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Don't Let round Canvas make you feel spun

By TheArtSherpa, 2020-08-08

So these round canvases are weird right? Can I get these? I only have a regular Canvas. Can I frame them. Why am I using them? These are very good questions and very good points.

  1. Round canvases are strange but a lot of fun and believe it or not have a long history in art with a peak of popularity around the Victorian era.

  2. Believe It or Not round canvases are available in a variety of surfaces and sizes. Not to mention there are two really economical ways to use a round canvas their economy packs and you can prime wood rounds.

  3. If you only have a regular canvas a round design is easier to place on it even if dimensions are very different. Simply draw a circle centered in your canvas painting images shown and hang on the wall. It's actually very cool look!

  4. There are tons of frames for round canvases and they're totally making a comeback. There are even Bubble Glass Companies now to give it that cool Victorian look.

  5. Right now I need to be sitting while I'm painting So my objects need to be on a flat surface and round canvases give me an opportunity to paint larger even though I'm confined in this way

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The Art Sherpa Brush Spa Soap

By TheArtSherpa, 2019-09-12
The Art Sherpa Brush Spa Soap


The Art Sherpa's #1 recommendation to end

“brush brutality” 

Clean Your Brushes!

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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

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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. 

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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 

  1. 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. 
  2.  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” 


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You will be missed Friski Kristi

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.

 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.


Ever After Book Launch Blog Hop

By TheArtSherpa, 2019-08-26

Hey Sherpaziods!

I have some wonderful & exciting news! I have a Giveaway and a Cool new Book to share with you. Enter for your chance to win your own copy  Enter HERE!!  You can also Enter more times if you’re check out the other teachers in the Blog hop. They each have a Copy to give Away too. 

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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!  

Guest Teachers Includes lessons and tips from these renowned mixed-media artists:

Kara Bullock

  Lucy Chen   Danita Art  

Andrea Gomoll  

Annie HammanMarielle Stolp

Effy Wild

Micki Wilde

Fairy Tales, Fables & Fiction Featured stories include:

Alices Adventures in Wonderland  


Beauty & the Beast

Goldilocks & the Three Bears


Peter Pan

Sleeping Beauty

The Little Mermaid
The book is now out (yay!) and can be ordered in the following places:
US: Amazon | Barns & Noble | Indie BoundUK:

AmazonCA: Amazon | IndigoAU: BooktopiaIf you want a signed copy you can order it off Tam's site directly here:  

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!!

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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
AU: Booktopia
You can get a signed copy here off Tam's site directly:  

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

Pinners Conference Blog 2

By Kimberley A. K. Mayberry, 2018-10-27

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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 . 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!

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Pinners Conference

By Kimberley A. K. Mayberry, 2018-10-17


Have you ever wanted to paint with me in person? Do you like Pinterest? ME TOO! Have you heard about the Pinners Conference? I will be at the Pinners Conference in Utah on November 2-3 and in Arizona on November 9-10. During the event you get a chance to purchase our first art box kit. This is going to be so different for us but I am excited to see what you think. Everything that is included in the box and all the details about the event are included below.

The Pinners Kit Will Include:

This kit is over a $ 200 value for just a $ 100

All appropriate sales tax will be added to the purchase price.

This kit is ONLY available at the conference. NO EARLY SALES AVAILABLE!  

Professional Acrylic Paint Mixing Set By Artist's Loft™


Full sizes of

Titanium White

Yellow Medium Azo

Quinacridone Magenta

Phthalo Blue (green shade)

Phthalo Green (blue shade)

Carbon Black

The Art Sherpa Cats Tongue #8

Canvas Panel 9x12 Pack

Table Top Easel

The Art Sherpa Paint Water Cup

The Art Sherpa LED Fan

The Art Sherpa Apron

Laminated Step by Step print out with tips.

USB Flash Drive - With full video recording step by steps of the class plus bonus projects that use the same materials in the kit!

Classes will only be an hour in duration. This does not allow us to teach the full painting, but we will be doing a demo of the painting and you may follow along. The  USB Drive included in your kit has all the instructions to complete the class painting and bonus painting.  Also included in your kit is a step by step guide with instructions for completing the paintings from start to finish.  Please come early to the class so you have time to purchase your kit and set up before the class starts, if you would like to follow along with the demo.

