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Gift Guide for the Beauty Chasers | Christmas 2021

We are all beauty chasers in one way or another. My friend Sheila Atchley often says that, “Beauty Defies Despair”.  Do we have our eyes open to that beauty?  The beauty that is all around in people, nature, circumstances, love, forgiveness, faith, gathering, the work of our hands, the sound of laughter, the comfort of touch, the gifts of others and a million other moments of beauty that defy despair?   We are a small business, I love to purchase …

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Expressive Ancestor Portraits with Erin Faith Allen | Instant Access

As I was growing up I dreamed of being an archeologist. I had a deep love of history, stories, and the idea of uncovering what was hidden. It was not until I was a working artist that I found it surprising that so many of the other artists that I admired also had this same dream as a child. I find it beautiful to realize that so many of the artists that I connect with create work with layers, stories …

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Proof of Life | Journal Entry No. 10

Proof of Life Journal Entry No. 10 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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Deconstructed Faces with Kate Thompson | Instant Access!

I have several Kate Thompson works of art in our own home and the more you look, the more you see. What from a distance looks likes a portrait soon becomes lines, texture, layers, history, wire, plaster, and most importantly…a story. Kate is a master at breaking down the face and then adding the most unique elements back into the work. Grab your favorite collections of vintage ephemera, old pieces of cloth, and maybe even a little plaster, and let’s …

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An Artist in Oaxaca | With Tracy Verdugo

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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Clay Alchemy with Idania Salcido | Early Registration Open

All artists are storytellers. How each one of us tells that story is where the beauty unfolds. Idania Salcido tells stories of nature, whimsical girls and animals through sketch, paint and clay. We are honored to have Idania back for her third course and this time she is sharing her storytelling through earth, water, air and fire. Early registration is open for Clay Alchemy with Idania Salcido. Early Registration is $42 and will go to the full registration price of …

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The November Round-Up | 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 digging for vintage treasures with dear friends, foraging in the woods, building the first fire of the season in the studio, and the beauty of paint-covered hands. Sometimes you will even find beauty on the internet. I found so many beautiful little treasures on the internet this past month and I wanted to …

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Rebel Encaustics with Stephanie Lee| Early Registration Open

You guys had so much fun PLAYING and CREATING in Textural Minimalism that Stephanie Lee started right away creating the next course that she knew she could bring to life in a new way. She took your questions, fears and even financial reasons for not adding encaustic into your work and she created a course that would give you freedom in all of these areas. Stephanie is not only one of my favorite artists in the world but she has …

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November Course Special | Painting with Freedom with Melissa Fink 30% Off

  Yesterday we offered another free art lesson and it was for Beauty in the Mess from the course Painting with Freedom with Melissa Fink.   For the month of November only you can get Painting with Freedom for 30% off with the code FREEDOM30 at checkout.   If you have not taken this course you will love the art and teaching style of Melissa Fink! Creativity is Calling!    

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Free Art Video | Beauty in the Mess with Melissa Fink

Join Melissa Fink for Finding Beauty In The Mess. In this free art lesson you will begin by creating a messy, playful piece with no expectation or specific outcome in mind. You will be amazed at the beautiful compositions you will end up finding along the way. In this easy-to-follow lesson, Melissa begins with a mindset of allowing ourselves to feel encouraged and to be reminded, “It doesn’t need to be perfect to be beautiful.” She uses the simplest of tools, …

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Holiday Home*ologie with Daune Pitman | Instant Access

The holidays are approaching and I KNOW your hearts for family, home and gathering because you share them with me often. I know that you want attention to detail and beauty but most of all you want a home where people feel seen and loved! Women are atmosphere changers of their homes and gatherings and with Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner how can we make home the best place to be this holiday? We are in for the …

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Foraged Landscapes with Kristy Kensinger | Instant Access Tomorrow

Want to learn to gather your own pigment, make art supplies from scratch and then create landscapes from your foraged finds? If you are lover of nature and the world around you THIS course is what you have been waiting for!   Each teacher on our creative network has been handpicked because I see something so special and unique about what they offer and how they share that journey. When I think back to what first drew me to Kristy Kensinger it …

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Deconstructed Faces with Kate Thompson | Registration Open

I have several Kate Thompson works of art in our own home and the more you look, the more you see. What from a distance looks likes a portrait soon becomes lines, texture, layers, history, wire, plaster, and most importantly…a story. Kate is a master at breaking down the face and then adding the most unique elements back into the work. Grab your favorite collections of vintage ephemera, old pieces of cloth, and maybe even a little plaster, and let’s …

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Expressive Ancestor Portraits with Erin Faith Allen | Welcome Video

    Welcome video from Erin Faith Allen In this video I share the backstory of how and why I became passionate about creating with history and my ancestors. We will be focused on creatively expressing what you do know about your ancestors. If you know nothing about your ancestors … it is my wish for you that you will be inspired to learn. Learning about my ancestors was the bridge that carried me outside of my own personal story …

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Proof of Life | Journal Entry No. 09

Proof of Life Journal Entry No. 09 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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Expressive Ancestor Portraits with Erin Faith Allen | Registration Open

As I was growing up I dreamed of being an archeologist. I had a deep love of history, stories, and the idea of uncovering what was hidden. It was not until I was a working artist that I found it surprising that so many of the other artists that I admired also had this same dream as a child. I find it beautiful to realize that so many of the artists that I connect with create work with layers, stories …

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Holiday Home*ologie with Daune Pitman | Registration Open

The holidays are approaching and I KNOW your hearts for family, home and gathering because you share them with me often. I know that you want attention to detail and beauty but most of all you want a home where people feel seen and loved! Women are atmosphere changers of their homes and gatherings and with Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner how can we make home the best place to be this holiday? We are in for the …

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The Magpie’s Nest with Aimee Irel Bishop | Instant Access

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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Free Art Video | Doodle Drawings with Julie Hamilton

In this free art lesson you will begin by creating organic ground markings on a simple piece of paper with your sharpie. These markings can be slow and controlled or chaotic mindless scribbles and doodling. Either way you end up with an amazing piece. In this easy to follow lesson Julie begins her meditative process to see what is revealed through mark making, doodling, highlighting and drawing with scissors. Her heart is for you to allow yourself to create organically, …

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Last Big Sale of the Year! | 40% off one Online Course

  Fourteen 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. The …

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14 Year Anniversary Sale | One Course 40% Off

  Fourteen 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. The …

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Live Workshops Here in the United States | Fall 2021

The live workshops here at our home, land and studio ended a few months ago, so I have rounded up a list of live workshops here in the United States if you are deeply desiring creating with others.   There is so much magic in coming together in community! If you are able to gather with others I hope you will find a workshop that is perfect for you!   *Please note that we asked our community for live workshops …

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Foraged Landscapes with Kristy Kensinger | Registration Open

Want to learn to gather your own pigment, make art supplies from scratch and then create landscapes from your foraged finds? If you are lover of nature and the world around you THIS course is what you have been waiting for!   Each teacher on our creative network has been handpicked because I see something so special and unique about what they offer and how they share that journey. When I think back to what first drew me to Kristy Kensinger it …

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Proof of Life | Journal Entry No. 08

Proof of Life Journal Entry No. 08 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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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 …