By TheArtSherpa, 2019-11-19
Are you a Mermaid. WIP Lifebook 2020 I am working on my class for this January. You can check out the course here. http://bit.ly/TASLifebook2020 I really want to lean into mermaids this year. I love two worlds theming. Plus watching Sirens on Binge. I also have been super influenced by the sculpts and the face paints a ball joint doll artists as of late. It's so old school Margaret Keene and yet modern too. The influences are like an art fusion.
I really want to enjoy the multimedia aspect that the lifebook community embraces.
I will be honest I feel the fire. There are 30 amazing teachers and I need to bring my best lessons. They have been a good influence on my teaching with step by steps and a layered teaching method.
Love to know what you think of this?
By TheArtSherpa, 2019-09-15
If you Love the Sanderson Sisters and wanted to get your " Amok Amok Amok " on one of these acrylic versions of the Tale Might be Just the trick. (note this is fan art) While the painting is mine The Hocus Pocus Characters that inspired this piece are not.So lets Call these three The Cosplayers of Hocus Pocus -
In the Beginning I created this design
It has been wildly popular. But them I wanted to make some New ideas too this the Meeting of the Halloween Board . The Moon is Cosplaying Jack the Pumpkin King and the 3 sisters are Cosplaying the Sanderson Sisters. All costumes were handmade because you know they are makers.
Need a little help -the video or This Handy Dandy Step by step
How easy is That to paint??
Need something even more simplified ?
It is recommended when doing fan art that you create and paint for learning and enjoyment.
By TheArtSherpa, 2019-09-12
Clean Your Brushes!
Your paint brushes are an expensive investment that you will want to know how to protect and keep for years. This might surprise you to know that the future of each brush is sealed at the sink after each painting session. That leftover paint MUST ALL come out. The acrylic polymer emulsion and pigments get pushed into your bristles and the ferrules. When you have dried paint hiding in the ferrule, it can build up until it “blows out” the shape of your brush, causing splitting and stray hairs. This will give you a great cloud or scumble brush, but will ruin your favorite brushes shape and edge.
Cinnamon How Do I Clean My Brushes?
This is a great question .
The Art Sherpa™ spent years finding the most powerful, natural ingredients, to remove that brush destroying paint. She consulted:
- acrylic paint makers and chemists
- off the grid super mom bloggers
- specialty oil importers
- brush makers
- natural soap makers all over the globe.
She searched high and low for the ingredients that would make a nontoxic, human friendly brush soap. Your Art Sherpa was looking for very specific results. She knew those Taklon filaments and blends needed a special TLC. If your brush is a magic wand then this soap is the fountain of youth you need. Cinnamon Cooney called this quest for a soap “The Journey to a Better Bubble.” The Art Sherpa Brush Soap is here and is unlike anything you have ever tried.
- The magic suds.
- The bubble blaster.
- The Art Sherpa Brush Spa.
The Art Sherpa Brush Spa Soap has been created for the cleaning of acrylic paint out of synthetic brushes. BUT can I use this on oil or watercolor brushes? YES it works for them too. In fact this amazing soap may just become your favorite for you delicate hair and bristle brushes.
How you clean your brush is just as important as what you clean it with
Art Sherpa Spa Brush Cleaning Instructions
Materials- Art Sherpa Brush Spa Soap - paper towels - Container of swishing water- Cup of hot water (not hot enough to burn your fingers)-
- Place cleaning supplies by the sink and lay your drying towels out next to the sink’
- Remove excess thick paint that is on your brush (if you have any) on a disposable towel.
- Vigorously Swish the brush in a container of water.
- Wet Brush in warm running water and rub across the soap. Build up the suds as you use the directional stroke method. Do this Firmly, but gently. Don’t scrub or bend the filaments of the brush .
- Take fingers and work the soap gently through the brush
- Rinse and Repeat step 4
- Now take your clean brush and stroke firmly but gently dragging across a dry white paper towel. If you see any color, go to step 8, if not go to step 9.
- Run warmer water over the brush, rewetting it, go over the surface of your soap using the soft circle method. If you are using the power scrub tub with loofah, be extra careful.
- Take your cup of very hot, but safe for fingers, water and dip brush in for 10-20 seconds. Finger shape your brush
- Lay brush flat on paper towel. Come back in and hour to check the brush ( if you see any color repeat the cleaning steps)
- Allow brushes to dry before placing in your brush cup.
Things you need to know but may not about Brush care
- NEVER use solvents on synthetic filaments, it can melt the brush.
