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Come create with me in Italy!

Hello there creative friends!

Hope you are are all doing well! Summer has been lovely and busy for us in the Newport house. Our routine is speckled with kids camps, day trips and relaxing afternoons in the garden. In the midst of all this, I manage to find time to film my latest class and work on some paintings too!

The biggest excitement of the summer (for me) is that my latest international art retreat is now open for registration! I’m so honored and grateful that I’ve been asked to teach in beautiful Orvieto, Italy in September, 2017 by Adventures in Italy! The husband and wife team running this fantastic trip are Bill & Kristin Steiner and they are an absolute delight to work with!


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This artistic retreat will include life/figure drawing, portrait studies, encaustics, collage and mixed media painting! Along with all the yummy art we will be making, organized tours and cultural experiences are planned to create a well rounded and life changing adventure for all! Check out just how beautiful Orvieto is…

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To read all about it go here!

I would love to have you come to Italy with me!!

Have a beautiful rest of your week!




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Ask Ivy – Composition & Style

Hi there lovely people,

Well…I know I usually post my “Ask Ivy” videos on Wednesday but I didn’t want to detract from launching my sweet friend’s new online workshop! So – I am here today to answer some more of your questions.

I hope this addressed some of your own concerns or inquiries! I love doing this so feel free to shoot me a question.

Also, here is a link to my NEW Resource Library where you can download those composition sheets I mention in the video. Very handy indeed! Plus, you can check out some of my fav You Tube videos, supplies, book and more! Enjoy this special library where I will be adding new useful info regularly!

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Have a fabulous weekend!




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Mother’s Day Sale!



It’s time to celebrate Mom and what better way then to encourage and celebrate her creative spirit! One of our online, mixed media classes is just the ticket! Mom can access the class at her leisure with lifetime access and downloadable videos PLUS for the next 72 Hours you can get a fabulous 30% off our favorite classes! 


One of our newest workshops is opening on May 10th and Mom is going to love the dreamy feminine projects taught by the talented Petra Hrziwnatzki! This brand new class is also included in on the SALE!

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Go here to pick from our classes to gift to your special Mama!



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ArtWorthy Giveaway!

Hello my friends!

How’s your week going?

Been super busy around here with lots of excitement about the launch of my new Art Retreat – ArtWorthy! To celebrate, Trina and I wanted to do a fabulous giveaway!!! Packed with artsy goodies and wellness gifts too!

Check out this gorgeous stash…(worth over $150)

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Included here: A World of Artist Journal Pages Book, a 24 piece set of Liquitex Acrylic Paints, a lovely smelling travel tin candle by Votivo, A Dylusions Creative Journal, a 10 piece set of beautiful acrylic/watercolor brushes, an adorable Owl mug (Trina’s personal favorite), A lovely tin of Harney & Sons Chamomile tea and Elizabeth Gilbert’s new and fantastic book – Big Magic! 

Pretty sweet right?

To enter to win this lovely bundle of goodies you simply have leave a comment about your dream art retreat AND share about the retreat on one (or more) of your social channels….i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram etc. Let me know how and where you shared and each time you do, I will enter you name again into the drawing! Pretty easy right!?

***Please use the image and link below to share on your social networks:

ArtWorthy Link: http://ivynewport.com/artworthy-retreat/

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I will be drawing the winner on Friday January 22nd! So stay tuned to see if you won!! Can’t wait to wrap up this box and ship it out to a lucky creative friend!

***PLUS we are offering $100 off on the retreat as an early bird special! This offer will end on Jan 25th so if you are thinking about joining us don’t miss this deal!

Thank you all for helping us share this event! You guys are the BEST!





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A Favorite Digital Artist and A Paint & Pixels Giveaway too!

Hello lovely people!

I hope you all are enjoying your weekend! The sun is shining here and we are soaking it up and playing in the garden…and of course I’m doing a little work too…

Today, I wanted to introduce you to my friend and artist, Robin Laws. I’ve invited her to guest post today to share with you one of our favorite digital artists and also to give you all the info on our exciting Paint & Pixels giveaway! Take it away Robin…

Hello Friends! I’m R​obin Laws​ and I am delighted to guest post on Ivy’s blog today. I’m an artist and the co-teacher along with Ivy for the upcoming Paint and Pixels class. Many artists inspire us but one in particular really does some outstanding work on her mobile devices, including her iPad! Her name is Sarah Jarrett and I wanted to show you some of her incredible work…

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Images via Sarah Jarrett

Gorgeous right? She really knows how to blend digital painting, photography and digital elements to create provoking, beautiful and layered work! We are both BIG fans! Such inspiration! In the Paint & Pixels class we will be doing a similar Self Portrait project! It’s going to so exciting to create! If you haven’t already you can click below to sign up for the class before the early registration price ends on June 8th!


On that note, let me tell you about our FABULOUS Paint & Pixels GIVEAWAY! We are so incredibly excited about this course and to celebrate we are offering you a chance to win this fantastic giveaway valued at over $150!

What we are giving away:

  • 1 A​donit Jot Touch 4 Stylus with pressure sensitivity (it’s our favorite!)
  • a 10″ x 10″ ready to hang canvas print of one of my most popular digital paintings AND

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  •  a $10 Apple gift card so you can grab some of the very cool art apps we will be showing you!

To ENTER all you have to do is leave a comment on THIS post letting us know what you hope to learn in the P​aint and Pixels ​course or how you use your iPad creatively. Then share this image and the link to this post on at least one of the social media sites listed below —->


To win the giveaway you can…

  • Share this post on Facebook
  • Pin this image to Pinterest
  • Talk about the giveaway and the class on Instagram and use the hashtag #paintandpixels and @ivynewport and @rlaws2
  • Blog about the the class
  • Share this post on Twitter

*Each time you share it come back and tell us so you have another chance at the giveaway!

The winner will be announced on the last day of our sale for early registration next Monday, June 8th.

Thank you so much for helping us spread the word!

***I’ve included a square version for you to use at the bottom of this blog post for sharing on Instagram.


We can’t wait to draw our winner!! Have a fantastic weekend!




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Inspired: The Makers Project

Happy Friday everyone! Hope your week went well!

I don’t know about you but I love to witness people’s creative process. I like to see how an artist creates… how does it start? What does their space look like? What kind of tools do they use? I’m a bit nosy that way. So, when I came across this amazing photography project by Jennifer Causey, I had to share it with you. The project is titled – “The Makers Project” and it visually documents the creative process of artists, jewelers, ceramicists, bakers, florists and many other amazing artisans! I could spend all day looking at these beautiful and intriguing photographs.

Here are some shots showing the work of  talented Brooklyn based jeweler,  Jennifer Sarkilahti of Odette Jewelry

Fascinating right? Now be warned, the site is addictive so make sure you have a cup of something warm and a little time to explore. Enjoy!

Also…go check out Odette’s website, Jennifer’s creations are truly gorgeous! Drool…I mean see below….

Have a fantastic weekend.



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