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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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Mixed Media Workshop

Hi all,

Life is funny sometimes isn’t it? Just when you think you are on steady ground and ready to rock and roll, it pulls the rug out from under you. Don’t worry…nothing major is going on, just a glitch really – last night my new website got wiped out! :(

People – please don’t ever update your WordPress theme without backing up your site! Duh. I know. Stupid, but that’s what we did. We are currently trying to restore it and it has made me into a stress ball. Breathe. Breathe.

Anyway, I wanted to make sure you could still access all the info regarding the workshop so here it is:

Also here is the Facebook event page if you want to sign up there.

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Come join me in my home and create something special for you or someone you love just in time for the holiday season!

We will be creating whimsical portraits and dreamy landscapes, (however you are free to go in another direction as well.) Don’t fret if you’ve never painted a face before – I have some great tricks to share with you! Through a combination of collage and painting, a lovely and unique portrait will emerge! A muse, goddess, fairy or maybe even a self portrait – you decide! In our dreamy landscape project, we will be combining images from vintage postcards and other ephemera to create dreamlike, surreal and ethereal landscapes that beckon the soul to wander and explore. Once these compositions are complete, we will be incorporating encaustic layers and techniques to truly add another dimension of depth and beauty to these works!

I will be guiding you through several techniques such as collage, painting over collage, adding stamps and vintage papers, paint application, using stencils, creating layers with wax (encaustic), fusing, painting with wax and much more! Each student will be provided with two birch panels, pre-plastered for your convenience, plus access to my encaustic supplies, vintage paper stash, stamps and more!

If you have never painted on plaster, you are in for a treat! This luminous material provides an amazing backdrop for your composition, giving a wonderful texture and making the piece almost glow from within. Combined with the dreamy effect of encaustic wax layers this combo makes for a stunning finished piece of work! You will fall in love with this process!

Your day with me will begin with coffee and pastries by the fire while we all settle in and prepare to create. A full gourmet lunch with wine will be served and of course chocolate, snacks and steaming cups of hot coffee or tea will be available throughout our luxuriously creative day! The fire will be roaring, candles lit, the rain falling outside (most likely!) and together we will be blissfully creating the day away!

You will be encouraged to create at your own pace with one on one assistance from me and will leave with at least one finished piece of artwork, two if your process moves more quickly.

So treat yourself to a special day just for YOU! Honor your creativity, beat the holiday stress, learn something new and connect with other like minded souls.

I will be honored to spend the day with you and be your guide on this creative journey!

xo,

Ivy

INFO & DETAILS

December 6th, 2014

My house

Lake Oswego, OR

9 am – 4 pm

$185* early bird reregistration starts Oct 9th

$200* after Oct. 29th

(price includes food, drink, 2 plastered wood panels, encaustic supplies, access to vintage papers, stencils, stamps, pan pastels, oil pastels and more!)

Space is limited!

MAX 10 Students

TO REGISTER:
Send an email to ivy@ivynewport.com and enter DEC WORKSHOP in the subject line. Please include the following information:
Your name, address, phone number and email address plus any food allergies/preferences you have.
Once I receive your email and confirm your spot, you can send me a check (preferred method) or I can send you a pay pal invoice.

** If you’re coming with a friend and would like to be seated next to each other let me know and I’ll be sure to make that happen. :)
Please contact me with any questions or concerns. I’m here for you!
ivy@ivynewport.com
503-348-1715
**Due to the small nature of this retreat, no refunds will be given after Nov 6th.

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Workshop – Sneak Peek!

Hi lovelies.

How was your weekend? Our was filled with typical Fall activities – decorating for Halloween and visiting the pumpkin patch!

During Claire’s naps, I managed to whip up a little teaser video on some of the techniques and mediums we will be exploring in my Mixed Media Workshop – “Whimsical Portraits & Dreamy Landscapes”.

Check it out:

Mixed Media Workshop Dec 6th, 2014 – Sneak peek! from Ivy Newport on Vimeo.

Only 6 seats left! :)

So come join me and let’s go on a Mixed Media Journey together!

For questions, info and to register go here.

Have a beautiful and inspiring week!

xo,

Ivy

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