Friday Harbor and San Juan Island Art Festivals this summer!  Why don't I paint them very often you ask?  Well, for two reasons.... one, they take me forever, and second, I have painted a ton of them and they don't seem as special anymore.  So on that note, I am making the original bubble tree more of a rarity, and selling prints.

bubble-tree-flip-flopsYes, that is me in my pajamas!  Sometimes I am way more motivated if I just grab a cup of coffee and head right up to the studio.  I have this bad habit of getting side tracked and distracted!  I will start cleaning the house, then hang out on Instagram and before I know it, it is 2:00 p.m.

Today is cleaning the house day and getting ready for my mixed media class tomorrow!  YAY!!!   I am so excited to meet everyone and I know we are going to have a wonderful time!  Stay tuned for some photos next week!  We will hopefully getting two paintings a piece done tomorrow!

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Hope you guys all have a wonderful weekend!  Fingers crossed for sunny days ahead!

Helllloooooo Mixed Media Class....

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Sooooo excited for my mixed media class next month!!!!!

I only have two spots left!!!!!  If you would like more information on this class, I  have added a "classes" tab at the top of my website.

Dan is going to be our personal servant....he is providing our catered lunch, and is going to wait on us hand and foot.  Yahooooo!  Seriously though, this is going to be a wonderful small class in my studio and I can share some secrets about layering and mixed media.  If you are interested, please email me at Carla@carlasfunkyart.com.