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Giveaway Winners!

April 4, 2018

I was planning on announcing the winners of the giveaway last week. But then Spring Break happened. Trying to get caught up on all the things this week. So much to do!!!

Here are the winners:

Original #1- Christiana Rioli

Original #2- Brenda Delaney

Papers and collage ephemera kit- Katherine Currie and Susan Vrska

Please send me your mailing address so I can get your prizes shipped off.

And feel free to join our class at any time

here.

Here is a super fun video of me creating a collage.

cutandpastepromo2 from Wendy Brightbill on Vimeo.

 

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Original Art Giveaway!

March 25, 2018

My next class, All Things Paper- Cut and Paste begins tomorrow. I am sooo excited about this course. I have created so many amazing collages for this class and I have paper coming out of my ears. You should totally see my studio! Paper everywhere. This class is packed full of content. I haven’t counted yet, but I think there is well over 6 hours of content. Maybe 8? I can’t help going overboard with my content and I technically should be charging more. But I love you all so much and I love sharing my inspiration. Please go here to register and find out all of the details.

Giveaway Details

To celebrate, I am hosting a giveaway. I will be giving away two original paintings and two paper pack kits filled with vintage papers and ephemera! The two originals pictured above are part of this giveaway. Guess what? You don’t even have to be registered for this course to participate in the giveaway. Here is how to enter:

  1. Share this blog post on Facebook. Yes, Facebook. ( I will be doing a completely different giveaway on IG. So you might want to go check that one out.)
  2. Leave a comment on Facebook that you shared. This is where the winners will be chosen.

Winners will be chosen on Tuesday morning.

Simple enough? I hope so. Check out this fun video to see some of the collage work I show in this course:

Cut and Paste from Wendy Brightbill on Vimeo.

 

I’m Coming to Texas Y’all!

February 22, 2018

Hey everyone! I am so excited to share with all of you that I am coming to Texas to teach in 2018!!! I will be teaching at Erin Faith Allen’s workshop in Houston Texas on September 15th and 16th. I am so excited to be teaching at Erin’s studio.

 

Art and Alchemy

Fluid Art Workshop

September 15-16, 2018

Houston, Texas

Check out the trailer. Go here to register with Erin Faith Allen. Scroll down to find my class.

I would love to meet you in person! This is the only live workshop I have planned for 2018.

I believe that embracing the process is one of the most important ways to keep pushing yourself as an artist. Find an art process that you absolutely love, and do that. Let go of the end product and just play. Art is all about the process for me. Fluid art making is a great practice for anyone who wants to loosen up in their work. Creating in this way is like meditation. It helps you stay mindful and in the moment.

Alchemy: a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination.

During this workshop, we will delve into the process of abstract painting through fluid art and intentional mark making.

  • embrace the process
  • messy mark making
  • fluid art making techniques
  • layering washes
  • abstract art composition
  • art techniques to loosen up
  • glazing and transparent techniques to create dimension

artandalchemy from Wendy Brightbill on Vimeo.

 

 

 

Giveaway Winners!!!!

January 22, 2018

Thank you so much for everyone who participated in the Giveaway over the weekend! I have been so blessed by the response to this class. The winners of the two spots are Susan Kegerreis and Terri Palin. Congratulations to Sammi Flame and Tiffany Smith for winning the altered books. And the beautiful hand made journal goes to Char DeRouin! I have already notified all of the winners, but got a little behind announcing them here. Thanks for being so patient.

You can still join us in class!!! This is one of my all time favorite classes that I have ever taught.

 

All Things Paper Giveaway!!!

January 19, 2018

Hello everyone!!! I am getting so excited for my next workshop, All Things Paper. Class starts on Monday and I thought it would be fun to have some fun giveaways before class starts. So, not only am I giving away free spots in my class, I am also giving away some painted vintage books to play in and a beautiful hand crafted art journal.

If you are not already registered for class, I am giving away two free spots in my course. All you need to do is share this blog post on Facebook or a photo on Instagram. Please don’t forget to tag me and mention that you would love to win a spot in my course.

