Term 4 Paint Alongs Announced

Term 4 Paint Alongs Announced

SO MUCH to share!

The biggest news really is that I’ve just leased a brand new (to me) studio space and get the keys this Friday!

So you’ll find your next class or workshop at 1/3 Progress Court, Harlaxton.

It’s just 3 minutes down the road from my home studio (right next to Mother Megs Biscuit Factory – I took that as a good omen!), opposite Downlands, and is nice, big, airconditioned and clean.

I’ll be Shiny Happy-ing the space up before you get there so you are wrapped up in creativity as soon as you walk in the door. I’ll share some pics as soon as we’re in.

This decision has been forced on me by Nexus and Toowoomba’s Second Range Crossing. Just a couple of weeks ago we were informed that, from January, we would have up to 12 months of roadworks directly in front of the studio, as well as driveway access only (restricting parking in front of the studio, even on our land). It’s not good, it certainly isn’t fair, and my expenses are increasing significantly… but Shiny Happy is not only my business, it is my nature… and so I’m trying to see the bright side…

The bright side for you is that I will be offering more Paint Alongs and more Workshops!

So take a look and click to book these Term 4 Paint Alongs:

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I’m also now taking bookings for some other new and fab workshops.Numbers are limited in all of these sessions, so if you see something you like, please click on the title and book as soon as you can:

Watercolour Basics Day
Colour Wheels and Watercolour Techniques
Facilitated by my mother, award-winning artist Diana Battle – and me!
All art supplies included  |  $180
Sun 6 Nov, 9:30am-4pm

Wednesday Wonder Workshops
Starts Wed 12 Oct for 6 weeks
Due to repeat bookings by previous participants (which is a good sign!), these workshops are already full. So I’ve introduced Shiny Happy Drawing Sessions…

Shiny Happy Drawing Sessions 
2 hours of inspiration and coaching  |  BYO sketchbook  |  $35
Just book the sessions that suit you. (If you’ve missed out on my Wednesday Wonder Workshops, coming along to one or two of these might be an option for you.)
Mon 24 Oct 6-8pm, Thur 27 Oct 10-12noon,
Thur 17 Nov 10-12noon, Mon 28 Nov 6-8pm

Shiny Happy Flowers Weekend Workshop
Two full days of creativity, inspiration and guidance resulting in (at least) two large, original canvases bursting with colour and flowers. (Very similar to the workshop I just ran at USQ.)
BYO art supplies  |  $275
21-22 Jan 2017

So that’s your Shiny Happy Art Menu for Term 4! I really hope there is a session or two there that tickles your fancy.

Thank you so much for all your encouragement and support for my little business. I truly love being able to help so many people find joy in art and ‘get out of their own heads’ for a bit while they’re in my studio. It’s a fabulous form of meditation I think!

And as the Shiny Happiness grows (and has to keep growing now that I’m paying rent and GST!) I’m so appreciative of all your testimonials, facebookand instagram likes and comments and of course, that you tell your friends about what happens here at Shiny Happy Art.

So, thank you. Please consider this a virtual hug.

I hope to see you and your friends in the new studio soon!

Passionflowers and puppies and peacocks, oh my!

Passionflowers and puppies and peacocks, oh my!

Welcome back to a new, shiny, arty year!

Did you make resolutions? If you’ve decided to get more in touch with your creative side, consider this your sign…!

I’ve designed two totally new Paint Along compositions for this term, as well as two very different workshops, and it’s time to share them in my Toowoomba studio.

I’ve also carved out time for a few more sessions than last term… so this is your opportunity to bring along a friend or two to make happy shiny painting memories with.

Remember not to delay your booking as sessions do tend to fill up quickly. Just click through on the images to reserve your seat.

‘PASSION FOR LIFE’
STUDIO PAINT ALONG

Sun 31 Jan, 1-4pm
Sat 13 Feb, 1-4pm
Sat 19 Mar, 1-4pm
CLICK TO BOOK NOW

PUPPY POWER
STUDIO PAINT ALONG

Learn to draw and paint TWO different dogs, then choose your colours and your size.
Sat 27 Feb, 1-4pm
Sat 12 Mar, 1-4pm
CLICK TO BOOK NOW

PATTERNED PEACOCK
STUDIO PAINT ALONG

A favourite from 2015 returns one more time.
Sun 20 Mar, 1-4pm
CLICK TO BOOK NOW

PAINT FIVE HAPPY LITTLE HOUSES
With brush and/or pen or as abstracts!
Sun 28 Feb, 1-4pm
CLICK TO BOOK NOW

I have also introduced brand new ‘WEDNESDAY WONDER WORKSHOPS’ which will cover all sorts of things (we’re starting with drawing and watercolour) on Wednesdays from 10 til 1. You book these in four week blocks. If you’re free on Wednesdays do consider joining us! There are some lovely people that have already booked and I am looking forward to watching new friendships develop. These sessions are going to be wonder-full!

Thank you again for all your fabulous encouragement and support. I’m looking forward to making this a shiny, happy, arty year for all of us!

See you in the studio!

Shiny Happy Gift Ideas

Shiny Happy Gift Ideas

I really love choosing gifts, but I may be the only one in my family who does! So if you’re open to ideas, here are a few ‘shiny happy arty’ gifts that I’d recommend.

An ART MUG full of marshmallows (or those yummy French Vanilla Cashews from Coles!). If you’re local, I’ve got a good selection here in the studio. If you’re not, you can order directly from my Society6 shop (they’ve got a lot of great specials on before Chrissy).

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If you’ve got littler ones, or no paint in the house for yourself, I have a very limited number of my ‘Just add water’ Paint Along Packs. It includes everything you need to paint my ‘Owl and the Pussycat’ Online Paint Along – a terrific thing to do with or for little ones you love.

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If you’ve already got some paints, or know someone that has, take your pic of my other Online Paint Alongs. Each one starts with your very own personal Pep Talk and there are videos and written instructions to take you through, step by step. I’ll be adding to this library a lot next year, but there’s already plenty to choose from.

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If you’ve come to one of my Studio Paint Alongs, or even watched one online, you know I ADORE the Golden brand of Acrylic Paints. If you have a budget of $60 to $100 for a special artist in your life, let me put together some paints and brushes in one of my art mugs. (It’s a gift I’d love to receive!) Just email and let me know how much you want to spend and I’ll do the rest.

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And of course I couldn’t finish without suggesting my brand new, totally designed and printed in Toowoomba, Birthday Calendar. These are also available in limited quantities and you can buy directly from me ($20 includes postage to anywhere in Australia) or you’ll soon find them at the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery and the Toowoomba Information Centre. Remember to write your birthday in it before you give it away!

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Some truly special things that I also love (I am not being paid by these people – I just think they’re terrific!):

FOREVER SPIN metal spinning tops from Canada

SPINELESS CLASSICS are an entire book on one poster

This DIY Christmas Elf from my friend, Lauren, at MOLLY AND MAMA

The book, ‘Drawing with Children’, by Mona Brooks

Burch & Purchese Fruit Salad White Chocolate

So there you go – my first burst of ideas for the season. Onwards and upwards everyone!

Peek inside a Paint Along

Peek inside a Paint Along

If you like what you see, come and join me at a Studio Paint Along this term. Dates announced today! 





Lilies!

Lilies!

Today’s Paint Along was my first group to paint my new composition ‘Lilies’ and it was SO.MUCH.FUN! Great conversation, champers, chocolates and oh, some painting too.

Check it out!

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