All posts tagged: group events

New Half Day Art Retreat!

  Take a breather from the Holiday shopping rush and come create at the Charlotte Art League! Heather of BigHDesigns, Kimberly Moore, and myself  lead this half-day art retreat where we explore what it means to be “Awakened and Free” to our own creativity. We’ll make self-portraits using collage techniques, tap into the realm of intuitive painting on canvas, and express ourselves through the art journal form. This is great for all skill levels, including beginners! All materials are included! We’ll have munchies and beverages too! Register here.

Scenes from Camp Spark

We had so much fun at Camp Spark yesterday! There were plot twists, french pastries, watercolors, and giveaways! I hinted beforehand that we’d be working out of our comfort zone and I meant it! After years of holding art journaling camps I’d seen many people-myself included-spend too much time on trying to perfect a page that they lose sight of their imagination and ability to release and let go. So after doing our mandatory brain dumping session, I revealed our first prompt: Filling a page with rectangle shapes of any kind of paper, style and size–but you’re not filling your book–you’re filling everyone else’s! It’s like muscial journals: you paste one rectangle in a book and pass it on to the person next to you. I had asked that everyone bring a fresh journal to the retreat. This first exercise allowed them to meet their neighbors and automatically start with a journal that may not be the way they intended it, but there will always be the memory of how that page was made! The next …

I’ve teamed up with Chef Kim Bogues!

What’s better than being free to create whatever comes to you? Eating delicious food and drinking yummy things from a professional chef while doing so, of course! I am so excited to announce I’ve teamed up with Celebrity Chef Kim Bogues of Hearth N Soul to bring a different spin to the “sip and paint” craze. Her Sip and Paints (and there’s a Punch and Paint for kids too!) will offer homemade tapas and desserts at her kitchen studio, drinks to get those artsy juices flowing and NO ONE IS PAINTING THE SAME THING! Yay! While Chef Kim is filling your tummy I’ll be leading you on a creative journey where you use alternative tools and your guiding intuition to paint something completely different than your neighbor next to you–something that you can call your own! Visit Hearth N Soul to sign up for upcoming dates!