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Mindy Lacefield

Hi! My name is Mindy and I am inspired and paint from the nostalgia of my childhood. Channeling my inner 8 year old. Painting my dreams into reality. I teach. I learn. I play. I make mistakes. I celebrate those mistakes because they become happy, magical moments from the Divine.

Questions? Comments? Email me!

About this course

Join me as we journey into watercolor. I have always wanted to LOVE watercolor but I just couldn't get comfortable with the medium. I decided in December 2016 to spend every day doing something in watercolor even if it was just a small paint sketch. Well, it was just what I needed! I began to fall in LOVE with watercolor. I knew that I must not study the "correct" ways of using watercolor but to explore and find out what this medium is all about on my own. (and to use it in a way that speaks to my creative process).

We will be creating our own watercolor journal to explore this beautiful medium. We will let go and work intuitively and in a simplified "non-intimidating" way. I want to bring watercolor you they way I've brought other mediums.... so that it is accessible. so that you don't have to spend 10 years learning something and following all the "rules". Let's just jump in and have fun. If you are looking for a class that is the "collegiate" classroom style watercolor that follows all the fussy rules, then this may not be for you. I don't like fussy....and I don't like if you are ready let's forge ahead into play, fun, and letting loose with watercolor!

The class will be set up this way:

Tentative supply list: (some things may be added later)

For making your journal:


bone folder

wax thread

binding needle -(this one is the blunt that i like) You can also find regular bookbinding needles on etsy.

140 lb hot press paper 22x30

small 1.25" bulldog clips (for holding your journal open) - grab about 4


You could also just purchase a watercolor journal. I like the strathmore 400 series

watercolors - any sets are fine but I'll be using Prima palettes:

pastel dreams, decadent pies, and the basic set

prima metallic accent palette

waterbrush: prima (wide), Niji small tip

caran d'ache - neocolor ii's set of 10 or 15 will be great

spray bottle - for wetting watercolors

stabilo graphite pencil

sharpie water-based white paint pen - fine point and extra fine point


Do I need to be a member of the FB group?

You don't have to be, but it's a wonderful place to connect and share your work in a safe, private environment.

Can I get a refund after the I sign up? Due to the nature of my online class content, I'm sorry to say that there are no refunds once you sign up. With all my classes, you have lifetime access so you can jump back on board at any time.

Can I share the login information with my friends? I'd please ask that you do NOT share this login information with anyone. 

Do I need to get all the supplies on the supply list? I always say, use what you have on hand. You do NOT have to get all the supplies. I just like to give you a list of what I'll be using so that you'll know the exact supplies...but feel free to deviate and experiment.