Weekend Happenings

Good Evening friends I just wanted to pop in and say hello.  I hope everyone has had an amazing weekend.  I have been totally cleaning out and over hauling my art studio at home. I have just felt the need to get it organized and more to my liking.  See my video below for my progress 🙂

And this happened this weekend.  For the longest time I have had my trims in bins where I had to dig through bags of them to find what I wanted.  This weekend I took the time to take smaller pieces of my favorite ones and wrap them around a tag so I could put them in of of my favorite wire bins where I an easily find what I want when I’m creating.  This was a HUGE undertaking but now that it’s done I not only have easy access to my favorite trims I totally love how they look on display in my studio.  Yummy colorful inspiration!!

 

Saturday morning Dan and I made our way to the farmer’s market as we often do for fresh fruits and veggies.  Okay they also have the most amazing fried dough so that might get me up out of bed early on a Saturday to go to the market as well, but I’m not telling (lol).  Well this week they had some beautiful Sunflowers and my husband bought me a bouquet of 6 gorgeous sunflowers.  They are my most absolute favorite flower of all time,    and I have painted many sunflower paintings including the one that is available in my shop here

 

I had a little time Friday evening to do some painting.  I have totally fallen in love with the Jane Davenport Watercolors.  Being new to watercolors I do not know a lot about the difference in brands but I can say that her’s are luscious, blend amazing and have a lot of pigment!

Well my friends it’s getting late going on 10pm here so I should wrap it up, I’m going to have a glass of wine and relax with my sweet hubby for awhile before going to bed.  Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter here

So I leave you with one final thought as we approach a new week ahead:

how beautiful a blank page can be as we can start fresh, start over and start a new.  Fear not the blank page but yet Embrace it and the beautiful new week ahead, where you can paint your days any color that you wish.  Have a beautiful evening friends!

xoxo – Sherry

 

The Empowered Creative Woman Week 2

Welcome to week 2 of the Empowered Creative Woman Workshop

Hi Friends, I’m Sherry Canino and I will be your Artist Guide for this week’s class.  If you were with us last week welcome back, if you are new to the class welcome I’m so happy to have you here!!

I want to send out a HUGE Thank you to all of you who joined us for week one and for all of those who have shared their art, commented and left uplifting feedback for others as well as myself in the group.  You all fill my heart up with so much love, it’s overwhelming and I can’t thank you all enough!  I adore each and everyone of you and appreciate that you share your time with me!!

Here are a list of this weeks prompts:

  • Peaceful

  • Free or Be Free

  • Using your voice

  • Emotional Freedom

  • Freedom

  • Being heard

  • Letting go

The prompts are only to give you some guided inspiration in your journey and for your creative process.  Feel free to incorporate one, several, all or none into your art.  The choice is yours again there is no right or wrong – only what feels right and good to you.

This week I chose to use some butterflies in my art journal page, although to many they represent change, to me they have always represented being free and this can mean being free in any sense that you want for me its kinda like freedom from emotional baggage or emotional overload.  This to me is key into being able to find my voice, being able to be heard and being free to just be ME!

So without further ado here are this weeks videos.  The first one is just a short intro and because I wanted to pop in and say hi to all of you lovelies!! 🙂

Intro Video

Creative Video 1

Creative Video 2

Here is a list of products used in this weeks video:

Jane Davenport watercolors, white gesso, matte acrylic paints (Folk Arts and Blick Arts), heavy gel matte medium, charcoal pencils – black and white, black gel pen, black Identi pen, Wendy Vecchi script stamp, Carabelle Studio life is good stamp, brown archival stamp pad, ephemera

Again thank you so much for sharing your time with me and all of us this week.  I will see you all over in the Facebook group.  If you want to share your projects online feel free to do so tag me if you’d like, and be sure to use the hashtag:  #theempoweredcreativewoman

Be Free and Empowered Beautiful Friends

xxoo – Sherry

Morning Vlog & New Collage sheets

Good Morning beautiful friends!!

