DISCOVER NEW MEDIUMS YOU MAY ENJOY!

Do you ever feel like you always migrate towards one particular medium, neglecting the rest of your tools? Mixing up your mediums can be a fantastic way to shake yourself out of a creative plateau, try new techniques and add more depth to your current work. As artists our senses tend to be heightened –…

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The Best Mediums for Long Term Projects

It would be marvelous to have a wide-open day to create from beginning to end with no interruptions. But if you’re like me, you’ve got the cell phone ringing, kids that need to go a million places, emails coming in, a business to run and oh wait, did I even eat lunch? The reality is…

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Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Art!

Finally, an idea strikes! It’s in your mind perfectly – the subject, color palette and feeling. You pull out your art supplies and block off time to bring this beauty to life…but when you go to paint it feels stuck! The dread of artists block settles in, and we all are far too familiar with…

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Tips for Painting Landscapes

Straight From Our Community CREATING A SUCCESSFUL LANDSCAPE   This month we have a gorgeous new course out with Nikol Wikman!  It made me think about how we can support all of you landscape lovers out there!  We asked our artist community to share their tips on creating a successful landscape and THEY ANSWERED!  Keep…

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TIME IS PRECIOUS. PATIENCE IS PRECIOUS.

I know better than most how hard it can be to find the time to create.  Running a business and raising a family take up most of my time, and I am so thankful for both!  However, I am always trying to find a bit of extra time to create.  My creating days are few…

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LET’S FACE IT 2022

I am Thrilled to Announce….   LET’S FACE IT 2022 Not Your Traditional Portrait Course ALL VIDEO CONTENT IS FROM ACTUAL 2022 LESSONS! REGISTRATION OPENS OCTOBER 18TH! First 500 Sign Ups – $99 Get on the wait list to be the first to know when registration opens! GET ON THE WAIT LIST! LET’S FACE IT…

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Challenging Your Inner Artist – July 2021

Straight From Our Community CHALLENGE YOUR INNER ARTIST   This month on the blog, we are going to learn more from our community about challenging ourselves, as artists.  In order to grow in our practice, we have got to challenge ourselves.  It can be so hard to do, and that is why it is called…

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Creating Successful Portraits – June 2021

Straight From Our Community CREATING A SUCCESSFUL PORTRAIT   We love to share about the artists in our community and their own personal stories and struggles when it comes to art.  This month we have two portrait classes opening, and so we thought it appropriate to ask the community for tips on creating a successful…

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Announcing LET’S FACE IT 2021

YOU GUYS!!!!! I am sooooo excited to share with you all the team for LETS FACE IT 2021!!!! We will have some returning featured guest teachers, and some brand new ones that have never been a part of the class before! We will be working on a whole year of inspiration, and a wide variety…

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Announcing LET’S FACE IT 2020!

YOU GUYS!!!!! I am sooooo excited to share with you all the team for LETS FACE IT 2020!!!! We will have some returning featured guest teachers, and some brand new ones that have never been a part of the class before! We will be studying style development, and a wide variety of angles and poses…

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Ever After Book Blog Hop

Hello everyone!    I have some wonderful & exciting news! Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts has written a 2nd book! It’s called ‘Ever After: Create Fairy Tale-Inspired Mixed-Media Art Projects to Develop Your Personal Artistic Style’ and I get to give away a copy!    Let me tell you a bit more about Tam’s new…

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Four Ps to Growing as an Artist

Hello Fellow Artists! Every year I set several goals for myself, both personally and professionally.  As we were nearing the end of 2018, and I was reflecting on my year, I began to think about my personal goals for 2019.  What kept coming up for me over and over again was how much I wanted…

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