26th November this year I did precipitant in this event, but here bellow my text you can read all about it.
I did take a walk in ice cold weather to find a place for my piece of art. Not far away from my home I did find a lovely tree covered with a snow and on that tree I did hang my artwork with a little note to that one finding it.
Few hours later a lady posted a photo on the FTSWA events FB page saying that where she was taking a walk she saw the art pice hanging on a tree when she passed by. She took it home and was so happy about her new piece of art.
It feels good to give and Im sure Im going to participant again next year.
Few days ago I found about about Vida. I did contact them and they contacted me back. Vida is a global partnership of co-creator, from a designer in Paris, to producer in Karachi and a consumer in San Francisco. They get in touch with artist all over the world and together they create a piece of cloth with the artist work on.
Here you can see mine, this is only a trial, I hope that it will go to production and sell a lot :)
If you like what you see you can go to this link Vida and order the scarf you like most :)
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I have never painted flowers before and I really never liked painted flowers. One day a friend told me about a class by Esty Macleod. I had never heard anything about this teacher but got excited when the first one sold out in one moment. I did sign up and after signing up I found out It was all about painting flowers and fruit, or still life painting.
It was not my favorite but I thought I had to give it a try..
Este was a new kind of teacher for me, she was teaching a very different way from the teachers I had taken classes from before. But I liked her way, liked it very much.
There was a lot for me to learn and Im still struggling.
You can see how different they are my paintings, I have the last one on my desk waiting for a time to finish that one and I might work a little more on this one above to.
First I made his body with aluminium foil, then I covered the body with tape. After the tape I did add paper mache clay. It was not very easy using the brand I did use, i know of another brand much easier to use. Now it was a time to add some legs, I made some of wire and pearl.
When I had made a beautifully shaped bird with eyes and a little pattern here and there. I left it for some hours to dry.
When my bird was dry I did start painting.
I choose to paint him with pink, turquoise and white colors.
After the paint was dry I did add some brown paint over the whole bird and washed it of at the same time. Left in the pattern was little brown color.
Now it was time to add some feathers and a string so that I could hang him up.
I love to draw Mandala. Find it so relaxing to sit and draw.
It is so amazing how you can draw many Mandalas and they never look alike.
I have been teaching my students to draw Mandala and I love to see how beautiful their Mandalas turn out.
This Mandala I did draw for a special project but decided to make another that I cant post a photo of yet. I spent a long time deciding if to color or not. I always end up coloring but after I always think I should have left it black and white.
There is something about Golden Paint that makes it better than any other paint.
But they don't sell Golden in Iceland so last month when I was in the US I bought me some bottles of Golden fluid paint. Before my daughter did buy one and one color for me and brought to me when she came for visit. I cant order it, they don't send to Iceland.
My brayer is my favorite tool, a little touch with the Brayer and I'm done.
I have some favorite stencils too. Most of them I buy online. I want to make some know I can, just waiting for the right time to find out where I can get them made after my design.
I have another favorite ink, that's ink in spray bottle, Dylissions ink by Ranger. Beautiful colors.
And of course I have a favorite paper. Dayler Rowne cold pressed watercolor paper 300 gr. I love the little rough look when painting on this paper. Sometimes I buy hot pressed paper but that's when Im going to make something very fine like my Guardian Angels.
There are many other supplies I love but these are my favorite.
Hope you liked my list.
It would be fun if you would leave me a message telling me what is your favorite art supplies.
One of my favorite painting inspired by many artist
I was asked byPatience Brewster to write a little blog about the artist or artists that have inspired me the most. I don't have to think a lot because It is so clear for me. I love colors, bright colors. I lived in India for a year long time ago and as you know India has a very colorful community and I'm sure that I have got inspired from all the colorful Indian life. You can see colors everywhere.
Inspired after a visit to India
But a artist I think I have to say that for a long time I have loved Hundertwasse for his colorful childish paintings. I love his use of color.
But in my life now there is no doubt that my most inspiring artist is Mystele.
I got to know Mystele when I took an online class called Life Book, a class with 52 teachers and the class lasted for a year. Something happen to me after my class with Mystele, I started painting and painting, made my Lovely Ladies, so many of them that I don't have the number of how many.
They were all colorful ladies with a beautiful quote in their hair.
I love Mystele´s paintings, love how beautiful ugly her ladies were, and they were all colorful. Sine then I have taken many classes from her and I still like her paintings so much and I always wish that I could paint like she does :)
Now I have taken so many other classes and got inspired form other artist like Australian artist Tracy Verdugo. I love the way she paint, layer by layer with bright and beautiful colors. I had the opertunity to take her class in Stockholm few weeks ago and I enjoyed it so much.
I love painting and I love to make things out of my art. I wish one day some one will discover my art so that I could see my work of art in a piece of art like Patience Brewster.... are doing with their art. Go look at their page to see what they are doing, love their Christmas Ornaments.
My painting on a diary
My paintings on greeting cards
My lady as a Christmas ornament
My lady as a wall pillow
One day my paintings will be for sale all over the world.... you have to have dreams if you want them to come true,,,, right:)
I was the lucky one to have the opportunity to take a weekend class with Tracy Verdugo in Sollentuna, Sweden last weekend. We were 20 girls that took the class and I can't describe how much fun we had.
With the amazing teacher Tracy Verdugo
Tracy is an angel and so is Jenny Grant, the host.
The host Jenny Grant
We came from many different countries, France, Norway, Finland, Ireland (living in Sweden) Hungary (living in Sweden) Sweden and Iceland and of course Tracy, the teacher lives in Australia.
I did travel from home Friday morning, arriving in Sweden at noon. Took the train to the hotel in Sollentuna. From there I went strait to the train again and in to Stockholm as I had to do a little shopping in Ahléns for my granddaughter. Back to the hotel again and there in the lobby I met my dear Valéri from France but we were sharing a room. At dinnertime we were invited to a Chiaras (from Ireland) and Zsuzannas from (Hungery) room for a little party before we went down for a dinner. There we meet Heidi (from Norway) and Mette (also living in Norway).
Heidi, Zsuzsanna and Ciara
Sigga Dis, Valéri and Mette
There we are I, Mette and Valéri, friends that have been taking a lot of classes online together and it was like that we had been friends forever. We had a wonderful evening but went early to bed as we had to have a good sleep before class start in the morning.
All of the lovely ladies
We arrived to Edsvik Konsthall 09.30 in the morning but that´s where the class took place. There we met Tracy and Jenny and the other girls that were going to take the class to.
Tracy is a wonderful teacher, she is so calm and so nice to be around.
We did start by having a little meeting outside, the weather was great and the sun was there.
Then we started painting.... making symbols, with all kind of colors and shapes, turning and turning... Time was flying, we were having a great time in a great studio and we did get a great lunch there to :)
Exhibition in Edviks Konsthall
On the top floor at Edsvik Konsthall there was a exhibition with the great artist Marc Chagall, we went there to get a inspiration for our symbol making
In the evening we staying at the hotel had dinner together at Spice, a Indian restaurant close to the hotel. The food was great and the beer was super good one imported from India.
Here I have added a little paint to my symbols
The next morning there were colors, bright and beautiful colors on every ones canvas, soft music and a little laughter here and there. This was the weekend... best ever for me.
My two paintings after the workshop
It was not easy to say good bye to all the beautiful artists staying together over the weekend, painting and painting. Taking a workshop like this is something all artist should do.
Cant wait for the next workshop, next year :)
I miss these two more than anything.... but we will meet again :) Have a great day Namaste