Today in lieu of a full written blog I have chose to create a little Vlog and have my morning coffee with all of you 🙂

A HUGE thank you to all of you who have joined the Empowered Creative Woman workshop!  Your participation and love has been overwhelming and I can’t thank you enough for sharing your time with me!!  There is still time to join, for all the details see this post here

To join our private Facebook group for the Empowered Creative Woman Workshop click here .

On my Instagram today is a time-lapse video of this tag. You can take a peek here

I have created some new collage sheets (photos below) that are now available in my shop. These are instant downloads and you get to print them as many times as you like.  They contain my hand drawn images and hand painted items as well as some of my quotes.  They make amazing art journal background pages, collage pieces or cut up and just us bits and pieces in your art, on your ATC’s, tags or art journal pages.

click here to purchase 

In my Vlog I mentioned By Bun you can check her out here  here

Don’t forget to sign up for Leslie’s blog so you don’t miss out on the classes for the Empowered Creative Woman Workshop, her class will be available this Thursday by noon EST.

Tomorrow I have a team post with a video tutorial on the StencilGirl Blog for the StencilGirl Creative Team so be sure to check that out here sneak peek below:

Okay friends I must get back to work but a huge thanks for stopping my and sharing your time with me sweet friends, have a fabulous day !!

QUICK UPDATE I have updated my site to be able to included more goodies for all of you:  Sign up for my email list and news letter this takes the place of the blog sign up previously just click here  

xxoo – Sherry

The Empowered Creative Woman Week 1

Welcome to week one of the Empowered Creative Woman Workshop

Hello!! I’m Sherry Canino and I will be your Artist Guide for this weeks class.  I’d like to start off by saying thank you to each and everyone of you for being here and sharing your time with me.  I for one know that there are tons of online classes and workshops out there, and having all of you beautiful souls participate in mine is a pure blessing!  So THANK YOU!!❤️

I have an introduction video below that is labeled Video 1 – this is where you should start as it lays the foundation for what we are doing in the creative videos that follow.

As you embark on this creative journey with Leslie and I please remember that there is no right or wrong way for you to create your journal pages or art.  There is no better than someone else or not as good as someone else, there is simply a FABULOUS group of ladies all on different paths and at different stages of our journey.  Please if you haven’t joined the Facebook group do so here is the link, here you can feel comfortable and safe to share your photos and connect with myself and others during this workshop.

Here is a list of this week prompts:

  • Empowerment

  • Individuality 

  • Fierce

  • Strength

  • Serene

  • Peaceful

  • Safe

  • Tranquil 

  • Spirit

The prompts are only to give you some guided inspiration in your journey and for your creative process.  Feel free to incorporate one, several, all or none into your art.  The choice is yours again there is no right or wrong – only what feels right and good to you.

Video 1 – Introduction

You do not have to immediately jump into the creative videos if you don’t want.  You can take some time prepare your space, get in a comfortable setting, pull out your supplies and do the creative videos as time allows and as you feel drawn to do so.  Remember this is not a race this is a workshop to be done at your own pace when it feels good to you.❤️

Here are your creative videos for this week I hope you enjoy them!!❤️❤️

Creative Video #1

Creative Video #2

 

Creative Video #3

 

Here are My Final pages – the next day I went back in and added some leaves to the flower in here hair – this to me added what I was looking for to kind of ground it to my page.  I also added little bit here and there with a script stamp that I have by Pam Carriker using a brown Archival Ink stamp pad.  I also wrote some positive affirmations in her hair that I need for myself on this creative journey.

Here is a list of items I used in my art journal this week:

Jane Davenport Watercolors, charcoal pencil, dip pen and ink, ephemera, water color crayons, matte acrylic paints, script stamp, white gesso

Again thank you so much for sharing your time with me and all of us this week.  I will see you all over in the Facebook group.  If you want to share your projects online feel free to do so tag me if you’d like, and be sure to use the hash tag #theempoweredcreativewoman

Be Fierce and Empowered my dear friends!!

Sherry xxoo

 

 

Facebook group is open

Good Morning friends,

The Facebook group is now open for those wishing to participate in the Empowered Creative Woman Workshop.  Please be sure to read the first post which tomorrow will be pinned to the top.  Here is the link for you to join:  Empowered Creative Woman Facebook Group

Tomorrow by noon EST I will be posting the first Workshop class – there will be 2 videos an introduction one and then the creating one.  They will all be found on my blog here, so be sure to subscribe via email you don’t miss the posts.

