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STUDIO NEWS April 2020

Earlier this month I was pleased to learn that my online vendor was offering cloth facemasks printed with my artwork. What a fantastic way to brighten up an outing! You can order here - first choose the image desired (images are grouped by category/subject matter) then the item (facemask). And if you have made a special request for a particular image, I've not forgotten about you - I should get to them this week, and will send you an email when it's completed. Thanks so very much!
Studio News from April 2020
Things continue to run smoothly here at the Santini's. The girls are done with their online courses, as last week was final exams, so we have a bit of mad time before summer studies pick up again. We are making the most of the sunshine and the dogs are clocking lots of miles alongside us.

I've been working steadily on commissions (thank you so much to those of you who have reached out to start your projects!). I have a wonderful variety of projects on my calendar, including a triple rabbit portrait that falls in the style of The Talisman paintings. I am looking forth to delivering these paintings over the next couple months.

It's week 6 of #journalthroughit, the free (pay what you wish) online journaling class I've been teaching with Ardith Goodwin .

I'm posting content to my painting classroom on Patreon - it's turned into a wonderful space full of magic and imagination, where students see me ask questions and seek answers, sometimes at a whirlwind pace.

I'm also filming some online instruction that I can't WAIT to share with you. It's going to be special!!

And I've been studying myself with Stanka Kordic, Alyssa Monks and Anne Siems. Also reading quite a bit, journaling and meditating, and learning how to do oracle card readings (if you want to know more about these experiences and what my takeaways are, please check out Patreon, because it's all there!).

I am so grateful to the collectors, both old and new, who have purchased work during this time. Your support helps enormously given the impact of the pandemic on the arts industry and my studio in particular. If you have had your eye on a painting or wish to learn about the commission process, please reach out and let me know - a simple deposit will hold an original or get things started on something custom. I happily arrange for payment plans, too. I am currently shipping via Fed Ex ground direct to your door. Or, if you prefer, we can arrange for shipment to occur at some point down the road. 

Here are all the other ways you can see my artwork, should you need a little escape from reality:
And if you are wanting to start an art practice of your own, I encourage you to check out #journalthroughit for all ages content, no previous art experience needed. If you are looking for something a bit more advanced, my online painting classroom might be for you (it's $5/month!). And finally, I am also available for online mentoring and critiques - take this newfound time to invest in yourself and your own creative journey.

You are always welcome to let me know what you think. Feel free to respond to this newsletter, shoot me an email, comment on the blog or interact via Facebook or Instagram. Locals can join my journaling group that meets monthly (we are hopeful for May..... time will tell!). There's all sorts of ways for us to connect!

THANK YOU so much for making it this far, for reading all my wordy words, for buying my art or taking my classes or commenting and sharing things on social media. I am so grateful to share this journey with you.

Warmly, Kim


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