I'm very pleased to announce my new upcoming class Ladybird!
I've been mostly silent on social media lately art wise preparing, planning, thinking, rethinking putting together the bone of what is going to be my next online class. I still have a lot of filming, editing and uploading to do but I feel like I'm putting together something different and I hope you will join me in this new adventure, creating not only, powerful portraits of strong women but spread your wings and create a little differently.
The class will likely be split into 3 sections.
First, we will be learning the basics of drawing a bird and how to create an interesting composition.
exploring different substrate to work on, (fabric, plaster, paper, wood, canvas) The first part will be all about exploring possibilities.
The 2nd section will consist of 3 or 4 (more likely 4) of real-time step by step painting project from a more conventional painting) like the Harpie eagle warrior use for promoting the class) to a fully mixed media painting exploring textures and some of the substrates covered in section 1
To go a little further and share more of my love of creating birds with you I will teach you how to create a bird soft sculpture. I will share with you how to create a pattern modify it to create an infinite possibility of fabric sculpture. All of it can be created with easy to find supplies and a fun and creative way to use fabric scraps or old clothing you are no longer wearing.
The class should be launching in May 2018, you can sing up to the newsletter (on the right side of the screen) to be the first to know more about the class pricing and when registration will open.
Until then, I'll be in the studio, creating birds, feathers, powerful warrior and gentle Ladybird. :)
For the last 10 days, I've been in a bubble, reorganizing my apartment and my thoughts, it had become a ritual for me to declutter my place and my head at the end of each year, Its something that I do quite often actually but this time of year it feels more significant. The last couple of months have been a bit of a struggle for me as it is always at the end of a big project. Trying to figure out what is gonna be my next move to grow my creative business and achieve the goals that I've set for myself.
I thought of it over and over, had tons of ideas which at times can be paralyzing for me. What do I do first? So before being too overwhelmed with all of it I started with something simple and open the Kabostudio members corner, a section of my site not only for students of my paid classes but where I can also offer free tutorials, resources links and art experiments with the members. Becoming a member is completely free.
I also started filming a few experiments for my upcoming classes.
Customized a few dolls and generally just relaxed, it's a vacation after all.
I'm going back to work tomorrow, don't really feel like it but you gotta do what you gotta do right? It's gonna be good for me to resume human contact as it has been minimal for the last 10 days, the introvert in me is rested and need human interaction.
My repaint skills need improvement but that's only gonna happen with practice, I'll only do my second hands less than perfect one for a while. Although I love them Galliope (the blue hair may have her face wiped as I find her eyes to be too shaky.
A little anecdote on the title of this blog post. I put a pot of water the boil on the stove to remove the head of my monster high mermaid with that said doll close by. Well friend when you do that please make sure you turn on the right burner, I left the room for 5 minutes and came back to a burning doll… rip my sweet mermaid I hope I can find another one like you… On a plus note baking soda really works well to put out a small fire and not ruin your stove... and another anecdote for the not so proud moment of my clumsy life…
Again, happy new year and may it be all that you hope and work towards for and a big bag of health and laughter on top of it!
Let's keep each other inspired and create the life we wanna live.
Paint your Heart and Soul start in just a few days, come come us!
Change is happening at Kabostudio, I created a member only section, in which I would occasionally post free classes, links and other goodies, oh and did I say? Becoming a member is absolutely free! :)
How to do it? Go to the log-in/register on the top right, enter your info and voilà! After that simply click on Member's corner in the menu to access your goodies. This is also where the links for each paid class will be posted.
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Mixed media artist, doll maker and online teacher always looking for new ways to explore my imaginary world filled with pop culture, animals and timeless characters.