Abstract Painting Birthday Party!

Several months ago, this incredible Artist scheduled her daughter's birthday party with us at Bloom-Prints Studio! Visit her online or if you are local, visit her stunning shop HERE!

Amy had requested an abstract painting theme for her darling daughter and I was thrilled at the opportunity to branch away from our usual, very structured birthday party art.

See below for a step by step tutorial. This lovely project had been derived from this tutorial!

These tiny artists created some stunning work!


We started out drawing abstract flowers with sharpie markers.

Then the girls were allowed to "free style"...making it their own by adding rainbows, sunshine etc!

I adore how the sharpie peeks through on the flowers, once they are painted!


Then we started color mixing to build our flowers, staying within a color palate of reds, pinks and oranges.


To finish, we used a unique technique I found from an artist I studied under years ago.

After our flowers were established and our green leaves added, we built in gray paint around the flowers. (Usually we would work on the background first and then develop the foreground, but I love the whimsical feel this technique offers).

Finally, touches of Gold acrylic were added.


And this was our Sweet Birthday girl, Miette's painting.

Completely smitten with how it turned out!! Stunning!


Valentine's Feature in Metro Parent West Magazine!

Blogging is such a great outlet and wonderful way to connect, but unfortunately I have been MIA a bit in the last month :(

Life has thrown us a few surprises that have prevented me from writing, but more on that coming soon...

On another note, Valentine's Day is just around the corner...next week!!

And METRO PARENT WEST MAGAZINE has featured us again with a sweet project to do with your babes!


OH how I adore the way this project turns out and it will melt dad's, mom's or grandma and grandpa's heart to receive this and to keep for sweet memories down the road.

You can check out the ARTICLE ONLINE HERE! Just click 3 times to page #7!


Happy Wednesday friends!


Whimsical Teen Painting Party!

It has been weeks since I last blogged.

After a funeral of a loved one, weeks of sickness and the holiday rush, I was anxious to start sharing these lovely creations of our students again!

I had a group of beauties come and paint some whimsical multi-media art with me at the studio.

Each artist was encouraged to come up with their own individual expression, using their own hair, skin tone and eye color choice, and whatever elements of multi media tools they chose.

I am in love with these!


An assortment of different elements were used as texture building sources and really made our paintings pop!


Stunning works ladies! Please come back again soon!!

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