Monday, March 05, 2012

my gift to you!

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I have been working on a little project over here as a small thanks to all of you out there that visit my blog, take my classes and support my creative endeavors. This space, this little community that has evolved from my blog, brings me so much joy and I just have to say that I love and appreciate all of you! I have been hard at work for a while, creating a FREE mini online class. The topic is something that I am incredibly passionate about and so excited to share with all of you!

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If you have taken my classes or read my blog, you will know that I am very passionate about seeking inspiration off the computer and in my world. In my opinion, before you can develop a consistent creative routine, you really need to identify the things that inspire you, that catch your eye, that get you excited about making art, that will motivate you to be consistent and keep your work authentic. I call this "finding my Muse" and it has become the most important part of my creative process. In a world full of the internet, t.v., social media and LOTS OF SHARING- my brain is often overloaded and I need to get back to basics when I create. I want my work to be authentic and to speak to my life and my experiences- the only way I can do this is by seeking my Muse in my everyday moments, in my community and off the computer. I have put together this free mini class to share with you my own philosophy and the process that I go through when I am looking for my Muse. My hope is that you will find inspiration to get off the computer (once in a while) look closely at the world around you, find joy and beauty in your life and set out to seek your own Muse.

to access the class- visit


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In addition I am also having a sale on all of my online classes this week!
For a complete list of classes visit my online shop HERE

Again...thank you all from the bottom of my heart for supporting all that I do!

66 comments:

  1. Wow!!!! Thank you so much for your generosity! We really enjoy your work and all that you teach. :)

    Thank you so much again!

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  2. thanks!! I shouted so loud when I heard about ur class my husband was laughing at me =) lol

    ur awesome!!!

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  3. Kimmy7:30 PM

    Thank you so much. :)
    I am so looking forward to this opportunity!

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  4. This is so generous of you! Thanks so much.
    Rinda

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  5. Thanks so much! Your blog inspires me every time I read it. Can't wait to visit the mini-course link!

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  6. oh my goodness alisa! you are a creative spark of light. that is very generous of you, considering how much you give us all the time. :)

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  7. Oh, man this just made my day! I'm soooo excited! I've been wanting to take one of your classes for a long time but we can't afford it at all. This is just what I needed. Thank you, Thank you. (When I can afford it, I'm still going to take the sketchbook one too. I'm a big fan.)

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  8. Thank you so much, Alisa!! What a sweet, sweet surprise!! I have so enjoyed each of your classes that I have taken (and, am "currently taking") and just love your spirit, creativity, and warm heart. I am always telling someone about you! :) I am always trying to limit my time online, and my hubby and I were just talking the other day about how I must make time each day to get out with my camera...so I'm sure this class will be just the encouragement I need to make sure I enjoy the "real world" a bit more!! Hugs!!

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  9. This makes my day! I've been thinking about trying your classes for a while, and now I can try one for free! I'm really excited about your sketching classes to give me confidence before trying some art classes at the local community college.

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  10. Thank you! Such a wonderful way to start the week!

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  11. Thank you so much! I've been wanting to take a class from you for such a long time. I'm so excited for this! I'm a new mom as well...our babies are actually a month apart exactly. You are so inspiring and talented and have encouraged me to continue creating! Thanks again! <3

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  12. Thank you so much! I have enjoyed your online classes so much they are so absolutely fun and inspiring. I have learned so much and look forward to taking many more.

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  13. This is awesome! Thank you so much, Alisa! I've taken a few online classes with you and have thoroughly enjoyed them...hope to take more in the future.

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  14. How awesome! Thank you.

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  15. Thankyou thankyou thankyou!
    Just what I needed. What a fantastic idea. Just another proof of your creativity, even with a little baby to take care of. You are amazing, really.

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  16. What a wonderful gift - thank you so much x

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  17. I couldnt wait to find out what our surprise was going to be!! and last night when i was working on improving the doodles and wanting to sign up for a third class!!!! love you, your talent and your presentations (even found the video of you and family at the park!! and feel like we are friends~)
    thanks you!!! for the freebie and the discount!!!

