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.

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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.

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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

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

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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:

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Mermaid prize graphic

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

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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 

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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

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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Art Journal Love

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

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