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I Don’t Only See Myself

Five years ago Cathy Walters took my business head shots. Five years. You know when you keep meaning to do certain things and the time just slips away!? I thought my business deserved more than selfies taken in the car. True. Cathy was over in December and was kind enough to capture some new shots. When I first saw the photos I instantly saw my mom, my sister, Aunt Jeannette, Aunt Beverly and Aunt Malinda. I saw them in my chin, …

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Out Exploring and Collecting

I have talked a lot in my newest online art course to be collectors of everything around you and then transform it into something that is your own. Nothing can leave me more inspired than a day spend at an art museum. This past Saturday we spent the day as a family at the Denver Art Museum enjoying the exhibit Passport to Paris. This exhibit is only here one more week and I highly recommend it. The best part is …

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All Roads Don’t Always Lead Home {We are learning that is ok}

I would have to admit that I am probably a little more (or a lot more) sentimental than my siblings. There is nothing good or bad about this but I do find myself affected differently than my siblings at times. When my parents sold the house we grew up in I was a wreck! I love connections to the past and places. Not surprising with my love of vintage items, history, art and traditions. They bought a small farm about …

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Color and Light {Sneak Peek}

Good morning! The response to Studying Under The Masters {becoming an apprentice} has been incredible. This is just a reminder to me to follow those ideas and pricks in your heart to do something new…to stretch farther. When you follow those callings it will knock your socks off but it will also bless others. It is OK to make up as you go along.  Isn’t that what we are all doing anyways? Week two is now live and this week …

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Can You Even Imagine How Boring It Would Be?

A few weeks ago my friend Jennifer Rizzo came to Colorado to photograph our home for her new Christmas DIY and Decor book coming later this year. After all the work was done it was fun to shop, talk and have some down time. One morning at coffee I had been telling her about the movie The End of The Spear. Later that night we watched the movie and no matter how many times I have watched it…it moves me …

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I Have Butterflies {But I want to Embrace the Influences Around Me}

Today is the day! Today is the first day of Studying Under The Masters {becoming an apprentice}! I had some major butterflies about one of the projects. (I will tell you all about it very soon because I learned a lot about myself) I am truly excited that today is finally here. All the planning, studying and creating is here. I have the biggest crush on Matisse. Seriously. LOVE! I did myself the biggest favor to spend weeks studying and preparing …

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Creativity Takes Courage {interview with Danielle Donaldson}

Our first 2014 interview in our video series, Creativity Takes Courage, begins right now! ******* For those of you that are new to the blog I want to tell you a little bit about the free series. A year ago we expanded our creative network to offer free videos, new online courses, live “chats” and now interviews with courageous lovelies from around the world. My first interview of the Creativity Takes Courage series was with the amazing Stephanie Lee. The …

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Do You Support Creative Practicing? {I Do}

Sometimes you become friends with people that connect with you on such a sweet and deep level and you just feel grateful for their friendship. I have the most amazing creative talks with my friend Danielle Donaldson.  We are on the same page about art, creativity and inspiration and I always leave our conversations inspired. When I was thinking who I wanted to be a part of Studying Under The Masters I knew Danielle had to be one of the …

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Are You Open About Who Inspires You?

I don’t know where it came from. This idea that everything you do must be 100% original and you must pull it out from the depths of your being.  It isn’t really you, good, original, authentic…unless you create something that has never been made or done before. Can we just be real for a moment? We all inspire and encourage one another even if you don’t realize it. We can be inspired by magazines, movies, music, friends, paintings, museums, travel, …