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Creativity, Inspiration & Lucky Star Art Camp

Taking silly photos with Aleli and Vivienne 

Taking silly photos with Aleli and Vivienne 

“A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.” -Roald Dahl


Well, I’ve just returned from Lucky Star Art Camp in the beautiful Texas hill country where I spent a week soaking up inspiration and connection… and spent a whole lot of time painting.

The experience reminded me of the necessity to take time to “fill the well.”

For me that means taking time to slow down and keep calm, reading in the sunshine, stepping outside at midnight to watch for shooting stars, doodling, writing poetry and finger painting.

More than anything I am reminded that my every day is a process with one thing leading to the next. That there is no right or wrong way. And that I will figure it out.

Sometimes it takes letting go and stepping away for things to fall into place.

Here is a bit from my time away, teaching Happy Painting at Lucky Star Art Camp…

Can you believe we got to paint there, right down by the river each day? So inspiring. I wish you all could have been there.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Juliette Crane


ps. If you’re interested in going to next year’s retreat, definitely sign up for the Lucky Star newsletter.

pps. I’ll have more photos for you from my time in Texas… next week. Happy painting!


  1. Looks like it was a lot of fun!!
    Great paintings:)

  2. Beautiful! Love the horses. Texas is my birth state, I'd love to go back someday. Missing you and our walks!

  3. I so enjoyed the retreat and painting by the river with you Juliette. Can't wait to do it all again next year!

  4. Yours was my first class at Lucky Star and when I saw where we were painting, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven! Oh, to paint in the beautiful place every day!! Thank you for a wonderful class – I had SO much fun and cannot wait to return next year.

  5. It was really a great and relaxing time, I hope you put it on the calendar for next year!

  6. Juliette thank you for bringing me back once again! Lucky Star will stay in my heart forever. I loved meeting you and making time for silly.

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