A Red Rock Dream


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View from the Artist Cottage window!

Hey Everyone! Sorry it has been too long. The last couple weeks have been crazy! Which included a trip to the red rocks in Sedona for a wonderful retreat for creatives.

I remember when I first found Leanne’s instagram @craftcultureevents . I was in NY visiting my friends that I met when I went to school there ( another story to tell), and while my girl Sarah was at work I was at her apartment painting and browsing the gram.  As soon as I saw the post about a retreat for creatives, #DreamRock 2015, to help them pursue their dreams, my eyes widened 2x the size. I knew this was the opportunity I needed to really get my foot in the door.

I called up my parents and asked them their thoughts. They were all for it and offered to me help cover the costs. I was the most excited I have been in a while, regarding my business.

I knew then and there I had to really focus on what I wanted to do. After I got back to AZ I went full force into my work. I can honesty say knowing i had this opportunity really helped me to get where I am today. Just from knowing this one opportunity was at my door helped me push myself to a place that I am proud to be in.

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Anyways, once Feb 4th came I had butterflies in my stomach because I was nervous  but excited at the same time. As soon as I pulled up to L’Auberge De Sedona it was like dreaming in terracotta red. I love the outdoors, so just being surrounded in such a site for 3 days was awesome.

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The MBC girls are awesome. Such great energy!

The whole experience was life changing for me, no joke. I met so many wonderful people that have been in the same situation, which made me feel so close to some of them without even really knowing them. I learned a lot about how to take my business to a place that I would like it to go. The setup was amazing, in an Artist Cottage. When my sister read the schedule where it said, “Yoga in the Artist Cottage,” she about fainted from those very words. She is an art/yoga lover. It goes to show you how much effort was put into making such a wonderful experience.

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The beautiful Leanne of Craft Culture Events. Love this pic!!

I would like to thank Leanne for all the effort she put into this and all of the sponsors. Leanne really wants people to thrive doing what they love. You find a lot of people who never share anything because they feel threatened and competitive. Thank you to everyone who talked and shared their knowledge with us. Like Ashley, from the Shine Project, said ” there is room for everyone,” and I truly believe this now.

Gems Series

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This is the sketch during the process

I did  a painting of a woman with her hands highlighted and received a great response so I decided to slowly add to the series. Thanks for looking!

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This print above is now available for sale in my store!