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blog hop book giveaway!

It’s great when you have great friends who also happen to be great artists and authors!  So I rounded them up for a blog hop book giveaway! Annie O’Brien Gonzalez of Bold Expressive Painting Carrie Schmitt of Painted Blossoms Gina Rossi Armfield of No Excuses Watercolor and me (of course!) Danielle Donaldson author of Creative Girl Use the form below to enter to My creativeGIRL Book Drawing! Then, Visit …

so much goodness.

i have so many color-filled things in store this year! so many it’s like a virtual rainbow exploding in my noggin on a daily basis. along with a few dark clouds of doubt that i can get it all in order in time to share it all with you. so lets get to it, shall we? ONLINE my online class …

all creatures lovely and small-early bird registration is open!

  Ellies, pups and bunnies, oh my! One whole week of online creative goodness! We will start off our week with a good dose of danielle-ish color theory. This isn’t your everyday color-wheel stuff. As a matter of fact, it is kind of the opposite. You’ll learn how to work with color in a whole new way. You’ll find your …

website love. designing for the creative.

my creative evolution has been a slow-but-steady one. not always because I am thoughtful or plan out what I do but because I get bogged down with the details. i can turn a simple change into a 32 page project with sub-level to-do’s faster than anyone I know. and most of the time I stall in big ways. this year …

three new workshops available today!

pretty darn excited to share that my new creativeGIRL instructional videos (made with love by North Light Books to compliment my book, creativeGIRL: mixed media projects for an artful life) are now available for instant download and in dvd format. so much goodness fills each one. and now you can even watch a little sneak peek on youtube. I have …

oh my gosh.

it’s september already. sheesh! here’s what is happening in my corner of a drought-filled-would-give-anything-for-a-rainy-day world. i have one more in-person weekend retreat at the end of September in Bainbridge Island, WA to share the creative love and there are a couple of spaces left. i am teaching two of my favorite processes   “a timeline of you” from my book, …

creativeGIRL blossom challenge

so sometimes life things get priority over art. the last couple of weeks have been a mixed bad of the most wonderFILLED goodness with my book, creativeGIRL finally landing in a whole lot of doorsteps everywhere. but other things were more important. things like family and health and grace. and the attempt to get back on track. the flipside to …

creativeGIRL giveaway no. 2

As promised, another giveaway! This time you have to get creative! I know, I am so mean. NOT! In my book, creativeGIRL, I talk about my process a lot. How I organize my practice and new opportunities to grow my art by re-purposing the old, the ugly and the learning moments to make new, beautiful art. In addition to an …

creativeGIRL book shenanigans 

creativeGIRL: mixed media techniques for an artful life. My very own book is now officially shipping to all sorts of creative corners of the world. Pretty darn amazing. And I couldn’t have done it without you. YES. You. Thank you for all the LIKES, the WOOHOO’s, the YOUCANDOITIKNOWITSHARDDANIELLE’s, and the ICANHARDLYWAIT’s Over the course of the next few days and …

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some sugary spoonfuls of creative time.

I’ve mentioned I’m a perfectionist, right? Well, I have been waiting and waiting (and working and working) on my new website. And it is awesome and will be even more awesome in the coming weeks. But I just have to share a few things in the meantime! My very own book release party at the Kennedy School in Portland is SOLD …

it actually IS in the details.

my 2015 online creativeGIRL course is going live in just a few days – monday, march 16 to be exact. this round is all about really focusing and growing your creative practice in a new way (well, old way for me – new way for you maybe). its about working small. really small. allowing yourself the opportunity to take the …