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Paint & Pixels ART to Adore

Good Morning! I hope your week is off to a fabulous start! I’m here to share with you about how delighted and proud Robin and I are of our past Paint & Pixels Students!

In fact, we made a little Art Show video to showcase the amazing talent pouring out of the online classroom and FB group! Take a peek and get your dose of gorgeous art for the day!

Pretty awesome right?! Yes…these were all created on the iPad! Such a powerful creative tool!

We are also so thrilled to announce that due to demand, we have  re- opened up the doors to the Paint & Pixels classroom.

So if you missed it, you now have your chance to take this innovative class as a self-paced online study – at a very affordable price too!

paint & pixels self study buttonYou can read more and register below.


Have a beautiful week!



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Studio Day: My Top 5 Favorite Art Materials (right now)

Hello friends!

Happy Friday! Well, I have a little treat today for you today! I thought I might give Vlogging a go! So instead of writing a post…I have a video for you to watch all about my TOP 5 Fav Art Materials right now! (This changes a lot!)

Hope you enjoy this…I’ll be dong more of these videos about Art materials, my process and even some great interviews with Creative Women in my life! I’m really excited to start doing these “STUDIO DAY” Video posts!

Here are the links for shopping:

XL Derwent Charcoal Sticks

Pental Ink Color Brush Set

Fine Line Paint Applicator

Stabilo Carbothello Pastel Pencils

Sennelier Pastel Portrait Box Set 40

Please do let me know if you guys have ideas or topics that you would like me to cover in these videos! I would love to hear your ideas!

Thank you for all your love and support! Have a beautiful weekend!



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Love Art Happy Life 2016

Hello my friends!

Been busy filming for my upcoming workshop but I have also been planning for something else! You may have heard of an amazing class called Love Art Happy Life run by teacher and mixed media extraordinaire – Marieke Blokland! Well…I’m so thrilled to have been asked to be one of her guest teachers for 2016! This class is a fantastic blend of creative Mixed Media projects inspired by great artists plus a touch of Art History too!

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She made this adorable video for the class! Check it out! Her kids are too cute! I love her daughter as Frida Kahlo!

Registration for this class is now open! Go here to learn more!

So you might be wondering more about what you’ll be doing with me! Let me fill you in. I’ll be teaching about South African artist, Marlene Dumas and her unique, expressive style.

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I did not choose her because she creates “pretty” work – (although I love my pretty art) – I chose her because her moody, evocative and sometimes disturbing work makes us consider Art in a deeper way. Contemplating meaning, emotion and how individual pieces affect and resonate with us uniquely. We will be doing mixed media portrait studies using inks, charcoal, pencil and paint to create impressions of the face with a focus on evoking emotion over realism.

Class registration is now open with an early bird price to boot! So go and check it out. Click here to learn all about this amazing class!


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Let’s Face It – Online Workshop

Hello Friends!

I am so excited to announce that I am going to be a part of a brand new, awesome course titled “Let’s Face It”. 

LET’S FACE IT is a course created and hosted by Kara Bullock from Kara Bullock Art.  It is for anyone that wants to practice creating faces and portraits, but is especially designed for those of you that have felt scared or intimidated to do so at some point in your life.   Together, we want to share with you our strategies, tips, and techniques that we use in order to create our faces and portraits.  You will leave this course feeling confident enough in your skills to never feel intimidated again!


Click here to find out more about LET’S FACE IT.

You guys know how much I LOVE to paint and draw faces so I’m super excited for my lesson! I will be teaching you how to do a 3/4 face – it’s kinda my fav. Plus there will be a mini bonus lesson too!

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This course is not open for registration yet!  However, you can read more about it and bookmark this page so that on October 15th, 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…just leave a comment here on my blog letting me know why you want to win a spot in Let’s Face It 2016! 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

☆ Follow me on Instagram

I will announce the winner on Monday October 12th!

In the mean time, click here and book mark this page so that you can come back on October 15th and sign up! 

I can’t wait to begin this journey with each of you!



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Art to Adore: Amy Judd

Hi lovelies!

How has your weekend been? Our has been jam packed with a lovely birthday party, a heavenly Sunday brunch out with the family and lots of hanging with friends! The gorgeous Fall weather continues too! What a treat!

You may have noticed that I’ve gone a little nuts over birds lately! They have always been one of my favorite animals so when I recently discovered the work of Amy Judd – I was stopped in my tracks! Her work is truly a thing of sublime beauty, feminine grace and subtle mystery….enjoy.

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Exquisite right? Yes…I think so too.

Have a wonderful week!



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Lifebook 2016 Winner!

Hi all!

Hope your weekend is going well!

Just wanted to pop in an announce the winner of the free seat in the fabulous Lifebook 2016!


The winner is:

Lynda Simmons

CONGRATS Lynda!!! I will be contacting you with further info on your free spot in Lifebook 2016!

Thank you to everyone who entered and left wonderful comments on the blog and also shared this course! It’s going to be an amazing Lifebook! I look forward to seeing many of you in class!

Enjoy your Sunday!



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