I have finally gotten around, years later, to putting a SHOP back on my webite. It's been all about healing my hands so I can be on the computer more, but not too much. And teaching has been my main focus and joy for years now. My students and their blossoming talent continue to inspire me.

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Painting Wild Thing & Video

Friday, April 17, 2020

Hello Artsy Souls,

A dear friend and fellow artist, Judy Jacobs - aka "JJ", sent me a sweet little envelope full of ephemera (collage pieces) to add to my art. I decided to videotape myself playing at my art desk. Here's the result - the painting of Wild Thing. After the video ended I finished her off with a mix of my mixed media faves. 

I used my humungous set of 48 Himi Gouache* which was a blast to play with. This is the first time I have tried to show my paint palette as well as the art I am creating in a video, so give me a couple more tries to improve on that. These are ridiculously inexpensive gouache paints, they come in 30ml jelly cups, and it is a blast to paint with. Well, enjoy the video....you can watch me throw some paint around. LOL.

* Amazon link

Wild Thing
Gouache & Mixed Media on paper
12 x 9 inches

You can see the video here:


A few more bits and bobs - teaching online has mostly smoothed out, ironically, it's my new laptop that is causing a few blips by losing connection. My art desk device (ipad pro) keeps the connection just fine. So it's just my face that blacks out!  Ha ha ha. But worry not, I just ordered a new laptop and this one is going back into the box for a refund! Must carry on til it arrives.

NOTE:  A Marty B contacted me about my online classes - dear Marty I emailed you back but your email bounced, twice. Btw - if any of you contact me and I don't respond, please try me again because i make it a habit of always responding. Now I am not perfect, but I do take emails to me seriously and make every effort to respond in short order.

That's it for now. Anyone else climbing the walls during shelter-in-place? I am!

Stay well!  That's the most important part. Practice Patience, Stillness, Meditation, Creativity.....Kindness!

Be Creative. It's Good for the Soul!
Blessings, Joanie

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