‘Santa Baubles’ Retreat Weekend!  ….picture it ~ Fozzy Bear from the Muppets running with his arms out with excitement ….yes that image did cross my mind! I couldn’t be more excited to share with all my creative friends a weekend of Creating in Acrylics and Colored Pencil (Classic Chalk Art)!  ~  So let’s get into …

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It’s no secret….I love denim ~ to wear and in my Classic Cottage Home style.  There is something nostalgic, comfortable and hard-working about denim, along with the wonderful textures and feel. As you can see in the image above….I myself am decked out in my denim best….even in the Studio when no one is looking.  …

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Every year around this time ~ I think a lot about those special people in my life and how I can show my appreciation with homespun touches in a heartfelt way. To share appreciation to my creative friends across the miles I simply love to share how-to videos and free patterns….click here and scroll thru …

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Since the ‘Hiccup’ it has been a whirlwind of creating and new~ness….in every way, shape and form…at Classic Amy Joanne. Let me introduce you to a few new patterns ~ to create this Christmas Season….or get ready for next year! ….I know as Decorative Artists we can paint ‘Christmas’ all year long! ~*~ How could …

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I find myself getting excited over the cutest homespun handmade things, like this little Gingerbread Sweetness Garland.…..maybe longing for simpler times. This Classic Chalk Art Ginger would be happy as a garland wrapped around the tree, a simply made ornament or a gift tag for a tin of sweets for a special someone.