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Born Creators

Things to do in Santa Ynez Valley Wine Tasting and Painting in the Vineyard Santa Barbara County Events

We are all BORN creators. Like Pablo Picasso says: Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. Do you believe that? That every child is an artist? I do. Picture a

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New Events & A bit of Sap…

While the weather might not be reflecting it–Summer is most definitely just around the corner! We’re booking new events left and right (see below for the most recent additions) and attendance at our painting in the vineyard events is better

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Do it now.

Makers March 30 Day Art Challenge

This month I have taken on a few personal challenges–one of them being an art challenge that I’d like to share with you. Lately, I’ve been putting a lot of things off–especially self-care or betterment type things–until I have “more time for

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Picasso Was Right!

“All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”  – Pablo Picasso Impression III (Concert), 1911, Wassily Kandinsky   Synesthesia is the rare neurological condition in which senses are entwined—it comes in a

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Brilliant Article

As artists we live in fear “You might as well give up.” “You’ll never make a living as an artist.” “Being an artist is a great job if you want to starve.”  These words have been ingrained in our thoughts for

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Foiled Again.

I mean, gorgeous, right…how could you not be at peace here? That’s what you’re thinking, right? A day away…in Cambria! Lucky. Best place in the world to quiet the noise and just BE. Well……….see what happened was…. Everything didn’t quite

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The Art of Self-Care

“In a busy society where we are told to do more, achieve more, and be more. Often times we forget to really look at who we are and what makes us uniquely us. Self-care is the idea of slowing down

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Making Friends with Perseverance

Perseverance, Santa Ynez

Five reasons why you should keep on keepin’ on Are you one of those people who loves a challenge? Do you live to endure a ka-jillion miles of running and cheer at the end of a race? Do you relish

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