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Paint & Pixels Class Starts Soon!

Hello my creative friends,

I hope this email finds you well!

I just wanted to pop in and remind everyone that there are ONLY 2 short weeks till the Paint & Pixels Online Classroom opens!

Robin and I are giddy with anticipation! We can’t wait to share all the power and creative expression that the iPad delivers! You may never create the same way again!

From manipulating your own photography, to digitally painting layered masterpieces, we have covered the gamut! And don’t forget that we will be showing you how to bring in those traditional ART materials too! The marriage of Paint & Pixels is one artistic romance you don’t want to miss! We are pretty sure you are going to fall in love! So many already have!

In fact, due to the overwhelming response to Paint & Pixels we have decided to close registration on September 21st. Exactly one week after class starts. This will allow us to focus on this first group of Paint & Pixels students. We have only a few spots left so if you have been waiting for that perfect day to give yourself this class – now’s the time to act! Remember, as a registered student you will have life-time access to the classroom and all the videos. To learn more and register click the button below…

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We also wanted to share with you some of our most recent iPad creations…

These first three were done by Robin. She creates such soft, whimsical beauty while retaining a lovely painterly quality! Love that! I especially adore that last one – Such a tender self-portrait. To see more of Robin’s art please do go visit her gorgeous website!

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I was lucky enough to get a large stunning print of this one from Robin for my birthday! She’s going up in the studio in a beautiful frame. She’s even more exquisite in person!Screen Shot 2015-08-31 at 11.45.48 AM Screen Shot 2015-08-31 at 11.45.17 AM

These last three are by moi…and I can’t even express how much fun it was to create these. I just love how free I can be on the iPad with no worry of messing up! So wonderful for exploring your own style and mark making! Gotta love that UNDO button! Screen Shot 2015-08-31 at 11.44.46 AM Screen Shot 2015-08-31 at 11.44.30 AM Screen Shot 2015-08-31 at 11.44.12 AM

I hope you all have a wonderful week! For those of you who have signed up for Paint & Pixels already we are so excited to have you in class!

Much love to you all!

xo,

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Camera Craft Giveaway!

Hello friends!

Hope you enjoyed your weekend! We had some great family time and as an extra bonus I got to spend Sunday afternoon with some local artists, painting in the sunshine! Blissful!

So…today I’m super excited to let you know that I am giving away one FREE spot into the AMAZING Camera Craft Class – (a $200 VALUE) by Galia Alena! I am one of the lucky contributors and I know its going to be a tremendously inspiring class with a lineup of beautiful teachers all sharing their love for photography! Check out more info on these lovely ladies here.

Photography holds a special place in my heart and I attribute my realignment with my creativity to it. Learning how to observe, appreciate and seek beauty in the everyday re-ignited my passion for art and for that I will be forever grateful! I’m so honored to share some of my knowledge within this wonderful online class!

Screen Shot 2015-08-16 at 5.57.19 PMSo…you may be wondering how do I enter this fabulous giveaway? Well…here’s all the details…

To enter…just leave a comment here on my blog letting me know how photography has affected your life or why you might want to learn more about it. To increase the number of times I enter your name you could do any or all of the following to spread the love, just be sure to pop back and let me know in the comments:

☆ share this competition or the class on your blog, twitter, pinterest, google, facebook page or other social network platform

☆ like my facebook page (or invite some friends to)

☆ subscribe to this blog

I will be announcing the winner on Thursday! Thank you and good luck! If you want to join in this amazing journey click HERE. The class begins at the end of the month!!

Don’t miss this opportunity! I look forward to your comments!

Have a beautiful Monday!

xo,

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P.S. Stay tuned – because tomorrow I have another special treat for you!! ;)

 

 

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Kimberly Taylor & The Grow Hope Foundation

Happy Tuesday my friends.

I hope your week is off to a great start!

So, as mentioned in yesterday’s post. This week I am celebrating some of the amazing women in my life and the phenomenal things they are doing!

Today, I wanted to introduce you to Kimberly Taylor. If you look up the world generous in the dictionary, I’m pretty sure Kim’s face is right there…she might also be found under bright, shiny, kind and giving. You get the picture. This lady beams with goodness and it shows in all she does – from being a mother, friend, photographer, foodie and farm-owner! Yah, she’s kinda a Renaissance woman. She’s even a bee keeper! :)

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But…one of the most outstanding things Kim has done is to help create the Grow Hope Foundation.

