Mindy Lacefield at Sugar & Spice

My second day of Sugar & Spice was spent with cutie patootie Mindy Lacefield.  When I first met her at the opening reception she seemed kind of quiet and shy which had surprised me.  I quickly found out that wasn’t true at all.  It was more of a stillness that was waiting for the opportunity to grace us with her humour, kindness and wit.

This day was all about bringing us back to our childhood.  We got to scribble with our left hands, draw pictures from when we were kids and just doodle without over thinking.  We also did a timed writing exercise which we pulled inspiration from.  It was a beautiful and gentle re-entry after having been torn down and exposed.  It was great to carry our truths over from the day before.

Ruthie being the attentive student.

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Check out that green paint.  Mindy working her magic…

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And making it seem all too easy (which it really isn’t).  That face!!  So adorable!

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I finally decided to crack open my new journal from Christmas.  Here is the beginnings of my first piece.  Our doodle page from the beginning of the class has been ripped apart and glued in.

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The number 12 was always my basket-ball number. (I found out over the weekend that Mindy played basket-ball as well :)

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I used to draw houses a lot as a kid so I had to incorporate those.

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 The circle was starting to look like a tree with the bird on it so I just added a trunk.  This is my finished piece.  I really enjoyed doing Mindy’s faces as it wasn’t supposed to look perfect.  I totally got into the groove and didn’t want to stop.

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My lovely roomie Ginger letting go, I think I even see some florescent pink on that palate of hers, haha!

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 Mindy and I, we bonded over our stories of woe, training our puppies.

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My Andrea, who was busting out the paintings all weekend, so speedy and they were gorgeous!!  I am trying to convince her to come teach at Beyoutiful Souls.

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This is my second piece from the day.  The center of my flowers are cut out from my doodle page and so was my cloud.  This will be my new job description “Facilitator of Bliss”.

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Here is one of Mindy’s gorgeous pieces.  Love the crazy hair, fox and the child like purity of it.

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I had such a great day.  Anna even let us stay a little late to keep painting.  Reliving this has made me want to get painting (and I am hoping to take Mindy’s new online class entitled “Magic Making“).  Too bad I currently have a house full of teenagers for Milah’s belated birthday party.  Wish me luck!!!

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  1. Coral says:

    Oh my gosh – love your paintings from Mindy’s class! They have Mindy’s style but you can still tell they are yours with the doodles & colours.

    There is something about doing classes, isn’t there? Your creativity feels refueled. And doing art with other people feels so good. You get inspired by your classmates, the energy in the room from every one – it just makes the day even better.

    Looks like you had an amazing time.

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