Saturday, August 15, 2015

Documented Life Project, Week of August 15

Yay!! I'm so excited to be able to share a bit of my passion for the creative process with the Documented Life Project community. A HUGE bunch of gratitude to the Art to the 5th team for "seeing" me and encouraging me with this invitation.

If you'd like to learn a little bit more about me and what makes me tick creatively, please take a look at my An Artful Journey (Winter 2016) Bio and my Festive Soul Food interview.

Let's get to it!

August DLP Theme:
Faces, the Human Form and Characters
This week's challenge:
Painted
This week's prompt:
How do I face my biggest challenge?



*I've included a download at the end of the post to encourage you as you stretch your creative muscles. xo

Intro

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Part ONE



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Part TWO






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Just for you:

I've created a PDF of black & white tonal renderings of all three paintings for your personal practice along with some jumpstarts. The download link will be active through the end of August 2015.

*There are special offers & gifts waiting for you in the PDF, too. xo

Click here to download the PDF. 



Lastly, I repeat: give yourself a chance. Get out of your own way, over and over and over again. You can do/keep doing this art thing!
Create Today and Thrive!
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Find me through my website, Mystele.com,
&
collect and gift my art from Mystele Paint.
Presently, I'm open to special orders!


Where I'm Teaching:

(Register for Festive Soul Food and keep an eye out for University Thrive's new trimester!!
AND the very first Community Thrive RETREAT is coming!!! 
Summer 2016 in Crystal Lake, Illinois! Stay tuned for details!!)

(My class airs in Nov 2015)



(Feb 2016 in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Los Gatos, CA)

AND...
TWO more online engagements with fabulous artists TBA (Fall 2015 and Spring 2016)

big eyes, infinite JOY,

mystele

42 comments:

  1. Love your faces, gifts, and lots of video time! Thanks so much for taking the time to do such an amazing job and provide lots of encouragement You have great talent and inspiration. Great post!

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    1. thank you so much, mary- so kind of you!

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  2. Yes, I know he watches me! Just noticed your His eye is on the sparrow. How appropriate for this post today.

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  3. Mystele, Oh my Lord, what a great way to prepare for your class at AAJ. I am so happy to see you here. Blessings to you

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  4. I am in awe watching you paint faces! Thank you so much for introducing me me to this technique - just beautiful!

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    1. ohhh, you sweetie!! thanks so much!

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  5. Great lesson thanks and no more small fry talk you are up there with the best in my book ...

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    1. always the encourager, bev!! thank you!

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  6. love your style - a great gift that you share - thanks for this wonderful demo

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  7. WHOOT WHOOT Congrats my lovely friend! You so deserve this honour and I can't wait to watch these!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!

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  8. I want to thank you for sharing your process and the part at the end of video #2. I really needed that right now. Thanks for reminding me that God can do things with my mess if I just let go and allow it to happen.

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    1. you are so welcome- it's hard to actually let Him, but man, nothing compares to watching Him turn your life inside out for His glory and your good. painful but priceless. you hold on!

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  9. Thank you for sharing your process- so inspirational! I love your expressiveness and painterly feel. The characters who emerge have such personality. Love!

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  10. You totally ROCK. Awesome energy- caring , sharing, teaching and giving. Thank you so much

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  11. Loved your faces! and so kind to share to assist with others! Love this Mystele!

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  12. You are truly amazing and I LOVE your faces! Your faces have such depth and interesting details and expressions. Thanks so much for joining us for The Documented Life Project. We truly appreciate you being a part of this project this week and we know our participants are going to love your take on the challenge. :)

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    1. MWAH!!! i can't thank you guys enough- i hope some of how i feel came through in the video. grace and continued blessings to you, dear one.

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  13. Absolutely fascinating and just what I needed to watch today! Very inspiring and encouraging. Good luck with your classes.

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    1. thank you, carol!! i love it when lives connect like this!

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  14. What a great, fun class! My paint turned to mud! I kept wiping the brush on the opposite page but it didn't help. All my paint, on the face, just mixed all together. I didn't use heavy body paint, just regular acrylic. Would that make a difference?

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    1. hi, ruth! the colors i used were in the same color families mostly (which i didn't really plan) so that helped eliminate the muddy feel. what colors did you use?

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    2. I used the same colors you did. Maybe I was pressing down to hard

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  15. What a joy to have your join us this year Mystele! I am in love with your work and you are so very generous in your teaching and sharing with us all! I can't wait to put some of your ideas to work in my practice journal! It was a wonderful treat to come home from vacation to your fabulous videos too! Thank you again !

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  16. I am continually amazed at your ability to pull such lovely faces from such simple sketches! It's almost like sculpting! So magical! And I love how each face seems to have a unique and interesting story to tell! Thank you for sharing your gifts And I am loving your Gut Art 2014 class! God bless!

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    1. oh, beth- thank you so much for your words of encouragement...i pray that the Lord will bless you in kind. xo keep gut art-ing!

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  17. Mystele, I had so much fun sketching my face and painting it. I have a long way to go but after watching how you do it, I jumped right in and gave it a try. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. I even like my face.

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    1. wooohooooo!!!! i have a huge smile on my face- thank you for telling me this...and even when you don't like what you paint, keep going! the bad stuff gets you to the better and better and better stuff. go, go, GO!

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  18. Mystele- So happy that you joined us as a Featured Artist! Thank you for taking so much time and preparing what is a full blown art lesson for our members. It was awesome! I loved that you said about the honor of being seen. I feel that way regularly and I know that it changes who we are when others take the time to see us and know us. It's my favorite thing about building community. We change ourselves and we change others - all for the better! What a blessing! ---- I loved the faces that you painted and watching your looseness playing across the page to create something so wonderfully expressive. Loved how you drew a parallel to faith. So, so true. Thanks for sharing so much of yourself with us. I feel like I know you. What a gift.

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    1. sandi, what you guys are doing is powerful, and i hope you all talk about it and give thanks for it often. i have a feeling you do! community- YES. i don't think any of us really understands that our lives are not solely our own. we affect each other more than we know. xo

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  19. Oh I'm so happy to be back with you on your awesome blog...I love everything, and think your faces are amazing!!! hugs sweet sister..

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  20. Hello Mystele,
    All I can say in WOW! Your use of white is so interesting. The face of the young man spoke right to my heart, like he needs to say something... a yearning but quite all at the same time. I also really enjoyed you sharing your creative process. Thank you for being apart of the dlp2015! All the best to you.

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