Morning Inspiration & Online Workshop

Good morning friends.

It seems lately with summer upon us that my heart has been filled back up with inspiration. For the past month and a half I have been battling with family issues – my mom being sick and just so much has been weighing my heart down. So much that for a while I would sit at my art table and have absolutely no creativity come out of me. Because this has happened to me many times I knew enough not to try to force it as it would totally just leave me feeling frustrated. But with creative deadlines looming for the design teams I am on I do admit I was in a bit of a panic.

So what did I do……

Well not much haha. Bet you didn’t expect that answer. ❤️.

I have found what works for me is just sitting with my thoughts n feelings, allowing them to be inside of me – cry if I needed to but just allow myself to feel my feelings.

I will say that this is not an easy thing to do.   Especially when your feelings are those of hurt and pain, of things you can’t control, of things you just plain don’t want to feel.

I turned to my oracle cards, which I often do during times of stress and heartache. I would cleanse the air each morning and do a reading, asking the cards to give me the guidance I needed to keep moving forward. Praying I wouldn’t just get stuck.  Each time I would get the guidance I needed I would feel a tiny bit better but still my creativeness was on what seemed like permanent vacation without me.  You can see my readings on my Instagram posts here and here .

The other morning I woke up and inspiration hit me. I mean like totally not expecting it out of the blue hit me. I all of a sudden wanted to paint. I had so many ideas looming inside of me wanting to break free and this….. the most powerful feeling I have had since I came up with my Stencil Crush Tuesday Videos. The urge to create an online class. Not just any online class but one that would have meaning, one that would help others , one that would put me back in the creative game to inspire others and myself along the way.

So with that being said, in just a few short weeks I will be offering my first ever solo online workshop for FREE. Yes you heard that right for free. Why you might ask?  Because I want to give back to all of you, to the world, to the women out there that need this as much as I do.

In just a few short weeks I will be releasing “THE EMPOWERED CREATIVE WOMAN” workshop – designed to help women find their voice through art and creativity.

This free online workshop will include private videos created in real time, journal prompts, art techniques, inspiration to help you empower yourself.  But most of all it will include a lot of love and self love that we all need. There will be a private safe and nurturing Facebook group created for all of us to connect, to give each other support and lift each other up.

As this beautiful workshop is still in the works I will share more details as I get closer to the release.  Be sure to follow my blog and sign up to get notifications when I post on my blog so you won’t miss the realize of this class.  The only way to access this free online workshop will be through my blog.

For now I leave you will several photos that have inspired me today from my yard. Nature is so alive, so vibrant so full of peace and happiness. It brings a soothing feeling over me to gaze at the flowers being touched by the morning sunlight.


Wishing you all an amazing rose petals and flowers kinda day.

Xxoo Sherry

Stencil Crush Tuesday using Jessica Sporn Designs

Hi Friends well its been awhile since I have actually done a blog post.  I didn’t realize how long actually.  Keeping up on so many social media sites along with difficult family things I’ve had to deal with has left me in a bit of a time crunch and something had to give I guess.

I’m sure there are many others out there that can relate to having so much to do yet so little time.  That being said I have a special Stencil Crush Tuesday Tutorial to share with you today using 2 beautiful stencils by Jessica Sporn Designs.

The first one is a brand new stencil that was just released and I just love it.  It speaks to my heart it’s called Love is for everyone script . The second stencil is from November’s Stencil Club and it’s called Nature and Nurture .

I hope you will grab your stencils and your paints and come along and create with me today.

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Thanks so much friends for sharing your time with me today, I hope you enjoyed todays tutorial and if you did please leave me a comment either here or on my Youtube Channel I truly love to hear from all of you.  Don’t forget to subscribe to my channel so you can get a steady dose of inspiration.  If you missed my first tutorial for the Roben Marie Smith Design team you can check it out right here

Have a fabulous day friends !! xoxo

Exciting News

Hi Friends,

I have so more exciting news to share with all of you today.  Today I get to shout from the rooftops that I am officially a member of the StencilGirl Creative team.  As this is something that has been a dream of my for a couple years now it’s not only an honor but I am totally over the top about this as you can imagine!!  You can check out all of the details and see who my team members are on StencilGirls Blog .

