"For an artist there is no more serious and, at the same time, more joyous task than to create, through art, a new aesthetic, and ultimately, a new way of being."

Karel Zeman

September Bullet Journal Colouring Calendar | Free Download

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 in Art, Bullet Journal, Other Things | 1 comment

Wowzers! It’s almost September!! So much to plan and schedule these days! Hope this helps! 🙂

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Just click for the downloadable pdf here: September

Remember this is already sized for the Leuchtturm 1917 to fit sideways on a sheet so don’t resize for printing if that is the BuJo you use. 🙂

Happy Bujo’ing!

Moongirl ❤ ❤ ❤

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What I’ve been up to: Close to Home | Atlantic Canada Mixed Media Artist

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in Art, Close to Home, Drawing, Painting, watercolour | 6 comments

Myself and a friend won a spot in Michelle’s Close To Home | A Watercolor Landscape Journey! So excited to be a part of this class and Michelle rocks it out! She is chalk full of tips and techniques which she demonstrates and explains so very well in her videos. I wanted to take this course–and was planning on paying for it if I didn’t win ;)–because I’ve been thinking about adding background detail to my watercolour paintings. I’ve already learned so much and haven’t even made a scenic painting yet! Maybe you should join this class too!

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First thing I did was set up my tube colours in a tin. I found some old tube Daler Rowney colours that had been my husband’s in art school and added these to my bits of tubes and QoR colours (love the QoRs!!). Fellow artist and awesome person, Karen Campbell, has shared her travel supplies in a video (which you should watch!).

I got the sweet idea from her of using gum containers for paint pans. So much cheaper than buying pans online (there are very few downsides of living in Canada but one is lack of art supply availability). Besides, I’d rather spend the money on paint than pans right now. 😉
gum Here is my current travel stash. The brushes are Neptune Princetons and I love them! They aren’t travel friendly though unless I take a big tube to put them in so for now it’s my small W&N Cotman brush and my Pentels. Check out those gum pans in the lower right. Sweet, right? travel suppliesTotally hooked on colour charts suddenly. I recall making a colour wheel with gouche in first year art college and it was painful!! No brush marks allowed! Ugh! I have steered clear of those wheels since but this brought the love back again. I have learned so so much about my paints and how the colours relate to each other by placing them in a wheel. colour wheelI loved this exercise so much so that I made four wheels! One for my 24 Grumbacher set, one for my W&N travel set and one for my various tubes including the QoRs. Then, since my W&N travel pan set and tube tin will be coming with me I decided to combine the colours from both of these into one wheel for when I want to take both sets with me. Overkill? I think not! I’ve learned so much already about these paints and am much more familiar with matching the colour to its name now. I’ve also noticed that even though I have some duplicate paint colours, they are slightly different depending on the brand and if they are from a pan or tube. I will be printing smaller versions of these wheels to put into the kits, as Michelle suggests. She’s the bomb, btw.

colour wheelsOn our FB group someone questioned why the use of the word ‘hue’ for some colours and not for others with the same colour name such as Cadmium Red and Cadmium Red Hue. I’d been wondering that myself and Michelle posted a great article on it here and I found another here that lists the toxic paint colours and added it to my BuJo for reference. Dig it.

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I’m usually not so keen on the slow side of planning and learning. I just want to get down to it! But with years comes wisdom and I’ve learned that taking the time to learn means taking less time later to figure things out, the why and where.

So, if you are hankering to take this class just click on the links at the top of this post. You won’t regret it. 😉

Until next time, happy creating!!

Moongirl ❤ ❤ ❤

 

 

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August Bullet Journal Colouring Calendar| Free Download!

Posted by on Aug 1, 2016 in Art, Bullet Journal, Other Things | 2 comments

Well lookee here!! It’s August 1st and I am right on time!

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Just click for the downloadable pdf here: August

Remember this is already sized for the Leuchtturm 1917 to fit sideways on a sheet so don’t resize for printing if that is the BuJo you use. And you can certainly resize it to any Bujo you use. 🙂

Happy Bujo’ing!

