Interview with a Little Tutorial and Giveaway!

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Check out my interview by Heidi Easley. She will be interviewing 21 artists this month so be sure to sign up so you can see the video interviews with little demos and giveaways.

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Speaking of giveaways, I’m giving away a signed copy of my latest book to one lucky commenter on this post! So be sure to leave a comment and check back on Sunday to see if you are the lucky winner!!!

82 responses

  1. Hi, Pam, I have long admired your faces and also the colors you use in mixed media. I would love to have your book to help me learn how you accomplish this. Thanks.

  2. Hi Pam,
    I’m pretty new to mixed media and mixed media artists. Only this month I started faces using the technique for laying out the eyes, nose and mouth, but dont know much in the way of shading. I love how you mixed the paint with the graphite on the paper! Thank you for your information packed interview.

  3. I’ve been vying your book forever I’m a new finder of art but also on a limited income art has literally healed me encourages me and gives me soft spaces to fall thanks for being part of that

  4. wow! Great interview. I’d picked up a few of your book a while ago, but have not had a chance to open them. I’ll certainly put them on top of my reading stack now, and I appreciate the chance to win this one. Love your work, Pam. Thanks so much.

  5. Such a great interview. I love the simplicity of color you use yet the result is so stunning. Thank you for sharing with us!! Be especially blessed, Kathy H

  6. I love what you do Pam, thanks so much for the invitation to the video and the rest of the series of Creating from your Soul.

  7. Loved the interview and can’t wait to try your tip of painting right on top of the graphite pencil…never thought of doing that before! Thanks! Can’t wait to watch the whole video!

  8. I really enjoyed your interview with Heidi Easley today, and I especially liked your comment about (paraphrasing here) what to do if the portrait you have drawn does not turn out like you wanted it to: “…just turn the page and make a new one.” Now I think I’ll go take a selfie of my ear and start practicing drawing ears!

  9. Your book looks amazing. I would love to see your interview and the tutorial, but I must be doing something wrong. I signed up on the Creating From Your Soul site using the link in your post and it is saying I am registered, but I don’t know how to gain access so I can watch your interview. Maybe I will figure it out soon….

  10. Your interview with Heidi Easley was so inspirational. I would love a copy of your book so I can have a jumping off place to start drawing portraits without being scared.

  11. Pam, I have all your books and they are the most dog-eared on my art book shelf. RE: Your Mixed Media Portraits – this book single-handedly helped me peel off the “I can’t draw faces” stubbornness that persisted for decades. The very first time I opened my book (I was an early purchaser!), I drew a face that even impressed myself. I’m now incorporating them into nearly all of my artwork. Art at the Speed of Life: successfully launched me into my very first art journal. I love to go back and look at my early artwork – it never feels amateurish, just true. Thank you for sharing all you have with us.

  12. I loved your interview with Heidi and your comments inspire me to jump in and try new things. I especially like your suggestion for building a pallet of colours. I would be thrilled to win your book.

  13. Thanks, Pam, for the interview with Heidi today. I am working through your first book right now, Art at the Speed of Life, and appreciate all the tips for squeezing art into a busy life AND keeping the art chaos organized! Love your work!

  14. Thank you so much for sharing with us! I am interested in getting back into drawing and exploring portraits. I love your work!

  15. The interview was awesome. I love to watch you do your process in your portraits. Actually getting to hear more about how you do it is wonderful. Thank you so much for doing this. I would love to win this and to have your signature would add so much. I signed up for your newsletter so can’t wait to get my first one.
    I did DLP and loved your class.

  16. Thanks so much for sharing your technique with us. The interview has given me inspiration to try painting some portraits.

  17. Hi Pam, I really enjoyed listening to your interview with Heidi Easley, you are so authentic and down to earth. I have enjoyed your emails and your art from afar. I have been on Life Book from the very beginning. I look forward to your next art lesson in January. Sophia Rose

  18. I paint illuminated manuscripts & icons but wanted to learn some different techniques to make them a bit different & found your blog 🙂

  19. Hi Pam, I am from Germany and really love your art-find you at
    3 “quilting Arts” and “Cloth paper scissors” some times. Can Buy some of these journals at my quiltstor here at the Black Forrest area. Always get stuck to try portraits, but now I want to give it a try after this really inspiring interview today. Thank you Pam and Heidi

  20. I really like your art and enjoyed the interview. New at doing people, but so want to learn and get better. Know it’s possible, with practice.

