digital art

A NEW CLASS- Abstract Art on your iPad

Hello there creatives, I'm thrilled to announce that registration for this BRAND NEW CLASS with artist, Tricia Dewey is now OPEN.

Tricia has discovered innovative and truly creative techniques for creating gorgeous abstract figurative work on her iPad! Her work is full of mystery, emotion and modern texture and design!

If you have wanted to learn more about using these amazing devices and explore ground breaking new ways of creating expressive art - then this is the class for you!

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Come learn all about it and register by clicking below. This exciting workshop should not be missed! Don't miss the early bird price either!

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Stunning examples of Tricia's contemporary and evocative work...

 

So get your imagination and your iPad ready! We will see you in class!

xo,

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Create ART Anywhere!

Hello there creatives,

I'm thrilled to announce that I'm offering instant access to this innovative and FUN class. I adore creating on my iPad BUT I also LOVE making art right on my iPhone. It's always with me, which means I can make ART anytime, anywhere! Now, I'm excited to share my favorite techniques with you guys.

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Whether you love creating portraits, landscapes or even abstracts you can do this ALL on your iPhone using a combination of apps and tools. I'm going to walk you thru the entire process - from creation to printing! Plus, I show you how to manipulate your own photos and share my favorite photo resources.

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Come learn more and register now.

ONLY $37 for Lifetime access.

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Here are just a few of the pieces I have created on my iPhone! The possibilities are endless!

I'll look forward to seeing you in class!

xo,

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Summer Solstice Sale

Hello dear ones! I hope life has been treating you well! We have been busy over here in my little home, celebrating birthdays and Father's Day and TODAY is our 13th wedding anniversary! Woo! The longest and (most memorable day) of my life - so fitting for the Summer Solstice right?

To kick Summer off right we are having a 48 HR SALE on some of our best online ART workshops! Including my most recent class, Sacred Landscape which has been a huge success!

Are you ready to fill your long, light filled days with creativity?!

Enter Discount Code: SUMMER30 at check out!

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If you didn’t get a chance to take these workshops before, now is the time to scoop them up for an additional 30% off! Remember they are all self-paced, with life-time access and downloadable videos – so you can enjoy them on your own schedule. :)

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Happy Summer Creating! I'll look forward to seeing you in class!

xo,

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Spring Art Auction

Hello there friends! I hope you are all having a lovely Monday! I just wanted to pop in and let you know that tomorrow, I will be the featured artist in a big Facebook Art Auction! Go here to join in on the fun!

I will have over 36 pieces of my Artwork up for bidding including both originals and beautiful stretched canvas prints!

Here's a sneak peek at some of the pieces that will be up for sale...

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I would love to "see" you there! It's a very fun crowd and the bidding wars can be downright entertaining!

Wish me luck!

Have a beautiful afternoon!

xo,

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Student Spotlight : Janet Reid

Hello there beautiful friends! We are bathing in Spring sunlight here in Portland and it makes everyone a little giddy - me included! I've been super busy in the studio preparing for new classes and exploring lots of new techniques.

My students have also been busy bees - creating the most gorgeous art! I can't even express how much joy that brings me! So much joy that I have decided to start sharing these amazing artists with you! I will begin to do periodic Student Spotlight posts so you can witness the talent and beauty emerging from these shining souls!

Today, I want to introduce you to Janet Reid!

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Janet has been a long time student and Facebook friend. I admired her work immediately and have since, seen her grow and expand her talents in great strides. She has an innate ability to compose lyrical and poetic arrangements. Both her digital and traditional collages beg the viewer to look deeper and wonder at the symbolism and mystery within.

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I asked Janet a few questions so you guys can get to know her a little better - a peek into her beautiful mind and creative heart...

What inspires you?

