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January 2021 1-15  The Art of Self Care   Issue 1 

Table of contents 

  • January Pre-view Classes Jan 1 -15 
  • Message from the Art Sherpa 
  • The new acrylic art materials you need to know about for 2021 
  • Exciting art challenge news. What is coming back and what is cancelled 
  • Featured artist Frida Kahlo  
  • Self care tips - Lavender   Bubble Tea   
  • New store items 
  • Cool finds for your studio 
  • Niblet news what is gnew in the gnomedom  

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16x20 

Mini Book 

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8x8 

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9x12 140 lb Cold press  watercolor paper 

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Mini Book 

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8x8 

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9x12 140 lb Cold press  watercolor paper

Class Times 

YouTube : Every Tuesday 5 pm EST and Saturday 1 pm EST

We may have Bonus class releases on Thursday at 11 am EST** 

Facebook : Wednesday 7 pm EST

    Don't miss out on your favorite live classes 

    Text TheArtSherpa to 33222 on your phone for text Notifications 

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    Happy New Year 

    It's finally here! The New Year and the fresh start we have been waiting for. Yet, unlike the wardrobe in Narnia, going from December 31st to January 1st isn't really a magic door that changes everything. The  feeling of starting fresh comes from inside us and the way we hope and feel about the coming year.  Many things are the same today as they were just a few days ago. Many challenges of 2020 are still very much present in 2021. Yet I look to 2021 full of hope and a plans for improvement, both personal and as your Art Guide. 

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    The Plan  

    I've spent a lot of time thinking about what would make things easier for all of you as you learn to become creative beings.  I've looked back at the lessons I have learned as your teacher from last 6 years. I have been a busy bee planning what to do during the  2021 year so that I could make learning art even more fun, easy and accessible. What steps could I take to make your experience as new artist as rewarding as it possibly can be? To create a goldilocks zone of art learning?

    1. Consistency 
      1. Create a core schedule and stick to it as much as power, health and the internet will allow. 
    2. Set Materials 
      1. Create a set list of studio and art materials so you can participate in classes knowing far in advance what you will need. 
      2. Keep to those materials for all 200+ classes planned for 2021 
    3. Communicate early so you can plan 
      1. To let you know early what classes are coming in advance 
      2. More newsletters with more information 
      3. Events and posts on Facebook 
      4. Fill the calendar early 
    4. Provide more Learning Resources 
      1. Adding mini books supplements your video learning material. 
      2. Structured curriculum class programs 
    5. Add the fun 
      1. Include play and games on both the website and newsletter 
      2. Extra Surprise video classes 
      3. Share creative and self care tips

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    Mini Books 

    Try one Here  

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    Membership on Youtube 

    The 2021 Class Materials Lists

      Below are a list of RECOMMENDED MATERIALS.     

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    *** Acrylic Paint Colors ***

