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Sketchbook Revival Online Workshop 2021 | A Free Workshop and I am an Instructor

  Imagine waking up every day brimming with ideas, excitement and confidence to open up your sketchbook and start creating, no matter what. The 4th annual Sketchbook Revival Online Workshop is about to start, and it’s all about making this vision a reality.   | Click HERE to join |     | Click HERE to join |   Consider it your invitation to sharpen your pencils, wipe off your palettes, pull out your sketchbooks, and get ready for a fresh start …

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Line + Form with Diane Reeves | Early registration pricing ending TONIGHT!

Being present and seeing the world through different eyes is one of the most beautiful gifts of the artist. Seeing and creating from inspiration that others do not see. Whether you want to tap into inspiration that is all around you or you want to take that skill to the next level…I am so excited to offer a course from abstract artist Diane Reeves. I love how she not only sees the world but how she connects with it and …

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A Brand New Free Art Video with Pam Carriker | Face Mapping

  We have just added a brand new FREE ART LESSON to our creative network!  Today we have released Face Mapping with Pam Carriker. This is a two part video (yes, both are included!) What better way to practice drawing and painting faces than by using the face you see reflecting back from you every day. By using your photo as a reference for mapping details, shading and highlights, a bit of you will shine through each drawing, even if you aren’t …

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My Brand New Stencils Are Here | Come Watch the Technique Video

Have you wanted to create portraits in your work or art journals? Have you wanted the process to feel easy, fun and even relaxing? Maybe you just want some new inspiration and some new lines to get you started? I am so excited to tell you about my brand new stencils from Stencil Girl Products and how this new tool can say YES to each of the questions above. Last year I was approached by Mary Beth Shaw of Stencil …

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Alter Ego with Idania Salcido | Early Registration Pricing ENDING!

Have you ever stood before a portrait painting and instantly felt the emotion of that face staring back at you? If you have ever looked at the hand painted face of one of Idania Salcido’s dolls or her beautiful portrait paintings…you have felt that emotion. One of Idania’s paintings hangs in our home and it is rare for a person to pass it for the first time without stopping and commenting about the face, the details in the body or …

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Free Beauty on the Web | look what I found!

There are so many creatives sharing so many beautiful and FREE offerings lately. As I was gathering them myself and then saw how intentional each offering was… I had to make this newsletter all about what I had found. I do not get anything for sharing these. These are just beautiful offerings and creatives that deserved to be shared.        

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Soul Mosaic with Melody Ross | Early Registration Pricing Ending!

There are few people I know that weave together so naturally their creativity, heart for wholeness and their vulnerability to share their journey. I have known Melody Ross for the life of our business and there is moment after moment where I know her words, generosity or creative walk had direct impacts on my own creativity and business. It is with the greatest joy that I share that Melody has created an online course just for us and it is …

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Proof of Life | Journal Entry No. 02

Proof of Life Journal Entry No. 02 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 Thriving Christian Artist Conference | I am a speaker!

  I am excited to tell you that I will be one of the speakers for The Thriving Christian Artist Conference this March 5-6, 2021. This is usually a live event but Matt Tommey is making this available as an incredible virtual event! I will be talking about defining your success, what that looks like, how to walk it out and how to make sure that you are using your gifts to not only have a thriving business but a …

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Instant Access | Gathered Inspiration Boards

I am a gatherer. I gather vintage papers, photographs, leftover bits of my own work, words from magazines, color palettes that inspire, foraged finds and composition ideas wherever I can find them. I often use these gathered pieces in my new works but first they often find themselves layered on my studio wall. With simple artist’s tape I begin layering all of the little bits of beauty that I have found. This is how I document ideas, new classes, the …

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Creatively Made Business Begins on Monday! Final Early Registration Pricing

  The next session of Creatively Made Business will begin on February 15th and you can still get the early registration pricing! On the 15th at 6am MT the price will go to $595!   For all of the dreamers, creators, and builders out there…this is for you! Come into our studio and take a seat because we are about to share everything we have learned to build a strong, sustainable and scaleable business. Ready to change your life and …

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Truth in Advance with Stephanie Lee | A Free Inspiration Video

I recently asked Stephanie Lee to be a part of the free Rhythms + Rituals | Finding Intentional Stillness During The In-Between. When her video came in and I was watching it for the first time, I had tears streaming down my face. Her gift of art, words and expressing emotion in whatever she does is one of her many gifts. Her video became a highlight of the whole course and the private messages I received about the impact her …

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My Current Watercolor Palettes | Get the names and links

