Thursday, May 29, 2014

Sometimes it's not so pretty. 
Sorry if this image disappoints. (ickk!)
I know!  me too!!!
But here is the very good and simple truth.
He has this covered.  He is worthy of our trust.
He. Slows. Us. Down. For. Our. Own. Good.    
 
I opened the studio....well, I moved into the studio....... it is a slow time in our Downtown business area~ annually speaking........ I broke my toe...... there is much to do and much to learn and yet I have this PEACE!!!
It is because Of Jesus. I know I am not in charge, HE IS!!
He is faithful.  I will be too.
Bless you right where you are!  It is His plan!!  
The Stone Collective is a community making much of Jesus as we create art, photography, prose, poems or music that commemorate the wonderful things God does in our life.

Based on the passage in 1 Samuel 7:12-14, each month we will collect Ebenezer Stones as a regularly practice in the art of worship via our creativity.

Want to join in on The Stone Collective? Create your own Stone and link up to



 LIVE IT OUT! Blog. #TheStoneCollective

Monday, May 19, 2014


I will guide you through this fun process of "Intuitive Painting 2" We will explore mark making and color with layer upon layer of fun!  No experience necessary.  All supplies are included.
You are NOT required to take Intuitive Art 1.  Some things are covered in both Intuitive1 and 2, but this class process is done a bit differently and develops a bit more organically. We will be outside for a portion of class, weather permitting. Both classes use quality Acrylic paints and teach a process you will want to continue long after the class done!
Intuitive Art 2
Saturday, May 24
1-5:00pm
Studio Cherie
114 S College Ave
Bloomington IN 47403
Cost $100
***Note: Cash or Check only please (FYI, an ATM is feet away if you forget)
or find me on Face Book until my website is up and running soon!
8 spaces available




This Friday, May 24, This little canvas story will be yours for the telling. My first class in the new studio!! I will walk you through the process where you will choose a children's storybook image and let your own words tell the story! All supplies are included.  While we are using vintage children's books, this doesn't have to be for a child. You choose the color and the bits that we sink into the rich and thick textured background. This is one of my most simple & economical classes.
Storybook class
Friday, May 23
6-9:00pm
114 S College Ave
Bloomington, IN 47403
Cost $45
**note; Cash or check only please (ATM within feet FYI)
to resister email me at Cariani1@bluemarble.net
or find me on Facebook
(website coming soon!)
12 spaces available

Thursday, May 1, 2014

The Stone Collective is a community making much of Jesus as we create art, photography, prose, poems or music that commemorate the wonderful things God does in our life.

Based on the passage in 1 Samuel 7:12-14, each month we will collect Ebenezer Stones as a regularly practice in the art of worship via our creativity.

Want to join in on The Stone Collective? Create your own Stone and link up to


 LIVE IT OUT! Blog. #TheStoneCollective
 
Cherie here...... with a thought about the new upcoming studio.  Yes!  My own brick and mortar teaching studio!  It all still seems a bit euphoric.  I will be getting the key in just 4 days and I'm currently just day by day doing the business it takes.  One step in front of the other.  It's really such a peaceful place to be!  I know it is truly how God wants us to do life.  In the moment.  Today.  Not yesterday. Not tomorrow.
And yet, we must remember the good. What God has done and is doing from that remembered place.  My little studio, in my little home town where I remember growing up..... and the little shops that I visited on the square.  Now one will be mine! I remember my cousin Vickie and I riding the city transit for 15 cents and feeling safe. We would spend most of our time looking long and delighting in the inspiration the Betty Jean shop had to offer.  We would buy these little flowers and maybe a few pieces of candy from this locally owned gift store. 
And now, Some little flowers just like those my cousin and I swooned over, will be in my studio space very near where the Betty Jean shop has been long gone. Where I hope to inspire other women to seek beauty, know their worth and live life freely in the moment. Even those difficult ones. Fully alive, Fully creative!  
I can only wonder, hope and Pray~ if someday one of the people who come to paint will remember and know God was there.......... in the process and helping them to get where their hearts had arrived safely also.  From the Little Paint Studio on Bloomington's town square where they stayed long and delighted in the inspiration that they saw in Studio Cherie.  

Monday, March 31, 2014


The Stone Collective is a community making much of Jesus as we create art, photography, prose, poems or music that commemorate the wonderful things God does in our life.

Based on the passage in 1 Samuel 7:12-14, each month we will collect Ebenezer Stones as a regularly practice in the art of worship via our creativity.

Want to join in on The Stone Collective? Create your own Stone and link up to

 LIVE IT OUT! Blog. #TheStoneCollective

 
For me, Cherie Wilson~ this month happened to bring the reminder that God gives us the desires of our heart.  He put them there and he knows us intimately and as we follow to discover that treasure that enlivens us,  He.Is.There.  Delighting in us!
Check out the photos below.......
My dear dog loving, kennel owner friend Lisa Huntley, commissioned me to create something for her. With Intuitive painting, this can be an exciting challenge, since you never what you will get!  I had pulled the above picture from an ad some time ago. Before Lisa inquired.  But I liked it.....  it was a beautiful dog and I decided to use this pups colors in the intuitive process to get me going.
 
