And The Beat Goes On
So I have finished the first week of the Show at Werre Park here in Bad Oeynhausen and have returned to the beautiful Mill house of Nicola’s. The birds are outside and the sun has made an appearance. It is a cool Sunday morning and the Muhle house is quiet except for the scampering of small feet from the grandchildren upstairs. It is this beauty I love. This magic of human life. It inspires and distracts from the chaos of the outside world. It’s a chance to grow my little creatures, and create lives for my fairies. Already I feel them gathering in numbers and in stories. Who knows what adventures await in the back garden.
In the mean while there is work to be done and currently I am working on a line of cards for WoolHouse that will be offered to retailers. New art will be presented soon. Since the H&H show has taken place there is a rush to get these in the hands of store owners. I am sure that they will be a collectors item. Of coarse they will have some of the wonderful characters that some of my fans have come to love and collect so stay turned and listen for details on how you can order or find a location that will off them. A special note to retailers, there will be a version offered that you may slip the name of your shop in.
What did we use in the Class
Everyone wants to do their best. They want to recreate the colors and have the ease of doing it in their own studio or in their back garden or woodland. Here is what I choose to introduce to my class.
- Schmincke Watercolor
- Micron Pens
- Faber-Castell Pencles
- Faber-Castell Art Eraser
- Faber-Castell watercolor pencils with color grip
- Arches Paper (watercolor 140 hot pressed 12 x 12)
- Uni-ball Signo UM-153 White ink pens
Since some of these items are expensive try looking for sales or perhaps a friend that has put their painting on pause or would like to paint with you. Artist are supportive and helpful.
- Remember to keep you water clean. Try using two clear glasses. One for rinseing and one for extra clean.
- Always clean your brush befor dipping into the next color. If you’re mixing then clean your brush befor adding addition colors to your pallet.
- Remember the colors are to be translucent on your paper. Let the white come through.
Remember to have a good time. Don’t be afraid. Fear will stop your creative process and is not a useful emotion in creating. Be afraid to walk in front of a moving bus not to put paint on paper.
Until then keep painting and knitting and creating. You will find a marvelous door open to you mind when you just sit quietly and let the creativity flow. Try it. Let me know you thoughts. Until next time..
Love you all
One of my classes for the Werre Park. Each person was a wonderful addition. So much talent and it was great to just sit and paint with each other.
For additional information on classes in Germany you can contact Woolhouse and request more information.
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