Instructions for purchasing a ticket online"

1. When on a computer, purchase a ticket that entitles you to one or more classes. Once this is done, you will receive an email with a link to schedule classes.
2. Follow the link to schedule classes and for Utah, pre-register for the Boho Snowman Class on Saturday 10AM Room 1. There is no additional charge for this, it reserves a spot for you to attend.
3. Once you have pre-registered, go to look at your schedule / review schedule. 
4. You will see a link there to click on to Purchase the Kit. Click on the link!

Click here for Link to Pinners Utah Information

Utah - November 2-3, 2018

Mountain America Expo Center -  Fri 10am - 8pm & Sat 9am - 7pm

Paint with me on Saturday at 10 am (Demo)

Click here for Link to Pinners Arizona Information

Arizona - November 9-10, 2018

West World of Scottsdale -  Fri 10am - 8pm & Sat 9am - 7pm

Paint with me on Friday at 3:30 pm (Demo)

Quick Common Surface Aspect Ratios

By StuntHands, 2018-07-01

Hey Sherpetts!

Here is a quick table to cross reference aspect ratio to make it easier when you want to scale up your work. Aspect Ratio refers to the size ratio of the top to the side in 'parts'. So in 3:4 Aspect, it is 3 top parts to 4 side parts or 3" by 4". For more information check out ASPECT RATIOS on WIKIPEDIA

-Stunt Hands

ASPECT Size 1 Size 2 Size 3 Size 4 Size 5 Size 6 Size 7
3:4 3"x4" 6"x8" 9"x12" 12"x16" 18"X24" 30"X40" 36"x48"
4:5 8"x10" 16"X20" 24"X30"
6:5 10"X12" 20"X24"
7:5 5"x7" 10"X14" 20"X28"
11:14 11"x14" 22"x24"
1:1 6"X6" 12"X12"
1:2 6"X12" 8"X16" 12"X24"
7:9 7"X9" 14"X18" 21"X27" 28"X36"
2:3 2"X3" 6"X9" 12"X18" 16"X24" 20"X30" 24"X36"

The Art Sherpa Brush 200K Subscriber Giveaway sponsored by Silver Brush Limited

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Starts : September 30, 2017    

Ends : October 13, 2017


Entries need to be through the above link . This is how we can track your entries and reach you if you win

Comment under this Blog posting but through our entry form so we know you did :)

3 Winners will be chosen

Prize: The Art Sherpa Contest Prize Pack Valued at $79.35 USD.

Winners announced on the 14th at the LIVE SHOW on The Art Sherpa’s YouTube channel.

The announced winners will be contacted after the live show on the 14th via the email they used on, they will have 72 hours to respond to the email before another winner will be chosen.

Why are you having a contest?

Our Friends at Silver Brush Limited said they wanted to help us celebrate having 200 thousand subscribers on YouTube, Sherpa said “OMG YES QUEEN, Can we give away brushes?”, Silver Brush Limited said, “How about 3 special brush packs, AND we will ship Globally!”... and that's how they came to be our sponsors for this giveaway.

So what do we win?

Enter here through here


You will be given several options 

Each The Art Sherpa contest prize pack contains:

 #8 cloud, #4 Fan, #10 Bright (Goldie locks), #4 casts tongue (not a filbert), #1 round detail

Normally you’d only be able to get these brushes via open stock. Silver Brush Limited put together this special contest prize pack, how awesome is that!?!



3 WINNERS!?!?!?!

YES! 3 winners!!!!

On October 14th we will have a special Live show just to announce the Winners!!

  After the show the winners will be contacted via the email they use to sign in to TheArtSherpa website.

  Winners will have 72 hours to respond to the email. If they fail to do so a new winner will be chosen, and contacted via email.

You ARE AMAZING , Bogs Videos - Jack and Sally


So everyday you write me letters and say thank you. You share you stories and art with me. I see Video and Blogs. Every time I think you are amazing. You make it easy to work this hard. This Blog is about some of your Awesome 

WE have a video montage of some viewer art From Jack And Sally painting Video 

Did you also know I see your Tribute Video's? I do and it is so so much fun. thank you Youtubers 

Have you seen Timothy Charles? He has a very handy how to Channel that does Wood Working. He also does paint nite date nights with his wife. 

Halloweenville is one of our own! Joshua is a delight for our community but he also is a fun Youtuber. I love his projects and positivity. 

We also have Bloggers who share their Art journey wth the World. THANK YOU so much 

Drawing and painting with Maria

Stephanie B Creative Designs

My Artist Journey