Wednesday, January 22, 2020

a cozy getaway

Keeping it honest, if there is one thing that truly hinders me- it is the inability to stop and relax. You see, I have an excessive amount of energy. I love to create, I love to hustle, I love to be productive- it bring me JOY! But what I’ve discovered in the last couple of years is that my brain needs peace, quiet, rest and even boredom to stay creative. When I am constantly creating, engaging and filling my time, I start to burn out and even feel uninspired.

So I actually try to create moments where I feel bored or calm or quiet. Most of the time it’s in small moments- a couple of hours here and there, sometimes it’s a long drive, sometimes it’s a day away or if it works with schedule and budget, I will find a good deal on a hotel or rental and I will sneak away for a couple of nights.

Last weekend I booked a hotel and stared out the window for hours, I read a book, I hashed out some new ideas and I just sat with myself and my thoughts. Nothing ground breaking happened, I just found some much needed quiet and peace. Because sometimes all you need is a little break, a little calm, maybe even some boredom to stay inspired and creative!

I stayed at the Arch Cape Loft and it was divine! Just 15 minutes away from my home but it felt like another world. I would absolutely recommend this micro hotel to anyone wanting a beautiful place to explore and relax on the Oregon Coast!

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

moon and stars wall hanging

There is nothing that I love more than creating whimsical and colorful art and decor out of simple things! I've been cleaning and redecorating my studio and I have a tall corner that needed a little brightening up.

I grabbed a big embroidery hoop, scrap fabric and and some scrap paper and created this fun moon and stars wall hanging.

A perfect way to add a little magic to a corner of my space! 

Monday, January 06, 2020

NEW CLASS! the recycler's journal begins today!

Friends I am so excited that my latest art journal class The Recycler’s Journal begins today! And you can still get in on the $20 sale price! I've got a little peek and class information below.

$30.00 $20.00 Early Bird SALE!
Launches January 6th
More information or register HERE

I am SO PASSIONATE about creating on a budget and using what I have one hand! I am even more passionate about using trash and recycled materials in my mixed media projects. In this class we will be using an art journal to explore all kinds of prompts, mixed media techniques and exercises that make use of recycled materials, trash or things that would otherwise get thrown out.

We will be working through 1 lesson a day for 30 days. I will be sharing all kinds of concepts- using recycled materials for printmaking, stamping, mark making, creating unique backgrounds, collaged pages, building unique compositions pages with trash and so much more! My hope is to inspire you to create with unique materials and find inspiration in everyday things that so often get thrown out!

All of my classes have unlimited access which means you can access at any time and create at your own pace!

Thursday, December 26, 2019

end of the year sale!

Ok Friends! It's the last sale of the year- my annual end of the year sale where all classes are marked down from December 26th-January 1st.

Head on over to the shop to view over 100 class offerings!

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

merry christmas!

As always, I just wanted to say thank you guys! So much of what I do depends on my customers, my students and my readers and I so appreciate the support for my crazy creative business. I want to wish everyone out there a joy filled holiday. And from the bottom of my heart I want to say thank you for being a part of our life!
Merry Christmas
xo Alisa, Andy and Lucy


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