I’m not a huge Star Wars fan, but I love the challenge of painting or sketching something for May the Fourth Be With You day each year, and seeing the progress in my art.
This year I surprised myself with this sketch, and I can honestly say I have NEVER sketched C-3PO or R2-D2 before – and they’re busy characters! That’s the main reason I decided to sketch upside down – so that I was only looking at the shapes and not letting my mind get in the way by thinking of arms and legs, etc. I really recommend having a go at drawing this way!
UPDATE – you can see the Webinar replay here –
For years I’ve wondered how I could do a webinar, because painting demonstrations can be a pretty slow process, but just last week I figured out a way!
I’ve made a list of the things I say most in a class, to answer questions or solve problems, and these are the first five. Odds are there’ll be a new learning or five for you, because I LOVE acrylics and am so happy to share the way I like to paint with them.
And if you haven’t attended a webinar before, that’s great… because it’s my first one too! I’ve attended them, but haven’t delivered one before – but I’ll be practicing my head off before we go live. Wish me luck!
The Webinar date is Thursday 24 January (that’s this week!).
You have three options so just click on the time that suits you best:
Now, here in Toowoomba, Queensland, we are +10 GMT, so if you’re on the other side of the country (or the world) please check what time it’ll be for you. I use the clock app on my phone to do that easily. And there’s a link in the confirmation email to add it to your online calendar. Easy peasy.
There’ll be gifts for attendees, and as it’s the last day before the Paint Along of the Month Club‘s first paint along goes LIVE, it’ll be your last opportunity to nab the Pre-Release price on that.
I hope you can join me for this ‘first time’ – I’m really looking forward to being able to answer questions as we go, and you’ll finish inspired and ready to paint something!
There are limits to the number of people who can attend each session, so please pick a time and register asap. You’ll then get a personal link (and I’ll send you out a reminder beforehand too).
I’ll see you in my virtual studio to talk acrylics!
As part of my #shinyhappy7 promotion, every purchase made via my website between 12:00am Saturday 1 December AEST and 9:00pm Sunday 9 December AEST (2018) will go in the draw to win these items pictured. It’s quite a haul!
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Thanks, and good luck!
It’s no secret that most of us are trying to keep a lot of balls in the air.
I’ve tried SO MANY systems, online and off, and while things have still been known to fall between the cracks, I feel like it’s going ok at the moment.
Right now I use Google Calendar and a thing called the ‘Do It All Planner’ diary I got from Officeworks a couple of months ago. It stays on my desk seems to be managing my ‘To Do Lists’ well (I’m now allocating tasks to days rather than having one huge, long list).
And while I find myself continually refining my systems to keep on top of things, there’s one thing that has been a constant for many, many years.
The Pantry Calendar.
Here’s a pic of the version I did in 2012. It was based on the awesome wall calendar REMO used to make.
It’s always been the opportunity to clean down the pantry doors, take a look at what has happened this past year, and start afresh with a new calendar.
I design it myself and it’s slightly refined each year. In fact, I think it’s getting more simple and clear as time goes on.
Why it works for me
And here’s our Term 1 plan for the studio – I use the same system, prepping dates and times for classes and instructors. It gets laminated and we use coded dots for events and people (it’s still a WIP for this term!).
So here it is, my gift to you.
May your new year be organised enough for you to feel happy. Mwah!