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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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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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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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Birthday Sale

Hello everyone! My goodness this summer has been a whirlwind! I can’t believe I’m shopping for back to school supplies already.

Today, however, I got to do some fun shopping for me – since it’s my birthday! Woo! To further the festivities,  I thought i would be fun to put my all time favorite online class in the limelight with a fabulous SALE

SO much love went into the making of this class!

Check out this sweet preview video to get just a little taste of what you in store for!

For the next 4 days you can join this class for 30% off its regular price!

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I hope you will join me for this very special class!!

Off to an evening with my hubby for sushi! Yum.


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Come create with me in Italy!

Hello there creative friends!

Hope you are are all doing well! Summer has been lovely and busy for us in the Newport house. Our routine is speckled with kids camps, day trips and relaxing afternoons in the garden. In the midst of all this, I manage to find time to film my latest class and work on some paintings too!

The biggest excitement of the summer (for me) is that my latest international art retreat is now open for registration! I’m so honored and grateful that I’ve been asked to teach in beautiful Orvieto, Italy in September, 2017 by Adventures in Italy! The husband and wife team running this fantastic trip are Bill & Kristin Steiner and they are an absolute delight to work with!


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This artistic retreat will include life/figure drawing, portrait studies, encaustics, collage and mixed media painting! Along with all the yummy art we will be making, organized tours and cultural experiences are planned to create a well rounded and life changing adventure for all! Check out just how beautiful Orvieto is…

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To read all about it go here!

I would love to have you come to Italy with me!!

Have a beautiful rest of your week!



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