Friday, May 15, 2015

An Amazing Project!

Some years ago I joined the Amazing Biz & Life Academy for an early bird price, downloaded the e-courses, workbooks, videos etc. but never had the "guts" of commenting forum threads or joining conversations in the FB Group. Until a couple of months ago, when I started fighting my shyness and began to participate in discussions. 
In April I was focusing on how to turn my art into a job. Coincidence or not, one day I read a request for mandala drawings in the ABLA group and thought: "I draw mandalas. Why not give it a try?". So I answered and got to know an incredibly brilliant energy medicine therapist called REBECCA KANE who is the founder of THE PLACE TO SHINE and YOUR SHERO'S JOURNEY!
I sent Rebecca a sample of my work aaaaannnnd: here is the result of our collaboration!

The SHEro's Journey Activated Oracle Cards

You can find them HERE 

I am so proud of these cards! It has been an enlightening journey into myself and helped me build up some self-confidence.

I want to thank Rebecca Kane for her support and positivity. 

We liked so much the making of this deck, that we are currently working on a new project!

So, stay tuned for the news!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Support IL FILO D'ARTE

Hello!!!
I can finally tell you about the news I wrote about previously! :)
In January, at my Illustration Course, I met a long time friend whom I had lost contacts with for years. It was a wonderful surprise to meet there and we started chatting and talking about the last years. We soon found out that we had a big  dream in common: to have a safe and relaxing place where we could create and make art, a where we could meet and collaborate with other artists and, at the same time, help on a larger scale the NGOs we already support.
It's a pleasure for me to announce the birth of our Artistic/Creative Women Team
For now you can find us on Facebook (click the name) but we are going to create a website soon.
We have also started an IndieGoGo Crowdfunding Campaign to help us with initial rend and supplies purchases (links at the bottom of this post and on the left of this blog).
You can support us even with just 1 Euro. :)
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This is our statement:
Katyuscia e Simona are the founders of IL FILO D'ARTE Cultural Association, a group of women who share a passion for creativity and artistic expression. Each one of us has a different background: Art academy, psychology, mixed media, intuitive painting up to literature and poetry.
We wish to create a relaxing place where artists and non artists can meet, collaborate and share their knowledge and experiences with the goal of expressing our creative energy.
Our aim arises from the need of helping people who aren't able to express themselves through the standard channel of communication.
Through themed events and courses we will take you to a trip into your creative Self.
Moreover, we will donate a sum from the group activities to the following charities:


DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS
GNU SOLIDARIO
E.N.P.A. (ENTE NAZIONALE PROTEZIONE ANIMALI)


Your donations will be used to realize our dream and to pay for initial rent, furniture and supplies.
In return we offer OUR ARTWORKS and our INFINITE GRATITUDE.
Perks are in English, too!

 
Some people just can't contribute, but that doesn't mean they can't help:

  • Ask folks to get the word out and make some noise about our campaign.
  • Remind them to use the Indiegogo share tools!

 
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Check back often for updates! :)
Have a great week!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Transformation #3 & Friday FREEBIE

Helloooo!
So many things have happened since my last post! :)
This transformation year is running fast but it's running the right direction! Eheheh!
- My hubby has finally found a job. A contract for four months, but we are positive it is going to be  a year long one. 
- My Etsy Shop is working better and I have also received some custom orders.
- I'm drawing and painting abstract art
- Aaaaaand: I'm currently working on a big and amazing custom project for a FB friend. I'll tell you about it ASAP! :)
Since January I have been joining a once a month Art Therapy group with a wonderful art therapist who lives in town. Last Sunday, while discussing our artworks she told me a word:
TRANSFORMATION!!!!
Well, I think I'm on the right track! :)
I want to thank all of you, wonderful and supportive friends, for your words and friendship!

