Charlotte Lyons

When Your Memories Start to Fade

    | My mom is the little blonde second from the left. One more was added to the family when my mom was in high school |   We have all had those experiences waiting for the memories to fade. In fact, people will tell you that the memory will fade someday. People will […]
-

May 2024 Beauty Round-Up | Beauty Found

I am constantly in awe of the beauty that is all around me if I have my eyes open to it. Sometimes I find it in the tension of transition (thank you Craig Cooney for articulating it so well). This will be more of what I share soon as our business is shifting, our home […]
-

Paper + Portraits | Early Registration Pricing Ending

Join me for another live Zoom art workshop. This session is all about portrait printmaking. In this online workshop you will create multiple quick portraits that will be your inspiration for your linoprint. I will share my process for create loose and abstract portraits, how to create beautiful and rich color washes to bring a […]
-

An Artist in Bellagio, Italy | Make the Whole World your Studio

Welcome to An Artist In series. In this series a different artist, that is intimate in different parts of the world, will share their insider tips for where to eat, stay, see the best art, sketch the best views, rest at their favorite cafes and more. You will be able to go out and adventure […]
-

Navigli Antique Market | Antique Market in Milan

When we are staying in Bellagio we love to take the train from Lake Como to Milan for the Navigli Antique Market. On the last Sunday of every month over 400 vendors line the banks of Naviglio Grande (the oldest canal in Milan) and you will find everything from vintage linens, gorgeous mid century furniture, […]
-

48 Hours in Venice | Top Tips

  While we were in Italy last summer, we had a little over 48 hours in Venice. There are many faces to this ancient city you can visit again and again and keep discovering new beauty. I would like to offer some suggestions that may help to take a step back in time and see […]
-

Traveling Well | Tips for Extended Adventures with your Family

Traveling as a family has given us the incredible gift of adventure, lasting memories, time to bond in new ways, and seeing the world together with fresh eyes. While shorter trips are relatively straightforward to plan, embarking on an extended journey requires a little more thoughtfulness and preparation. Last summer we had a five week […]
-

Travel Musts Shopping Guide | Part Two

      I have wanted to travel since I was a little girl. I would call up the airlines and ask them how much to fly from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angles, California (or a million other places). I am so sorry to every single person that spent all of that time on the […]
-

Travel Musts Shopping Guide | Part One

  I have wanted to travel since I was a little girl. I would call up the airlines and ask them how much to fly from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angles, California (or a million other places). I am so sorry to every single person that spent all of that time on the phone with […]
-

Paper + Portraits | A Live Zoom Art Workshop

Join me for another live Zoom art workshop. This session is all about portrait printmaking. In this online workshop you will create multiple quick portraits that will be your inspiration for your linoprint. I will share my process for create loose and abstract portraits, how to create beautiful and rich color washes to bring a […]
-

Inspired By | May 2024

We are. on our way home from Nashville and our time with Jack and Maddy. We packed up Maddy’s apartment on campus and moved everything into storage for the summer. She only has one semester left. During our quick trip we ate good food, talked for hours, laughed hard, sweat a lot (dang you Southern […]
-

Birthday Sale | One Course 40% Off

  This is my birthday week and on May 5th I turn 52! I love birthdays! I love making it extra special for those I love and I will squeeze out all of the goodness I can when it comes to me too. Come celebrate with me and get ONE course that you have been […]
-

Birthday Sale | One Online Course 40% Off!

  This is my birthday week and on May 5th I turn 52! I love birthdays! I love making it extra special for those I love and I will squeeze out all of the goodness I can when it comes to me too. Come celebrate with me and get ONE course that you have been […]
-

The Art of Gathering | Last Days to Get 50% Off!

  Our APRIL 50% off course special is The Art of Gathering with Jeanne Oliver.     Over the past 16 + years we have gathered others through live workshops here in the United States and abroad. Whether we have been leading a group making art along the Seine, taking a bike ride through the […]
-

April 2024 Beauty Round-Up | Beauty Found

I am constantly in awe of the beauty that is all around me if I have my eyes open to it. Sometimes I find it in the midst of boxes and memories, the sound of a favorite jazz album, how different spring looks at a new place, memes sent back and forth until we talk, […]
-

The Nester Has a Brand New Book! | House Rules: How to Decorate for Every Home, Style and Budget

When we moved into our home we took a workshop and made it our studio, we took the old dining room and added a fireplace to make it a cozy sitting area, turned a home office into our family room and we took the larger living room to become our library and music room. We […]
-

Experiments on Paper | Instant Access + Watch the Trailer

          In this two part online workshop you will create multiple abstract works on paper. I share my techniques and methods of creating layers and texture within my work, composition, how to get unstuck and how to finish your work and how to take smaller works to inspire larger works. We […]
-

Experiments on Paper Begins TOMORROW | Last Days to Get Early Registration Pricing

    Join me for another live Zoom art workshop. This session will be all about abstract techniques on paper. I have so much I want to share with you so we are making this a special two part workshop. Our first session will be 10-noon MT followed by a two hour break and then […]
-

Experiments on Paper Begins in 2 Days | Last Days to Get Early Registration Pricing!

    Join me for another live Zoom art workshop. This session will be all about abstract techniques on paper. I have so much I want to share with you so we are making this a special two part workshop. Our first session will be 10-noon MT followed by a two hour break and then […]
-

Experiments on Paper Begins in 3 Days! | Final Days for Early Registration Pricing

    Join me for another live Zoom art workshop. This session will be all about abstract techniques on paper. I have so much I want to share with you so we are making this a special two part workshop. Our first session will be 10-noon MT followed by a two hour break and then […]
-

Experiments on Paper | Early Registration Pricing Ending

    Join me for another live Zoom art workshop. This session will be all about abstract techniques on paper. I have so much I want to share with you so we are making this a special two part workshop. Our first session will be 10-noon MT followed by a two hour break and then […]
-

Art as Worship is Coming to Franklin, TN | Registration Open!

UPDATE: SOLD OUT TO GET ON THE WAITLIST PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINKS BELOW AND CONNECT WITH VANESSA   Art as Worship in Franklin, TN August 16-17, 2024 We are taking Art as Worship to Franklin, TN! I have been invited to share my heart when it comes to our creativity and worship. I am so […]
-

10 Days Until Experiments on Paper | Early Registration Available!

    Join me for another live Zoom art workshop. This session will be all about abstract techniques on paper. I have so much I want to share with you so we are making this a special two part workshop. Our first session will be 10-noon MT followed by a two hour break and then […]
-

One-On-One Business Consulting | Spring Calendar Open

I am thrilled to share the the spring calendar for consulting is now open.  One-on-one business consults is one of my favorite ways to connect with business owners and so much can be accomplished during this time. Whether you want to meet face-to-face or live on zoom we have options for both. I know what […]
-