- DON’T use Acetone on your brush even for dry paint
- Don’t leave a brush sitting in water.
- Don’t dry a brush in any vertical position, always lay flat.
- Rubbing alcohol removes dry paint and is brush safe.
- Certain pigments stain. Here are just a couple common ones: phthalo blue and dioxazine purple. Staining is normal and does not hurt your brush. It is the dry acrylic polymer emulsion that damages the brush
- All hog bristle brushes must be washed before you paint with them to remove loose bristles. Small shedding of a Couple bristles is normal. A full hair storm is not.
- Never throw out ruined fluffy brushes. They make the best cloud, bush and special textures. They are a treasure. Keep lost brushes in their own jar. Give them fun new names like “ Sir Cloudinator” or “ Mr Magic Scumble”
By TheArtSherpa, 2019-09-09
I have some wonderful news! :) My friend Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts has just opened
It was super popular last year, over 11,000 people joined it then!
She has interviewed a wide range of Life Book 2020 Teachers for it and guess what?! I'm one of
the speakers AND I'm also a teacher on Life Book 2020 next year!
Not only is this Summit filled with inspiring interviews with amazing artists, but we each also
provide a FREE creativity & wellness activity for you that you can access for 2 weeks!
The Summit is filled with inspiring interviews, art sessions, meditations and wellbeing activities to help you get present and connected to the healing power of your creativity!
When you attend the Life Book Creativity & Wellbeing Summit you are able to
- Listen to sessions in your own time!
- Join our Facebook Group with like-minded people from all over the world!
- Wear whatever comfy clothes you want and enjoy the Summit from the comfort of your
own home! We like bed hair no worries! :)
- Play, make mistakes, be fabulous or sad, it's all welcome and ok on the summit! You are
accepted just as you are!
- Enjoy free art & wellbeing activities!
For my free activity we'll do a flip the script of our personal narrative. Imagine taking a personality trait you don't love about yourself and finding a new more self loving way to view it. You will be able to personalize this easy beginner step by step to improve how you feel about yourself. http://bit.ly/FreeLBCWSummit2020
- Do you want to learn how to create more wellbeing in your life?
- Do you want to create, express, develop and grow?
- Do you want to play with paints, get messy with collage, enjoy mark making and drawing?
- Do you want more hints and tips on how to use your creativity to become a happier
- Do you want to learn how to use creativity to become more grounded, present and kind to
These are all topics we discuss on the Summit with some of the leading mixed media artists &
personal development experts out there!
The Summit begins on September 16th and runs for 2 weeks!
Life Book 2020 (which I'll be teaching on yippee!) will open registration on October 1st and guess
what? If you join Life Book 2020 you'll get life long access to the Summit content as well as a year of amazing art activities + a virtual gift bag filled with extras and goodies also! More on this later, but keep an eye out for Life Book 2020 sign up details!
The Life Book Creativity & Wellbeing Summit
See you there!
The Art Sherpa
By TheArtSherpa, 2019-09-09
The Art Sherpa Youtube Channel Live Stream Activities are on Hold Temporarily:Myself and the Art Sherpa Team are taking some time to grieve the loss of one of our Moderators, Dear friends and oldest Community members Friski Kristi. She was taken from us without our warning Saturday morning and we are all in shock. If knew Kristi and would like to help her family there is a crowd funder set up by her husband Chad. You can give messages condolences for her loved ones or give aid for her funeral costs through the link. http://bit.ly/FriskiKristiGoFundMe
Her family has given us permission to share this sad news with you. Many of you knew Kristi. She was a loving goofball made of rainbows who has been with us from nearly the beginning of my journey of the Art Sherpa. She was talented, loving and extremely funny. She helped create the wonderful spirit you see today. We will be bumping lives as myself and the team need a bit of time to be in our grief as I am sure many of you do. Please put a wish for her family and friends on her canvas. If you knew Kristi please share a favorite memory of her on this post. We are putting together a tribute to share with her family so they can see how many lives she touched. When our hearts are better there will be a tribute painting we do for her. So today I am thinking of her in her magical imagination, part of a glittery world all in blue.
By TheArtSherpa, 2019-08-26
Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts has written a 2nd book!It's called 'Ever After: Create Fairy Tale-Inspired Mixed-Media Art Projects to Help you Develop Your Personal Artistic Style'. PLUS I get to give away a Copy!
