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Presenting Pantone's Color of the Year 2020: Classic Blue

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Presenting Pantone's Color of the Year 2020: Classic Blue

The 2020 Pantone Color of the Year was announced this week, and I couldn't be more excited with their choice (unless they had selected a teal hahaha. I ADORE teal). Being that the ocean is my Zen place, and loving the forever blue Californian skies, I wholeheartedly approve of Classic Blue.     Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, explained the rationale behind next year's choice in her presentation: "When we look at the world around us, we know that we’re living with a lot of unrest, where some days we don’t feel quite as secure. Blue,...

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New Paintings: Song Of The Heart

New Painting

New Paintings: Song Of The Heart

Art is a form of expression.  And it can elicit any number of different emotions in a person. It can boost you up or completely mellow you out. If I'm feeling down and want to cheer up, I crave for colorful art that will make me smile so that I can forget what made me feel sad.  And if you're anything like me, then "Song of the Heart" is guaranteed to lift you up and put a smile on your face! I painted these two new pieces in vibrant acrylics on 24"x12" gesso boards. With their joyful vibe and sweeping upwards movement, these...

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New! Local classes for Alcohol Ink Art

Alcohol Inks Classes and Workshops

New! Local classes for Alcohol Ink Art

New! I am excited to announce that I am now offering local Alcohol Ink Art classes. We're starting in November 2019 with the Basics, and in 2020 there will be not only another Basics class, but also advanced classes around certain topics.

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How to create a Galaxy Finish with Alcohol Inks

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How to create a Galaxy Finish with Alcohol Inks

Sometimes a high-impact makeover can be so quick and easy. For example this very basic nightstand here, that I bought out of necessity for our guest bedroom. I had to find something really fast for a last-minute visitor, and I had no time to search for a special piece. The very day that I bought this nightstand in an outlet store, I was already thinking about which kind of makeover I could give it to add more personality and color. Here is the "Before" photo:    Today I finally tackled this project. As you might know, I not only paint...

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How to Paint Faux Pumpkins with Alcohol Inks

Alcohol Inks How-To

How to Paint Faux Pumpkins with Alcohol Inks

Fall is almost here ... and if you are anything like me, you can't wait to start decorating your entrance way or porch with seasonal decor. But as much as I cherish Fall, I got to say that I am not a “traditional orange pumpkin decor” kind of girl.  And being an alcohol ink artist, I was just itching to try alcohol inks on pumpkins and transform them from "regular pumpkins" to "fabulously colorful pumpkins"! Don't you think these pumpkins in vibrant hues and with marbled watercolor effect turned out great?  I created 3 of these pumpkin (very left) during...

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