Original charcoal big drawings

Some days I just want to go to my studio table and work with my simplest materials, charcoal, watercolor and white paint. Simplicity gives me a sense of space and really smooth my mind while I move my pencil through the page and breath deeply, I allow myself to enjoy the moment of creation.
It feels so good :)

My kids are on vacations, so I will slow down and enjoy their presence in the house and have fun ;)

Next week you can count with one more blog post, showing my new fairy calendar for 2016 and today I will announce the winner for the spot on the Enchanted class yehheiiii!!!!

Wishing you a wonderful day


P.s- All of these big drawings are available here


Giveaway -1 spot in the Enchanted mixed media characters with Susana and Mindy


Dear friends, it´s time for a giveaway!!!!

1 spots on the 
 mixed media characters 
Susana and Mindy
 online class.

More info about the class here

The winner of this spot is "Art by Leonie"

Congratulations dear, I am really happy for you :)

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO, to participate?

Comment on this post, ex. telling why you would like to take this class. 

You can have Extra entries if you: 
sign up my newsletter (left corner on this blog) 
- share the link on facebook and why would be great to join this class
share on pinterest
- Share it on instagram

Please let me know which ones you have done.

*** if you already sign up for this class you can participate has well :) if you win I will refund the coast of the class.
The winner will be announced on Friday - December 18

Wishing you the best of luck!!!!



God and creativity

Home - painting

I am feeling different when I paint and in some way, the result of the paintings, are different as well.
I am in a time that I want to partnership with the Source, that I know is always available for me, so I ask to be guided on my creative process. I ask for inspiration and that I can allow to paint with the essence of what I really am.

When I start painting, I never know what I am going to do, I just start and allow things to come to me.
I really love not to know, I love the surprise and bealiving I am painting what is needed to be painted.

It's a ride to my inner world and my paintbrush and paints do the magic. I just have to listen, to let go and to allow. 
I think the creative process is a life instrument, that help us to trust more, to listen more, to be what you need to be, more. You and the source, God , divine wisdom together in a creative moment, what a joy!

Painting is powerful tool, helping me along the way to express what sometimes any words can say, just feel. To be able to express these feeling in some way, is like doing a metamorphosis, to transform and deal with your issues, fears, wishes and dreams. So powerful, that a quality creative time, always shifts my energy in a positive way and helps to manifest the best in me.

May source the source be with you ;)



Registrations opened !!!! Enchanted - mixed media characters online class

Join Mindy Lacefield and Susana Tavares for an exploration into all kinds of Mixed Media Characters! We will have fun creating and being inspired by fables, movies, books, cartoons, and rides. Get ready because Mindy and I have given you a heaping plate full of inspiration and heartwarming love into each of our characters. We each bring out own style to the characters and cherish the nostalgia of why we are drawn into this magical, enchanted space!
Details about the class and format:
  • Class begins January 1st, 2016
  • Registration $99
  • lifetime access to the classroom (so that you can work at your own pace)
  • there will be a Facebook group

(click on the button and join the fun)

Mindy will create:
  • Cinderella (based on the new live-action movie)
  • Alice in wonderland
  • Princess Tiana (the frog princess)
  • Haunted Mansion girl
  • Jellyfish girl (girl inspired from the Pixar parade at Disney's California Adventure park)
  • Corpse Bride
  • Candlehead (from Wreck it Ralph - bonus project)

Susana will create:
  • Agnes from Despicable Me
  • Tinkerbell
  • Little Mermaid
  • Merida - from Brave
  • Once upon a winter time - (storybook)
  • Snow White

We have 2 guest artists: 
She will be creating a beautiful project inspired by Rapunzel.


Mystele Kirkeeng is also on board as a guest artist! 
Just so stunning....Evil Queen!


Registrations are open!!!!

(click on the button to join the fun)


Nymph - Mixed media Portrait

What can I tell you, beside the immense pleasure that I felt, creating this painting. It was created during the night when the house was quiet and I was able to listen and to feel more. It´s a Nymph!
I hope you like it as much as I do :)


It can be yours here.

Thanks for stopping by.


How to draw an Angel


Today I am sharing with you how can you draw a sweet Angel, use the sheet below to guide you. Wishing you a happy drawing!


Print this sheet - right click, save image as..., then go to your images and print on a A4 size 

Some ideas:

- draw your angel and paint it with markers on your journal ( give yourself quality creative time)
- draw your angel on a canvas and paint it with acrylic paints ( it can even make a beautiful gift)
- make sweet gift tags or postcards for your Christmas gifts

Enjoy and have fun creating with Angels 
( you can even call your guiding Angels to create with you)
Just saying ;)

Susana Tavares 


Frida Kahlo original watercolor painting


Yesterday I was making a custom Frida Kahlo in my studio and I thought, "why not making this watercolor Fridas available for everyone!" 
So I have created a listing in my shop where you can order your watecolor Frida and cherry on the top of the cake, you can choose the colors you love, and I will make a Frida in Watercolor specially for you :)

I love so much her sweet face and flowers in her head.... Now imagine in your favorite colors ;)


This how she will be packaged, with a stiff cardboard back, a protective sleeve and a banner, with a hand write, Frida quote.
I hope you enoy it as much as I do!!!!!



Christmas shop update!!!!


I have been working a lot on Christmas news for you and I want to tell you, that they are in my shop, available. I have retreat myself last week making angel dolls, ornaments and sweet decorations for this Holiday season. I have make it earlier this year because as you know I am in Portugal and I want to make sure every thing is shipped and arrives on time to your home :)

Today I am not posting everything, because it was a very long post, I will be posting during the next days everything that I have created.