I don’t want to reveal too much but here is a sneak peek at some of the goodies that I used on my art journal spread in tomorrows class.

Alright sweet friends I will see you all tomorrow.  Have a super fabulous day!❤️

Sherry – xxoo

 

Mermaid Madness StencilGirl Blog Hop

Hi Friends and welcome!  What better way to get summer flowing than with a Mermaid Blog Hop with StencilGirl Products and StencilGirl’s Creative team!  There is also an amazing giveaway so be sure to read to the bottom of the post for all the details

Today I have a video tutorial for you showing how I used this beautiful stencil 

Mermaidia By June Pfaff Daley

To me Mermaids are magical, mystical, strong beings.  They seem almost light as air, yet with a beauty that just commands respect.  For my art journal page I came up with a quote that I would like to share with you.

Being a Mermaid means being Brave enough to swim into the unknown                  – Sherry Canino

without further ado my friends ……today’s video:

Hope that you enjoyed today’s tutorial be sure to leave me a comment here for a chance to win some amazing mermaid stencils.  And Don’t forget to visit the blogs of my fabulous teammates listed below for more mermaid inspiration and leave them a comment for more chances to win, as well as the StencilGirl Blog for more inspiration and another chance to win.  Entry into the contest ends Noon CST 7-16-17.  Be sure to include your email address written like this ( caninosartisticcafe (at) gmail dot com)

Winners notified by email on July 17th. Good luck!

More mermaid projects from Gwen Lafleur, Karen Gaunt, Tina Walker, and Louise Nelson can be found here .
Not enough mermaid inspiration for you yet?  Check out the projects by the Designers themselves here
I also have this beautiful Mermaid Painting available for sale in my shop for some Beautiful Brave Mermaid out there that feels drawn to have it hanging on their wall for some mermaid inspiration.  Check out all the details in my shop here.

 

Remember friends Be a Mermaid
xxoo- Sherry

The Empowered Creative Woman

Free Online Workshop –

Hosted by myself, Sherry Canino and Leslie Ackman

 

Good morning dear friends,

I am so happy you are here with me today as I make this very special and exciting announcement.  Leslie Ackman has decided to join me in hosting this beautiful online workshop and we are bringing this to all you beautiful souls for free.  I do hope that you will join us. I have created this little video as an introduction and hope that you will join us each week here on our blogs for weekly inspiration, love and uplifting support as we make our way through this brand new online workshop.

A little bit about Leslie Ackman, you can check out her blog here 

I also wanted to share a little bit of her art as well so you can see her beautiful style

Week 1 will start next week on Thursday July 20th, you will find the first post here on my blog along with the video.  The first week we will be focusing on Empowerment and what does that mean to you.  We will also be creating our “safe, calm, tranquil space” for this workshop.

Supplies:  USE WHAT YOU HAVE!  Paper for creating on – some type of medium to create with, and an open heart and open mind.

Supplies I will have on hand for week 1 and may be using

  • An art Journal (or single sheet of paper – I haven’t decided if I’m going to work in a book yet)
  • Paint – acrylic and water colors
  • black pen / marker
  • white gel pen
  • magazines
  • old fabric (if you have old clothes that you are going to discard you can use that )
  • Other items you might want to have on hand:  A few items that are special to you – can be a photo or photos – a something you made or were given, something that inspires you (don’t worry too much about this as it will all be gone over in the first video next week)

Don’t worry if you don’t have some of what’s listed above use what you have this is not about “stuff”

Be sure to follow my blog as well as Leslie’s Blog so you don’t miss any of our posts for the classes.  All the videos will be on our blog that will be the only place to find and watch them, they will not be directly on our youtube channels.

I hope that all of you are as excited about this as I am.   It’s going to be an amazing heartfelt journey and I do hope that you will join us as we learn and grow together and uplift each other while finding our own voice.

Much peace and love xxoo

Sherry