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Paint your Heart and Soul 2023

OMG guys!!! I’m really excited to finally share with you that I’m going to be one of the instructors in the amazing year-long online course called Paint Your Heart and Soul 2023. Woohoo!!!

​This course starts January next year. The regular pre-sale price is now $149 (regular price is $199), until December 1st this year.

We have also added a coupon code “JOY”, which gives an additional $20 OFF of pre-sale price.

Bottom line, you can now purchase PYHaS2023 for $129 , after the combined discount (presale + coupon = $70 or 35% off) until December 1st.

To sign up: click HERE

Don’t wait, join now! Spots are selling out very quickly, and the price is a fraction of the real value!

I’m also giving away a FREE spot in this super awesome course – you will get a full refund if you buy and win the class, and an extra entry too (so your chance to win is twice as good!!) Keep reading to find out how to win!

To enter the giveaway raffle, do the following:

  1. Share one of these images on your social media
  2. Comment where you shared and I will add you to the raffle.
  3. If you’ve already bought PYHaS2023 – comment and get an extra entry! If you win the spot, you will get a full refund!
  4. Each share on a different social media counts as one entry – multiple entires are encouraged!

The winner will be announced October 3rd! Good luck!

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Another JUICY Color Challenge in September!


I’m once again co-hosting an amazing challenge with Este Macleod!!!​

Este has curated a series of color prompts… each palette inspired by a piece created by an amazing woman artist. It is SO FUN to research these artists!!! Feel free to do what you like with the colors OR create something inspired by each artist’s body of work in a those colors.​

We are also providing this additional optional list of ideas to kickstart what you create.​

  1. floral
  2. face
  3. figure
  4. feline
  5. foliage
  6. fly
  7. furry
  8. fish
  9. feminine
  10. form

Once again, we have fabulous judges!!! They will be checking out all of the work posted at #coloricombosept and awarding something special to their favorites in early October!!​​​

Jennifer Livingston… Senior Product Designer for Demdaco (a gift and home decor manufacturer)​

Jennifer Nelson… Owner of Jennifer Nelson Artists… and fabulous supporter of artists​

​For a successful challenge… It helps to select a format and direction for the month. I have already prepped my paper to the size I’m working. And I’m choosing to create patterns this month!!! Can’t wait!

Spread the word to all of your friends. Let’s make it another incredible challenge!!​

Again… be sure to use #coloricombosept when posting your work.​

Can’t wait to see what you create!!


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Four Findings-Issue 73

Winners of the July #cupfull2022 challenge

What a FABULOUS month!

Didn’t you all LOVE learning more about the amazing women to whom we paid tribute!! Thanks for joining in!!

Thanks to my co-hosts:

Kenzie Elston

Sharon Nullmeyer

Michelle Allen 

Jo Turner

And a BIG THANKS to our judges!!

They had a VERY TOUGH TIME!! Below are their selections. If you see your name and you have not been contacted in a dm on IG…please let me know!

Bravo!! Come back in September for another juicy challenge that I am co-hosting with Este Macleod.


Lilla Rogers Selections

“WOW! Incredible work. Congratulations on such an epic event. Thank you for the opportunity to judge. Please express my congratulations to everyone and let them know there were countless amazing pieces.” Lilla Rogers

“I was so impressed with work that I’ve chosen seven winners who will receive the course, Creating Collections for Home Decor Course. It’s a chock-full, 5-week live course that I teach with creative director Margo Tantau, starting August 29, $490 value.”

Pam Ullman

Uta Krogmann

Charlotte Hamilton

Claire Westwood

Socorro Vega

Lisa Coutts

Karin Lauria

Lilla’s Runners Up

“I’d also like to gift these 13 runners-up with my Assignment Bootcamp: Portfolio course with begins this Monday, and runs weekly for three months, and is worth $120 each.”

Bindy James

Catherine Brown

Clare Martin

Jo Turner

LelloBird (Jeni)

Louise Van Der Merwe

Mayya Sultan

Michelle Allen Art

Sharon Nullmeyer

Kenzie Elston

Nina Martell

Coffee Lover

Renee Thompson

Janine Vangool/ Uppercase Selections

“This was impossible! So many amazing works were created! Here are my picks for five free UPPERCASE subscription/renewal. I chose them because of the overall body of work they were creating that pushed into new territories of medium and methods.”- Janine Vangool

Katarzyna Borek-Polkowska

Merrilee Anderson

Barbara Burns-Dore

Shelley Aldrich

Agnieszka Pachlewska

Kath Waxman​

Asta Barrington​​

JoDee Costello​

Michelle Allen​

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Mixed Media with Michelle Allen and me!

I’m co-teaching with my friend, Michelle Allen, Feb. 10-18 2023 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico!!! Come join us!!!


San Miguel de Allende, a UNESCO heritage city has been a home for artists since the 1930s.

Cobblestone-lined streets, art galleries, colorful doors that open into mysterious courtyards, alleyways filled with beautiful plantings, centuries-old buildings and, of course, the bells of the pink Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel in the Jardin.

Artful Vessels with Michelle Allen

All your gems and jewels will find a place to rest in the grasp of this functional and curious wall vase piece art.

Artful Junk Story Birds with Lori Siebert

I started making what I calls “Artful Junk Birds” for an Instagram challenge hosted by the NBC show “Making It.” I went on to make many of these assemblage birds and created an on-line course. 

For this class, we will be curating our beloved treasures and creating 12” x 12” dimensional bird panels that tell a little story.

This Escape Includes:

  • 8 nights accommodation, double occupancy at Casa de la Noche
  • beautiful studio to create in
  • aiport pickup/drop off at designated time at Leon airport
  • five days of workshops with Michelle and Lori
  • all meals except for two lunches and one dinner
  • Special class with local mojigangas master (the large puppets)
  • farewell celebration
  • two cooking classes
  • private Facebook page
  • new art tribe

Click this link for all the details! Hope to see you there!