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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Cathy Darling's Pure Art Studio: The Art of Dreaming Big

Cathy Darling's Pure Art Studio: The Art of Dreaming Big:  O ver a year ago I came to the conclusion that I needed to make some changes in my life. I am an artist, used to be full time u...

The Art of Dreaming Big

 Over a year ago I came to the conclusion that I needed to make some changes in my life. I am an artist, used to be full time until I started doing daycare for grandkids about 4 1/2 years ago. Although doing childcare full time, I could still get a little art time in here and there.

As my darling granddaughter turns 5 this year and kindergarten looms ahead, my thoughts turned to making better use of my art time. For several years, I told myself that this is the 'season' for grandkids and my art was put on the back burner, so to speak.

In order to get more organized with my art, I started reading books geared for success and self improvement. I soon realized that my life could be whatever I chose it to be! I begin to think about what I wanted to accomplish with my art, something that I hadn't thought about since pre-child care. Surprisingly I found my mind blank regarding art goals. As I studied more, goals began to emerge and I began to take control of my life, rather than life controlling me.

So, I started dreaming big, as big a dream as I could think of. I continued to study and as I focused on my art dream, ideas and opportunities started coming my way. It is all pretty exciting! 

This Friday, I am teaching a workshop for the Utah Watercolor Society (in case you missed my earlier posts!) and it is all about zero-ing in on becoming the artist that you want to be and branding your art with your unique flair.
There are still a few seats left, it's not too late to join the fun. Come on, take charge of your art life and dream big with me!

Catherine Darling Hostetter
February 19-20
Learn how to use your imagination to personalize and add the unexpected to your watercolor style. Catherine focuses on animals and people in her artwork and often combines them with a whimsical twist. You will learn how let go and use your imagination with fun exercises. Follow your inspiration; where even the most traditional artist can incorporate creative ideas into their style!

Monday, February 15, 2016

The Art Within

I am preparing for my workshop this Friday and Saturday and I am really excited! I have so much to share! This workshop is not about teaching you how to paint like me, but it is about teaching how to reach into your subconscious mind and really make your artwork you! I have always thought that in order to stand out in the art world, you either have to paint exceptionally well, or you put yourself into it so it stands out uniquely from other artwork. Not that you can't do both, but perfecting our craft takes much practice. Meanwhile...

We can arrive at being unique in our art now. My students will deepen their understanding on how to listen to our inner voice and have the courage to paint what we think, This can apply to the most traditional artist. We will do fun painting exercises that make you really think. 

I believe goals are important and we will talk about our goals as artists. Lewis Carroll wrote: "If you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there". I love that each of us are beautiful, unique individuals and when we apply this to our art, we share that beauty!

Only a few seats left! To join me for this workshop adventure, click on this link! 

See you soon!

Saturday, February 06, 2016

It's All About You and Your Imagination!

I have a workshop coming up for the Utah Watercolor Society!

Utah Watercolor Society
Follow Your Inspiration with Catherine Darling Hostetter
February 19-20th
9-4 PM each day

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Sons of Pioneers Building
3301 East Louise Ave
3301 E 2920 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84109

*With professional guidance, Catherine Hostetter will have you creating fun and exciting artworks during this 2 day workshop!
*Tap into your imagination and be inspired to learn how to incorporate some unique creative ideas.  Even the most traditional artists will learn how to tap into their creative mind.
*You won't want to miss this whimsical, fun filled workshop.
*Let Catherine inspire you to let loose!  Come and  explore your options with fellow artists!

Don't miss this creative opportunity!
Register Today!
It's Easy!
If you have any questions, contact:
Cynthia Powell

Utah Watercolor Society | PO Box 581005 | Salt Lake City | UT | 84158-1005