Winner - TAOS 2018

Hello lovely readers, I hope your week is going along beautifully!

I wanted to announce today (a few days late! Sorry!!!) that the winner of the TAOS 2018 Giveaway is...

Ree Mclaughlan-Brown

Congrats Ree! You will get FREE access to this powerful online class. The incredible line up of teachers is simply astounding. You will walk away with so much inspiration and a community of sisters! I hope you enjoy it.

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Thank you to everyone who entered and left wonderful comments on the blog. REGISTRATION FOR this class is NOW OPEN! Come join us!

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Much love and gratitude to you all.

xo,

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The Art of Sisterhood Giveaway

Hi there friends! I am so excited to announce that I am going to be a part of THE ART OF SISTERHOOD - 2018 Team! This will be my second year working with these incredible women and I couldn't be more delighted and honored!

TODAY, as a special treat, I get to giveaway ONE FREE SPOT to this incredible online class!

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THE ART OF SISTERHOOD is a course that focuses on celebrating women and creativity! TAOS was created in the hopes of bringing women together, from ALL walks of life, on a more intimate level where we can share our own personal stories in the hopes that we will spread strength, hope, positivity and light into the world. Sometimes in the midst of all of the stresses that life brings us, we forget that there is room for ALL of us at the table! If you are looking for a space to connect, a safe place for space will be held for you, a community free of judgment, and a home where you can connect with other women and build a light so bright that the world will have to see it, then TAOS is for you!

This year, our theme is RISE ABOVE – SHINE YOUR LIGHT! We will focus on spreading our light in the hopes that others will stand up and shine theirs too! The creative guides in this class will share their own personal stories, and a mixed media project. These projects will encourage you to think about your own life experiences, and give you ideas on how you can brighten up your own life, and the lives of others. We will not only be creating, but also you will have weekly challenges that you can participate in, to bring more positivity and light to your own personal community!

Click here to find out more about THE ART OF SISTERHOOD - 2018. This course is not open for registration yet! However, you can read more about this course and bookmark this page so that on February 19th, you can come back and register!

What is even better is that if you register by March 5th, you will get a discount on the price! YES!!! Awesome, right!?

I am thrilled to be a part of this amazing team of teachers and guess what else?! I get to give away ONE FREE SPOT in this course to one of you!

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I will be announcing the WINNER end of day on February 18th (PST) Good luck to you all! 

Good luck to you all! Have a beautiful rest of the week!

xo,

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Tam's Book Winner!

Hi all! Hope your weekend is off to a great start!

Just wanted to pop in an announce the winner of Tam's new gorgeous book - Create Your Lifebook!

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The winner is:

Sandra Boreen

CONGRATS Sandra!!! Tam will be contacting you with further info regarding your free book!

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Thank you to everyone who entered and left wonderful comments on the blog! To those, that go ahead and purchase the book - I hope you enjoy it!

Enjoy your weekend!

xo,

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12 Days of Creativity

Hello lovely blog readers, I’m so delighted to announce that we will be delivering 12 Days of Creativity to our wonderful subscribers beginning on Dec. 12th! YES, that's tomorrow!

This will be a 12 Day FREE email gift where you will get one email a day from me - chock full of creative inspiration! It might be a free lesson from me, a video chat regarding my favorite materials, tips and tricks, creative resources and MORE. PLUS, each day we will be featuring classes at special holiday prices! I would to have you join me for this special holiday program!

BE SURE TO SIGN UP HERE AND JOIN THE FUN!

Much love and gratitude,

 

Tam's Book Launch Blog Hop & Give Away

Hello gorgeous creatives!

tamholdingbook2I have some wonderful & exciting news! Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts has written a book! It's called 'Create Your Life Book: Mixed-Media Art Projects for Expanding Creativity and Encouraging Personal Growth - AND I got to be a part of it! Can you say deeply honored?! Um....yeah!!! PLUS, I get to give away a copy!

Let me tell you a bit more about Tam's new book in case you haven't heard about it yet! “Celebrate and honor your creative potential with Create Your Life Book!” Based on much-loved mixed-media artist Tamara Laporte’s popular, multi-year series of online classes, Create Your Life Book offers mixed-media drawing and painting projects that can raise your awareness of and help you work through personal challenges and other obstacles to creating art and achieving self-fulfilment.

