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After reading some information on identifying why each animal chooses you, I feel an even deeper contection with the Horse as my Spirit Animal. The Horse continues to teach me to see things from a higher spiritual perspective,  to be sensitive to others, to be compassionate, and to travel and broaden my horizons. I cherish the […]

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Spirit animals appear in your life to guide you, teach you , strengthen attributes within you. There may be just one, there may be many over your lifetime, and they may change throughout the years. Looking over my life, from young child to present, there is one animal that has “spoken” to me and been […]

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I’ve been doing some reading and having interesting discussions about the roll of spirit animals and guides in our lives. The study has inspired me to begin a series of illustrations of animals that resonate for me and my journey.  I’ve just completed the first of I hope many…. the Cat. The cat represents many […]

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Does creating visual art speak to your soul? Consider private/semi-private lessons to learn a new media, add more advanced techniques to your existing “tool box”, or just guidance through a project. Contact Debra at Lavenders Blue Art to set up lessons to fit your schedule and conveniently brought to your home. Debra@lavendersblueart.com

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I was asked to do a painting activity for a birthday party this past Friday. A very fun group of friends coming together to celebrate their friend’s special day. The birthday girl wanted to paint the slump wine bottles and luckily I had enough primed and ready to go. A great time was had by […]

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Here are a couple of prints from yesterdays efforts in Relief printmaking. Do they just scream for glitter?

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                                                                                I just LOVE printmaking!! All the different methods and techniques leave endless possibilities. To do […]

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Our focus in this upcoming class will be a Mandala design, a circular radial pattern. However there are so many possibilities with pierced and 3D cut paper. The artist can cut the paper and layer several together in a “recessed” design where the image is indented or recedes from the surface level. Or the artist […]

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Cut and pierced paper designs are a way of adding dimension to your art work. There can be patterns of cut flaps to give a 3-D effect, while seeing the layers and colors underneath. Sharp blades and careful cutting techniques can reveal delicate and intricate details in the final image. The artist is limited only […]

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Stretching my own watercolor skills, I worked with a few new techniques to further advance the finished look of my paintings. For this Hibiscus I painted in sections,  using wet on wet to start, and then adding layers of color as each section dried.  I masked the tiny dots of yellow pollen and the stamen […]

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