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Registration Now Open For Our Brand New E-Course!

We are so excited to share with you our brand new e-course! We can’t wait to share this journey with you. **************** When I was a little girl I would play house. I would hang clothes on the line, pat my baby doll’s back, set a small table with care and decorate “my house”. For as long as I can remember I wanted nothing more than to be a mom and to have a home of my own. As a …

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Work it girl {do your thing on the runway}

Before I get started I wanted to let you know you only have through this weekend to get the discounted registration price for the retreat I am teaching at this coming February! I will be teaching with Mindy Lacefield in the Seattle area. Imagine waking up to a NIA class, all day creating, fireside talks and journaling, long walks along the water and through the gardens, time for yourself to think and create and time to connect with other creative …

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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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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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An Artful Summer {classes and retreats}

We are busy trying to finish up school and most of me wants to just call it good and call it quits. I won’t. I swear. I think I can. I think I can. I think I can. I am already drooling at the thought of creating art all summer and creating more with my kids. If you want to create with me I want to give you a few options. First, I have our popular Creatively Made {rediscovering 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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You Can’t Do Everything {I can attest to this}

  {image is mine} I love this quote. Today is proves very much true. I sometimes can be delusional that I can juggle a million things. The truth is I can’t. When I try I usually prove that all I accomplish is to do everything half way. When you really put yourself into something everything else falls to the wayside….at least for me. Today we just launched our new course. My office is a disaster, the laundry could be climbed, …

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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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Spring Fever {and cleaning house}

We are cleaning house. We have spring fever BAD and we are clearing out all of our winter merchandise and making room for the new items. Almost everything has been marked down in the shop. Many of the sale prices are below WHOLESALE! Most of our items can be worn into summer and also layered over jeans or leggings. Some of our sizes have already sold out so don’t wait too long. The prices are really incredible and worth stocking …

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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 …

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 12 Artsy Ornaments of Christmas {Let’s get creating}

Introducing a new ONLINE holiday mini workshop! I am so excited to be participating in a new workshop by Christy Tomlinson, 12 Artsy Ornaments of Christmas! Just in time to get your creative juices flowing for the holidays! I have teamed up with 10 artsy designer to participate in a 5 day workshop that starts December  5th! This class will be featured on Christy’s private website and each day 3 new artsy ornaments and home décor projects will be posted …

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I had to…I couldn’t take it any longer {you should join me}

I am the kind of girl that (unfortunately) doesn’t think about birthday presents until the day before sometimes. I refuse to put up decorations of any kind unless it is for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I wrap my Christmas presents the night before Christmas. I like to celebrate one holiday at a time. I don’t even really like to begin Christmas shopping until after Thanksgiving. I will not put the Christmas tree up earlier than the day after Thanksgiving (I will …

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E-Course and Art Supply Giveaway

I meant to include all of this in yesterday’s post but snow day got the best of me! To celebrate the launch of my E-Course I want to do a giveaway of 5 spaces to the course and one of those winners will also win over $200 in art supplies to use in the class! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post. For additional chances to win you can: * Blog about the …

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Creatively Made {and a new video too}

I am excited to officially launch my new e-course! Thank you to everyone that has already signed up. I wanted to make a quick video to tell you a little bit more about the course and also to let you know what art techniques I will be teaching. Enjoy the video and more will be coming (pause the music at the bottom first).   This is the perfect way to start the new year and also the course would make …