Hidey-Hoe my peeps. I hope you had a great weekend. We have been so busy for the past week, working on remodeling the front of our home and yard. Lemme just say, OY! My back, lol…my partner is amazing. He does more work by 8 am everyday than most people do in an entire day. It looks incredible now, I love that man! It’s just the first phase of the revamping going on. This winter we plan to continue on the studio remodel, we will be adding a huge gallery space and future classroom! Also we will be building a live stage. When we shoot live video’s and for our newest idea….drum roll, please…
We have an annual art sale every year, this year we thought it would be fun to take it to the internets and have weekly Art auctions! Every Saturday in November we will be live on our You Tube channel !
Don’t miss it, we plan to have a surprise or two up our sleeves every week. Plus you get to watch us be goofy and try to figure all this stuff out! It’ll be a blast. I’m really excited about it and am hoping it’s just as good of an event, as when we have been hosted locally. We are going to open the art vault and bring out the best of the years works! We plan on super low opening bids and hopefully everyone will consider it a win-win. 🙂 Can’t wait, I hope you will join us 11/3/18!
In other arty news, I’m still working on the oil paintings…update photos:
She is One With It All- 24″ x 20″ x 2″ -Oils- HA! 2018
This one is at rest. I think I may sign her…or I may not. I’m thinking about it.
This one is WA?’s new one…it’s looking real good, WIP:
So, there’s that, what else is there? Oh yeah, I’ll be learning a new skill this week. Sewing! With a machine! OMG. I am a capable woman, I can do almost anything…except sew. I’ve always wanted to know how to do it and we have dear friends who are having a costume party! Hence the sewing. We are going as the King and Queen of Cups from the tarot deck. Today I am making a kings crown and later, the man is going to show me how to use the sewing machine. I will then make the most fabulous capes the world has ever seen. Followed by a kings tunic and fancy scepter. The Queen is regal and a little less embellished…but she reads the tarot deck and sees the future! I’m gonna so rock this…I hope! 🙂 I’ll post pictures when we get them done an thank goodness my partner is down for the teaching. Good lord I’ll be Michael Kors in no time, watch out RuPaul, I’m coming for ya! lol
That’s all for me, I gotta go be fantastic and then make dinner. It’s a life. A good gig if you can get it. Love to all, HA!
Quote in title: Isaac Bashevis Singer
Hello there. I hope this finds you well. All my love to those in the storms way. I am sending prayers for all life. Big Love.
Okay, well. This week? Yeah, I’m done. It’s been too long, too hard and too many dramas, for this human. I might be a little spun out on the whole adulting gig. UGH. I would go into detail…but whhhhhy? It won’t make anything any better, trust me, I’ve talked myself blue in the face.
It is always, (seems these days) a battle for living a life that is, enough. I don’t want it all, I’m good like that. I just want to reach the point of enough, so I can breathe a little easier. Enough love & attention, enough money & time, enough smarts & wisdom, you get the idea. Who needs perfection? Not me. A little more harmony and balance would work wonders for my internal view of myself. That darn inner-self is such a hot-mess of needy-ness. I swear, just when I think I have her patched up and running right, BAM! The Universe has a morbid sense of humor far as I can tell. Either that, or I am a special kind of weirdo. 🙂
I found my big girl panties and worked the knot out. This has been such a topsy-turvy year. I can validate myself, I am enough, I can keep going because I have that much faith. On with it then…pity party is over.
Tons of great art happening! That’s a good thing, a very, very good thing. WA? and I are working on a new business idea. We are thinking about creating a subscription box fluid painting kit. A new kit every month and content too. We are still fleshing out the curation for the 12 months, to make sure the kits are exciting, easy and so fun that you’ll be excited to do the next months project. It would all kick off with the big PRO kit and then be monthly 5 new colors with canvas and pre-mixed paints. The content would support the kits with skill shares and experimenting with surprises, maybe even monthly live feed tutorials, too! All that for a low monthly fee and at the end of the year, you would have 67 squeeze bottles and every color known to man…lol, almost. 🙂 And a years worth of skill practice. Everyone is an artist with our kits!
What do you think? Any takers? I’d love some feedback on the idea, I’d love to move to pre-production by the end of the month, so the launch can happen before Christmas! Can you imagine giving a art gift that happened every month for an entire year? I think I’d love it, what about you?
In other arty news…I’m oil painting this week and here are some pictures of those works, still WIP’s, because, oils. I’m having fun being at the easel right now so that’s how I’m gonna roll for now. I hope to have a new content video on the fluid art by Sunday, this week So, check back for that, or even better, just click over to the channel and subscribe! Pretty please and thank you. <3
Well, that’s got to wrap it up for me today. I am so grateful you stopped by today, thank you for that. I hope your day is, enough. I wish you enough in all ways. Big Love, HA!
Hello everyone! Happy Friday, I hope you have had a good week so far. I mean if you don’t go online, don’t read anything or watch any news…it’s all easily, just peachy-keen. I do know what’s happening out there and I am trying to control my disgust and outrage…basically so I don’t hurt my own system. How do I get to escape, you ask? Art Making. I get to the easel, table, stand, what have you and I make art. Yeah, so there’s that.
In other news, I am now officially in the last year of my youth. 49 has arrived and I plan to enjoy the heck out of it, come hell or high water.
