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5 Things That Make Me Smile – Oct. 24, 2021

5 Things That Make Me Smile – Oct. 24, 2021

Happy Sunday! I have to say its so lovely spending time thinking about all the things making me smile in my week and recording them here every Sunday! Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend. This practice began as a way to celebrate the small wonders (from this class) that...

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5 Things That Make Me Smile – Oct. 17, 2021

5 Things That Make Me Smile – Oct. 17, 2021

Happy Sunday! I have to say its so lovely spending time thinking about all the things making me smile in my week and recording them here every Sunday! Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend. This practice began as a way to celebrate the small wonders (from this class) that...

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5 Things That Make Me Smile – Oct. 10, 2021

5 Things That Make Me Smile – Oct. 10, 2021

Happy Sunday! I have to say its so lovely spending time thinking about all the things making me smile in my week and recording them here every Sunday! Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend. This practice began as a way to celebrate the small wonders (from this class) that...

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Free Arty Journal Page Download – Spring Clean Your Life

Free Arty Journal Page Download – Spring Clean Your Life

Happy New Moon today! Oh how I love this time. New Beginnings, New Wishes and a New Moon Phase to Create to! This New Moon falls in the zodiac sign of Libra and the theme is all about Love and Balance! Whether you believe in the Zodiac or not, I think we can all...

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5 Things That Make Me Smile – Oct. 3, 2021

5 Things That Make Me Smile – Oct. 3, 2021

Happy October! I have to say its so lovely spending time thinking about all the things making me smile in my week and recording them here every Sunday! Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend. This practice began as a way to celebrate the small wonders...

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5 Things That Make Me Smile – Sept. 26, 2021

5 Things That Make Me Smile – Sept. 26, 2021

Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you've had a lovely weekend. This practice began as a way to celebrate the small wonders (from this class) that I took time to notice in my week or over the period of a month. It's a wonderful way to begin a gratitude practice if that is...

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Equinox Blessings and Watercolor Moon Mandalas!

Equinox Blessings and Watercolor Moon Mandalas!

Equinox blessings to you. As the seasons shift and we find ourselves in the waning phase of the moon, a gentle calmness is appearing in my days. I've been tuning more into the moon cycle and observing the Yin and Yang energies within myself, so I'm interested in...

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5 Things That Make Me Smile – Sept. 19, 2021

5 Things That Make Me Smile – Sept. 19, 2021

Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you've had a lovely weekend. This practice began as a way to celebrate the small wonders (from this class) that I took time to notice in my week or over the period of a month. It's a wonderful way to begin a gratitude practice if that is...

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A Free Online Retreat: Color, Creativity and Inspiration!

A Free Online Retreat: Color, Creativity and Inspiration!

Hi Creative Friend! Hope all is well with you.I have been invited to participate in a FREE online retreat where I get to share my love for Color, Nature and Mandalas. I would love to invite you along for FREE ACCESS for ONE WEEK! When Larissa from Creative U got in...

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5 Things That Make Me Smile – Sept. 12, 2021

5 Things That Make Me Smile – Sept. 12, 2021

Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you've had a lovely weekend. This practice began as a way to celebrate the small wonders (from this class) that I took time to notice in my week or over the period of a month. It's a wonderful way to begin a gratitude practice if that is...

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5 Things That Make Me Smile – Sept 5 2021

5 Things That Make Me Smile – Sept 5 2021

Quiet Contemplation on 'My' Beach. 🙂 Hi Creative Friend! Happy September! Hope all is well with you.I've been taking more time for my gratitude journal on the beach these last few weeks and I remembered one of the practices I used to share on my original blog when I...

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My New Moon Mandala for New Beginnings and Create Your Own!

My New Moon Mandala for New Beginnings and Create Your Own!

Hello Creative Friend, how are you? It looks like I'll be in Costa Rica for at least another month! Hope all is well where you are in the world. We just welcomed in another New Moon on Friday and for this holiday weekend, I felt a pull to create a Mantra Mandala for...

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100 Days of Nature Inspired Creativity

100 Days of Nature Inspired Creativity

Hi everyone! I am currently in Costa Rica riding this wave we are all journeying on at the moment. I hope you are doing well and have some sparks of creativity during this time if you are confined to your home more than usual! I am sending lots of love out to you all...

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Hear Blessings Dropping Their Blossoms…. A Poem ❤️

Hear Blessings Dropping Their Blossoms…. A Poem ❤️

This beauty fell at my feet on my way to yoga. I picked her up and held her in my hands for a while, admiring her pretty soft pink petals. She came to yoga class with me and laid quietly as I flowed and stretched and then sunk deeply into savasana. I counted my...

