Art of Gratitude begins on October 4th!
I’ll be featuring an interview and info about each artist’s creative projects leading up to the start of the e-course on October 4th for everyone to get a feel for each artist and the fun that will be had in the Art of Gratitude e-course! Mary Cline is today’s featured artist
Lara: What are you most grateful for?
Mary: There are so many things I am grateful for. I will choose a few to share – I am grateful for Love, my health, my friends, wonderment and color the ability to make and create, a roof over my head, a small studio and caramel apple season is upon us. Yes!
Lara: How do you prefer to show your gratitude?
Mary: I have a tag punch that I punch out little tags, different colors for each month, then on the tags I capture moments that I am grateful for and throw them into my grateful jar. At the end of the year I string them all together and review them. Warms my heart and then I put them in an art journal. I have a lot to be grateful for.
Lara: What are your favorite fall season traditions?
Mary: I love gathering in for Thanksgiving. I know it sounds cliche but it is one of my favorite holidays. Food, grace, family, laughter, a dash of football, more laughter. I also like to celebrate my wedding anniversary, looking at our old album and remembering those that are no longer with us – insert the Beatles Song “In My Life” here. Fall is a tender time, watching the days grow shorter and the winds grow colder.
Lara: Do you have any favorite fall season art/crafts/etc?
Mary: I love to decorate my house inside and out for Fall. Drape the mantel and shelves with soft orange and purple lights. Hang fake fall leaves that are intertwined, go to the Farmers Market and buy some bittersweet and pumpkins and mums.
Lara: Why did you decide to be part of this group of artists for this project?
Mary: I really admire all the artists in this group. A fine bunch of women. I also wanted to share my love of painting and mark making. This is my first online class so it was challenging (scary, gulp) but so well worth it. I am pleased as punch to be able to take the lessons along with everyone.
Here’s what Julia will be guiding participants through for her project in the Art of Gratitude E-course:
Layers of Gratitude with Mary Pressel Cline Nov. 1-7th
We will construct a guardian to watch over your tribe. Every day we will spend 10-15 minutes layering and mark making a background. Magic will happen when we add a Guardian. I am so looking forward to guiding you on this journey. Join us now
* More About Mary Pressel Cline *
I am an illustrator and mixed media artist. I have been drawing, illustrating, painting, collaging, and creating all kinds of art since I was a child. I believe the world is always in need of a little lift and I try to sow seeds of compassion, joy, and gratitude through my art and what I put out into the world.
Every one is invited and welcome to join us to creatively celebrate life through the art of gratitude! No prior art experience is necessary. The course content will be available for a full 6 months so plenty of time to play and explore all the great projects! Want to experience the fun and magic of creativity and the joy that an attitude of gratitude nurtures in your life?! Know someone that would appreciate the gift of gratitude and creativity? We’d be so very grateful to have you and your friends. Sign-Up for a special limited early bird space now