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Journals of Joy

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Learn to make this pocket-sized journal, complete with air-dry-clay covers and hand-stitched signatures. This little book is the perfect place to collect your favorite inspiring quotes and uplifting words of prayer. By creating a form for the covers that can be used over and over again, this is also a great idea for making beautiful gifts to share.


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Love Is the Seed

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The Seed of Life is a universal symbol of creation. Love, of course, is the energy of creation, so let’s plant seeds of love and watch it grow. Follow along with me as we explore various techniques including drawing the Seed of Life—as well as the Flower of Life—working with frisket, playing with intuitive swirls and flows of watercolor and then adorning our creations with sparkly highlights of the "noble metals" known as gold, silver and copper. Curious to dive in? I hope you'll explore with me!


Art Framing Made Easy

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How exciting! You can frame your own artwork—no professional-picturing-framing-experience required! In this course, I share with you SIX directions to go in to creatively frame your work using basic materials from the hardware store.

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Cement Pendant for 2019

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If you’ve been curious about making things with cement or concrete, this is the perfect project for trying it out—no big mixing bucket required! You will learn how to create your own form, mix and pour cement (I recommend using Solid Expressions Concrete), apply gold leaf and make a beaded-crochet cord for wearing your finished pendant. Why the number 3? Three is the universal number in numerology for 2019 and I thought this would be a fun way to celebrate and remember its attributes throughout the year. But even if you’re not into numerology, I think you’ll love learning how to create cool cement jewelry!

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A Love-Stitched Journal

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Stitch and sew this entire project by hand—no machine required! In this course we will create a multiple-signature notebook and a beautifully embroidered felt cover to house it in. This project makes the perfect handmade gift—for someone you love or for yourself. <3

 

Meditative Stones

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The process of painting stones in watercolor is incredibly  relaxing—particularly when accompanied by meditative music. In this friendly course (perfect for beginning watercolor enthusiasts or artists of an intermediate skill level looking for a calming process), I introduce you step by step to my intuitive process for painting single rocks, a fun cairn and even beautiful gemstones from a reference photo or a favorite actual stone. I hope you'll give it a try because I have a keen suspicion you'll love it!

Warning: Previous students have said this process is addictive!

 

A Sampler of Circles

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"I can't paint (or draw) a straight line."

"I don't 'do' watercolor; it's way too fussy for me."

"I can't measure anything accurately to save my life."

I hear statements such as this all of the time. The simple fact is: to draw a straight line; to become comfortable with watercolor; to use measurements as a tool; all these things are quite doable for nearly anyone . . . with practice. 

Practice. Find a way to make practice fun and you'll actually want to do it regularly!

Sampler of Circles sets up for you the perfect scenario: You get to practice new techniques AND create attractive works of art in the process. 

Since the 14th century, samplers have served as reference works for trials of patterns and various techniques that could be used to replicated the results in future, more elaborate works, not so dissimilar to our current art journals—a place we practice and try out new art techniques and ideas.

So by bringing together repetition (practice) and the sampler (trying out new things), my hope is that I can encourage you to take this approach in other creative directions you'd like to pursue. But let's start here, with circles, watercolor and simple but fine details. Ready?? Let's go!

Circles of watercolor become opportunities to practice new techniques combining washes with lines of finer detail.

 

Moon Bowls

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In this tactile course, I teach you how to use air-dry clay to create beautiful bowls that have the look of fired clay when you're finished. While you can use your finished bowls for any purpose you choose, my thought was that these would be perfect for holding New-Moon intentions! So, as a bonus, after I show you how to make the bowls, I include a super-quick overview of the properties of each of the eight lunar phases and how they relate to your intentions—yay!

After you see how easy and rewarding making these bowls really is, you're going to make a ton of them; I know it!

Chimes of Change

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If you love the tranquil and magical music of wind chimes, why not make your own set? I have packed so much into this course with 2.5 hours of instructional love, 16 videos and over 12 handy-to-know techniques! I show you how to create a set of chimes from either bamboo or copper pipe and introduce several options for embellishment. Additionally, I share just a bit of lore around the mystical properties of the wind and a very brief history of wind chimes themselves.