On a break

Hi all.

I know I haven’t posted in a while so I just wanted to let you know that Christelle’s Art Factory is taking a break to recharge batteries well deplenished.

It does mean that Issue 13 of the emails will be late and I won’t be posting videos and articles for a while – apologies for this, my faithful readers.

The universe has been telling me for a good while now to slow down and stop to catch my breath. I have been ignoring it long enough, going on like a trooper, but I have reached the point that I can no longer ignore the signs.

But I promise you I will be back as soon as I can on YouTube, Vimeo and the blog.

Until next time…

Thank you all so much for your support xxx

Christelle

Part 2 of Playing With Patterns Video Series

It’s been a while, I know. I was sick and unable to do much, so the videos got straight to the back-burner, preferring my bed!

Now that I’m feeling better, here it is… Part 2 of the Playing With Patterns video series.

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Please click on the image for the video links and more info

 

A quick and easy page using the patterned strips created  in Part 1.

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Playing with Patterns

I am starting this new video series, Playing With Patterns, first as a fun way to explore mark making, but also to demonstrate how easy it is to create when you explore and rely on patterns.

Part 1 is now available to watch and download from my Youtube and Vimeo channels; just click on the image below for the links and extra info:

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I hope you join in and have fun…

Much love x

Christelle

Issue 12 Available

Finally, a few days late, Issue 12 of the Christelle’s Art Factory Emag is available to all CAF members.

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In this new edition, more articles to get your creative process going:

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If you are already a club member, you would have already received a private email to bring you the good news. If you’re not a CAF Club member yet, just click HERE to sign up to free access to all¬†Christelle’s Art Factory Emag issues and more (it’s free to join) – I have now fixed the contact form! Yeah!

Here is a quick teaser of Issue 12:

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Enjoy…

A Quick Watercolour Play Page

Hello fellow creatives and artsy lovers!

I am back this week with a little example of my “creating small” creative practice which I started about a month and a half ago. This will be the subject for the main article of Issue 12 of the¬†Christelle’s Art Factory E-mag, due out next week (I hope!)

In this quick project video, I am creating a cluster of watercolour circles – really easy and fun to do, a perfect exercice to practise also letting go of perfection.

Just click on the image below to be directed to the video links (free downloads as well are available on Vimeo and Youtube):

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I hope you enjoy this new quick tutorial. Got 10 minutes to spare? Grab your watercolours and join in!

Much love x

Christelle

Floral Mandala

Happy New Year Creative Souls!

Yes, I am back on mandalas, with a vengeance! Can’t stop creating them.

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Click on the image above for the video links and extra info

Using floral elements to embellish and geometry to create the working frame.

That “sacred geometry” concept really intrigues me. I have ordered Susanne Fincher’s book¬†Creating Mandalas With Sacred Geometry and cannot wait to explore this new (for me) creative process. To bring some order to the chaos!

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The Pili Pala Art Etsy Shop Is Now Closed

Yes, you are reading right – after a very long thinking process, I have decided to close my Etsy shop, Pili Pala Art.

My circumstances have changed drastically since I first opened the shop, and, for the last year and a half, I have been struggling to find the necessary time to manage and market both my online shop and create classes, videos and blog posts. As a consequence, something had to give and I had to make a choice on what was most important to me.

I have therefore decided to focus on offering free content to you all, and will be continuing to create YouTube videos as often as I’m able to.

So, rest in peace Pili Pala Art…