Honestly....everything!  I am so lucky to live in a beautiful place--Santa Barbara--and all around me I see color, and texture, and composition just naturally occurring every day. I'm inspired by fellow artists, especially on Instagram.  Everyday I check my feed and feel like I'm being bathed in beauty and talent.  It's like artistic nourishment.  And I'm inspired by the wonderful teachers I've been so fortunate to have recently and all the work I have seen that has been shared in class Facebook pages.  Ivy has been an invaluable part of my artistic journey. She is a true inspiration!

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What are you trying to express with your art?

Different things at different times.  Sometimes it's a story or an idea I try to express visually.  Other times the art has "a mind of its own" and the concept or message becomes clear to me only after it's finished or during the process itself.  That's when it feels magical.  Being a mixed media artist gives me a lot of freedom to work both abstractly and figuratively and at times to combine the two.  What I hope gets expressed is the joy I feel when I am doing it.  Right now, my work with encaustic collage is like a dream come true.

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How do you deal with your inner critic and trust your creative instincts?

Oh, that little voice....usually I can silence her by just continuing.  Sometimes, I will hear her say, "Ok, that was a failure," but I've come to almost welcome that point.  That's when I give up trying to make something work and just see what will happen--the "I have nothing to lose" feeling.   Many times something even more wonderful comes out of that moment--the giving in.  Trusting my instincts has become a learned process.  My advice to anyone who struggles with this is to simply keep working, keep creating.  Try to do something creative each and every day--a snapshot with your phone or a full blown painting--it doesn't matter.  Just keep looking and seeing.

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(I'm the proud owner of this one! I love seeing it hanging in my studio.)

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This is only a small sampling of Janet's stunning work. Please check out her Etsy store! It's a visual delight! Other places to connect with Janet - Facebook & Instagram (her feed is YUMMY!).

I hope you have enjoyed viewing Janet's work and stay tuned for more Student Spotlight posts!

As always, thank you for your love and support!

xo,

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Art to Adore

Happy Friday my readers! Hope you have some lovely plans for the weekend! I'm actually going to go see Madonna!! Eeek! Kinda a childhood dream so I'm a little giddy! Anyway, before I break out in my Vogue dance...I wanted to share some more gorgeous bird themed artworks! I've been working non stop on my Flight & Feather  online workshop so yes, I have birds on the brain....big time!

Enjoy these beautiful and inspiring creations....and go visit these artists' galleries of work.

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Evening by Jeanie Tomanek

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Introspection by Alexandra Douglass

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Paperbirds by Steven Kenny

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Have a beautiful weekend!

xo,

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Paint & Pixels Student Art - Week One

Hi there and Happy Friday! I hope this email finds you well and that your week has been lovely!

It’s been a little nutty around here assisting over 200 students in the online Paint & Pixels classroom but it’s been absolute joy and pleasure to guide these creative individuals into the world of iPad ART!

In Week One, we’ve been studying form, line, sketching from life, drawing a face, exploring the charcoal brushes and MORE! We are so incredibly impressed with the art that is coming out of this class!

Some people are drawing for the very first time and being so brave while others are more experienced but are still reveling in the discovery of creating on their iPad.

Take a peek at our student’s Art!

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There is still time to join the class but only barely - 3 MORE DAYS - and then we close the classroom door on September 21st.  We still have a seat saved for you so don’t miss this opportunity to create in a whole new way! Remember, you get lifetime access to the classroom and videos once you register so you can go at your own pace. Click the button below to learn more and register.

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Have a fantastic weekend!

xo,

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Mobile Art to Adore and countdown to Paint & Pixels!

Hello lovelies! How is everyone? Things around here are quieter (the kiddos are back in school) but we are busier than ever - much to my delight! I adore being able to work from home and actually do what I LOVE too! So much gratitude!

You guys know I love to share Art with you and today I have a special treat because both Robin and I have curated some amazing Mobile Art for you to admire! (Just a little side note, in case you are unfamiliar - Mobile Art is Art created exclusively on a mobile device including iPhones, Androids and tablets.)

With our Paint & Pixels Workshop only 5 short days away we couldn't resist showing you just how gorgeous Mobile Art can be with a collection of 3 of our favorite Mobile Artists!

