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This Mother’s Day…Shine Like The Favorite Child You Are

Things to do in Santa Ynez, Santa Barbara private painting in the vineyard wine tasting event, Mother's Day

Isn’t it time you showed mom just what a great job she did in raising you–by giving her the BEST Mother’s Day ever? Treat your mom to a Painting in the Vineyard event and secure your place as her favorite

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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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2016 Italian Art Retreat Announcement

We’re super excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Chelsea Ward of Sketchy Notions to create an art retreat in the home of the Renaissance. Picture a week in Florence, Italy soaking up all that Tuscany has to offer

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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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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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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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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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