I've been in work mode here on my website and in my studio as I prepare to open up my shop and sell my work! The shop is almost ready and I am very excited to be taking this step! Besides the technical challenges there is also the question of how to explain my work. Especially the stories, the red thread and Lovely Duck. Everything works together in my art and in understanding who I am as an artist. When I shared my dilemma with Ivy she said "why not show people what you do?" What a brilliant idea! By the end of the week we were in my studio capturing video and taking photographs. I am so grateful for my art friends! They are amazing and are always there to encourage and help. I also want to thank Annie Hamman who has been relentless (in a very good way:) in her encouragement for selling my work. I think the video speaks for itself :)
Ivy and I have been very busy in our creative little think tank with putting together this project! I am just so excited about opening our new self-study program that I can hardly sit still! Our students from the live class have told us over and over again that Paint and Pixels is an amazing and unique class! They tell us how much they have learned and they demonstrate this every day by creating more beautiful art! The flow of ever more sophisticated art work just keeps coming and we are just so delighted to watch our students grow and gain confidence. Our new self study students are so fortunate to be able to join this vibrant and active group of amazing artists!
See!? If you have watched the video above you will see what we are so excited about!
But I'm going to stop right here for a minute and add the learn more and purchase button so that if you would like to you can go straight to the classroom sales page on Ivy's website to sign up or read an extensive description of the class!
So what does it mean exactly to be a student in the self study program? Trust me it's all good and students will have full access to the amazing and rich content Ivy and I have created! For many students the fact that it is self paced will be a huge advantage to working within the context of a four week classroom. The main difference is that the self study students will need to have the determination, a stick-to-it attitude and the enthusiasm for learning as they work through the initial learning curve. We've created plenty of unique content and helpful guides for the self study students so they certainly will not be left on their own. And Ivy and I are still right here cheering everyone on and helping out when needed.
If you have followed along with Ivy and I on the Paint and Pixels journey you will already know how dedicated we are to spreading the word about this new art form! It's all been very thrilling and having more artists join us and our amazing graduates would be great fun indeed! Our students have inspired us so much more than they realize and we are as proud of their success as much as our own!