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.
“One more time around”
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!
All Images by Kat Hannah
How is everyone? I wanted to pop into today and let you know a couple of things! First off – Trina and I are so, so excited that we ONLY have ONE more spot left at ArtWorthy 2016!
We are over the moon happy and so grateful for the beautiful souls who have signed up to join us for this special long weekend! If you have been sitting on the fence, now is the time to snap up this spot! With a private gourmet chef, yoga, meditation, EFT sessions and loads of ART making you won’t want to miss out! Valentine’s just around the corner so treat yourself to some SELF LOVE!
Ok, so I also wanted to tell you about three FAB books that I want to recommend!
This book literally changed me! Literally. If you haven’t read it yet. Do. It. Now.
This fabulous book was gifted to me by the lovely Trina and I ate it up! Full of wit and several laugh out loud moments – you will love this quick read about empowering your life with that sweet little word YES!
And last but not least, this book knocked my artsy little socks off! Building creative confidence is not only powerful, it may radically change your existence! My belief that we are all creative beings is the cornerstone of this book and unearthing that creativity is not only your RIGHT it is your DUTY! Hiding those gorgeous gifts from the world is a major bummer for everyone!
I adore the little trailer for this book too! Check it out…
Okay, those are fresh off my stack of books! Check them out and let me know how they affect you I would love to hear about it!
Much love and gratitude to you all!
Happy Friday everyone!!
Just wanted to pop in and announce that the winner for the ArtWorthy 2016 giveaway is:
Congrats Karen! I will be in touch with you so we can get that bundle of goodies sent to you!
Also, wanted to remind you that there are ONLY 3 more days for the early bird registration price for the ArtWorthy Retreat! A savings of $100!
Plus, check out this beautiful new promo video we made for you guys! We are beyond excited and we only have 5 more spots left!
Don’t miss out on this amazing, healing and creativity filled journey!
Have a gorgeous weekend!
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Happy Thursday! It’s always a fun day for me because it’s Studio Day with my art buddy, Robin Laws. We are going to be watching Katie Kendrick videos from her new online class and painting away!
So far, 2016 has been a whirlwind with many new classes that I am both taking and teaching for. One of which is Lifebook. This amazing class has over 2900 students all actively creating beautiful work. You should see my Facebook feed! While it is hard to keep up with, I am absolutely in love with all the art that flows through it from such talented students.
My bonus lesson for Lifebook aired on Jan. 4th and it was called “Patch it up, Make it Shine”. The thought behind the tutorial was to write down limiting or negative beliefs and thoughts that we want to leave behind in 2015 and then collage and paint over these words with gorgeous metallics, powerful intentions and more illuminated imagery to light our path into 2016. I have been absolutely blown away by the pieces that have come from this project.
I have gathered a few of the ones that truly touched me with their beauty….enjoy….
Suzanne Marie Kelly
Aren’t they just gorgeous? Such unique styles with shimmering details and personal meaning. I feel so lucky to be a teacher!
What intentions are you setting to light up your 2016?
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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!
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.
**All images by Dominique Fortin**
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!
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!
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!
I hope to meet some of you in Scotland!
Happy Holidays and much love to you all!