Each themed chapter presents 4 or 5 two-part projects: The first part of each project explores a common issue that hampers creativity and/or positive self-worth, and includes a worksheet or list of questions to be answered; the second part is a step-by-step mixed-media art project that provides a way for artists at all skill levels to contemplate and work through that issue.

Also included are projects contributed by some of Tamara’s Life Book guest teachers--Roxanne Coble, Andrea Gomoll, Alena Hennessy, Mystele Kirkeeng, Effy Wild and well...ME! So awesome to be alongside these fantastic Mixed Media Artists!

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Along the way, Tamara shares inspirational photos and uplifting and encouraging affirmations. The final chapter presents a simple binding method for creating a keepsake book of your Life Book projects.

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This book is truly a delight - full of wonder and creative inspiration! My project involves creating a mixed media photo collage where we create Angel Inspired self-portraits around the theme of self love and protection!

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You can now pre-order Tam's gorgeous book here:

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It's officially published in January 2018, although many sites are now showing the publishing date as earlier in December 2017! You can pre-order it NOW! :) Now then, onto the give-away and blog hop! :) I can give away 1 copy of Tam's book to 1 lucky winner, yay! :) And if you follow the blog hop (see below for links and dates) you can up your chances of winning by entering all the other give-aways also! :)

To enter the give away do the following:
🌟Like my Facebook page here.
🌟Sign up for my newsletter here AND….
🌟Leave a comment telling me why you would love to win a free book!
I will announce the winner on December 16th!

Here is the list of the other people on Tam's Book Launch Blog Hop – they too will be giving away a copy of Tam's book so go check them out and enter their give-aways! :)

1st December 2017 - Tamara Laporte https://www.willowing.org/blog/

2nd December 2017 - Effy Wild http://effywild.com

4th December 2017 - Roxanne Coble http://www.bybun.com

5th December 2017- Andrea Gomoll http://www.andrea-gomoll.de/blog/

6th December 2017 - Mystele Kirkeeng https://www.mystele.com/blog/

7th December 2017 - Tracy Verdugo http://artoftracyverdugo.blogspot.com

8th December 2017 - Wyanne Thompson https://www.facebook.com/WyanneArt

9th December 2017 - Shiloh Sophia McCloud www.shilohsophia.com

10th December 2017 - Alena Hennessy http://alenahennessy.com/blog

11th December 2017 - Lindsay Weirich https://thefrugalcrafter.wordpress.com/

12th December 2017 -  Jane Davenport https://janedavenport.com/blog/

13th December 2017 - Carla Sonheim https://carlasonheim.wordpress.com/

14th December 2017 - Mati Rose McDonough http://www.matirose.com/blog-news/

15th December 2017 - Annie Hamman https://www.anniehamman.com/blog

Have a great time following the blog hop! :)

Much love and gratitude,

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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN - Let's Face It 2018

Hello lovely creatives,

I hope your weekend was beautiful and restorative.

I'm thrilled to announce that registration for Let's Face It 2018 is now OPEN! In 2018, we will travel through time, and study the different art movements and masters from those periods, as we learn more about portraiture, figurative art, style development, and so much more!  This will be another year full of dynamic lessons from a variety of uber-talented creative guides! I'm so honored to be one of them! Join us now!

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Last years class boasts more than 900 students internationally! So come join the Let's Face It movement and enjoy this rich, supportive and vibrant community of creatives learning together.

I'll look forward to seeing you in class!

Have a wonderful week.

xo,

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Winner - Let's Face It 2018

Hello lovely readers, I hope your weekend is going along beautifully!

I wanted to announce today that the winner of the Let's Face It 2018 Giveaway is...

Susan Wright-Boucher

Congrats Susan! You will get FREE access to this powerful YEAR long online portrait class. The incredible line up of teachers is simply astounding. You will walk away with new found confidence, skill and inspiration for drawing and painting portraits and more! I hope you enjoy it.

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Thank you to everyone who entered and left wonderful comments on the blog. Only 2 more days till Registration opens! Woo!!!

