Paint Nights - New Classes Available

Well it sure has been a hot minute since I've been on here, eh? Sorry friends! It's been a hectic and crazy year! We've moved, started renovations, celebrated friend's new babies, enjoyed life living on the river, participated in many craft shows, threw Christmas into the mix, and now it's already March? I'm sorry, but I honestly don't even know where the last few months have gone!

In other news, I'm now offering Paint Nights! I'm sure you've seen them sprouting up here and there (maybe a little bit everywhere), where you gather a handful of friends, have some drinks and learn how to create a painting from start to finish! I taught my first one in January, and loved it. Check out the masterpieces created by these talented ladies below! I was so impressed with them!

Student paintings - Winter Forest Night Sky

They each picked out a colour scheme that went with their homes, or colours that just resonated with them. They learned new techniques for applying paint, mixing colours, blending and detail work. I'll include some process photos in a little slideshow. There were lots of laughs, amid the wine and snacks, and after a couple hours, each lady went home with a completed painting to show off to their family. 

I'm now offering more in person Paint Night classes. New painting samples will be coming within the week, as well as a couple that are already ready! If you are interested in hosting a group for a Paint Night, please email me! I'd love to book a night with you and some friends to have as much fun as the group above did! Email me HERE or at

Paint Nights include: 2-3 hours instruction and all your supplies (canvas, paint, brushes, easels, palettes, water cups, rags, aprons). Drinks and snacks not included.
Cost: $40 per person (minimum 4 students, max 10 students)
A deposit is required to book your date. Please email to discuss dates.

New Paint Night samples to come, but in the mean time, here are some that are currently offered!  The Sunset Palms Silhouette is a great option for kids classes too! The silhouette options are totally customizable, as I bring a worksheet of various silhouette ideas to choose from!

Winter Forest Night Sky


Island Palms

Starry Field

Sunset Palms Silhouette - Customizable!

April Free Wallpaper Downloads

I know I told you last post that I was taking a break for a little while... but I thought that I would still send you a little love in the form of this month's free desktop and phone wallpaper downloads! Since it has snowed here again... which is bumming me out, I have thrown a little tropical green love your way. Here's hoping that this extended winter doesn't stay too much longer. 

click image to take you to Flickr to download!

click image to take you to Flickr to download!

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click image above and save to your device!

Happy New Year!! (plus a freebie!)

Happy New Year everyone! I hope that you all had fun on New Year's Eve, and are ready to hit 2016 with a new endurance and strength! I have a little January freebie wallpaper for you today, for your computer and your phone. Just click the images below to either save to your phone, or take you to Flickr to download various sizes! Let me know if you need any help in the comments.. I'd be happy to walk you through how to access the files!

I hope that this year will be a renewing for you all, and help push you towards growth, challenges, hope and revitalization. Have any of you set any goals? I've seen some people posting about the goals they are planning for 2016. I've also seen a trend leaning towards creating a word or mantra to focus on and get them through the year, as opposed to setting typical goals. 

Click image to take you to Flickr to download!

Click image to take you to Flickr to download!

My New Years statement? Lean on Him. God will be getting me through the hard times, just as He has before. He has the strength that I could never imagine having. He has the power to create new things. I'm hoping that I can remember to always lean on Him, and allow Him to create new things in me.

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Click image to open and save to your phone!

Cheers to the New Year!