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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Mindy Lacefields Class

 I am taking an online class from the super talented Mindy . Its been such a wonderful, inspiring class. 
 She is asking us to just let go of our preconceptions about "good enough"and get back to the joy of creating from our seven year old selves. Oh my goodness, the fun that this has been!!
Here are my faces she asked us to sketch... some with our non-dominant hand, loose and silly and scribbly. Someone from class said she thought the girls on the bottom of this one were keeping a secret from poor little bunny. After she said that, I could totally see it.
 The bottom girl on the left loves pie!! I was surprised by how relaxing and enjoyable this exercise was. Next she showed us how to make collage papers by painting on magazine pages with our hands. I asked my 9 year old daughter if she wanted to watch an art video with me. She was interested so we both watched Mindy paint, then we excitedly went and got out all the supplies to make our own "masterpieces". Here are four of the many I made.
 We had so much fun painting together till way past bedtime. She was so amazing to watch how she had no inhibitions, just started going for it, with all sorts of color combos and marks. I made a bunch, and I am so excited to make more.
I miss my seven year old self. She didn't worry about if it was good enough, or if anyone else would like it. She just created from her heart for the pure joy of making something. Do you still listen to your seven year old self when you create?? Go find her if you haven't seen her for a while. I guarantee you will have so much fun when you paint, you won't be able to keep out of the studio! Have a wonderful creative day friends! I'm off to make backgrounds, and maybe find a unicorn or some fairies! LOL!!  xoxo Tam


  1. Wow, I love the backgrounds! So fun and colorful - I just want to get my paints out and go for it now. And the faces are so sweet! I can totally see what you mean about the girls keeping secrets from the bunny. Poor bunny!!!

  2. What a wonderful joy-filled post! Makes me want to let my daughter stay up with me for an art play date!

    Beautiful papers...and I love those faces...sooo much!!

  3. I love your seven year old selves work! yeah she rocks!! i am so glad you are sharing from this class i heart mindy!

  4. this looks like so much fun!I love the colors you've used!

  5. These are so vibrant I love them

  6. Love everything about this post! Fell in love with your drawings, too. :)