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Lessons for the heart-expanding Artist.

January 23, 2024

Colorado Mixed Media Painting Retreat This June 2024!

Thank you for waiting for soooo long, I am sooo excited to share with you that it’s OPEN! My 2024 Colorado Mixed Media Painting Retreat! Early bird pricing is available until March 7. Spots are LIMITED and are already filling, so don’t wait… Here are all the glorious details! I’ve designed this exclusive […]
January 8, 2024

6 Game-Changing Practices to Be an Amazing Artist this Year

You deserve to create your most amazing Art this year and really feel like a recognized and loved Artist.💖 And I love supporting creative women like you. Which is why I created this coaching video to give you the 6 GAME CHANGING practices I teach my students, to create BIG success […]
December 11, 2023

How Carla Manifested Huge Art Success – and You Can Too!

Carla and I worked together a 2 years ago and she created this amazing collection of paintings and developed a very textured, colorful unique style. She is super into painting animals and sea life from the Pacific Northwest where she lives. People love her work. She’s sold a bunch of […]
November 30, 2023

Nurture Your Soul with Creativity on Winter Nights

I don’t know about you, but when that sun goes down in the late afternoon, and it gets dark around five, I can feel really down. What really has gotten me UP lately, is getting into some easy art practices that can lead to bigger things. When it comes to […]
November 5, 2023

The Power of Believing in Yourself as an Artist

Did you ever notice that when your energy and happiness are low, that it feels like nothing’s going well? It’s a common law of the universe that when you’re UP things go well, and when you’re DOWN, things feel like kinda bad. What you focus on, you draw into your […]
September 16, 2023

How to Switch from Comparing to Sharing Your Art!

I was watching a video with Hawaiian wise man Ke’oni Hanalei this week, and he was talking about how we compare ourselves to others. It was really beautiful, because as Artists this is something that can really shut us down. For example, have you ever been perusing instagram or youtube […]
September 10, 2023

Don’t Have the Motivation to Paint? Here’s how I do it

Some great artists have said that you have to “show up” whether you’re inspired or not – and that’s the only way to make art.   While part of that is true, you do have to show up, we all know the truth: You also have to be motivated and […]
August 29, 2023

How to Take Your Painting from GOOD to GREAT

You know that moment in a painting where you want to take it from GOOD to GREAT It can be scary… Sometimes it’s hard to know what’s the next step to take in your painting. Or you might be afraid to ruin it. Here’s a quickie video I wanted to […]
August 19, 2023

Are You in Your Creative Flow?

One of the loveliest things in life is being in the creative flow. You know, when you lose track of time and get lost in painting for hours? This week and I taught women in Telluride Colorado how to paint mixed media song birds. We only had an afternoon, but […]
August 2, 2023

Reawakening her Creative Spirit with her Dream Art Show – an Interview with Mischelle Davis

Mischelle Davis hadn’t completed a full painting in 30 years. Even though she’d had a successful marketing career and raised a now-graduating son, she still thought about her Art every day.   “It’s torture (to not paint for so long). Anytime I was working with creative people, I thought, ‘Could […]
July 31, 2023

How to stop Dabbling and Do Your First Art Show

Have you been dabbling in Art for decades? Do you have an Art dream you want to unearth, and share with the world? My student Mischelle had a dream to do an Art exhibit in a vineyard. She told me about her dream earlier this year, and it seemed so […]
July 6, 2023

The Essential Attitude for Art Success

If you’re ready to make your Art highly successful, this video is for you – discover the one bi🌟g thing you gotta have. There are two attitudes I see regularly when talking with Artists. One of the attitudes will make your Art dream a reality, the other will keep you […]
June 26, 2023

Don’t make this Devastating art mistake – Listening to this will change your life

I keep hearing women making this one devastating mistake with their art. Many women fill up their day with the smaller things, feeling overwhelmed with cleaning and things that are less important than their art. This steals your life energy and leaves you with no time or bandwidth to be […]
June 18, 2023

The 3 Essential Elements of Fueling Your Creativity

This week I led an Art Retreat in northern Arizona. Do you know what the biggest takeaways were for these women, along with making art? Having a CREATIVE COMMUNITY of women, and NURTURING themselves. These three things, art, community and nurture, were so powerfully fulfilling that everyone said they wanted […]
May 28, 2023

My New Art Show & What it Takes to Do Your Own

So I’ve been working on an entirely new series of paintings. You’ve probably heard about Artists who create a “body of work”, and do a solo show. Maybe you’ve done one yourself. I’ve spent a fair amount of time creating a lot of new paintings for new solo exhibit, and all the inspirations, colors […]
May 7, 2023

40+ Women Share 4 Keys to their Art success

Are you longing to create your Art life? This week I spoke with a woman who was in tears because she’s been wanting to reconnect with her painting for her entire adult life.  She wasn’t supported by her parents, but instead was encouraged to take a more traditional job that […]
April 25, 2023

How do we become thriving Artists? An Interview with Artist Laurie Waalkes

Laurie needed to find her voice as an artist. She had recently retired, but couldn’t get into her studio due to self doubt around being treated with a mood disorder. She felt her art could never be good enough again, and that it would be “flat”. In less than a […]
March 11, 2023

How do we create the life we want? An interview with Anya Lincoln

Artist Anya Lincoln’s work revolves around one question: What do we do to create the life we want?… And she’s recently written a book about this called I AM. We come into this world free, and then, in order to survive our personal world, we take on “rules” of what […]
February 28, 2023

Finding Your Authentic Art – An Interview with Artist Sharon Coleman

Sharon was stuck looking at a white canvas. She had taken numerous classes in 2022, but always with teachers who wanted to teach her their own method. She was hard on herself, and felt like she had to create a “masterpiece” every time.  In late 2022 something shifted and she […]
February 20, 2023

How to make a big painting – a glimpse into my process

How do you get ideas from your head onto a canvas… do you paint intuitively, or logically? Sometimes  people wonder how to get a drawing or watercolor, or a smaller painting onto a canvas. I also have people ask me how to go big, it can be intimidating. But I […]