Ready to learn how to paint with encaustics?! Artist Amanda Jolley (@amandajolley) will be hosting an encaustics workshop sponsored by R&F paints (@rfpaints) here at the shop on Nov 30 at 3pm. .
Dont miss out! Not only will this will be a great learning experience, but it's also your last chance to save 20% on those R&F paints you'll need to hone your newfound skill!
🎄💫🎄 Announcing our Children’s Christmas Card Illustration Workshops with gorgeous Sydney artist Grace Choi @alittlebitebygrace 10am/12pm Dec 3, 10 & 17 @theteasalon @westfieldsyd Book online via Eventbrite link in our bio 👌🏼
Atelier de ce jour, dernier atelier de l'année. Entre mosaïque, modelage et carterie, les idées créatives fusent. Après midi intense tout en convivialité et en partage😊.
Wonderful creative afternoon for the last workshop session of the year!
#artworkshop , #mosaicworkshop , #arttherapy
Just one day left until this wonderful event focused on the schooling needs of our children, and I've been working on exclusive content that will contribute towards the success of the day.
For any budding Artist's, please look out for me and the art workshop taking place amongst a variety of other activities and talks.
Please see flyer and previous post for full details
art object "With Fire on Fire," from which I began this project. I was inspired by S. V. Maksimov description of the forest fire. It was very surprising that despite primitive fear and horror of what was happening, people still tried to fight, having found a brilliant solution, a nontrivial and effective method.
They light up their own fire against a wild forest fire. It lit on purpose, to destroy everything that feeds the fire. In this way was possible to stop riot of titans - indomitable forest fires. "With the expansion of fire and as warming atmosphere, hand made fire becomes stronger and stronger.(says one of the witnesses who participated in extinguishing the fire in the forest thickets of Volga)
In a distance, hi has already large forest fire and tends faster and faster towards to rival. (in russian language all inanimate object hav gender and fire is male gender. That's why fire is - “hi”) Finally, hand made fire enter into fire-breathing atmosphere of a real fire driven by the wind and furiously throw to him. Battle across the area announces the neighborhood as crowd of opposing forces. These moments are solemn!
Here seem artillery fire, the explosions, and burning toothy ranks of forest giants, kick each other and fighting all in twirl heat, intertwined with their branches. The flame rises wall against to wall and, with a terrible impulse, appear instantly-disappearing tornadoes or swirling pillars of fire, screwdriving to the sky. After this general battle, where collapsed more than one majestic Titan, who despised the fury of the storm, everything calms down.
Back in the studio for the next couple of days.... today Özge came to try #screenprinting for the first time, and what a lovely afternoon we had 🙂 the rains didn't come as predicted, but the lemon drizzle cake and coffee was in full flow 🙌 If you'd like to visit the #ottostop studio for half a day of screen printing, I have very limited availability in December, so get in touch soon-ish 😊
23ALMOND'S DREAM: KONG MANIA, pt. 6
WHAT HAPPENED SO FAR: "It was a long dream. I worked for someone but it was a new boss. It was a weird vibe, then it transferred to my current and real boss having a party and her coming to me and we bang banged and then told me her husband knew it was going to happen.
During that same party after my encounter with my boss, I decided to go the back yard. There was flat ground and hillside with windy trees climbing up that hill. Dirt. No green.
There, I knew there was trouble. King Kong was coming. Or something like him.
He was after us. Us being two other people and me - while the rest of the party no longer existed. We decided to climb up the tree to attempt hiding. It was successful for a minute until he saw a piece of me.
I didn’t realize I wasn’t completely hidden because I noticed miniature wolves planted into the ground with just their heads out and eyes closed.
They were about to be ready.
Almost ready to attack.�We were surrounded by them. Any moment we would have to fight off little dogs and a huge Kong.
When King Kong spotted me all hell broke loose. We climbed and climbed.
There were moments of chaos and moments where we successfully hid. This time, we climbed up to a patch of houses.
Miniature houses. Big enough to fit in them but small enough for King Kong to have planted them as a maze for his bait. I went in for hiding.
I’m not sure where the other two went. I worked my way around trying to avoid him. He found me once. I escaped and hid in another house." .
AND NOW, FOR THE CONCLUSION: "He found me twice. I escaped and hid hid hid. He couldn’t find me curled up in the third house. Then I woke up."
That was one long, and totally messed up dream - I thoroughly enjoyed working on it.
Thanks, 23almond, for sharing it with us!
Here we go on v.1 of the touchstone studio website - it’s live now! Please check it out thru link in my profile, browse and shop, and sign up on the newsletter so you’ll be first to know of sales, new products, and upcoming creativity workshops and courses!
Hanging out at the ‘One Fanastic Workshop’ learning more about how independent artists do business! In the first picture we see that Hulk Hogan is excitedly watching Annie Stegg-Gerard paint. In the next, Ron Lemen has prepared an awesome supplemental booklet. And really none of these pictures actually express how awesome this experience has been!
So excited to share I’ll be teaching a metalsmithing workshop in my hometown! Come learn basic metalworking skillz (+ some of my secrets) and make yourself an adornment from scratch ⚒︎ ❍☽ at @thebirdsnestgallery ✦Dec.16 ✧4:30-7pm ✦
d e t a i l s ╬ s i g n u p ⇢→➤
Aspen + Valley frens I’m coming for U!