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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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Two Seasonal Online Courses 40% Off | No Coupon Required

It is the night before Thanksgiving and for many this is the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season. The day after Thanksgiving we go as a family to get our tree and each year the decorations get simpler and the meaning of the holiday becomes more known. We open our home more than every before and we are learning that gathering others is one of the sweetest ways to love others around us. We would like to offer you …

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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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Early Registration Ending | 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. When I create an online course it is because I have no other choice but to dive …

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Early Registration Ending! Sacred Vestments | Expressive Portraits and Figures with Kate Thompson

The inspiring and prolific Kate Thompson is back on our creative network with a brand new course!  It is an honor to have had Kate share her techniques and gifts with us over the years and to love the students on our site so lavishly. Kate will be traveling with me May of 2019 for my last The Living Studio abroad (at least for the foreseeable future) because of our joint love of history, imagery, vintage papers and use of …

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Creatively Made Business | Palm Springs Retreat

Everything your business needs is everything you have always been! If you are ready to create a life and business that looks like no one else then it is time to see all of your gifts with fresh eyes. This past March we held our first live business workshop here at our studio and it was more than I could have EVER imagined. The women, the businesses, the dreams, the struggles, the connections and how they left ON FIRE! I …

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I Am A Teacher In Wanderlust 2018!

  As a creative, that also runs a business I work alone a lot. This is a time I desperately need to stay focused and true to myself. I also make it a priority to say YES to at least one incredible collaboration a year so I have the beautiful inspiration, comradery, and lavishing that comes from GATHERING with other creatives. I need it as desperately as I need the time alone. There are many offers that come past our …

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Thank You For Getting Us To This Day | Official Release Day

Today is the official release day for my first book The Painted Art Journal. Thank you to everyone that got us to this day! We were also just told that it is now sold out on Amazon! WHAT? That is crazy awesome and that is all you guys! Thank you! I would LOVE your reviews! TODAY is the first day you can share a review of my book on Amazon. If you have The Painted Art Journal in your hands …

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Come and Checkout All of The Workshops In Our Studio!

We have five workshops in my private studio for 2018 and we love welcoming you to our home, land and studio! If you want to have an art workshop experience I hope you will consider coming to my studio and enjoy how we like to love on others through the details! ***We are happy to set up payment plans for any course. Just ask.*** ONE. Like abstract work and landscapes? Last minute openings for this sold out workshop. Join me …

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Final Peek Into Let Us Make | It Will Begin On Monday!

Let Us Make with Sheila Atchley will begin on Monday, August 7th! One of my dearest friends in the world is my beautiful friend Sheila Atchley. In my life, she is trusted and true and one of the wisest people I know. She is a straight talker, deep thinker and creative soul that longs for truth and beautiful conversation. It is with deep joy that I share that we are offering Sheila’s first online course, Let Us Make! Let Us …

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I Am Speaking | Brave Girl Symposium

  We need some rest every so often from all that’s going on in the world… Wouldn’t it be great to go somewhere where the topics of politics, religion, sexuality, ethnicity and anything else that could be divisive is off limits for just a few days? A place where we can just be together and talk about soul things? Well that’s what Symposium is! Even though you will be in a room with women from all backgrounds, belief systems, and …

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The Living Studio | Amsterdam and Beyond River Cruise

      Detailed Itinerary April 14-23, 2018 The Living Studio | Amsterdam and Beyond DAY 1 AMSTERDAM Arrive in Amsterdam today, check into your hotel and enjoy some free time. DAY 2 AMSTERDAM Your day in Amsterdam begins with a panoramic tour of the city, on which you will see renowned landmarks like the Royal Palace and a windmill. The rest of the day is yours to explore this grand capital. (B) DAY 3 AMSTERDAM – EMBARKATION Check out …

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Paint Your Town | Mixed Media Urban Landscapes BEGINS TOMORROW

I have been working on a very special project for awhile now and I am so excited to tell you about it. When I came up with the idea of The Living Studio it was based upon the idea and belief that the whole world should be our studio. I have taken people to Italy and France and soon The Danube to create art BUT if we only wait for special big trips then we miss out on growing our …

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Finding Myself Missing Writing

[Within the past two weeks we have packed up a home, moved outside of town onto acreage, unpacked, started to make a house a home, went to the Daddy Daughter Ball and drank a lot of coffee] It seems that with the busyness of life, family and business that I don’t choose to write out my thoughts here as often. My free time now may be a late night walk, cuddling up on the couch, sitting with a teen at …

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Where Do I Begin? {if I love watercolors}

There are so many awesome online courses out there and sometimes it can be hard to know which one to choose! I know that your time and money is so important and that is why I wanted to make finding the RIGHT online course easier for you. The first step we did was create an online digital catalog that would allow you to look at most of our courses all at once and in a beautiful format.     The …

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Brand New Prints In The Shop

We are thrilled to announce that we have added a ton of never before offered prints in the shop! Come and take a peek… You can find these all in our Etsy shop and our website for your convenience. We have gallery wrapped canvas prints coming soon! Look for that announcement in early September. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask and thank you for looking!

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Intro To Hand Lettering | Registration is Open

I am constantly surrounded by the most creative people and it is my biggest joy and honor to have them teach on our creative network! Many of you will probably remember Jen Wagner from our popular Becoming free series in January. You knew she could sing and write and now you will see more of her gifts! I am excited to announce that Jen will be teaching  Intro To Hand Lettering and registration has JUST opened! Just like most of …

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Studying Under The Masters III

Do you want to look at art with fresh eyes? Do you want to learn some of the mediums and techniques that have created some of the most interesting art in the world? Do you want to learn how to find your own voice in the world of art and how to make your art stand out? Do you want to study the history behind some of your favorite artists? Come into the rich world of Studying Under the Masters. …

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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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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 …

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It Is Here {Come and take a peek}

We are so excited to show you our new collection.   It is full of so many things we love! The whole line is a nod to vintage. Almost all of the purses were made from vintage fabrics and we couldn’t be happier about it. It is a treat to offer you such beautiful and different handbags, totes, bags and purses. Come and take a peek! We were up all night getting everything listed so I will be taking a …

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Braindump {Yes, I’m at it again}

We are crazy busy over here with the launch of the new e-course and getting ready to launch the new collection on Monday! And when I said “petite” collection I wasn’t talking about petite people.  I meant smaller. Like in special and limited:-) I have been getting many emails very worried about the clothing size:-) I am going into rooms and forgetting why I even went in there. I am sitting down at the computer with no idea whatsoever why …