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Brett Whiteley {sneak peek into week four}

Good Morning! Just a quick post to give you a glimpse into week four of Studying Under The Masters {portraits and self-portraits}. This week artist Robin Fingher will be studying under the works of Brett Whitely. Come and join us for a fascinating look into the world of this renowned Australian artist. *** If you are interested in joining us for the newest Masters class we would love to have you! The course is a six week course but the …

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Back To School Sale {24 hours only}

What will YOU create this fall? I hope you will take a chance on one of our classes and open up your creativity in a new way! Fall and winter is the perfect time to create and try something new. I don’t think the kids should be the only ones to get all the new fun stuff for back to school. For the next 24 hours you can get any of our currently running online courses 50% off! Come checkout …

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Take Your Business To The Next Level {Giveaway Too}

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 my business 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 I wish …

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Creative Girl: Land of Light and Shadows

Sometimes there is an artist, class, medium, technique that opens up your creative world… and you can feel your creativity ready to explore like never before. I don’t mean to brag but I am pretty excited about this… Once upon a time there was a tiny-ish girl who loved to cut, draw, and paint. She saw things in the sunshine and shadows that other people never seemed to notice. She bounced all that wonderfulness around inside her noggin for a …

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Are You Open About Who Inspires You?

I don’t know where it came from. This idea that everything you do must be 100% original and you must pull it out from the depths of your being.  It isn’t really you, good, original, authentic…unless you create something that has never been made or done before. Can we just be real for a moment? We all inspire and encourage one another even if you don’t realize it. We can be inspired by magazines, movies, music, friends, paintings, museums, travel, …

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Who Are They Studying Under?

Good morning! I am so thrilled about your excitement over Studying Under The Masters {becoming an apprentice}! For those of you that have registered (and those of you that may be hearing about it for the first time) I wanted to share WHO the teachers will be studying under. First of all I want to say that having these eight incredible artists join me on this creative journey is humbling. I adore each of these women for their creativity and …

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A Living Magazine {and a video for you too}

Before I get started I wanted you to see a video that I made just for you. I wanted you to hear a little bit from me about the course and why I would even make it in the first place. {and yes…I have bangs now…and I am really diggin’ them and so is my family…we need to get out more} {to watch the video at the highest quality click the HD in the right hand corner} In 7 days …

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What Makes It Special For You? {i bet it is the little things}

It was November 2001, days before Thanksgiving and only a few days before my sister’s wedding. Family had flown in from all over the country and we were hosting Thanksgiving dinner in our first little home in Ft. Collins. Jack was just a little over 1 year old and this would be the first Thanksgiving meal I had ever prepared for more than just us. I was excited about having my aunts and uncles in our home and blessing them …

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Watercolor Greetings {learn to paint your own holiday cards}

I hope you are all having a wonderful start to your week. We are having the best time on our east coast adventures and I will have a post this week sharing everything we have been doing. I am in heaven with the fall weather, all the trees, tripping over history everywhere I go and the leaves that are beginning to change. I wanted to take a few moments to tell you about a brand new e-course starting soon. Courtney …

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The 411 {all the details about the teen bedroom makeover}

I wanted to tell you real quick that for the next 24 hours we are offering Jennifer Rizzo’s Santos Cage Dolls e-course for only $10 (you have access to the videos for 6 months) . Fall is the perfect time to get back into creating and Jen’s Santos dolls are incredible and even perfect for decor and gift giving. I learned so much about using clay and breaking down the face into shapes. Jen is an amazing teacher and you …

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Let’s Play Dress Up {summer beauty and fashion}

I can not remember a time that I didn’t love and appreciate fashion. Whether I was watching an old black and white movie with my mom, reading the latest Vogue magazine or sketching my own creations…I have been a lover of fashion. When I was thinking what I wanted the summer series to include I knew I wanted it to include fashion and beauty. I purposely chose a person that was not a fashion blogger. I chose someone that loves …

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Celebrate My Birthday With Me!

In celebration of my birthday weekend I am offering ALL currently running e-courses for only $18! I will be turning 26 on Sunday. What? In my head I am 26 so that has to count for something! This sale is only good for the next 48 hours so don’t wait. This sale includes Creatively Made Home, Creatively Made, Building a Creatively Made Business and The Journey of Letting Go! Every course is available for one full year from the date …

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Creativity Takes Courage {Interview With Pamela DuMont}

Our April interview in our new video series, Creativity Takes Courage, begins right now! ******* For those of you that are new to the blog then I want to tell you a little bit about the free series. Two 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. …

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Creativity Takes Courage {interview with Stephanie Lee}

Our new video series, Creativity Takes Courage, begins right now! I have been wanting to do this for so long! I am beyond excited that it is starting and honored with the long list of creative men and women that have agreed to participate! Last month 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 is …

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Blah, Blah, Blah and Other Ramblings

I feel like I am still getting into the groove of the new year. The past two years I have gone HERE to connect and focus my creativity and business. It starts today and I am kicking myself for not going. I had forgotten that January and February can be hard to put it nicely. I didn’t sign up because I really, really, really want to go to the NYC version. Tickets sell out FAST so I better be on …

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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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How Do You See Your Home? {early morning perspective}

{All photos were taken early in the morning before anyone else was awake} ** How do you see your home? Many times we see our home for what it isn’t and not all that it is. That is one of the main reasons I wanted to create the course Creatively Made Home. It certainly wasn’t because I believed I had the perfect home, the most expensive home, the best decorating skills or advice you couldn’t live without:-) ** I am …

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The Beauty of France {Sneak Peek}

  I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing weekend. We took the children to the Littleton Historical Museum and they made apple cider, saw the animals, ate pumpkin pie, took a wagon ride and picked out their pumpkins to carve. I can’t wait to show you the photos because it is like stepping back in time when you step on the land of this 1860s farm. The rest of the weekend we were busy getting the new site …

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End of Week Ramblings

I wanted to give you all a few quick updates about where you can find us lately. We are so excited that you can now get iphone skins, covers, wrapped canvases of my art etc. at Society 6! I hope you pop on over and see the really fun and beautiful new items we get to offer you. We are also featured this month in the Fall 2012 issue of Folk Magazine! Two articles in fact! They did such a …

You Ask {I Spill}

First off I want to thank you for your overwhelming response to our new collection. When you put so much of yourself into something and then it is loved by others……that is one of the most rewarding feelings in the world. Thank you! There is still time to enter our $500 giveaway package. Go HERE to find out all the details! ************ Follow this link to my last You Ask {I spill}. Now onto your questions. Bess asked… That little …

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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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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 …

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Surviving {Waiting to thrive}

Sometimes we can hear about another person’s diagnosis and think that because their symtpoms are not ours that you could not possible have the same disease. I have multiple allergies to different foods and chemicals.  If I eat them I experience stroke symptoms, numbness, tingling, agitation, foggy brain, inability to speak properly….plus many more.  In the past year and a half that I have been off of gluten there have been a few times that I have accidentally had it. …