Artful Gathering Blog Hop Stop!

Artful Gathering Event Registration is Open!

I’m so thrilled to be coming back to this event for my third year. It just keeps getting bigger and better!

I’m the Spotlight Artist for The Artful Gathering 2013 Blog Hop!


Follow along with me for fun, creativity, and a chance to win a
$200.00 Gift Certificate for The Artful Gathering Marketplace Opening Soon. The winner can apply the certificate toward any 2013 online art workshop(s).
*kits and dvds not applicable.

 

 

I’m presenting TWO classes at Artful Gathering 2013!
Come and Join me for….
June 6 – July 17
July 16 – August 26

Come Hop With US!

Hop Rules:

If you would like to hop with us and meet all the super awesome Artful Gathering 2013 Art Instructors, and have a chance to win a random drawing prize in our random drawing, then hop with us! Each week, I will announce the blog for you to visit, and off you go to meet them, and to pick up the newest secret word.
  1. For your chance to win, you must collect all the secret code words and submit them upon the final destination blog in May. A random drawing will be conducted from those participants who have submitted the complete collection of secret words!
  2. Only one winner will be randomly drawn. The winner will receive a $200 gift certificate for a 2013 Online Video Workshop(s). *Not applicable to workshop kits or dvds.*
  3. This weeks word is …..WORLD
  4. If you missed last weeks word visit
  5. http://www.nancymalay.blogspot.com/

Last Chances

Sad to leave friends Mary Beth Shaw and Joanne Sharpe after Art Unraveled but so glad I’ll be seeing them again soon at Art Is!!!

School is starting and I’m left scratching my head as to where the summer went?! I’m sure a lot of you can totally relate to that feeling.

BFF Nancy Lefko and I met for the first time IRL at Art Is last year after being online buddies for years!

I feel the same way when going to teach at art retreats. There is so much planning (already sending in proposals for next year) and build up before the retreats then you get there and have such an amazing time with art friends that you only once or if you’re lucky a few times a year, and the time is over in a blink.

 

It leaves you looking forward with great eagerness to the next venue when you can see your friends again!

Hamming it up with Kecia Frazee Deveney and Michael DeMeng at Art Is last year

Art Is…You is coming up in October. I’m looking forward to it with both eagerness and a touch of sadness as it’s the last big retreat of 2012 and I know I’m going to have an amazing time there.

On the subject of ‘making’ new friends, I’m really excited to be teaching my Busting Out-Self Portrait Journaling workshop at Art Is. This is the only place I’m offering this fun and personal workshop. Not only will we explore journaling techniques in 3D, we will also learn how to shade portraits in the easiest way possible. All of the face painting techniques can be applied to flat work but working on an actually dimensional face will allow you to see where shadows fall from front, side, and 3/4 views. It’s a great way to learn as we start with some cool long-necked wig forms and build layers similar to that of a journal page and then continue on to paint a portrait with all of the facial features already in place!

There’s still room in this workshop and I hope if you haven’t yet decided which workshop you are going to take, you’ll consider joining me for Busting Out!

 

You’ll also have a travel buddy for the trip home;-)

I’m also teaching Get the Lead Out! with some cool techniques using my Liquid Pencil Sketching Inks. This workshop is loaded with fun products (that you’ll get in your class kits) and fun new techniques to do everything from still life to portraits to journal pages!

 

If you haven’t yet stopped by to leave a comment to win one of my new stamps from my Poetic Portraits line there’s still time! I’m giving away 1 stamp for every 50 comments, giving away 4 so far and I want to give away more so spread the word!

Click HERE to leave a comment

Artful Gathering Blog Hop

Our Next Artist is Up for the Artful Gathering Blog Hop!

Celebrating Artful Gathering 2012 Online Art Retreat, 
Open for Registration!

Blog Hop your way for chance to win!

From June to August 2012, ArtfulGathering.com will be presenting TWO exciting semesters of premiere online video workshops offered by fabulous artists who are known nationally and internationally. We are all very excited to share out knowledge, skill, and creativity with you, and we hope that you will join us for this AMAZING annual online event.

Blog Hop with us for a chance to win a prizes from Jerry’s Artarama!

Each week the faculty of Artful Gathering will be announcing a featured blog to visit.
You can hop along with us until the final destination blog is reached, and where ONE Grand Prize winner will be chosen at Random for a chance to win a $200.00 e-gift card from Jerry’s Artarama!!!
Two Runner Up winners will also be chosen at random for a chance to win a $25.00 e-gift card from Jerrys.

Each week I will announce the next featured blog for you to visit, and there you will find a new secret word or words that you will need to collect along your way from blog to blog. Once you have collected all the words from each blog you visit, they will work out to say a very artsy phrase. Here are the rules:

  1. For your chance to win, you must collect all the secret code words and submit them upon the final destination blog in May. A random drawing will be conducted from those contestants who have submitted the complete collection of secret words!
  2. Three winners will be randomly drawn. One for the $200.00 e-card to Jerry’s, and two runner’s up for the 25.00 e-card to Jerrys.

Week by week we’ll go from one blog to the next!

Remember to collect all the secret words. These words will work out to say a very artful phrase, and you’ll need all the pieces to be eligible for the final prize drawings!


Please HOP over and visit the Amazing

Laura K. Aiken

(Pick Up the Next Secret Word)

Artful Gathering Blog Hop~~

Celebrating Artful Gathering 2012 Online Art Retreat, 
Open for Registration!

Blog Hop your way for chance to win!

 

From June to August 2012, ArtfulGathering.com will be presenting TWO exciting semesters of premiere online video workshops offered by fabulous artists who are known nationally and internationally. We are all very excited to share out knowledge, skill, and creativity with you, and we hope that you will join us for this AMAZING annual online event.

Blog Hop with us for a chance to win a prizes from Jerry’s Artarama!

Each week I will announce the next featured blog for you to visit, and there you will find a new secret word or words that you will need to collect along your way from blog to blog. Once you have collected all the words from each blog you visit, they will work out to say a very artsy phrase. Here are the rules:
  1. All Blog Hop participants with the secret puzzle words collected from each instructors blog are eligible for the Grand Prize Drawing,
  2. Runner up prizes will be randomly selected from all participants. Registration to Artful Gathering is not required, but blog hoppers will need to have all the secret puzzle words to be eligible to win.

Week by week we’ll go from one blog to the next!

 

Remember to collect all the secret words. These words will work out to say a very artful phrase, and you’ll need all the pieces to be eligible for the final prize drawings!


Please HOP over and visit the Amazing

Jodi Ohl

Ice Queen

Check out Jen Cushman’s new Ice Queen E-Zine! I’m honored to be the Superstar Saturday feature and couldn’t be more thrilled for the Jen and all of her acomplishments.

Jen is the author of

Click here for more info about her book

Jen is not only a fabulous artist, she is also a very savy business woman, she listens and shares her experiance, and she realizes the importance of family. All of these things are traits I greatly admire. So I hope you will check out ICE Resin’s new home.

I’m busy getting ready for Art Is…East Coast and worked on some sample pages for my Color Book Journal Pages workshop.

I will be bringing all of the materials I used to create these pages with me, so if you don’t have a lot of your own work to start with you can share some of mine and let your imagination take you from there!

It’s so fun to create a color book background first and then go crazy with color.

Who doesn’t love to color? You can completely reinvent your artwork and go wild with it!

If you are going to Art Is…East Coast in October I hope you’ll consider joining me for this fun workshop!

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