I hope you all had a great weekend!

We had our first week back from vacation and Jack started high school within hours of us returning home.

Jack has always been home-schooled (except for his weekly enrichment school) and I have to be honest that he adjusted much easier than I did:-)

I loved having him home this weekend and I think that weekends will be cherished much more from here on out.

Benjamin has been sick since the day we left California and when he gets sick it usually goes to his lungs.  We spent an early morning at the ER this week to help his breathing and I am so happy to say that he is on the mend.

After loads and loads of laundry mixed in with the other activity of our first week home I am ready to get back into the swing of things.

I think that a awesome giveaway is in order to celebrate surviving the first week of high school:-)

OK, I am really wanting to celebrate the brand new Studying Under The Masters {Portraits and Self-Portraits}!

This new course will be in the same format as the original Masters course but this time we will focus on portraits and self-portraits.

This new course will have 5 artists that will be joining me for a 6 week online course.

To read more about the new course you can read my previous blog post HERE or go directly to my creative network.

You can also register by using the paypal button at the bottom of this post.

This 6 week course begins September 30, 2014 (avail. for 2 years)

Early registration price of $49 and the price will go to $62 on September 1.

The first Masters class had over 1,000 students, the response to the course was incredible and the art that was created blew the teachers away.

To celebrate the new portraits class I wanted to giveaway some of my favorite everyday art supplies and some new tools I have just started using.

I am giving away more than $300 worth of art supplies!

The Matilda Art Bag sold out almost instantly (don’t worry more will be coming the next collection) but before the art bag was created I used one of my camera bags to carry supplies.

I also want to give away one of my Josie Camera Bags that you can you use for your supplies.

The total value of the giveaway is over $450!


To enter all you have to do is leave a comment on THIS post letting us know where you would love to travel and create art.

For additional chances at the giveaways you can…

* Facebook about the giveaway and the new course

* Pin this post and/or course to Pinterest

* Talk about the giveaway and/or new course on Instagram and use the hashtag #studyingunderthemasters

* Blog about the new course

* Share this post on Twitter

 Each time you share about the sale or this post please come back and let us know.

Thank you for sharing the new course!

{the winner will be announced next Monday}