How to Use Stencils in Mixed Media Art

Stencils have always intimidated me, probably because the decor fad of the 80's when I bought my first home was to stencil things on your walls, and they had to look perfect! I tried them a few times and they were always crooked or not filled in all the way, or the edges looked too smudgy, just not the look but in mixed media, smudgy, crooked, imperfect perfection is the goal. I think I belong to a large club of art supply collectors who don't necessarily USE all the lovely things we buy. … Read More →

Micki Wilde – Artist and Teacher

Micki Wilde's "Paint Happy" class was one of the first online classes I tried and fell in love with the entire concept of online art classes. She's fun and funny to watch and listen to and makes you feel like whatever you are going to do next with your art with be OK! One of the favorite things to come out of the US election this year was that I had to get away from all the negative fighting banter that was happening on social media so one of my tactics was to start befriending and following … Read More →

Tamara Laporte of Willowing and Life Book Fame

I found Tamara Laporte through a couple artist friends when I was asking for a recommendation for a multi-teacher class, she and Lifebook came highly recommended. I am not exaggerating when I say that following along with Tam as she teaches you to draw and paint adorable whimsical girls has so changed my life in magical ways. Tamara Laporte Online Mixed Media Art Classes The most famous of Tam's classes and now the subject of her first ever book, "Lifebook" runs annually with an early bird … Read More →