Sunday, 29 June 2014

Muse Merriment opens for registration TODAY!

                                                                Find out more HERE
I'm really thrilled to tell you about a brand new and exciting online workshop that I'm involved in .  'Muse Merriment'  This is a 10 week workshop filled with 10 lessons from some of your (and mine) favourite online teachers.  More about those in a moment.
So, what's the course about?
The inspiration for the Muse Merriment workshops organised by Kelly Hoernig is the 9 Muses.  These 9 muses were from Greek Mythology and had the role of inspiring artists through the arts.  In fact, they dedicated their life to this purpose.  Every week as the workshops are run you'll be discovering these muses through each teachers own unique interpretations.  Each lesson includes a video introducing the teacher talking about their muse and how they have been inspired by them,  the project video, PDF downloads and an extra video where each teacher will share where and how they find inspiration.

I'm so looking forward to this...

Here's the fantastic line up of teachers for Muse Merriment

Kelly Hoernig
Tamara Laporte
Golda Rader
Lisa LaVoie
Rachelle Panagarry
Effy Wild
Susana Tavares
Deb Hill
Kris Binsfeld

This totally awesome 10 week Muse Merriment workshop is available for $74.50 which works out at a fantastic $7.50 per class!  Class begins August 25th, and closes October 27.
Sounds good right?

Ok, so here's what to do to make sure you reserve your spot on the Muse Merriment workshop.
(before you click, you might like to know that each teacher is rewarded by an affilate link for their sales, so of course I'm politely asking that you choose to book through me.  It works out like you're buying me a coffee, so Thank You)

To find out more information, register your space or anything else, Click the link HERE

Thank You,
and most of all,
I'll look foraward to seeing you in class!

Rachelle x

Friday, 16 May 2014

From where I sit...

So, it's finally here, the thing I've been planning for what feels like forever.
I'm finally off to show my art in New York at Surtex.  I'm sat here in the airport waiting to be called for my flight, I've crazy palpatations which I'm putting down to too much coffee and an overload of excitement but it's all good.
I'll be posting pictures on Instagram and following up with a post here too from NY.
See you in the Big Apple!

Rachelle x

Friday, 4 April 2014

We have a winner!

Let me introduce you to...
the Seagull.

Thanks so much to everyone who entered, the name of the person who said the name first on the FB thread (and who will be credited in the book is Imelda McKenna).

If you remember I also stated that 5 lucky winners would get a signed limited edition print of him.
Here's the lucky 2 from the blog comments who were correct (the other three will be named on FB)


please message me your postage details either on FB and I'll pop them in the post.

In other news today, I'm really proud to be featured on Gabriella Buckingham's Blog HERE as part of her Friday Finds series.

besides my bit, you can also read about other artists too. Plus check out Gabriella's fantastic art whilst you are at it.

Thanks for stopping by,

Rachelle x

(my new Surtex flyer artwork.)

Thursday, 27 March 2014

What's my name?

What's my name?

Well for those of you who have been following along on Facebook, you'll know that I'm currently working on my new Children's Book.  Although I'm not sharing any other story details right now, I am sharing that the main character is a seagull.  I ran a mini call for name suggestions, to which 179 of you responded!  I'm loving all the ideas, and I have picked one of the names for him (I will use this name in the book along with a credit given to the person who suggested it.) 
before I announce the name, I thought it would be fun to have a little competition. 
The winner of this competition (I'm hoping for 5 of you) will win a signed Limited Edition print of the seagull shown above.  He is the initial sketch for the main character.
So, before you start to leave your comments, here are a couple of clues.

The seagull is a boy

His name starts with S

To enter, leave your name suggestion as a comment.  The closest ones (spelling differences will be allowed) will be put into a hat and I'll draw out 5 winners.

Rachelle x

I'll announce the 5 winners along with the name at midnight Friday 28th March (GMT)

Monday, 10 March 2014

Paper Love...

 Joining the Paper Love Blog Hop seemed like the perfect opportunity for me to join like-minded paper loving creative souls, thank you for following along and letting me share a little of my paper love with you.

To say I have a love of paper is probably true.  It's one of those funny things that you maybe don't want everyone to know about, but it's also something you cannot deny when you walk into any store filled with stationary.  I get more excitement these days at the prospect of buying beautiful paper than beautiful shoes - and that's the truth. Of course there are different 'types' of paper...

There's the real fancy stuff - the kind you keep carefully stashed away and get out every now and then to just look at, or maybe run your fingers over it.  You always intend to use it, but it's just too nice and so you save it until the time is right.  

Then there's the old stuff, the kind of paper you might pick up from a thrift store or car boot sale.  It has that certain musty smell, and sometimes if it's old enough, it crumbles in your hands.  I really like using pieces of old papers in my collage work, I think it adds a little touch of history.

I adore handmade papers, in fact my love of mulberry paper has even led to me having art projects published.  I love how the fibres in the paper make the paint bleed to produce the most amazing magical effects, totally out of control, but magical all the same.

Then, you have the cartridge paper that you get in sketchbooks.  I don't know what it is, but when I'm faced with a blank one of these I'm sometimes thrown into a state of sudden fear.  Who would have thought that paper could hold such power against a grown woman?

But I think some of the best papers are the scraps.  The bits you think you'll never use, the bit's covered in doodles or splashes of ink. 

 I love these neglected little scraps because when you put them all together, 
add a little paint and maybe some pen, 
you can get something 

Rachelle x

If you want to follow along with the Paper Love blog hop,can click through the names below.

The PaperLove Blog Hop is a celebration of all things paper! Follow the links to discover more bloggers who love paper and use it to inspire and delight. And if you want to explore a whole world of paper, and stretch your paper passion further with a host of creative projects, why not join the innovative new online course PaperLove (starts March 31). Led by book artist Rachel Hazell, PaperLove is a five week creative adventure for paper lovers. 
Find out more HERE

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