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“The Grow Hope Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people around the world improve their circumstances through education and a helping hand.  Whether it is a loan to begin a sustainable business, bringing in wells to communities with no access to clean water, educating parents on nutrition and hygiene to prevent the spread of disease in their children or hands-on instruction in how to improve sanitation by building better latrines, we want to make a difference.  With your help we can give those in need a helping hand, so that they can create a better future for themselves and their children on their own.”

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I love how passionate Kim is about making a difference in these people’s lives. She truly knows and loves this community and visits as often as she can!

So, how can you help out? The best way to help is to donate here… Kim and her team are raising money to have an essential part of this community constructed. It will serve as a central place where the village can continue to learn and better their way of life through sanitation and nutrition. We take these simple things for granted everyday but they are sorely lacking in so many parts of the world! Every dollar helps and make sure you share on your social networks!Screen Shot 2015-07-05 at 2.52.04 PMYou can also purchase items from Kim’s online shop – tiggy & grace which further helps support the Grow Hope Foundation!

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Pretty inspiring right? Share the goodness with others! It’s a win win and good for the karma points! ;)

Have a beautiful day!

xo,

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{all images via Kim’s Instragram and online shop}

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Last day for Early Bird pricing!!

Hi there! 

Just a quick post to let you guys know that today is ***LAST DAY*** to sign up at the reduced price for Whimsical Portraits and Dreamy Lanscapes! Don’t miss out on the early bird price for this ONLINE Mixed Media & Encaustic Workshop. It’s self paced with lifetime access! Start your Summer out with a creative adventure!  www.ivynewport.com 

 

Enjoy your weekend!

Xo,

Ivy

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A Mixed Media & Encaustic ONLINE Workshop

Hello creative friends,

I know it has been crazy lately! Lots of announcements and things to share but I have to tell you that all of this has been years in the making! I have dreamed of having my own online class and to now actually launch them has been both terrifying and thrilling!

I have fallen deeply in love with teaching and witnessing my students create beautiful artwork has been such a rewarding experience!

So…many of you may remember the Mixed Media Workshop I had back in December…it was such an amazing couple of days but I had several requests to re-create it online. I’m excited to announce that I FINALLY did!

It is open for early registration NOW (only $52!! till June 12) and the classroom opens June 23rd.

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The workshop is going to guide you through the two beautiful projects my students completed – A Dreamy Landscape and a Whimsical Portrait. These elaborate projects involve a range of mediums with a finishing layer of gorgeous encaustic wax!

***PLUS, I’ve added 2 BONUS projects too! One with some fabulous new techniques involving gorgeous gold leaf and the other one shows you how to incorporate your own photography into your artwork!

Here’s a little clip from the class intro so you can hear more about it…

and here are some sneak peek images too…

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I think this is going to be so much fun! I hope you will join me in class and create these wonderful projects! It is self-paced and you will have life-time access so take your time and enjoy every minute! To learn more and register hop on over to my brand NEW website! Don’t forget to subscribe so you can hear all the latest! More classes to come!!

Have a spectacular week and thank you again for all your love and support! I couldn’t have done this stuff without you guys cheering me along!

Much love,

Ivy

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Studying Under the Masters Official Launch Blog Hop & HUGE Art Giveaway!

Hello there friends,

Okay, it’s launch week! Yep, that means that Jeanne has officially launched the Studying Under the Masters III course! So, to celebrate we are having a little blog hop and giving you some info on the Masters each of us has selected and why. I thought it might be fun to make a little video for you all so check it out…

So, are you gonna join us? I hope you do. Did you know that is going to be the LAST Masters course offered?! :( So, I know you won’t want to miss this! Early bird pricing is happening right now.

Click here to register.

{After you have paid from the above link please go to jeanneoliver.ning.com and register on the site where the course is held.  Once you have registered and your account is approved you will be added to the course before the class begins on May 5, 2015. Thank you.}

For even more Art goodness, Jeanne is having a HUGE art giveaway (worth over $1300!!) so I highly encourage you to go check that out here!!

Now, if you are ready to hop…go on over to the talented and lovely Kelly Berkey to learn more about her selected Master!

Can’t wait for class to begin!

xo,

Ivy

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