This Membership has been Incredible!
I recently had the pleasure of joining and participating in Joy of Painting with Cathy! I have only been back in the art world for a year after a 30-year hiatus. I stumbled upon Cathy’s artwork on social media and was so inspired by her work and just knew I had to take a class (or 3)! This membership has been incredible! I’ve learned so many fun techniques, how to use supplies and tools, how neutrals can impact my art (I NEVER used them!) and so much more! Cathy has such a kind and fun spirit, she’s a wonderful teacher and has so much amazing content in her classes. Cathy is very accessible and answers questions in a very timely fashion. I’d like to add that I have grown so much as an artist during this class. My excitement and passion has evolved, my skills are improving daily and I’m having so much FUN!!! Follow Trina's art journey on Instagram @kms.artwork
I sold my first painting (ever)!
I came across mixed media art during the lockdown in 2020 and played around a bunch, but it never felt cohesive. I came across Cathy's Instagram page and fell in love with her work. And when I saw that she was doing mentoring classes in Joy of Painting, I signed right up. It's been very helpful to use her methods and put to use the techniques she's shown us, I even sold my first painting (ever) after only taking the classes for 4 months.
Your course has allowed me to trust my own vision and capabilities
It seems a silly thing, but sometimes striking out on your own, even with some experience under your belt, can be intimidating. Your course has allowed me to trust my own vision and capabilities. Also working alongside other creatives around the world and getting direct feedback from everyone has been invaluable. As we each bring our own visions to life this community has given me the courage and support to know that yes, I can do this too! You took a project that can at times feel overwhelming and made it light, approachable and the encouragement and beauty along the way only fed into my personal well of inspiration. And gosh darn it if you aren't the cutest when you teach, I chuckled along the way and more often than not I had a big smile on my face while I watched the video tutorials. 😘 Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you have shared.
Cathy Lights Up a Room with Her Joy and Positivity
Cathy's class was everything I hoped for and more. Not only was I able to create a 52 card oracle deck under her guidance and wisdom, but it was an absolute joy to do so. Cathy lights up the room with her joy and positivity. She is a cheerleader for each and every one of her students and makes learning all the ins and outs of creating a deck life changing. Seriously. I grew so much in this course and I am so grateful to know the wonderful human who is Cathy Nichols!
Reconnection with My Creative Spirit
Cathy I sincerely want to thank you so much for this class and how it has been such a huge shift in my life and my work - it’s been such a great challenge as an artist to think in a more collective body of work and language and even though I finished the deck I find myself still wanting to explore how to expand the ideas and push myself more - this is actually closer to the way I used to paint and create and explore in college and when I wasn’t doing art as my full income back in the day and I have missed this so much and it’s helped me realize I can paint “my” way and it can speak to people. I was getting so caught in the trap of painting what markets showed me would sell but this reconnection with my creative spirit has been the most rewarding experience I have had in such a long time. So thank you truly. Such a blessing.