Enjoy...

the nostalgic beauty of Janet Reid's creations....

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the surreal and atmospheric effects of the talented Bobbi McMurry...

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and finally the mysterious delight of Erika C. Brothers' images...

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Pretty amazing right?! Seriously, the Mobile Art movement is incredibly exciting and we love being a part of it! We are also super duper lucky to have some of these artists joining us in the Paint & Pixels classroom too! Talk about honored!

Do you ever use your phone or tablet to create? If not...think about checking it out. Remember...I believe everyone is creative...you don't have to be an "artist" to create and exploring on your mobile devices is a perfect place to experiment and play with photography, art and expression!

xo,

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P.S. There is still time to join us in the Paint & Pixels workshop...remember registration closes September 21st. Click here to learn more and register.

Paint & Pixels Class Starts Soon!

Hello my creative friends, I hope this email finds you well!

I just wanted to pop in and remind everyone that there are ONLY 2 short weeks till the Paint & Pixels Online Classroom opens!

Robin and I are giddy with anticipation! We can’t wait to share all the power and creative expression that the iPad delivers! You may never create the same way again!

From manipulating your own photography, to digitally painting layered masterpieces, we have covered the gamut! And don’t forget that we will be showing you how to bring in those traditional ART materials too! The marriage of Paint & Pixels is one artistic romance you don’t want to miss! We are pretty sure you are going to fall in love! So many already have!

In fact, due to the overwhelming response to Paint & Pixels we have decided to close registration on September 21st. Exactly one week after class starts. This will allow us to focus on this first group of Paint & Pixels students. We have only a few spots left so if you have been waiting for that perfect day to give yourself this class - now’s the time to act! Remember, as a registered student you will have life-time access to the classroom and all the videos. To learn more and register click the button below...

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We also wanted to share with you some of our most recent iPad creations...

These first three were done by Robin. She creates such soft, whimsical beauty while retaining a lovely painterly quality! Love that! I especially adore that last one - Such a tender self-portrait. To see more of Robin's art please do go visit her gorgeous website!

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These last three are by moi...and I can't even express how much fun it was to create these. I just love how free I can be on the iPad with no worry of messing up! So wonderful for exploring your own style and mark making! Gotta love that UNDO button! Screen Shot 2015-08-31 at 11.44.46 AM Screen Shot 2015-08-31 at 11.44.30 AM Screen Shot 2015-08-31 at 11.44.12 AM

I hope you all have a wonderful week! For those of you who have signed up for Paint & Pixels already we are so excited to have you in class!

Much love to you all!

xo,

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FREE Mixed Media Art Journaling Video

Hello my creative friends! How's the week treating you so far? I meant to get this to you yesterday but I'm afraid I got a little tied up wrapping the videos for the Paint & Pixels Online Workshop! I'm SO excited for class to begin! Not too much longer now...Sept 14th! If you haven't checked out the info on this Mixed Media & iPad Art class yet...go here for more info.

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So anyways...today is my birthday and in the theme of celebration, I wanted to give you a special treat! I've made a lovely FREE  Mixed Media Art Journaling Video for you - documenting my creation of the spread below. It's full of teaching and tips to get you creating in your art journal too! Plus, my little studio kitten, Leo makes an appearance. He is quite the art admirer. ;)

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I've been exploring Art journaling recently and it's been so enjoyable. What a wonderful way to explore, experiment and play all within my beautiful vintage ledger.

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To go watch to the video go here.

Please do share your creations too! I would love to see what you guys make! Feel free to join my student group on Facebook and start connecting with other creative souls!

Hope you enjoy the video!

xo,

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Create ART on your iPhone!

Hello! How is everyone doing?

Life has been hectic around here but it's all good! I've been busy working on getting my first online Mixed Media & Encaustic class launched! It was a fantastic success and I am so beyond grateful to have a wonderful class of artists! You should see the work they are already creating! Blows me away!

