san jose workshops: registration open!

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as some of you might have seen me tease on instagram…I will be teaching two classes this august at the work of heart studio in san jose! registration is now open, and see the complete class details below. I hope to see some of you norcal peeps in class! xo

MINI ART JOURNAL CLASS
Thursday, Aug 18th 6:00pm – 9:00pm
This art journaling class takes you through the process of creating a miniature, two-inch, mixed media art journal. Through step-by-step instruction, we will begin by binding and constructing our mini journals by hand. Once our mini journals are assembled, the class will then take you through a variety of individual techniques, prompts, and illustrations to apply within each 2-page spread! At the completion of the class you’ll have a fully altered mini journal featuring eight different miniature art spreads. Register here!

‘FANTASTICAL FAUNA’ ART JOURNAL WORKSHOP
Friday, Aug 19th 10:00am – 4:00pm
This art journal class takes you through the process of creating a two-page journal spread that includes an illustrated animal. What makes these animals unique however, is that they are in a state of transparency: complete with bones, organs, and unique illustrative details. Through guided step-by-step instruction, we will build up an initial background layer using a variety of mixed media techniques. With our background layer complete, you will then learn how to plan, draw, and fully illustrate your own fantastical fauna. Register here!

june playlist & vinyl record video

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whew! it’s like I’ve got a ‘music monday‘ theme happening here on by bun. not only am I bringing you another monthly playlist, but a recent music-inspired youtube video too! perfect way to kick off your week no?

in case you missed it, over the weekend I put up a new video over on my youtube channel. in it, I tackle 20 questions pertaining to my vinyl record collection. I’ve put it right into this post for you…

meanwhile, this month’s playlist feels a tad random and actually a little upbeat here and there. the new rhcp song also managed to sneak into the final cut. see below to get your jam on….

have a wonderful week everyone! xo

+ each month I curate a creative playlist on spotify! need more tunes? check out these: march playlist, april playlist, may playlist

weirdos

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+ in case you didn’t recognize it, “we are the weirdos mister” is a quote from one of my absolute favorite films – the craft.

friday finds

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whew! I haven’t done in a friday finds post in what feels like forever! sometimes it’s tough for me to blog on fridays because I’m typically prepping to teach a weekend class or because I’m traveling. it’s nice to see a somewhat calm weekend ahead of me. aside from editing more youtube videos, I’m going to allow myself time to simply create. in the chaos of running this little creative business of mine, I’ve realize how important carving out that time can really be.

here’s a look at this week’s finds…

obsessed with these ‘reverse’ portraits from artist Alejandra Atarés

an inspiring video on a rebel ballerina who took over an old opera house in death valley

woah…the photographs from ugo rondinone’s ‘seven magic mountains‘ piece are incredible

in case you missed it, I crashed Julie Fei-Fan Balzer’s Adventures in Arting podcast this week!

yup, I totally bought myself a pack of these

illustrations of what women do when no one is watching (props to ali for the find!)

happy weekend everyone…xo

+ shameless self promotion: be sure to follow me on instagram, twitter, give by bun a ‘like’, and subscribe to my youtube channel!

july & august workshops at PVAC (registration open!)

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MINI ART JOURNAL WORKSHOP
Saturday, July 9th, 12pm-4pm

This art journaling class takes you through the process of creating a miniature, two-inch, mixed media art journal. Through step-by-step instruction, we will begin by binding and constructing our mini journals by hand. Once our mini journals are assembled, the class will then take you through a variety of individual techniques, prompts, and illustrations to apply within each 2-page spread! At the completion of the class you’ll have a fully altered mini journal featuring eight different miniature art spreads. Register on the PVAC website!

“FANTASTICAL FAUNA” // ART JOURNALING WORKSHOP
Saturday, August 6th, 10am-4pm (with one-hour lunch break)

This art journal class takes you through the process of creating a two-page journal spread that includes an illustrated animal. What makes these animals unique however, is that they are in a state of transparency: complete with bones, organs, and unique illustrative details. Through guided step-by-step instruction, we will build up an initial background layer using a variety of mixed media techniques. With our background layer complete, you will then learn how to plan, draw, and fully illustrate your own fantastical fauna. Register on the PVAC website!

+ again, registration for both of these workshops is now open! hop on over to the palos verdes art center website to snag your seat. I hope to see you at one (or both) of these classes! xo

+ can’t make it, but still want to take a class with me? book me for a private workshop, or join me in my online class CREATURES!