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Building a Creatively Made Business LIVE Workshop | We Are Giving Away ONE Spot!

    THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED The winner of the one spot to my Building a Creatively Made Business LIVE workshop is… DECEMBER 5, 2017REPLY  Melinda Dennis When I was little I dreamed of being a singer. I was raised in a house always always swirling with song. I’d dress up with my older sister, so carefully put the album on the record player and twirl my mother’s scarf in a circle singing to Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire. …

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Time To Make Some Art and Build Those Dreams {Registration is now open}

It has been a year since our last art e-course…. Creatively Made {rediscovering the beauty of your gifts}. I am so excited to have a new art course that will begin April 8, 2013. I hope you will join me making lots of art in The Journey of Letting Go {Creating beauty from ashes}! Just as in the Creatively Made course this will be a discussion and art course. Art will be our companion as we discuss the journey of letting …

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Bluegrass, Brothers and Some Weed {there may have been a quick getaway too}

I am sorry that I have been so absent here on my blog but it is summer and our days have been full of sun, company, the pool and creating. As you know from my last post my friend Kim was out for a visit. We wanted to do something really special while she was here that would always remind her of Colorado. We surprised her with tickets to see the Avett Brothers at Red Rocks Amphitheater. It doesn’t get …

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Old Glory Antique Show {and time with the Fancy Farmgirl}

(all of the photos were taken by my phone in tons of sunlight..sorry) I live in Colorado as most of you know. We are known for our beautiful mountains, incredible weather, occasional wildfires, Tebowing and hiking. Not known for amazing shows. When my friends in the PNW are all heading out to the Farm Chicks show I am just a tad jealous. When my midwest friends all pile into a car to shop at the Country Living Fair I mope …

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Reflections of Paris {Part III}

For the month of June I will be sharing photos from my trip to France in the summer of 2010. The photos from my Paris portion of the trip have never been seen. I am loving going back through the photos and how they are triggering my memories. I am also getting more and more excited for the upcoming trip to France I have with my husband in September. You can see the previous photos HERE and HERE. After the …

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Summer of Art {won’t you join me?}

(photo taken by my rock star, photographer friend Tiffany Kirchner-Dixon) I have left this summer wide open. I wanted to make sure that we had time to do more hiking (our favorite family activity), work on the house, work in the yard, read books with the kids and MAKE ART!!! Really, really, really make art. Sometimes the business of business is…well….business! I am giddy just thinking of the paint and messy hands in my future. If your heart flutters a …

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Lover Of Words

As we are putting the final touches on the new course I wanted to share some of the quotes that we will be sharing. I love including words in my art and it is so fun to put these together for the courses. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. Enjoy your weekend. And for those of you ready to grow your business or learn how to start…..I will see you on Monday afternoon.

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Winner, winner, chicken dinner {and we are obviously repainting our whole house}

(our video…please pause the music player at the bottom first) I have some winners here! Here are the 10 people that are winning a spot in my Building a Creatively Made Business e-course. Come on down…. Heather Santos of Sparrow’s Journey Meghan of Sweet Pea and Beans Alicia of La Famille Rachel of A Cupcake for Moose Cathy Bueti of Artsy Butterfly Carlanda Williamson of Lollie Magpie Designs Alie of Paper Art Scene Judy of Twinkle Star Crafts & Vintage Crafts Amanda …

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Beginning your business giveaway {The best giveaway I have ever had}

I have a heart for women. I am constantly amazed at the depth, quality, beauty, talent and strength of women. I had promised myself when I first started that if I ever figured this whole thing out (and I am still learning) that I would share how I did it. Along the way I have always tried to answer emails, encourage and support other small business owners (and dreamers). I had questions at the beginning and so many didn’t want …

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Are You a Dreamer? {Time to make the next move}

When I first started my business I had no idea what was in store. Thank goodness. I wouldn’t have believed it and I would have been scared. Way more scared than I was already. Over the past four years I have learned so much and grown my business by leaps and bounds. The truth is that I made mistakes along the way, learned from them and worked hard. Really hard. Everyday I get emails from readers asking me how I …

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New E-Course, Beautiful Retreat and a Little Reminder to Ask {the answer may surprise you}

I am so excited to share a very tiny sneak peek of my new e-course that will begin on April 16th! More information will be coming next week along with a video. I hope you will join me! ***************************************** Last year I had the privilege of taking an art class with Flora Bowley at The Makerie. Last minute I was able to join in on one of the day passes. First of all the retreat is in beautiful Boulder. Secondly, …

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Don’t Be Ditchin’ Class {Last Day To Register}

I can’t believe that today is really here. Today is the first day of my e-course Creatively Made! I am so excited for all the people that are signed up and I hope it is an amazing four weeks for all of us. I love the texts and emails coming from friends reminding me how I have talked about doing this class for almost 2 years. What amazing friends and family I have that have supported and encouraged me. So …

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Happy New Year {let’s celebrate}

Another year has come and gone. For some it was their best and for many they were happy to see it go. I know it was a hard year for many. In the midst of the hard there is also joy. There always is. A new year. Don’t you just love a clean slate? That is what a new year means to me. It means do overs. Fresh start. Ways to grow and a motivation to try something new. Last …

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The Winners of the E-Course Giveaway {Don’t forget about the $200 of art supplies}

I have winners!! I love giveaway day. I am giving away five spots to my new e-course Creatively Made {rediscovering the beauty of your gifts}. The five spots go to….. Angie of http://www.vintageofficetype.blogspot.com/ Kimberly of http://vintagenovella.blogspot.com/ Tina of http://www.tinawishart.blogspot.com/ Priscilla..I will be emailing you because I didn’t see a blog or other contact information. Duane of http://cottageintheoaks.com/ I am also giving away $200 worth of art supplies that will be put together by me (with many vintage extras from my …