Monday, December 31, 2012
This May, Memorial day weekend
-in Irvine I will be teaching 3 exciting classes at Create-sponsored by Cloth Paper Scissors-there are so many great offerings this year-RoAnn Mathias, JoAnne Sharpe, Chris Cozen, Ruth Rae and many more!Just a heads up-the site is now up!
Here is the link to the website to sign up-workshops sell quickly so be sure to check it out this week
I believe the first day to sign up is January 8th
The way this conference works is A La Carte-just choose the classes and dates you want!
Fascinating Fascinators!! Sunday Morning
Oh and will be vending and writing at the Artists faire on Friday night!
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
PAINT AND PLAY
A Casual Art Party and Trunk Show with Delicious Bites!
Friday, January 11, 2013 6-10 pm
Come party with us and unleash your inner artist at the studio home of lettering artist and author Lisa Engelbrecht! This is an affordable new kind of art entertainment where friends come together to paint, drink a little wine and discover their creativity in a fun-filled atmosphere. This is an upbeat creative class for everyone.
Not artistic? A little nervous? Don’t worry – I will teach you step-by-step how to create a unique work of art. It’s easy, fun, and totally stress free. A great girls night out-this is something for everyone. However, the fun is first. The art is secondary.
We will provide everything you need for the class including the canvas, paint, brushes, lettering and mixed media supplies.. you will create an amazing mixed media piece to take home. ( Plus we will be serving delicious hors d’oeurves ) Bring your own personal style, your favorite bottle of wine or other beverage, and we do the rest.
(As an added bonus there will be a trunk show of the Artist’s handmade artworks in her studio.)
The Price is $45 which includes all supplies, a bit of bubbly and delicious small bites! ( My daughter Kristin, an excellent cook will be our chef du jour!) Space is limited! so sign up now- you deserve it!
You can sign up today on my website www.lisaengelbrecht.com and click on the store tab.
Or you can send me a check to 6329 Mariquita, Long Beach, 90803-email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the timing of this you must fill your own spot if you need to cancel. Thanks for understanding!
Saturday, December 8, 2012
EASY GILDED INTIALS!
The Old manuscripts featured 20 Karat gold initials called Versals-they started the verses! You can easily reproduce these stunning shiny letters.
Now the hardest part-wait till it drys COMPLETELY CLEAR! During
the drying make sure nothing touches the glue-I always seem to forget and put another paper on top and that wrecks the surface! ( You can just reapply the adhesive if this happens)
The letters should look like this when finished drying
Now apply the gold leaf-I find La D’Ore at Michaels and art stores. It comes in many colors and variegated. It is super flimsy and light.
Using a soft cloth burnish the gold to a dull shine
Voila!! Gold initials ( Or silver or copper)
My son and I have put together a kit with all you need to make these initials right away! It includes a mini jar of Duo Adhesive, ( You can make many initials with this small jar!) 3 sheets of assorted gold leaf, 4 quarter sheets of black Artagain paper, an exemplar of my versals, Small brush, and a foam brush. It is $18 plus $4.95 shipping, please order through my website under the store tab-
Monday, December 3, 2012
Its the Holiday Blog Hop!
My girls and I at ArtSpark are havin a Holiday Tutorial blog hop!! I
will be up on Sunday with Easy Gilded letters-but tomorrow its the
amazing Lyric Kinard, Lyric starts us off with a beautifully delicate
snowflake pinwheel ornament!
Here is the link and here is the schedule for the entire week!
Dec 4 - Lyric Kinard, Snowflake Pinwheel Ornament www.lyrickinard.com/blog
Dec 5 Tracie Lyn Huskamp, Coming Soon! , http://thereddoor-studio.blogspot.com
Dec 6 Judy Perez, Speculatius-St. Nicolas cookies, http://judycoatesperez.gloderworks.net
Dec 7 Jill Berry, Mini Book Ornament,http://jillberrydesign.com/blog/
Dec 8 Traci Bunkers, Star Garland, http://www.tracibunkers.com/blog/
Dec 9 - Lisa Engelbrecht, Easy Gilded Letters for Cards www.lisaletters.blogspot.com
Friday, November 30, 2012
I can't say it enough-but I am still so surprised at the wonderful work that happens in my classes! I feel so honored to be able to watch artists work and just be there as a facilitator-I had the most wonderful experience at the BOW VALLEY CALLIGRAPHY GUILD in Calgary, Alberta for 4 wonderful days in November! I stayed with the talented Kerri Forster who was a wonderful host-despite an unfortunate incident. I taught Letterista Romans and Gothic and the great ladies and gentleman did inventive and grand work-here is just a small sample-you definitely owe it to yourself to check out the many pics on my flickr-( click on the link on the right) it is so inspiring!
Here are some samples from the next two day class that was Bali Lanterns-the theme was celebrating the everyday. I have to give a special shout out to my girls Anne Purdy, Kerri Forster and Thea Paul and everyone in my classes -...and whoa an art store inside the classroom!? Special thanks to Annette-thats her Autumn lantern up there-owner of Kensington Art Supply who saw to our every art need and there were many!!
So now home to recuperate and get ready for the new year adventures! A solo show in February! An Art party in January! Letters California Style! ( My class is full but there are still spaces in several awesome classes! go to www.socieyforcalligraphy.org for the flyer)
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
*Brush Lettering by Lisa Engelbrecht on Nov 10-11 2012*
We started off by introducing ourselves and getting to know each other.
