Summer Solstice Sale

Hello dear ones!

I hope life has been treating you well! We have been busy over here in my little home, celebrating birthdays and Father’s Day and TODAY is our 13th wedding anniversary! Woo! The longest and (most memorable day) of my life – so fitting for the Summer Solstice right?

To kick Summer off right we are having a 48 HR SALE on some of our best online ART workshops! Including my most recent class, Sacred Landscape which has been a huge success!

Are you ready to fill your long, light filled days with creativity?!

Enter Discount Code: SUMMER30 at check out!

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If you didn’t get a chance to take these workshops before, now is the time to scoop them up for an additional 30% off! Remember they are all self-paced, with life-time access and downloadable videos – so you can enjoy them on your own schedule. :)

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Happy Summer Creating! I’ll look forward to seeing you in class!

xo,

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Ask Ivy – Composition & Style

Hi there lovely people,

Well…I know I usually post my “Ask Ivy” videos on Wednesday but I didn’t want to detract from launching my sweet friend’s new online workshop! So – I am here today to answer some more of your questions.

I hope this addressed some of your own concerns or inquiries! I love doing this so feel free to shoot me a question.

Also, here is a link to my NEW Resource Library where you can download those composition sheets I mention in the video. Very handy indeed! Plus, you can check out some of my fav You Tube videos, supplies, book and more! Enjoy this special library where I will be adding new useful info regularly!

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Have a fabulous weekend!

xo,

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A NEW Mixed Media Workshop

Hello there friends!

I bring you exciting news this morning! Today, registration for a brand NEW class opens! This one is very special because beloved artist and teacher, Jeanne-Marie Webb is going to be your guide!

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Here are some examples of her beautiful work…such grace, and feminine beauty!

Many of these beautiful portraits are done on tiny tea bags. A feat in itself! Look at this amazing collection below!

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Watch as Jeanne-Marie creates on these precious substrates…

Come join us and expand your creative practice with knowledge of portrait painting, mixed media and using the delicate and beautiful tea bag as delightful new supply!

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Art to Adore – Dan McCaw

Hello! I hope this post finds you well!

I know its been a little while since I’ve shared some yummy Art to Adore but I’m here to make up for it with a delicious sampling of work from the incredibly talented and insightful Dan McCaw.

He’s kinda my new artist crush. Shh…don’t tell anyone. lol. ;)

I even tracked down his out of print book and forked over for a small fortune for it. (Worth every penny.) His words take me back to studying in art school and has brought to the forefront, knowledge and training that I had stashed away and even rebelled from. He makes me feel like a hungry student again – a feeling I yearn for.

Ok…I’ll stop gushing.

First, here is a video interview that reveals what an inspiring mind this man possesses. Enjoy..

 

And here are some of my favorite paintings by Dan…

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Aren’t they just beautiful? So poetic in the way he suggests certain elements but leaves out others. I think there is such a beauty in allowing the viewer to fill in the blanks…it leaves room for interpretation. An openness to emotion and deep meaning. What do you think?

You can see more of his work on my shrine… ah…I mean my Pinterest board dedicated to him. ;)

I hope you enjoyed.

xo,

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*All images by Dan McCaw

 

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Ask Ivy – the Inner Critic & Life Balance

Hi there readers,

How’s life been treating you? We are still recovering from the long weekend and are headed into a heat wave here in Portland! Yikes!

I have managed to stay cool in the studio and just finished shooting my next “Ask Ivy” episode. In this one, I answer a couple of questions about the inner-critic and finding (or not finding) balance in my life ;) …check it out…

So here are a couple of books I would like to recommend on these topics that are sitting next to my bed…

Love this guy’s whole belief that we are not actually after balance but rather satisfaction! I like that he de-mystifies the life-work balance concept…especially since it eludes me! lol!

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And this one just arrived on my doorstep. It is pretty, inviting and full of wonderful ideas, inspiration and creative ways that we can work with our inner critic…

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I’ll be sharing some Art to Adore tomorrow from one of my favorite artists!

Hope you have a beautiful Wednesday!

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Memorial Weekend Sale

Hello there! Happy Friday!

I hope your week went well! Mine was a bit of a whirlwind so I’m plenty ready for the long holiday weekend.

To kick it off, we are doing a Memorial Weekend Sale of select classes!

Enter Discount Code: CREATE30 at check out!

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If you didn’t get a chance to take these workshops before, now is the time to scoop them up for an additional 30% off! Remember they are all self-paced, with life-time access and downloadable videos – so you can enjoy them on your own schedule. :)

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Have a fantastic weekend!

xo,

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