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Early Registration Open! The Art of Connection with Lauren Rudolph

Imagine painting a portrait with layer after layer of color and detail. Imagine learning so well how to sketch and bring emotion into your work that your art just gets richer and draws others in. Imagine an online course that guides you to your next level as an artist. Early Registration for The Art of Connection | Painting an Expressive Portrait with Lauren Rudolph is open for $38 and will go to the full price of $52 on March 16th …

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We Just Opened a Second Weekend | Creatively Made Business Live Workshop!

We are so honored that our Creatively Made Business August Workshop sold out in days! We are opening a second workshop that will be September 5th-8th and we can not wait to welcome you to our studio, home, and land! One of the truest truths in my life is that I love talking business and how to leverage what makes you unique to thrive. Gathering women in this way creates incredible community, clarity in businesses and these deeply strong and …

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Meet The Sponsors | Creatively Made Business Palm Springs

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 has been able to thrive because of their support system. I always remind people that in life and business…we cannot do it alone. We …

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Early Registration Ending! Painting the Light | Expressive Watercolor with Christie Drahnak

As creatives, we long to learn and grow but to also honor our gifts. That honoring comes in making time for creating in whatever form you are pulled. Creativity is a deep, deep calling and there are always a million excuses not to answer.  Are we worthy of taking the time or spending our resources? We often can ask ourselves what else “should” we be doing instead. Will we even make anything good? Why do we forget that the creating …

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Early Registration Open! Daydreams and Window Light with Roxanne Evans Stout

Imagine creating a handmade book filled with techniques, layers and details that you will treasure forever. Roxanne Evans Stout is back on our creative network and she has created a course that will guide you step by step to create a gorgeous artistic book inspired by color and light. Early Registration for Daydreams and Window Light with Roxanne Evans Stout is open for $38 and will go to the full price of $52 on March 5th at 10 pm MST. The course …

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Our Next Creatively Made Business Live Workshop | Registration Is Open!

  One of the truest truths in my life is that I love talking business and how to leverage what makes you unique to thrive. Gathering women in this way creates incredible community, clarity in businesses and these deeply strong and talented women are leaving with a PLAN! We do not have to do this alone! We just finished our Creatively Made Business workshop in Palm Springs last night and our hearts are FULL! This is the best gig in …

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The First Live Workshop of 2019 | Stephanie Ackerman

  Join Stephanie Ackerman in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on April 5-6, 2019 for a two-day art workshop! Our studio is light-filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing. It is our heart’s desire that your time on our land and studio brings you rest and the space to connect with your ideas and creativity. When you arrive on Friday morning you will be welcomed with mimosas as we find our places and meet …

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Early Registration Open! Painting the Light | Expressive Watercolor with Christie Drahnak

As creatives, we long to learn and grow but to also honor our gifts. That honoring comes in making time for creating in whatever form you are pulled. Creativity is a deep, deep calling and there are always a million excuses not to answer.  Are we worthy of taking the time or spending our resources? We often can ask ourselves what else “should” we be doing instead. Will we even make anything good? Why do we forget that the creating …

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Leaps of dreams and finances are hard. I know.

Leaps of dreams and finances are hard. I know. I remember years ago the first time I talked to Kelly about taking a creative trip to France just for me. I remember reading the details and crying because it seemed so wonderful and inspiring and SO WHAT MY HEART NEEDED. Kelly told me that he didn’t know where we would find the money to go but that I had to go. He could see how much this trip was calling …

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Semi-Annual 50% Off Sale | Art + Lifestyle Online Workshops

We only do this twice a year and this will not happen again until Summer! For the next 48 hours we are having our Semi Annual 50% off Online Class Sale! USE CODE: JO50 This is the perfect time to stock up on all of those online classes that you have been dreaming about taking. We have so many courses that are on sale for the first time and for the first time, ALL COURSES are Included! First Time it …

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Join Me In North Carolina In 5 Weeks | Donna Downey Studios

I will be coming back to the Donna Downey Studios and we will have two days to play with storytelling through our art with fabric dying, journal making, sketching, paint, collage and more. Whether your subject matter is landscapes, portraits, or still life, you will learn how to incorporate a story into your art. This will be the first time I teach this workshop live and I can’t wait to have you join me! I am honored to be teaching …

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Registration Closes Tomorrow! | Live Business Workshop Palm Springs

Everything your business needs is everything you have always been! It took me most of my life to let that truth sink in and your business is the same way! Your business needs your gifts, your passions and your story to be set apart! If you are ready to take your business and dreams to the next level then I hope you will join me this coming January for my next live business workshop in Palm Springs, CA! (for those that …

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Begins Tuesday! Studying Under Berthe Morisot with Michelle Wooderson

