Showing posts from November, 2013

WIP: A Little More Progress On "Tangled"


in a promotional video and in the studio today

i was asked to help out with a promotional video for microsoft's new conference center this weekend and i said, ummm...  yes!  (it helps to have your brother-in-law involved with this amazingly designed project)!  i had a lot of fun pretending i was in a very important meeting in the new conference center while they demonstrated all of the latest, super fancy schmancy microsoft technology and then relaxing with a cup of pretend coffee with my sister in their newly designed lounge.  i had so much fun and i can hardly wait to see the final product. quick snap photo courtesy tim larson (via facebook) quick snap photo courtesy tim larson (via facebook) photo courtesy our nice bartender at the pilot house/SEATAC airport!
its sunday and i'm in the studio today working with black india ink and some backgrounds i worked on several years ago painted with acrylic and painted on watercolor paper.  they've been patiently waiting for me to decide what to do with them.  :) photo by me photo…

working on my online courses... phew!

i've been working on my online courses (filming and painting) almost every day.  i'm putting my whole heart and soul into this and i am enjoying the process so much.  currently, i am working on a foundational course that begins at the beginning.  it will cover claiming and decorating our sketchbook covers, how to draw a face, like where the eyes, nose mouth traditionally go on the face.  And then from there we will stray wildly from the traditional face on to making backgrounds and then pulling it all together to make our very first drawing/painting!  (you can do it!)
the other sketchbook drawing/painting online course i've been working on is about painting/drawing boldly.  this course has been so much fun putting together.  i have been painting in very big brave ways to bring you exercises for your sketchbook to get you out of your comfort zone,  out of your head and into amazing paintings with very bold colors and other brave bold uses of pen and ink!
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it's here, it's here! my postcard from my new friend bec in australia!

recently, i participated in a postcard/sewing project and was assigned to someone named bec in australia!  i just got her card and it is so cool!  i'm happy to share it with you and i hope she got my "princess sarah" postcard as well!  this was such a fun project to work on.  you can see how i made her postcard here:

thank you bec!  i love it!
xoxo  kari