  A few weeks ago in the JO Creative Community (I would love to have you join the free FB group)I shared the art supplies currently on my cart.  The stars of the show were my two watercolor palettes that are a custom combination of half pans from Ocean Paper and Wildthorne. I had so many requests wanting to know exactly what colors were in the palettes that I made a short video and then labeled each color for you. …

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Creatively Made Business Begins on February 15th | Final days to get the early registration price

  The next session of Creatively Made Business will begin on February 15th and you can still get the early registration pricing! On the 15th at 6am MT the price will go to $595!   For all of the dreamers, creators, and builders out there…this is for you! Come into our studio and take a seat because we are about to share everything we have learned to build a strong, sustainable and scaleable business. Ready to change your life and …

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Magnolia Branches | January Refresh

  Once the house is clear of Christmas and spring in Colorado is still months away…there is this in-between of seasons.   This is the time when I like to organize, still honor winter with textures and layers throughout the home, candles, pine branches from our land and each late January I splurge on Magnolia branches! They really do feel like a splurge but they are this sweet reminder that spring is coming (in about four months in Colorado) and …

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A Brand New Free Art Video with Jeanne Oliver

  We have just added a brand new FREE ART LESSON to our creative network!  Today we have released Portable Art Studio with Jeanne Oliver. Jeanne Oliver is sharing the ease and intention of creating and using a portable art studio in her day-to-day life. Whether you want to start connecting more with your creativity, you make art regularly or even if you are a working artist…the portable art studio practice is a reminder to be present and create with …

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One-On-One Business Consulting | Now Available

While we were writing, creating and filming our online business course, Creatively Made Business, there were many things that needed to be put on hold to accomplish such a huge project and one-on-one consulting was one of them. Now that the course is about to begin its third session (yippee) I have the breathing room to open up a small amount of consults each month. One-on-one business consults is one of my favorite ways to connect with business owners and …

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Proof of Life | Journal Entry No. 01

  Proof of Life Journal Entry No. 01 Welcome to the first Proof of Life journal entry. 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 …

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Soul Mosaic with Melody Ross | Early Registration JUST Opened!

There are few people I know that weave together so naturally their creativity, heart for wholeness and their vulnerability to share their journey. I have known Melody Ross for the life of our business and there is moment after moment where I know her words, generosity or creative walk had direct impacts on my own creativity and business. It is with the greatest joy that I share that Melody has created an online course just for us and it is …

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Early Registration JUST Opened for Creatively Made Business

  Early registration JUST opened for the next session of Creatively Made Business that will begin on February 15, 2021.   For all of the dreamers, creators, and builders out there…this is for you! Come into our studio and take a seat because we are about to share everything we have learned to build a strong, sustainable and scaleable business. Ready to change your life and business?     How could your life and business be transformed by straight forward …

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A New Free Series Has Just Started | Rhythms + Rituals

As we begin 2021 we want to offer a simple way to gather others that want to start the New Year with intention. With the division of this past year, financial uncertainty for many, and the reality of so many unknowns, I know that this time instead of feeling hopeful for the new year and what’s to come may feel more like the in-between. The waiting period. There were so many unexpected moments in my own life and business this …

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Final Hours! | Semi-Annual 50% Off Sale of ALL Online Courses

  Final hours of our semi-annual 50% off online course sale! USE CODE: JO50   We only do this twice a year and this will not happen again until June 2021! You can buy as many online art + lifestyle courses that you want for 50% off. We have over 180 online courses from over 105 different teachers!   Every single course (open for registration) on our site is included in this sale!       All of our courses …

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24 Hours Left | Semi-Annual 50% Off Sale on All Art + Lifestyle Online Courses

  24 hours left in our semi-annual 50% off online course sale! USE CODE: JO50   We only do this twice a year and this will not happen again until June 2021! For the next 24 hours you can buy as many online art + lifestyle courses that you want for 50% off. We have over 180 online courses from over 105 different teachers!   Every single course (open for registration) on our site is included in this sale!   …

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48 Hours Left | Semi-Annual 50% Off All Online Course Sale

  48 hours left in our semi-annual 50% off online course sale! USE CODE: JO50   We only do this twice a year and this will not happen again until June 2021! For the next 48 hours you can buy as many online art + lifestyle courses that you want for 50% off. We have over 180 online courses from over 105 different teachers!   Every single course (open for registration) on our site is included in this sale!   …

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Semi-Annual 50% Off Sale | Every Course on our Creative Network!

  Our semi-annual 50% off online course sale has just begun! USE CODE: JO50   We only do this twice a year and this will not happen again until June 2021! For the next 72 hours you can buy as many online art + lifestyle courses that you want for 50% off. We have over 180 online courses from over 105 different teachers!   Every single course (open for registration) on our site is included in this sale!   WE …