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TAOS Winner & Creative Mug Winner

Hello lovely readers,

Happy Monday. I have some winners to announce today…

First of all, the winner for the free spot in The Art of Sisterhood is Britta Toftebjerg. Congrats Britta! I know you will love this amazing new workshop full of gorgeous art techniques and the rich stories of our fellow sisters.

Registration opens Feb 1st – so make sure you watch for another email from me with the links to get all signed up. You can bookmark this page too so you’ll be ready set. ;)

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AND last but not least, I wanted to announce the winners of my recent Creative Mug & Art Supply Giveaway. The lucky ladies are Tara-Jeanne Howie, Melissa Elgin & Camille McCoy. Thank you to all who entered. <3 These ladies will be receiving a this sweet mug and a $20 Blick Art Gift card!

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If you want to pick up one of these awesome Maker’s Mugs for yourself, hop on over to Brooke Davies’ Etsy shop – Arrow Creek Goods. She designs all these fabulous creative products.

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I hope your week is off to a good start.

Much love and gratitude to you all,

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Happy Mug & Art Supply Giveaway

Hello creative friends!

How’s your week been? We are in the big thaw out after waaayyy too much snow in Portland. What a mess. So, I’ve been cozy inside having far too much coffee in my brand new mug BUT look how cute it is!

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Look, don’t ask me why but fun mugs make me happy! THIS mug makes me VERY happy! It also completely describes my life! When I fill it up to the brim with yummy coffee and head on up to the studio, it makes me smile. Now, that, my friends is a good way to start your morning, right?

So as you know, when I LOVE something – I like to spread the word! What better way than to do a GIVEAWAY of three of these mugs to fellow creative friends! To kick it up a notch, I’m throwing in a $20 Blick Art gift cards too! We all know you can’t have too many art supplies. ;)

This fabulous mug was created by the lovely Brooke Davies from Arrowcreek Goods. They have a lovely shop full of gorgeous mugs and they do custom work too! Make sure you go pay Brooke a visit.

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Good luck!

xo,

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ART to adore – Kat Hannah

Hello friends,

How are you?

All is well in the Newport home. Busy with all the routines that make our days fly by. It can get a little nuts! Which is why I wanted to feature this artist today – Kat Hannah.

Her beautiful artwork holds a stillness for me. A sense of surrender. Minimal. Soft and yet poignant, I adore these works.

“Cupid”

“Night Travel”

“Smitten”

“One more time around”

“Nantucket”

Aren’t they wonderful? I love how they evoke so much story with so little detail. Please do go visit Kat’s Etsy shop…she has so many more gorgeous pieces.

Have a wonderful rest of the week!

xo,

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All Images by Kat Hannah

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Art to Adore: Maria Pace-Wynters

Hi there!

How is everyone!? Been uber busy around here with family visitors, summer camps and filming for my latest online Art classes!

However, amongst the chaos I try to make time to be quiet and still, so I can reflect on how this amazing life is unfolding. (I’m trying to learn how to meditate – not easy for me!)

One of the other things I absolutely love to do to unwind is to peruse Pinterest and Instagram for new art to love on. My latest ART crush is on the work of the amazingly talented, mixed media artist – Maria Pace-Wynters.

Gah!! Her work is just drop dead gorgeous. Vibrant colors, lyrical line work and angelic faces! Here have a look…

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She also has a lovely Etsy shop! I just HAD to acquire a few of her prints!

Okay lovelies…gotta get back to work! Hope you enjoyed looking at these! So very inspiring!

Much love to you all.

xo,

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{all images via Maria Pace-Wynters}

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Etsy Love: RiverLuna

Hello! It’s been a while since I’ve brought you some gorgeous, art inspiration so here’s a healthy dose of beauty from the amazing Etsy shop: RiverLuna. Artist, Marisa Redondo creates these magical, nature inspired illustrations, full of intricate pattern and rich hues. I’m a huge fan! Now to decide which one to order…hmm.

Here are some of my favorites…

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After much debate, I just couldn’t resist these sweet owls for my Gracie. Can’t wait to hang it up in her room!

Go explore her wonderful collection of work – her blog is a delight too! Such talent!

xo,

Ivy

 

 

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Life lately…

Hello there! Oh my goodness, it’s been a tough couple of weeks! My little Claire bear is just now getting over pneumonia. Poor baby…and well…poor Mama. We were both sick of being cooped up so it was fantastic to take her to daycare yesterday and see how happy she was to run into the classroom and play with her wee friends.

I started the day (childfree) with a trip to the nail salon for a quick, Spring manicure! My hands were trashed from constantly washing them! It’s amazing what a coat of pretty nail polish can do to lift your spirit! ;)

Anyway, as you can imagine, I haven’t had much time to paint or do anything really BUT thank goodness for my iPad because it’s so easy to reach for it and create something minus the setup/cleanup. Here are a couple of digital collages I made this past week…

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Absolutely love creating on the app – Procreate! Such fun! Oh, and I just splurged on a new pressure sensitive stylus. I highly recommend it!

A couple of other things to share with you…I just received the most gorgeous necklace from my jewelry designer friend.

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It’s a beautiful piece of lapis lazuli and it resembles a dreamy piece of the starlit sky! I adore it! Thank you Amy!

I also finally got a bracelet from Becky at Farm Girl Paints on Etsy! It reminds me to keep my head up and live courageously – not easy for this girl – who tends to back away from scary or intimidating situations…

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Oh and I did a little Spring cleaning in my studio! I’m hoping to start creating more frequently now that both kids are healthy!

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And….lastly…a little glimpse of Spring blossoms popping in my neighborhood. Such a beautiful time of year!

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I hope you are all healthy and happy! Enjoy your weekend!

Much love,

Ivy

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