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Spring Art Auction

Hello there friends!

I hope you are all having a lovely Monday! I just wanted to pop in and let you know that tomorrow, I will be the featured artist in a big Facebook Art Auction! Go here to join in on the fun!

I will have over 36 pieces of my Artwork up for bidding including both originals and beautiful stretched canvas prints!

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the pieces that will be up for sale…

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Red Petals on white

Red Petals on White, 2015 Digital Art

What Remains

What Remains, 2016 Mixed Media on Canvas (PRINT)

Dark Waters

Dark Waters, 2015 Digital Art

Distant Dawn

Distant Dawn, 2015 Digtal Art

Paperboats at night

Paper Boats at Night, 2016 Mixed Media on Board

I would love to “see” you there! It’s a very fun crowd and the bidding wars can be downright entertaining!

Wish me luck!

Have a beautiful afternoon!

xo,

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New Online Mixed Media Workshop – Spirit Horse

Good morning my friends!

I’m so very thrilled to share with you the news that I have a brand NEW workshop offering!

This idea had been running through my mind for some time now. What a joy it is to bring it to light! I have always loved horses but never gave myself permission to paint them, thinking…well…that I just wasn’t skilled enough! Well, I busted through that limiting belief and now I can’t stop painting them!

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If you love horses and have been yearning to create them in your own work then come join me as I guide you through the creation of THREE major works of Mixed Media art! I’m talking BIG finished, glorious, bold, expressive paintings that you can hang or sell right away! No previous experience necessary!

Come read more about it here!

I can’t wait to see you in class!

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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Mixed Media & Encaustic Workshop : Student Work

Hello there!

How is everyone? Hope all is well! I’m coming to you today to share some of my student’s work from my Whimsical Portraits & Dreamy Landscapes Mixed Media & Encaustic Workshop!

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I’m a bit of a proud Mama when it comes to my students – so I just have to share these with you! I’ve made up these little collages since there is just so much good work coming out of these amazing ladies!

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Artists Top Right: Camilla Olsson‎, Angela Kennedy / Bottom Right: Kathryn Sellers Bunn‎, Géraldine Deleuze‎

Many of them have never used Encaustics or Oils but they are diving in, creating gorgeous pieces and expanding their techniques! Love that! It takes guts to try something new!

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Artists Top Right:Karen Duvel Campbell, Cindi Craig-Plasters / Bottom Right: Monique van Bekkum, Su Ricketts Gould

What I love even more, is that within our Facebook classroom group they all help each other out, supporting and encouraging one another! It’s really a beautiful thing to witness. The online creative community never ceases to amaze me and I feel so lucky to have these talented women be a part of my workshop.

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Artists Top Right:Pamela Rae Reopelle Speight, Debbie Davis‎ / Bottom Right: Géraldine Deleuze‎, Jane McMahon Lazenby‎

The other part of this whole experience that just blows me away is how women from all over the world are collectively learning and creating for this class! From Australia to Maylasia to the Netherlands and of course right here in the USA. It’s so damn cool! The internet really has made this world so small!

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Artists Top Right: Linda Schwerdt Gorton‎, Victoria Lutz / Bottom Right: Karen Duvel Campbell‎‎, Jennifer Albin‎‎

Thank you to all my current students! Your creativity, generosity and talent is a constant inspiration to me! I’m honored to have the opportunity to be your teacher.

I’d love to have you come create with us too! If you missed the sign up, don’t worry you can join anytime! The class is entirely self paced with lifetime access.

You can click below to learn more and register.

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Have a gorgeous day!

xo,

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A mini Mixed Media Project!

Hello my creative friends!

How’s life been treating you? We have been having crazy hot weather for Portland so I’m living in long flowy summer dresses and sipping lots of iced coffee! I hope your summer or winter (depending on your corner of the world) is going well!

So some of you may have seen my “teaser” image that I shared a little while ago on Instagram…well I’m finally ready to let the cat out of the bag. ;)

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I’m excited to announce a new Mini Mixed Media Project class that I just opened up! It’s called the “Wing It” project! This will be the first in a series of projects that will be set at a very affordable price and geared towards those who may not want to commit to a full class but are yearning for a fun, approachable, creative project to do in a day!

Why don’t I just let you watch this quick video to learn more…

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For a while now, I’ve been a little bit in love with wings! Okay, A LOT in love! Since taking a beautiful class by Danielle Donaldson where she did a wing-themed lesson, I can’t stop obsessing over the magical shape of a bird’s wing. Such a beautiful balance of exquisite engineering and graceful beauty!

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I’ve done several paintings of wings, both small and large and I’ve finally figured out an easy, step by step way for ANYONE to create a wing painting!

So if you love wings as much as I do…come on over to my site to learn more, register and join me in the classroom!

xo,

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Mixed Media Workshop – Success!

Hello friends!

I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the holiday season! I gotta tell you my heart has been bursting with joy since teaching my Mixed Media Workshop this past weekend!

Oh. My. Goodness! I couldn’t even have wished for a better outcome! All my nerves quickly melted away as I met each beautiful student – 7 shining, bright, amazing women! What a group! Plus, my co-hostess, Katie was SO awesome! She handled all the food, drink and goodies so I could focus on teaching Art! Total bliss!

Instead of rambling on and on, I’ll just share some of the photos…

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I wanted to make sure every detail was thought of! It was a labor of LOVE and worth every second.

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My living room was gutted and turned into a festive classroom! What a truly rewarding experience to get the opportunity to teach what I am so passionate about. We used collage, encaustics, acrylic paint, pastels, ink, oil pastels and more! It was a serious Mixed Media Party!!

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The work that came out of these extraordinary women was mind blowing and so gorgeous! We worked on a smaller piece that was more focused on landscapes and then finished the day with a portrait project.

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That night we went out to dinner and continued the bonding. Artist, Jenny Wentworth came into town to join us too! What fun! I was beaming with joy and couldn’t stop smiling!

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The weekend ended with an Open Studio session on Sunday morning back at my place.

Oh and this sweet video brought me to tears of joy. Thanks guys!

 

This experience has deeply changed me. I challenged myself to do something that terrified me and conquered it! Woo! What a fabulous feeling! On top of that, I made authentic, magical connections to new artistic friends. Plus, I think I have finally found my calling. Teaching felt exhilarating, inspiring and just so darn right! I am so incredibly grateful. Thank you to all who participated! I can’t wait till the next one!

xo,

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