Moongirl ❤ ❤ ❤

 

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The Art Gallery Nouveau | Print Sales!

Posted by on Jul 21, 2016 in Art, Drawing, Gallery Nouveau Auctions, Gallery Nouveau Auctions, Mixed-Media, Photography, watercolour | 4 comments

This weekend I will be offering print sales of a couple of my latest pieces!

You may recall Star Child if you have been following along with my auctions. This lovely lady was sent off to a happy home in the US not too long ago buy I will have prints for sale! Yay!

star child web watermarkI will also be having prints for sale of my latest watercolour painting, Morgan le Fay, whom I introduced to you not too long ago. Mmm! I think she is definitely my favourite so far what with all of those lovely colours and her fairy witchyness. She’s contemplatively wicked, no?

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I will only have a limited amount of prints for sale so do not wait! All the details are below!

Auction Ad July

If you would like to join the auction page on Facebook you can click here.

As always, many blessings and big huge ginormous ‘thank you’s’ to all who support my work. You lift me up!

Happy creating!

Moongirl ❤ ❤ ❤

 

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Morgan le Fay | Creative Spirit Marketplace print sale

Posted by on Jul 6, 2016 in Art, Drawing, Mixed-Media, Painting, watercolour | 6 comments

Tomorrow I will have this piece available for prints–yay! I was planning on posting it today for a Once Upon a Time theme in Creative Spirit Marketplace on Facebook but didn’t finish it in time. I really enjoyed drawing this one. It was so fun making her hair and crown! IMG_0203 IMG_0205  I almost gave up on it because when I added the liquid frisket to do the background it was sticky. Ooh so messy!IMG_0206But, alas, in the end it all worked out! I slept on it and conceded to the fact it wouldn’t be ready for sales today so I took my time with colours, shading and details. I really enjoyed creating my Morgan!IMG_0216 She’s witchy, she’s fay, she’s focused and really wanting to be queen. When I saw the TV series Camelot I loved Eva Green as Morgan. She was wonderfully wicked! I was so bummed when they didn’t renew the season. That’s the downside of Netflix: you can watch a series/season in no time and then you feel so empty inside! Hahaaaaa! IMG_0213If you are on Facebook and feel a hankering’ for some wicked art in your life join Creative Spirit Marketplace and buy some art tomorrow!

And a super huge thanks to all those people out there who have supported me, encouraged me and inspired me and big hearts to those who have bought my art! Oh good goddess, you are wonderful and keep me believing in me!

Happy creating!

Moongirl ❤ ❤

 

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July Bullet Journal Colouring Calendar| Free Download!

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in Art, Bullet Journal, Drawing, Other Things | 2 comments

And once again many apologies for my tardiness–although…if you look at my past posts for BuJo calendars I am right on time!! Ha!

It’s been a busy string of months with auctions and prints sales and I am loving it! But, it has made the BuJo calendars late late late!!!

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Click here for your July calendar pdf!

This calendar is made to fit a half page horizontally in the Leuchtturm 1917. Just make sure your printer doesn’t resize it for printing. Even though I sized it for the Leuchtturm you can resize it for whatever book you use. 🙂

Moongirl ❤ ❤ ❤

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Artist Gallery Nouveau auction this weekend!

Posted by on Jun 25, 2016 in Art, Gallery Nouveau Auctions, Gallery Nouveau Auctions, Mixed-Media, Painting, watercolour | 2 comments

I was totally stressing out trying to get work done to sell for auction this weekend and I did it! Yay!

Auction piece: Friends, 12×12 mixed media on stretched canvas

A Friend web © Auction piece: The Folk, 12×16 mixed media on stretched canvasThe Folk web © Print sale: Winged, 8×8 giclee art prints on heavyweight matte paperWinged © Details! Details!Auction Ad June webThere is going to be a lot of great work by various artists up for sale and auction this weekend. Hope to see you there!

Happy creating!

Moongirl ❤ ❤

 

 

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