What a total delight it was to travel to the quiet and still woods of Arkansas and greet the gifted and just adorable spirit of Mindy Lacefield. How I met this darling lady was some time back Mindy wrote to me the sweetest message after reading my book. She expressed the impact it had on her creatively and we began a pleasant and inspired dialogue. I became enchanted when I began to look at her work– and saw that she was a professional and accomplished artist herself who traveled around the States teaching workshops as well. Then later that year she came to an art retreat where I was teaching and took one of my classes and I was further enchanted by the way in which she worked. I saw that we had a symbiotic and harmonious thought process and style of making art, as well as how we viewed life and what intentions or dreams to hold sacred. Thus the idea of collaboration was born. Finally we came together and for about a week straight we painted, sparkled, spilled, and deeply reflected on what we valued most as artists. We realized that creating is a form Magic * Making — where you uncover your own authentic visual language and voice, which naturally brings forth art that has the extra special something– whether its cute, quirky, romantic, spontaneous, messy, or balanced, unified, and beautiful. It can be any and all of things really. But truly its about bringing out that shine through your own intuitive process and spirit of play. And yes, as you may have gathered, this class was a total joy to make. Mindy and I will share with you our deep love of color combinations, poetry, fine glitter, fluorescents, our favorite surfaces to work on, and just ways to make your work come alive — and feel so while you are doing it.
Also this would not be a party without some gifts! I am giving away one free spot in this class if you share it with on Facebook (the top collaborative painting image if preferred, see my page to share also) and leave a comment on this post telling me you did so. Also, you can win the painting that Mindy and I did together by leaving a comment on her blog as well after you have shared it on Facebook and/or your blog. This painting is very special to us so both and honestly was a little hard to give away! But its worth if if you join in the magic with us… because oh goodness, magic is alive and afoot (ode to Mr. Leonard Cohen) and I am filled to the brim to come together in this spirit. Lets make it happen together.
UPDATE: The winner of is Kim Smith! Congratulations Kim… until then sweet creators, early birds spots are filling up and you can assure your spot by registering here. The price will soon go up once this tier is full. Thanks all for entering and we look forward to making magic with you.