RADIANT – An upcoming collaberation

I am so excited to let you in on a little secret. I have a wonderful opportunity to work with 8 talented mixed media instructors in an upcoming 9 week online class,
RADIANT
The brains behind this fabulous course is none other than the talented Effy Wild, popular for her online art journaling class, ‘Book of Days’.
http://tinyurl.com/ny23ex7
9 Teachers, 9 styles, 9 faces, 18 lessons – starting October 1 2014.

Come join me on this creative adventure.
I look forward to creating with you.

Hugs,
Kylie =D

Mixed Media Artwork of late & a LifeBook lesson.

Hello there. Yes I know I should be posting more often. I have good intentions but things always seem to come up. The last few weeks have seen illness fill our home, including a few nights overnight stay in hospital with my youngest. I’m happy to report that everyone is now well and life is back to normal. Hallelujah!

Here a some of my completed mixed media artworks of late. You may have seen them already on facebook, as I find it much easier to post on facebook than creating a blog post, however I plan to post more regularly here. My blog also needs a serious makeover so hopefully I’ll get it done over the next month or so. Fingers crossed.

‘Tulip Appreciation’
‘Cafe Express’
‘Life is Perrrrfect’
‘Sunset Gal’
‘She wished she could Fly’
‘Alice & Friends’

‘Sail Away’

The top three are still available here. The last artwork was created in a lesson by Tamara Laporte’s Lifebook 2013 Course. You can still join in here. All lessons are downloadable so you can catch up at your own convenience. I highly recommend it.

School Holidays & Thinking of Prints

 School holidays have almost come to an end, which means when Monday comes all three children and my husband go back to school. My husband is the principal of the local Secondary school and my children go to the local primary school, so school holidays mean everyone is home. It means that we get to have family time each holidays without anyone missing out and I love that. In saying that….. Woo Hoo! Naaaaaaaaa, actually these holidays have been great. I am just looking forward to getting back to work (artwork that is, of course) =D.

 This first image is very special to me because it was created in conjunction with my 9 year old daughter, Louise. I had originally drawn half of the image up and was dissatisfied with it so I put it aside, not knowing if I would ever finish it off. Louise asked me if she could work on it. Once she had finished working on it and showed me, I immediately felt inspired to complete it. I told her due to her contribution that if I sold it that she could have the money. And guess what…….it sold. She is very happy indeed and I am one proud Mum.

‘Coffee Gratitude’ 
This image below came about from one of this years Lifebook classes by Tamara Laporte over at Willowing.ning. Thanks Tam. Tam’s classes are always inspiring.
‘Home is where Bunny is’
 Both originals have sold.
I’m planning on putting more art prints in my Etsy store, so if you have a favorite please let me know. I’d be grateful.
Hugs,
Kyles xo
P.S Thanks Jen xo

Lifebook Begins

Just a quick reminder that LifeBook begins 1st Jan. 
Over 1200 students have enrolled thus far. So if you would like 12 months of mixed media art classes, learning from 16 different instructors, including the amazing Tamara Laporte, then sign up now. Each week (yes all 52 weeks) you will be offered something new. It’s brilliant. I was one of the instructors for 2012’s LifeBook course and I can honestly say that this course is certainly the best value for money I have come across. Although I am not one of the instructors for 2013, I have enrolled as a student. I hope to see you there. 
May 2013 see all your dreams come true.
Hugs, Kyles =D

Celebrate – My newest whimsical mixed media page

I thought I’d show you my latest page created during LifeBook. Can you believe that over 300 people have enrolled in LifeBook 2013 already.
This page was created from one of Tam’s lessons.
‘Celebrate’
So if you’ve been thinking about signing up, what are you waiting for? You can join up here.
Hugs, Kyles =D

Lifebook 2013 – You Can Sign Up Now.

Wow! It’s that time of year again. 
Registration for the amazing Lifebook 2013 is now open. 
If you took part in Lifebook 2012 then you already know what value for money this fabulous year-long course is. How can over 1200 students be wrong? That’s right. Over 1200 students joined in this year.

Next year there are 21 teachers joining the amazing and talented Tamara Laporte in another year-long creative adventure.  

The list of teachers is astounding and impressive I must say. 
I wont be one of the teachers this year, however I will be enrolling as I know from first hand experience, both as a teacher and a student of Lifebook 2012, that Lifebook 2013 is too good to miss out on. Where else can you learn from so many talented teachers, for a whole year, for such an amazing price?

The line up of teachers include Tamara Laporte (of course) as well as two returning teachers in Effy Wild and Jane Davenport
as well as 
WOW!! If that list doesn’t get you excited nothing will.

To sign up or find out more about this AMAZING CREATIVE EXPERIENCE
begining Jan 1st 2013,
 click HERE 

Guess which artist I visited??

I recently arrived home after a whirlwind holiday overseas and as I type this post I finally feel like I’m starting to get over my jet lag. My husband was overseas for work and so my daughter and I planned to meet him at the end of his working stint.

My daughter and I traveled over to England where we spent our first two days with………………… drum roll please………………………. the ever so amazing and talented Tamara Laporte aka: Willowing and her beautiful family.  Tam, her husband Andy and their two gorgeous boys Dylan and Elliot were so warm and welcoming. Louise and I loved spending time with them. For those of you who are wondering, I must say, Tam is certainly as beautiful, lovely, down to earth, caring and awesome in person as the persona you see in her videos. Thank you so very much Tam ans Andy for sharing a few days in the life of the Laporte/Mason family with Louise and I. Thank you for making Louise and I feel welcome and at home with the four of you. It certainly was a pleasure to meet the four of you and was the highlight of my trip.

Tam and I.
Tam, Elliot and I.

In the above photo Tam and I are laughing as every time we tried to take a photo of ourselves together Elliot would try and touch my mouth. It was funnier than it now sounds. =D

Louise reading ‘The Gruffalo’ to Dylan.
Louise and Dylan at the park.
Louise and Elliot.
 After a few days with Tam and her family Louise and I met up with my husband and spent a few days in London before heading to the city of Love, Paris. From Paris we traveled to Bern in Switzerland where we stayed with friends.

I took an art journal with me (of course) but only had snippets of time here and there to use it, so I’m going to finish of a few pages and will show you some pics in the next post.

It was a great trip but I am so, so glad to home with my boys, Jack and James who stayed home with their Nana and Aunty.

My husband Tony, Louise and I out the front of Notre Dame in Paris.

Hugs,
Kyles =D
xoxo