Happy New Year 2017

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I would like to take an early opportunity and wish everybody Happy New Year 2017 filled with wonderful arts and crafts and sewing projects. Make the longest list of New Year resolutions and then fulfill half of them but the way that results will exceed expectations. Become an expert in one subject, learn something new, try one of those things you have always dreamed of trying. Don’t set any boundaries for your dreams and use your passion to make them real, it is never too late. Find your strength and build on it an empire of fantastic achievements. Find your way and make sure this is how people will remember you.

I have picked my next year inspiration: Water! This life-giving liquid which can appear in so many different forms and can “dress” in so many colors and shades will be a stunning source of creative imagination and guidelines. Think about your own inspirations? What is it? Write down what you think of and then surround yourself with objects which are going to drive you towards it. It will be like your “fuel station” when you fill burned out.

Heaving a great year is in the power of our minds and our hands. Celebrate life with your friends and family! Be optimistic and carry on and if you “fall” make sure to give a chance to the others to lift you up.

Best wishes from Kate and The One With Art to all of the readers and supporters.

Happy 3rd Birthday TheOneWithArt

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I’m sure it is quite funny to you that I celebrate my blog’s birthday each year but it is not so funny to me. I take it really seriously. I run some reports and do revision on this what was posted since January, and what else would be more interesting to share before year end. Happy Birthday wishes are around those areas which I feel could be worked on harder. It always helps me to re-group and focus on those projects which will be most beneficial for my readers.

I also see TheOneWithArt birthday as my reward day and I get to eat some lovely sweet. Without further do I would love to compose this year birthday wishes to TheOneWithArt on it is 3rd birthday.

I wish for better organized time line of articles, more vibrant content and more involvement in the artistic community. If this wishes come truth you will see more fantastic TheOneWithArt next year.

theonewithart-3-rd-birthdayThis chockolate cheasecake was so lovely I had to take a piece before I got to take a picture of it :). I hope you will forgive me. Thank you for coming back and checking my new posts and if you are a new reader please subscribe and have fun with TheOneWithArt.

How I Prepare for the Art Show

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The past few weeks were so busy I even didn’t have a chance to start working on the paintings which are going to the next Muslim Fest Art Shows in August. There is so little of time left and so much to do not mentioning I’m running into the same time problem each year. I love to paint with oil paints and I should start preparations much earlier to have enough time for drying of individual layers. I will probably have to switch some of the paintings to acrylics which are so much easier to complete in shorter time frame.

Never than less, I will have 2 special “paintings” and I can’t wait to show you the final idea. I came up with it just yesterday before I feel asleep. You probably know that the best ideas are somewhere between conscious and sub-conscious and the best way to unlock this potential is to daydream and imagine as much as possible.

For now, I’m going to show you the sketch of first 3 canvas which is going to be finished in oils or in acrylics as soon as possible. Deadline is mid-August so it is really 3 weeks to go and I don’t have a chance to sit in the piece and concentrate on the painting! All because of the new website and the big project I’m working on – this is going to be a surprise! I will share it with you sometime in September and I think you are going to be shocked! I will finish here so I will not spill some details by accident if you know what I mean.

Right, let’s get back to my sketches.

All of them are around floral composition, very neutral and optimistic accent. I’m planning to use mostly primary colors. This one is set on the fabric which makes so many interesting shades and shapes around flowers and the cup. I have placed one of my bracelets on the top of the cup to bring some more light in this area and bracelet will be my primary point of focus as it is sill stands out dramatically on the red cup. By the way, it is quite difficult to take a good photo of pencil drawing on the canvas (or paper), I took a lot of them before selecting those which I thought are the best and I still should apologise for quality, it is not good at all.IMG_5580Next two paintings are going to present flowers only. One of them shows lily on the lake. I love how flower reflects in the water. Lily will be white with a bit of pink and water will have very deep dark color. It will look amazing, I have a feeling this painting will be sold first, I even hesitate if I should put it on sale at all? I have some sort of weakness for lilies. They look so gentle and perfect I hope I will be able to capture it.IMG_5685Last painting shows a daisy with big close up. I got to take a very good photo on the other day and I thought that large painting of this daisy should make a good impression on the viewers. I would like to make sure that visitors of this Muslim Fest Art Show will remember me somehow not mentioning there are a couple of prices to win and one of them is awarded by the audience.