Before showing you my latest works, I'm posting this week's Friday Freebie.
 (You can use it for personal use only)

Abstract Mixed Media

Art Therapy session

New Etsy Shop items

And don't forget to join our Mixed Media Challenge down at SCRAPPIN' SISTERS!
You can win a 10,00 Euros Coupon Code for my Etsy Shop! :)

Have a great weekend!!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Transformation - part #2

Hellooooo!!
It's been exactly 2 months since my last post!
I'm so sorry about not having pubilshed anything for such a long time, but I guess I needed some time for creating and completing my tasks.
I worked on my Etsy Shop (and had sales, too!!), drawn mandalas for my Zen Mandalas Coloring Ebook, experimented with mixed media techniques and attended my Illustration Course.
Phew!! Ahahaha!
Some news are in the air (that's why the post title is Transformation), but I will talk about them at due time. :)

I am also hosting a FB GIVEAWAY!
For a chance to win a copy of my Zen Mandalas Coloring EBook join here



So, the Illustration Course that I started in January finished this week. I'm very glad that I had the chance of attending it. Even though I'm not properly an illustrator, I have learned a lot and created a "my style" illustration of a H.P. Lovecraft poem.


Last month I was able to pay one of my bills with my Etsy Shop earnings! WOW!
I have been working on new items and I hope I will be able to pay one bill this month, too! :)

If you want to take a look:



Have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Transformation

In December I decided not to choose a word for 2015. 
But lately the word  
TRANSFORMATION 
keeps popping out everywhere I look, so I'm keeping it as my word.

My Illustration class is proceeding and I'm still creating out of my comfort zone.
 This is watercolor on Moleskine Sketchbook

And this one is for Journal52. Prompt "Windows".
Watercolor and Ink.

I have also been working on some new printable items for my ETSY SHOP (click for link).
Take a look. :)

Oh! Almost forgot it!
Meet our new family member! My niece's new rescued friend, Sherlock!
He is such a cool guy, isn't he? :)

Have a great week!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Out of my Comfort Zone & New Etsy Items

Helloooo!
This week I have been working on some "out of my comfort zone" pages.
I'm becoming obsessed by watercolors and watered acrilycs and I thought of giving a try at making some inkblot pages.
What do you think?

On Sunday I went to an Art Therapy meeting. It was the first time for me, but the session has been very enlightening.
I used chalk (another "out of my comfort zone" medium) to create this:

And I have also updated my Etsy Shop (click for link) with some new printable items for planners lovers!

Enjoy your week! :)

Friday, January 30, 2015

Illustration Class & Moleskine Journal

Hello Everyone!

Did I tell you before that one of my Yule presents was a 3 months ILLUSTRATION COURSE?
WOW WOW WOW!!!
I started on January 13 and fell in love with it. I am completely tabula rasa for what concerns illustration, drawing techniques etc., so I am enjoying every little bit that I learn..
These are some experiments we made during lessons #2 and #3:

And these are some journal pages I made in my Moleskine journal (another Yule present!)

Journal52 challenges. Themes: Pathways - Just Be - Silhouette

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Catchin' Up

Hello!!
I'm still catching up Journal52 2014 Prompts! I have almost finished.
Here are some more pages.
Have a great weekend!

Monday, January 12, 2015

2015

Hello Dear Souls!
The holidays are over and a new year has started. Sister and nephews came for a visit and now they are back to Canary Islands.
It's time for something new, isn't it?
This year I haven't chosen a WORD. Instead, I decided to follow the twirls and turns of life. I will confront with all the challenges and try to do my best.
Talking about news, I'm very happy to announce you that I have been gifted an AMAZING ILUSTRATION CLASS! It will be held in my area and I cannot wait to start! :) I want to THANK THE AWESOME SOUL WHO MADE THIS DREAM COME TRUE. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE. :)
Last year I didn't make it with the Journal52 challenge. But I don't want to give up. As a new challenge has started, I'm positive that I will catch up with last year pages.
Moreover, I'll be still working with my fellow blogger Melania for the SCRAPPIN' SISTERS CHALLENGES. January challenge is MOON and it's open internationally.
Stay tuned for more upcoming news!
Have a great week.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Yule!

MERRY YULE!
HAPPINESS AND ABUNDANCE FOR EVERYONE!