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Hello! How is everyone doing? Life has been hectic around here but it's all good! I've been busy working on getting my first online Mixed Media & Encaustic class launched! It was a fantastic success and I am so beyond grateful to have a wonderful class of artists! You should see the work they are already creating! Blows me away!

But...I've also had other things in the works!

The lovely Jeanne Oliver has invited me to create a new class for her abundant online creative network and I couldn't be more pleased to oblige!

So, I've decided to create another digital art class - but this time for the iPhone - called Mobile Art Magic!

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Our iPhones have become an integral part of our daily lives. We carry them with us at all times - we don’t leave home without them! So...why shouldn’t we be using them creatively too? You can make beautiful, rich art right on your iPhone! Sure you could play Candy Crush....OR you could use your passion for Art and create something you love!

Expand your knowledge of color, experiment with composition and use your own photography to compose stunning, layered pieces of ART! Print them out and hang them on your walls!

Here are a few of the creations I've made using only my iPhone!

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From landscapes to self-portraits! Don't underestimate the power of that iPhone in your pocket!

This one week course will give you the knowledge of which apps to use and how to combine them to achieve gorgeous results!

I'm so excited to be launching this class on Jeanne's wonderful network.

Early Registration will begin July 7th, 2015 and the class will open September 21, 2015!

To sign up for the mailing list and learn more about this exciting class click here.

Much love to you all! Keep creating!

xo,

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MDAC Summit Exhibition 2015

Hi there! How are you guys? Hope all is well with you!

I'm starting my Monday out fully caffeinated and buzzing with excitement - Robin and I both got digital art accepted into The Mobile Digital Art & Creativity Summit in Palo Alto, CA! WOO! This is THE event for iPad and Mobile artists! Some really amazing artists are going to be in this show! I can't tell you yet...cuz it's still a bit of a secret but soon I will share some of them with you! ;)

We are so thrilled! Over 1200 entries of digital art were submitted and only 100 pieces were selected to be exhibited! These are our two pieces that were accepted...my crow lady...

"The Messenger" 2015 (created with Procreate, Repix and Stackables apps on iPad Air)

and Robin's beautiful self-portrait...

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We can't wait to fly to sunny Cali and attend this exciting event in August! What a great honor and really a validating experience now that we are both teaching our own ONLINE DIGITAL ART CLASS - Paint & Pixels! Registration is open and we already have over 130 students from all over the world!!

If you haven't used your iPad creatively we invite you to check it out! You won't regret it and it can literally revolutionize your artistic practice!! We promise! If you are curious...you can also join us in the Paint & Pixels Info Facebook group. We are here to answer any questions! Come hang with us and see what our students are already doing with their iPads as they prepare for class to open in September! So very cool!

Have a fantastic Monday!

xo,

Ivy

MDAC Summit Exhibition 2015

Hi there! How are you guys? Hope all is well with you! I'm starting my Monday out fully caffeinated and buzzing with excitement - Robin and I both got digital art accepted into The Mobile Digital Art & Creativity Summit in Palo Alto, CA! WOO! This is THE event for iPad and Mobile artists! Some really amazing artists are going to be in this show! I can't tell you yet...cuz it's still a bit of a secret but soon I will share some of them with you! ;)

s130407988606392384_p15_i1_w1200We are so thrilled! Over 1200 entries of digital art were submitted and only 100 pieces were selected to be exhibited! These are our two pieces that were accepted...my crow lady...

"The Messenger" 2015 (created with Procreate, Repix and Stackables apps on iPad Air)

and Robin's beautiful self-portrait...

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"Lovely duck show me the way" 2015 (created on the iPad using Procreate)

We can't wait to fly to sunny Cali and attend this exciting event in August! What a great honor and really a validating experience now that we are both teaching our own ONLINE DIGITAL ART CLASS - Paint & Pixels! Registration is open and we already have over 130 students from all over the world!!

