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Pattern Play Early Registration Price Ends Today!

Good Morning! Just a reminder that TODAY is the last day to get the early registration price for the new course Pattern Play: Create Your Own Professional Patterns in Photoshop with Ease.  This course is being taught by surface artist Bari J. Here is a peek into the content… Learn how to easily create patterns in Photoshop using a variety of methods from an industry professional. You’ll learn about different ways to create repeats, how to create artwork from within …

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Learn From a Designer {Sew Simple. Sew Fun}

You know when you just instantly connect with a person, a style and a brand? That is how I felt the first time I saw the product photos of Bink and Boo. I am a huge lover of vintage fabric and finding new ways to reuse vintage elements in my own products. She is on trend on with her clean lines, everyday style and vintage vibe. It doesn’t hurt that the designer and owner behind Bink and Boo is completely …

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Sketchworks Begins November 4th!

I carry pencils, pencils and a sketchbook everywhere I go. I never know when I will want to jot down my thoughts or quickly sketch out an idea. Over the years I have definitely grown my drawing skills but I still know there are so many fundamentals I have yet to grasp and include in my art. When I was studying about the life of Van Gogh I found it fascinating that he practiced his sketching for years…truly years…before he …

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Making Hand Carved Stamps {Free Video}

Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner and it is a sweet time of year where we may take extra time to create for others and our home. Once of my favorite ways to add details to wrapping paper, note cards and tags is by making my own hand carved stamps. This is so much easier than you may think and a lot of fun to make. I wanted to share with you one of the videos from one …

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New Sculpting Course Open For Registration! {create your own holiday gifts this year}

I am thrilled to announce that Stephanie Lee will be teaching Hand Formed | Simple Sculpting {sculpting with plaster and clay} beginning NEXT month! This is the perfect time to create special gifts that really mean something special for the holidays. Stephanie is creating a course that will teach you the basics and beyond and you will walk away with multiple sculptures for yourself or others. {The images below are just peeks into the kinds of projects being created. More …

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Pablo Picasso {sneak peek}

Week one of Studying Under The Masters {portraits and self-portraits} has been a huge hit all about studying under Vincent Van Gogh! The work coming out of the class is already outstanding and so inspiring. Teresa McFayden is leading week two and studying under the works of Pablo Picasso. Here is just a peek… I hope to see you in class! This course has just begun and the price is $62. To register please click HERE. For people that are …

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Sketchworks [drawing with confidence]

Good Morning! I wanted you to know about a brand new art course that will begin on November 4th.  Artist Angie Redhead will lead this two week drawing course Sketchworks [drawing with confidence]. He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast. – Leonardo da Vinci The old masters were skilled draftsmen. Having a good understanding of logical art allowed them to deviate from …

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Creativity Takes Courage {Interview With Christy Tomlinson}

Our June interview in our video series, Creativity Takes Courage, begins right now! ******* For those of you that are new to the blog I want to tell you a little bit about the free series. Five months ago we expanded our creative network to offer free videos, new online courses, live “chats” and now interviews with courageous lovelies from around the world. My first interview of the Creativity Takes Courage series was with the amazing Stephanie Lee. The February …