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!
***VERY LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE***
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…
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!
How was your weekend? Fabulous, I hope. I was busy with the usual family stuff but I have to admit it was hard to stay out of the studio! I’ve been making so much art lately and it seems the more I make the MORE I want to make! Creativity truly does build upon itself!
Speaking of creative, I’m so excited to let you know that I’ve been invited by the lovely Serena Berry to come teach on Bainbridge Island, WA. I’m over the moon!
This Mixed Media workshop is called “The Intuitive Muse” and it’s all about connecting with our inner creative guidance system and learning to trust our instincts when it comes to making our art! This promises to be a healing and nurturing event full of new discovery and exploration!
It’s going to be a truly special weekend! To read all about it head on over to Serena’s site. Registration is now OPEN (only 11 spots available).
I can’t wait to create with you!
Much love and gratitude,
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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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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)
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/
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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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!
With much love and gratitude,