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Business Consulting and Private Art Instructions Openings for 2017

We are opening up our calendar to start scheduling business consults and private art instruction in 2017. This has been one of the most rewarding aspects of the new studio because it has allowed us to connect in brand new ways. Over the past year I have consulted with businesses owners from all over the world and have helped them make a plan to grow their business, get back on track or get off the ground. Running your own business …

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Italy {days one and two}

{all photos in this post were taken with my phone camera} Before I share anything I have to start here…. The fedora. I have begged Kelly to wear hats for years. I think he finally just felt sorry for me and how pathetic I look when I beg. It only took going to Italy to convince him to trust me:-) My mom came from Illinois to watch the kids for two weeks. Two. Weeks. She still was smiling when we …

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When You Have a Heart That Has Always Longed To Travel {when Italy knocks on your door}

  I have had an itching to travel for as long as I can remember. I think I begged my parents throughout my whole childhood if we could move. I used to call the airlines and get price quotes on a flight from Chicago to LA on a weekly basis. The best part is that my mom let me do it. I was a dreamer. I read magazines and books about far away places and loved reading about discovered art …

Affaire At Tiffany’s

  I am so excited to tell you about an event that I will be teaching at in May, 2012! Registration begins November 6 and you will NOT want to miss it! I hope to see you there. ******************************************************************     Kim Caldwell of Artistic Bliss Designs commemorates her 5th year of hosting exciting themed art events on the gorgeous Southern California West Coast with another blissful retreat, An Affaire at Tiffany’s. The famed Hollywood film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, just on the heels of its 50th Anniversary couldn’t be …

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How To Celebrate a Fall Evening in Style {Welcome to NaDa Farm}

There are some that have things that they could possibly take for granted because they don’t realize how precious it is. Then there are those that completely understand the gem they have in their hands and they love on it, nurture it and create something even more lovely…that is NaDa Farm. I grew up in rural Illinois so maybe farms just pull at my heartstrings. This is not your ordinary farm though. This farm has been loved on by a …

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Local Class {Mixed Media}

I wanted to let you know that I will be teaching a mixed media class on August 14 in Colorado Springs. It will be a three hour class with everything provided and you will go home with a completed piece on canvas. I will be teaching how to make my girls and even if you have never painted before I promise that I always give step by step instructions and make it easy to follow along. If you are interested …