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Brand New and Instant Access! Animals | Inspired to Sketch and Paint with Cathy Walters

How about a brand new art class, on a Friday, all about animals and with INSTANT ACCESS! You may have seen her work in Pottery Barn, Wayfair, Land of Nod and more…come and read more about a new and instant access animals course with Cathy Walters. This course will make you smile and love creating! Cathy is not only a well known and loved artist but she has been our family and business photographer for the past 10 years. Her photos …

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Gathering Beauty | A Still Life Painting Online Course Begins on Monday

***Gathering Beauty with Wendy Brightbill begins on Monday***   We have been hoping for a course just like this for awhile. We are so lucky to have Wendy Brightibill sharing her gifts again with us and this time she is teaching Gathering Beauty | A Study in Still Life Painting.   A peek into Gathering Beauty by Wendy Brightbill… With Spring right around the corner, I am looking forward to the longer days and new life. I often feel a surge …

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Gathering Beauty| A Study in Still Life Painting Early Registration

We have been hoping for a course just like this for awhile. We are so lucky to have Wendy Brightibill sharing her gifts again with us and this time she is teaching Gathering Beauty | A Study in Still Life Painting.   A peek into Gathering Beauty by Wendy Brightbill… With Spring right around the corner, I am looking forward to the longer days and new life. I often feel a surge of creativity around this time of the year. …

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Last Day For The Early Registration Price {Making Art Sing}

One of the most popular classes on our creative network last year was Julie Johnson’s Scribble Art! Julie is a born teacher and she provides rich content full of technique, inspiration and encouragement. Today is the LAST day for the early registration price of her follow up to Scribble Art… Making Art Sing | Values, Shapes and Lines This is a one week course that will compliment and expand on her very popular online course Scribble Art! You do not …

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Classical Figure Painting |Painting figures in the style of the Old Masters|

Angie Redhead has a brand new course on our creative network and registration has just opened! Join Angie for a one week online course all about painting figures in the style of the Old Masters. Come and read a little more about Classical Figure Painting… The Renaissance period is my most favorite time in art. In part due to advances in materials, renewed interest in the classics and availability of patrons, artists experienced a rebirth which pushed their art to …

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Brand New Online Course For Summer!

  I have to tell you the backstory of how our newest course can to fruition.  Can you imagine seeing an artist making gorgeous art and then secretly leaving it in the woods for others to find, enjoy and even take?  A story started to weave its way into my world of creating and letting go.  A story of creating, blessing, walking away and then creating all over again.  This creative story made me want to make art for all …

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If you like the crunch of leaves underfoot {peek into Woodland Girls}

It is way past my bedtime but I couldn’t go to bed without sharing my brand new art course that begins tomorrow (officially today). Fall is my favorite time of the year because of the crispness in the air, the crunch of the leaves under foot, the bending of the golden grasses and the colors that are changing all around me. Each fall I find a heightened sense of creativity and a pull into my studio unlike any other time …

Today is the last day!

I hope you are all enjoying your day off! I wanted to remind you that today is the LAST day to get the early registration price on the new Studying Under The Masters {portraits and self-portraits} beginning on September 30th! Come and check out all of the details and see the INCREDIBLE teachers in this new online art course. To read more about the new Studying Under The Masters {portraits and self-portraits} you can go to my blog or register …

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Just a Peek {and all of the giveaway winners too}

I am so excited that today is finally here! There has been so much excitement around Danielle Donaldson’s new online watercolor course that begins today. The best part about her class is that this one week class is instantly available today. Here is a peek into all of the beautiful projects in Creative Girl: The Land of Light and Shadows… Come and join in on all of the creative fun! This is a one week class with everything instantly available …

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In The Kitchen {Salmon Summer Salad}

One of the things I look forward to each weekend is having more time to prepare a meal. I have the time to make a dessert with the kids, let the pizza dough rise or just put more attention into what we are making. This salmon salad is one of my favorites because all of the layers of flavors. This is the perfect summer meal! Salmon Summer Salad 4 Salmon Filets 4 tbsp Grape Seed Oil 2tbsp Olive Oil 4 …

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Creative Girl: Land of Light and Shadows

Sometimes there is an artist, class, medium, technique that opens up your creative world… and you can feel your creativity ready to explore like never before. I don’t mean to brag but I am pretty excited about this… Once upon a time there was a tiny-ish girl who loved to cut, draw, and paint. She saw things in the sunshine and shadows that other people never seemed to notice. She bounced all that wonderfulness around inside her noggin for a …

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Are You Open About Who Inspires You?

I don’t know where it came from. This idea that everything you do must be 100% original and you must pull it out from the depths of your being.  It isn’t really you, good, original, authentic…unless you create something that has never been made or done before. Can we just be real for a moment? We all inspire and encourage one another even if you don’t realize it. We can be inspired by magazines, movies, music, friends, paintings, museums, travel, …

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Who Are They Studying Under?

Good morning! I am so thrilled about your excitement over Studying Under The Masters {becoming an apprentice}! For those of you that have registered (and those of you that may be hearing about it for the first time) I wanted to share WHO the teachers will be studying under. First of all I want to say that having these eight incredible artists join me on this creative journey is humbling. I adore each of these women for their creativity and …

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Watercolors and Flowers {and introduction to watercolor painting}

I know that so many of you have waited all summer for this summer course! I can understand your excitement because I can’t wait to learn from Courtney myself. Starting THIS Monday is Watercolors and Flowers {and introduction to watercolor painting}. I met Courtney a few years ago while attending ALT and connected with her immediately. She is so funny and her talent runs deep. She has been featured in some of the best magazines and she was even one …

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The Love Affair That Almost Happened {milk paint}

I do not like to paint furniture. Let me say this again. I do not like to paint furniture. Now repeat another 100 times and you may be a bit closer to understanding the depths that I will go to NOT paint furniture. I am guessing that many of you are very similar to me and that is why chalk paint and milk paint are so popular. It is a true Christmas miracle when you don’t have to prep a …