How was your weekend? Fabulous, I hope. I was busy with the usual family stuff but I have to admit it was hard to stay out of the studio! I’ve been making so much art lately and it seems the more I make the MORE I want to make! Creativity truly does build upon itself!
Speaking of creative, I’m so excited to let you know that I’ve been invited by the lovely Serena Berry to come teach on Bainbridge Island, WA. I’m over the moon!
This Mixed Media workshop is called “The Intuitive Muse” and it’s all about connecting with our inner creative guidance system and learning to trust our instincts when it comes to making our art! This promises to be a healing and nurturing event full of new discovery and exploration!
It’s going to be a truly special weekend! To read all about it head on over to Serena’s site. Registration is now OPEN (only 11 spots available).
How is everyone? I wanted to pop into today and let you know a couple of things! First off – Trina and I are so, so excited that we ONLY have ONE more spot left at ArtWorthy 2016!
We are over the moon happy and so grateful for the beautiful souls who have signed up to join us for this special long weekend! If you have been sitting on the fence, now is the time to snap up this spot! With a private gourmet chef, yoga, meditation, EFT sessions and loads of ART making you won’t want to miss out! Valentine’s just around the corner so treat yourself to some SELF LOVE!
Ok, so I also wanted to tell you about three FAB books that I want to recommend!
This book literally changed me! Literally. If you haven’t read it yet. Do. It. Now.
This fabulous book was gifted to me by the lovely Trina and I ate it up! Full of wit and several laugh out loud moments – you will love this quick read about empowering your life with that sweet little word YES!
And last but not least, this book knocked my artsy little socks off! Building creative confidence is not only powerful, it may radically change your existence! My belief that we are all creative beings is the cornerstone of this book and unearthing that creativity is not only your RIGHT it is your DUTY! Hiding those gorgeous gifts from the world is a major bummer for everyone!
I adore the little trailer for this book too! Check it out…
Okay, those are fresh off my stack of books! Check them out and let me know how they affect you I would love to hear about it!
Been super busy around here with lots of excitement about the launch of my new Art Retreat – ArtWorthy! To celebrate, Trina and I wanted to do a fabulous giveaway!!! Packed with artsy goodies and wellness gifts too!
Check out this gorgeous stash…(worth over $150)
Included here: A World of Artist Journal Pages Book, a 24 piece set of Liquitex Acrylic Paints, a lovely smelling travel tin candle by Votivo, A Dylusions Creative Journal, a 10 piece set of beautiful acrylic/watercolor brushes, an adorable Owl mug (Trina’s personal favorite), A lovely tin of Harney & Sons Chamomile tea and Elizabeth Gilbert’s new and fantastic book – Big Magic!
Pretty sweet right?
To enter to win this lovely bundle of goodies you simply have leave a comment about your dream art retreat AND share about the retreat on one (or more) of your social channels….i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram etc. Let me know how and where you shared and each time you do, I will enter you name again into the drawing! Pretty easy right!?
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This is just a quick reminder that the Shades of White classroom is opening back up on Monday. We have a few more spots open if you want to jump in. This best selling Mixed Media class focuses on the subtlety of color and the power of composition. Registration will close on Monday or when we reach maximum occupancy so don’t miss out on this one! It’s a favorite!
Other exciting news – I’m going to be introducing a series of Á la carte classes! These will be pulled from my workshops and will stand alone as single projects. A fabulously affordable way to fill your afternoon with a new project or simply try out something new!
Keep an eye out for a the full Á la carte menu of creative classes coming SOON!
Okay – one last bit of love. You guys know I love encaustics and I also love learning new techniques. Nancy Crawford is a talented encaustic artist and she makes great little tutorial videos. In this one she uses pan pastels with her encaustics and I just love the look. I had to try it myself. Here is a pic of my own work incorporating this technique…
Goodness, I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas! I’ve been busy preparing for family guests coming in from out of town but you know me…I always sneak in some time in the studio! ;)
Recently, I invited my dear friend, Trina Lee over for a little chat! She’s an amazing human being and I just had to share her gifts with you. Trina is an EFT practitioner who has helped me with my creative journey in ways I could never have imagined!
Why don’t you go ahead grab yourself a cup of tea and hang out with us for a bit, so you can get to know her better…oh and p.s. we also will be talking about a fantastic creative Art retreat that we are collaborating on too! So excited…
Isn’t she just lovely!? I hope you will visit her on her website.
As promised, here is the wonderful, guided creative meditation that she created just for us! I highly recommend trying this! I am using it regularly before I make art and I love it!
I do hope you are well and that the holiday season is treating you kindly. I know it’s crazy busy! We got the tree up early this year and the house is all decked out in lights and trim. So pretty!
In the midst of all the festive mayhem, I’ve been plugging along on a very, very important project of mine. A dream really….that has finally come to light. I’ve meticulously planned my first international Art Retreat for May 2017!! Now, I just need guests to take along with me!
Who loves Art AND Outlander? Show of hands! Well, I do and I’m hoping some of you do too because that’s what this Art Adventure is all about!
I have found as an artist, that nothing inspires me more than travel and good stories! The Outlander books first captivated me (completely) when I was pregnant with my first daughter. I devoured the books and created art around the characters. I even named my second daughter, Claire. It’s not a co-incidence!! ;)
A fan? Yup! A fanatic? Yeah, maybe but I thought why not combine two of my passions? A perfect excuse to travel with some like minded friends and see Scotland while creating art along the way!
So who’s with me? As Jamie would say…”Je suis prest!” (I am ready.)
If you want to read more about this extraordinary journey come check out the page here or click on the image below. I’ve got a detailed day by day itinerary all planned out! It’s dreamy!
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