View Post

December Round-Up | Free Beauty Found on the Internet

I am constantly in awe of the beauty that is all around me if I have my eyes open to it. Sometimes I find it as I am going to sleep knowing all of my kids are home, watching our children become their own beautiful people, getting my studio ready for my creative wintering season, strapping the Christmas trees to the top of our car, prayers being answered (and even when they are not), and reading a book during my …

View Post

An Artist Studio | With Jan McCarthy

As a creative, one of my favorite things in the world is to step into the creative space of another. I love when an artist shares their space, how they use it, a peek into their favorite tools and even what they are currently working on. I hope you will join me for the brand new An Artist Studio series! Each month a different artist will welcome us into their space! I hope it will encourage you to cherish your …

View Post

Free Art Video | Pigment to Watercolor with Jan McCarthy

Join Jan McCarthy for Pigment to Watercolor.  In this free art lesson you will begin by experiencing the magic of color. In this easy to follow lesson Jan begins by creating with her special pigment she brought home from Morocco. She begins by carefully using small amounts of the earth pigment and applying it to a smooth surface. Using just a few simple tools you will create amazing and beautiful colors to use in your very own art pieces. As she …

View Post

The Highest Praise and Support For Our Teachers!

  Each year we have the privilege to collaborate with so many talented and hard working artists! This year we had 24 guest artists on our creative network and two guest artists in my studio! We would never have the variety of online courses on our network without the talent of so many different creatives! I want to take a moment to thank each of them again and to also share with you what they are doing right now. It …

View Post

Instant Access | Everyone is an Artist with Jan McCarthy

Often we don’t approach our creating with an open and playful heart. By the time we get into our creative space there may be a million words, frustrations, worry or even hopes for our limited time in this sacred space. I love when an artist takes the hands of other creatives and encourages the kind of creativity that we all long for…open and free. No rules or expectations. A kindness over ourselves and the work that is precious within us. …