Monday 24 September 2018

Dreaming of Somewhere Over the Rainbow at Calico Craft Parts

Hello and Welcome to Magpieheaven. As the Autumn starts to touch the trees with red and gold, I find myself dreaming of a land over the rainbow. If you have a moment, please fly over to Calico Craft Parts blog with the bluebirds and me to find out more!

Have a wonderful week and may all your dreams come true.

Monday 10 September 2018

And so the Adventure Begins! Reversed Canvas at Calico Craft Parts Blog.

Hello Everyone and Welcome to Magpieheaven! I'm over at Calico Craft Parts Blog today. It would be lovely if you could make the acquaintance of my little owl as she sets out in her tiny nutshell craft.

Have a wonderful week, wherever you are and whatever you are doing.

Wednesday 5 September 2018

Exciting News! Paint your Heart and Soul 2019 is open for Registration and there's a Giveaway!

Welcome to Magpieheaven! Today I have some very exciting news to share with you! Do you recognize any of the photos above? If you look closely you will no doubt see some artists whose work you know and admire and you will see my picture among the artists - I can hardly believe it myself - I am proud to be among the 2019 team offering workshops with the 'Paint your Heart and Soul' year long art course.

Although the project above is not what I will be teaching on the course, it expresses how I feel about this opportunity to create with you. Through my Art journey that began with blogging here and learning from the creative people I have met in Blogland and on Social Media, I have discovered that amazing things happen when you believe in your dreams. I have created 2 Mixed Media projects for this course that I hope will help you escape the everyday world, express yourself and follow your dreams! 
  1. In the first project we'll be drawing and painting with water-colour over crackled and weathered surfaces.
  2.  Exploring 3D effects with stencils.
  3. Combining collage, stamping and colour blending
  4. .And using all these to Create an expressive mixed media art doll unique to YOU.

 Project 2 is a reversed box canvas
  1. We'll create 3D effects to turn the canvas into a shadow box story of your own, a quest to find your own personal heart and soul muse in the midst of life's stormy seas.
  2. Collage, painting and plaster will be combined to create a dimensional and imaginative world in miniature.
The theme this year is 'Loosening up' and creating EXPRESSIVE ART so I am beyond excited to be a part of this year long course. I love the idea of release that this kind of art can give. Furthermore an amazing team of participating teachers will be sharing techniques and expertise on topics like Colour Theory, Value Scale or Shading, Proportions  and other academic theories while still making the learning process a fun adventure.

The course, which commences on January 2nd 2019, is hosted by Olga Furman and a collaboration of international artists eager to share their creative process with YOU. There are over 50 downloadable video lessons and PDF documents, which will be provided weekly, starting January 2019. Artist Instructors will share their unique creative process with students from start to finish, including a list of art supplies used.

We will also have a closed Facebook group where students are encouraged to share their progress, receive support and meet like-minded friends. Being part of a friendly and inviting art community has a terrific positive effect, making the learning/creative process even more exciting!

This is a particularly appealing course because it's designed for ALL SKILL LEVELS - ranging from a TOTAL BEGINNER with no previous experience in drawing/painting to an experienced artist!

CLICK HERE  to find out more details about PAINT YOUR HEART AND SOUL 2019
This course is now OPEN FOR REGISTRATION so please click, as if you register by December 5th you can purchase the course at a DISCOUNTED PRICE of $99 - a saving of $30 from the regular price of $129.

And what's more - I'm going to give one of you a FREE spot in the course, please see details below!


To enter the Giveaway raffle please do each of the following:

  1. Share this link  on your Social Media (FB, Instagram, Pinterest)
  2. Comment on where you shared the link and I will add you to the raffle. Each share on a different social media counts as one entry - multiple entries are encouraged!
  3. What is my favourite fairy tale? If you answer this correctly - I will add your name to the raffle again!
Lots of luck! I will announce the Lucky Winner on October 11th. If you have already paid for the course and win the spot, you will get a full refund.

I do hope you will be able to join me and the other artists in sharing a wonderful year of creativity and self discovery!