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If you haven't used your iPad creatively we invite you to check it out! You won't regret it and it can literally revolutionize your artistic practice!! We promise! If you are curious...you can also join us in the Paint & Pixels Info Facebook group. We are here to answer any questions! Come hang with us and see what our students are already doing with their iPads as they prepare for class to open in September! So very cool!

Have a fantastic Monday!

xo,

Ivy

The Living Studio with Robin Laws

Hi there! Happy Friday! Many of you know Jeanne Oliver for her abundant talent and her amazing online community for creatives but have you seen her latest Living Studio series! Such a fantastic addition to her site and a wonderful resource to other artists! The Living Studio free video series shares how other artists expand their creative practice outside of their studios and into their everyday experience!

Today my dear friend, Robin Laws is featured and you must go check it out!

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She shares all about how she uses the iPad to not only create gorgeous digital art but how she incorporates it into here artistic practice as a learning and exploratory tool.

Her teaching video shows you how she takes a sketch from her easel, into her iPad to make corrections and changes and then how she applies that new knowledge back to the original sketch! Very cool!! Go take a peek!

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Also, if you want to learn more about Robin and see more of her beautiful artwork visit her lovely website here.

Enjoy your weekend!

xo,

Ivy

 

 

 

 

 

Paint & Pixels Giveaway Winner!

Good morning! Robin and I are so happy to announce that the winner of the Paint & Pixels giveaway is Andrea Bakewell! Congrats Andrea!! Andrea will be receiving a stunning piece of digital artwork by Robin that has been printed on 10" x 10" canvas, a $10 Apple gift card and an Adonit Jot Touch 4 stylus!

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Can't wait to see many of you in class!

Registration is still open and class will begin September 14th!

xo,

Ivy

A Favorite Digital Artist and A Paint & Pixels Giveaway too!

Hello lovely people! I hope you all are enjoying your weekend! The sun is shining here and we are soaking it up and playing in the garden...and of course I'm doing a little work too...

Today, I wanted to introduce you to my friend and artist, Robin Laws. I've invited her to guest post today to share with you one of our favorite digital artists and also to give you all the info on our exciting Paint & Pixels giveaway! Take it away Robin...

Hello Friends! I'm Robin Laws and I am delighted to guest post on Ivy's blog today. I’m an artist and the co-teacher along with Ivy for the upcoming Paint and Pixels class. Many artists inspire us but one in particular really does some outstanding work on her mobile devices, including her iPad! Her name is Sarah Jarrett and I wanted to show you some of her incredible work...

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Gorgeous right? She really knows how to blend digital painting, photography and digital elements to create provoking, beautiful and layered work! We are both BIG fans! Such inspiration! In the Paint & Pixels class we will be doing a similar Self Portrait project! It's going to so exciting to create! If you haven't already you can click below to sign up for the class before the early registration price ends on June 8th!

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On that note, let me tell you about our FABULOUS Paint & Pixels GIVEAWAY! We are so incredibly excited about this course and to celebrate we are offering you a chance to win this fantastic giveaway valued at over $150!

What we are giving away:

  • 1 Adonit Jot Touch 4 Stylus with pressure sensitivity (it's our favorite!)
  • a 10" x 10" ready to hang canvas print of one of my most popular digital paintings AND

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  •  a $10 Apple gift card so you can grab some of the very cool art apps we will be showing you!

To ENTER all you have to do is leave a comment on THIS post letting us know what you hope to learn in the Paint and Pixels course or how you use your iPad creatively. Then share this image and the link to this post on at least one of the social media sites listed below ---->

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To win the giveaway you can...

  • Share this post on Facebook
  • Pin this image to Pinterest
  • Talk about the giveaway and the class on Instagram and use the hashtag #paintandpixels and @ivynewport and @rlaws2
  • Blog about the the class
  • Share this post on Twitter

*Each time you share it come back and tell us so you have another chance at the giveaway!

The winner will be announced on the last day of our sale for early registration next Monday, June 8th.

Thank you so much for helping us spread the word!

