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Create With Your Heart and Your Hands Will Follow

This is a real, unedited, uncropped view of my art table. My hands and clothes are usually covered in paint, my stamps and stencils strewn all over the table and my mind is in shutdown mode.

I create with my heart and my hands follow. I create for myself and myself alone. I create without thinking, let alone overthinking, and I encourage you to do the same! My art is a form of self-expression, drawn from my life experience and rooted in authenticity. It doesn’t follow a template and isn’t slave to popularity contests. It’s personal, it’s emotional and it’s honest.

If you’d like to follow along my creative journey, hop over to my blog, join me in my private Facebook Group or subscribe to my Youtube channel. If you’d like in-depth instruction, consider signing up for my online courses.


Watercolor Portraits with Acrylic Inks

A lot of people get overwhelmed by the idea of making portraits. I do, too! In fact I have been so scared of making faces that I have avoided them all along. But, last month, I decided to pretend I wasn’t afraid anymore and dropped ink on paper.

And now I am ready to share my secret with you. In this new class, Watercolor Portraits with Acrylic Inks, I’ll take you through my technique, encourage, support and guide you through your fears and help you embrace your intuition.

I’m looking forward to seeing the powerful, evocative and unique portraits you create!

https://courses.mansimakes.com/watercolor-portraits-with-acrylic-inks

I figured if I messed up, it would be fine. If I didn’t create the most perfect face, I’d be ok. If I made a giant pile of mud, the world wouldn’t come to an end. And you know what? It liberated me of all fear! I started seeing these faces emerge. Their stories were not fake…nor were their spirits. They came alive with every stroke, slowly but surely.

Be a Kid Again: Join my 5-Day Gelli Printing Camp!

http://courses.mansimakes.com
  • You will receive an email every day for the duration of the course with a link to the techniques being taught that day. 
  • As the course progresses, you will build on skills you learned on the previous day(s).
  • There will be optional assignments at the end of each day.
  • Each course will also have a chat feature for discussions /Q&As as well as a forum where you can upload your work, see other students’ creations and hang out with me! 
  • While each camp has a “start date” you can do the course at your own pace anytime after the course goes live. 

Ready to go on this journey with me?


Custom Prints

I love functional art! Who doesn’t? There’s only so much room on the walls to hand up paintings, so I decided to start wearing them! It all started with scarvescushion covers followed, then dresses and now we sport custom masks and carry colorful tote bags and backpacks in our house!

Prints of my alcohol ink, gel plate and acrylic paintings on a wide variety of functional products are fulfilled by Redbubble. What are you going to shop for today?

My paintings on this dress and both cushion covers fulfilled by Redbubble: https://www.redbubble.com/people/losaltosartist/

Blog

Getting Creative with Stamps
It's no secret that I love painting the Anita Jeram series of stamps from Colorado Craft Company, but today I'm trying something new and 3D!
Transforming Backgrounds
Don't discard those "meh" prints! These are awesome backgrounds that you can transform into anything your heart desires. Look at what I did 🙂
One Day at a Time
Covid-19 has wreaked havoc in our lives and the more worried I get, the more I realize that art is the best form of self care and therapy.
Seasons of Life
Your life journey is never a straight path between two points. Mine has certainly been circuitous and very insightful. Here’s a snippet of what I mean.