I'm so excited to share this new book with you and if you haven't heard about it yet, you've got to check it out. If you like Fairytales, Fables and imagination You will love this!! If you are looking for something to help you achieve creative goals you're going to really like this book. This is Tams Second book. Her first was Create Your Life Book: Mixed-Media Art Projects for Expanding Creativity and Encouraging Personal Growth. You can see the book reviews !
AND yes I went and got my own copy that I do in fact love. So when she asked if I would want to see her second book I was thrilled.Let me tell you a bit more about Tam's new book in case you haven't heard about it yet!
Let the wisdom and enchantment of timeless fables and fiction help you achieve your creative goals! From celebrated mixed-media artist and author of Create
Your Life Book Tamara Laporte, Ever After is a rich collection of step-by-step mixed-media art lessons inspired by fairy tales, folk tales, and classic fiction.Based on one of Tamaras popular series of online classes, Ever After addresses the most frequently asked question she receives from her students: How do I develop my own creative style?
In addition to the beautiful art lessons created especially for this book by Tamara and eight other noted mixed-media artists, each chapter offers creative exercises that invite readers to explore stories, their symbolism, and a specific aspect of style development as they work toward and ultimately achieve their artistic goals. The Story of You. Explore the experiences, feelings, and ideas that stir your passion, and how to adapt and change motifs and other visual elements to make them your own.Inspiration: How to Find It, How to Use It. Examine how to stay open to inspiration, incorporate it into your art practice, and integrate it into your artwork. Comfort Zones & Productivity. Learn strategies for working through your fear and dedicating time to your artmaking. Dealing with Challenges & Deepening Your Voice. Find guidance for starting a mindfulness practice to help you deal with harsh feedback, and for allowing yourself the joy of continually evolving your story, your message, and your style.Ever After will teach you to tell your own unique stories through artmaking so that your wish”to become the artist you’ve always wanted to be sure to come true!
The Little Mermaid
The book is now out (yay!) and can be ordered in the following places:
US: Amazon | Barns & Noble | Indie BoundUK:
Now then, onto the give-away and blog hop! :) I can give away 1 copy of Tam's book to 1 lucky winner, yay! :) And if you follow the blog hop (see below for links and dates) you can up your chances of winning by entering all the other give-aways also! :)
How to enter the give-away Enter Here
OR here on the facebook page Facebook Entry
You can Also Tweet, Do the poll or Comment as prompted by the form. Don’t stress there are lots of ways to enter.
I will announce the winner on August 30th on my facebook page!!
Here is the list of the other people on Tam's Book Launch Blog Hop they too will be giving away a copy of Tam's book so go check them out and enter their give-aways! :)
Have a great time following the blog hop! :)
Here is ME grooving on the book!!
Ever After the book. You will see me all day promoting around the social verse but you may wonder ..WHY? Well I am going to be frank. Because I really like it. There are tons of step by step books out there but very few Style development books. Of the style development books even fewer have any actionable advice that could help an aspiring artist but this one does! FOR real in my opinion. You can find this in all the book buying places
US: Amazon | Barns & Noble | Indie Bou nd UK: Amazon |
CA: Amazon | Indigo
You can get a signed copy here off Tam's site directly: http://bit.ly/EABookTam
14th August 2019 -> Tamara Laporte
15th August 2019 -> Andrea Gomoll
16th August 2019 -> Carla Sonheim
17th August 2019 -> Danita Art
18th August 2019 -> Effy Wild
19th August 2019 -> Kara Bullock
20th August 2019 -> Lucy Chen
21st August 2019 -> Marielle Stolp
22nd August 2019 -> Mick Wilde
23rd August 2019 -> Toni Burt
24th August 2019 -> Jane Davenport
25th August 2019 -> Marieke Blokland
26th August 2019 -> Cinnamon Cooney
27th August 2019 -> Pamela Vosseller
28th August 2019 -> Galia Alena
29th August 2019 -> Annie Hamman
By TheArtSherpa, 2019-06-07
June Announcement Newsletter
A note from the Team:
Greetings to all our Fabulous Sherpettes!,
Welcome to a special announcement newsletter!
In The News:
Hello and Greetings. We are happy to report we are doing well and have some exciting new projects on the horizon. Lots of new videos, projects and Patron news. See below for details for some of them.
So wondering what else we have been doing? We had a couple of great adventures in April and May. In April we were at Arts & The Park in Hots Springs, Arkansas. What a great time we had. So good we are doing it again next year too. Then then in April we were at Pinners GA and in May, we were at Pinners MN. And we had a great time at both of those events also. We met lots of wonderful Sherpettes at each event. We may be doing some more Pinners this year, so keep your eye on our schedule.
