Sweet Sunflowers in a Vase, Just listed on Minted.com

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Just listed this art print, Sweet Sunflowers in a Vase, in my minted store. You can buy just the art print in the sizes 5×7, 8×10, or 11×14; or, you can have it shipped right to your door in the frame of your choice! I love the one pictured – the distressed white cottage wood frame. Each print has my signature on the back and comes with a certificate of authenticity. I’m so excited to be offering art prints, photo prints, inspirational art, and more through my minted store.

I remember the day I painted this piece – it was a plein air painting that I did from start to finish in one day while painting outdoors.

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Be sure to sign up for my mailing list to get specials just for mailing lists subscribers! And I will be hosting giveaways on my Instagram soon!

are you ready to unearth your creativity? #GIVEAWAY

are you ready to unearth your creativity? #GIVEAWAY

illuminate the beauty of seeking light e-course

If you want to learn more about Soulful Photography, be sure to sign up for:

illuminate: the art of soulful storytelling

this is a 6-week e-mail course to help you discover the beauty all around you through soulful photo prompts, creative photo strolls, and photo challenges.

You’ll receive loving emails that guide you to find our creativity through exploring these themes.

You’ll receive a PDF workbook to capture your thoughts and to journal in and explore the themes on a deeper level.

You’ll discover your inner artist and have fun exploring with your camera.


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  • Do you want to infuse your photographs with heart and soul?
  • Do you wish you could slow down and savor life?
  • Do you want to document your family – your children, and your loved ones – in a way that tells your beautiful story?
  • Do you wish you knew how to use your iphone or digital camera to get consistently good photographs?
  • Do you want to unearth the artist within?
  • Do you want your photographs to tell your unique story in the way only you can?

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Then join us!

  • You’ll learn how to seek beauty and light and get beautiful compositions in your photographs.
  • You’ll learn to document your family in beautiful ways.
  • You’ll use your digital camera with ease and play.
  • You’ll trust your inner artist to capture the story.

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What we’ll explore:

week 1:   p a u s e

week 2:   l i g h t

    week 3:   s h a d o w

week 4:   s t o r y

   week 5:    b e a u t y

   week 6:    a w a k e n

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What you’ll need:

  • a smartphone
  • a digital camera
  • an open mind
  • the desire to be creative
  • and the willingness to explore

 

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Class starts March 25th!

Sign up by March 4th and save $200.00! with

early bird pricing (only 20 spots available!!!)

After early bird registration,

class goes back to regular pricing.

So get in while you can!! at a great savings!!

Once the seats sell out, there won’t be any left!

You don’t want to miss this class! :)

P.S. – there’s a really fun chance to

win a FREE spot in class

over at the instagram page – @cloud9creates

Giveaway ends: March 4, 2016!! So hurry! Today’s the last day to enter to win!

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***GIVEAWAY RULES!!

1. Follow @cloud9creates on instagram

2. Leave a comment on this post!

3. Bonus entry – share this post on facebook, pinterest or instagram!!! 1 bonus entry per share!!

4. Sign up to the email list for  bonus entry!!

Leave a comment below with a list of all the places you shared this giveaway for bonus chances to win!! GOOD LUCK!!!

{do what you love — kelly rae roberts : flying lessons}

“What You’re Doing Matters” – 8×10 print – Kelly Rae Roberts

Kelly Rae Roberts is a huge mentor to me. She has inspired me so much and I feel she is a kindred soul sister.

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If you have ever wanted to start an art or creative business , Kelly Rae has all the answers to your creative-entrepreneur questions.

Here’s what Kelly Rae has to say on her blog about the questions she gets asked everyday by artists like you, and me, who want to make a living making art.

Everyday, I receive emails from creative souls asking for my advice. They want to know how, in a span of just a couple of years, I built an online presence and successful online shop, wrote a best selling book, got published in several magazines, and launched successful gift collections (via licensing deals) that are sold in stores nationwide.

They ask advice on how to sell original paintings, how to have an effective online presence, how to create and package prints/jewelry/originals, how to create a website and community. They ask about licensing, money, publishing, press, and social networking. They ask me how on earth I manage my time, how I face my fears, how I stay organized.

I know exactly where they’re coming from. It wasn’t that long ago that I was sending similar emails out to artists I admired, people who seemed to have booming creative businesses. Some would answer me, but most didn’t. Now that I’m crazy busy over here and on the other end of that email exchange, I get it. I’m sure some didn’t respond because they were simply too busy to give advice to a complete stranger and I’m sure some didn’t respond because they wanted to protect their hard earned information.

For me, it hasn’t been a matter of not wanting to share what I know, it’s been a matter of time and the value of that time. In the end, I deeply believe in finding a way to share our stories, our resources, and how we’ve made it to where we are now.

After months of writing and thinking about how I could best share everything I know (and finally answer, in detail, the questions that come my way) I came up with something that I think is pretty darned special: a series of four e-books called Flying Lessons: Tips + Tricks To Help Your Creative Business Soar.

Flying Lessons: The Whole Shabang

In this e-book, you get it all! It’s parts 1, 2, + 3 combined into one big e-book. It includes everything you ever wanted to know about creating an online presences (blogs, websites, social networking), marketing, licensing, getting press/published, selling online + offline, time management, actualizing goals, copyright, building community, facing fears, burnout, personal stories of what’s worked for me (and what hasn’t worked), interviews with successful artists, and SO MUCH MORE!

Now Is The Time To Follow Your Heart’s Deepest Desire

You should get The Whole Shabang, which is the complete set of her ebooks!

{loving rebecca rebouche art at anthropologie}

 

I first heard of New Orleans artist, Rebecca Rebouche, on the Anthropologie blog, “Two Artists, One City.”

Rebecca Rebouche’s metaphorical artwork is both beautiful and  figurative. Her artwork and method of creating resonates with me…The pithy prose as seen in the poetry all around, beckoning the imagination, the beauty of nature and the delight to the senses…

I love Anthropologie’s unconventional approach to retail — how artists are chosen to create beauty, and how those artists then encourage other artists to believe in themselves, and their vision, by seeing them making a living by making art.

The Anthropologie catalog is always a soulful voyage into the depths of an artist’s heart.Vintage pieces — because they have a story to tell. Unique layers to speak of each family member’s depth and meaning. Color and texture. Handmade with heart.

How she selects beauty and splendor to surround, enchant, and inspire her and her family and to create a luxurious sanctuary and haven in her home for her and her loved ones.

 

 

 

{children’s christian coloring pages}

Let It Shine

 

Author, speaker and artist Karla Dornacher has adorable Christian Coloring Pages available for download on her website. She is truly using  her gifts to the Glory of God!

These beautifully drawn coloring pages are perfect for homeschool, preschool, Sunday School or just for a fun activity for parents or grandparents to do with their kids and grandkids!

“Coloring Pages are a great way to teach children GOD’S WORD and WISDOM in a fun and creative way.
Download and print as many copies as you need… for your children, grandchildren, neighbors or Sunday School Class!
Encourage your kids to share the Word with others by coloring and sending their masterpieces to family, friends, nursing homes or even to the brave men and women in our military!”

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