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Christmas Birdie

We will be creating this sweet snow bird in the next lesson of my ongoing Watercolor Play and Discover. You can join at anytime. tons of watercolor content to keep you creative through the holidays!

original available here

Black Friday Sale starts now!

BLACK FRIDAY SALE STARTS NOW !!! ENTER code: BLACKFRIDAY25 to save 25% on all self paced course  now through November 28th.
Head over to see over 25 classes that are on sale!!
don't forget to enter the code.  lots of inspiring content!
Time to get creative over the holidays. Keep those creative "hangries" at bay with lots of creativity....watercolor....acrylic....journaling...doll making.....jar altering....angel making....
and lots more fun stuff!

Classes that are retiring at the end of the year

Five of my Classes are retiring at the end of the year! Snag them now for a super deal and you get lifetime access as well as downloadable videos. note: I won't be offering support or answering questions after January 1st. (notifications will be turned off) So they will truly be self-paced and self-help after that time. I just added Field Notes to the list! only $20 for my nature journaling workshop. happy creating!!



Penelope - an on demand acrylic painting workshop

I haven't offered an acrylic face painting lesson in a while and I wanted to begin exploring layers and primitive looseness in the face again. I decided to offer this workshop as an on demand lesson, meaning the content is ready to go as soon as you sign up.  There is also two videos, one all about all about the nose as well as a downloadable PDF with a step outs visual.
Penelope is available here
details: open access meaning you receive immediate access to all content in this workshop as soon as you sign up.3 videos (Penelope start to finish broken into 4 part videos, 1 lip video, 1 nose video)lip and nose focus videos (includes step-by-step downloadable PDF)start to finish Penelope painting on 8x8 board$25lifetime access
You can also watch a teaser video below:

Happy Creating!!

True Free Spirit Retirement sale!

I have decided to retire True Free Spirit online class along with Paint Your Story, Neat Stuff, and Frolic. I think she has had a great run and feel it's just time. I am offering this class, with hours of content and 14 projects for $30.

***NOTE about the class***
AS of January 1st, 2018 I will no longer offer support (commenting on work, etc) I certainly will answer any questions about supplies or help if you email me. Notifications will be turned off so I won't be receiving any emails from the classroom. I have over 30 classes that I still offer support on so please know that support will not be offered after the first of the year. thanks for your patience and understanding!! happy creating!
Up until January, I'll make comments and offer help with your art direction and offer suggestions if you need them.

You can also sign up in my etsy shop if that is easier.

Photos from my family trip

Last month, I joined my aunt Joan, my dad, and my Granny on a "going back home" adventure to Doniphan, MO. I first decided to take my camera and tripod just to get a family photo....but then decided to document the whole trip.
love this pic of my Granny and my Dad.  it was a gorgeous day, but still hot....!

The church my dad, aunt, and folks attended when they were wee kids. my Granny's Dad's house
My Great-grandfather's homestead (barn)

Granny wanted me to "get a picture" of this old clock. in downtown Doniphan, MO
majestic tree in the cemetery 
visiting a cemetery with family here.
An old store my dad often visited
an old "swimming hole" my dad when to.
The house my Granny and Grandfather first lived in.

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

Sticker sweet

I thought it would be a blast to work in our planners with my new sticker sheets!
I have two sets: So Sweet
Lil Girls

I hope you enjoy!

I used the Lil girls in the video and here is the completed photo with a few of the supplies. see video for supply clickable links (but here is the list).
here are the supplies I used: my sticker sheets: colored pencils - prismacolor stamp pad caran d'ache neocolor ii's: Jane Davenport butterfly journal: (also available on amazon) Prima creating in faith stamps: washi tape