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Early Registration Open! The Raw of Silence with Emma Petitt

I have become a bit of a collector of the works of Emma Petitt. Each time I have been able to purchase another piece I fall more and more in love with all of the colors, layers, and emotions in her creations. There is so much life in what Emma puts out into the world and her teaching is no different! Early Registration for The Raw of Silence with Emma Petitt is open for $38 and will go to the …

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Live Tomorrow! Minimal Collage | Creating More with Less with Leslie Rottner

“Focusing only on imperfect papers and book parts from the past, explore the notion of creating beautiful collage work using very few supplies. No marks, no paint, just paper. Clear the clutter to create space, both mentally and physically, and allow the papers to speak for themselves. Creating a collage that is strong enough to stand on it’s own encourages thoughtful placement knowing it won’t be covered up. Creating a practice of being present in the moment and working with …

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Early Registration Ending! Soul Food with Tiffany Goff Smith

Sometimes you meet another artist and everything they are putting out into the world is so fun, colorful, relatable, joyful and just dripping with my favorites of layers and textures that you cross your fingers that they will want to teach a course and share it with our artists!  You will laugh, create and have fingers covered with paint in our newest online course opening for early registration today. Join us in Soul Food. What a perfect name for a …

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New Free Art Video | Exploring Negative Space with Pauline Agnew

We have just added another free video to our creative network! Today we have released Exploring Negative Space  with Pauline Agnew. This free video gives you a taste of the course, Feel The Pose | Creating Expressive and Energetic Figure Drawings and we hope you will join us for the full class! From Pauline- When the penny dropped for me and I really ‘got’ how to see negative space when I was drawing, my drawing really improved. It’s one thing …

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New Free Art Video | Etching in Color with Rae Missigman

We have just added another free video to our creative network! Today we have released Etching in Color  with Rae Missigman. This free video gives you a taste of the course, Mixed Media Directions | A Path to Artful Discovery. and we hope you will join us for the full class! Concealing layers of our work can be more much than a shield. Consider the words, for a moment, that we employ as a foundation for our art. These might …

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My Birthday Sale! 40% Off One Course

Not much has changed since this photo! I still wear my hair in pigtails and I am a sucker for convertibles! I love birthdays! I love making it extra special for those I love and I will squeeze all of the goodness I can when it comes to me too. I have been known to keep it going for as long as I can and I am not ashamed! Come celebrate with me and get a course that you have …

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Early Registration Open! Soul Food with Tiffany Goff Smith

Sometimes you meet another artist and everything they are putting out into the world is so fun, colorful, relatable, joyful and just dripping with my favorites of layers and textures that you cross your fingers that they will want to teach a course and share it with our artists!  You will laugh, create and have fingers covered with paint in our newest online course opening for early registration today. Join us in Soul Food. What a perfect name for a …

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Begins Tuesday! The Art of Connection with Lauren Rudolph

Imagine painting a portrait with layer after layer of color and detail. Imagine learning so well how to sketch and bring emotion into your work that your art just gets richer and draws others in. Imagine an online course that guides you to your next level as an artist. The Art of Connection | Painting an Expressive Portrait with Lauren Rudolph is live tomorrow, April 16th! Registration is $52 and will be Instant Access at 6am MST.  The course is …

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Early Registration Ending! An Illustrated Journey with Lorraine Bell

Imagine learning the art techniques that will allow you to connect with your world. The techniques that help you to be fully present in your day to day life. This is a gift to yourself.  Learning how to slow down and see…really see…is one of the greatest lessons to learn and Lorraine Bell will guide you through her process and help you capture the world around YOU. Many of you know Lorraine as one of the team members of “The …

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Begins Monday! Daydreams and Window Light with Roxanne Evans Stout

Imagine creating a handmade book filled with techniques, layers, and details that you will treasure forever. Roxanne Evans Stout is back on our creative network and she has created a course that will guide you step by step to create a gorgeous artistic book inspired by color and light. Daydreams and Window Light with Roxanne Evans Stout is going Live and Instant on Monday, April 8th at 6am MST. Registration is $52 and the course is 4+ Hours of Content. Come and …

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New Free Art Video | Scribble Art with Kate Thompson

We have just added another free video to our creative network! Today we have released Scribble Art with Kate Thompson. This free video gives you a taste of the course, Sacred Vestments | Expressive Portraits and Figures with Kate Thompson and we hope you will join us for the full class! Kate starts out with loose charcoal and then starts to make marks. Adding marks with pens, pencils, linseed oil or walnut oil and white acrylic paint. It is a fun …

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Early Registration Open! Minimal Collage | Creating More with Less with Leslie Rottner

“Focusing only on imperfect papers and book parts from the past, explore the notion of creating beautiful collage work using very few supplies. No marks, no paint, just paper. Clear the clutter to create space, both mentally and physically, and allow the papers to speak for themselves. Creating a collage that is strong enough to stand on it’s own encourages thoughtful placement knowing it won’t be covered up. Creating a practice of being present in the moment and working with …

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New Free Art Video | Tracing Paper Figures with Dina Wakley

