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Meet Our Sponsors | Creatively Made Business

  I live in a creative world that has predominately been created, supported and sustained by women. I am constantly reminded how much of a powerful impact we have when we work with one another. It has been through these collaborations with other women that I have not only found my way in this creative business but have been able to thrive because of their support system. I always remind people that in life and business…we cannot do it alone. …

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The Roundup |Free Beauty Found on the Internet

I am constantly in awe of the beauty that is there if you have your eyes open to it. Sometimes it will be the little things like the sound of the fountain as I am pulling weeds in the garden, the kids wanting to tell me about their day, an orange and pink sunset, the horses neighing across the road and even beauty found on the internet given by complete strangers. I found so many beautiful little treasures on the …

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The Alchemist with Kate Poole | Registration Open

The first time I ever met Kate Poole I asked her what perfume she was wearing. I then became obsessed knowing she created natural skincare products and perfumes. Her spirit is gentle and kind and how she sees the world and nature invites us to see the beauty everywhere. These eyes of knowledge of nature invites us to slow down and connect with the healing properties at our fingertips. If your heart is desiring to know what to grow and …

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Junkful Art Birds with Lori Siebert | Instant Access!

Vintage elements are a huge part of our home, everyday life and definitely incorporated into my art. With my love of vintage I was instantly smitten the first time I saw Lori Siebert’s junk birds! The way she was able to bring vintage elements to life was not only inspiring but full of so much whimsy!  Each assemblage full of color, creativity and fresh eyes to what can be made from simple tools. Open those junk drawers (I know you …

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An Artist in Tuscany | With Carolyn Peeler

In 2018 I knew that 2019 was going to be the last year I led overseas art workshops for the foreseeable future. As much as I loved gathering, teaching and traveling it was the most deep knowing that it was time and I had complete peace about my decision. Then 2020 changed all of our worlds and I was not only grateful that I didn’t have scheduled trips to cancel but it also was a reminder how much I had …

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Textural Minimalism with Stephanie Lee | Registration is Open!

Stephanie Lee is one of the most authentic artists I know. She has been a pioneer in metalsmithing, plaster and mixed media and in sharing the creative process. At the very beginning of my own rediscovered creative journey it was Stephanie that guided me. She didn’t know it but she was one of a few that I followed and studied with a heart so eager to take what I had and make it into something that would eventually feel authentic …

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Painting with Wool with Deanne Fitzpatrick | Instant Access

Sometimes you are drawn to an artist because of the materials they use, the creative ways they bring mediums to life or even how they connect with other creatives…and sometimes it is a beautiful mix of all of these. We are so honored to announce that renowned rug hooking artist Deanne Fitzpatrick has created an online course especially for our creative community. You will never think of wool the same again and the possibilities are endless. It is with great …

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Proof of Life | Journal Entry No. 06

Proof of Life Journal Entry No. 06 Welcome to the Proof of Life journal entry series. Writing more in general, and specifically with you, is something I hope to continue throughout the year. Like many of you, life has become clearer over the past year and there are many things I have dropped along the way that I deeply desire to pick back up. In turn, there are things I never want to pick up again. From the very beginning, …

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Transitions | Our daughter is heading to college

I like schedules, planning, knowing what is coming, and pretty much pretending that I am in control which I know deep down I am not at all. I don’t like change and transitions are hard for me. When there are lots of changes I feel it like a small storm under the surface and I try to slowly navigate the emotions but sometimes I push them aside to deal with another day because…well, they are hard. Sometimes even the most …

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Free Art Lesson | Brave Color Mixing with Hayley Morgan

Join Hayley Morgan for Brave Color Mixing. In this free art lesson you will create your own imaginative palette. In this easy to follow lesson Hayley will show you step by step how to color mix as she also shares more about her own choices and the colors she likes to combine in paintings.  Her color choices are fresh and fun and will grow your own confidence in mixing your own palettes.       The video lesson is free but …

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Creative Spirit | A Free Series with Deanne Fitzpatrick

      Creative Confidence: Is about showing up. It’s about ritual. It’s about being there whether the muse shows up or not.  It’s been over 30 years of hooking rugs. It was through hooking rugs that I discovered my creativity. In these lessons, I talk to an array of artists about their relationship with creativity. I’m hoping this will give you some ideas about creative life, creative spirit, creative community and creative business.  This is something I want to …