***I've included a square version for you to use at the bottom of this blog post for sharing on Instagram.

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We can't wait to draw our winner!! Have a fantastic weekend!

xo,

Robin

A New Online Class & A New Site

Hello! Hope all is well in your world! I am a bit shaky this morning...too much coffee and too much excitement happening over here! I've got lots of news to share with you today...

I'm SO thrilled to announce a very special class that I am doing with my fellow artist and friend, Robin Laws.

Paint & Pixels Promo Collage with text Over the past several months, Robin and I have been experimenting with blending technology with traditional art! The results have been incredibly thrilling and groundbreaking - expanding both our artistic development and process! Grab your iPad and stylus and get ready to really expand your creative process!!

We have opened up early registration TODAY at a very special discounted price too!

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Pretty exciting right?! To learn more and register click below.

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AND I've got a brand NEW website that I am loving! Thanks to my sweet designer hubby! ;) Check it out here! If you are an active reader of this blog I invite you to come tour my new online home and subscribe to get the latest posts!

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xo,

Ivy

iPad Art Overdose

Hello all! I hope you are well! I've been very busy finishing up my work for the Studying Under the Masters III class! I've learned so much from being Marie Laurencin's virtual apprentice!

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I'm so excited for it to begin May 5th! There is still time to sign up! Go here to register and come create with me! Or click below to purchase.

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In between shooting videos, editing and being a mom, I sneak in time to create art on my iPad. I don't always have the luxury (or time) to pull out all my art supplies and spend hours creating but my iPad gives me the art hit I need with no mess, no waste and it's simple to put it down and tend to my responsibilities (a two-year old who constantly needs snacks) and then pick it right back up and keep making art. Here are some of my most recent creations...

I've really enjoyed doing some of these whimsical portraits with animals...

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Madame Violet & her dog

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And some self portrait fun using my own photography...

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And even doing some landscapes/cityscapes and more experimental stuff that I don't usually do...

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this one I made entirely on my iPhone...

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If you happen to have an iPad or an iPhone consider playing with some of the many creative apps available. Using the power of technology is an amazing and powerful way to explore art, your creativity and further develop your style and composition with NO risk! Don't like something - Just click UNDO. Gotta love that! ;)

The apps I recommend are Procreate, Repix, icolorama, Brushstroke, DistressedFX and Stackables. There are many others but these are my favs right now.

Much love to you! Keep creating!

xo

Ivy

 

 

 

Life lately...

Hello there! Oh my goodness, it's been a tough couple of weeks! My little Claire bear is just now getting over pneumonia. Poor baby...and well...poor Mama. We were both sick of being cooped up so it was fantastic to take her to daycare yesterday and see how happy she was to run into the classroom and play with her wee friends. I started the day (childfree) with a trip to the nail salon for a quick, Spring manicure! My hands were trashed from constantly washing them! It's amazing what a coat of pretty nail polish can do to lift your spirit! ;)

Anyway, as you can imagine, I haven't had much time to paint or do anything really BUT thank goodness for my iPad because it's so easy to reach for it and create something minus the setup/cleanup. Here are a couple of digital collages I made this past week...

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Absolutely love creating on the app - Procreate! Such fun! Oh, and I just splurged on a new pressure sensitive stylus. I highly recommend it!

A couple of other things to share with you...I just received the most gorgeous necklace from my jewelry designer friend.

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It's a beautiful piece of lapis lazuli and it resembles a dreamy piece of the starlit sky! I adore it! Thank you Amy!

I also finally got a bracelet from Becky at Farm Girl Paints on Etsy! It reminds me to keep my head up and live courageously - not easy for this girl - who tends to back away from scary or intimidating situations...

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Oh and I did a little Spring cleaning in my studio! I'm hoping to start creating more frequently now that both kids are healthy!

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And....lastly...a little glimpse of Spring blossoms popping in my neighborhood. Such a beautiful time of year!

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I hope you are all healthy and happy! Enjoy your weekend!

Much love,

Ivy