We have just added another free video to our creative network! Today we have released Tracing Paper Figures with Dina Wakley. This free video gives you a taste of the course, Figuratively Speaking and we hope you will join us for the full class! Using a technique of tracing paper and magazines, Dina helps you focus in on the idea of a figure. Gain a feel for proportion and posture by the removal of details and use of abstraction. Come on …

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Early Registration Ending! The Art of Connection with Lauren Rudolph

Imagine painting a portrait with layer after layer of color and detail. Imagine learning so well how to sketch and bring emotion into your work that your art just gets richer and draws others in. Imagine an online course that guides you to your next level as an artist. Early Registration ends on Saturday, March 16th for The Art of Connection | Painting an Expressive Portrait with Lauren Rudolph. Early Registration is $38 and will go to the full price …

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Begins Tuesday! Painting the Light | Expressive Watercolor with Christie Drahnak

Imagine using simple tools to document and create from everyday life?  Join watercolor artist Christie Drahnak on a journey of discovery and expression using watercolor to capture the beauty that is all around you.  In this class, we will start at the beginning and learn watercolor techniques to free you up to be more expressive in your art. We will also create watercolor studies in a sketchbook to use for completed paintings. Join Christie Drahnak as you learn and grow as …

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Early Registration Ending! Daydreams and Window Light with Roxanne Evans Stout

Imagine creating a handmade book filled with techniques, layers, and details that you will treasure forever. Roxanne Evans Stout is back on our creative network and she has created a course that will guide you step by step to create a gorgeous artistic book inspired by color and light. Early Registration of $38 Is Ending on Tuesday, March 5th 10 pm MST for Daydreams and Window Light with Roxanne Evans Stout. After March 5th at 10 pm MST, the price will be $52. …

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Begins Tuesday! Studying Under Berthe Morisot with Michelle Wooderson

If you love to learn, study, practice and get into the head of an artist then you are in for the most wonderful creative adventure with Michelle Wooderson. So many of you have been asking for more Studying Under The Masters courses and if you know Michelle (or once you know her) you will know why she was the most perfect artist to lead the next one. Michelle has a deep love of learning and exploring art techniques and she …

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Begins Friday! Figuratively Speaking with Dina Wakley

Figuratively Speaking begins on Friday! How many of us want to find freedom in our art? I know that creating authentic art that tells a story with loose lines and brush strokes is what I am always working towards. I am so thrilled to share that Dina Wakley is back with a brand new online course and like each of her courses it is filled with COLOR, intentional marks, and storytelling! If you want to get out of your own head …

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Begins Wednesday! | Storytellers and Mavericks with Jeanne Oliver

I believe that if you want others to feel something when they see your art then YOU have to feel something, share something, or work through something when you create your art. I promise you that it shows in what you put out into the world. If you want to create art that evokes emotion and feeling then I hope you will join me in Storytellers & Mavericks. Join me as we create a gorgeous dyed and stitched journal, use natural dyes with papers …

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Begins Monday! | Mixed Media Directions with Rae Missigman

Rae Missigman is the artist that keeps pushing the boundaries of creativity and she has the heart of a teacher. This is such an incredible combination and what always has students going away wanting more. Lucky us that Rae is back with more!  She is bringing our creative network a brand new course that focuses on words and your creative process. It is guaranteed to be colorful fun! Rae’s course, Mixed Media Directions | A Path to Artful Discovery begins Monday, November 12th, …

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Welcome To The Jane Eyre Collection! {a giveaway too}

We launched the Jane Eyre Collection at 5pm MST on Saturday night and the response was amazing! *** Thank you for loving the new bags and jewelry and for selling out some bags so quickly. Our collections are about storytelling and the gathering of vintage fabrics, new fabrics, vintage buttons, embellishments and vintage findings for the jewelry is one of the beautiful and exciting parts about offering our two collections a year. I appreciate so much that we have customers …

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The Jane Eyre Collection {Don’t Miss The Launch}

I wanted to let you know that the brand new Jane Eyre Collection will be available this Saturday, July 19th at 5pm MST. I hope you love all of the designs, fabrics and details in this collection. The Jane Eyre Collection will have vintage pieces, photography collections, jewelry created from vintage findings and new bags from new and vintage fabrics! Here is a peek at the Jane Eyre Collection… Thank you for taking a peek at the new line and …

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Up Close and Personal {The Sophie}

When we have a brand new bag that we are launching I like to give you a closer look at the bag. I hope this is the next best thing to you being here at our studio. Today I want to give you a closer look at the Sophie Leather Messenger Bag. Here are some of the sweet highlights of this gorgeous handmade bag. The Sophie * made from soft buffalo leather * closes with a substantial rounded flap * …

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It Pays To Give {thank you}

{How cute are they? Pure yumminess} Whether you gave to Barb’s wall or helped spread the word…thank you. She still needs your help so I hope there is something (no matter how small) that you can give. Everyone that spread the news about helping build the wall in Uganda or gave anything towards the effort was entered into a giveaway here on my blog. I know that so many of you gave and never entered the giveaway so thank you …

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 …