I am about to go on another adventure…
And I am plotting to take you along with me!
There is something about leaving home for an adventure and getting away from all of the daily-ness of life that seems to ignite creativity and helps you better connect with who you are. Travel both expands you and makes the world shrink to a manageable size. Going on adventures with other creatives is one of the best ways to expand your vision that I know.
This piece is called “Memories of Italy”. I created it on my first art trip to that fabulous country of warmth, hospitality, and history. It is where I first encountered this amazing transformation that results when creatives travel and create together. I keep trying to find the words, but I am failing… Maybe those words have not yet been created.
I get asked fairly frequently how I became a prophetic artist. It’s an interesting question, because it wasn’t something that I set out to do or to become. One piece that I miss out on in my thinking, is this travel piece. There is a certain atmosphere that surrounds everywhere, and when we live there, we get used to it, so we don’t notice it. But when we travel, we get out from under that atmosphere and an interesting shift happens.
Class in the Works…You Can Come Later
I am working on a class that is about this process of becoming an artist who hears from the Creator, and is able to translate that into whatever creative media they enjoy. So, not a painting class, like my others, but a class to tune in to what Creator is saying and doing. I’ll talk more about that soon.
But, as I go on my next adventure to England and Ireland (primarily Dublin, London, and Belfast) I am going to be investigating possibilities of doing the class, or other classes, there. Doesn’t that sound like fun?! Right now, I’m thinking of an intensive class over about 10 days to 2 weeks. Part instruction, part experience, and part adventure seeing these fabulous places!
While in Ireland and the UK, I’ll be hanging out doing all the touristy things with some fabulous young adults. I’ll be doing some recon for potential future classes. And, I’ll be sketching, photographing, and connecting with the Creator in a new and exciting way myself.
After I return from adventures, I generally get very excited and paint quite a few pieces from photos and sketches, if I haven’t been able to paint them live. The piece above, is one that I completed from a photo after I returned from my second or third trip to Italy. As is the image at the top of the page, which won an award in a show!
Here’s How You Can Come Now!
I’ve discovered a way that I can take you with me this time. If you order before I leave, I will keep an eye out for something to paint just for you when I return. I will sketch it-weather permitting, photograph it, and create a piece just for you when I return – probably using collage materials acquired along the way. I will include the story of the piece and copies of the photos and sketches that I’ve made in a mini artisan hand bound book. You will be able to relive the adventure with me! How fun is that?
The link will be up until Feb 4, 2017 so there is not much time!
So, here’s the deal. I am keeping this simple. 2 sizes of originals and 1 print. Please tell me when you order if you prefer a piece from Dublin, Belfast, or London. If no place is specified, it will be a surprise! Paintings will be completed in the order they are purchased. I anticipate beginning to ship April 15, 2017 or before, so this might be a great Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gift! Not only is this a limited time offer, but this will be a savings of shipping and handling charges PLUS you get the Adventure Story for free! But, only if you order by Feb 4, 2017…
Your Choices Are:
- 8×10 giclee print on Somerset Velvet archival paper. Choice will be given between at least 5 of the pieces created during the 2 months after I return. Print will come with the story of the adventure of the piece printed on loose paper. $49.95 includes shipping to the US.
- 8×10 original mixed media painting on board created just for you with collage materials from the trip included. The story of the adventure of the painting including sketches, photographs, and my thoughts and feelings about the place and the piece in a mini artisan hand bound book. $249.95 includes shipping to the US. Choice between several sketches or photos will be given.
- 16×20 original mixed media painting on board created just for you with collage materials from the trip included. The story of the adventure of the painting including sketches, photographs, and my thoughts and feelings about the place and the piece in a mini artisan hand bound book. $999.95 includes shipping to the US. Choice between several sketches or photos will be given.
Keep watch on Instagram and Facebook for more images from my Italian adventures!
The clock is ticking… Will you come on this adventure with me?