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  18. Sharon Lee Bull3:37 AM

    OMG!!! THANK YOU!!!! Thank you for your generosity, your kindness, and for your gift. It has made my day. Finding my muse is something that I have been struggling with so I look forward to your course. It is also nice that you are helping us all out in these tough economic times.

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  19. Ok I officially love you more than I did before.
    I have just been looking at the tasters for some of your other online classes and really want to try one but have been wondering if I have the time to really do them justice.
    This will give me the perfect chance to see if I can.
    If its a yes then I might be taking some of your other paid ones. *fingers crossed*

    Pippa xxx

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  20. What a gift! Thank you so much - I'm all in. Have been thinking of taking one of your courses and this will be a wonderful sampling and jumping off point. You're truly inspiring.

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  21. Thank you so much for this wonderful gift! It is great to hear you talk with so much passion about your work and inspiration, and to hear you in the first place too... something so un inspiring as exchange rate makes paid courses rather difficult, so I will get the most of this and continue saving and looking forward for the others =) Thank you for the inspiration, for the generosity, and for all the beautiful work you do.
    Ale.

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  22. Thank you for this online classe : finding your muse.
    I started to read and it's so interesting.
    Thank you again, from France in Toulouse.

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  23. How very sweet of you!! I can't wait to check it out. Yay!!

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  24. Oh Alisa, what a lovely and generous gift.....and a fabulous idea. Spreading creativity and originality! thank you!! xoxo

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  25. Thank you so much for the free class! I really love your lessons, having attended the sketchbook delight but being financially unable to attend any more this gift was really a treasure!AriadnefromGreece!

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  26. You rock!!!! Thanks for sharing your gifts with the rest of us!

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  27. THANK YOU!!! I'm so excited to find my muse!

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  28. Wow, first of all, thank you for the coupon to take a class! I have a list of your classes that I want to take, so I appreciate this.

    Second, thank you for the wonderful online course about finding your muse! I couldn't agree with you more on how important this is, especially for artists to find their own muse. In this day and age, when I see many people copying others. You inspire me to embrace myself and be original - thank you for that!

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  29. WOW! I love this! Thank you so much!

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  30. Anonymous7:07 AM

    What a refreshing course this is, Alisa! Thank you for this, and for the class discounts.

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  31. Thank you so much for all of your inspiration. I just signed up for Watercolor Bliss. The $10 off was just what I needed. I had been saving up, and you got me there! I can't wait to get started. What a blessing it was.

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  32. Thank you SO MUCH!
    I can't wait to sdatr!!

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  33. Thanks for sharing this!

    I agree with unplugging in order to find a muse.

    I had been trying to find inspiration online for a long time and it's just not the same as real life inspiration!

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  34. awww! you are awesome alisa! thank you! I am working on your water-colour bliss class and it has been lots of fun to get to know my supplies and learn more about water-colour. have a wonderful monday! ciao!

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  35. Thanks so much for this FREE class. You are sooooo generous and I absolutely LOVE your art And your style!

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  36. Oh thank you so much Alisa! This is an amazing gift. I can't wait to learn more from you.

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  37. you are unique and I love it! that's why I keep coming back. Thank you!

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  38. Oh thank you so much Alisa. This is something I struggle with so much - to find my own identity in my artistic endeavours. Thank you.

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  39. Thank you so much. Taking your sketchbook delights course has helped me to start looking at my own world around me and drawing inspiration from it.

    Looking forward to visiting the new blog.

    Thanks again for your generosity.

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  40. What a great idea for a class! Thanks for offering this. I know that it will be a valuable tool for so many people.

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  41. What a wonderful gift, Alisa. I have very much enjoyed the sketchbook 2 class.

    Erika

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  42. Thanks so much for the much needed inspiration!

