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Where to Sleep, Eat, and Shop In Round Top, Texas

This fall I was in Round Top, Texas during antiques week to teach an art class, speak at an event and for two book signings. I have wanted to come to antiques week for years and with the beautiful invitations from Tara Royer Steele and Holly Kuhn I was eagerly packing my bags and leaving room for vintage treasures. I had so many questions about where we shopped, ate and stayed that I wanted to do a fun post sharing …

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Holiday Housewalk | 2018

Thank you Jen Rizzo for inviting me year after year to be included with some of the most talented men and women I know in your gorgeous holiday housewalk. Thank you for allowing this artist that loves home so much to hang out with all of these design and DIY bloggers that make creating home an art. Guys, I have been a part of Jen’s housewalk since the beginning! That means this is my eighth year! So crazy and fun …

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Gift Giving Guide | 2018

Each year I love sharing some of the products that I am loving in my own life and I believe in supporting other small business owners and giving these products as gifts too!  This is why it is so important to small business owners like me that when you love our products you share with your friends and family. You sharing is the best thing you can do to bless us. Here are some of the products and small business …

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Give Thanks! Black Friday in the Shop!

We hope you had the most wonderful Thanksgiving. Whether your day was quiet or you had a house full, our hope is that you remember how much you are loved and how thankful we are for you. For the next three days everything in our online shop is 30% off! Use code GIVETHANKS at checkout. Whether you are looking for art supplies, vintage fabric handbags, jewelry, art or a vintage find…come on over! We will get it wrapped up right …

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Begins Friday! Figuratively Speaking with Dina Wakley

Figuratively Speaking begins on Friday! How many of us want to find freedom in our art? I know that creating authentic art that tells a story with loose lines and brush strokes is what I am always working towards. I am so thrilled to share that Dina Wakley is back with a brand new online course and like each of her courses it is filled with COLOR, intentional marks, and storytelling! If you want to get out of your own head …

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Begins Wednesday! | Storytellers and Mavericks with Jeanne Oliver

I believe that if you want others to feel something when they see your art then YOU have to feel something, share something, or work through something when you create your art. I promise you that it shows in what you put out into the world. If you want to create art that evokes emotion and feeling then I hope you will join me in Storytellers & Mavericks. Join me as we create a gorgeous dyed and stitched journal, use natural dyes with papers …

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Begins Monday! | Mixed Media Directions with Rae Missigman

Rae Missigman is the artist that keeps pushing the boundaries of creativity and she has the heart of a teacher. This is such an incredible combination and what always has students going away wanting more. Lucky us that Rae is back with more!  She is bringing our creative network a brand new course that focuses on words and your creative process. It is guaranteed to be colorful fun! Rae’s course, Mixed Media Directions | A Path to Artful Discovery begins Monday, November 12th, …

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Early Registration Ending! Studying Under Berthe Morisot with Michelle Wooderson

If you love to learn, study, practice and get into the head of an artist then you are in for the most wonderful creative adventure with Michelle Wooderson. So many of you have been asking for more Studying Under The Masters courses and if you know Michelle (or once you know her) you will know why she was the most perfect artist to lead the next one. Michelle has a deep love of learning and exploring art techniques and she …

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Begins Sunday! Sacred Vestments | Expressive Portraits and Figures with Kate Thompson

The inspiring and prolific Kate Thompson is back on our creative network with a brand new course!  It is an honor to have had Kate share her techniques and gifts with us over the years and to love the students on our site so lavishly. Kate will be traveling with me May of 2019 for my last The Living Studio abroad (at least for the foreseeable future) because of our joint love of history, imagery, vintage papers and use of …

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Two Beautiful Gatherings Coming in 2019!

I can not even believe we are at the final months of 2018 and that beautiful plans are already underway for next year.   I have not announced my full schedule for 2019 but I have two events that are open for registration right now! So many of you may have people in your life that want to support your business or art and they would LOVE the opportunity to gift you something special like a workshop. Maybe YOU just …