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Live On Monday! 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 that will go live on Monday! Join us in Soul Food. What a perfect name for …

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Early Registration Open! Les Femmes with Renee Mueller

When you look at the work of an artist you are able to see so much deeper into their past, what they find beautiful in this world and an intimate glimpse into what makes them have to create in the first place. Renee Muller is an artist with such a love and history in the theatre and one of the most feminine touches in whatever she is creating. Renee is combining her years of training in the theatre and her …

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Early Registration Open! Where Nature Meets The Divine with J. Kirk Richards

The first time I saw an original J. Kirk Richards in person I gasped! The colors, the emotion, the depth of layers. I was instantly in awe of the artist and how he created. For years I have admired and followed his work.  Whether Kirk is working in clay, oils or charcoals he is a master of each. We are receiving the sweetest gift to sit at his feet and truly become an apprentice for a few hours. His work …

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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 Journey In Morocco | Traveling Into The Desert Part Two

Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four Waking up to farmland, green fields and distant palm trees. Each day of travel was truly a visual feast. Each mile out of Marrakech was bringing us closer and closer to our resting place that would be Aitisfoul.     As we were making our way to Aitisfoul (the home and Kasbah of Kamal and Michelle) we stopped at a vintage rug market. One thing that is hard to get used to …

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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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Let’s Create Together at the Whatever Craft House | Creative Soul Camp!

I would love to create, shop and just hang out with you in Kansas this fall!  I will be teaching for Stephanie Ackerman in her fall Creative Soul Camp! You can register HERE. This is from Stephanie Ackerman. There is something amazing that happens when Art & Faith Collide and when you are in an amazing house full of women, food, coffee, snacks, paints and time to be quiet, restore, rest, stay up late, wake up early, wear your jammies …

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Our Whole 2019 Live Studio Workshop Schedule | Just Announced!

When we bought this home and land three years ago it was for the gathering of creatives and non-creatives alike. We knew it was to be a gathering place and it has fulfilled that desire and promise over and over again. We are so excited to announce our full 2019 studio schedule. For many our studio workshops are a yearly journey and maybe you have been waiting for the right event to make your own trip here. You will create …

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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!