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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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What brings joy, frustration and ultimately timeless memories?

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Painting in the Vineyard classes are back! 😉 Spring has sprung and it’s a spectacular show of wildflowers all over our hills and mountains up here in the Santa Ynez Valley and we can’t wait to paint them all. Spring

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Born Creators

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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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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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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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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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