Nominated for Best Local Artist and Saturday Event

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I am very honored to be nominated for “Best Local Artist” by Arizona Foothills Magazine’s Best of Our Valley! Art is my life and now that I do it on the daily, I can’t explain the feeling!! It would mean so much to get your vote! You can vote once a day, through November 30th here http://www.arizonafoothillsmagazine.com/best-of-our-valley-2017/voting/521.html

Remember to click “vote here” at the bottom to submit! Thank you all for following along, the support has been so awesome!

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This weekend is Pineapple Triangle’s AZ Share that you Care event! At The Vintage 45 in Downtown Phoenix. Join me October 15th between 10-4pm for some local shopping! It is $5 entry, under 12 free. 20% of proceeds go back to a charity of each vendor’s choice. I will be donating to the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Phoenix. Get more info here

I will have a bunch of new items! Can’t wait!! 

Keep Creating, 

Rachel

Arizona Series : Watercolor Workshops!

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Happy Wednesday everyone!!

I am so excited to announce my new watercolor class series! I have just listed another one to the collection; Edible Plants in Arizona. I have limited seating available for each one so get your ticket while you can!! The Native Plants class has sold out but there is still some room in my Rare & Protected class and newly listed Edible plants! To get tickets and learn more info click here !

Learn about your desert plants and how to paint them as well! Can’t wait to paint with you all!

Rachel 🙂

Fall Workshops Pumpkin Painting and Desert Blooms Oct 24th

Join Allison, of Teaspressa, and I for a pumpkin extravaganza! We will be painting 3 mini pumpkins and drinking pumpkin spice lattes all out on the patio of Made Art Boutique! Perfect to get you in the holiday spirit and mingle with your fellow locals!
Early bird price won’t last long @$26! Tickets here! Come get your pumpkin on!

​Earlier in the day I am hosting a Desert Blooms workshop in the beautiful studio of Cleo & Clementine. Cleo & Clementine’s new collection is inspired by floral watercolor elements, which include a dreamy purple & green color palette. We want to bring some of that inspiration to others through this workshop.

Desert Blooms will be a combination of teaching you how to watercolor paint basic succulents/cacti while incorporating flowers. Join us for an afternoon of painting! Tickets here !

Hope to see you there!!

SN MAKEUP ARTIST + PINK PUDDLE STUDIO WORKSHOP

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Join SN Makeup Artist & Pink Puddle Studio for a Night of Beauty!!

“Lips + Lashes” is a collaboration of painting and makeup between Stephanie ,of SN Makeup Artist, and I! You will be provided blank face templates to paint  looks focusing on the lashes and lips: think dewy skin, corals, pinks, and big lashes. Stephanie will be demonstrating the looks on a live model and I will be teaching you how to paint the looks, so you will have references to take home and try out for yourself!!  She will be teaching you awesome makeup techniques, so if you love makeup, fashion, or just being creative, this is a wonderful event for you! For more information and to purchase tickets go here!

Hope to see you there!! Feel free to share with your creative friends!!

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

Flowers for Mother’s day!

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Anyone else love Mother’s Day as much as me?! I am not even a mother yet but I love the idea of celebrating your mom 🙂 I just launched my peony series and have some awesome prints newly listed for you! Perfect timing to give your Mom or Grandmother this May! Flowers all around! Click here to visit my store! And keep your eye out on my instragram: pinkpuddlestudio for more floral watercolor classes coming soon!

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