So check out the Joy art dolls or Angels of joy




The joy art dolls are made with a combination of vintage and new materials, all of them are original hand made pieces. 
I have included a push pin in each doll so you can personalize it with a picture, a quote, a message, your kids drawings... you choose ;)


You will receive your Angel in a beautiful glitter box :)

All of the available dolls are available on my christmas section in my Etsy shop

Wishing you a great weekend!



Christmas is so soon

Working in my studio to prepare christmas beauty's for you. I am having a great time, creating and listening some jazz, surrounded by fabrics, paint, wood elements, feathers, glitter, ribbons, vintage paper.... You can imagine ;)

If you want to be the first to know about all this news, please subscribe my newsletter on the top left corner of this blog.

Wishing you a great weekend


Art quotes + winners of the HeArt coloring books

Today 2 paintings inspired be words, words that resonates with my soul. These pieces have real dimension with details in 3 D. Check it out.

"In my soul , I am still that small child who did not are about anything else but the beautiful colors of a rainbow" Papiah Gosh

"Give goodness to the day and before you know it, the day will be giving goodness to you." 
Terry Guillemets

And because, I love to put new art available in my shop, you can find this pieces there ;)

The winners of a HeArt colorbook are .....apinkdreamer , Theresa Merkling and Michelr Heitz congratulations girls!!!!! Please send me your email so you can win your prizes. 

Wishing you a wonderful day full of blessings.



"Aprende a fazer um workshop online" workshop presencial em Lisboa

Tens uma ideia que gostarias de transformar num workshop online e não sabes por onde começar?
Gostas de ensinar e partilhar as tuas paixões com o mundo?
Queres aumentar o teu flow financeiro?

Os workshops online, são uma forma eficaz e divertida, de poderes contribuir e ajudar outros com aquilo que tu sabes e ainda conectar com pessoas com os mesmos interesses e cereja no topo do bolo, fazer €uros extra ;)  Se tens uma ideia e gostas de ensinar, este curso é para ti!

Nesta classe presencial, vou partilhar contigo a minha experiência de mais de 10 anos como artista plástica a criar produtos e workshops e dar-te as dicas todas para pensares, editares e montares o teu único e fantástico workshop. 

Vem daí e vamos fazer as coisa acontecer!

Objectivos deste curso:

- Organização de ideias
- Planeamento de conteúdos
- Utilização de equipamento
- Planos de filmagem
- Edição de video
- Criação de templates 
- Ideias criativas para melhorar o teu workshop
- Exploração de varias plataformas para montares a tua classe
- Marketing e Ideias de promoção 

Esta aventura vai começar no dia 4 de Novembro das 19-21h
Termina a 16 de Dezembro
16h de formação (8 semanas, todas as Quartas-feiras)
No meu atelier na Av. 5 de Outubro n.º 21 - 4 Esq., 1050-047 Lisboa

Investimento: 150€

Inscrições limitadas ou limitadíssimas ;)

Se estás interessado envia-me um e-mail para mais informações.


Win a colorbook issue! - giveaway

 I was just published in heART Journal Magazine's first Colorbook Issue!
25 different Artists have collaborated to make 40 beautiful Colorbook pages for you!

More great newsI have three issues to share with you lovely readers. 
So please comment on this post to get a chance to be one of the lucky winners ;)

This Colorbook issue is available on iTunes https://bit.ly/heARTMag,Google Play  http://bit.ly/Heartjournal
or heART Journal Magazine's cart for a pdf version 
 For help with accessing the Colorbook please email heartjournalmag@gmail.com



Autumn mini class

Autumn is my favorite time of the year, in this time I really feel more creative, more playful, more crafty. So I knew we have to create something together!!!!!

If you like to be creative, draw, paint and explore several materials and techniques, I am offering an Autumn Mini Class-  "Love Autumn days!"

What you will get from this class:

- We will start by making a simple Autumn journal page
- Make a portrait - we will make an Autumn sweet girl and explore mixed media techniques : draw faces, painting, texture, collage, stamp, making a sweet animal and natural elements (the one one the picture).
- I will provide inspiration and you will have some sheets to print
- video time: more or less 1h 30 ( 5 part video portrait + 1 journaling video)

This will be a self-thought class, in English only.

Are you ready to play with me, in some rainy cozy days, this Autumn?

Mini price - $22

I hope you join me :)


Around here lately

Around here lately, I have been working with different projects at the same time, while my husband in this last month comes and goes with lots of traveling, I have to be for the kids, house and more. It's not always easy, but my inner voice always tells me to not worry and do the best I can. And that´s what I have been trying to do, the best I can ;)

Some people asked me about the paintings with wood frames, so I have painted this one on the weekend . "Counting stars" is the name of the painting, I hope you like it.

Closer on the next picture.

If you are interested, is already available in my shop.



This painting was my project to Flourish 101 on UThrive so if you want to join this online class with me and more wonderful artists, you are welcome :) Know more about this class here


If you like you can get this painting here.

Some new online classes will born really soon, so I am filming  and preparing ideas to inspire you ;)

Helping as well, my sisters project "Ritinha" ( little Rita) love. Light. Joy.  This is a project in a baby stage, to grow spiritual awareness of children, in portuguese. I am developing some characters for her stories and musics. Really adorable and fun :)

I leave you sending love and light to you.