As you can see my little daughter Anna was trying to draw with me and I have lot’s of finger marks all over the canvas. Sweet baby girl, she is going to be an artist for sure! I have to wash walls regularly after she is done with her pencil drawings on them. I gave her acrylic paints once but instead of putting them on the paper she was playing with consistency and made a lot of mess around. I guess we will have to wait few more months before she will let me explain to her how to use them.IMG_5686Daisy is going to be yellow with a dark background, maybe navy blue will look good? I really have to start painting soon and I love that The One With Art will get to present art this year. I was told that we were missed last year so I will do my best to prepare perfect presentation this year and Muslim Fest visitors are going to enjoy it. If you are somewhere in the neighbourhood please come for a visit last weekend of August at Celebration Square in Mississauga.

Annual Report 2015

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Jetpack annual report 2015

Year 2015 is over and pleased to present how The One With Art did this year. We have almost completed my goal set at the beginning of 2015. My dream was to double statistics and we almost, almost made it. Great THANKS to all of you. Your support is priceless to me and hopefully we will accomplish another double in numbers with end of 2016. Please click on the picture to view report in details. Happy New Year!

 

Acrylic Speed Painting

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Welcome to super speedy acrylic painting! It was always so amazing to me: speed painting tutorials! I finally have my own! This is just first one but there will be more as this looks like amazing tool to show art and engage viewers. I’m sure you will agree it is much more attractive than looking at static finished painting.

speed painting 2I have started working on Muslim Fest 2016 Art show and since I have decided to present more varieties of my art I had to start painting before end of the year so all will be ready before end of August when Muslim Fest is schedule to show

One of my ideas was to paint flowery triptych on the paper with glass over it and wooden frame. Smaller size, only 8 x 10 inches, may bring interest of many  potential customers as smaller sizes are usually cheaper than large productions.

I have broken down my tutorial to two parts and added some of my favourite music from different parts of the world. I hope you will enjoy watching it.

This is how you can squeeze 1.5 hours of work in to 10 minutes movie.

Now it is time to add a signature and my favourite stamp which tells how much I care and put all my heart in to my art.

speed painting speed painting 1Oh yes, I have mentioned that my plan was to make triptych. I have already painted 2nd part of it.

speed painting 3Third one to cone soon and I’m planning to showcase it as speed painting as well. Creating this way is so much fun not mentioning how much fun is watching it too. I hope you did feel more of connection with my work and you will come back to see it again. This is precious experience for any level of skis. It makes you feel like anybody could do it. Please don’t be shy and try! There is plenty of acrylic speed painting in the internet to choose from and there will be more on The One With Art soon..

Happy Birthday – You are 2!

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Hi All!

We have another celebration coming up. This is the 2nd birthday of The One With Art. I can’t believe time has passed so fast and I’m so proud because we did grow with number of views and fans, so thanks to all of you. Some of you were with me from the first day and some of you joined me just recently but all of you are amazing public!

Happy 2nd Birthday 7Let’s have more fun with all of our creations and believe me I truly love what I do!

Happy 2nd Birthday 5Again Happy Birthday and cake was delicious!

 

My portfolios

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UntitledOne of my New Year resolution was to have at least 6 posts a month to keep my readers entertained. I have to admit it is not easy but I’m doing my best to acheve it. Also I’m trying to make my website more navigative and convenient to brows with older posts which doesn’t appear on the home page anymore.

It’s still work in progress but you can have a look at my Portfolios page already and please leave comments or use starts and thumb up or down rating, so I have some feedback in my records and keep working on it, or try to find some other solution if this one is not “talking to you” . I do appreciate all Likes on the Facebook but these are not transferable to the blog so please leave your likes directly on posts or pages.

Have fun reading!

The One With Art 1st Birthday

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY

I’m so happy to share with you the 1st anniversary of The One With Art.

I can’t believe it has been 1 year already and you have stayed with me and curiously followed my art and crafts work.

So here I’m sending you huge THANK YOU! Please keep visiting this page and I do promise not to disappoint you.

Happy Birthday for THE ONE WITH ART and I’m hoping for more successful years to come.

Kate

 

 

Nursery – Part 1: Flower Pot

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Welcome to my new edition which will be fully concentrating on the Nursery room decoration.

As some of you already know we are expecting a new addition to our family and it is time to start getting the room ready.

I came up with some useful and simple ideas which any of you can use for your own needs.

Part 1 – Flower Pot

I prepared some materials which are really under 5 dollars in total. If we don’t have to spend much money why should we? 🙂

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My daughter chose light purple as the main color of the decorations so we will keep up with it as much as we can.

I painted a wooden frame purple inside out and then decorated it with shiny stickers.

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The result is truly simple and decorative. Try it yourself! It took me about 40 minutes to finish.