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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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Day 12: Nature #30daysofgratitude

Day 12: Nature #30daysofgratitude

Today, we celebrate the beauty of nature all around us and our connection to all living things on the planet. Sign up for the daily emails with inspiration and prompts HERE >> Taking part in the 30 day practice with us Sign up the email list HERE to receive the...

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Day 11: A Sense of Sight #30daysofgratitude

Day 11: A Sense of Sight #30daysofgratitude

Sign up for the daily emails with inspiration and prompts HERE >> Taking part in the 30 day practice with us Sign up the email list HERE to receive the prompt and additional inspiration. If you would like to share…. Take a photo, publish on Instagram and...

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Day 9: Learning #30daysofgratitude

Day 9: Learning #30daysofgratitude

Today we are celebrating and being grateful for all the things we have learnt. Sign up for the daily emails with inspiration and prompts HERE >> Taking part in the 30 day practice with us Sign up the email list HERE to receive the prompt and additional...

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Day 8: Sense of smell #30daysofgratitude

Day 8: Sense of smell #30daysofgratitude

Today, we celebrate our sense of smell!   Sign up for the daily emails with inspiration and prompts HERE >>   Taking part in the 30 day practice with us Sign up the email list HERE to receive the prompt and additional inspiration.   If you would...

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Day 7: Self #30daysofgratitude

Day 7: Self #30daysofgratitude

Today, we celebrate the person in the mirror - YOU Sign up for the daily emails with inspiration and prompts HERE >> Taking part in the 30 day practice with us Sign up the email list HERE to receive the prompt and additional inspiration. If you would like to...

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Day 5: water #30daysofgratitude

Day 5: water #30daysofgratitude

Today we are focusing on water. Essential to all living things. Water covers 71% of the Earth's surface, and is vital for all known forms of life. On Earth, 96.5% of the planet's water is found in seas and oceans. The average adult human body is 50-65% water Sign up...

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Day 4: Health #30daysofgratitude

Day 4: Health #30daysofgratitude

Today we celebrate our health, no matter where we may be on our own journey to wellness. We celebrate the health and wellbeing of our friends and family. Sign up for the daily emails with inspiration and prompts HERE >> Taking part in the 30 day practice with us...

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Day 2: Environment #30daysofgratitude

Day 2: Environment #30daysofgratitude

Our environment is so important, it can affect us on so many levels. Today, we are giving thanks to the place we live. Sign up for the daily emails with inspiration and prompts HERE >> Taking part in the 30 day practice with us Sign up the email list HERE to...

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Day 1: Start your practice #30daysofgratitude

Day 1: Start your practice #30daysofgratitude

Hello and welcome to the beginning of this journey into gratitude. Gratitude is a beautiful practice for Every Day, but sometimes we need a little gentle reminder to make this a daily practice, so hello to '30 days of gratitude'. 🙂 For the next 30...

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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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Day 30: Making a difference #30daysofgratitude

Day 30: Making a difference #30daysofgratitude

Sign up for the daily emails with inspiration and prompts HERE >> Taking part in the 30 day practice with us Sign up the email list HERE to receive the prompt and additional inspiration. If you would like to share…. Take a photo, publish on Instagram and hashtag...

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Day 29: Community #30daysofgratitude

Day 29: Community #30daysofgratitude

What is community? What are you grateful for in your community? Sign up for the daily emails with inspiration and prompts HERE >> Taking part in the 30 day practice with us Sign up the email list HERE to receive the prompt and additional inspiration. If you...

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Day 28: Family & Friends #30daysofgratitude

Day 28: Family & Friends #30daysofgratitude

Today, lets spend some time with friends and family and celebrate these beautiful relationships. Sign up for the daily emails with inspiration and prompts HERE >> Taking part in the 30 day practice with us Sign up the email list HERE to receive the prompt and...

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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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Day 27: Hearts #30daysofgratitude

Day 27: Hearts #30daysofgratitude

Two photos I have taken, several months apart. How can we not place our trust in the mysterious?   this one taken in our meditation room. I sat down to breathe and pray, to find some peace and looking up at the candle I saw love reflected back to me, a heart made...

