Author Archives: heidimayo

The season is upon us!

I hope everyone had a pleasant Thanksgiving, and stayed away from covid carriers. We’ll be focusing on holiday stuff for the next three weeks, creating card designs and gifts. If you are wondering what to get a reading friend, there’s

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The season is upon us!

I hope everyone had a pleasant Thanksgiving, and stayed away from covid carriers. We’ll be focusing on holiday stuff for the next three weeks, creating card designs and gifts. If you are wondering what to get a reading friend, there’s

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Gratitude

Every night before I sleep, I run through the things I’m grateful for that day. It’s a good practice, and I’ve been doing it for years. I am so thankful for all of the wonderful kids and families that have

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Gratitude

Every night before I sleep, I run through the things I’m grateful for that day. It’s a good practice, and I’ve been doing it for years. I am so thankful for all of the wonderful kids and families that have

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Turkey Time

We’re being extra careful in the studio in hopes that we can continue on with classes as covid cases rise around us.  We keep classes to 4 vectors (family bubbles count as one), sanitize, social distance, wear masks, and keep

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Turkey Time

We’re being extra careful in the studio in hopes that we can continue on with classes as covid cases rise around us.  We keep classes to 4 vectors (family bubbles count as one), sanitize, social distance, wear masks, and keep

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Weekly Update

The fall offers so many beautiful landscape opportunities with the brilliant trees and bogs.  As we move toward the holiday season there is no end to the creative possibilities. Enjoy these gorgeous bogs, and scroll down for the class schedule.

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Weekly Update

The fall offers so many beautiful landscape opportunities with the brilliant trees and bogs.  As we move toward the holiday season there is no end to the creative possibilities. Enjoy these gorgeous bogs, and scroll down for the class schedule.

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November Art

  The great halloween candy challenge is an annual favorite for the students and me, as it gives me a chance to get the kids seeing beyond the linear, and looking at candy in very different ways. And it gives

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November Art

  The great halloween candy challenge is an annual favorite for the students and me, as it gives me a chance to get the kids seeing beyond the linear, and looking at candy in very different ways. And it gives

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Boo!

Bones Jone did his annual posing for the artists. This is a great way to work on proportions, foreshortening, and anatomy. Quite a challenge! We used pens, marker and watercolors because the watery medium lends itself well for skeletons. 🙂  They

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Boo!

Bones Jone did his annual posing for the artists. This is a great way to work on proportions, foreshortening, and anatomy. Quite a challenge! We used pens, marker and watercolors because the watery medium lends itself well for skeletons. 🙂  They

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Weekly Update

This is a favorite time of year at the Top. Bones Jones poses for us and we get a lesson in anatomy and proportion. And then there’s the Great Halloween Candy Challenge next week.  Last week we did scary stuff.

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Weekly Update

This is a favorite time of year at the Top. Bones Jones poses for us and we get a lesson in anatomy and proportion. And then there’s the Great Halloween Candy Challenge next week.  Last week we did scary stuff.

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Back in Business

I am so grateful to have my wonderful, airy studio that enables us to carry on with fun, safe classes. I can pop the skylights open and turn on the fan if we need more air movement. When we built

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Back in Business

I am so grateful to have my wonderful, airy studio that enables us to carry on with fun, safe classes. I can pop the skylights open and turn on the fan if we need more air movement. When we built

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Classes are Happening

Perfect timing for starting up classes. I finished the painting and cleaned up the studio to get ready for classes this week. The schedule is still evolving. Still need a couple more for Wednesday advanced class. Yellow Surprise, 3×3 oil

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Classes are Happening

Perfect timing for starting up classes. I finished the painting and cleaned up the studio to get ready for classes this week. The schedule is still evolving. Still need a couple more for Wednesday advanced class. Yellow Surprise, 3×3 oil

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Weekly Update – In-Person Classes

In-person classes start next week. Tuesday and Thursday are a go!  Need another couple of advanced kids for Weds. See schedule below. I’m hoping, as everyone adjusts to the new school schedules, we can get these small classes going. I sure have

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Weekly Update – In-Person Classes

In-person classes start next week. Tuesday and Thursday are a go!  Need another couple of advanced kids for Weds. See schedule below. I’m hoping, as everyone adjusts to the new school schedules, we can get these small classes going. I sure have

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