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Gift Guide for the Beauty Chasers | Christmas 2021

We are all beauty chasers in one way or another. My friend Sheila Atchley often says that, “Beauty Defies Despair”.  Do we have our eyes open to that beauty?  The beauty that is all around in people, nature, circumstances, love, forgiveness, faith, gathering, the work of our hands, the sound of laughter, the comfort of touch, the gifts of others and a million other moments of beauty that defy despair?   We are a small business, I love to purchase …

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Free Art Video | Beauty in the Mess with Melissa Fink

Join Melissa Fink for Finding Beauty In The Mess. In this free art lesson you will begin by creating a messy, playful piece with no expectation or specific outcome in mind. You will be amazed at the beautiful compositions you will end up finding along the way. In this easy-to-follow lesson, Melissa begins with a mindset of allowing ourselves to feel encouraged and to be reminded, “It doesn’t need to be perfect to be beautiful.” She uses the simplest of tools, …

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Beneath the Surface with Melissa Fink | Instant Access

What makes us take a second look at a work of art? So often it is the layers and textures that we didn’t see the first time but these layers beneath the surface bring us back for another look. Melissa Fink expresses her art through layers, textures, a soft palette and her interpretation of nature. Melissa is back on our creative network with a stunning new online course that will open your eyes to not only the beauty around you …

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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 …

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Instant Access on Friday | Painting with Freedom with Melissa Fink

How do you learn to paint intuitively? It takes practice and knowing your tools and how they interact. It means finding freedom in following what your gut tells you to do next and not worrying about the outcome. Melissa Fink embodies this freedom in her marks, brushstrokes, palette and even how she creates a series. It is the sweetest honor to announce that Melissa has created her first ever online course and it is right here for you! Instant access …