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Posted by prairiefairy on May 18, 2017



First of all let me say I was so entertained by all of the comments about characters! I love how everyone really got into it. Thank you because it really inspired me for my lesson! Mwah!

Now without further ado as I am sure everyone is anxiously waiting......


Drumroll please and the winner of the free spot on my commenters list is.........




Don't forget registration went LIVE today and you can get more info and sign up click the link!


dont forget to use the coupon code


to get 20% off early bird pricing!


Posted by prairiefairy on May 16, 2017


Registration is now OPEN woooohooo! There is also early bird pricing so be sure to use the coupon code 

MAGIC2017 at checkout to get 20% off your registration! 

You don't want to miss out on this!

Here is a video teaser to entice your senses!



I am so proud to be a part of this group of amazing artists teaching this year!

If you are all in then go for it and 


On a side note, it is not the 17th yet here in Manitoba.... I am still taking comments till 12am central standard time. When I wake up in the morning I will put everything together for my two draws. One for a spot in EVER AFTER and one for my class FOUNDATION TO FINISH


Posted by prairiefairy on May 11, 2017

Ever After 2017 – Blog Hop & Give Away with Willowing


Guess what!!!!! It's Thursday and it is my day to host the hop!!!
I know... I already shared my exciting news but I gotta say I am still pinching myself! I still can't believe I am going to be teaching
on Ever After this year!
What better inspiration for art making than fairytales!!!!! I can't wait to share my lesson with you because I know you are gonna love it!

And even MORE exciting news is that I can give away 1 space on this magical new collaborative art course! Keep reading if you want to find out more about Ever After  and if you want to find out how you can win a spot! πŸ™‚

First let me tell you a bit more about Ever After in case you haven't heard about it yet!

β€œEver After” is a mixed media art & style development course with a fairytale theme hosted by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts. Tam is joined by 15 popular mixed media art teachers who will all share beautiful fairy-tale & myth inspired lessons with you AND they will also divulge all their hints and tips on how they developed their own style and how YOU TOO can find your own unique voice as an artist! πŸ™‚ Yay! You can find out all the details (and sign up with the Early Bird price) by clicking HERE.

My chosen fairy tale is LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD.

 My lesson will be inspired by this fairy tale and I have something fabulous planned for you! I've not fully developed my class idea yet, but I'm excited to be sharing my techniques for creating richly textured and dimensional art using texture mediums combined with transparent and opaque paints with you, much like you can see in these paintings:

These are close up shots to show an example of the texture we will be creating. Here are a few full images. 


Registration opens on May 17th 2017 and the class begins on July 1st 2017. 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! πŸ™‚ Keep this page bookmarked so that you can sign up the moment it goes on sale! πŸ™‚

How to enter the give-away

1. Share this give-away on Facebook or twitter or instagram and tag me using  @prairiefairy or @robertalaliberteartist #prairiefairystudios

2. Sign up to my newsletter CLICK HERE 

3. Leave a comment below and tell us if you could combine any two fairytale characters which would they be and what parts would you want the single super character to keep ?

PS, I am offering my own SECOND giveaway as well!

If you would be ever so kind as to follow me on instagram and/or facebook, I will enter your name into a second draw for a free spot in my Foundation to Finish self paced class!

I will announce the winners on May 17th

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


2nd May 2017 Tamara Laporte
3rd May 2017 Andrea Gomoll
4th May 2017 Danita Art
5th May 2017 Effy Wild
7th May 2017 Karine Bosse
8th May 2017 Katrina Koltes
9th May 2017 Marielle Stolp
10th May 2017 Micki Wilde
 MOI! 11th May 2017 Roberta Laliberte
12th May 2017 Sarah Trumpp
14th May 2017 Tiare Smith
15th May 2017 Toni Burt
16th May 2017 Ivy Newport
And here are all of the teachers for 2017
as well as a style development section by none other than

 Have fun hopping along the blog hop and best of luck winning a spot. 



Posted by prairiefairy on May 2, 2017

Ever After 2017-Blog Hop and giveaway-with Willowing-Tamara Laporte



I have some super exciting news!!!

I am going to be teaching on Ever After this year!

I mean seriously... fairytales + art = COUNT ME IN! And of course who wouldn't want to be working with the absolutely magical and divine Tamara Laporte from Willowing!  Follow the breadcrumb trail that leads to the witches oven... AKA the information page! 

Tamara is kicking Ever After 2017 off with a blog hop and you can win a spot so head over to the first stop on the hop is of course Tamara's blog! Check it out but do come back and visit me when its my turn to host your lovely eyes on the hop trail as I will have a couple of special treats here waiting for you, my very own tasty crumbs for you to enjoy. 





Posted by prairiefairy on March 21, 2017

Another digital painting with Icolorama app

This was, seriously, just a quick snap out the car window while we were driving by the river in Scanterbury MB. I do this all the time. I don't ask DH to slow down or anything. I just keep my camera open on my phone and when I see something coming I might like, I just aim and click, repeatedly. Some are so blurry I have to just delete them but its funny when I go back to look at them. It's like Christmas, 10 awful presents like the ugly Christmas sweaters and a thigh master, and then BAM... this brilliant and amazing shot, miraculously in focus and perfectly composed. The only downfall is I have to delete the doozies but its worth it.

Once I have a good shot I throw it into one of my favorite apps like enlight, icolorama, procreate and many more. Fool around with a few brushes and playing with the tone and voila. Some of the apps are so good you can actually edit full size photos, export them and send them off to be printed on a canvas. Oh yeah!

Gonna try it? You should.

Have fun!