If you love to learn, study, practice and get into the head of an artist then you are in for the most wonderful creative adventure with Michelle Wooderson. So many of you have been asking for more Studying Under The Masters courses and if you know Michelle (or once you know her) you will know why she was the most perfect artist to lead the next one. Michelle has a deep love of learning and exploring art techniques and she …

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Where to Sleep, Eat, and Shop In Round Top, Texas

This fall I was in Round Top, Texas during antiques week to teach an art class, speak at an event and for two book signings. I have wanted to come to antiques week for years and with the beautiful invitations from Tara Royer Steele and Holly Kuhn I was eagerly packing my bags and leaving room for vintage treasures. I had so many questions about where we shopped, ate and stayed that I wanted to do a fun post sharing …

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Holiday Housewalk | 2018

Thank you Jen Rizzo for inviting me year after year to be included with some of the most talented men and women I know in your gorgeous holiday housewalk. Thank you for allowing this artist that loves home so much to hang out with all of these design and DIY bloggers that make creating home an art. Guys, I have been a part of Jen’s housewalk since the beginning! That means this is my eighth year! So crazy and fun …

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Gift Giving Guide | 2018

Each year I love sharing some of the products that I am loving in my own life and I believe in supporting other small business owners and giving these products as gifts too!  This is why it is so important to small business owners like me that when you love our products you share with your friends and family. You sharing is the best thing you can do to bless us. Here are some of the products and small business …

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Give Thanks! Black Friday in the Shop!

We hope you had the most wonderful Thanksgiving. Whether your day was quiet or you had a house full, our hope is that you remember how much you are loved and how thankful we are for you. For the next three days everything in our online shop is 30% off! Use code GIVETHANKS at checkout. Whether you are looking for art supplies, vintage fabric handbags, jewelry, art or a vintage find…come on over! We will get it wrapped up right …

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Two Seasonal Online Courses 40% Off | No Coupon Required

It is the night before Thanksgiving and for many this is the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season. The day after Thanksgiving we go as a family to get our tree and each year the decorations get simpler and the meaning of the holiday becomes more known. We open our home more than every before and we are learning that gathering others is one of the sweetest ways to love others around us. We would like to offer you …

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Begins Friday! Figuratively Speaking with Dina Wakley

Figuratively Speaking begins on Friday! How many of us want to find freedom in our art? I know that creating authentic art that tells a story with loose lines and brush strokes is what I am always working towards. I am so thrilled to share that Dina Wakley is back with a brand new online course and like each of her courses it is filled with COLOR, intentional marks, and storytelling! If you want to get out of your own head …

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Begins Wednesday! | Storytellers and Mavericks with Jeanne Oliver

I believe that if you want others to feel something when they see your art then YOU have to feel something, share something, or work through something when you create your art. I promise you that it shows in what you put out into the world. If you want to create art that evokes emotion and feeling then I hope you will join me in Storytellers & Mavericks. Join me as we create a gorgeous dyed and stitched journal, use natural dyes with papers …

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Begins Monday! | Mixed Media Directions with Rae Missigman

Rae Missigman is the artist that keeps pushing the boundaries of creativity and she has the heart of a teacher. This is such an incredible combination and what always has students going away wanting more. Lucky us that Rae is back with more!  She is bringing our creative network a brand new course that focuses on words and your creative process. It is guaranteed to be colorful fun! Rae’s course, Mixed Media Directions | A Path to Artful Discovery begins Monday, November 12th, …

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Early Registration Ending! Studying Under Berthe Morisot with Michelle Wooderson

If you love to learn, study, practice and get into the head of an artist then you are in for the most wonderful creative adventure with Michelle Wooderson. So many of you have been asking for more Studying Under The Masters courses and if you know Michelle (or once you know her) you will know why she was the most perfect artist to lead the next one. Michelle has a deep love of learning and exploring art techniques and she …

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Begins Sunday! Sacred Vestments | Expressive Portraits and Figures with Kate Thompson

The inspiring and prolific Kate Thompson is back on our creative network with a brand new course!  It is an honor to have had Kate share her techniques and gifts with us over the years and to love the students on our site so lavishly. Kate will be traveling with me May of 2019 for my last The Living Studio abroad (at least for the foreseeable future) because of our joint love of history, imagery, vintage papers and use of …

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Two Beautiful Gatherings Coming in 2019!

I can not even believe we are at the final months of 2018 and that beautiful plans are already underway for next year.   I have not announced my full schedule for 2019 but I have two events that are open for registration right now! So many of you may have people in your life that want to support your business or art and they would LOVE the opportunity to gift you something special like a workshop. Maybe YOU just …

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Early Bird Ending! Figuratively Speaking with Dina Wakley

*Early Registration Ending How many of us want to find freedom in our art? I know that creating authentic art that tells a story with loose lines and brush strokes is what I am always working towards. I am so thrilled to share that Dina Wakley is back with a brand new online course and like each of her courses it is filled with COLOR, intentional marks, and storytelling! If you want to get out of your own head and start …