After a bit, little Nala started to show up.  It was a fun and lively process and came easier than some intuitive pieces do............
and would you believe (here is where the story gets good) that when I texted Lisa a picture of the progression, She had just rescued a sweet Doggie this same breed? The one in my inspiration piece!!  Her name is Nala. She is much more cr√®me than gray so I was able to add the color that I knew was missing. Intuitively that is!
Here is Nala.......
She's such a sweetie!  If you are in the area, she is ready for her new home soon!

Lisa and I were reminded that God see's the need of every person, and every creature and He humbly uses all of us thru the desires of our heart. Desires that he already placed there when he created us, to use for His good in the world.
Collectively. Corporately.  Lisa's heart and my Art. This is a stone I will always remember. God Bless!
Psalms 37:4  "Delight yourselves in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart."
Zephaniah 3:17 "The Lord your God is with you. He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, and will rejoice over you with singing."

I hope to participate in the Stone Collective every month.  Want to join us?  Stop by Sarah’s blog here for more information.
 
 
   
  
 
 

Friday, February 28, 2014


 
The Stone Collective is a community making much of Jesus as we create art, photography, prose, poems or music that commemorate the wonderful things God does in our life.
 
Based on the passage in 1 Samuel 7:12-14, each month we will collect Ebenezer Stones as a regularly practice in the art of worship via our creativity.
 
Want to join in on The Stone Collective? Create your own Stone and link up to
 LIVE IT OUT! Blog. #TheStoneCollective
 

It's Cherie here........... Posting for the Stone Collective! I love Art Journaling~  Heart Art I call it. My friend Dr Susan Pauly and I are teaching it at  the local Crisis Pregnancy Center today. That word Crisis,  stands out to me.  How many times have I been in CRISIS? More importantly how many times have I been SAVED, HEALED, DELIVERED and more from CRISIS?!
When I was asked to be a part of Sarah"s Stone Collective (link above) I knew that Remembering would be good.  So I will be sharing, along with many other talented ladies,  Remembrance stones near the end of each month and I hope you will be inspired to remember as well.  If you are in Crisis right now, HE IS ABLE. I hope you enjoy this first Art Heart page below. I recently made this layered book cover, and pondered Habakkuk 3:19.  It's scribbled on a page and posted to my Studio door.  He makes me strong! He showed me art.......... and he is making me stronger ever increasingly. Even if I don't feel it today. Even if I am in Crisis. He is constantly making the path before me straightened.  As I go, I am strengthened! You too, friends!  

   

 



 
 

 

 

Friday, January 17, 2014

Announcing new painting classes

Explore Intuitive Paint Classes
February 2014
3 to choose from.....and
No experience is necessary!
All supplies included and Paint classes are held at my in-home studio
located in Bloomington, Indiana.
I offer Artist quality paints in all classes.
Yes, snacks provided. Always!
Dates, times, and descriptions below
Please email me to sign up or inquire at cariani1@bluemarble.net
Take 2 classes in 2014, I'm offering the third for half price. 
 
                                        

 

 

Purely Intuitive Painting
 We will simply dig in to a generous canvas
as I direct you in playful mark- making with Acrylic paint. 
We will add color, layer upon layer in the colors you choose.
This very organic process with little expectation but a lot of exploration.
Often, an image will emerge (see images above)and with this discovery we will discuss how to define this with additional paint & additional technique.
I've found this to be a very joyful and therapeutic process and can't wait to share it! 
Cost is $100.
This is a Four hour class.
Saturday February 8th  12-4:00pm
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Bird and Branch
 We will create this fun project on a wooden panel from a bird image you bring to class, or one (of plenty) I have on hand.
After I help you (if you need it) with a simple bird outline, we'll paint it with fluid acrylic paint.   
Next, I will introduce you to various mediums
and we will build some really interesting layered and textured backgrounds, and then the bird itself. 
Your darling bird will be unique to you , and many times, whimsical!
( As the pink bird painting shown above, along with the other two images which are  works in progress)

Cost is $75.
This is a 3 hour class.
Thursday, February 13th from 11 to 2:00
and
Saturday, February 22nd from 12 to 3:00
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Well Hello Dolly!
 
First, Choose your own background papers from my hefty stash of new and vintage finds,
and next, we will adhere it to a flat wooden surface and give it a bit of a whitewash.
You will learn a fun technique using acrylic paints to build a sweet little face 
that I think will inspire you to make more!
Each face is unique and a bit whimsical, and I 've never met a face I didn't like!
Of course we will give her a cute outfit and arms too if we must.
Cost is $75.
This is a 3 hour class.
Thursday February 6th, from 11 to 2:00
and
Saturday March 1st, from 12 to 3:00