the daily vlogs are back on my youtube channel! if you’re already subscribed, then you might know that I took a little break while working on the Spirits class. but now that it’s done and out there – I’ve returned back to daily vlogging…
in a weird way I missed it. mostly because I love the little crazy creative community we’ve got going on over there! although it’s very personal for me to share my life on a daily basis, I enjoy reading the comments and being able to connect with some of you in a different way.
hop over to my youtube channel to watch the latest vlog, and don’t forget to subscribe to never miss a video!
wooooaaahhh nilly, where the heck did april go?! believe it or not, I’ve actually had this playlist ready to go for a while. but, I have been so consumed getting spirits done that I never got around to sharing it with all of you!
so I have to say that this month’s playlist is pretty rad. it’s got a good mix of upbeat stuff at that start (m83, a new track from paramore, and a song I’m obsessed with from the moth and the flame), and then it all tapers out with some super chill tracks (like a random one from rogue wave, cotton jones, and exes).
I feel like I also need to give a shout out to the 13 reasons why soundtrack, where a lot of the songs for this month came from. so definitely check out that complete playlist if you’re looking for more stuff to listen to…
enjoy, and happy beltane!
+ need more tunes? be sure to follow me on spotify so you can stay up to date on what I’m jamming to, including these monthly playlists!
good morning, and happy friday! it’s finally here…my latest online class SPIRITS is now live and available for purchase! hop on over to my Etsy shop to snag a seat in class. a few other quick things to note:
+ SPIRITS is available at a discounted rate for this week only! starting may 6th, the class will return to its regular price.
+ Class bundles that contain SPIRITS will also reflect that early bird rate, again – for this week only! so take advantage of that early bird price for extra savings when you purchase bundles.
+ Be one of the first 20 students to enroll in SPIRITS and you’ll snag one of these! – UPDATE: THIS IS NOW SOLD OUT
alright, so there you have it. whew, I can’t believe it’s actually launch day and I’m putting this class out into the world. as I’ve mentioned before – Spirits has been a real labor of love (and my BIGGEST CLASS YET) – so I’m beyond happy right now to put it out there for all of you…
I’ll see you in class…xo
***UPDATE: wow you guys! the ‘spirit pack’ giveaway was gone in under 3 minutes! thank-you so much to those who set alarms, were up early (or in a weird time zone), and have purchased the class…your support means so much!! xo***
I just wanted to pop by here to remind you that my new online class SPIRITS arrives tomorrow morning in my Etsy shop at 8:00am pst! as I mentioned in the announcement post, I’ve got that ‘spirit pack’ giveaway for the first 20 students who enroll in the class…
The first 20 students to enroll in the Spirits class will receive a free ‘Spirit pack’ via snail mail. This includes a hand painted trading card from the artist (featuring a ‘spirit’), a die-cut sticker, fun packing tape bits designed by Roxanne, and a mini art print! (while supplies last, limited to the first 20 students only)
with the launch of SPIRITS, there will also be more online class bundle options available. these new bundle combos will also reflect that lower early bird rate for Spirits! basically, buy a bundle this week during the launch of Spirits to save more moolah and snag another one of my classes (like Creatures or Lyrical, or both!).
I’m so absolutely thrilled about this new class, and cannot wait to share it with you all. hopefully I’ll be ‘seeing you’ in class tomorrow!
The Pug Party Podcast — where art, creativity and writing go off the leash.
annnnndddd we’re back! yes, we had a bit of a hiatus there – it’s been tough to record an episode what with James getting sick and then going out of town, and then me working on the new online class. but now we’re back (we missed you!) and are bringing you a brand new episode of the podcast…
something else to note, I will no longer be posting podcast episodes up on youtube (and you’ll hear why in this week’s episode). but you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, or subscribe to my email list here on the blog (over on the right sidebar –>), and you’ll be notified when I post a new episode.
okay enough rambling, tune into episode 4 below!
THE PUG PARTY PODCAST – Ep.04 James & Roxy are up in Big Bear, and in this episode – we’re talking about where we feel most creative, the new online class, Roxy’s obsession with Grace Neutral, and then top it all off with some ‘Zoot Suit Riot’ story time.
