CRAFTmasWeek 2! Ornaments!

Hi friends! I’ve had a heck of a day, my live ornament painting broadcast had some technical difficulties so I recreated one of the ornaments into a nice edited video for you!


This video is a collaboration with Steve at Woodworking for Mere Mortals, he made a tutorial of 7 wooden ornaments! They are great for beginners too so please check them  out even if you are not a woodworker. You can see his tutorial here, don’t forget to tell him Lindsay sent you!

Here is my video! (the good one LOL!)

This video is also sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama
Supplies for this class:
Turner Acryl Gouache Set
Surface: Art Bites in 6″x6″ and 3″x3″
Xacto knife and snowflake stencil

And in case you want to see the live stream train wreak you can find it here. Otherwise, let’s not speak of it again LOL! Really though it was a rough day, my little Rosie chicken passed away this morning. She went quick, she seemed really happy and comfortable but she did not have the desire to eat or drink much. She just fell over and that was that. I am thankful that she was not suffering, we did our best. I’m ready to weekend, how about you? I hope you find some time to create and enjoy time with family! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Pretty Pink Flower in Watercolor Pencils!

Today I have a fun and easy tutorial!


Watch the video to see how it is done!

Happy Crafting!

Chicken Update, Azalea Tutorial & Watercolor Pencil Review!

Howdy friends! You were so sweet to ask after our sweet chicken Rosie, she is doing better, eating and drinking more (although not enough I feel like she can go outside) and today she started cooing (that sweet little chicken purr or trill sound they make) again. We gave her a warm bath this evening to clean her feathers, she did not have the strength to stand when she did her business so her tail-end needed some cleaning plus she was a bit exuberant with some yogurt today so she needed the works. She actually seemed to enjoy it then Lila held her in a towel for a bit before we finished with a blow dryer. This chicken is getting the spa treatment and I worry she may never want to back out to the coop! My husband is not keen in the idea of having an “inside” chicken though.


Today we are painting azaleas with watercolor pencils. I was at ACmoore with a rewards check burning a hole in my pocket and I saw a set of 36 watercolor pencils by the brand Fantasia on sale for $16 so I thought I would give them a try. See how they preformed in todays video!


I am glad I found these at this price, I think they would be a good set for a beginner. The downside is that 36 colors is the biggest set and to my knowledge you can’t get individual pencils if you use one up BUT if you use up this set you deserve a professional set because by golly you earned it! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and found the review helpful and til next time happy crafting!

PS I know that we usually have Stamp School on Wednesdays but do to our chicken drama I have to skip this week but I have a fun Christmas stamping project coming to the blog Friday so you can get your stamping fix!

Glass Bottles In Watercolor {LIVE Fridays!}

Hi friends! I will be hosting another live class on YouTube this Friday at 12:30 ET, this time we will paint this in watercolor!


Here is a pattern you can use if you don’t want to draw it:


You can get the reference photo by Anika Makay at Paint my Photo. You will be able to watch the show live, or the replay in the video player below BUT if you want to join the party you can take part in the live chat on the YouTube watch page. You can also ask questions ahead of time if you have some but can’t make it live.

Here is a full supply list:

Tip! If you plan to paint along live be sure to have your pattern transferred and your workspace set up before the show (12:30pm ET 11/13/15) but don’t worry, you can always watch the replay as many times as you need:) I am so excited to paint with you Friday! Happy crafting!

Let’s Paint a Goldfinch in Acrylic!

Hi friends! Tonight we are going to paint this cute little goldfinch!


This is a beginner level tutorial so don’t be shy, give it a try!

Supplies available at our sponsor Jerry’s Artarama:

Feel free to substitute the surfaces and acrylic paints you have on hand. You can even try this with tempera paint. I have had many younger viewers asking if you can use poster or tempera paint in place of acrylics and YES you can. It is an economical and washable choice for kids. It might not be as opaque as acrylic but is it better to paint with what you have than not to paint at all!

Speaking of painting, I am taking part in a year long art class called Wanderlust with 26 other fabulous instructors! There will be a new class every week for 50 weeks! It is on sale until December 15th for about $100 for 50 classes! That is $2 a class, sweet!


My class will be on India ink next summer. I can’t wait to see what the other teachers have in store! The teachers will all be sharing projects with different mixed media products including in-depth info and techniques so if you have collected a lot of supplies and want to put them to use this is a great opportunity! You can find out more about Wanderlust here.

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

A Pretty Flower for a Very Sweet Viewer!

Dear friends, I don’t think you realize the impact you make on my life when I read your emails, messages and comments. Today’s video goes out to a very sweet lady LaVonne who shared a lovely photograph of this bromeliad flower growing in her yard and gave me permission to share it with you.


Grab your paper, paints and brushes for a fun tutorial using only 3 colors! You will need Hookers Green, Lemon Yellow and a cool red like Magenta, Alizarin crimson or Rose Red. This can be painted with only a #6 round brush but you might also want a 1/2″ angular for leaf shading. I am painting on a 140# Strathmore watercolor greeting card.


I hope you enjoyed this relaxing tutorial and if you give it a try, please let me know how it went. I also have another favor to ask. This dear lady who shared the photo is back in the hospital, if you could send some positive thoughts her way and maybe leave a word of encouragement for her in the comments I know it would make her day. She has no idea that I am mentioning this and I hope I am not speaking out of turn but it is the least I can do for someone who lifted me up recently. Take care of yourselves and til next time happy crafting!


Easy Birch Trees in Acrylic!

This is a quick painting that can be done in a half-hour. Watch the video and paint along with me!


Grab your acrylics, brushes, a canvas and a palette knife and give it a whirl!


I hope you enjoyed this fun little painting tutorial. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!


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