Hello and Welcome! I am so glad you are here. I have been wanting to create this class and series for a while now but have been afraid to start. The message I got from my fox was to step out of the shadows, let go of the camouflage and be seen; so here we are.
My hope is that Wild Side Guides will become a series where we will dive into the natural world to unearth our inner wisdom and maybe notice somethings we haven't noticed before. Perhaps we will transform old stories, find breakthroughs, laugh, cry, feel more confident, or discover our creative voice. When we open to the perspectives of our wild side friends we learn about ourselves, and are able to shift our own consciousness to notice things we haven't noticed before.
I suggest beginning with the journal prompts and then moving to the painting videos. Each video chapter contains 2 videos-one in regular speed with narration and a written outline with video times and a second video of the original video sped up.
You should also receive an invitation to the Building Wings Creative Studio Cafe on Facebook if you would like to join to share your journey and support each other. You can also post questions there or email me at ( email@example.com). Look for your invitation in your email inbox within 48 hours of starting the course if you signed up with your email..
I have posted a video below welcoming you and explaining some of my hopes and thoughts about connecting to our wild sides.
These are the materials I use below in the video. Please do not feel like you have to go and buy new things. Use what you have, these are what I had on hand, and what I use most often. -12x 16 Watercolour paper (140lbs) (use whatever size you feel would like or even do it in a journal) -Reference photo (optional) I found mine here (https://unsplash.com/search/fox ) The one I used is in your journal file-as well as below. The name of the photographer is the name of the file. (Unsplash is a site where photographers gift their photos for use for free) -Pencil Crayon (optional) -Charcoal -Pencil -Acrylic Paints
(your choice I would say choose 3-6 of your favourite colours. I choose to use funky colours the entire time-I experimented with some other colours as you will see in the videos but mainly used the following colours: I start with dylusions acrylics bubble gum pink (which is like magenta or dark pink), lime green, vibrant turquoise, Then I use Martha Stewart craft paint date night pink, orange soda, and lightening bug (which is basically neon pink, orange, yellow), as well as Titanium white, black and a little bit of Raw Sienna. I show some other colours but didn’t really use them in the end.
-Paint brushes -palette or something to put paints on -paper towel, baby wipes -water for rinsing brushes and wetting paper towel to wipe layers off if needed -water spray bottle (optional) -Gel Pens for decorating (I used the moonglow collection which are very bright and fluorescent)
Here are some reference photos that are mentioned in the materials as well as the one I used in the videos