August 30, 2015

Copyright guidelines for Crafters, hobbys and artist in general

This is a great illustrated, visual, easy to follow graphic on copyright.
Basically, if you did not create it, and you plan to sell it or post it online, ask for permission  or check if it is OK with the author. In many cases all you have to do is giving attribution.  (-'‿'-)

Click image to see better.

I am re-posting it from the Blue Bottle tree website.

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August 26, 2015

How to paint a little princess painting

This is another of my collaborations I made, this time with Letitia Pfinder in Canada. I had fun working on this canvas!

Video on how I made it here:

If you like it, please give it a thumbs up! And subscribe to my channel to see when I upload a new video ♥
P.S. Are you ready for #29faces ??

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August 20, 2015

kitty cat journal page

I am participating in Animal Theme in August along with hundreds of YouTubers.
As you probably know, I love our tuxedo cat, so what better model than that for such a theme?
Here is the page all done:

And this is how I made it:

Please leave a comment in the video if you have a chance, and click Like. That is a great feedback for me ♥

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August 18, 2015

10 year blog anniversary winner!

We have a winner!!
Thank you very much to those that participated ♥  ٩(^‿^)۶ 

Congrats to the winner, and I will be mailing you the price this week.... paint!
 . . . . .Drum roll please!

Congrats Katie!

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August 12, 2015

Blog 10th Anniversary!

Wow.... I remember the 1st time I read the word "blog" I was like.... "huh?" Is that a vitamin? A computer virus? A slang for something unspeakable?!  I went around looking for one that I would like and it was not difficult to use, because I have never enjoyed spending time in the learning part of technology (I know... impossible, right?)
So I ended up trying a few different blogs, and staying in this one. And that was 10 years ago.
Thank you all my blog friends! 
The new ones, and the ones that have been putting up with me for years. ♥

This is a screen of my first post. Do you remember your 1st post? How long have you been blogging?

Let me know in the comments!

And now, time for a giveaway!
*Share this post in any of your favorite networks,
For a chance to win a package of 6 acrylic tubes, for the people in the US only.

For the people in any other country, the chance to get any of my classes for free, you pick which one HERE

The winner will be selected randomly and announced a week from now, August 18th
Good luck!!
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August 11, 2015

New Art Collabotarion With Cinnamon The Art Sherpa

Here is another art collab! This time I am playing with Cinnamon Cooney The Art Sherpa!
 I am loving so much having this exciting experience of playing  from a distance! Enjoy:
Click on image or HERE

I am having a Giveaway HERE to celebrate my blog's 10th year
*(Leave a comment there to participate, not in this post)

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August 6, 2015

Updates on 29 faces, and Interview, and collabs!

I have fun news!
For the 29 faces challenge, (just coming around the corner in September!) I have planned some easy props for those that like inspiration, and also will have samples for those that have been asking what materials to use. I get asked those 2 things a lot, so lets see how it goes!
The samples will be in my Etsy shop but will be having a giveaway nest week as well, to present them properly, yaay!

Here is my  new collab video! Click the image to see it:
Don't forget to scribe if you haven't already, because I do not post here all my videos.

video collab

Lastly, I'd like for you to visit Danielle's blog where she graciously invited me for an interview and a giveaway! Cross your fingers and I hope you enjoy!

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August 1, 2015

Video collaborations!

Hey guys! I have been doing video-collabs, as you have seen here in my blog and in my youtube channel

And after getting a few questions about how it works, I want to explain it in this post and invite creatives with a channel to collaborate with me (*and by that I mean single media like oil, acrylic or watercolor,  or mixed media painters and maybe polymer clay, but not digital art, card or paper art etc.... since I am focusing in painting only for now).

The most important part of this is timing and being punctual.

 My collabs are a team of 2 people with a youtube channel.
These are the steps: Please read all ♥

*We contact each other in private, exchange addresses, agree on size, calendar date to schedule and a theme if any.

*We make a video of our own starting piece, where each person does as much or as little as wanted to the starting piece.

*Video gets edited, uploaded and linked to the other channel.

*The piece is mailed to the other person (mine to you, yours to me).

*Once we get the art piece in the mail: Both artists tape a second video of the additions to the painting. Edit, etc. If you record the opening of the parcel, MAKE SURE personal info like address etc is not shown in your video!

*Upload at the agreed time (which can be a couple of weeks depending on schedule!). Link to each other's videos.

*Mail the artwork back to the original author. Both parties get their original piece, finished by the other artist. 
*We both promote the videos in our favorite networks.
*You retain the copy rights of what you painted, which means if you want to make prints of what you created to finish the canvas, it is OK.

 *click image to see large

Note: I cannot emphasize enough the importance of Timing: This type of activity only works and is fun, if the participants MAIL and work on time.
If there is a chronic illness that doesn't allow to follow a schedule, or a known problem with the local postal service, or a long trip planned, a surgery coming up, or if there is *any* other situation that will not allow you to do as agreed.... PLEASE do not get involved at this time.
I waited to hear from a person that asked me to participate and did not return my painting nor send me one to work on, close to 4 months later. That kills the fun in a hurry.

So, thank you to all the people that have participated/collab nicely with me! ♥ ♥ ♥
Interested? Drop me an e-mail

Note 2: if you want to post the image I painted, please upload with a watermark, it is very sad when it gets Pinned with no name, or stolen for profit. At least the watermark gives them more trouble, and it has a name where to see more about the author ♥

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