Monday, October 31, 2016

Extravaganza On Line Workshop Sale Now through Nov 7th!

EXTRAVAGANZA ON Line Workshop Sale
Now through Nov 7th only!

All Workshops ONLY $25.00 dollars and you have lifetime excess!! Perfect gift with the holidays fast approaching for yourself or a friend!
You save almost half off some of these wonderful workshops and once these workshops are gone~
They're Gone! Dont miss out!
www.indigoearth.artfire.com

Friday, October 14, 2016

WildHeart Art Studio~Art Of A Gypsy Art Retreat~ "Summer Solstice" 2017


June 16th,17th and 18th
 (Optional Winery tour~ June 15th)

Early Bird registration by Nov 1st and SAVE $50.00!
Payment Plan available!


Announcing the New 2017 "Art of a Gypsy" Art Retreat filled with much love and inspiration and a whole lot of creative bliss!
Join me in my new art studio in the woods for 2 days of amazing art workshops including 1 optional day before the retreat for those who would like to join us for an amazing day trip starting 
 in a limo and traveling to 4 of the most popular FingerLakes Wineries. Lunch is served outside under the grapevine leaved arbor over looking the vineyard at Knapp Winery and Restaurant
**Early Bird Registration price ends on Nov 1st!!
 **Easy Payment Plan available( Link below)




Each morning of the retreat will begin with a wholesome breakfast and then on to the amazing line up of workshops, gourmet lunches and in the evening a drum circle around the campfire! S'more bar, pizza party and sundae ice cream creations are just another fun aspect of being with us at the retreat.... with several surprises as well! Connections that have been made at my retreats over the years  have  lovingly blossomed into life long friendships just adding to the amazing journey and  experiences awaiting you at 
Art of a Gypsy!

*I would like to announce my guest artist for 
"Art of a Gypsy Summer Solstice 2017"~ Denise Balcanoff!!
Denise will be offering 2 workshops on creating beautiful alcohol ink artwork!


Hi! My name is Denise Balcanoff! I was born and raised in New York City, and developed a passion for art at a very young age. I attended the H.S. of Art & Design in Manhattan, and continued to study art at Buffalo State College, while also earning my teaching degree. Soon after, I moved to Bloomfield, CT, raised a family, and had a 33 year teaching career.
 Now, I am enjoying my retirement! Yay! Drawing was always my 1st love until I discovered the playfulness of alcohol inks. I love their bright saturated colors and how they blossom when applied to yupo paper. Alcohol inks are a very forgiving medium and are easy to use to achieve beautiful results. I enjoy experimenting with them on different substrates and trying different techniques. When working with alcohol inks, I often feel a bit like a mad scientist, wondering what I'll create next!
 To me art is love and can help heal the soul, and therefore, I love sharing it with others. When I'm not drawing or painting for my own enjoyment, I still enjoy teaching, but instead of working with the little ones, I share my passion with adult and young adult students. Through painting or drawing, I teach them to relax and release the stresses of the day!
 You can see more of my art on my art page https://www.facebook.com/dbsoulfulcreations 
Love & Blessings,
 Denise <3

****Workshops Include****

 ~Handmade Paper~
Using beautiful additions of foils, glitter,different types of pulp and cottons, flower petals and a couple of other surprises we will create Amazing handmade paper to use in our artwork, to write letters or create cards!!


~ Vintage Gypsy Journals~
 We will be creating unique Vintage style art journals incorporating vintage ephemera, fabric,lace, fun embellishments and so much more!  Several of the pages will also be adorned with these fun Vintage Gypsy girls!! By  also using vintage book covers that we adorn with fun items we will  be creating one of a kind art journals!



~Celebrate YOU Art Tags~
Using your favorite pictures of yourself and  your loved ones  we will create inspirational art tags with special meaning! We will be using, paints,inks,sprays,paper ephemera,Sari Silk ribbon, stamps, texture pastes, bead gels and embossing tools... all kinds of wonderful supplies to create these beauties!



Body Art~ Henna Workshop
Create some awesome body art with this henna workshop where you will design your own henna tattoo and have fun applying and creating your own body art!