WHEW! you guys. I’m so freakin’ stoked to finally share with you the complete details for my brand-spankin-new online art journal class…SPIRITS. the class officially launches this Friday!
this class has been a real labor of love these past few months. and to give you a little backstory, ‘Spirits’ is an online version of one of my most popular in-person classes ‘Illustrated Mini Portraits’. the in-person class is typically taught over a two or three day period, so this gives you a sense of just how BIG this class is. Spirits is by far my largest online class I’ve ever produced…clocking in at nearly 6 hours of instruction!
I’ve dedicated an entire page of my website just for this new class, which you can check out here. it’s got everything you need to know: the class description, what’s included, the price, faq’s, etc. and of course, I’ve created a video trailer for the class which you can watch below.
just like when I launched Creatures & Lyrical, I’ll be doing a little giveaway on Friday when the class goes live on Etsy! the first 20 students who enroll in the class will receive what I call a ‘Spirit Pack’. sent via snail mail, it includes a hand painted artist trading card (of an illustrated spirit), a sweet die-cut sticker, some bits of my personal packing tape, and a mini art print! these launch-day giveaways typically go super fast, so I highly recommend being ready at 8am PST on Friday if you want to snag a ‘Spirit Pack’!
so there you have it. it’s been 8 months since I launched my last online class, and I have to tell you that I think ‘Spirits’ was worth the wait. I’ve put a lot of really great touches, detail, techniques, love, energy, and all around great creative vibes into this class…and I hope you’ll join me!
here’s a look at this week’s drawings from the #aprilartchallenge! I think my favorite prompt from the week was ‘obsession’, which gave me an excuse to draw a coffin. you know, because I love all that spooky stuff…
here’s a look at this week’s drawings from the #aprilartchallenge! you might have noticed I’m missing today’s drawing (and that’s mainly because I haven’t done it yet), but I’ve also been super busy working on the new online class…which…COUGH COUGH…the launch date is officially APRIL 28TH! more info on that coming soon…wink!
+ want to join in on the april art challenge? it’s not too late! take a look at the prompt list here and starting creating 🙂
if you follow me on instagram, then you’ve probably seen my daily drawings I’ve been posting this week for the april art challenge! as we move through the month, I’ll be sharing weekly recaps of my drawings here on the blog…
it’s not too late to join in on the drawing fun – learn more about the #aprilartchallenge and start tackling daily prompts here!
yes, you read that right. I’m going to be teaching my online class “Lyrical” as in-person workshop! EEKK! I’m so freakin’ pumped about it…
I’ll be teaching this class, along with “Cacti” in the San Diego area at Way Art Yonder Studio next month & in June. Lyrical will be a two-day workshop for those of you that maybe want to make a trip out of it, and Cacti is a great one-day class option for any of you local folks looking to get your art fix. check out the schedule and class descriptions below…
Saturday, May 20th – 10am – 4pm
Sunday, May 21st – 10am – 3pm Lyrical: where music meets the art journal. Designed and inspired by Roxanne’s unique artistic style and popular online class LYRICAL, you’ll create your very own two-page journal spread from start to finish. You will choose a song that you love or that inspires you, and use it as a springboard for your journal pages. Working through various mixed media techniques, the class specifically explores: the concept of synesthesia, composition and the use of a focal point, typography (and the designing of multiple hand drawn fonts), tiered paint layering, unique art journal mediums such as oil and pan pastels, and of course – all of those finishing details that ultimately ‘turn up’ your spread to a completed work of art.
Saturday, June 17th – 10am – 4pm Art journaling meets illustration in this mixed media workshop “Cacti”. This class takes you through the process of creating a two-page art journal spread that uses succulents and cacti as a visual focal point. Through guided step-by-step instruction, you will build up a mixed media foundation layer using ephemera and acrylic paint. With a foundation layer complete, the class then further explores: planning a composition, the use of a split-complimentary color palette, observational drawing, and unique illustration techniques using both acrylic paint, ink, and/or watercolor.
if you’re interested in joining me (and I would love to create with you!) or have any questions, feel free to shoot me an email: email@example.com