There will be a Stencil Crush Tuesday this week but due to a family matter it will either be later today or Wednesday as I just haven’t had time to edit it yet.

Just a reminder that the early bird discount for joining the ONLINE Collaborative class I’m teaching in ends May 15th so be sure to take advantage of this amazing deal and sign up today.  Sign up right here or use this link and copy and paste into your browser: http://bit.ly/ColorHackSCanino

Also since I didn’t do a post of last weeks Stencil Crush Tuesday if you missed it you can check it out here or check it out below

Don’t forget to watch my Youtube Channel for this weeks stencil crush Tuesday.  Be sure to subscribe so that you know when new videos are posted.

Creative friends thank you for being here and sharing you time with me, you are all so very amazing and I am thankful for each an everyone of you!!

xxoo Sherry

 

Announcing my first Online Workshop

Good Morning my sweet friends and Happy Monday to all of you.  Wow I am super excited to share with all of you today my first Online Workshop that I will be teaching in.

Many of you know how much I just LOVE color so very fitting that I would be teaching in a workshop called Hacking the Color Wheel.  And just look at the amazing lineup of teachers in this FABULOUS set of classes!!

If you are looking at this amazing lineup and are ready to sign up right now to take advantage of the early bird special you can do so right here.  There are also more details on the sign up site. registration opens May 1st at noon EST. 

 

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I have put together a little video about this amazing opportunity to learn more about color and using it in your art and there is also the details on how to WIN a spot in this wonderful class on my my video so check it out below

A little bit about my class and what you can expect – Demystifying Color to Create Depth and Mood

I will teach you how to create several mood / color cards and put them into a mini book (no sewing I promise 🙂 – these will serve as inspiration for the art journal pages and tag we will create, where you will learn how to use color to create depth in your projects. As a bonus we will put our pages we create into a mini art journal. You will leave this class feeling confident on making your own color combo choices, how to come up with new ones for inspiration when you are feeling stuck and learn my tips and tricks on creating depth in your work that I have not shared with anyone.  To Sign up now and take advantage of the early bird discount use this link here

Soooo now for some exciting news, I will be selecting one person to get a free spot in this class, this is for Session 1.  How can you enter to win this – well it’s going to be very simple –

1.  Subscribe to my Youtube Channel if you have not already

2.  Leave me a comment on my Video where I announce the class  telling me why you would like to win a spot in this class.

– See Super Simple.

I want to say a huge thank you and shout out to Kiala Givehand for inviting me to participate in this beautiful class and also to share with you a link to all of her online classes as well as “Hacking the Color Wheel” which I encourage you to check out here .

I encourage you to share this post and my video as well as the link to the class  with all of your friends who you think would love to learn more about color or enjoy this online class.

Okay friends if you have any questions about the class or giveaway – all the details are given in the description on my Youtube video so good luck to all and have a fabulous week filled with love and happiness.

xxoo – Sherry

Stencil Crush Tuesday – Texture w/ gesso

Hi Friends,

Hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine we have had these past couple of days.  Sure does make you just feel better overall when the sun is out that’s for sure!!

Today’s tutorial is a short one but still lots of fun.  I am using a beautiful stencil today called Art Deco Wallpaper by Nathalie Kalbach.  I am in total love with this stencil !!

So grab those stencils and paints and lets get creating friends!!

With some personal things that have been going on in my life lately this art journal page came from an expression within.  And I absolutely love the quote that came with the stamp set that I used.  I hope you enjoyed todays tutorial.  I am always thankful that you share your precious time with me each week.  I do hope that everyone has an amazing week full of love and peace!!

xxoo – Sherry

Stencil Crush Tuesday & Giveaway

Hi Friends and thanks for joining me for another Stencil Crush Tuesday.  Hope that everyone had a beautiful holiday this past week or weekend if you celebrate.  I certainly enjoyed the lovely weather we had for the most part and YEAH my Autumn Cherry Trees and Weeping Cherry have started to blossom so excited.  Especially because the crazy weather we had last year where it warmed way up way too early and then we had several frosts and snow my trees last year didn’t get any blooms :(.  So I was thrilled to see the blossoming this weekend for sure!!

