A New Year full of creativity

Hello my creative friends! Happy Friday!

I hope your New Year is off to a beautiful start!

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!

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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!

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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…

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Keep creating and have a wonderful weekend!!

 

Much love,

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New Amazing Feather Art Book

Hi there!

Okay, so you guys know I have a thing for birds and feathers…I mean I even did an entire class dedicated to them – soooo when I saw this I kinda freaked out.

Artist and author Chris Maynard is truly gifted! His feather sculptures are beyond gorgeous…see for yourself…

 
How completely stunning right?

Enjoy some more images of his spectacular creations and then go visit his site.

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Hope you enjoyed these!

xo,

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Studio Day with Trina Lee

Hello hello! How is everyone?

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!

You can download the meditation here.

And…last but not least! Click the image below to learn more about ArtWorthy 2016! It’s going to be truly extraordinary! I hope you can join us!

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With much love and gratitude,

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Art to Adore: Dominique Fortin

Good morning!

I haven’t done Art to Adore in a while and a weekend is always a good time to get a dose of inspiration right!?

So lately, I’ve been completely in love with the work of Dominique Fortin. Her artwork has a beautiful sense of innocence and wonder. Many of these images are of her daughter too which adds such a intimate quality. I also adore her limited palette. She has a fantastic balance of contrast and color. Her work is both delicate and bold! Love that!

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Beautiful right? Go visit her website to see more of her exquisite work. Now, go create something that makes your heart happy.

Much love to you.

xo,

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**All images by Dominique Fortin**

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Art Auction on Facebook

Hi there!

Happy Friday!

Okay, this is just a quick one to let you know that I’m involved in a fabulous Handmade Art Auction on Facebook!

It runs all day and night today and I’ve got over 20 pieces up for sale including mixed media originals and canvas prints too! Come join in on the bidding fun and stay a while – more Art comes up each day and it’s a lively event! Lots of activity! Come on over by clicking here.

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Have a beautiful weekend!

xo,

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Outlander Art Retreat: Scotland

Hello my friends!

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!

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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!

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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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I hope to meet some of you in Scotland!

Happy Holidays and much love to you all!

xo,

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