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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 Year…New Art

Christi Schaeffer Belle contemporary art, santa barbara art, santa ynez art, montecito art, abstract landscape, abstract painting

Happy New Year to you and yours! We at Gypsy Studios are looking forward to all the excitement that 2017 holds for us and all the adventures it is sure to bring. We hope you’re recovering from the holidays and

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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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Some call it therapy…

Well, because it kind of is. The act of creating is something we were literally MADE to do. We’re designed to create–whether that be cooking up a fabulous meal, composing a song, building something, tending a garden or painting a

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Labor Day Weekend!!

I mean…who doesn’t love a THREE DAY WEEKEND?! Holidays like Labor Day and the Fourth of July are some of my favorites. You know why? Because there’s just not a lot of pressure surrounding them. These holidays share most of

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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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Sketching, Crawling, Painting, Sipping.

Chelsea Ward

Have you ever done a pub crawl? Well, this was so much better! This past Sunday, a merry group of folks took to the streets of Los Olivos to sip Valley wines and learn watercolor and sketching. Starting at Zinke

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