Such a fabulous way to start the holidays, a mixed media workshop. There was an amazing amount of intuition and creativity today, especially with the Mums...we even got out the glitter! Thanks ladies for stepping outside of my lesson plan, that is what I really love, when my students just let it happen! Thank you for coming today and supporting my little venture, to spread as much creativity as I can. Much love and gratitude.
I wanted to use this platform to say a big "Thank you" to all of my followers, students and supporters & also to my teachers. I have had a lovely year teaching, painting and creating and I am so grateful for the support. Without you I would not know where my inspiration or desire to create would come from. I am leaving with you some of my favourite images from Bec Schopen ART 2014. Merry Christmas, Big Love and Namaste.
I am not sure if it is meant to take a painter over 12 months to finish a painting. Spiritual Warrior has been a journey, as with most of my art, I really do not know where she came from. The painting started on it's path with my beautiful friend Kiera. Kiera wanted to paint and so with I as her teacher we started on our sessions which covered so many things. The beauty of creativity is not just the paint and materials but also the therapy it provides, the ability to let go and show your vulnerability on the canvas, to be non - judgmental. It can help you to tap into your intuition not just on the canvas but expanding into everyday life. In my teachings I also coaxed how to detach from what is happening with the painting and let it evolve. So as Kiera painted so did I, side by side - connection was what we found, not only together but with our materials and within ourselves. Spiritual Warrior is a 12 month story of - grief and loss, sadness Motherhood, nature, joy, yoga, love and Dharma - Life Purposes. The paining was aptly completed while I was on Power Yoga's, Modern Day Yogi Project an amazing 6 weeks of self study, yoga and health. Spiritual Warrior is not around for long but you can see her soon at the beautiful Sam's shop, Late September in Glenbrook.
The lead up to Christmas has been wonderful, the tree has been decorated, Christmas craft has been coming home from school and I made a big decision not to send Christmas cards. Sending cards is something I have done forever, and somewhere along the line I realised I felt obligated to do it rather than something I enjoyed doing, effectively it had become another task to tick off the Christmas list. So I made LOVE cards instead, with a 2015 wish on the back, they are a little pice of art that I can add to Christmas gifts and give as "Thank you's". Oh and the beautiful Sam from Late September sold one of my paintings and there is one last mixed media workshop for 2014!
I always make sure I check out the new products when Redbubble releases one. Yesterday I received my design "Aloha" on mugs. Oh my, I have to say I was so pleasantly surprised as they are really gorgeous. The art work is bright, glossy and beautiful and the mugs are a gorgeous shape (my fav to drink coffee out of). And of course Redbubble's packaging is always entertaining. Discount Code: RBSHOP15 ends in a few days.
I have a really cool new product in my Redbubble shop, travel mugs. I love travel mugs and they seem to go missing around here, they are easy to get attached too and mysteriously grow legs and travel! To compliment the new mugs I also have a new design, Love Too. It's all about the love, as one of my dear yoga teachers always reminded us in class.
Sydney based mixed media artist.