So to catch you all up on a few happenings in my life, March and the beginning of April have been very hard for me it is this time last year that my dad fell terminally ill (which we found out in March and lost him just 5 weeks later) that in turn spiraled things for me with my mom having dementia and having to find her a home.  So for the past few weeks I have honestly been in a funk.  I know….. you wouldn’t know it from my social media feeds as I don’t typically talk about things that are bothering me as I tend to really keep to myself and withdraw when times like this happen for me and I just need my quite space I guess with my family.  So if I have not been commenting or chatting etc lately as much on FB and IG well now you know where I’ve been.

So on with some happier news ….. well I have several creative things in the works that I have also have had my head buried in and will for a few more weeks that I am just bursting at the seams to share with you but can’t quite yet!  But soon I promise!!

So on to today’s video and giveaway ……what giveaway ???? yup you read that right all the details will be in the video details so be sure to check it out on my Youtube Channel and below is a photo of the prize!!

And of course without further ado today’s video 🙂

Stencil used in today’s video:  MB Makes Marks Pipette by MaryBeth Shaw

 

PRIZE GIVEAWAY :

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Thanks so much for sharing your time with me today and for always showing so much love and support with all your amazing comments.  Be sure to enter the giveaway on my channel all the details are on my channel under this video’s details.  Have an amazing and peaceful week friends !!

xxoo Sherry

 

Painterly Blooms – Stencil Crush Tuesday

Hi friends and welcome to another week of Stencil Crush Tuesday.  I myself have been dreaming about spring (okay maybe more like summer ) but I do love the smell of warm spring air, buds on the trees and all the new flowers and trees coming to life after a long cold winter.  So my video today focuses around flowers – Painterly Blooms to be exact and how you can easily use your stencils to create these.  So grab your stencils and your paints and lets get creating.

Stencil used in todays video:

Doodle it Daisy by Maria McGuire 

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Be sure to check out the other videos on my channel here as there are 3 months of Stencil Crush videos here free for all of you! 🙂

Thanks so very much for watching and sharing your time with me, I always enjoy reading all of your beautiful comments that you all leave me, they mean so very much thank you from the bottom of my heart!!  Hope everyone has an amazing day and I will see you all next week! 🙂

xoxo Sherry

 

Stencil Crush Tuesday 4-4 – Tie-Dye Effect

Hello hello Friends and welcome to another week of Stencil Crush Tuesday.  This week I have a super fun and easy tutorial creating a fun Tie-Dye effect using alcohol inks and stencils by StencilGirl Stencil.

So grab your inks and stencils and let’s get creating!!

Stencils used in today’s video are:

Ripples by Suzi Dennis

Camping Stories by Cathy Nichols

Chevron Small by Andrew Borloz

 

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I hope you enjoyed todays video tutorial and as always thank you so very much for sharing your time with me!!

The #artstashchallenge team is taking a break for now as Karen and I are participating and in the #the100dayproject.  I will be announcing mine later today on Instgram.  I am doing #100daysofstencils (which should be of no surprise haha).  I’m keeping it simple as I have a lot of “scheduled projects” in the works that need to be completed.  You can find all my posts on Instagram for this challenge here on my IG: @caninosartisticcafe

Also this Thursday I am back on Jessica Sporn Designs blog with another team post and tutorial for you, so be sure to check it out here and her youtube channel here.

I have so much exciting news that I just can’t share with all of you yet, but stay tuned because in the next couple of months I have some really big announcements coming!!  As always friends thank you so much for your continued support, love and sweet comments it all means so very much to me and YOU ALL are so very important to me.  Connect with me anytime as that is what I love most about art, the loving and fun connections that are made.  Wishing you all a peace and happiness today!!

xxoo – Sherry