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Holiday Shopping Guide 2020 | Support Small Businesses

I have watched with awe and pure respect as so many small business owners have worked harder than ever this year to save, sustain or grow their businesses. Each birthday gift I purchase, teacher we want to thank, or Christmas gift I wrap each year…it is with great intention to try to support another small business in the process. This year this simple act is more important than ever before! I do not want to see a world without the …

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Instant Access | Land + Sky with Rebecca Sower

Have you ever met a creative that seems to make like others seems to breath? The kind of deep ease of creating that welcomes others around them to draw closer and remind them that creating is for them too. That is what I instantly think of when I think of Rebecca Sower. I have known of Rebecca and her work since the beginning of my own reentry into creating and she naturally grows and changes as the years go by …

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Home For The Holidays | Get Your Free Course

  One of our most popular online courses is Creatively Made Home | Home for the Holidays. This three-part course is all about the heart of home and how to make the holidays all about the people you love. During this time of year, we usually offer Home For The Holidays at a discount but this year is so different and home means more than ever so… This year we want to give it away for FREE over the next …

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The Leave of Absence | A Late Fall Cocktail

    This fall cocktail was created by our team member Diane Reeves! Here is a recipe for a slightly citrus-y and a little cider-y drink to help you have a mini escape, a “leave of absence”. We all have cause for a little furlough in our schedules, the need for a moment of calm, and I find the mixing of a cocktail to be a perfect little respite. And for the Fall season, the flavors in this drink emulate …

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Instant Access | Uniquely You Abstracts with Tammy Staab

There is something so dreamy about abstracts and the unexpected stories they tell. The biggest hurdle in abstracts is starting with play but knowing when to get intentional with your marks and compositions. Tammy Staab has a brand new course on our creative network and with her brilliant guidance you will learn about composition, color palettes, when to play and when to calm your piece down with intention. Tammy’s work is inspired by her proximity to the ocean and her …

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The Christmas Collective | Get Your Free Ticket

Since everyone is putting up their Christmas trees early we might as well get our hearts ready too! Melissa AuClair has created a FREE holiday series with so much inspiration and encouragement for this time! It begins today! I am so honored to be included and to share a little bit about how we decorate for Christmas but more about the power of opening up our homes to others. It may look way different this year but that is just …

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Instant Access | The Bookmaker with Roxanne Evans Stout

Are you a collector of vintage bits and ephemera? Do you see beauty in the little things and have treasures stored up but not sure what to do with them? I am completely ok with just having these sacred little collections but I also love when I can take different pieces and bring them to life in new ways. Roxanne Evans Stout is back with her third bookmaking course on our creative network and this time she is lavishing us …

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Instant Access | Everyone is an Artist with Jan McCarthy

Often we don’t approach our creating with an open and playful heart. By the time we get into our creative space there may be a million words, frustrations, worry or even hopes for our limited time in this sacred space. I love when an artist takes the hands of other creatives and encourages the kind of creativity that we all long for…open and free. No rules or expectations. A kindness over ourselves and the work that is precious within us. …

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Final Hours | Get 40% Off One Course

    Thirteen years ago I had a one, five and seven year old and once they were in bed each night I would create until the early hours in the morning. I look back now on those nights and know that those hours to myself to create and finding time no matter the exhaustion the next day was what brought my creativity back to life. It all started with home, gathering, making handmade journals, and altered letters and frames. …

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13th Year In Business Anniversary Sale! | 40% Off One Course!

    Thirteen years ago I had a one, five and seven year old and once they were in bed each night I would create until the early hours in the morning. I look back now on those nights and know that those hours to myself to create and finding time no matter the exhaustion the next day was what brought my creativity back to life. It all started with home, gathering, making handmade journals, and altered letters and frames. …

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Instant Access on Friday! | Soul Doll Sculpture with Kecia Deveney

The first time I met Kecia Deveney at a creative workshop she was thrifting for vintage dolls, vintage pieces to create assemblage dolls and vintage fabrics. Her creativity is all about seeing the potential of the forgotten. Her heart and head creates whimsy and opens the doors for unimaginable creativity and exploration! You have been asking for more doll making and assemblage courses so I know you are going to love this so much! Instant access on Friday for Soul Doll …

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Instant Access on Friday | Painting with Freedom with Melissa Fink

How do you learn to paint intuitively? It takes practice and knowing your tools and how they interact. It means finding freedom in following what your gut tells you to do next and not worrying about the outcome. Melissa Fink embodies this freedom in her marks, brushstrokes, palette and even how she creates a series. It is the sweetest honor to announce that Melissa has created her first ever online course and it is right here for you! Instant access …

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Butternut Squash + Sausage Soup | With a Video Tutorial

I love having friends over and casually and comfortably entertaining. The biggest thing that I have learned over the years is to cook things that I love to cook and things that I have cooked so many times that I am not stressed with my guests. So, make a fun cocktail for your guests and enjoy cooking for your friends and family and keep the focus on them and having a great time. Today, I wanted to share one of …

