A great way to relieve stress...

A great way to relieve stress... - student project

I loved this class. I tend to be too strict for myself, even in painting, which is just a hobby. Yasmina more or less forces you to let go and paint from the heart. My inner critic tried to pop up but was silenced quickly. I worked fast and loose! In these stressful times, this class is just what you need. And I did learn a few useful things along the way. Yasmina is smart, friendly, and funny, and as such an awesome teacher. I'm an English teacher but also studying for my master's, and in these uncertain times with online lessons and such, my anxiety levels are often way too high. Yasmina has helped me calm down immensely. I'd love more of these kinds of classes! Thank you! A great way to relieve stress... - image 1 - student project

Studies in green and yellow. The leaf sprinkled with salt. The dots on the right one are my fingers :-) 

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Trying circles and lines. Payne's gray is one of my favorite colors. 

 

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Different shapes in the same color palette. The one with the lines brought me in 'the zone'! 

 

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Orange is my happy color. Orange and pink go well together! Marks on the left one with a wooden skewer. 

 

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One of the bigger pieces. Not sure if I like this or not. It's ... quite a lot to take in! 

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From the 'paint your feelings' part. I'm thinking of a funeral when I see this one. So much sadness in the world. Tiny spatters of yellow signify hope, I think. 

 

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Am I the only person on earth that does not like roses? They are so contrived :-) I like painting leaves though. 

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And some landscapes. The top right one represents the hills on Lago D'Idro in Italy, where I spent some summers as a kid. I used to think it was a sleeping giant. My mom and I used to watch the giant 'sleeping'. 

 

Thank you for watching :-) Now take this class!