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It’s time for another Instagram challenge!!!

And it is a JUICY ONE!!!

We selected an object to focus on for the month… a cup!! Cups represent comfort, gathering, and nourishment. And we have selected a variety of our favorite women artist/designers to inspire your cup images.​

  • ​We are giving two days for each prompt
  • You can draw, paint, sculpt, stitch, etc…each cup by itself, in a still like or in an environment.
  • Each cup should be INSPIRED by the woman artists in the prompt list
  • Post what you create at #cupFULL2022

Once again…we have lined up some very esteemed judges who will award prizes to their favorites at the end of July!!

Janine Vangool… creator and editor in chief of the fabulous Uppercase Magazine​​

Lilla Rogers…. Founder of Lilla Rogers Studio and world renowned agent and teacher

Enesco… creating world beloved gift and home decor products for over 60 years.​​

I’m co-hosting this delicious July challenge with my friends

Michelle Allen

Sharon Nullmeyer​

Jo Turner

Kenzie Elston



Empowering Creativity Retreat

​The Empowering Creativity Retreat is a private event for creative business owners, hosted by Dionne Woods of The Turquoise Iris & The Turquoise Iris Journal magazine, featuring guest ​expert speakers, hands-on workshops, live demonstrations, networking, and content creation opportunities!

Monday, October 24th, 3pm CST – Friday, October 28th, 11am CST

Each day of the retreat brings new opportunities to connect, create, and cultivate your artistic perspective thanks to tailored lessons from guest experts.

The A, B, Cs of ECR

We cover three main topics at the Empowering Creativity Retreat:

  • ​Art
  • Business
  • Creativity

Attendees will learn from some of the most successful, inspiring, and knowledgeable creative experts in the industry, like…

  • ​Dionne Woods — Artist, Coach to Creatives, CEO of The Turquoise Iris Journal and the Creative Connection, podcast host, Bloom TV Network Expert
  • Debi Beard — Artist, Owner of Debi’s Design Diary, DIY Paint, DIY-A-GOGO shop owner, expert visual storyteller
  • Kamee Collins — Copywriter, Artist, Marketing Expert, Editor of TTIJ
  • Michael Sells — Artist, World’s Only One Thumbed Puppet Maker, expert storyteller
  • Andrea Earhardt — Artist, Author, Muralist, Podcast Host, and TikTok expert
  • Lori Siebert — Artist, Bloom TV Network Expert, Workshop Hosting Genius, Licensing Expert

Some of our experts are also offering breakout sessions on topics like owning a Brick & Mortar store, art licensing, NFTs, stress management, and more!​

Tickets can be purchased on the Retreat event page (Click Here) and there are still some payment plan options available!

Make sure to visit our Facebook event page (Click Here) to see who else will be attending.

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Final Flower Challenge Winners!

Carrie Schmitt randomly selected picks

Carrie is awarding one free month of her flower painting club!!

Aga Pachlewska

Deede Ediger


Crystal Tan

Thanks again to all who participated and shared their wonderful work.

More Flower Challenge Winners!

​Bari J Ackerman Selections

Bari will be awarding a copy of her book “Bloom Wild” and a watercolor palette to each of her picks.​

​Maria Rose Adams

​​Michael Wurm Jr​

Lucy Proctor​​​

Stay tuned! More winners to come!

More Flower Challenge Winners!

Lynn Whipple selections

Lynn will be awarding her book “Expressive Flower Painting” to each winner!!

Annie Riker

Molly Lam

Sue Luxon

Karin Lauria

Anna Tjan

Kicki Fjell

Stay tuned! More winners to come!

Month of Flowers Challenge Winner!

Wendy Brightbill selection…

Wendy will be awarding a spot in one of her on-line courses (the winner can pick.)


Stay Tuned! More winners to come!