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Tuesday, 17 May 2016 23:48

ART JOURNAL SUMMER SCHOOL 2016

ART JOURNAL SUMMER SCHOOL 2016 is now open for registration and I will be one of many talented teachers for it! Sign up now at the early bird rate here:  http://www.bloknoteacademy.nl/….
There is an amazing lineup of mixed media teachers all with different creative and inspiring art journaling techniques.
The course is suitable for all levels. We will use a limited supply list (everything fits into a toiletry bag!) and the videos will all be concise and to the point. This course is ideal to take on vacation or anywhere your summer may take you. http://www.bloknoteacademy.nl/…. This is my personal link for you!unspecified

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Wednesday, 13 April 2016 00:18

Pixies Are Here!!!

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Come join me in this fun Pixie adventure! We will up-cycle an old pair of jeans into a fun art journal with a story. And if jeans aren't your cup of tea, there are lessons in making a paper pocket pixie book as well. In this theme based class we'll not only create our characters but give them words. 

This class is designed for both the novice and the experienced. 

There are ten full lessons plus a bonus lesson included in the class; over four hours of detail video instructions.

Come join me in this fun class and expand your art journaling experience!

https://coursecraft.net/c/PocketPixies

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Wanderlust means a strong desire for, or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world.

I am thrilled to be one of the 26 fabulous teachers in this year long journey!!! So much inspiration and so many workshops and giveaways and I'm excited to join them in the fun!!!!

Wanderlust is a whole year long journey - an online event offering you

  • videos from 24 guest teachers and 2 resident teachers one every week (each one downloadable and with PDF instructions provided)
  • 50 amazing videos, which will run for over 50 hours in total
  • access to a forum with an amazing and friendly community, inspirations, challenges, discussions, galleries, workshops
  • giveaways and generous discounts from our partners

The perfect alternative to in-person classes!

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Follow the teacher's reveals every day on Everything Arts Social Media. Every day somebody new!

As far revealed are: Kate Crane, Teresa McFayden, Rachel Greig, Beckah Krahula, Joanne Sharpe, Flora Bowley, Mystele, Andy Skinner, Finnabair, Birgit Koopsen, Lindsay Weirich, Magda Polakow, Carolyn Dube, Stephanie Schutze, Maryia Potapovich and Jennifer Lee. And more being revealed soon!

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Tuesday, 08 September 2015 18:58

Online Art Journaling Classes

Have you ever wanted to make your own art journal but weren't sure where to start? Or have you been journaling for a while and want some new tricks and ideas? Or do you just want to have a fun Halloween experience through art journaling?

This class is designed for both the novice and the experienced. We will learned splotchy background techniques, draw and paint our own whimsical skeletons, learn how to paint with charcoal and just have fun and celebrate El Día de los Muertos!!

There are ten full lessons plus a bonus lesson included in the class; over six hours of detail video instructions.

Come join me in this fun class and expand your art journaling experience!

Register at https://coursecraft.net/c/dayoflittledeads

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Sunday, 21 September 2014 19:20

Art Journaling Halloween Style

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I'm excited to be teaching my Halloween themed art journaling class at Lowe Mill October 16, 23 and 30 through the Huntsville Art League. This is a super fun class where you don't even have to know how to draw. I'll supply everything you will need and some extra Halloween things as well. Hope to see you there at Lowe Mill. Registration is through the Huntsville Art League:

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I'm am excited that the Monte Sano Arts Festival is back this year! It's Saturday, September 21, 9am-5pm and I will be set up with my full array of items. This year I'm also bringing some of the leather journals I have been recently making as well as my newest paintings. I will be introducing some new Red Girls that have a bit of a bite to them.

But the innocent Woodlanders will also be there to balance them out.

If you miss Monte Sano, my last show of the year will be the Art Stroll at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens, October 5 10am-4pm. Come out and say hello!

