Happy Monday everyone!

It has been a while since I've blogged and it feels good to get back on here.  I wanted to let you know about the classes we are having during our week in Italy THIS September! I am SO excited to share some SNEAK PEEKS from Shanna Noel, Junelle Jacobsen and myself.

For those coming to our Art & Faith Creative Retreat this is a little preview... For those who are LOCAL to Bellagio, Italy... you can SIGN UP NOW!  There are about 5-7 spots available for those who can attend the classes in Bellagio.  If you go to the SIGN UP button at the top of my website and click on the REGISTRATION PAGE, you will be able to see the descriptions of each class, the costs and date and times.  Hope to see you local ladies and introduce you to Shanna & Junelle!

Classes ~ Week of September 10th:

Fruits of the Spirit with Junelle Jacobsen.  Our time together will be filled with simple and heartfelt sketching ideas, playful watercolor techniques, and sweet stories and blessings.  Every step will be simplified for beginners and will include many ways for experienced artists to push ahead as well.  Our expressive sketches will come alive with the beautiful palettes of the harvest - fruits, leaves, berries, and grapevines. We will take in all of the beauty around us and paint from our tender and loving hearts.

With a focus on the beautiful *fruits of the spirit* passage in the book of Galatians (5: 22-23) of the Bible, we will sketch and laugh and paint. God's grace and goodness will be on colorful display...come and see!

This class will be held at the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni on Wednesday, September 14th at 9:00am


Bible Journaling Basics - Join Shanna Noel as she shares her heart behind bible journaling and the journey she took to get there. Shanna shares the different styles of bible journaling as well as gives you tips and tools to walk away from the class knowing YOU CAN DO THIS!!! You will be encourages to follow your own path and document the walk God has set you on as Shanna gives you encouragement along the way. Each person will receive a class kit with some of Shanna's favorite tools for bible journaling, including an exclusive stamp set!!! " 

This class will be held at the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni on Monday, September 12th at 1:30pm


Traveler's Notebook Class - Laura McCollough will be teaching how to use a Traveler's Notebook during your week in Italy.  We will be setting it up with all our fun products and then she will show you how to journal your thoughts in it each day, as well as keep your ephemera from the trip and put your photos in it as well.  We will use this notebook all week to capture our memories in it and have a beautiful keepsake from our time together!

This class will be held at the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni on Monday, September 12th at 9:00am


Lettere D'Amore (love letters) - Watercolors & Sketching with Junelle Jacobsen.  Our hearts are made for love!  As artists, we find ourselves drawn to art that speaks to our romantic hearts.  We simply can't help ourselves...it is who we are. This little workshop is a playful mix of sketches and simple watercolor painting techniques that will sing love into our hearts.  We will begin with simple sketches and colors, beginners are always welcome, and will move into all kinds of fun creative expression.  Our focus will be on the love letters gifted to us in the bible -- Heaven sent and touched by God.  Each little art piece will be a treasure. You will be able to make art for your own heart and to share as gifts.  This is the perfect workshop for you...come and see!

This class will be held at the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni on Friday, September 16 at 9:00am


Let's Make a Joyful Noise - In this class we will be talking about one of Shanna's favorite ways to illustrate her faith, through worship!!!! It is important to use that we give you the tools to illustrate your faith far beyond this class and we are excited to be able to do that. We will also be exploring mixed media techniques that work beautifully on the thinner pages of your beautiful bible! For your class kit you will be receiving a faithdori, an exclusive stamp set as well as some of Shanna's favorite supplies for bible journaling! Hope to see you in class!!"

This class will be held at the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni on Wednesday, September 14 at 1:30pm


To SIGN UP for these classes, you can go to the SIGN UP button and then the REGISTRATION PAGE on the drop down menu. TODAY you will be able to click on the class you want to join us for and pay online.  PLEASE NOTE:  These classes are being held IN Bellagio, Italy September 12 - 16, 2016.  You are free to join us if you are local to the area and would like to take any of the classes.  

Hope to see you there!