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Foraging in the Fall | Favorite Vessels For Displaying Your Finds

| Photo and styling by Diane Reeves | “Golden you are, October. Golden sovereigns on your trees.  Golden guineas on your floor, golden coins of leaves that fall for us to scuffle through.” Elsa Beskow   Colorado is golden and I can’t get enough of it’s beauty   Foraging in nature to celebrate the change of the season is part of my rhythm. It grounds me.   Some of my favorite foraging finds over the years include tumbleweeds, dried grass, …

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Instant Access | Palette Knife Play with Nicki Lang

Maybe it is the color palette, the coast that I love so much that is painted or how a moment is captured with energy and emotion…whatever the reason, I am enamored with the work of Nicki Lang and the works she creates with a palette knife. If you have ever wanted to learn how to break down your favorite places in nature with a technique that is full of texture, marks and color you will not want to miss this …

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Fig + Prosciutto Pizza

        Figs are in season and you can find them at many of the markets here in Colorado. I love that with the change of seasons comes the change in flavors we can add in our cooking. Around 4:30 each afternoon I remember that we like to eat dinner! Maybe you are the same way. No? Just me? Well, maybe you are better prepared than I usually am but this one is so easy you can still …

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Instant Access Tomorrow! | Cut Paper Magic with Sharyn Sowell

Join Sharyn Sowell for our first online course all about paper cutting! This beautiful art form can be incorporated into so many different areas of your creativity and the simplicity is absolutely stunning! I have been enamored with the work of Sharyn for a while now and so thrilled she is sharing her techniques with all of us! Early Registration is ending for Cut Paper Magic with Sharyn Sowell. Registration is open for $42 and will go to the full price …

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Creating Intention in Your Home Office

    | Blackwing pencils | Ash Candle | Pottery | Big Idea Book |   Most of us are working from home more than we have in the past. For others maybe you have always worked from home (like us) but you are noticing that your working space does not have the care put into it that you pour into other areas of your home. I am definitely impacted by my surroundings and when my space feels cluttered, haphazard …

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Top 6 Technology and Social Media Tips | For Creating Balance in Home and Business

  When you are a stay at home mom, homeschooler and entrepreneur with a home office… your worlds start to collide. There are days that without everything right here at home I know I wouldn’t be able to do all that we get accomplished. Then there are the days when everything coming at me can be a little too much. The most frequently asked questions that I receive are about how I get so much done, how our family works …

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Last Day to Register For Creatively Made Business | This course will not be offered again until 2021

        Today could be the start of a completely new way to grow your business and create the life you want! If not now, then when?   We ran the last session during the hardest part of the pandemic and watched businesses thrive and we heard over and over that by implementing the Creatively Made Business framework they were having their best quarters ever!   This will be the LAST TIME I am live with the Creatively …

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Let’s Celebrate with a Giveaway! | Creatively Made Business Closes Registration in 4 Days!

*This giveaway is now closed. The winner is… SEPTEMBER 25, 2020REPLY EDIT  Mary W I feel as you do, music is such an important part of my life and creativity! The Beatles and Paul McCartney, especially the Good Evening NY City from the concert. Got to see him in concert doing that same show in AZ. Not over it yet, lol. Love all your classes and your heart, appreciate the opportunity! Also have a big collection of Vinyl so this would …

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Shop The Look | Late Summer Gathering

  Last week I shared my late summer gathering post inspired by friend Courtney’s brand new book, Inspired Gatherings.  Everything used in the photos was pulled from our cabinets and foraged on our land but I have been collecting pieces for years. One of the most common questions I get is regarding where I find some of the staples I share in my entertaining or home posts. When possible I love to share my favorite shops and also suggestions for …

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Come and get your free course! | Studying Under the Masters Portraits and Self-Portraits

  Join six artists as we become the “apprentice”. Through discussion and technique videos, each artist will share their week with a “master”. You’ll learn who their “master” artist studied under, who influenced their work and what techniques and mediums they used. I hope you will join us as we explore 6 different master painters and study and create portraits and/or self-portraits. Teachers: Cori Dantini, Gillian Lee Smith, Robin Fingher, Jane Davenport, Teresa McFayden and Jeanne Oliver The master artists …

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Late Summer Gathering | Inspired by Nature

In a world where gathering may look a little differently and definitely a little smaller,  it is still one of the things our hearts and lives need the most. We are made for each other, community and connection and we are now being given a new opportunity to figure out new ways to use our gifts to bless those around us. When many things have come to a halt there are still graduations, birthdays, anniversaries, first days of school, milestones …

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Instant Access | Pen Paint Paper with Julie Hamilton

Color, composition, layers, insane design sense, paint, paper, collage and intentional marks are some of the reasons that I find the work of Julie Hamilton exquisite.  She is able to bring together simple materials in powerful and moving ways that stops me in my tracks. I am not alone. She is a well loved artist and teacher and it is with so much excitement we share that she has created an online course just for us!  Get lost in great …