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Art Postcards for Cambodian Children

Art Postcards for Cambodian Children

Help me put a smile on a child's face with your postcard art (and/or a donation) I will be visiting an education center in Siem Reap, Cambodia - January 2020 and I thought it would be a wonderful idea to visit with art and encouragement from across the miles! If you...

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{Inside} Your FREE 2020 Workbook and Planner

{Inside} Your FREE 2020 Workbook and Planner

It's here! Please find below your FREE download of the 2020 Workbook and Planner. The ebook is a tiny insight into my online program Big Dreams, Small Wonders which I am offering for 50% off! (info below) As 2019 draws to a close, I have been reflecting on all that...

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Free pdf download from my Book (& Thankful sale extended)

Free pdf download from my Book (& Thankful sale extended)

Hello Creative friends! I am so pleased to be sharing a free pdf download from my book Botanical Mandalas: Draw, Paint and Create Expressive Mandala Art Inspired by Nature as a special gift! (see below)During these winter months and the lead up to the holidays, I...

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A Peek Inside My Art Studio

A Peek Inside My Art Studio

Hello Creative Friend! I am in the middle of clearing and cleaning my art studio as I'll be making new videos for my upcoming classes! So I thought I would give you a little sneak peek into where I create! So, welcome to my little art sanctuary overlooking the sea! I...

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GIVEAWAY! Win a place on the upcoming Online Retreat

GIVEAWAY! Win a place on the upcoming Online Retreat

Woot woot- it's Give Away Time We are less than 2 weeks out from the {Free} Make Create Express CreativeRetreat Weekend and I'm giving away 1 place in the Make Create Express- The Creative Journey Continues year long workshop!! (early bird is currently on which is...

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Giveaway Time! One Year since my Book got Published!

Giveaway Time! One Year since my Book got Published!

Well hello everyone! I am so excited as it is one year since my book Botanical Mandalas: Draw, Paint and Create Expressive Mandala Art, Inspired by Nature.   was published! GIVEAWAY CLOSED! WINNERS Thanks everyone for entering, below are the...

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Creatively Honoring the Season

Creatively Honoring the Season

Can you feel the new season? In the northern hemisphere, autumn is well and truly on its way. Even in Spain, I can see the leaves changing and our mornings have that fresh crispness to the air that tells me that cooler days are on their way. Above: Autumn leaves...

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Join me for Inktober! Draw Botanical Motifs and Mandalas!

Join me for Inktober! Draw Botanical Motifs and Mandalas!

Starting on 1 October, I am embarking on the month long Inktober daily practice! Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober daily drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. It is a great way to improve drawing and inky...

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Your FREE Creative Learning Portal is LIVE!

Your FREE Creative Learning Portal is LIVE!

Oh my goodness, I am so happy to let you know that my Class Portal is officially Live! Woohoo! Below is a little peek into what it looks like and you can visit the Class Portal HERE to get acquainted. Read on to find out how to get access to the *NEW* FREE...

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New mini class coming and 100 days of…….

New mini class coming and 100 days of…….

New mini online class coming 7 April! April is fast approaching and I have a couple of exciting things coming up that I would love to share with you. Firstly, I decided on the book cover! YAY! Below is a peek of the whole front and back cover. It was a tough decision,...

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Facebook Live Replay and Free Creative Healers Summit

Facebook Live Replay and Free Creative Healers Summit

I also hosted my very first Facebook Live last weekend and although I felt nervous initially, I absolutely LOVED connecting with people on the call. I will be scheduling some more in mid-April when I open pre-sale, as I cannot wait to show you inside the book! The...

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🌿 Book Update and Exciting things coming 🌿

🌿 Book Update and Exciting things coming 🌿

How are you? I hope you've had a great week and have some fun planned for the weekend! I am sending over this short and sweet email today as there are lots of exciting things going on over here and I thought I would send a little update! 🙂 My book project is in the...

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How to Create a Visionboard 2018

How to Create a Visionboard 2018

Hello! Every January in-between the NEW & FULL MOON, without fail, you will find me creating a visionboard for the year ahead. I would usually plan this to coincide after the new moon and before the full moon in the "Big Dreams, Small Wonders" online class...

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Hello from Bali and Finding my Creative Flow

Hello from Bali and Finding my Creative Flow

Greetings from Beautiful Bali, where I am on a 'personal retreat' to enjoy vacation time and create space to write content for my 'Botanical Mandalas' book. A perfect place to contemplate, fill my days with moments in nature and take time to simply be. 🙂 I am so...

