I’ve been in love with doll since I was a kid but the thing is, that love never have anything to do with playing with them it was always about creating them. While my friends were about play pretend as was building furniture out of cardboard box and sewing them complete wardrobe. I spent more time creating them the perfect house than anything else. Being poor was a great fuel to my creativity,
While other kid had the perfect plastic set, I was happier with my made up bed and top notch fashion line clothing made out of old clothes. I remember once I made a complete rock band on stage with guitar and drums out of toilet paper roll and a stack of pastel colored paper a teacher gave me…
Anyhow, that love of creating dolls and characters as never left me and when I saw Lee-Ann paper doll post the first time, I knew they were the perfect fit for Kabostudio. I would recognized Lee-Anne portrait anywhere, her faces have that timeless feel that I love so much and she transformed her portrait into the most exquisite paper dolls with great humour and you can’t help but smile when you look at them.
I’m really proud to announce that Lee-Anne has accepted the invitation to teach how she create her paper doll, the infinite possibilities to display them and how to create your own character and accessories.
Complete details and pre-registration about the class will come soon
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Lee-Anne and I can't wait to share this class with you!
See you soon!
After months of planning, filming, changing my mind, adding to it, I'm finally ready to present you, my new online class Ladybird! I'm so proud of this class, I think I have put together great resources and many diverses projects to explore mixed media. While creating great art we will explore composition, the art of storytelling, and I will share with you what I've learned in my 23 years as a graphic designer on understanding colours and how to create any skin tone and how to get the perfect colour palette.
If this wasn't enough I will share with you how to create birds soft sculpture and how to create and modify a pattern to create your own unique bird.
To enter the Giveaway,
Each time you shared on different social channel I will enter your name to the draw.
Each share counts as one entry – multiple entries are encouraged!
You have until April 14 midnight EST to enter
I will announce the lucky winner on April 15th in a live post on Kabostudio facebook page
If you’ve already paid for the course and win the spot, you will get a full refund! I'm aware the comment sections is acting weird and the comment number stays at 0 sometimes but I will see all of your comment.
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!
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.