Friday, August 28

Mixed Media Bunny

I'm a bit of an online art class junkie.  Seriously, I can't help myself!  I love watching art process videos, especially when using mediums, products or techniques I've never imagined or encountered before. 

Some of my favorite classes are given by Juliette Crane.  They always inspire me and she shares so much!  She really puts herself out there for her students.  

The last class I took from her was called How to Create Whimsical Animals and I just couldn't resist when she had her sale last month.

Here is one of my "Whimsical Bunnies" that I worked on as I was watching her videos.  I loved working with Shiva Oil sticks for some of  the background and the entire bunny was painted with my fingertips!

Also, using Bristol paper (as Juliette does) changed the game for me.  Since I don't feel the pressure of working on canvas, I am able to work through any nerves I may have when staring at the blank page.

I really enjoyed this process, I'm slowly learning how to let go and try things out... as Juliette teaches us, everything can be painted over if it doesn't work out!


Wednesday, August 26

YouTube: Mixed Media Blossom

Welcome to my updated Blog!

There have been a few changes in my creative adventures recently, and therefore I thought it would be nice to update my blog to reflect these different paths. (The site will be under construction as I learn more about the various settings.)

The biggest change since my last post, has to be my own YouTube channel!

I'm not even certain what specifically prompted me to start these videos, but I'm loving the unexpected influence the process has had on me creatively. 

Normally, when I sit down to create on canvas, it can take a day or two to arrive at the final piece, as I tend to over think every single step.  Having the camera recording helps me let go and just enjoy figuring things out on the fly! This freedom has helped me explore other mediums and even some sketching/drawing, which I've never done before!  I'm so far outside of my comfort zone, but I'm loving every second of it.  (Stay tuned for more videos in September)

I'm still learning all about video recording and editing, so hopefully as I continue to dive into this process documenting, the videos will improve in quality.

Here is the link to my first video, if you check out the channel link you will see all 5 videos uploaded so far. 

Steph xo