And…

For those of you already registered, I’m giving away a beautiful landscape art journal from Jeanie’s Designs.

And…

I am also giving away two of my original painted vintage books. ($80 value each) Please note: you must be already registered for the course to enter this portion of the giveaway. To enter, share this post on Facebook or a photo on Instagram. Be sure to tag me in your post and let me know that you are already registered for the course.

 

Go here to register for the course! Here is the course trailer again, in case you missed it the first time around!!!

Art Journaling Workshop from Wendy Brightbill on Vimeo.

 

The giveaway ends on Sunday, January 21st at 10:00 PM EST. Winners will be announced on Monday morning just in time for class.

 

 

Welcome 2018!!!

January 10, 2018

Hello everyone! I feel like I am hardly ever blogging anymore, but I wanted to share everything that is new in my world. 2018 has really started out with a bang. I am filled with so much excited anticipation for this new year!

Just in case you haven’t heard, I have started offering online classes on my own network. This has been quite the undertaking and it’s been so encouraging to me to see the response. I am so entirely blessed by all of the support and it kinda makes wish I had done it a long time ago. I just wanted to share with you all that is going on over there, just in case you haven’t checked it out!

Free Abstract Floral Class

Playing Big Part 1

This course originally aired on Jeanne Oliver’s network over a year ago. Now you take it on my website as well. AND, I am going to be offering a part two of this course for 2018. $28


Oil and Water

In this course, join me as I explore creating with oil paints and fluid mediums, therefore oil and water. We will be exploring the themes of movement and texture through oil painting and fluid art. $54

 

All Things Paper

And starting on January 22, my latest class All Things Paper will be starting. I haven’t been so excited about a class in a very long time. It’s a collage/ art journaling course that I seriously can’t wait to begin. I am just finishing up taping for this class and I am so stinking excited about it. $54

I love the feel of old papers, especially the ones that have been well loved. There is a unique texture and a feeling like its history is right at the tip of my fingers. I love that when I paint on old papers, the history gets woven into my artwork. Old paper is to be trusted. Much like the velveteen rabbit that becomes real through love. Old books are the perfect backdrop for art and soul work and story telling.

 

I have been having so much fun painting on old books! I have a lot of them listed in my Etsy shop, just in case you want to snag one.

Stay tuned to see what else is coming in 2018!

Online Art Journaling Workshop Coming in January!

November 27, 2017

Hi everyone! I am so thrilled to announce my next online class which will be an art journaling workshop starting January 22! I’m sooo excited about this course. We will be working in old books and making our own journals and collaging and mark making and basically doing all things paper.

Class starts January 22nd! This class will be on sale for $40 for the next week, until December 4th. Then the price will go up to its regular price of $54. Over 6 hours of video content!!!

Art Journaling Workshop from Wendy Brightbill on Vimeo.

I love the feel of old papers, especially the ones that have been well loved. There is a unique texture and a feeling like its history is right at the tip of my fingers. I love that when I paint on old papers, the history gets woven into my artwork. Old paper is to be trusted. Much like the velveteen rabbit that becomes real through love. Old books are the perfect backdrop for art and soul work and story telling.

Join me for, All Things Paper- An Art Journaling Workshop

Here are a few techniques that we will explore in this online course:

  • altering old books/ ledgers to create our own art journals
  • create our own stitched journals
  • assemblage collage pieces
  • messy mark making and abstract exploration
  • photo altering
  • painting our own papers for collage
  • collage composition
  • sketch and linework
  • abstract florals
  • distressing papers
  • tea and ink staining
  • hand stitching

I will be sharing with all of you how I go about working in an art journal and all of my favorite techniques. I started my own art practice by working in an art journal. It’s a great way to get started painting, especially if you need practice. Art journaling is a great way to try new techniques or play with composition. You can take them anywhere and the inspiration is limitless.

We will also be exploring works on paper that you can then frame or mount to canvas and hang on your wall.