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Today I want to introduce you to the secret sauce hat helps make 21 SECRETS go round-and-round-and-round! But before I do so, let me tell you a little story. In 2009, I created my very first online workshop called Art Journal Love Letters.  Here's the crazy thing -- I never took an online class before and I had zero clues on what makes an online workshop an online workshop.  But I fuddled my way through it all...

Artist, author and (previously-practicing) art therapist Amy Maricle is this week’s Spotlight Artist. I’ve been following Amy on Instagram for a little while now and I am always enchanted by her explorations in simple, but visually provoking patterns, so I was giddy to see her include pattern exercises in her 21 SECRETS Paper, Glue, Scissors workshop—Paper Cuts. I love that she intentionally introduces joy and playfulness into the practice of . . . well, of...

Today I'm thrilled to announce the 21 SECRETS 2019 editions you can expect to be rolling your way this year! Plus our 21 SECRETS Summer Studio was such a huge hit last year that we're doing it again this year but with brand new themes, teachers, and a brand new opportunity to fill your Summer with some mixed media fun!! ...

This week, the spotlight shines on Petra Hrziwnatzki and her very uplifting spirit! I adore Petra’s adventurous spirit when it comes to trying things outside of her comfort zone and I think it’s really awesome she aims to instill such positive energy into the art she creates for others. Petra has learned for herself, firsthand, that creating art is a form of self-care and in her 21 SECRETS Paper, Glue, Scissors workshop—The Gentle Wildflower—she shares...

Alma de la Melena Cox is this week’s Spotlight Artist. I was first introduced to Alma’s vibrant, layered, textile-inspired art through her book, Collage Fusion (North Light Books, 2009). It’s hard to believe that was a decade ago, but I love that Alma has stayed true to her authentic voice and continues to create unique, vibrant art today. Her style has morphed a bit through the years (as does that of most of us) but...