Bedazzling Artist at the Omni Grove Park Inn

Bedazzling Artist at the Omni Grove Park Inn

Last night I got to bedazzle hundreds of Verizon employees with gemstones for a corporate event at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville. Ordinarily I paint faces, but bedazzling faces was super fun and so fancy!

Here’s a photo of some of the Verizon employees showing off their bedazzled faces (and my gemstone studded face in the center).

Asheville Artist Bedazzles at Corporate Event

Asheville Artist Bedazzles at Corporate Event

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How to Paint Feathers Boho Painting Tutorial

How to Paint Feathers Boho Painting Tutorial

Learn how to paint feathers with Asheville Artist Sarah Jordan:

Here’s a list of painting supplies I used:

❤︎Grab a set of acrylic paint (red, blue, yellow, white and black) for under $20

❤︎ Paint brushes 

❤︎ Canson Mixed Media paper

❤︎Affordable canvas set

❤︎Become a co-creator, buy some art.

❤︎ Check out Chad’s music (used with his permission of course) ❤︎

In other news…

I found an amazing free app that helps raise money for your favorite animal charity. Best of all, you don’t have to ask people to donate to your cause, simply download the free resqwalk app, hit start, and go. It’s totally free too.

Chatterbox Abstract Acrylic Mushroom Painting

Last night I was painting on my acrylic abstract art that I made (abstract painting tutorial here). I started painting it sideways, then upside down, and then I realized I could turn the stem/trunks into the bottoms of mushrooms, and of course the polka dots lend themselves to mushrooms as well.

Chatterbox Abstract Mushroom Painting by Asheville Artist Sarah Jordan

Chatterbox Abstract Mushroom Painting by Asheville Artist Sarah Jordan

I call this mushroom painting “Chatterbox” because I find it fascinating that mushrooms can actually communicate with each other and other plants.

I was inspired by the polka dots on a monarch butterfly. I love the contrast of little white dots on a black wing or background. This painting started out as a very abstract painting  and I’ve combined it with feathers for a fun and whimsical bohemian look. I will eventually add some mushroom prints to my art shop.

 

In case I haven’t already said it 500 times, I’m creating my own Spirit Animal oracle deck, and this mushroom painting is going to be a part of it.

 

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Festival Face Gems by Asheville Face Painter Sarah Jordan

Festival Face Gems by Asheville Face Painter Sarah Jordan

This is Sarah, aka the Asheville Face Painter, and today I’m sharing my freehand festival face gems look.

I actually created this look while I was on the phone with my Mom 🙂 and I was going for ‘cat ears’ above my eyebrows and a lotus flower on my third eye area.

Festival Face Gems by Asheville Face Painter Sarah Jordan

Festival Face Gems by Asheville Face Painter Sarah Jordan

Why did I do this to my face? I’m super excited for next month’s Masquerade Ball at the Omni Grove Park Inn where I was hired to apply gemstones to people’s faces as part of their costumes.

What I love about these gems is that they really catch the sunlight (any light for that matter) and reflect it back at you. Check out this unedited photo:

face gems by Asheville Face Painter Sarah Jordan

face gems by Asheville Face Painter Sarah Jordan

Here I am in my dark, cave-like house…and the gems are still super bright.

Face Gems are super reflective, even in dark rooms

Face Gems are super reflective, even in dark rooms

I applied my face gems with this latex-free eyelash glue.

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Abstract Acrylic Painting Tutorial and Art Shop Update

Abstract Acrylic Painting Tutorial and Art Shop Update

Hey guys,

I finally filmed a painting tutorial!

Behold, the abstract acrylic painting tutorial video:

Not only will you learn to paint your own abstract art, but you’ll even get to hear my  voice in fast forward, which is a real treat! 🙂

Here is a handy list of art supplies I regularly use. FYI, these are affiliate links which means amazon gives me money if you decide to buy anything from this list. You don’t pay extra of course.

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Painting in the abstract style is super relaxing. It will put you right in the zone and make you feel totally relaxed and energized all at once. Psychologists call this the FLOW state.

By the way, you can totally tag me in any of your paintings you create with my tutorials on Instagram right here.

I’ve been busy face painting around Asheville and I still made time to add some really cute spirit animal tote bags to my Etsy shop.

I know crystals aren’t technically animals but this is one of my favorite bags so far. Let me know what you think…

Abstract painting tutorial and Crystal Tote bag by Asheville Artist Sarah Jordan

Crystal Tote bag by Asheville Artist Sarah Jordan

That’s all for now. TTFN. Ta ta for now 🙂

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Owl Spirit Animal Message and Stink Bug

Owl Spirit Animal Message and Stink Bug

Last week I heard owls hooting outside. Then I heard that my Aunt Kathy passed away. She was really fond of owls and collected them. I was taking photos of my owl painting here when I found out about her passing. I felt like it was her saying hello to me.

Owl Spirit Animal Art by Sarah Jordan

Owl Spirit Animal Art by Sarah Jordan

Owl Spirit Animal Message

As a spirit animal, owls use keen eyesight to hunt at night. The owl wants YOU to be on the lookout for signs and clues and synchronicity. The owl sends messages via visual images like dreams and in meditation.

Speaking of synchronicity, I’m working on creating my Uplifting Animals Oracle deck. I painted a Stink Bug and experienced Stink-chronicity! There was an actual stink bug next to my stink bug oracle card painting 🐞 the meaning: look for the gift in every situation, even ones that “stink”…

bug art by Asheville Artist Sarah Jordan

bug art by Asheville Artist Sarah Jordan

Here’s what the finished stink bug painting looks like:

stinkbug art by Sarah Jordan

stinkbug art by Sarah Jordan

So I just got home from my Aunt’s funeral in NJ…and even though I’ve been busy playing catch up, I’m booking face painting and glitter tattoo parties around Asheville out the wazoo. I’m so grateful!

Here’s what some of my face painting clients around Asheville said about hiring me:

“Sarah was a the highlight of my 4 year old’s birthday party! All the kids were so excited and she was extremely patient and sweet with the hyper crew!”- Brooke Seiden,  Asheville, NC

“Thank you for an amazing job yesterday Sarah!! Your work is incredible and all the kids loved you.” – Lindsay Smoak, Rocky Creek Baptist Church in Greenville, NC