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Much love and gratitude to you all.

xo,

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Let's Face It 2018

Hello Friends! I am so excited to announce that I am going to be a part of the Let’s Face It -2018 Team! This will be my third year!! Yahoo! SquareTandA

LET’S FACE IT is a course created and hosted by Kara Bullock. It is for anyone that wants to practice creating portraits and figurative art, but is especially designed for those of you that have felt scared or intimidated to do so at some point in your life.

Together, we want to share with you our strategies, tips, and techniques that we use in order to create our faces and portraits. You will leave this course feeling confident enough in your skills to never feel intimidated again!

In 2018, we will be studying the different art movements and master artists from those periods! Click here to find out more about LET’S FACE IT -2018!

This course is not open for registration yet! However, you can read more about this course and bookmark this page so that on October 2nd, you can come back and register. What is even better is that if you register by December 4th, you will get a discount on the price! YES!!! Awesome, right!?!?

I am thrilled to be a part of this amazing team of teachers and guess what else!?!?! I get to give away one free spot in this course to one of you!!

To enter the give away do the following:
🌟Like my Facebook page here.
🌟Sign up for my newsletter here AND....
🌟Leave a comment telling me why you would love to win a free spot in LFI 2018!
I will announce the lucky winner on Sept. 30th
In the mean time, click here and book mark this page so that you can come back on October 2nd and sign up!! I can’t wait to begin this journey with each of you!!!
xo,
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Lifebook 2018 Winner!

Hi all! Hope your week is off to a great start!

Just wanted to pop in an announce the winner of the free seat in the fabulous Lifebook 2018!

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The winner is:

Eleni Sgouridou

CONGRATS Eleni!!! Tam will be contacting you with further info on your free spot in Lifebook 2018!

Thank you to everyone who entered and left wonderful comments on the blog and also shared this course! It's going to be an amazing Lifebook! I look forward to seeing many of you in class!

Enjoy your week!

xo,

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Life Book 2018 Blog Hop & Give Away!

Hello my creative friends!

I have some wonderful & exciting news! I am going to be teaching on Life Book 2018 next year! I'm beyond honored to be a part of this year long, immersive, healing and inspiring course! This class has truly changed people's lives and to contribute to the ongoing creative development and wellbeing of others is something that means the world to me as an Art educator.

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Eeek...so want some MORE exciting news? Well, I also get to give away 1 space on this amazing year long art course! Keep reading if you want to find out more about Life Book 2018 and if you want to find out how you can win a spot! :)

First let me tell you a bit more about Life Book in case you haven't heard about it yet!

“Life Book, a celebration and honoring of YOU” is a year-long mixed media art class organized by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts.

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Tam is joined by 23 incredible art teachers who are all gearing up to share their mixed media techniques, tips and tricks with YOU! PLUS this year, Life Book is going to be bigger and better by including another 12 fantastic artists and wellness guides who will focus on additional personal development practices and other art modalities, like sculpting, photography & writing! Check out these amazing instructors and guides....

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Themed around self-development and healing, you’ll be creating several loose mixed media art journal pages per month which by the end of the year you will bind into a glorious journal (a Life Book)! You will have a wonderful keepsake that you can treasure for the rest of your life! You will also be introduced to yoga, aromatherapy, dance and angel energy and other wellness exercises to help support your personal development journey more holistically and imagine the fun we will have getting introduced to and acquainted with some of the other wonderful art forms out there!

You can find out a lot more about this wildly popular course (it has been joined by over 16500+ people in the past!) by clicking HERE!

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I'm currently developing my lessons but I know that I will be sharing intuitive portraiture and mixed media collage with you. My true love is exploring emotion, the written word and mark-making through ART...so you can look forward to all of these being incorporated into my projects with you!

Registration opens on September 12th 2017 and the class begins on January 1st 2018.

Keep this page bookmarked so that you can sign up the moment it goes on sale!

 

 

 

 

Onto the give-away and blog hop!  I am delighted to give away 1 space on Life Book 2018 to 1 lucky winner!  In addition, if you follow the blog hop (see below for links and dates) you can up your chances of winning a space by entering all the other give-aways also!

