The first artist I would like to introduce is my wonderful friend Mindy Lacefield. You may know her online as Tim's Sally. I'm in Mindy's online workshop, True Free Spirit ! It's so fabulous to be in this class. There's a new project from Mindy each month. I love the surprise element inherent in waiting to see what the next monthly project will be. Playing her videos, while I paint, is like having an art buddy right here in my studio.
|This piece is called "Stuart". I bought it from Mindy at an art retreat named PLAY, in 2012.|
I had the good fortune of taking a couple of live classes with Mindy (at ArtFest) as well. Boy, have I been lucky!! I would absolutely not be where I am today, artistically, if not for Mindy. Her classes have been so joyful, instructive, and inspiring. Just the perfect combination of what I never even knew I needed, to find my voice. I'm not exaggerating when I tell you how influential she has been in my life! I'm in love with Mindy's art and with Mindy's own true free spirit.
Additionally, I'm currently taking an online class with another artist, Juliette Crane and I love it too. She has so many cool videos and so much instruction in this class, named How to Paint an Owl 2. It's just brimming with information. I've learned so much from Juliette.
I'm a lot more free with my backgrounds now. I have loosened up. And I only signed up for Juliette's class a few weeks ago! I have a ways to go with loosening up, but I'm getting there. And I haven't even painted an owl yet! When I do, I will post it here on my blog.
Both Juliette and Mindy are lovely, generous, women who will guide you to a new place with your art. It's worth going on this journey with them. By the way, their classes complement one another really well. You could take one or the other, for sure. But I'm glad I took both of them.
With Mindy and Juliette, I've discovered tons of new art supplies. Just when I thought I had seen it all... nope, I have not.
I know you will be just as enthusiastic, should you decide to take any classes with either of them, whether online or at a retreat. The best part is both Juliette and Mindy have new classes coming out too. In case you are hungry for even more. I have a feeling you will be.
I have links to their classes in the right hand margin.