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The Universal Om {Nature Poem}

The Universal Om {Nature Poem}

  Hello from Bali, where I am writing my book and enjoying some time in nature.   Below is a little nature poem I wrote yesterday after I took the photo of the leaf above. I hope it brings a smile or reflective moment to your day.   The Universal Om...

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Art Submission Invitation: Botanical Mandalas Book

Art Submission Invitation: Botanical Mandalas Book

Who is this art submission open to? Currently, I am opening this up to students of my mandala classes, so you may have taken only 1 class or all 3 in the bundled offering. Maybe you took my original class that was a 5 week offering. I am also offering to artists...

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Registration is OPEN! Online Creative Retreat

Registration is OPEN! Online Creative Retreat

  I am so excited to have been invited to join 15 other wonderful artists to host a FREE online Creative Retreat in July. YES! This online event is free and registration is open HERE! Each day you will have access to 8 plus lessons from a range of amazing artists...

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How to Create a Visionboard 2017

How to Create a Visionboard 2017

Hello! Every January in-between the NEW & FULL MOON, without fail, you will find me creating a visionboard for the year ahead. I would usually plan this to coincide after the new moon and before the full moon in the "Big Dreams, Small Wonders" online class...

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The first twelve days and setting an intention for 2017

The first twelve days and setting an intention for 2017

In my previous blog post, I mentioned how I wanted to ease into the year, slow down and spend time focusing on gratitude. We are on day 3 of the 30 Days of Gratitude email program and already I feel a calmness in my day as I am spending the first hour working...

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A Festive Wish and free Joy to the World Coloring page

A Festive Wish and free Joy to the World Coloring page

Hello! I just wanted to pop in to wish you all a wonderful festive season, no matter where you in the world this year. I am visiting family and friends in the UK and just finished decorating the tree with my mum. (A little late this year!). My Christmas wish from me...

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2017 = Your Amazing Year! and Free Visual Planner download

2017 = Your Amazing Year! and Free Visual Planner download

If you have been following my blog and newsletters for a while, you may already know that I believe in the universe. 🙂 I believe it is listening to us everyday and conspiring to deliver what our heart desires, which is a beautiful balance between what we want and...

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The Beauty of Macro {sneak peek into my new class}

The Beauty of Macro {sneak peek into my new class}

Hi everyone, this is a brand new class! And I am very excited about it. I have been exploring tiny worlds in nature through my macro lens and would love to invite you to join me in my newest class - Macro Art We will create beautiful mini pieces of art inspired by...

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Published! Indigo Colour Stories in MOYO Magazine

Published! Indigo Colour Stories in MOYO Magazine

I am so pleased to see another of my “colour stories” articles featured in the beautiful MOYO Magazine. This issue is all about mystical Indigo. You can find the article {on pages 68, 69, 70 & 71 HERE} Enjoy. MOYO Magazine is free to download! Download your copy...

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Join me for the Nature Trail Sketchbook class

Join me for the Nature Trail Sketchbook class

A new season is here and I am keen to dive into a new seasonal sketchbook! I have been recording new videos for my 'Nature Trail Sketchbook' class that starts on 26 September and surrounding myself with some beautiful burgundy reds, mustard yellows and chocolate...

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100 days of painting and precious moments in nature

100 days of painting and precious moments in nature

Well hello! 🙂 {When I started writing this post, I had no idea it would morph into a longer read, so if you would like to read more about what is behind my new painting series, grab a drink and thank you for sticking around reading for the next few minutes…..} A few...

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10 Reasons to Keep a Sketchbook

10 Reasons to Keep a Sketchbook

Do you keep a sketchbook? If you are an artist or someone who is looking to practice your drawing skills and flex your creative muscles, keeping a sketchbook is a great way to develop and grow. Drawing in a sketchbook frequently will certainly build confidence with...

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This Sacred Land (poem from Ghost Ranch)

This Sacred Land (poem from Ghost Ranch)

I recently spent an amazing couple of weeks at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico and part of the "Call of the Wild Soul retreat" Above is one one of my paintings inspired by the majestic and magical landscape and below a poem inspired by my time there. Majestic red mountains...

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Mandala Book Publishing news {and a little story}

Mandala Book Publishing news {and a little story}

  I can't quite believe it, but the Mandala book I co-authored is about to hit the book stores (3 weeks today, to be precise!) Woohoo! I have to admit, I have been thinking about writing and publishing my own Mixed Media Mandala book, since I started offering...

