5 Day Autumn Sale

Hello everyone!

Autumn is my favorite season of the year! All around us the leaves are turning gorgeous colors and the wind has a little nip to it. We will be deep in winter before long!

The best way to beat the winter blues and fill your days with joy is to do ART, right? So to make sure you are all stocked up for the chilly months ahead we are having our annual 5 DAY long SALE! 



The brilliant part about our classes is that they are all self-paced, downloadable and you get lifetime access. So no worries if you don’t have time now – your classes will be waiting for you!

With the holidays just around the corner, our classes make the perfect gift for a friend or relative OR think about creating ART as gifts for those important people in your life. Nothing could be more special!

I’ll look forward to seeing you in class!



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NOW OPEN – Let’s Face It 2017

Hello lovely creatives,

I hope your weekend was beautiful and restorative.

I’m thrilled to announce that registration for Let’s Face It 2017 is now OPEN with a special early bird price too! This fantastic YEAR long online portrait class has an incredible line up of teachers and I’m honored to be one of them for a second year!




If you have always wanted to learn how to paint and draw faces or improve your current portrait skills this is the class for you.You will be gifted with new found confidence, expertise and inspiration. 


Last years class boasts more than 900 students internationally! So come join the Let’s Face It movement and enjoy this rich, supportive and vibrant community of creatives learning together.

I’ll look forward to seeing you in class!

Have a wonderful week.



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FREE Mixed Media & Encaustic Tutorial

Hi there beautiful creatives!

Yah it’s the weekend! Hope you have lovely things planned!

I have a special treat for you today – to celebrate my upcoming Italian Art Retreat, I’ve created this special, free tutorial video just for you!


This wonderful landscape was a delight to create! Luminous layers of wax with luscious oil paint and collage = bliss! Plus, with the Italian countryside as your muse – you can’t go wrong!



Here’s a little preview of the tutorial…

To get access to the FULL tutorial click the button below.



You are going to love exploring these mixed media & encaustic techniques! I can’t wait to see what you create!





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Winner – Let’s Face It 2017

Hello lovely readers,

I hope your week has been wonderful!

I wanted to announce today that the winner of the Let’s Face It 2017 Giveaway is Patti Calande! Congrats Patti! You will get FREE access to this powerful YEAR long online portrait class. The incredible line up of teachers is simply astounding. You will walk away with new found confidence, skill and inspiration for drawing and painting portraits and more! I hope you enjoy it.


Thank you to everyone who entered and left wonderful comments on the blog. Only 4 more days till Registration opens!


Much love and gratitude to you all.



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Let’s Face It 2017

I am so excited to announce that I am going to be a guest teacher in LET’S FACE IT 2017! In case you are unfamiliar with this course, it is a year-long, online, art class created and hosted by Kara Bullock, devoted to creating portraits! It is for any level: beginning, intermediate, and advanced. The 2017 Let’s Face It class has a BRAND NEW line up of amazing teachers, and FIVE new areas of focus, with some other exciting EXTRAS, too!

Click here to find out more about LET’S FACE IT.


This year, Kara is joined by 19, AMAZING, guest teachers! You will not believe this line up!


Together, we will be giving you 50 weeks of lessons that will continue to encourage and support you along your creative journey that you are on! Come and join us! Together we will connect, collaborate and create!

 I will be teaching you how to incorporate expressive hands and gestures into your portraits to truly add more story and depth to your work. Plus, I will share a special tip and mini lesson, too!

This course is not open for registration yet! However, you can read more about it and bookmark this page so that on October 10th, you can come back and register.

If you register by December 1st, you will get a discount on the price too! I am thrilled to be a part of this fantastic team of teachers and guess what else!? I get to give away one free spot in this course to one of you!!

To enter my give away leave a comment expressing why you want to learn more about portraiture!

I will announce the winner on October 6th!

In the mean time, click here and book mark this page so that you can come back on October 10th and sign up! I can’t wait to begin this journey with each of you!




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Instagram Crush – Phillippa Stanton

Hello my lovely readers!

I know it’s been a little while since I’ve shared some yummy art or photography to enjoy but I’m here to make up for it with a delicious sampling of work from the incredibly talented Instagram icon and Synesthetic Artist – Phillippa Stanton.Wondering what a Synesthetic Artist is? Here’s how it is described on her website:

“Being Synesthetic means that Philippa can see sound, taste and smell in shape, colour and texture, allowing her to create unique portraits of people’s voices, food and drink.”

So cool right? I can see this gift reflected in her photography for sure.

Her photography and short videos make my heart pitter patter and I often let out an audible sigh. Her gorgeous shots embody stunning color, interiors of her fairytale cottage (in Brighton, England of course), delightful styling and her adorable siamese kitty. Her images make you want to step inside her world and stay…forever.

You must watch the precious videos she creates. They are magical moments of stillness and beauty.

Like this one…

Ok…I’ll stop gushing. Just enjoy these and go visit her feed on Instagram.







{All images via Phillipa Stanton}

Aren’t they just beautiful? So poetic in the way she arranges each item, each petal and always a steaming cup of tea! She truly shows us how beauty exists all around us. In our belongings, our family table, out our window – we only need to take the time to see it.

Now, go take a minute for yourself. Breath in the beauty in your life. You deserve it.

I hope you enjoyed.

With love and gratitude,



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