Ever After 2018 Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hello my Creative Friends!
I have some wonderful & exciting news to share with you today! I am going to be teaching on Ever After  this year!

To celebrate, I am giving away 1 space for this magical art course!

First, Ever After is a mixed media art & style development course with a fairy tale theme hosted by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts. Tamara and 14 popular mixed media art teachers will all share beautiful fairy tale & myth inspired lessons with you AND they will share hints and tips on how they developed their own style and how YOU TOO can find your own unique voice as an artist!

(and sign up with the Early Bird price)

My chosen fairy tale is The Water of Life. It is a Spanish fairy tale involving a princes who saves the day, of course, a bird, a branch and some magical water.  Sound intriguing? My lesson will be inspired by this wonderful story and elements and I promise it will be beautiful and magical.  I’m excited to be sharing my mixed media techniques and style with you.

Here are some examples of my work, if you are not familiar with my style.

Registration is NOW OPEN and the class begins on July 1st 2018. So if you want to start your summer drawing and painting fairy-tales, exploring your own personal story and style and hang out with a wonderful creative community of like-minded souls, be sure to join once registration opens! Keep this page bookmarked so that you can sign up the moment it goes on sale!

Blog Hop & Giveaway: One lucky winner will win a space in this year’s Ever After. Follow the blog hop (see below for links and dates) you can up your chances of winning a space by entering all the other giveaways as well!

(Giveaway/comments closed- Thank you!!)

Jeane (email – mermaidgenie)

Here is the list of the other amazing teachers who will be teaching on Ever After this year – they too will be giving away a spot on Ever After so go check them out and enter their give-aways!

30th April   Tamara Laporte  –>> willowing.org/blog
1st May    Ady Almanza –>> adrianaalmanza.blogspot.de
2nd May    Andrea Gomoll –>> andrea-gomoll.de/blog
3rd May    Renata Loree –>> renataloree.com
4th May    Cristin Stevenson –>> pantheartist.com/blog
5th May    Danielle Donaldson –>> danielledonaldson.com/blog
6th May    Effy Wild –>> effybird.com
7th May    Tiare Smith –>> tiaresmith.com
8th May    Kara Bullock –>> karabullockart.com/blog
9th May    Katrina Koltes –>> katrinakoltes.com/blog
10th May    Lindsay Weirich the Frugal Crafter –>> thefrugalcrafter.wordpress.com
11th May    Lucy Chen –>> lucychenfineart.com/blog
12th May    Marielle Stolp –>> mariellestolp.wordpress.com/blog
13th May    Micki Wilde –>> thesecrethermit.blogspot.co.uk
14th May   Regina Lord –>> blog.creativekismet.com <<– You Are Here!

This is the last day of the blog hop! Don’t forget: Registration is NOW OPEN!!

Get 20% off all packages by using coupon code: MAGIC2018 at check out!
Offer runs until July 5th 2018

Keep this page bookmarked so that you can sign up the moment it goes on sale!

Thank you for participating and good luck!!

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Hand-painted Mandala Floor

When I was in the midst of cleaning out my studio to re-paint, I decided I had to do something about my floor.  It is etched and stained (warm golden yellow) concrete floor that we had professionally done almost ten years ago.  After many years of art and craft mayhem, it was looking pretty sad and permanently dirty. I had also painted a small mandala on the floor, but knowing my new layout, it was off-center and faded.

To fix this, I decided to paint a giant mandala over it.  It also helped to cover some unsightly paint and ink stains that were on the floor. I used leftover paint that I found in the garage to make a large, solid circle as my blank canvas.

I used regular indoor house paint – Valspar samples to be exact, in satin finish. They were awesome! I had all my favorite colors made and it was the perfect amount of paint. Not too expensive–a few dollars per paint color.  I made a pencil-string compass to draw out the circles and used Stabilo Woody 3-1 pencils to draw out the design.

