Hey-ho my creative friends!
Life has been a bit challenging in the last couple of weeks. Lots has been going on ‘behind the scenes’ leaving me quite stressed and shakey, and the fantasy of a 3 month holiday in the Bahamas where I lie on a sunbed on a sandy beach being waited on by kind people while the dolphins are splashing in the sparkling ocean in front of me, is popping up in my head more and more BUT, instead of focusing on the stress, I’m focusing on the happy instead. There, take that stress! I’m gonna erase you with all the happy! hahahahaha! ;)
So, here is my list of happies. :D Before I do that though let me tell you that I appreciate you for reading my stuff, supporting my livelihood, spending time with me in my online livingroom and just being allround awesome lovely people. Thank you for your kindness and compassion. You are loved and needed !
Happy nr 1. I have 2 sets of stencils out with Artistcellar! :D It’s been in making for several months now and some of you realised it when I dropped in some my sneak peeks here and there but they are now finally officially released and I can talk about them and openly celebrate them!!! Yayyyy! :D I feel so proud and accomplished to have my name on such a lovely product! :D
“Including whimsy in my paintings is a way for me to reconnect and capture the innocence of childhood. Most of my paintings contain childlike and fun whimsy elements. With my new whimsy stencils I wanted to give everyone the opportunity to include that little bit of magical whimsy into their paintings and art creations too. They are fun and quirky and can help you bring that extra bit of sparkle to your journal or page.”
“So many artists complain about their hand writing! Whenever I run a class that includes writing, students shy away or avoid the writing bit because they don’t like their writing. This set of stencils can help you add writing to your pages without having to write it yourself! Or they can inspire you to develop your own stylised handwriting. The words themselves are meant to uplift you and bring a smile to your face when you’ve added them to your page. Enjoy!”
Stencils can be used in such a wonderful variety of ways! They can be used with ink sprays and acrylics, but they can also be used as ‘masks’ and you create fabulous texture with them if you use moulding paste or texture paste through them. You can use them as part of layering on your backgrounds or you can use them as standalones and make hand made cards with them for instance! All fun stuff!
Today is the beginning of the blog hop with some of my artsy and creative friends! They’ll all share with you how they used the stencils and they are holding give aways too, so if you want to win some, make sure to follow the hop, here is the list:
11/5 Tamara Laporte www.willowing.org/blog