  21. I just started sketching portraits and your book would be a great addition to my library. I still struggle with faces, but your interview made me want to keep going and see where this could lead me.

  22. Hello Pam,
    I really enjoyed your interview with Heidi today, I would love to own a copy of your book.
    Thank you for your generous give away!

  23. Thanks for the opportunity! Would love to win your book….have taken your classes and love your style. Kathy Reed Michigan

  24. My interest in sketching faces is intense. I’d love to win this book and learn your technique. Enjoyed your interview. Thank you!

  25. thank you for the great interview great ideas and tips your work is truly inspiring I love the depth and strength in you portraits they are amazing

  26. It would be wonderful to win your book! Looking forward to watching the tutorial and listening to the interview. All the best, Pam!

  27. Your interview was fascinating! I love how you put a piece of yourself ion many of your portraits. I have always wanted to be able to draw or paint faces, but over the years, I have just left the faces blank, as I never liked how they turned out. Your book would be a great help for me! Thank you!

  28. What a wonderful opportunity! You are an amazing teacher and I’m always thrilled to learn from your depth of knowledge. You are so gracious to share your journey with us. Thanks for a chance to win this new gem you have created.

  29. I would love to win a copy of your book. Portrait drawing is a scary one for me so this would be the kickstart I need to get over it!

  30. Lovely interview today with Heidi! Really enjoyed your tip in using the woodless charcoal and just blending with the white paint…great way to travel with less art supplies and still create beautiful journal pages…minimalism at its best!

  31. I would love to win your book. I think your work is so inspiring and amazing. I found you because I signed up for Life book 2016 and having your book would help me so much with my project to draw women of Nepal and tell their stories before and after the earthquakes here. Thank you for your generous offer. Blessings, Barbara

  32. Excellent Interview with Heidi. Your talk about portraits made so much sense; but, the greatest piece of advice was to embrace my own uniqueness in drawing faces. I have so much trouble with noses and instead of practicing I just give up. I am going to follow your advice. It would be so awesome to win your book. I am definitely going to try some of your paints. Thanks so much for sharing.

  33. So excited to learn from so many artists. I eat drink and sleep this stuff. Thanks so much. I would be thrilled to win your book. My fingers are crossed.

  34. Just saw the video of Heidi with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer! Didn’t realize she was interviewing 21 different artists! What fun!
    Off to watch your video!

  35. Hi Pam! Loved your interview and your arty tips. Thank you so much for sharing them with us. I’ve always been fascinated with your art and it’s true what you said about embracing what we create, as it’s our style shining through.
    Lynda K.
    North Bay, ON Canada

  36. Pam, I loved the interview and am so grateful to Heidi for introducing the wonderful artists I wouldn’t have “met” without her! It was very meaningful to me that your portraits come from within; you give them life through your art and it’s amazing!

  37. Hi! I love your creative work and I would love to win your book. It’s so complete and inspiring. So I hope to win.
    Heike from Paris, France

  38. If I won this book, I would gift it to someone else and say that it is an excellent guide, with well thought out methods and a host of exam,es to support the methods. I just bought it, Pam, and it will be some time before I absorb all that you have taught within the covers. This is one purchase I am very happy to have made.

  39. Hey Pam! I just signed up for LifeBook 2016 thanks to you! I discovered it after purchasing one of yours and Dina Wakely’s tutorials from Lighthouse. I can’t wait to sink my teeth into all the great lessons (including yours). 2016 seems so far away…

  40. Your skills are remarkable. I particularly like the ethereal nature of your portraiture.. Magnificent detail, all so light and airy looking!! Namaste!
    South Florida

  41. Would love to win your book. Struggle with my confidence in drawing faces. This book would be perfect for teaching. Hope I win. Thanks so much for the tutorials.
    Judy Anderson
    Surrey, BC Canada

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