 

TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY PLEASE DO THE FOLLOWING:

☆ subscribe to this my newsletter here!

☆ share this giveaway or the class on your blog, twitter, pinterest, google, facebook page or other social network platform

☆ like my facebook page (or invite some friends to)

☆ Leave a comment below letting me know why you want to be a part of Lifebook 2018!

I will announce the winner on Tuesday the 27th of September!

Here is the list of the other amazing teachers who will be teaching on Life Book – they too will be giving away a spot on Life Book so go check them out and enter their give-aways! :)

Enjoy this fabulous BLOG HOP! Good luck!

Much love to you all,

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Wanderlust 2018

Hello lovely readers! I've got some very exciting news for you today! I'm going to be a guest teacher on the amazing International online creative class - Wanderlust 2018! I'm so honored to be a part of this beautiful class!

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“Wanderlust is a whole year long journey run by Everything Art! This is an online event offering you videos from 24 guest teachers and 2 resident teachers on a weekly basis (each one is full length, high quality and downloadable)! You will also have access to the Wanderlust Community with an incredibly supportive and friendly atmosphere - where all of the classes are gathered!

Check out the fantastic lineup of teachers!

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You will also find there various activities that will stimulate your creativity and motivate you to simply enjoy the process of making art. Together with the class you will also get an exclusive whole year discount to leading art and craft retailers!

Wanderlust class is the perfect alternative to in-person classes!

Buy Wanderlust 2018 before 31st December 2017 and save 20%!

Early Bird Price - £79! ($102) (regular price £99) ($128)

You can learn all about it and sign up here!

Check out this gorgeous preview video too!

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I hope you will join me for an inspiring year long journey of creating!

xo,

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AND the WINNER is...

Hello lovely readers! I  am just back from beautiful Scotland and I wanted to thank all who entered the giveaway for the Ever After Workshop! REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Go here to join us!

I'm truly so delighted to be working on this class! I can't wait to dive into my portrait of Persephone!

So without further ado...the WINNER is Susanne Timmerman!! Congrats Susanne! <3 <3 <3

Best wishes to you all and I hope to see you in the Ever After classroom!

xo,

 

Ever After 2017 Blog Hop

Hello everyone!

I have some wonderful & exciting news! I am going to be teaching on -  Ever After this year! PLUS even MORE exciting news is that I can GIVE AWAY 1 FREE SPOT on this magical new collaborative art course! Keep reading if you want to find out more about Ever After and if you want to find out how you can win a spot! :)

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First let me tell you a bit more about Ever After in case you haven't heard about it yet! “Ever After” is a mixed media art & style development course with a fairytale theme hosted by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts. Tam is joined by 15 popular mixed media art teachers who will all share beautiful fairy-tale & myth inspired lessons with you AND they will also divulge all their hints and tips on how they developed their own style and how YOU TOO can find your own unique voice as an artist! :) Yay! You can find out all the details (and sign up with the Early Bird price) by clicking HERE

My chosen tale is Hades & Persephone! My lesson will be inspired by this myth and I already have some fabulous ideas brewing! I've not fully developed my lesson idea yet, but I'm excited to be sharing an expressive style of portraiture, involving layering of different media and glazing techniques! Our goal will be to create mystery, beauty and atmosphere. I'm thinking rich colors, moodiness and emotion....all my favorite elements... similar to some of my other portraits...

Registration opens on May 17th 2017 and the class begins on July 1st 2017.

So, if you want to start your summer drawing and painting fairy-tales and myths, exploring your own personal story and style and hang out with a wonderful creative community of like-minded souls, be sure to join once registration opens! :)

Keep this page bookmarked so that you can sign up the moment it goes on sale!

Now then, onto the give-away and blog hop! :)

I can give away 1 space on Ever After to 1 lucky winner, yay!

How to enter the give-away:  

1. Share this give-away on Facebook or twitter (or other social media)

2. Subscribe to my newsletter (it's at the bottom of the page)  (click here)

3. Leave a comment below letting us know how you entered and why you would love to join Ever After this year!

I will announce the winner on May 24th!

