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Inspiration has to find you working!

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Sometimes I like to feel FragileToday I took a yoga class and our teacher read this to us in the beginning of our practice. I thought, how appropriate, since I was looking up this book ‘War of Art’ just yesterday on Amazon.It came highly recommended. And here is the excerpt from the book. I think its a little more of an elaborate way of saying – inspiration has to find you working, and always a good reminder .

“A pro views her work as craft, not art. Not because she believes art is devoid of mystical dimension. On the contrary. She understands that all creative endeavor is holy. But she does not dwell on it. She knows if she thinks about that too much, it will paralyze her. So she concentrates on technique. The professional masters how, and leaves what and why to the gods. Like Somerset Maughan she doesn’t wait for inspiration, she act in the anticipation of it’s apparition. The professional is acutely aware of the intangibles that go into inspiration. Out of respect for them, she lets them work. She grants them their sphere while she concentrates on hers.

The sign of the amateur is over glorification of and preoccupation with the mystery.So Kind
The professional shuts up. She does not talk about it. She does her work.”


My New In-person Workshop

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How would you like to go to California to take a workshop with me? And you could also visit the Newport Beach and Disneyland at the same time! I will be visiting Kara Bullock Art studio this coming October 27 -29. We will be creating Soulful Portraits art together. I am getting soooo excited about it.

If you would like to find out more about it, visit Kara’s Page. And then scroll down to find out about some goodies I am tossing into the bag.


And how about this, if you sign up, you will get the online mini course Soulful Portraits 2 that’s starting September 19 free, because I would consider it sort of a prerequisite. And if you sign up before September 30th, I will bring you a personalized gift that includes your portrait, painted by me 🙂SoulfulPortraits2.jpg

I truly hope you will decide to join me on this next adventure of painting Soulful Portraits


With Love


New Workshop

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Soulful Portraits II

I have butterflies.jpgAfter my first Soulful Portraits workshop with  Bourguereau that was inspired by a painting by William-Adolpe Bourguereau I thought it might be a good idea to continue with the theme, but use it to practice a different kind of technique, because I really love the idea of Soulful Portraits.

In this workshop I would like to take you on a journey of creative exploration with inexpensive craft’s acrylics.

This workshop will start September 16 and the videos will be immediately accessible. I am offering this workshop at an introductory price till September 9
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The difference between Premium acrylics and craft’s acrylics is not only the quality and difference in price, but also the availability of color.

Just look at the array of colors available to you in Americana, Craft Smart or Folk Art paints. And you can have them all, because they are only about $2 each. For most part, crafts paints are very opaque, and because they are already very specifically mixed, I would not recommend blending them together, because they will very quickly become “muddy”. So the beautiful pink, green or the lovely shade of blue looses it’s vibrancy very quickly. The other obstacle is that, they don’t get very dark, so instead of putting a dark to create a shade, we will try to learn how to use contrasting colors to create a “shade”, and I will explain that in the class. The nice thing about the wide range of colors is that you can easily create some very interesting combinations of colors, instead of trying to figure out how to match the color you like.

What else you might like in the workshop

  • I think that this workshop will help your understanding of colors in a very fun way, and is suitable to beginners and more advanced artists.
  • We will also focus on creating an interesting composition that brings the viewer into the painting and I think you will enjoy this class.
  • You will have an access to a FB page, were you can share your final piece or get any help while creating your project.

This class contains only one project that is broken down into detailed narrative videos 5 in total and about 30 minutes each. All the videos are available for immediate download, and the class has a lifetime access.

Supplies Needed

  • Mixed Media paper or page, you can of course use Canvas or Canvas Board
  • Pencil, Eraser
  • Craft’s Paint Acrylics, Colors – Skin Tone, Raw Siena, Pink – light, bright and darker Pink, Violet, Sage Green, Peach, Burgundy, Red Violet, Sky Blue, Bright green

You can now purchase this class at a discounted price of $35, that is $10 less then a regular price, till September 9th    Add to Cart

Please note that they are no refunds after purchasing the class, if you have any questions about if this class is right for you on any other concerns, please email me at

July Auction – Dream

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This month’s auction at The Heartful Soul Artist Collective is called the dream, and I though, how fabulous, because most of my paintings come to me through a dream, either right before I fall asleep, when I meditate or when I go into some sort of reverie and then I get these images that can be stimulated by a memory or a visual stimuli.

And here are the four paintings I am offering to this auction, I will also have couple prints as a pop up, which is an mini auction within the auction and starts only at $5 bid. Pop up auctions are lot of fun. You can see what happens there in here

Starts July 4th 12 pm

Creative Retreat

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is a new online art retreat coming out on July 8th and lasting for two days. It is a free retreat to join and commingle with artists and teachers with an abandon of rich artistic content. You will them have an option to sign up for an extended retreat and receive more bonus material. You can join us in here!

Come and Paint with me this Summer

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Awakening to Your Mystery

Join me this summer for an intensive workshop on how to paint faces, how to bled colors to create depth in a painting and how to tell a story of mystery.
The workshop is right around the corner, and there are still spots left.
You can sign up in here.
This workshop is held at the beautiful Donna Downey studios in North Carolina.


Friday July 28th 2017 – 10:00am-5pm.

Saturday July 29h 2017 – 10:00am-5pm.

Sunday July 30th 2017 – 10:00am-3pm.

Workshops Policies : Half-day, full-day, multi-day workshops, and special events are scheduled throughout the year. Once you purchase a workshop you will be enrolled.

Due to limited class size, purchased spots for all workshops are transferable but payment is non-refundable. What this means: If you buy a class spot and are unable to attend, and if there is a waiting list of students that has formed, we will put you in contact with the first person on the list to whom you can offer your class spot. If the person on the list accepts, then that person will need to pay you for your spot and once that transaction is complete and both parties are satisfied, we will transfer your spot to the other person. If you are unable to attend and there is no waiting list, we will unfortunately be unable to provide refunds.

Our June Auction is Here

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Our June Auction in The Heartful Soul artist Collective is now in full swing. The images above are all my original paintings, but we now have 15 artist all together and they present on different days.

MondayJune 5, bidding starts noon EST.
Bidding ends 1:00 PM on Tuesdays June 6:
Paula Watters Jones Donna Munro Lucy Chen Basia Zielinska

Tuesday June 6, bidding starts 1:15
Bidding ends 1:30 PM on Wednesday June 7:
Kate Thompson Lucy Jordan Maria Pace-Wynters Lara Provost

Wednesday June 7, bidding starts 1:45
Bidding ends 2:00 PM on Thursday June 8:
Sara Burch Jo Loughnan Annie Hamman Olga Furman

Thursday June 8, bidding starts 2:15
Bidding ends 3:00 PM on Friday June 9:
Katrina Koltes Renata Loree Muriel Stegers

Also, part of our auction our daily giveaway and short surprise auctions that start with a very low bidding price. You might not want to miss this one, see you there!

Garden of Flowers

New Class by Olga Furman.

Find out more about it and sign up in here to get an early bird discount. Class starts June 26.