 

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Thursday, 18 July 2013 00:50

July HAL Shows

I am excited to be the July Visiting Artist at the Huntsville Art League(HAL) off L&N drive. Part of my work including sculpture, jewelry mixed media and art journaling, is on display all this month at the HAL gallery. If that wasn't exciting enough, my Monsters and Mechanical's art journal was published in the latest issue of Somerset Studio’s ART Journaling magazine.

The artist’s reception is Friday, July 19th from 5-8pm. Wood’s art will also be on display during the summer Gallery Tour at HAL July 25th from 5-9pm.

I would love to see you at one of the openings or in one of my  art journaling or jewelry classes there this summer. www.huntsvilleartleague.org for class registration and more information on the upcoming events.

 

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Sunday, 19 May 2013 20:45

Summer Journaling and Jewelry Classes

I have five new classes this Summer at the Huntsville Art League.  Two Art Journaling and 3 jewelry classes.  The Art Journaling classes are once a week for four weeks and we'll explore all the ins and outs of Art Journaling! I have both adult and student class offerings! I hope you will come out and join me this summer for some Art Journaling fun!!!

July 12th, 19th, 26th, and August 2nd – Art Journaling 101 (Students)

http://www.huntsvilleartleague.org/shop/july-12th-19th-26th-and-august-2nd-art-journaling-101/

July 25th, August 1st, 15th, 22nd – Art Journaling 101

http://www.huntsvilleartleague.org/shop/july-25th-august-1st-15th-22nd-art-journaling-101/

 

And if journaling isn't your thing, I'm teaching a few classes of bling! Bring some friends and a bottle of wine and we'll have a great evening making rings!

July 13th – Wine and Bling: Rings

http://www.huntsvilleartleague.org/shop/july-13th-wine-and-bling-rings/

Or if rings don't interest you, try one of these pendant classes:

August 2 – Wine and Bling: Spiral Pendant

 

August 10 – Wine and Bling: Wrapped Pendant

For the jewelry classes, you can even book the entire night if you have a group.  To register, either click the Huntsville Art League link or call their offices at 256-534-3860.

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Sunday, 16 December 2012 15:19

Happy Holidays!

I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Holiday,  This year has flown by.  I started the year drawing silly little monsters that led to me writing a little children's book that I'm hoping will be published soon.  I thought it would be fitting to do a monster for my holiday card as well.  It's been a busy year work-wise.  Maybe that's why the year feels so short.  I have to remind myself to stop and take those precious moments with family and friends and get out of my little art hole. 

I had a somewhat frustrating year art-wise.  After months of monsters and years of my mechanical girls, I found myself just not sure where I was going with my art.  Where I used to get solace in my painting studio, I would sit for hours not sure what to make.  My friends all told me to not worry about it and just create what came out; but I missed the old familiar feelings of joy from painting.  I pushed through.  Took a lot of online classes and then finally I started feeling like I'm again heading in a new direction.  Not sure where it will end up, but I have serenity again in my painting.  I'm currently immersed in new drawings and paintings.  A new series I'm calling my woodland creatures are still evolving. I'm looking forward to a new year of painting and jewelry and family and friends. 

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday.  Let us take a moment to be grateful and remind our loved ones how much they mean to us.

Leslie

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Monday, 15 October 2012 23:57

From Light to Dark

Well, been a while since I made a blog entry.  I guess work and shows were keeping me busy, but that's really just an excuse.  I have spent the last few weeks struggling a bit with my art, well with figuring out what art I want to make.  I spent most of the year on the happy monsters and as Halloween approaches, I find myself drawn to darker art, so I have done some inkblot paintings in a new journal that I'm calling 'Out of the Shadows'.  But I can't escape the happiness the monsters bring, so I am doing some of those again too.  My little book, "Spots and What Not's" is off to a publisher for review but the publishing route could be a long and hard path.  So I'm hoping they will pick it up, but I also know that my odds are slim and I'll have to try the others on the list. 

Anyways, I am going to load a few new things I've been working on here, but I'm still a bit unsure if any of them is really finished. 

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