Hello Fellow Artists! I thought I would share my story and my exciting announcement today!
From stick figures to the president of the Colored Pencil Society of America, Chicago Chapter.
After a horrible neck injury, I started meditating to relax my neck muscles, and relieve anxiety.
One day, during a meditation, I got a message to paint flowers. It was so vivid and intense that I jumped up out of meditation and shouted, I have to paint! 🌻
I used to paint 20 years ago, so the thought of picking up a paintbrush or even buying supplies was intimidating. But I did, and I just had fun with them at first. Just playing, getting to know painting again.
I painted with acrylics for about a year, tried pastels, and went to acrylic pours!
I was looking for something more relaxing, though, a medium that was mindful and meditative.
So I started to draw my pets; wow, my first portrait was so bad! 😂 But I realized how much I loved drawing and how much I missed it!
I picked up a set of colored pencils, and everything changed! I fell in love. I fell in love with the creamy consistency, the beautiful colors, and even the smell of cedar. ✍️
Then once I got confident and started to create work I was proud of, I couldn’t stop drawing…for seven years and counting!
I started using watercolor with colored pencils and fell in love with the combo. I started teaching four years ago and have not stopped, and then my art career took off.
I'm now the president of the Chicago Chapter of The Colored Pencil Society of America! 🤗
But then, after being diagnosed with the “Big C” I had to stop drawing for a while. But I was able to edit and create videos of all the colored pencil artwork that I have done over the years. I have now turned them into an online course I wish I had when I was a beginner!
So I'm now introducing Blueprint, The Online Colored Pencil Course for Beginners. It’s an affordable course for colored pencil artists that when finished you'll have the confidence to create any drawing!
Here’s the link with more info;mollysfineartacademy.com/course if I can answer any questions you may have, please don’t hesitate to comment! I hope to help someone create and enjoy colored pencils for their health as I did!
Cheers! -Molly 🌻
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