If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales.
If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.  – Albert Einstein

The making of the painting "WHERE FAIRY TALES COME ALIVE".  (Click arrow).


"This is what my camera took!"

This video is an inside peek of how four children learned to model for artists Carol Arnold (mother), Andrea Scheidler and myself.  During one break from painting, I spontaneously picked up my camera when these young ladies wanted to share their choreography to the music "One Direction".   
"The incredible part in painting these children from life was to keep their imagination going while I painted—and just as important, during the breaks.  These young ladies worked hard for us and because we created this painting together, we kept the magic going. This brings fun and wonder to the process and the painting.  Each painting session and break are brand new...and into the unknown we go!"        


"WHERE FAIRY TALES COME ALIVE"   sold    16" x 20"   oil 

Without imagination, my art does not go anywhere; it remains simply factual and competent.  With imagination my knowledge takes flight and gives deep meaning both to what I know and what is in the realm of possibilities.   Imagination, creativity, inspiration, awareness, ideas and vision should always be our guardian angels.  These are the tools to say what is in our hearts. -- Nancy Guzik

For more inspiration visit:     www.NancyGuzik.com   &   www.WestWindFineArt.com



Artists Andrea Scheidler and Carol Arnold (back row) joined me in this adventure.  Our models, Carol's children;  Grace, Sarah, Rachel and friend Paige along with our furry friend Homer.

Here we are in the planning part of the painting. These young ladies are creating with us. Picking clothes and the poses are a very important part to creating a compelling painting. 

We intentionally made the painting experience, (including the breaks) memorable and important to them.  Then, the magic of capturing the whole enchanting experience  (including the spilt milk or a needed bandaid) enters the painting.