And, we have been invited to do an event in Canada with King's Framing and Art Gallery. So keep an eye out for upcoming info on those.
Wondering about Sherpacon?
We have moved the date of Sherpacon to a future, unknown date. But it will probably be in conjunction with Arts & The Park in Hot Springs next year. Rest assured that it will still be happening, and we are firming up dates and location. Hots springs has amazing facilities for an event like Sherpacon, And it'll be all kinds of fun. The button machine and photo booth will make a comeback. The art spinner will return too. Plus, all manner of Sherpa fun, like ATC table, maybe rock painting, and we are hoping to add some make and take crafts for sale, that well, you get to take with you, LOL and of course we hope to bring back Glamma Jamma! In an effort to ease your pocket book we are working on a way to allow tickets to have flex pay. Also we are talking to several locations to get special rates for Sherpacon Attendees
We appreciate your patience as we continue to revamp the website. Check out the news below to see a taste of what we've been up to lately. We are continually striving to bring you a better Patron experience and make the website easier to navigate and more user friendly and finish out our last Patron campaign.
Questions and concerns can be sent to Support@theartsherpa.com. Be watching though because in the next few days we will be adding a Patron@theartsherpa.com mailbox . The Art Sherpa ATC Team
And here is the scoop.
Over the years we have read so many messages that share how much stress many of us are under. Modern life can be overwhelming and complicated. Sometimes it can seem impossible to relax and find inspiration that is soothing to our hearts. To help the best community in the world we have (21) new exciting videos to help you cope with the pressure of life.
We are so proud to Introduce the new Music and Art Experience :
20 videos of Curated beautiful art and music to decompress by at the end of a hard day. Each video has Simple yet beautiful Designs to spark your imagination. Piano music to relax your mind, body, and soul . You’ve never Seen this before. You have never Felt this before. There is even a magic WAIT FOR IT moment in the middle of each video. You can put on these Zen Meditative Acrylic Techniques videos anytime you need to unwind and refresh that creative wellspring. Each video will demo different acrylic painting techniques showcasing: Palette Knife, Q tips, and Fan brush. This is a Mind, Body and Spirit reboot created by The Art Sherpa so you can lean back and recenter your inner artist. We believe it's perfect to help beginning Artists spark creativity while creating a soothing environment to help you put down those worries, if just for bit. Each individual video is a short 5:55 minutes long. Watch one, or watch all. 2 hours in total for this first collection.
We have a play list of (2 of hours) of safe, zen art and music, no surprises. Music is varied and selected for its beauty and de-stressing properties.
BUT what if you really want a tutorial for one of these yummy designs??? Don't worry, we will conduct polls in The Art Sherpa Official and on the video i-cards to see which ones you would like as step by step tutorials.
Date : TODAY
Time: RIGHT NOW CST TIME (LOL)
Where : Youtube The Art Sherpa Channel.
Also if you enjoy these you may like to Check out some of Design Team member Stephanie Bergerons Abstract Demo videos
And Ready, Set, Go ! Here are the basics to the new, improved and awesomely exciting new Patron rollout. As you will notice, this has been set up like the Patreon system you are familiar with. The Sherpa is dependent on the help of all our patrons to continue to do what she does best. Which is bring us fabulous, free content . It helps with supplies, like paint and canvas, studio costs, camera equipment, etc. And it brings with it lots of rewards.
The Art Sherpa Patrons will have access to so many unique exclusive benefits.
For the adults, depending on which level you donate,you will enjoy monthly Adult coloring pages, monthly watercolor lessons, monthly acrylic lessons, access to special events like figure painting, and a Patron only facebook group.
Here is a peak at the first Patron only watercolor.
The Art Sherpa Patron Group
This T.A.S.P.G. group will be 18+ and allow a place to share our results from these special patron only live streams and videos. There will be a 30 minute monthly Q and A in the T.A.S.P.G.
Little Brushes Rule
PLUS we are introducing a Little Brush series that many of you will adore. They will have their own projects and facebook group that is for kids only. Which includes a Little Brush ATC swap with other Little Brushes. One of the things we are excited about with The little Brush projects they don't require a Big Brush to supervise or clean up. The videos will feature normal kid art supplies, teaching valuable art techniques. PLUS each video will encourage, inspire, and give clean up prompts!!! Crayons will be king and you will be amazed at what a little paper and color can do in a kids hands.
