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An Artist in Lombardy | With Sara Luisa Pozzoni

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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The Magpie’s Nest with Aimee Irel Bishop | Registration Open

There are those among us that travel this life with an open heart and eyes to see the beauty around them. In every way this is my friend Aimee Irel Bishop. She has an appreciation and knowledge of the land she lives on, a confidence in her own creative process, an encouraging spirit and the heart to give it all away. She knows that her process comes from an unending well of creativity and she shares her knowledge and process …

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The Vintage Round Top | Business + Branding + Social Media Online Workshop

I have been waiting to tell you some REALLY exciting news! I will be one of 6 successful females bosses to share their tips at The Vintage Round Top’s first online business workshop! They are well known for their gorgeous live events and this year it will be online for the first time! Early registration has just opened and I can’t wait to gather with you all online with these INCREDIBLE business owners!         From The Vintage …

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The September 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 long phone calls with a friend, the apples in our yard almost ready to be picked, neighbors that are friends, a town that feels like a sanctuary right now, a husband that picked me flowers from our land and a son that told me I am his favorite person to talk to. Sometimes …

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Rest + Encouragment

There are so many big things going on in the world and within our country and in addition this doesn’t mean that the hurt and pain of day to day life goes away. During these times and always my only hope is Jesus. I was thinking about what I could share with you if you are struggling right now and you are needing words of life and encouragement poured over you. I am working on some new things that will …

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Words and Art with Shaunna Parker | Registration Open

Have you ever wished you had a personal cheerleader to not only speak encouragement over you but to take your hand and show you what is possible? Well, that is exactly what you get in the heart and voice of Shaunna Parker of the Creative Exponent! She was made to encourage and bring joy and she shares it generously! Whether you are a born writer or you are just getting your feet wet…you will love this course that shows you …

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September Course Special | Fresh Blooms with Mary Gregory 30% Off

  Yesterday we offered another free art lesson and it was for Sketchy Roses from the course Fresh Blooms with Mary Gregory.   We thought it would be fun to also offer the full course Fresh Blooms for 30% off for the month of September only. Use code FRESHBLOOMS30 at checkout.   If you have not taken this course you are in for a treat! You will fall in love with Mary and her art!    

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Free Art Video | Sketchy Roses with Mary Gregory

In this free art lesson you will begin by creating a floral still life sketch using three colors in a sketchy and loose format that will bring your piece to life! In this easy to follow lesson, Mary’s emphasis is to keep it simple and light for all skill types.  Her kindness flows in her teaching and allows you to feel confident while you are in the process of creating alongside her.         The video lesson is …

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Let’s Create Together in 2022!| Early Registration for Wanderlust 2022 Has JUST Opened!

  The team of Teachers for Wanderlust 2022 has been announced, and I am thrilled to tell you that I am one of them. Wanderlust 2022 is 57 mixed-media lessons, all downloadable and yours to keep forever. Plus handouts, creative community, and a whole bunch of bonuses which are available as soon as you sign up. All this for only $99 US (making each lesson only $1.60!). It starts on the 7th of January, but it’s worth signing up now …

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Proof of Life | Journal Entry No. 07

Proof of Life Journal Entry No. 07 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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The Alchemist | Instant Access

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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The August 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 helping your daughter pack up her room as she heads to college, a Facetime from our oldest wanting my help with his new apartment, our youngest sharing how he is feeling about being the only kid at home, spending the afternoon talking with my mom, pulling weeds as I listen to an encouraging …

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Wallflowers with Renee Mueller | Instant Access

What does the art of a dancer and choreographer look like? When it is the art of Renee Mueller it is intentional, graceful, full of elegance, moments of unexpected beauty that take your breath away and subtle reminders that beauty is everywhere if you take the time to look. It is always the sweetest honor to host a course by my dear friend and peer, Renee Mueller. Instant access for Wallflowers with Renee Mueller. Registration is $62.  The course is 5 …

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Beneath the Surface with Melissa Fink | Instant Access

What makes us take a second look at a work of art? So often it is the layers and textures that we didn’t see the first time but these layers beneath the surface bring us back for another look. Melissa Fink expresses her art through layers, textures, a soft palette and her interpretation of nature. Melissa is back on our creative network with a stunning new online course that will open your eyes to not only the beauty around you …

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An Artist in Marrakech | with Michelle Fletcher

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 | Instant Access

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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Free Art Video | Floral Apron with Danielle Donaldson

Join Danielle Donaldson for Floral Apron. In this free art lesson you will create using simple colors on your palette that will leave your piece with an aesthetic, sun-bleached look.  Danielle will share techniques from splashing to shadowing.  Her color mixing and details are thoughtful and gentle and allow you to feel at ease.       The video lesson is free but you still need to be logged into your account on jeanneoliver.com to access the video. If you have any …

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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, …