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  43. Wow LIsa How wonderful !! Thank you first of all for sharing your inspiration and creativity with all of us ! Thank you for the class... and FREE... wow !! Sharing this with friends !! Hugs !!

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  44. WOW, this is SOOO generous of you. I LOVE your blog :). Looking foreward to finding my MUSE!!!
    Thankyou!!!

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  45. Thank you so much! You are so kind and sweet for creating this class for us! I'm so excited to see what you put together

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  46. Thank you Alisa.
    I love your creativity.

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  47. Alisa: This is awesome! You are, too! It's just what I needed, a great motivation. I've taken 3 of your classes and love, love, love them all. Thanks SO-O-O-O much!

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  48. wow, what a lovely and creative gift!! your work is awesome en it inspires me. (sorry for my english, but I am from Belgium)

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  49. WOW, how sweet of you to do this for us. I can't wait to read it tomorrow, no time right now, dang!!

    Thanks for all you do to inspire us and showing us you can have some kind of art in your life no matter what!!

    Can't wait till tomorrow to read this!!

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  50. Thank you. It's very generous of you. Can't wait to take your class. Johanne L.

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  51. I have been dying to be creative and stuck and don't know where to start. So glad I found you. My Mom is glad I found you too. You are inspiring us both.

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  52. WOOOHOOO!!! Your style of teaching is wonderful! even with my extra business lately it sure fulfills my need for art....plus learning and stretching my thinking!!! I never knew what a muse was and saw it mentioned all over art blogs....so this will be interesting!! I can't wait for it and I can't wait to take the "watercolor class" you have....maybe sooner than I thought with such a generous discount ..... thanks for sharing your soul and heart thru art and for this SWEET gift to your students and readers!! We definitely appreciate it!!! LOVE LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!....and that baby.....you two are soo blessed!!

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  53. Hey Alisa,
    I just found your blog and so glad I did.

    I'm your newest fan and follower!

    -heidi
    http://oliveobserver.blogspot.com

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  54. I found your blog while looking for a petticoat pattern! you are soooo inspiring! I followed your blog and can't wait to watch your free--thank you--video class. Your entire blog is helping me reconnect with my muse!
    and you have a new baby too???!!!
    WOW!

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  55. Thank you so much for your free class!!

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  56. thank you! I found my muse in a bookstore-- specifically in the children's section- the colors, the stories they tell, where else could u be inspired by a drawing of a little self made girl mermaid - shell necklaces and a beautiful pink sheet tied with a wide ribbon around her legs LOL! no limits on imagination and that is what i miss most about having little guys around...

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  57. you are amazing! thankyou!

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  58. Fantastic - you are a constant source of inspiration, and I will be sharing this wonderful news with as many people as I can. Thanks so much :-)

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  59. Thank you for this sweet generous gift!

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  60. I am so grateful for this free course and definitely will take advantage of your sale. Thank you so much for inspiring so many of us and giving us a window into your life as an artist. I was going to take your workshop at the Create retreat in So Cal, but couldn't due to family circumstances, so I am going to have to wait for the next opportunity. I am really looking forward to growing and learning from you! xoxo Dahlia

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  61. Thanks Alisa! I just enrolled in Sketchbook Delight 2, a birthday present to me from me :) I was so excited to see that I was able to get it on sale - can't wait to start! Thanks also for the freebie!

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  62. Oh my... what a wonderful gift!! I really appreciate. I am currently following the Free Motion Graffiti and it's so wonderful. Thanks so much for your generosity.

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  63. Your words and classes have been the right words for the right time. Thank you for the gift of beauty you give me each week. Truly a remarkable gift. Very grateful!

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  64. thank you a lot! you rock!

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  65. That nice, thank you.

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  66. Thank you SO very much for your generosity! I am thrilled to dive right in and soak up everything you have written. I am super excited to get started. Thanks again. You are wonderful!
    Shauna
    artisticallyshauna.blogspot.com

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