Here are some highlights that I think you will love. Depending on your level of donation, a brand new patron only group, a little brush level that includes an ATC swap just for your little brushes, a monthly coloring page, a new ATC swap system, a monthly Q&A in patron group, exclusive, patron only watercolor and acrylic painting video, and so on.
Suggestions of things you would like to see are welcome! Send your comments/suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. We have lots of tickets submitted to the TAS Tech Team that are being developed for implementation.
We are so excited to bring the functions you are asking for!
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Videos, Color, Paint, and More!
Until Next time:
"Happy Painting everyone! Keep cool, enjoy your journey, and share art whenever possible!
Be Good To yourselves. Be Good to each other, and I hope to see you at the easel real soon!"
-The Art Sherpa
The Art Sherpa Special Announcement Newsletter
Publish date: May 2019
Cinnamon & John Cooney, Owners
Colleen Siegel, Contributor /Editor
By TheArtSherpa, 2019-01-07
# clutterquest Cleaning Quest All Week want to join me??!!
So one of the biggest challenges for me is Mess and clutter. When I am in clutter it slows me down, makes it harder for me to think and I can't get things done. The studio and I are going to tangle today and when I am done not only will I find that missing bag of zinc white paint. BUT I will be unblocked from my Creative process. Group mini quest for you this week is to look at your art space this week and straighten up, re-organize to improve your flow, do anything that unblocks your creative process and makes your creative space the sancuary for inspiration is should be. 2019 is the year where I make my space a retreat for creativity and get the rest of the glam studio awesome done. Share pictures of your triumph over clutter all week. Need help to find your way through. Marie Kondo !! My friend the Frugal Crafter swears she us the BEST!!! Check out the new show on Netflix
Tidying up with Marie Kondo
By Kimberley A. K. Mayberry, 2018-10-27
Fantastic news! Life Book 2019 is now open for registration! I'm so excited to be part of this amazing year long course. I can't wait to share my lessons with you! :)
I know many of you already know what Life Book is all about, so if yo u can't wait to sign up, make sure to click here to get your seat, Yay! See you there! :) PS. Be sure to use this coupon code to get your 20% off early bird price !! (valid until end of December 2018): LOVEBOMB2019
To find out a bit more about Life book, click here: Life Book 2019
“ Life Book, a celebration and honoring of YOU” is a year-long mixed media art class organized by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts.
Tam is joined by 32 incredible Artists, C rafters and Healers who are all gearing up to share their mixed media techniques, tips and tricks with YOU! Life Book continues its bigger and better format this year by including a variety of fantastic artists and wellness guides who will focus on additional personal development practices and other art disciplines, like art doll making, basket weaving and sacred bowl making! Themed around self-development and healing, you’ll be creating several loose mixed media art journal pages per month which by the end of the year you will bind into a glorious journal (a Life Book)! You will have a wonderful keepsake that you can treasure for the rest of your life! You will also be introduced to yoga, aromatherapy, mindfulness and other wellness exercises to help support your personal development journey more holistically.
Life Book is all about making you and the world happier. Through creating art, we will be creating a deeper understanding of ourselves, and creating a connection with each other. It's all there, in one big affordable package! It has served thousands of people from all over the world over the past 7 years. It's been wildly popular!
I hope that many of you will join us on this fabulous journey (over 20,000+ people have joined Life Book since its inception, amazing!). Imagine a year of weekly art lessons, inspiration, encouragement and a safe group of like minded artsy people. and YOU all together making art, growing and developing your skills and soul; while being guided by some of the most talented artists and wellness experts out there!
And the best thing about it all is that you get 85+ offerings throughout the one year for ONLY £99GBP (approx $130 USD)! The course/ content is valued at well over $3000+ USD - so you'd join it for only a fraction of the price! Whaaaat? :)
I haven't fully developed my class idea yet, but I'm excited to be sharing how we can paint with wild colors to create EASY expressive paintings like I did with splashy Dog Days of Summer here. It’s great to be brave and spread your wings. I also will be sharing a great bonus project. I hope to see you there!
By Kimberley A. K. Mayberry, 2018-10-27
I will be teaching at the upcoming Pinners Conference. On November 3 at 10am I will be teaching at the Mountain America Trade Expo in Salt Lake City, Utah and on November 9 at 3:30pm at Westworld of Scottsdale, Arizona.
Find out more by going to www.pinnersconference.com . There you can find out about the fabulous painting I’m teaching and about the amazing Art Sherpa art box filled with $200 worth of supplies for only $100 + all applicable sales tax!