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One Day Art Workshop in Round Top, Texas | Registration Open

The official launch date of my new book, The Painted Art Journal, was July 4th and we have been celebrating ever since. It has been the most amazing experience to see how you are connecting with the book and the impact it is having on your own story within your art! Your take on the projects is so inspiring! We are so excited to announce that we have some of the sweetest friends in Round Top, Texas and they have asked …

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Let’s Talk Business at The Market | The Market Beautiful Denver

One of my favorite things in the world is talking business! I love everything about it from the beginning stages, finding your niche, leveraging what makes you unique, the customer engagement and building community, the new ideas and deciding what to do next, watching something you grow from nothing…becoming something better than you imagined. This doesn’t always happen though. It takes more work than anyone knows but also knowledge and skills to really build a strong and successful business. There is …

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One-Day Art Workshop In Franklin, TN | Registration Open

***THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT*** The official launch date of my new book, The Painted Art Journal, is July 4th and because we were going to already be in Nashville and Franklin, TN at this time we decided to celebrate at our home away from home! We have been shown such overwhelming kindness in Tennessee and we are excited and humbled to tell you that Kim Leggett of City Farmhouse will be hosting my one-day art workshop on June 29th …

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An Artist In France | Art and Words from the Living Studio Along the Seine Artists

  The Living Studio workshops were created because there was a void in the art workshop world. The Living Studio would be about exploring a new place and creating art everywhere we went.  When we had scheduled classes they would be shorter to give you the techniques to get back to the museums, the cafes, the gardens and to have your sketchbook with you the whole time. I knew this style of workshop would not be for everyone but for …

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The Everyday Artist {some of our favorite supplies}

When I create I only want to be surrounded by my most trusted and favorite tools and only the tools that help me to express myself. Too many supplies can get in the way, distract and even help you procrastinate (like any of us need any help with that one). Each time we offer you a new supply it is because it is tried and true in my own studio. I wouldn’t offer you anything less. I wanted to share …

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Last Days To Get $1000 off!

******The ship has offered us $1000 off until the end of April!  If you have been on the fence about coming on The Living Studio Along the Seine I wanted to give you a reminder about the discount. The retreat is filling up and I want you to get this discount if you are wanting to join us (the price is already reflected on the prices below).  The price will go up on May 1st!.  If you have ANY questions …

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Creativity Takes Courage {Cat Bude}

*** For those of you that are new to the blog I want to tell you a little bit about the free series. My creative network offers free videos, new online courses, live “chats” and now interviews with courageous lovelies from around the world. Over the past two years I have had the opportunity to interview some of my favorite creative women and business owners. You can see the talented list of interviewees over on my creative network under Creativity …

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Just Dreaming About It Won’t Get You There

In the new year there can be long lists of dreams for the year and maybe even a yearly bucket list.  What I have found to be true is that me just dreaming about something has never led to the actual doing and experiencing.  If I want to learn something, go somewhere, spend time with someone… I have to make a PLAN OF ACTION. There have been more times than I can count that I had no idea how I …

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Flea Market Finds Decorating Blog Hop

Welcome to everyone coming from Kim’s gorgeous blog! I am so glad you are here and I hope you enjoy your visit. My friend Jen had the fun idea of getting a bunch of bloggers together, having us send flea market finds to each other and we had to alter or decorate with them. I love vintage architectural salvage and old bits and pieces. I was thrilled to use this small collection of vintage door knobs in the blog hop. …

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Flea Market Countdown

I live in Colorado. This means that all my wonderful flea market shopping stops for the winter. No garage sales. No flea markets. We don’t even have a great Goodwill. So….I have been EXTREMELY anxious for one of my favorite flea markets..A Paris Street Market… to start back up on May 1. 15 more days. Yes…I counted! I love waking up early, grabbing a coffee, eating the most wonderful breakfast burrito and shopping with my friends. I am also looking …

The Paris Street Market

It was an early, cold and drizzly morning…..and I was in HEAVEN!!! Flea market season has officially begun. I went with two of my sweet friends and neighbors.  I didn't take a lot of pictures because my hands were FULL! My favorite purchase of the day was some vintage linens to use on my aprons and awesome vintage paper items.  I am always a sucker for vintage papers.  I paid a little more than usual but they were worth it. …

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The Country Living Fair

  Day 1-The Set Up Kasey, Beth and I all arrived at our hotel after midnight.  We stayed up too late (caffeine and talking).  We had an early morning getting to our set up location for the fair.  The weather was clear and hot, but perfect for getting everything unloaded.  We worked all day and right when we had our tent PERFECT we were told that rain was expected that night and the following day.  PANIC…..our tent was water resistant …