4:30…Cottontail and TAPAS Time!

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Hi! I’m, Vicki Ross and I help people learn and Grow as artists so they can fill their empty time with peace.
I want to talk to you today my TAPAS approach to filling your empty time!
I was talking to a friend the other day who just retired. She’s perfectly content…except…got teary when she described the feeling that for 50 years she has been “needed” in her career. Now that feeling has to be filled with something. She axully got lint in her eye. 

Not a crisis, but definitely a cliff of sorts.
Another is SO curious about learning to paint, but is convinced she never got the crayon lessons in grade school. NOW, that is a challenge…I’d rather start with a blank slate than with someone who has preconceived notions from all over the place! 

At the end of this training I’m going to invite you to sign up for a FREE copy of "The Axully Art Roadmap" so you can learn even more about my proven path to Art & Peace. I’ll give you more details later, but for now, let’s get started!
There are two main issues I hear over and over. The first: "I don't have any talent"; the second: “My knitting habit is gonna break the bank in my retirement…$65 of specialty yarn and an entire bin of finished socks.” 

Each was somewhat content with how they spent their retirement, but were curious about  something different…like learning to paint. .

I’ve designed a method of teaching that is so easy to grasp…A direct roadmap to being an intermediate painter.

Some mistakes are easy to avoid:

  • Mistake #1: Your “want-to” and your “going-to” are far apart. When you can figure out what feeling causes the distance, you can shorten it.
  • Mistake #2: Watching an entire season of “Friends” in one afternoon, is not exactly the most creative way to spend your time. Wanna know something fun? Painting will hold your interest a whole lot more than the TeeVee.
  • Mistake #3: Doing the same things every day makes your brain shrink. Really! Let’s get those brain cells humming again!
  • This is an easy way to describe my boiled down Atelier approach:


T: Tools:
As with most creative explorations, the tools are always essential. Stained glass makers have to have cutters and grinders and welders…no, soldering stuff. While these are a one-time purchase, what if you don’t like it?

Painting requires a few tubes of paint, a brush or two…you can even paint with a stick from your yard. Even make your own paint from dirt...kid you knot!

A: Assurance:
Assurance is something you can train your brain to have. I have several techniques to trigger a feeling of “I can do this” or “I’m going to distract my “can’t” voice for an hour.”

P: Practice
Remember learning to type? Bet you didn’t sit down that first class and do 100 words a minute, didja! It took WEEKS of Practice. Julia Child had to cut up hundreds of onions before she cold tackle a chicken.

A: Analyze:
If you know what you are looking for, you will see it and decide how to duplicate it. if you don’t know what you are looking at, you will stay lost…guessing at what to do.

S: Sight:
Seeing is something we take for granted. We “see” things everyday and assume we “know” what we are seeing. After I show you what you are “seeing” you will see in a different way.


II hope you know that every mistake I talk about is one I’ve made. Every simplification I talk about is one I took years to realize. I have also figured out a way to condense what I did in 15 years  to what I teach you to do in 30 days. If this sounds interesting, click the link and download your FREE copy of "Axully Art Roadmap". 

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