It's my birthday let do an happy dance!!
Hello to all the art lovers
So today it's my birthday, and because I finished filming all that I need for the second trimester ahead of time, I wanted to celebrate and share the joy with you.
I decided to do a GIVEAWAY for 2 full subscriptions to A Canvas Journey that will give you access to the first 7 months already published and the 5 to come.
If you are already in the class you can still participate and offer it to a friend. Mother's day is also coming up and that would be an amazing gift for any art lover who likes to explore different ways of creating.
Here is how to participate, go to my facebook page the post will be pinned at the top if it's not there yet come back in a few minutes. I schedule it to be posted at the same time than the newsletter.
Leave a comment under the post as for why you will like to join in or tag the person you would like to offer the class to. Simple as that. The contest will end Wednesday at 8pm Montreal time.
I will announce the winner live on Kabostudio page.
Each comment will be given a number (you can only enter once no cheating!) and the winners will be determined by a number generator. Only comments on the FB page will count.
Best of luck!
You can still register at any time. All my price are in Canadian money.
You can choose one trimester for $77 (less than $6.40 by lesson)
Or you can get all 3 for only $165 (less than $4.60 by lesson)
that represent hours of videos for less than an unicorn Frappuccino!
It may come as a surprise so some of you who got to know me through one of the class I taught in the last 2 years but Acrylic Paint and I are very old friends. You see on the journey of finding my own voice in art and extending the range of mediums I use, Acrylic kinda got neglected, push over the back of the shelf and I got all excited about watercolour and pencils thinking: where have you been all my life shiny bright new thing, come and hug me! Well, maybe it did not exactly happened like that but close enough! ;)
It felt natural for me when I started to teach to taught what was in that moment the centre of my art. Little did I know Acrylic was not done with me, it courts me in the art store with his bright neon colour gently whispering in my ears: "pitsss! don't forget about me, remember all the good time we had together and how I feel under your fingers…" Unfortunately for him, Watercolour was talking a bit louder to me, I mean have you ever paint with a shimmery Daniels Smith watercolour? It's pure magic I tell you!
But after a while, I discovered mixte media and Acrylic was able to make his return slowly here and there. On occasion, I would paint a portrait with him only and be all surprised of how much I love him still… Then one day as I was reorganising my studio (it happens sometimes) moving stuff around I found this wooden box of oil pastel I bought probably two years before barely untouched and Acrylic was like Oh men remember the parties we had all three of us?! The fun you had mixing both of us together? For some reason that day I listen to him, took out the first canvas journal I ever put together and in a week 4 portraits was done and I was on a roll!
When it came to putting together a plan for my own online class, I wanted to offer something different, looking around, a lot of people were asking me where to buy my canvas journal, I don't think I'm the first person ever to do it but it did not seem to be a common thing so I had my base idea for the class, then was how do I get people to join in? I thought watercolour on canvas, that's not something you see every day, so let's do that. But what about people that have a hate relationship with watercolour? (I don't get that one but I am not judging either) That's the moment my old buddies Acrylic and Oil Pastels threw a party for me! We have been going at it since mid-January the 3 of us and I sincerely having the best time creating that I have in a very long time. Going back to my roots I let go of other people's expectations and created the kind of art I had in my head for a while now. I feel inspire, in control and ready to paint about anything I can think
You can join the class at any moment here
P.S. when I say "other people's expectations" you should read: what I think people want from me… ;)
I also had a lot of great news concerning future projects lately that I cannot share with you just yet but it seem like next year will be a great one!
Those who know me, know that I have a tendency to obsess over things I love, and when I start a project I will obsess over it until it's complete. I always been like that and it always worked in my favor before. You see, I also get distracted easily and by obsessing on a project until completion has help me staying focus until my mind wonder on a new adventures… I say it has because it has, until this year… Last October when I launch A Canvas Journey it was the biggest solo project where people depends on me I have ever commit myself artistically. In a couple of weeks when I publish March lesson I would be half through it! I enjoyed every minutes of it and although I consider Kabostudio a business it doesn't pay all the bills yet and I still work full time. I'm not complaining many other artists are the same you do what you need to do to make the dream come true.
So I've been having long weeks, not much day off, all new discovery where for A Canvas Journey, all other project have been put aside and the apartment is dustier than usual. You can only go this intense on something for a time before you exhaust yourself and the creativity stop flowing… or the will to create. That will is vital for me, I started doubting myself, being afraid of letting my students down so I took a week off. I hide for a little while, cleaned my apartment, start working on doll again, doing projects that were just for me, no one else. Suddenly the creativity was coming back; in fact it never went anywhere it just needed a break. I'm an introvert I need my time alone and I had been missing it. That seem strange since I do spent a lot of my time along. I was also still working on healing a broken heart dealing with the fact that I might be single for a long time, which don't scare me, I have been single for the major part of my adult life and there is a certain freedom to it that suit my life choice. Anywho I diverse…
After the break I realized I had to find balance and allow some me time more often. I rearrange my schedule so that it don't feel like I'm working every single day. I started doing yoga again, damn I got out of shape so much in the last year, it's like I've lost myself somewhere and I am finally putting the pieces back together. I also became an Ovo-lacto vegetarian, I've stop eating meat, it's a personal choice that has forced me to take better care of myself, cook more, be healthier and learn a better way to consume food that fit my personal beliefs. It works for me so far, like I said it's personal.
Overall I find my life more balance and I'm pretty damn proud of myself, the class is a success and I did it all by myself with all your support of course, which I'm forever thankful for. Sometimes I really do have to pinch myself to realize that I am truly doing all of it! :)
And you how do you find the balance between obligations and play time?
For a very limited time, you can buy the first trimester of
A Canvas Journey at the low price of $55 CAD!
From February 8 to February 15th use the code FLASHLOVE
at checkout to get in at the lowest price so far.
That's not all!
The code PAINTLOVE
will let in the second trimester for only $64 CAD
(regular price is $77).
Also don't forget that my price are in Canadian money!
ACT FAST! THESE PRICES ARE ONLY TEMPORARY
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From watercolour, pencils and paint we will cover a variety of projects
that will keep you learning and growing.
See the projects that you can have instant access to here.
and learn more about the class here
Mixed media artist and doll maker always looking for new ways to explore my imaginary world filled with pop culture, animals and timeless characters.