 Denise Balcanoff



~Discovering the Playfulness of Alcohol Inks~ 
In this class you will reconnect with your inner child through exploring the playful and very forgiving medium, alcohol inks. These very beautiful and saturated inks will have you “oohing  and ahhing” with each drop of color you drip on your paper.
You will discover the interesting properties of the inks, how they blossom, and how to manipulate them to create amazing works of art!

~Fun with Compressed Air and Alcohol Inks~
Compressed air isn’t just for cleaning your keyboard, it’s a great tool to produce beautiful works of art!
In this class we will create blooms, landscapes, and abstracts using the power of air to move and manipulate alcohol inks on yupo paper! 
This exciting technique produces very interesting and unique effects and is so much fun!
Learn how to create dramatic skies, delicate translucent flower petals, and expressive abstracts. This is a class that you won’t forget!

Some beautiful pictures of what surrounds me and my art studio and I  invite you to join us for 3 days of art, beauty,friendship and inspiration.



















Cost of the retreat includes 2 full days of creative bliss, supplies,all food/beverages/snacks,events at the studio and "Welcome" Goody Bags!!
Local Airport would be either Syracuse or Rochester ( we are in the middle) and they are about 45 minutes to an hour away) Transportation would need to be arranged at the airport or before hand to bring you here. We are located in  the town of Phelps.
Accommodations are not included but these are new hotels that are reasonable and right down the road from the studio. For those of you that might like to share a room.. let me know as I can help connect you up.
Holiday Inn Express~ Geneva
Microtel Inn and Suites
 Spaces are limited so sign up early! 
 Payment plan  and registration available below





Monday, August 1, 2016

NEW Online Workshop and Give Away ~ "Art Tag Mania" by WildHeart Art Studio!

~ART TAG MANIA~

New Online Workshop starting August 15th!
Winner chosen on August 10th!

One Lucky Winner will Win a spot in this wonderfully fun and creative workshop creating these beautiful little pieces of art! I will show you lots of  my favorite ways to create using paints, bead gel, paper ephemera, metal embellishments,beads, ribbons, stamps, stencils,ink sprays, alcohol inks ect... we will explore all kinds of creative and unique ways to design these sweet little tags! 

So join us and dont forget to enter to win  by leaving a comment below on why you would like to win a spot and  then sharing the link on social media! You will still be eligible to win a spot even if you have paid for the workshop!
For more details and to register visit us at https://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/13294687

Hope you can join us for a wildly creative journey!!

Monday, June 27, 2016

~ Creating Lovely Primitive Background Art~ Proxxon Design team Project by Sherri Welser





~ Creating Lovely  Primitive Background Art~

Being an artist I enjoy creating from the simplest of things! This week's project is created from a simple block of wood and Proxxon Power Carver tool! The tool was easy to use and had a variety of cutting gouges. I wanted to create wood blocks with texture such as a  rubber stamp would offer, to then add some background interest for my artwork. Here is where using the Power Carver tool came in handy!
Check out the Proxxon Blog for more details on this fun project! 

Happy Creating!
Sherri

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Art Of A Gypsy Summer Art Retreat 2016~ "It was an amazing Experience!" Sneak Peek!

~ Art Of A Gypsy Summer Art Retreat 2016~

"It was an amazing Experience!"



What a Perfect 4 days to spend with these lovely girls having an awesome time creating art and visiting  several of our  Finger Lakes wineries!! The weather was amazing and I can't say enough about the magical time we all spent together! I wanted to give you  all a sneak peek of some of the wonderful things we experienced at the retreat!




  Some fun shenanigans at Knapp Winery on Cayuga Lake


                        Here we are at Swedish Hill Winery on Cayuga Lake                                        with More Shenanigans!


Time to get down to business~ Day 2 the workshops begin!





Having lunch and opening the wonderful goody bags in the sitting area behind the studio



Angie Checking out her loot!



There are many little areas for sitting here on our property!



Some of the fun and unique workshops offered below!







We all had such an amazing memorable experience and  I would love to personally invite you all to come next June  to my "Art Of A Gypsy" Art Retreat! 
Registration starts in September and spaces are limited!



WildHeart Art Studio... Where we all find a bit of Gypsy in us all!

***Visit my website for registration starting Sept 1st!