February 23, 2017

Watercolor Workbook- New Online Class!!

It's finally here! After weeks and weeks of working during any spare moment I got, the class is finished and ready to go!! 
It's now on sale for an introductory price of 38$ until March 2nd. The full price of the class is 45$. This class is full of great exercises, we'll be playing with watercolors and learning as we play.

The class promo video-

In this video I talk about the class and my motivation behind creating it. I will be posting another Q&A video very soon, including a fabulous giveaway!

Thanks for visiting and hope to see you in class!

February 18, 2017

Hip Kit Club March 2017 Reveal!!!

Yes it's already that time of the month, time to feast our eyes on the goodies we'll be playing with next month! The March 2017 Hip Kit Club kits have been revealed and they are sooo yummy! The February kits are one of my all time favorites, but March is just as gorgeous! Let's get started with the main kit-

Full of goodies from the new American Crafts and Pink Paislee releases... So good! That Dear Lizzy floral paper... Swoon!
The embellishment kit-

The color kit-

The PL kit, that also includes exclusive cards (not shown)-

And for all your paper needs, the patterned paper kit and the cardstock kit-

 March will be fabulous! Here's the link to the Hip Kit Club website for all the information.

I have just received my February kits, so there was lots of swooning going on, here's my unboxing video-

Have a lovely weekend!

February 15, 2017

Watercolor Thoughts

As I'm putting the finishing touches on my new soon to be released class Watercolor Workbook, I find myself thinking about the why behind this class. 
This will be my 7th class (not counting the free mini class and the hundreds of video tutorials on YouTube), and it is nothing like the ones I've done before.

However, since I created all those other classes, there are some similarities. I create classes I would like to take myself. 
I like my classes to be technique based. Those techniques are like tools in my tool box, always available when I want to create something. 
I'm a big fan of showing something from start to finish. All my classes until now have been based on showing the process of creating a scrapbook layout from start to finish. As someone who struggles with following through, I want to have something finished (or almost finished) to show for it. Especially when it comes to playing with watercolors. I have so many piles of papers of just paint blobs, from doing exercises or trying to paint something... Some are finished. Most are not. Some look like they could be something, many look like... well, paint blobs. 
I wanted to come up with a project that will get people painting, and give them satisfying results. I wanted a fun, non threatening, non intimidating way of approaching watercolors, playing with them, and not be frustrated with disappointing results. 

I believe that in order to be good in anything, one must put in the time and effort. However, I know many people want to paint as their therapy, as a creative outlet, as a hobby. They either can't, or don't want to practice and practice, sketch, plan, and do all those things that are important for improving skills. They just want to paint when they have a bit time. And it was this place exactly that was lacking, in my opinion, and from my personal experience, and that's why I created this class.

Also, watercolors are so pretty and I want everyone to enjoy them!

Here's some more chatting about it-

February 8, 2017

Watercolors & I

I'm writing this post as I am editing and finalizing the lessons for my upcoming class 'Watercolor Workbook'. The class will go live this month, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to tell you a little bit about my infatuation, hmm, who am I kidding, full blown obsession with watercolors. 

I will start at the beginning.
I have no official art degree or education. I am completely self taught. What I do have, is a lifelong fascination with drawing and painting. As a child I was always drawing, mostly faces and portraits. I don't know how good I was, but I know I kept at it. 

Until I went to university. 
Medicine school, to be accurate. 
As you can imagine, I did not have a lot of free time as a student, and much much less as I started working and became a mother. But then we decided to move to Austria, and since my degree was not recognized here, nor did I speak any German, I was suddenly a stay at home mom to our barely 2 year old daughter, while learning German and doing what was needed, to be able to practice medicine in Austria. 
That left me with a lot more free time than I was used to. That led me to YouTube, which led me to scrapbooking. It didn't take long for me to find my way to mixed media, and watercolors. I started scrapbooking in 2011, and during 2013 I started using mixed media heavily on my layouts ( I'd like to refer to scrapbooking as my gateway drug ;) ). 
Since then, my style has evolved, developed and changed significantly. I had all these amazing supplies, paints, inks, mists, crayons... And from all of these, watercolors were the ones calling me, tempting me with their wonderful unique qualities and beauty. 

I was using them on my scrapbook layouts more and more, but that wasn't enough. I really wanted to explore this glorious medium more. I started learning, taking online classes, painting more and more. I may have done some watercolor shopping as well.

And here I am. Still learning, always painting. I want to share the joy of painting with watercolors, even if you don't know how to draw, even if you're intimidated. This class is all about having fun.
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