ONLINE WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP LAUNCH

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Hey Everyone! Happy Friday!

I am so excited to announce that I just launched my FIRST online watercolor workshop. You all have been asking so I delivered 🙂 . Skillshare, an online workshop platform,  reached out to me about a month ago and guided me through the whole process. Every week I would have a review and receive useful pointers. I have to say Skillshare, especially Mary and Allan have been great to work with 🙂

My first online workshop, can you believe it?!! Can you tell I am excited?!! Haha! This first video will be the first of a series called Desert Botanical and the first video will focus on painting succulents! I will go over materials, show you color swatching, stroke practice, etc!

To access the class and enroll use this link http://skl.sh/29YZs97

For the launch I am giving the FIRST 25 people FREE ENROLLMENT! Click here to redeem and be 1 of the 25!

The video was a labor of love and I am so excited to share it with you all 🙂

Keep Creating,

Rachel

The Beauty of Painting: Focus of my Workshops

poppies4brighter There is so much beauty in the world but we all haven’t had the time/opportunity/motivation to tap into it. You would be surprised but each person possesses a certain type of creativity. I consider myself a visual artist. My creativity is stimulated by photos and  what I see in front of me. Some people are stimulated by what they read, write, cook, solve, etc. I love working with my hands but it is different than a sculptor loving to work with their hands. When people approach me and say, “I do not have a creative bone in my body,” I never believe them just because I feel like everyone has some type of creativity, but they are either not recognizing it as being creative or not channeling it.poppies1With my workshops I really want to help people channel a creative outlet. You may not be a painter but I feel that if you experiment with one outlet it has the potential to lead you to your true passion. My workshops aren’t only about teaching you skills but they are also a way for you to tap into your creativity. I like my workshops to be more mindful than technical. I like people to work with an open mind and put perfectionism to the side.poppies2

My next workshop is at The Simple Farm. This is the perfect environment to stimulate the mind and senses.  They have beautiful gardens full of flowers, herbs, vegetables, etc. It is lush with greenery and takes you outside the Arizona desert landscape and into a sort of wonderland. Here is what I am striving for in the workshop:

Stimulation of the senses in this lush environment

Learn tips and tricks in painting wildflowers

Explore the imagination and not be concerned with the idea of perfection

Create a beautiful floral piece inspired by the gardens

To continue your search of beauty, I am providing you with a few art materials to take homeguide2

Join me on The Simple Farm May 22nd to channel your creative outlet!

Beverages and Muffins will be served! Register here

Join in on the whole “The Create Series” and sign up for The Florette’s Intro to Foraged Floral Design on May 15th and Lifecreated’s Intro to Photography with Food on May 29th here !

Thank you for visiting and I look forward to seeing you at the Farm! If you want to be informed of my upcoming workshops email me at rachel@pinkpuddlestudio.com and I will put you on my mailing list for workshops!

Rachel

Small Gem of a Video: Pink Puddle Studio

My awesome friend Esther Lee helped me make a short fun promo video. It just gives you a small glance into my process and who I am! Hope you enjoy it and I hope to work with her again. She is an awesome AZ girl living in Seattle. Check out her site! http://www.estherleephoto.com/ and blog http://www.handwrittennotestudio.com/

Music By: Lindsay Lowend | https://soundcloud.com/lindsay-lowend/checkpoint

A Red Rock Dream

 

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View from the Artist Cottage window!

Hey Everyone! Sorry it has been too long. The last couple weeks have been crazy! Which included a trip to the red rocks in Sedona for a wonderful retreat for creatives.

I remember when I first found Leanne’s instagram @craftcultureevents . I was in NY visiting my friends that I met when I went to school there ( another story to tell), and while my girl Sarah was at work I was at her apartment painting and browsing the gram.  As soon as I saw the post about a retreat for creatives, #DreamRock 2015, to help them pursue their dreams, my eyes widened 2x the size. I knew this was the opportunity I needed to really get my foot in the door.

I called up my parents and asked them their thoughts. They were all for it and offered to me help cover the costs. I was the most excited I have been in a while, regarding my business.

I knew then and there I had to really focus on what I wanted to do. After I got back to AZ I went full force into my work. I can honesty say knowing i had this opportunity really helped me to get where I am today. Just from knowing this one opportunity was at my door helped me push myself to a place that I am proud to be in.

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Anyways, once Feb 4th came I had butterflies in my stomach because I was nervous  but excited at the same time. As soon as I pulled up to L’Auberge De Sedona it was like dreaming in terracotta red. I love the outdoors, so just being surrounded in such a site for 3 days was awesome.

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The MBC girls are awesome. Such great energy!

The whole experience was life changing for me, no joke. I met so many wonderful people that have been in the same situation, which made me feel so close to some of them without even really knowing them. I learned a lot about how to take my business to a place that I would like it to go. The setup was amazing, in an Artist Cottage. When my sister read the schedule where it said, “Yoga in the Artist Cottage,” she about fainted from those very words. She is an art/yoga lover. It goes to show you how much effort was put into making such a wonderful experience.

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The beautiful Leanne of Craft Culture Events. Love this pic!!

I would like to thank Leanne for all the effort she put into this and all of the sponsors. Leanne really wants people to thrive doing what they love. You find a lot of people who never share anything because they feel threatened and competitive. Thank you to everyone who talked and shared their knowledge with us. Like Ashley, from the Shine Project, said ” there is room for everyone,” and I truly believe this now.

Gems Series

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This is the sketch during the process

I did  a painting of a woman with her hands highlighted and received a great response so I decided to slowly add to the series. Thanks for looking!

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This print above is now available for sale in my store!

Webster Market & Flash Sale

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Last night I was so excited to be a part of the first market at Webster Farm in Gilbert! It is a gem of a farm that is also a venue for events, such as weddings!!! I highly encourage you all to check them out on their facebook page !

At this event I had the pleasure of meeting other local businesses and people in the community! It is always great to come to together as a community and find people who share common interests and goals. Here are few images from the event. My guy took an awesome panoramic I had to share.

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On another note! I am having my last sale of the season! Flash sale at 25% off ! in my store ! The code is FLASH1425 . Get this awesome purse for $48.75, normally $65!

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