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The First Live Workshop of 2019 | Stephanie Ackerman

  Join Stephanie Ackerman in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on April 5-6, 2019 for a two-day art workshop! Our studio is light-filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. It is our heart’s desire that your time on our land and studio brings you rest and the space to connect with your ideas and creativity. When you arrive on Friday morning you will be welcomed with mimosas as we find our places and meet …

Becoming: Bible Journaling with Stephanie Ackerman

In by JO

Stephanie shines her love for the Lord wherever she goes and uses her creative gifts to inspire others.  You can find her teaching at retreats, designing product and hosting online classes.  You can read more about her HERE. To read more about any of the women speaking in this series please go to Bios.

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Creativity Takes Courage {Bari Ackerman}

Our newest Creativity Takes Courage interview starts 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 February interview was with my …

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Let’s Create Together at the Whatever Craft House | Creative Soul Camp!

I would love to create, shop and just hang out with you in Kansas this fall!  I will be teaching for Stephanie Ackerman in her fall Creative Soul Camp! You can register HERE. This is from Stephanie Ackerman. There is something amazing that happens when Art & Faith Collide and when you are in an amazing house full of women, food, coffee, snacks, paints and time to be quiet, restore, rest, stay up late, wake up early, wear your jammies …

Reflections: Guest Artists

In by JO

Junelle Jacobsen Junelle Jacobsen, a small-town girl that loves daily adventure.  She is smitten with God (a bit of a nun-in-disguise), a wife & mother to all boys-men, a fresh and playful artist, a passionate photographer, and a shepherdess that loves the littlest of lambs.  She is just as comfortable feeding and herding sheep in the rugged fields as she is painting in studios around the world — life is full of colorful and divine adventures!      A life-long visual …

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Give The Gift Of Art! | Print It Out and Wrap It Up!

If you are looking for the gift that will truly impact 2017 for someone that you love then I have the perfect gift for you! We are offering our gift certificates that can be applied to one of our 78 online courses, private art instruction, business consulting, online shop and even one of our upcoming workshops in our studio! We have tried to make it easy for you but if you want an amount not shown please email us at …

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Sneak Peek of Week Two {Reflections: Paint Your Story}

All of my courses come from an authentic place of walking through something, discovery and/or personal growth. One of the biggest lessons I learned creatively in 2015 was that it was time to really tell my story. To hold nothing back and to start letting it spill all over the page. There is art I have never shared and maybe art I will choose not to share. That is your freedom also. Getting your story out and letting it guide …

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Our First Art Journaling Course Begins On Monday! {come and see the sneak peek}

All of my courses come from an authentic place of walking through something, discovery and/or personal growth. One of the biggest lessons I learned creatively in 2015 was that it was time to really tell my story. To hold nothing back and to start letting it spill all over the page. There is art I have never shared and maybe art I will choose not to share. That is your freedom also. Getting your story out and letting it guide …

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Reflections: Paint Your Story Art Journaling Workshop {come and meet the guest artists}

All of my courses come from an authentic place of walking through something, discovery and/or personal growth. One of the biggest lessons I learned creatively in 2015 was that it was time to really tell my story. To hold nothing back and to start letting it spill all over the page. There is art I have never shared and maybe art I will choose not to share. That is your freedom also. Getting your story out and letting it guide …

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The Living Studio Friday Prompt

We have so many fun and amazing things planned for the Living Studio but one thing we wanted to start ASAP was a weekly Friday prompt. Each Friday you will get an art quote and a printable prompt that hopefully will get you motivated to get your supplies out over the weekend and throughout the week. We will share supply links, inspiring artist stories and art that goes along with the prompt. I am only able to teach at 1-2 …

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Let’s Start 2016 In The Most Creative Way!

It is hard to believe that 2015 is coming to a close. I love looking back over this past year and seeing all of the ways we created together! I am excited to create with you again in 2016 with a brand new art journaling course Reflections: Paint Your Story. Join me for a two week art journaling online course all about unraveling your own story and creating authentic art that only you can tell. I have five incredible guest …

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Last Day For Early Registration!

TODAY is the last day for early registration for my brand new art journaling course that will begin in January of 2016! All of my courses come from an authentic place of walking through something, discovery and/or personal growth. One of the biggest lessons I learned creatively in 2015 was that it was time to really tell my story. To hold nothing back and to start letting it spill all over the page. There is art I have never shared …

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When Italy Steals Your Heart {Again}

As I was making my way to my plane at JFK my mind was focused on a sick boy at home, camp details I was missing, empty arms that I wanted to be in and just the tug I feel anytime I leave my family. I had a nine hour plane ride ahead of me with the other teacher and at this point we were basically strangers. By the time I got to my seat Stephanie Ackerman was already there …

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Last Minute Gifts For Creatives

I hope you are all having a beautiful month of preparing your hearts and homes for Christmas! We still have a few gifts that we want to get today and then start getting everything wrapped up and ready for Christmas morning. If you are a creative or you have a special person on your list with an artist’s heart I wanted to share some last minute gifts sure to bring more creativity into their new year. 1. One of my …

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Becoming |The Unfolding Of You {free study starting in January}

About a year ago as I was taking a walk and talking to the Lord I received the name for a future course.  I love when I get the name and tagline all together. I came home giddy and excited for what this course would be about.  This course would be the third in a series.  My very first online art course was Creatively Made {rediscovering the beauty of your gifts) and it was followed up with The Journey of …

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If you know me at all you know this makes me so happy!

It is pretty exciting to me to be asked to combine my love of art with my faith! There are few things that determine my day to day as much as my faith and the creativity that the Lord as placed in me. Those two factors have everything to do with how I make a home, raise my children, run a business, love my friends, open my home and grow my marriage. If you have taken any of my online …

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Our Whole 2019 Live Studio Workshop Schedule | Just Announced!

When we bought this home and land three years ago it was for the gathering of creatives and non-creatives alike. We knew it was to be a gathering place and it has fulfilled that desire and promise over and over again. We are so excited to announce our full 2019 studio schedule. For many our studio workshops are a yearly journey and maybe you have been waiting for the right event to make your own trip here. You will create …

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The Living Studio {With Dina Wakley}

We have a new video for the Living Studio Video Series! The free series that is all about your favorite artists sharing how they create wherever they go. Dina Wakley is our guest artist this month and sharing what the Living Studio means to her! Dina will be sharing how to make your own handmade art journal!  Come on over! Here are some of the places you can learn from Dina…   I am a mixed-media artist and teacher. I …