Sale on Self work classes!

Happy Wednesday! I am having a sale on all Self work classes now through Monday, October 23rd. Just enter code: SELFWORK20 to save 20%

You can also visit my etsy shop where the sale is already discounted. No need for a code. (just know that it will take up to 24 hours for me to send you an invite to the classroom. using the direct link above gives you immediate access!)

This sale does NOT apply to the retiring classes already deeply discounted:  Paint Your Story, Frolic, and Neat Stuff.

Gouache class (also a part of Watercolor play and discover)
Let the Paint Speak
Permission to Play

Goodie Gumdrops open for Registration!

Lately I have been obsessed with painting gingerbread boys and gum drops. I love the sugar coating and the idea that Christmas is coming soon. Why don't we get prepared this year and enjoy the process of journaling throughout the time leading up to the Big Day! Let's cherish our creative time and slow down a bit. I believe that staying creative through the busy holiday season is important. If we don't give ourselves a few minutes of creative time, the stress of all the hubbub can soon start to deplete us. Let's keep that creative muscle fine tuned and play and paint and enjoy this Christmas season! details: class stars Monday, November 13th2 guest artists James L. Burke and Ali Brown !! early registration $55 through October 31stregular registration $65 begins November 1stclass agenda: we will be working in a butterfly journal Jane Davenport (or you can also use a midori travel journal)cover will be created using watercolor and acrylic paintwe will be creating pages insi…

Ross's goose and Miss Cleopatra

So it seems we have a Ross's goose joining in with a group of Canadians at my next door neighbors pond. I love my neighborhood. I have seen more rare birds here than anywhere! This small goose doesn't visit arkansas often according to the Cornell Lab of Orinithology. I knew that I'd never seen anything like him so I set out with the poodles to try to get a photo.

Also, I spotted this goose a few years ago....native to Egypt. An Egyptian Goose I have named her Cleopatra. It seems she has set up residence here this summer. I feel for her though because her Canadian counterparts seemed to have shunned her and most of the time she is by herself or trying desperately to be with the others. The other day, she was alone and a flock of geese flew over and she called to them...yes, she sounds different and her call is more scratchy (than honky). The flock kept flying to the adjacent pond. A few minutes later, she flew out to be with that group. I felt so sad for a moment. It remind…

ALL PRIMITIVES classes are 40%

I am offering all 4 of my Primitive Portraits classes at 40% off. This series of classes have been my most popular to date! We let loose and get back to the basics of painting faces. They are simplified, raw, sweet, vulnerable, and have your name written on their faces. This coupon is good through October 15th. Use code: PRIM40 or you can click on the pictures and it will take you to each class with the 40% already in. happy creating!

Primitive Portraits 1

Primitive Portraits 2

Primitive Portraits 3

Primitive Portraits 4

New phone cases for your iPhone 7

I have new iPhone 7 cases available in the shop. These are for regular sized iPhone 7s only. (not the plus)

Acorn Princess

The other morning, I woke up early and couldn't go back to sleep. I kept thinking about my watercolors and decided to get up and begin painting immediately. I normally get up, make coffee, and watch the news. But making painting a priority has really made my start to the day so powerful. The first photo is the finished piece but I loved her at the more undone stage as well. 
I only used the Prima Decadent pies watercolor palette in Miss Acorn Princess.
soft. tender. delicate

(Prints are available in my etsy shop.)

Shop is back open!

I closed the shop last week (something which I rarely do!) . I wanted to focus on my family for a few days as we visited my Granny's hometown. I loved listening to the stories of Daddy getting lost up river, granny not being able to go to school when the water was over the road, and how my aunt Joan remembers taking lots of photos by the "big tree" at my great-grandfather's house. I have tons of pictures. I'll try to remember to post a few pics in the coming days. here is one selfie we took. My granny is 90 on October 3rd!

Anyways the shop is back open! yahoo with new pretties