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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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FREE LIFEBOOK lesson!

Hello sweet readers! How are you? It's a rainy Monday here in Portland and the leaves are falling but what a great time to cozy up and get down to some serious art making!

Many of you know, I will be a teacher in next year's Lifebook and I couldn't be more thrilled! This amazing class is a year of gorgeous art lessons with a focus on self-healing and self-reflection! Talk about a fabulous way to kick off 2016 right?!

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As a very special treat - the incredibly generous Tamara Laporte has offered up a completely FREE lesson for you to get a taste of what Lifebook has to offer!

Go here to watch the FREE in-depth lesson! It's a good one with 4 videos plus a PDF file! It will only be up for a limited time so go check it out! It goes through Tam's entire process of collage and then painting over collage to create a beautiful and whimsical piece.

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If you love it and I really think you will...then come on back and sign yourself up for this life-changing course!

You can find more info about the workshop here.

Hope you guys enjoy this free class!

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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I was lucky enough to get a large stunning print of this one from Robin for my birthday! She's going up in the studio in a beautiful frame. She's even more exquisite in person!Screen Shot 2015-08-31 at 11.45.48 AM Screen Shot 2015-08-31 at 11.45.17 AM

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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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! ;)

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"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

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 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

More iPad art.

Hello! How's your Thursday going? We've got a lovely rainy day here and I'm sitting in my office with a cup of tea and my favorite candle lit. Yum. Oh and I'm totally obsessed with this crazy soft blanket. It's wrapped around me...even though it really isn't all that cold. I've turned into a bit of a Linus with this throw - you will often see me dragging it from room to room so I can cuddle up with it. lol. Happiness-Is-A-Warm-Blanket-Charlie-Brown-Linus1-532x298

My husband thinks it's bizarre and Grace keeps trying to steal it but I'm very protective of it.  Look...just get one and you'll understand. I promise.

Anyway...I digress. I'm here to share three more creations I made on the iPad. Yes, I'm totally hooked on the creative fix this gives me. I used this process if you want to go back and read about how these were done.

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" The Three Graces"

(Was feeling a little more edgy when I created this one... ;)

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"Hummingbird's Nest"

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Making these all cozy in my bed after a long day has proved to be relaxing and rewarding. Will this replace my traditional art processes? No, but when I'm short on time and energy (which seems like always) this helps me feel connected to my creative energy.  Try it out and let me know if you have questions. I'm here to help.

xo,

Ivy

Creating art on the iPad

Hi there friends! I know it's been quite a while since I last posted but this summer has been so busy! A few days ago, I actually got the chance to sit quietly with a cup of coffee and watch another video from my class with Jeanne Oliver. This time she was exploring the power of creating artwork digitally on the iPad using an application called Procreate. Being a Photoshop lover, I was skeptical but I'm so glad I watched because Procreate is surprisingly addictive, easy to use and quite robust. I began to create small digital illustrations on my iPad and have been obsessed ever since.

Here are a few pieces I have created already...

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I have been having so much fun making these. It's amazing to create art while on the go. Stay tuned, I will be breaking down the process of how I completed this last piece very soon - complete with some handy tips and tricks!

Hope your week is going well.

xo,

Ivy