I did get a little art in this week and I painted this really nice painting, on the full moon. I mean I painted the full moon while the full moon was happening. Did you see it? It was so amazing!!! It looked like this…
🙂 At least that’s how I saw it. With my artist eyes. I filmed it of course…so here’s the reel. I hope you enjoy watching it come to life. 🙂
The original artwork should make it to the sales floor soon…I need to get myself an assistant that loves inputting info to the computer, takes great product and art photos and files stuff…heck, I just need to borrow someone’s cloning machine. Anyone? 🙂
I hope you have a fantastic weekend! I got to burn rubber on the day. I love you and thanks so much for being here today. HA!
Hey everyone! WA got to spend some time this weekend doing his thing. It was awesome and I have the video to prove it. Check it out!
Have a wonderful day everyone, I have to scoot to the day job. Love you! <3 HA!
P.S. Below you’ll see an ad for paint, it’s the same paint we use in our studio! I found this package deal through amazon and if you have been wanting to find a great (Fabulous!!!) paint that you can easily get…this is the brand! Try it out in your studio and tell us what you think!Creative Inspirations Acrylic Paint Set Non-Toxic School Value Artist Acrylic Painting Set & Carrying Case, Smooth, Rich, and Creamy Paint Large Bottles – [Set of 12-16 oz Bottles]
Quote in the title: Marcus Aurelius
It’s Monday, not just any Monday. It’s the Monday before the Pro Kit launch on Saturday. I’m still editing and finishing the content videos for that kit. We are listening to the voice within. We are hearing, learning, feeling, exploring our way into this vast world we share. In my head I see us like the painting below…
Nice, right? It’s really hard to do, in real life. I am deeply, intensively immersed in the learning part at the moment. I’m studying the art of product video commercials and I had a little break through on the practice of commercial making. In my last post
I was talking about the video commercials I was making for the beginner pour paint kit and how I was making progress. I am a fast learner and I love to learn new things. Take a look at the new Pro Kit commercial and see…if I’m lying I’m dying…WORD, I feel good about this one.
Well? Wasn’t that a better execution of the first 5 rules of commercials?
I think so. The rules are:
- Clearly define the Purpose
- Clearly define the Audience
- Clearly define the Message
- Clearly define the Command
- make the commercial
Yeah, I think so, I rang that bell a little and I’m proud of myself.
This week I’ll be setting up the studio for the launch party on Saturday. We will have food and music and PAINTING…lol and we will be filming the event. That should make for some great new content and we get to see people use the kits, live for the first time. It’s gonna be a heck of a good time.
I’ve also been practicing with the 10 second and 30 second spots. Here are some examples of those runs, for those who are following along on the learning adventure too. I’m learning the 5 second spot and I’m still working on my 20 second spot.
Well, I am off to the races. I hope your day goes well. Thanks for being here today, it matters a bunch to me!! <3 Big Love to every one! HA!
Quote in title: Lane Kirkland
I’ve been working diligently to learn new skills. Right now I am knee deep in the learning of marketing, promotion, branding and making advertisements that work. All while, not loosing my mind or hair in the process.
OY to the VEY. Onward.
In the learning of these principles I have found some great resources that are filling the gaps wonderfully. Check them out they might help you in your business endeavors as well.
After absorbing all the info I could, (just the first day of study) I practiced by making short marketing videos. The first video is the one I made before the education, to show the difference:
This second one I made after the studying the first 5 rules of commercial making:
- Clearly define the Purpose
- Clearly define the Audience
- Clearly define the Message
- Clearly define the Command
- Make the commercial
The third one, I did some re editing on the very first video and added a fun little song that Bill made up on the fly…we were talking about needing a “jingle” for the kits and he is the Pro musician/song writer, so I turned on the recorder and… well, like I said it was spontaneous and fun, we hope it makes you smile 🙂 I was looking for a way to bring our goofy personalities into view. You know, we are some fun ass people:
Well that’s it so far. I will continue to learn and make small spots until it starts working and then, well…I’m gonna celebrate. 🙂
Happy Friday to all, I hope you have a great weekend. To all our friends, family and patrons in the paths of storms, worldwide, prayers have been said and candles lit for your safety and well being.
Thanks for being here today. I love you everyday,
P.S. if ya wanna give feedback on the commercials…hit that comment button babe, I would appreciate it bunches. <3
Hello art fans! I hope you had a great long weekend. We visited with family and ate really good food. We rested (as much as we are capable of anyway) and we are ready to go! Restored and energized to share more great ideas for art making. Today I posted a video about my newest painting experience, Spirit Tree. Check it out:
Here’s the creation video, I hope you enjoy watching it! 🙂
I am working on learning how to do all the trees….all the trees!! I look forward to sharing them with you.
I must run and do adulting type activites…oh, the glamorous life of a self representing, living artist. Yeah, that’s how I roll…the the grocery store anyway. lol
Have a great week everyone, I love you everyday.
Hey there art fans! I hope you are getting ready for a wonderful long weekend. We will be shooting video and hanging out with family, I can’t wait for a little fun!! I’ve been busy in the studio, pushing forward on my style and skill sets. I rocked this old tree…take a look.
I made a video of it too, of course!
I got totally inspired looking at some beautiful pictures of Mt. Hood from the blooming tulip fields in Clackamas. I had to give it a go! Here is how that painting turned out…I did film it but I’ll put that video together for next week.
I like this one because of the extra low horizion line. I feel like I nailed the floating that our mountain always looks like its doing. The red tulip fields and rich greens of the treeline make the whole painting vibrant and mysterious too. I’m going to try this view again, for sure. I hope you like it!
Well, I have to get going on all the things, ya’ll know how it is. Big love to all, HA!