Check out the other amazing teachers who will be teaching on Ever After – go visit them and check out all the gorgeous talents they share! You can enter their giveaways too! So honored to be a part of this team! <3

Andrea Gomoll * Marielle Stolp * Katrina Koltes * Tiare Smith * Danita Art * Karine Bosse * Sarah Trumpp * Micki Wilde * Effy Bird Wild Tamara Laporte * Roberta Laliberte * Toni Burt * Kara Bullock * Stephen Lursen

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Good luck and thank you so much for all your support! I hope to see you in class!!

xo,

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Flash SALE - Blog readers only

Hello lovely readers, I hope your week is off to a good start! I'm about ready to head to Scotland for my Outlander Art Retreat but I wanted to quickly pop in and offer a SPECIAL discount that is for my blog readers ONLY!

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You guys have been such an amazing support to me and I am so grateful! So to show my appreciation, here is a special SALES page just for you! A fabulous selection of our top selling classes awaits you, all at 30% OFF for the next 48 Hours ONLY!

***ENTER CODE: CREATE30 at checkout***

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I also have this fabulous, curated Artists Resource Library that I have been working on that I would love to share with you. It's full of goodies for us creative types, like reference images, book recommendations and my favorite art supplies! Check it out!

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ALSO, please remember if you haven't already checked out my menu of FREE LESSONS please go take a look! Those are there for you to enjoy and share. <3

Thank you all again for your incredible support and encouragement!

Happy Creating!

xo,

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P.S. I will be posting pics from my travels through Scotland! Can't wait to share this adventure with you! :)

 

Pink blossoms, Spring fever and creativity overload...

Hello lovely readers! I've got Spring Fever! I'm planning and creating like a mad woman and I don't want to stop. Lol. Even a bad cold isn't stopping me! I have been in bed for three days but I'm sketching away.

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Dreaming of my upcoming retreat to Scotland - (that is Edinburgh Castle). Can't wait and yes...you can see my sweet kitty companion, Leo has been keeping me company while I rest.

And one more - a moody gal inspired by some vintage fashion photography.

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Lucky for me, I have a pretty great view from my cozy bed - the pink blooms of a cherry tree are just starting to pop! One of my favorite things about Spring. They inspired a bit of a Pin-fest and this board emerged...

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Oh and speaking of PINK and gorgeous images, my dear friend Georgianna Lane just published her stunning book! You must get it. If you love Paris and flowers then you will adore this...

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To go along with all this flurry of Spring energy, I'm having a BIG SALE on our online classes too! Why not!? It's the perfect time to encourage growth and creativity, right? I would love to have you in class.

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Hope you enjoying the first signs of Spring where you are!

Much love and gratitude,

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Now Open - Register for The Art of Sisterhood

Hello there creatives,

I hope your week has been beautiful and productive so far.

I'm thrilled to announce that registration for The Art of Sisterhood is now OPEN with a special early bird price too! This is a brand new course that focuses on celebrating women and celebrating art. I'm so honored to be one of the guest teachers.

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The goal of this course is really to emphasize the value of women to each other, the value of love and support, and the value of sisterhood.

TAOS is for anyone that is looking to unite with other women, feel more connected, and dig deeper into the creative journey. TAOS will be a safe place for you to share your own personal stories as they relate to those that are shared with you.  TAOS is a place where we hold space for each other, as it is needed, and when it is needed.  TAOS is for YOU!

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I'll look forward to seeing you in class!

xo,

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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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A NEW CLASS- Abstract Art on your iPad

Hello there creatives, I'm thrilled to announce that registration for this BRAND NEW CLASS with artist, Tricia Dewey is now OPEN.

Tricia has discovered innovative and truly creative techniques for creating gorgeous abstract figurative work on her iPad! Her work is full of mystery, emotion and modern texture and design!

If you have wanted to learn more about using these amazing devices and explore ground breaking new ways of creating expressive art - then this is the class for you!

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Come learn all about it and register by clicking below. This exciting workshop should not be missed! Don't miss the early bird price either!

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Stunning examples of Tricia's contemporary and evocative work...

 

So get your imagination and your iPad ready! We will see you in class!

xo,

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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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