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Early Registration Price Ending | The Painted Prairie with Beth Cole

What if you could capture a feeling of the landscapes around you? What would that feel like to create art that brought yourself and others to a place of rest just by looking at it? That is what Beth Cole’s work does for me. It is a giant exhale and I can almost feel the breeze, sun on my face and the sounds of the birds in the air.  This is such a gift that Beth has to capture landscapes …

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Apple Picking + Apple Crisp

We looked at our property and purchased it in the middle of winter and it was completely covered in snow. Over the past seven months of living here we have watched the land change through the seasons and we have had sweet surprises along the way. One of our best surprises so far are some apples trees on the land! Come and check out our first harvest! We have been sharing with the neighbors, the horses and enjoying them ourselves …

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Our Time In Farmland {moo}

First of all I would like to thank all of you that commented in my  Sometimes in the Pain post. I was overwhelmed by your response and also the countless private emails I received. I wrote that for me. I wrote that for my own family. To truth is that when I sat down to do the post I was just going to show photos from our trip home. At the last minute it quickly spilled out. I pressed publish …

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NaDa Farm Sale {I will be teaching three classes this fall}

In the spring I had a wonderful time teaching a mixed media art class at the NaDa Farm Sale. This October 7 & 8th I will be teaching again! I am so excited to tell you that I am teaching THREE classes! On Friday night I will be teaching (along side Jennifer Rizzo) the class, “Avenues to an Artful Business”. There is such joy in simply creating, but there is something so fulfilling about being able share it with others …

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Hidden Possibilities {Do You See It}

I love a good makeover story. I see an old house and see all the potential beauty. I dream of amazing renovations with beautiful wooden floors revealed or architectural secrets discovered that the house has been keeping for years. So, imagine my delight when I came across this old, burned, stone house in the country in Illinois. There was another house on this property that was probably being lived in. It made me start thinking what I would do if …

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NaDa Farm {Part II}

My whole family had the privilege of meeting Anne Marie and her beautiful family last summer. From the moment you step on their land you are enveloped in peace and beauty. It is a rare treat to feel that so quickly. They have the joy of raising their children on land.  Real land.  Something I very much wish for. It didn’t feel any different this time. Most of the joy of being at their sale is actually enjoying this life …