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Day 26: Weather #30daysofgratitude

Day 26: Weather #30daysofgratitude

  Sign up for the daily emails with inspiration and prompts HERE >> Taking part in the 30 day practice with us Sign up the email list HERE to receive the prompt and additional inspiration. If you would like to share…. Take a photo, publish on Instagram and...

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Day 25: Books #30daysofgratitude

Day 25: Books #30daysofgratitude

Giving thanks for all the books we have read and have giving us joy over the years. Sign up for the daily emails with inspiration and prompts HERE >> Taking part in the 30 day practice with us Sign up the email list HERE to receive the prompt and additional...

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Day 23: Sense of taste #30daysofgratitude

Day 23: Sense of taste #30daysofgratitude

Today we are giving thanks for our sense of taste.     Sign up for the daily emails with inspiration and prompts HERE >> Taking part in the 30 day practice with us Sign up the email list HERE to receive the prompt and additional inspiration. If you...

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Day 22: Thomas Dunleavy #30daysofgratitude

Day 22: Thomas Dunleavy #30daysofgratitude

Why being grateful enhances my day and life We all have rough days; those times when nothing seems to go as we hoped they would. Those moments where we think “It’s just one thing after another. Why can’t I catch a break?” Hey, we’ve all been there! Every one of us!...

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Day 21: Creativity #30daysofgratitude

Day 21: Creativity #30daysofgratitude

Sign up for the daily emails with inspiration and prompts HERE >> Taking part in the 30 day practice with us Sign up the email list HERE to receive the prompt and additional inspiration. If you would like to share…. Take a photo, publish on Instagram and hashtag...

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Day 19: Air #30daysofgratitude

Day 19: Air #30daysofgratitude

Today we celebrate the air that we breathe and all the ways that air enhances our lives. Sign up for the daily emails with inspiration and prompts HERE >> Taking part in the 30 day practice with us Sign up the email list HERE to receive the prompt and additional...

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Day 18: Letters #30daysofgratitude

Day 18: Letters #30daysofgratitude

Today we are giving thanks for letters, or the written word to be exact. Sign up for the daily emails with inspiration and prompts HERE >> Taking part in the 30 day practice with us Sign up the email list HERE to receive the prompt and additional inspiration. If...

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Day 16: Sound #30daysofgratitude

Day 16: Sound #30daysofgratitude

Sign up for the daily emails with inspiration and prompts HERE >> Taking part in the 30 day practice with us Sign up the email list HERE to receive the prompt and additional inspiration. If you would like to share…. Take a photo, publish on Instagram and hashtag...

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Day 15: Color #30daysofgratitude

Day 15: Color #30daysofgratitude

  Sign up for the daily emails with inspiration and prompts HERE >> Taking part in the 30 day practice with us Sign up the email list HERE to receive the prompt and additional inspiration. If you would like to share…. Take a photo, publish on Instagram and...

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Day 14: A sense of touch #30daysofgratitude

Day 14: A sense of touch #30daysofgratitude

Touch, oh so gentle. Today, we give thanks for another of our senses, TOUCH. What are some of the things you love to touch the most?   Sign up for the daily emails with inspiration and prompts HERE >> Taking part in the 30 day practice with us Sign up the...

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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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These Quiet Moments and 30 Days of Gratitude

These Quiet Moments and 30 Days of Gratitude

Hello dear friend. I hope you had a wonderful festive holiday and ready to embrace 2017. I arrived back in Spain after spending a lovely time in the UK with family and friends and have been soaking back into my morning ritual of going down to the beach at...

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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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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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* Creative Online Workshops * Nature Art * Mandalas * Color Energy

Botanical Mandalas Book

Botanical Mandalas Book

I am so thrilled be a teacher in LifeBook 2018!

I am so thrilled be a teacher in LifeBook 2018!

Find me in these gorgeous books

Find me in these gorgeous books