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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.

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

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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 29th!

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!

xo,

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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.

xo,

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NEW Online Wax & Plaster Workshop

Hello lovely readers!

I do hope life has been good to you! We have been enjoying the warm weather and summertime visits from family and friends.

Today, I come to you a little bit giddy! You see, I’ve teamed up with my dear friend and fellow online teacher Petra Hrziwnatzki to create a brand NEW Online creative workshop!

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

{Limited Seats available}

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Here’s a little backstory… ;)

I’ve always been enamored with words. When I was a teenager, I used to have poetry wars with my Dad and my journal is full of them! He would write one, then me and so on. We each had to take a line or a theme from the poem before. It was great fun and I discovered how incredible it can be to connect poetry to images. I often created art from my poems or vice versa!

Art and Poetry are a heavenly match. Words and colors. Stanzas and brushstrokes. Verses and imagery. A beautiful relationship that blends seamlessly with the atmospheric wax and plaster work that Petra and I love to do!

 

I invite you to come learn more about this very special class. Click below to read all about the gorgeous projects! Learn to combine your love of words into stunning and soulful artwork!

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I’ll see you in class!

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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xo,

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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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Storyteller’s Art back OPEN!

Hello there!

I hope you are all doing well! I’ve been busy wrapping my latest workshop and I’m heading to New Mexico this week for an amazing workshop at the Ghost Ranch!! oooh!!

Some more VERY exciting news to share – The Storyteller’s Art Workshop is back open for registration! This class has been a HUGE success – with the students in the first and second groups already creating beautiful artwork and inspiring stories!

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Take a look at this sweet welcome message from your teacher, Robin Laws

If you missed the chance to take this class last time, now’s your chance to jump in! Click below to join us!

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We will look forward to seeing you in class!

xo,

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