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FREE VALENTINE PRINTABLE LOVE COUPON BOOK

The holiday of LOVE is upon us, and if you’ve waited until the last minute (or…GASP…FORGOTTEN) to get a Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetie, I’ve got you covered. I’ve created a printable “LOVE COUPON BOOK” you can download HERE: Here’s how to make your own little book you can stick in a card, leave on your sweetheart’s pillow, or any other romantic place you can think of.   SUPPLIES: -FREE printable sheet of coupons […]

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How to Paint Sunflowers Using Acrylic Paints

I’m so excited to announce that I have started teaching on skillshare.com! Skillshare is a membership site that is loaded with amazing classes and tutorial videos for just about any creative subject you can imagine. Here is a link to get two FREE MONTHS on skillshare.com to watch my class and any other classes you want for 60 days when you join!  There’s no obligation and you can cancel at any time. So, what have […]

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UNDERSTANDING VALUES IN PAINTING

If you have ever tried to draw or paint something and make it look like it is “real”, you’ve no doubt attempted to use  “values” (whether you realized it or not). The term “value”, when used in art, is used to describe the difference in lightness or darkness of a color. Artists use light and dark values to create dimension or a focal point within a painting or drawing. Understanding and controlling the values in […]

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5 Ways to Be More Creative

Happy New Year! It’s that time again when we all start looking ahead and thinking about how to make our lives better in the coming year. One thing I am working on is streamlining and perfecting a creative routine for myself. If you are looking for ways to be more creative in the year ahead, here are some simple tips and resources to get you started. 1) SIMPLIFY YOUR SCHEDULE There are a limited amount […]

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Christmas Deer Wall Art

Just released! Christmas Deer Wall Art

I’m always on the lookout for a little bit of Christmas “magic”. I make an effort to notice and remember the special moments that define the holiday and separate each year from the next. I experienced my first bit of holiday magic this year when a young buck wandered across my backyard while I was making coffee one morning. The sun was just rising and the first snowfall of the season had left a soft […]

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Learn How to Paint a Christmas Wreath and make your own Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments

Make Christmas extra special this year when you create and give your own handmade gifts!  Paint and share these fun Christmas ornaments with this simple and quick step by step tutorial.  Well, like it or not, it’s time to start planning and decorating for Christmas! I’ve made my gift list using this free printable Christmas gift planner  and I’m feeling super festive and organized. 🙂 Of course, my list wouldn’t be complete without adding some handmade […]

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