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How to Create a Vision Board – 2016

How to Create a Vision Board – 2016

Hello! Every January in-between the NEW & FULL MOON, without fail, you will find me creating a visionboard for the year ahead. I would usually plan this to coincide after the new moon and before the full moon in the "Big Dreams, Small Wonders" online class...

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Oh My! A Year of Nature Art – an invitation to join me

Oh My! A Year of Nature Art – an invitation to join me

Well! I am soooo excited about a new year long project I am embarking on, and I must admit a little apprehensive at the same time. After completing the 100 days of Mandala project in 2015, I reflected on some of the 10 lessons learnt and have been itching to dive deep...

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Free Mandala Coloring pages – Mandala #4

Free Mandala Coloring pages – Mandala #4

Hello and welcome to #4 in the series of 5 coloring mandala pages. If you are already signed up here, please check your email as our first mandala coloring page has been sent out! If would like to download the free coloring page that accompanies this post and video,...

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Mandala Class Student Interview: Ineke Jansma

Mandala Class Student Interview: Ineke Jansma

I am so pleased to share a little showcase with Ineke Jansma from the Netherlands who joined one of my Mixed Media Mandala classes. What kind of mandalas have you explored before? Not so much. I like mandala’s and have a lot of mandala-books. Sometimes I have tried to...

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Mandala Class Student Interview: Rosalina Bojadschijew

Mandala Class Student Interview: Rosalina Bojadschijew

Today, I am so pleased to share a little showcase with Rosalina Bojadschijew who joined one of my Mixed Media Mandala classes. *** What kind of mandalas have you explored before? Before the mandala class I did not know too much about mandalas. I think I may have...

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Mandala Class Student Interview: Karla Henderson

Mandala Class Student Interview: Karla Henderson

Today, I am so pleased to share a little showcase with Karla Henderson who joined one of my Mixed Media Mandala classes. What kind of mandalas have you explored before? Louise’s course on mandalas was my introduction to making that form of art. I had always only...

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Mandala Class Student Interview: Christine Pateros

Mandala Class Student Interview: Christine Pateros

Today, I am so pleased to share a little showcase with Christine Pateros who joined one of my Mixed Media Mandala classes. *** What kind of mandalas have you explored before? Tibetan in sand, despacho ceremonies from Andean culture for healing with plants. Study of...

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Mandala Class Student Interview: Lydia Eloff

Mandala Class Student Interview: Lydia Eloff

Today, I am so pleased to share a little showcase with Lydia Eloff who joined one of my Mixed Media Mandala classes this year. What kind of mandalas have you explored before? I was mostly drawing mandalas with ink and coloring them with colored pencils. What is it you...

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10 lessons from the 100 days of mandalas project

10 lessons from the 100 days of mandalas project

When I embarked on the 100 Days of Mandalas, I had no idea of the journey ahead. We were in the final week of my online class "Mixed Media Mandalas" and one of my lovely participants Rosalina Bojadschijew decided she wanted to continue her mandala journey and do 100...

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Published! Harmony in your Home Color Story in MOYO Magazine

Published! Harmony in your Home Color Story in MOYO Magazine

I am so pleased to see another of my “colour stories” articles featured in the beautiful MOYO Magazine. This issue is all about using colour to create harmony in your home. {pages 79-82 here} More about the great articles inside below. Enjoy. It’s free to download!...

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100 Days of Mandalas – Days 91-100

100 Days of Mandalas – Days 91-100

YAY! I did it! 100 Mixed Media Mandalas. If you are just finding these posts, information and a gallery of all of the 100 mandalas can be found over here - 100 days of Mandalas. 🙂 Days 91-100 of 100 days of mandalas Materials: Basic compass, pencil and eraser...

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100 Days of Mandalas – Days 81-90

100 Days of Mandalas – Days 81-90

Hi everyone, welcome to my series on creating Mixed Media Mandalas over a 100 days. If you are just finding these posts, information can be found over here - 100 days of Mandalas. 🙂 Days 81-90 of 100 days of mandalas Materials: Basic compass, pencil and eraser...

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Louise_profileHi, I'm Louise and thank you so much for visiting me here. I am a mixed media artist, who is passionate about combining the healing energy of nature and color with the meditative process of mandala making

Here, you will find blog posts about my own creative journey, resources & tools to help you dream, be inspired and create!

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Botanical Mandalas Book

Botanical Mandalas Book

My Coloring Book!

My Coloring Book!