Last week Ben and I headed to Sunny California for a work trip and i have to say.. i didn't even mind that we were inside working from 6 am until 9 pm at night.. it was still so nice to wake up to warm! The last day of our trip we drove down to Newport Beach and soaked in the sun and just literally hung out at the beach all day until our flight left that night. Didn't even have our swimsuits.. just hung out and watched the waves in our jeans and shorts. The sun felt SOO good!! We got home late monday night and have been spending the week playing catchup (I left my laptop on the counter at home.. so came home to over 900 emails.. but honestly with the schedule we were working in California, don't think I would have been able to even stay on top of them.. we were exhausted at the end of each DAY and my eyes closed the minute I hit the pillow each night).
I can't wait to tell you about WHAT we were doing in California.. but I am SWORN to secrecy for another few months.. but when I can.. you BET I will be shouting it from the rooftops!! can't wait!! lol.. seriously fun and amazing experience! But so glad to be home again.. missed my kids!
This week Ben, Art and I have been filming some short sneak peek videos for my upcoming class Your Living Canvas..
If you read my last blog post, you know this workshop is a HUGE workshop for me! 6 weeks!! And it's probably one of the most meaningful and soul searching workshops I have ever done. I mean I KNOW It is. Is so dear to my heart! So I really wanted to give every one a taste of whats in store for it.. so starting next tuesday I will be posting on one sneak peek a week.. one for each week of the workshop.. of what's in store! I am super excited about it. AND Art and I were talking all this week about how we REALLY want to get people started now.. preparing for the workshop because it is so deep and meaningful.. and we want to make sure everyone come prepared for it.. we started a private facebook group for those who have already joined and starting next wednesday we will be posting pre-course challenges and fun art exercises to get you ready and prepared for the course! So as soon as you sign up for the workshop, you will be invited to that group and can start in the fun! I have never put so much thought and detail into a workshop before.. but I want this course to be everything it can be! Full of life changing experiences, Moments of clarity.. new art techniques you learn, and fun messy play.. all into one. AHH! super excited about this course!! if you want to learn more about it.. you can read last week's post.. OR click here!Wednesday is when the facebook group page starts! AND remember if you sign up before April 15th.. you receive $20 off the original price!
Okay.. SO speaking of classes.. there are TWO must do classes you need to sign up for this spring.. (besides joining me in the Living Canvas workshop).. If you have ever taken any of Margie Romney-Alsett's Spark Courses before (she did a Spark your Christmas and Spark your Valentines class).. you KNOW they are full of amazing glittery, vintage fun projects to make for your home for the holidays. Well she has another class out.. called Spark your Spring!!
This class is FULL of awesome goodness for Spring Fun!
of course done in always Fabulous Margie style.. (her attention to detail is CRAZY!!!)
I'm loving her branch with the doily flowers on it! So freaking cute!!!
It's a 3 day workshop filled with home decor, papercrafts, gift ideas, kids crafts..even altered clothing ideas! Crazy! and it's $19.00 bucks! seriously!
You have to check Spark your Spring out..
The SECOND class I thinK EVERYONE should take.. comes from one of the most business savvy.. creative people i KNOW! Jeanne Oliver..a dear friend of mine.. has announced a new course called
Building a Creativley Made Bussiness.
If you are a creative person (which I KNOW You all are) and have been wondering how to take your creative dreams and make them into something that you can do for a living as well.. SHE can show you how. This course is all about taking those artsy endeavors and turning them into something more! ANd doing it with Balance and grace. THIS COURSE IS TRULY going to be a great course to take!! I know so many of you email me and ask me what to do with your canvases, or how to do an etsy store.. etc.. this is the course for you!! YOU NEED To take it!!
If you want to learn more about this course.. Jeanne has done a sneak peek video of this course too!!
YOU can watch it here.. Creatively Made Bussiness Video
OR you can sign up on her website and learn more too.. HERE
So there you go.. two actually THREE awesome classes for Spring.. totally different and all absolutely worth your time!!
Oh and one more thing.. that I think would be TOTALLy worth your time.. my friend Art (who is doing the Living Canvas workshop with me) posted this challenge this week.. on his facebook page.. and I SERIOUSLY am taking it.. I won't spoil what it is..but i encourse each of you to do it too! I have done this before a long time ago and remember how it affected my life. I have a huge need to do it again.. and so this weekend plan on writing one..
You will understand more when you watch the the video!!
So.. you are going to think I am crazy.. but we are headed out of town AGAIN.. this time with our kids! Last week was our spring break and since ben and I had to be in California for work.. we decided to pull our kids out of school for a few days and head to someplace warm (since we woke up to SNOW this morning?? Hello and happy easter??) We haven't told them yet.. it's been hard keeping a secret all week.. but today at noon we are heading to school to grab them all for a fun family road trip back to California.. just sitting on the beach, swimming in the ocean (or the pool).. nothing fancy.. just some seriously needed family bonding time. These last few months have been a bit crazy for our family.. really crazy and we have just felt the need to give some major attention to our kids.. let them know how much they mean to us and they are important to us.. Part of my new resolution of being PRESENT and having BALANCE (which you will learn about in the New Living Canvas workshop).
So once again we are headed out of town.. for a few days.. AND guess what? THIS time I am leaving my laptop at home on PURPOSE. no work will be done on this trip!! I'm going to make sure my kids know it is ALL about them! Im truly going to be PRESENT. But I will be back here tuesday (or wednesday.. you never know with me lol) to show you another sneak peek of this workshop!!) and next week I also have a fun Behind the Art post for you as well.
OH HEY!! one more thing! so many of you wanted the exclusive SHe ARt Faber Castell Pen Setsthat we offered a couple of weeks ago that match my New She Art Line with Pink Paislee..
they sold out super fast.. but guess what? THEY ARE BACK IN STOCK!! yeah!! and we have also brought back in stock KasierCrafts Doily Rubons and a bunch more of my favorite KasierCraft Rubons! So check out the Scarlet Lime Shop for that!
anyhow.. ENJOY your friday... ENJOY your Easter weekend!! Make it ALL about family this weekend.. BE PRESENT!!! :)