We are in the second half of summer and filling our weeks up with Art Club sessions! Emily has been so kind as to host these fun creative adventures at School House Farm, providing a beautifully inspiring and open space for our energetic artists. The week kicked off with Abstract Acrylic Painting on Canvasses, followed by our Gift Wrap session, and ending with Indigo. I was really excited for the new Gift Wrapping session (I'm probably going to renamed it That's A Wrap because I'm just into fun names for things...) which turned out super fantastic!!! I will definitely have to get my hands on a few more Pom Pom makers as those were definitely a favourite by far. The Acrylic Painting always puts me on edge because of the permanence and all the accidental squeezing too much paint or possible end game of BROWN FROM MIXING ALL THE COLOURS, but as you will see, they all turned out uniquely awesome in every way. Indigo was indigo, a lot of impatience and aversion to the smell, but inevitably always worth the end product!
I can't tell you how crazy it is to direct these classes and try to get some good shots at the same time! I managed to get a few here and there, mostly the second week when I was feeling a little more comfortable and in my groove. Will try to create a larger gallery under our Art Club section, but in the meantime, here are some snippets from Art Club 2017!
A massive thank you to everyone who participated and my sincerest apologies to those I had to turn away for lack of space! I am definitely planning to host more classes in the coming months including some for adults as well. I am so thrilled with the amount of response I received this year and equally stoked on how all the projects turned out. I love love love observing the unique perspectives and talents from young creatives and it is such a gift to see how proud they are of their work in the end. Thank You to everyone! I look forward to seeing your faces and many new ones with the warmer weather!
I started painting.
I put it out into the universe in January and just like that, the universe echoed "SO SHALL IT BE!", clapped it's hands, and I've been painting.
I'm happy. I'm really happy.
I've been wanting to paint and draw for a long time, the last time I did any amount of painting was just before Chloe was born in 2012.
Sadly, I haven't taken my camera out much to document all the pieces I've been working on, though you can find a tonne of them on my Instagram account. I started off with a fun mermaid + unicorn duo in shades of pink and red for Valentine's Day. That's all it took! Then along came orders for Family Portraits and this special Wedding Gift!
I'm really enjoying this medium. As a Jane of all Trades, my creativity thrives when my brain is able to exercise multiple areas of itself rather than repeatedly lighting up just one spot. I think it is also just my personality to want a little bit of everything, variety is truly the spice of life.
I'm really excited for this year as I juggle multiple mediums and projects and I look forward to new things and hopefully collaborations!
Thank you to everyone who has hit me up for painting in the last couple of months, I am so happy to be adding art to your life!
These nights are just so so awesome. Food, drinks, and meeting new people while creating an awesome piece of art for your home!
We feasted on 3 homemade pizzas with the help of my friend Sally
Cardamom sweet potato with olives and curry roasted cauliflower
Pesto with roasted cherry tomatoes, red onion, and rosemary
White pizza with garlic-parsley oil, shaved parmesan, prociutto, and arugula
It was an intimate group of 4 ladies I just love. Such different and yet so very spectacular human beings. We had a lovely time and created stunning pieces that are now all up in their homes!
Beautiful work ladies!