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How to Paint a Zodiac Wall Hanging to Display or Give as a Gift

May 6, 2018 - 0 Comments

My latest class on skillshare.com teaches you how to paint a galaxy and stars on a wooden panel and add your favorite zodiac constellation with decorative nail heads. This trendy celestial wall hanging makes a great DIY birthday gift idea or looks great added to a gallery wall display. If you want to learn how to prepare a wood panel for acrylic paints, blend acrylic paints, paint stars, or prepare a piece of art to […]

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5 ways doodling can improve your life

5 Ways Doodling Can Improve your Life

April 13, 2018 - 0 Comments

Get it done! Figure it out! Pay attention! Calm Down!… ugh!! Life is so busy and stressful and just plain overwhelming sometimes! What if I told you that there was an easy, fun, and totally accessible way to help you to 1) be more productive 2) solve problems 3) find focus 4) relieve anxiety 5) and increase your creativity and happiness? The good news is that there is a way, my friend. It’s the simple […]

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Painting Roses art class

How to Paint Easy Roses with Acrylic Paints

March 19, 2018 - 0 Comments

Painting roses is easy and fun in this acrylic painting class on skillshare.com. This course is for anyone interested in learning: 1)      how to paint easy, loose, and fun decorative roses and leaves step by step.  2)     a simple method for creating dimension and interest in your paintings. 3)     some basic brushstrokes and the brushes you need to make them. 4)     easy to understand rules on how to compose […]

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FREE VALENTINE PRINTABLE LOVE COUPON BOOK

February 14, 2018 - 0 Comments

The holiday of LOVE is upon us, and if you’ve waited until the last minute (or…GASP…FORGOTTEN) to get a Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetie, I’ve got you covered. I’ve created a printable “LOVE COUPON BOOK” you can download HERE: Here’s how to make your own little book you can stick in a card, leave on your sweetheart’s pillow, or any other romantic place you can think of.   SUPPLIES: -FREE printable sheet of coupons […]

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how to paint a sunflower step by step

How to Paint Sunflowers Using Acrylic Paints

February 1, 2018 - 0 Comments

I’m so excited to announce that I have started teaching on skillshare.com! Skillshare is a membership site that is loaded with amazing classes and tutorial videos for just about any creative subject you can imagine. Here is a link to get two FREE MONTHS on skillshare.com to watch my class and any other classes you want for 60 days when you join!  There’s no obligation and you can cancel at any time. So, what have […]

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tangled nest art print

UNDERSTANDING VALUES IN PAINTING

January 26, 2018 - 3 Comments

If you have ever tried to draw or paint something and make it look like it is “real”, you’ve no doubt attempted to use  “values” (whether you realized it or not). The term “value”, when used in art, is used to describe the difference in lightness or darkness of a color. Artists use light and dark values to create dimension or a focal point within a painting or drawing. Understanding and controlling the values in […]

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Hi, I’m Bonnie.

I’m an artist who creates art for those who want to share who they are, while they discover the power of creative expression. I believe that everyone has creativity in them, if only they believe in themselves.