Thursday, May 23, 2013

Painting Happy!

Hello Everyone!

I'm so excited to share a new piece of art with you!  But, before I do, I need to give you a bit of info on how she came to be.....

You see, I was lucky enough to take a very special online painting course called Paint Happy.
It is given by the wonderful Micki Wilde of The Secret Hermit.

I've long been a fan of her work.
She makes whimsy and cheeriness look so easy....her faces are so full of warmth and character....her backgrounds are delicious....and it is evident that she adores what she does. 

What's amazing about this course is that it addresses every single one of those truths so that you can have them, too!  It delivers so much good and useful information on how to keep your art playful and meaningful, even if it sprang from a darker place.

Wait til you get to the part about your Wolf!  I don't want to give too much away...but that part was really powerful for me.  There is a wolf in me that hasn't yet gotten onto the page.  When it does, I'll share it here.
Here, check out the promo video for the course.  You'll see why I'm so excited!
Now, onto my art! 
I had so much fun making this piece.  I find I can be way too serious when I create.  I can get too hung up on details and my own weird sense of perfection that it can suck a lot of the enjoyment out of making art....and it seems to take a lot longer, too.
I whipped this one out pretty quickly (humming all the while, I might add)...and I couldn't be happier with the results! 
You can see the influence of Micki's style in her sweet face.
...and look at how her ideas and techniques transformed my background!
You can click to enlarge if you like :)
So much bright, doodly, colorful play!
I can't wait to try out more of her suggestions!
If you'd like to take the course or see more of her fantastic art, please visit her Etsy Shop and her Blog!
Everyone deserves to enjoy what they do!
Big neon colored hugs!


WrightStuff said...

You've inspired me to get off this computer and go downstairs to make art! Thank you beautiful lady who makes gorgeous artwork!

Melanie said...

This painting is so pretty. Love the colours .
Liefs, Melanie

manomij said...

Very sweet Cam and I love Mikki's stuff too :)
BTW I wished I was your daughter I want a birthday party like you threw for Maddy.

Laura said...

Cam - I love your Garden Girl! She is so pretty. Thanks for sharing about the class. I'm heading over to Micki's site now.

Heather Henry said...

Love your new piece. So pretty and the colors are delicious. Backgrounds are so difficult, yours looks amazing. Yay!!! Love all your new projects.
Hugs to you!

Micki Wilde said...

Aww Cam, thank you for this lovely blogpost!!! I am so glad you had fun with my class, your painting is fabulous!!!

Rachel said...

I downloaded the course today. Can't wait to get started on it!

Lisa Graham said...

Wow Cam, you did amazing on your painting...I can see both Micki's style and yours in this. The butterflies are so you. The skin tones are so pretty I LOVE Micki's art work too...her lovely ladies are sprinkled throughout the house.

Kyra Wilson said...

She's very pretty!

Unknown said...

Your art is beautiful! (and so is Micki's!) ;)

Theresa MacNaughton said...

She is absolutely STUNNING, Cameron! I love the bright and beautiful cherry colors, too. You did a great job!

Magic Love Crow said...

She turned out so pretty! Glad you had fun ;o) Micki is fantastic!

Treehugger_31 said...

She's lovely! :)

Šolanje na domu-Waldorf said...

Oh, I love it! This sounds like a really awesome class. I need to watch the promo video. :)

Erin K said...

Oh wow oh wow, Cam! She's gorgeous and I adore all the amazing details and bright colours you added to the background. With her sweet expression, it looks as though she daydrreaming something sweet and happy. Ooo and sweet and so detailed. ^_^

You're one of my biggest inspirations in making art. The enthusiasim and joy you have is so tangable...even through this computer screen. Everytime I see your posts, I always want to sit down and draw after.

Ha..yeah I know exactly what you mean when you said that sometimes you get a little too serious about your work. You wouldn't believe how many unfinished drawings I have laying about the place because of that factor.

I am now very curious about this inner wolf of yours. <3

Have a lovely weekend, Cameron!

PiaRom said...

Hey Cameron look at me after your big neon hug...I am glowing, hehe....How I love your lil girl and the wonderful joyful and the beautiful butterflies too ♥ Conny

Carmen Wing said...

She is beautiful. And still very Cam!

I just looked - I mustn't (can't) buy any more classes till I finish the ones I already paid for but it does look so much fun (one to remember!)

I love the idea of the wolf in us all.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, I love your beautiful girls! I would love to see your mermaids again, too! Sweet hugs!

Jennifer Michelle said...

Yay I finally get to check this out! I love the sweetness in the face of your painting, it certainly is Cameron, but has a touch of Micki's whimsical style dabbed in there too! I love this!

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