The class was a mixed group, ranging from those with no introduction to
brush lettering to those who've taught calligraphy classes. We spent the
first morning getting comfortable with using a brush, being able to
movement while at the same time learning to let the strokes flow from
our hands freely. We practised simple (and not-so-simple) strokes
Nancy's Studio plaque!
repeatedly before getting started on the alphabet. Then, Lisa had us watch as she
demonstrated the lower-case letters one by one. We traced them using
graph paper and the handouts to get the hang of the letters and then
started trying to write them on our own. Lisa gave us thoughtful prompts
of words we could write once we were familiar with the alphabet. We did
the same thing for the upper-case letters after that. By the end of the
day, all of us felt more confident with our brushes and were also able
to try our some words with watercolors and glitters.
Lisa started the second day's session by showing us demos of writing
styles with various types of brushes and pens; it was fascinating. She
provided some supplies for us to try out different effects and we spent
the morning writing more words on black paper with acrylic paints. We
practised a pointed script with micro-tip pens and also did a brush
version of the same. After lunch, we learnt a curly script with a more
fluid style and a lot of curls and flairs - it was my personal favorite!
When we put up Lisa's demo font on the wall in front of us, I thought it
looked fabulous. She then asked us to create our own variation based on
what we've learnt and have fun finishing our favorite words; we made a
booklet out of these at the end of the day. We had also got our plaques
set up earlier in the morning with gesso, to write one inspirational
word on it. Lisa then showed us different ways to decorate the scripts
with gel pens, oil pastels or water colors. At the end of both days, we
spent some time walking around looking at everyone's creative work and
sharing our own - it was a great way to interact with everyone, share
techniques, learn from each other and feel connected.
Throughout the two days, everyone's good spirits and energy made the
place a wonderful environment to work in, full of laughter and
made the overall experience very memorable.
She is the best and I couldnt have described it better! Thanks to Rose Smutko and Linda and Allen West for providing me with everything I ever needed down to the morning Starbucks and tech help with my presentation! HOW LUCKY am I? Off now to Canada -then to Seattle to see the girls-November is cray cray for sure!! GO LOOK NOW at the pics from the weekend at my Flickr site-link on the right-right there!
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
I also got to meet up with the enigmatic and super fun Mike Eros who showed me round the downtown area
I've posted all the Houston photos on my Flickr site here! www.flickr.com/photos/25736261@N00/\
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
I'm finally getting around to blogging about my adventures! I must say I had the best of times when I taught at the Umpqua Valley Arts Association last weekend-I taught Watercolor Florals and Words and wow-the work produced was amazing-why am I still amazed at the incredible quality of work thats produced? I am so so lucky to be there when I see artists get that AHA! moment and gain confidence to take leaps of creativity! I drove down from Seattle where I visited my daughter and the Incredible Sarah. I was so lucky too to have Sarah take care of my hair at the Gary Manuel Salon-she is so talented a stylist-anyone in the Seattle area who needs a wonderful hair person she's the one for you! ( Email me or leave a comment for info on that!)
I stayed at Diana Brown's BEAUTIFUL House with her and her hubby Steve -the LA transplants live on a river with huge views of paradise only feet away from their back door. Diana is the ultimate hostess and so organized! You should see her studio! I have tons of pictures on the flickr account( at right) -you'll have to scroll back a bit for Oregon,-without Diana the class would not have happened and I am so grateful to her for all her hard work-I hope to return someday soon! ( Ive put up my local class first which I will be blogging about tomorrow!)
My dads funeral was yesterday at Riverside National Cemetery and I think he would be proud-he got a 21 gun salute and full military honors finally! Rest in Peace Capt. Engelbrecht-yours was not a perfect life and I think you did the best you could as a father that was at sea half the time
So my life has been as they say cray cray an I m hoping to get back to normal soon-whatever that could mean!
Thursday, September 6, 2012
KRISTIN AND I CELEBRATE OUR BIRTHDAYS AT BOLSA CHICA!
DONALD JACKSON WRITES AT THE GETTY!
TOO much to list-but highlights include-New Mexico/ Ghost Ranch trip. Reunion committee, Kristin and Lisas birthday at the beach!, My Niece Katherines beautiful wedding-aaaaand also Donald Jackson at the Getty writing on camera!! Tomorrow I'm off to Colorado to Fort Collins to teach at Scrap2It! I betcha you could still sign up if you're feeling super spontaneous! ( Teaching a one day Letterista Class) Next week to Seattle and Roseburg Oregon for Watercolor Flower Journal at the Umpqua Arts Center ( sorry this one IS sold out!) I hope to be better on blogging this month-so much happening!
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Hello! I know its been awhile-but cray cray summer is happening-getting ready to hit the road soon but I wanted to let you know about this cool deal. ( thats me in the corner....)
This is ripped from my friend Jenn Mason's blog-I am so happy to be included in this fundraiser-so I thought you might want to check it out!
The September/October issue of CLOTH PAPER SCISSORS which features our “We Made This” article is already arriving at reader’s homes. The article is filled with art donated by our 2012 contributing artists and CREATE Art Retreat Instructors (and there are even more pieces on line) to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
The Magazine is very excited to open our Etsy shop! We will officially open on August 28th for your art-shopping pleasure.Now in the NEW Cloth Paper Scissors!Besides the 41 lovely pieces of art, we will also have a very special collection of Cloth Paper Scissors Pretty In Pink Peerless Watercolors available for $10 a set.
If you’ve never been lucky enough to try these watercolors before, let me tell you about them. They were developed by Charles F. Nicholson in 1885 (aka they stand the test of time!). After a lot of research, he developed a color film, or paper leaflet (now called DrySheets)—essentially watercolor paint on paper. 122 years later, the process remains the same. And Chris Mode, only the 4th person to obtain the original formulas, has put together this fantastic set of pinks just for us. The pinks range from purplish pink and magenta to a deep reddish pink hue.
Again, the store officially opens on August 28th. If you stop by now, you’ll see a vacation sign, but you can leave your email so that you receive a message as soon as the store opens. Thanks for your support!