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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

“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and caldron bubble.” - from Shakespeare's Macbeth

This has been my absolute favorite class to date to create. I love being able to take movie inspiration and clipart/photo references and put them together into something magical, creepy, and cute! We will take inspiration from Tim Burton, Disney Halloween, and Quay brothers and stir them in our cauldron to create our own girls and pour them into our journal. This is a safe place to experiment and cook up some lively little creepies!

It is my favorite time of year and I spend half off the summer dreaming and planning for Halloween adventures in art. We are going to be working in our journals, midori style using lots of fun techniques I've never done before. We will be incorporating watercolor ground on some of the pages. We will also be creating a Jack and Sally ornament for your Halloween tree. Here is some homework for you to do before class lots of Tim Burton movies and The Quay brothers.

Registration: $79 starts September 17th

3 month payment plan: $28.25 per month for 3 months

11 total lessons with over 6 hours of video content


  1. Journal cover
  2. pumpkins page
  3. Jack and Sally ornament
  4. halloween things
  5. creepy clown girl
  6. bunny balloon
  7. vampire girl cut-out (bookmark)
  8. puppet girl
  9. bonus: ghost host
  10. Creepy forest girl
  11. pumpkin stamps video

We will be sharing via an instagram hashtag. (sorry no FB group for this class)


quin nickel azo gold

Van dyke brown


americana - sweet mint

liquitex fluorescent red

titanium white paint

various craft paint colors that you love and/or Tim Holtz distress paints

Daniel Smith watercolors: (this is my palette. I use Zosite, Hematite burnt scarlet genuine, Terre ercolano, sepia, Aussie red gold, moon glow, duo cactus flower, under sea green, sleeping beauty genuine are my favorites)

Dina Wakley brushes

Prima square brush(for painting stripes)

Stabilo graphite Pencil pack of 12 or single

colored pencils  

Pitt pen XS

markers- optional

neocolor ii's

krylon spray varnish (to finish and seal paintings)

detail brush

plastic ornament:

sharpie white paint pen

Jane Davenport -blank butterfly journal

Daniel Smith watercolor ground - white

Tracing paper - optional (we will be working out composition with this)

niji small water brush

white china marker- optional

a few colored pencils: red, purple, green

ribbon or decorative string for your ornament and to hang your bookmark painting in your journal

mod podge or some kind of glue

small scissors

inspiration photos online. begin googling for inspiration.