I used a kneeling pad to sit on as I scooted around the floor painting. It took about 8 hours of straight painting time and my back and neck were not happy when I was done, but it turned out great and I love it.

The thing about this floor is that you can’t be “precious” with it. It’s going to get ruined over time if you plan on walking on it, or in my case, roll around on a chair over it. I’m also a very messy painter. I spill and splatter things all the time. So, I choose not to worry about it.  I sealed it with a satin varnish and have since mopped it with cleaner several times. It’s holding up well.  I may have to paint over it someday, but I think it will be good for a long while.

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2018 Studio Makeover

I spent most of January remodeling my home art studio. Here are some before and after photos. Boy, was it ever a lot of work! It took me about 3 weeks to complete.

The before pics were taken after 3 months of holiday art fairs, so it was a disaster and I felt like everything was closing in on me. I was also getting very tired of that yellow/green color on the walls.

I painted the walls white and my table too.  It’s made a big difference on how much brighter it is now.

I have a new standing easel, peg board for my art and an inspiration cork board on the door that goes out to the garage.

I cleaned up and organized my old Ikea cube shelves.  I know exactly where everything is now.

New shelves, cabinets and counter top space. I keep a lot of my items for sale here (prints, cards, art blocks, necklaces, etc) for when people come over to shop.

I’ve been very fortunate to have this little space in my home for the last 10 years and have been working incredibly hard in my art business. I thought it was about time there was some sprucing up and am so happy with how it all turned out. I never want to leave!!

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Moon Dance

Moon Dance - Art by Regina Lord
Moon Dance
16 x 20 Acrylic on hardboard panel

 A sweet and happy bird dancing in the moonlight.

Art prints in my shop.

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Buddha in Bloom

Buddha in Bloom Painting by Regina Lord
Buddha in Bloom
16 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas

 This is what I call a forever painting because it took f.o.r.e.v.e.r. to paint. All the layers and intricate detail. I loved every minute of it.

Buddha in Bloom - art by Regina Lord

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Colorful Flower Bouquets

Colorful Flower Bouquet, original art by Regina Lord
Lemon Bouquet
11 x 14 Acrylic on canvas

Colorful Flower Bouquet - Original art by Regina Lord
In the Morning Light
20 x 16 Acrylic on Canvas

I’ve really been in the mood to paint big luscious, colorful flower bouquets.  It must be because of the warm spring weather here in Southern Arizona.

There is just something so wonderful about beautiful flowers on the table…or hanging on the wall. 🙂

Both of these original paintings are available in my shop!

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Enchanting Raven Art Print

Enchanting Raven Art Print by Creative Kismet
Raven’s Secret
Print from original acrylic painting

I love ravens. There is a couple that lives behind my home and I love watching them busily work and scavenge.  They are so beautiful with such a strong presence.

Did you know that the raven is the best secret keeper? It holds your secrets, quietly tucking them into beautiful blossoms for safe keeping. Then, when the time is right, it flies high into the sky, sprinkling your secrets down upon you, revealing to you your truer self. Often times, the secrets you’ve and thought were so big, hold less power when you return to them later.

This enchanting raven art print is for sale in my Creative Kismet shop!


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4×4 Desert Themed Art

Art by Regina Lord

All of these little sweet paintings are 4×4 on mounted panels.  I glazed them with an acrylic medium so that they would be extra glossy. They almost look like little tiles.

They are currently being displayed at the Tohono Chul Garden Bistro until March 9th.

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Hummingbird and Raven Art

Art by Regina Lord
Hummingbird Blooms
Acrylic on 6×6 canvas

Art by Regina Lord
Raven’s Garden
Acrylic on 8×10 cradled wood panel

Both paintings are currently being displayed at Tohono Chul Garden Bistro from now until March 9th, 2017.

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Moon Rabbit

Art by Regina Lord
“Moon Rabbit”
Acrylic on 9×12 cradled wood panel

I have a new set of art at the Tohono Chul Garden Bistro.  This is one of the pieces.  I will be adding more pieces throughout the week.

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