A sparrow's journey through this crazy, beautiful life...

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Soul Food Meet and Greet: Gwenn Seemel




The early bird price is expiring soon...last day = August 31. 

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Today we are getting to know Gwenn Seemel! Be sure to stop by her blog to say hello and check out her mesmerizing artwork!



Soul Food! from Gwenn Seemel on Vimeo.



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Click here to enter my GIVEAWAY

Check out our new class coming December 30, 2013! Join 38 artists over 6 months for a mix of art and craft projects as diverse as the different personal styles of our instructors: cool mixed media techniques, art dolls and other sewing projects, jewelry making, handmade journals, abstract art, portraits, sculpting, works on canvas and in journals. Find out more!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Soul Food Meet and Greet: Heather Santos



The early bird price is expiring soon...last day = August 31. 


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Today we continue our Artist Meet and Greet with me! I'm beyond excited to be a part of this class! It's a great value for your money with top-notch artists!

Be sure to check out my giveaway for a spot in the class below the video!!!!







**This giveaway is now closed. The winner is Mariette Hebert!!!**

The giveaway will run through 6 pm CST on Sunday, September 1st. (There is a clock in the upper right corner of my blog so you can see what time it is here.) The winner will be announced on Monday, September 2nd. 

There are two ways to enter my giveaway - you can do one or both.
1.The first way is simply by leaving a comment ON THIS BLOG POST. Be sure that I have an email address to reach you if you win.
2.The second way is by entering through the giveaway box below. You can earn up to 6+ extra entries by using it.
After you've entered my giveaway, hop over to my friend Jeanette House's blog for a chance in her SOUL FOOD GIVEAWAY that runs through Wednesday, August 28th! 


a Rafflecopter giveaway




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Check out our new class coming December 30, 2013! Join 38 artists over 6 months for a mix of art and craft projects as diverse as the different personal styles of our instructors: cool mixed media techniques, art dolls and other sewing projects, jewelry making, handmade journals, abstract art, portraits, sculpting, works on canvas and in journals. Find out more!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Mixed Media Play 2



I have a little video to share this week. I didn't start the recording until I started her face this time. She turned out paler than my norm, but I think it works. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I'm sharing this for Paint Party Friday. :)










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Click here to enter my GIVEAWAY

Check out our new class coming December 30, 2013! Join 38 artists over 6 months for a mix of art and craft projects as diverse as the different personal styles of our instructors: cool mixed media techniques, art dolls and other sewing projects, jewelry making, handmade journals, abstract art, portraits, sculpting, works on canvas and in journals. Find out more!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Mixed Media Play








Check out our new class coming December 30, 2013! Join 38 artists over 6 months for a mix of art and craft projects as diverse as the different personal styles of our instructors: cool mixed media techniques, art dolls and other sewing projects, jewelry making, handmade journals, abstract art, portraits, sculpting, works on canvas and in journals. Find out more!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Soul Food Artist Meet & Greet: Jeanette House

By now, many of you have heard about the deliciously fabulous upcoming online class called


...if not, read more about it. do not miss out!!

The early bird price is expiring soon...last day = August 31. 

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Today we continue our Artist Meet and Greet with Head Chef Jeanette House!

Be sure to visit Jeanette's blog to enter her giveaway for a spot in the class!!!!

Check out our new class coming December 30, 2013! Join 38 artists over 6 months for a mix of art and craft projects as diverse as the different personal styles of our instructors: cool mixed media techniques, art dolls and other sewing projects, jewelry making, handmade journals, abstract art, portraits, sculpting, works on canvas and in journals. Find out more!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Soul Food Artist Meet & Greet: Mystele

By now, many of you have heard about the deliciously fabulous upcoming online class called


...if not, read more about it. do not miss out!!

The early bird price is expiring soon...last day = August 31.

Also, if you are able to help someone out with a gift certificate for the class investment, that would be awesome.

We've already had a handful of people say they would love to take the class but simply can't afford it.

(It is priced very, very reasonable for the length and time and content and super stars involved, but the economic crisis has hit some much harder than others. please, pay it forward for someone! Invest in a life.)

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Well, today the SOUL FOOD countdown begins with our Monday and Thursday weekly "artist meet and greet".

Be sure to follow the links that accompany each artist's interview to learn more about them and introduce yourself to them as well (and perhaps they will host a SOUL FOOD pass giveaway, but- shhh!- you didn't hear it from me!). Be sure to visit Mystele's blog to enter her giveaway for a spot in the class!!!!

Jeanette, Mystele and I are quite excited to introduce ourselves to you over the next few days, and we are totally over the moon about introducing you to the rest of the SOUL FOOD artists-teachers in the weeks to come before class begins on December 30th!!!

Let's get this party started!








Check out our new class coming December 30, 2013! Join 38 artists over 6 months for a mix of art and craft projects as diverse as the different personal styles of our instructors: cool mixed media techniques, art dolls and other sewing projects, jewelry making, handmade journals, abstract art, portraits, sculpting, works on canvas and in journals. Find out more!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Catching Up...

Here are a few paintings I have completed recently. I love letting go and painting quirky. I really had a lot of fun with these.

Linking up with Paint Party Friday!








































Check out our new class coming December 30, 2013! Join 38 artists over 6 months for a mix of art and craft projects as diverse as the different personal styles of our instructors: cool mixed media techniques, art dolls and other sewing projects, jewelry making, handmade journals, abstract art, portraits, sculpting, digi-art, works on canvas and in journals. Find out more!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Removing the Veil


All of us have a beauty within us. Some of us bury it so deeply that it never has the chance to see the light of day. It is so vulnerable to unveil that beauty. This girl, with all the layers showing through her skin and hair, reminded me of unveiling the beauty within. It's so scary to do that. It's even dangerous to do that sometimes. Some will attack your beauty, which is why so many of us hide all the layers, the pain, the joy. It's a scary thing to be vulnerable - to let you deep down beauty shine through. Yet, that's exactly what we need to do to share our gifts of beauty, love and compassion within us.


“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
― Elisabeth K├╝bler-Ross


Linking up with Paint Party Friday!




















Check out our new class coming December 30, 2013! Join 38 artists over 6 months for a mix of art and craft projects as diverse as the different personal styles of our instructors: cool mixed media techniques, art dolls and other sewing projects, jewelry making, handmade journals, abstract art, portraits, sculpting, digi-art, works on canvas and in journals. Find out more!