    ***Cadmium Yellow Medium : PY 35

    SENNELIER    https://amzn.to/2J6nm3L

    GOLDEN         https://amzn.to/39hY8ex  

    ABSTRACT     https://amzn.to/3aMkKYh  


    *Naples Yellow light   : py 53 

    SENNELIER     https://amzn.to/2J64yBB

    GOLDEN          https://amzn.to/2TuCygg

    ABSTRACT      https://amzn.to/37JOgfd  


    ***Cadmium Red medium   : PR 108 

    SENNELIER    https://amzn.to/2Y6nhTS  

    GOLDEN         https://amzn.to/38xuYc5  

    ABSTRACT     https://amzn.to/3nP2pgD  


    ***Quinacridone Magenta ( fuchsia ) : PR 122

    SENNELIER   https://amzn.to/2X1jBq2

    GOLDEN        https://amzn.to/32Jjqz1  

    ABSTRACT    https://amzn.to/3hkKITJ  


    ***Phthalo Blue Green shade :PB 15:3 

    SENNELIER   https://amzn.to/2Xu7DV9

    GOLDEN        https://amzn.to/39kvI3E  

    ABSTRACT    https://amzn.to/34FEf0y  


    * **Ultramarine blue: PB 29 - 

    SENNELIER   https://amzn.to/2XtrzaM

    GOLDEN        https://amzn.to/2uMfIrY  

    ABSTRACT    https://amzn.to/3pjAQMQ

    * ** Acrylic Paint Colors ***

    ***Phthalo  Green Blue shade : PG 7 - 

    SENNELIER   https://amzn.to/2FtciN7

    GOLDEN -      https://amzn.to/2vxz6JI  

    ABSTRACT    https://amzn.to/3ruW38G  


    ***Dioxazine Purple: PV 23 - 

    SENNELIER   https://amzn.to/2Xu7FfJ

    GOLDEN        https://amzn.to/3aqvEzr  

    ABSTRACT    https://amzn.to/34HKtNy  

    ***Burnt Sienna PB7   - 

    SENNELIER     https://amzn.to/39gJlzJ

    GOLDEN          https://amzn.to/2Uj1gBJ  

    ABSTRACT      https://amzn.to/3nMMEHf  



    ***Titanium white: PW 6

     SENNELIER   https://amzn.to/2WZw91d

    GOLDEN         https://amzn.to/2x4Bqs4  

    ABSTRACT     https://amzn.to/3rtazNW  


    ***Mars black: PBk 11 

    SENNELIER    https://amzn.to/2XxUqus

    GOLDEN         https://amzn.to/3coJ40D  

    ABSTRACT     https://amzn.to/38wfHZ7  


    CANVAS  

    16x20 - https://amzn.to/3ppS2QG  

    11x14 - https://amzn.to/37RphH3  

    9x12 -   https://amzn.to/3mNTjQb  

    8x8 -     https://amzn.to/3mNTjQb
    • My Paint brands of choice are  Sennelier Acrylique, Golden Artist Color,  or Abstract Acrylic. The links lead to the listed color in all 3 brands. 
    • These products were hand picked by me. First two links are professional grade, and then economy Abstract Acrylic that I personally recommend for student grade.

    Naples Yellow Light * Titanite Yellow * Or Naples yellow ??

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    This is the only complicated part of the new 2021 list. To make it easier to understand what Naples is the right Naples, I wrote a blog. Naples yellow by any other name would be as yellow green, right? No, sadly Naples can run the gamut of stunning light yellow green to bandage bleh. So I just went and found them all. 

    Naples Yellow Blog http://bit.ly/NaplesYellowLightTAS  

     

    OTHER TOOLS  

    Fluid White Acrylic - https://amzn.to/3psZJG9  

    Zinc White: PW 4  https://amzn.to/2J66zh9  

    Peel Paper Palette - https://amzn.to/2ROk6xw  

    Dritz 3095 Chalk Cartridge Set : https://amzn.to/31IoUtF

    CretaColor pencil White : https://amzn.to/3pqWlv5  

    T Square Ruler -  https://amzn.to/38hjOWX  

    Golden Glazing Liquid For Blending - https://amzn.to/2M0ND8t  

    T Square Ruler - https://amzn.to/2Jpic1c  

    Saral Paper:  http://amzn.to/2zBrLbN  

    Artist Tape : https://amzn.to/2qZTywt

    Art Sherpa Brush Spa Soap Kits : https://theartsherpa.com/store  

    The Pioneer Woman Turning table : https://amzn.to/3nJ5pLw  

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    The Art Sherpa Patrons 

    Upcoming classes Jan

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    Sherpa News

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    • Acrylic April link Life book link - 18+ Art Sherpa Fledging Artist Challenge  
    • Featured artist : Frida Kahlo 

      https://www.fridakahlo.org/

      More Fun facts about Frida and the solution page coming in the next Newsletter. 

      • Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907 in Coyoacan, Mexico City
      • She lied about her birthday, not to seem younger, but to share her day with the Mexican Revolution
      • She had polio as a child, was in a catastrophic bus accident, went through 30 surgeries in her life
      •  She started painting in a Body Cast
      • She was married to artist Diego Rivera - he was a lot 
      • She painted more than 200 paintings depicting the physical and emotional pain of her life
      • She is the mother of the selfie and one of the greatest icons of modern art 

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      The Art of Self Care. 

      1. Remember you matter 
      2. When you feel calm you can help others 
      3. Taking time to be creative helps you imagine solutions to problems
      4. If you have to take care of others remember you do that best from a place of rest, mindfulness and self compassion. 
      5. If you need to H.A.L.T.  and take a break to reset, Do So!  

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      Hungry : Make sure your body is fed and your blood sugar is balanced. 

      Angry : Feelings are information. If you are angry remove yourself from the situation until you are calm and ready to explain calmly what you are feeling 

      Lonely: Human beings are social animals, when we are lonely we struggle. Reach out and connect with someone who cares about you. 

      Tired: Many of you are carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders right now and rest might be scarce. If you are very tired take every chance you can to rest. If its a nap then take a nap. If it is going to bed earlier, skip that show and watch it later on the DVR.

      These are simple things that can help you steer to a better feeling tomorrow.  

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      New Items in the Store 

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      Cool Finds on Amazon 

      Great Finds for the Art Studio 

      CREATURE CUPS Cthulhu Ceramic Cup (11 Ounce, Black)

       I think it looks like Kevin the Kraken https://amzn.to/381Fn0O #CommissionsEarned 

        Zmol Electric Pencil Sharpener ~  I love this Sharpener !! 

      The Kitty Cat - https://amzn.to/3pDiU02 #CommissionsEarned  

        Adorable Micro kitty  Landscape Humidifiers - https://amzn.to/38KKy4c  

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