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paint your story with tim's sally!

lately i’ve been getting a little stuck on my BIG paintings. one of the things that is really helping me have fun again and get my mind out of it all is the PAINT YOUR STORY e-course i’m taking with the amazing and oh, so lovely mindy lacefield of tim’s sally.

i always try and take a few art classes here and there to keep me inspired and opening my eyes to new techniques. and this class is not only doing that, but it’s completely giving me this free space to just play and create!

here are a few of the things i’ve been working on…

i’ve been taking myself out for coffee and bringing along my art supplies and laying them out on the table. it’s been such a fun way to switch up my perspective. i’ve especially taken to incorporating parts of overheard conversations in my quick sketches and paintings.

and i was particularly flattered when my nephew saw this drawing and said, “whoa, cool!” i think that was the biggest compliment i could have received, and  actually just what i needed to hear in that moment.

blue painting by my nephew

and then he and his brother spent a good part of the rest of the evening drawing and painting… what could be better! and he even gifted me with this blue painting, which i will cherish and be inspired by forever.

all of these things are reminding me not to take myself and my artwork too seriously. to enjoy everything in the moment. and to remember things will always fall into place.


ps. if you’re interested in signing up for the paint your story e-course, you can until the end of april. mindy will also have the e-course available for instant access this summer…and hopefully, she’ll host another e-course soon too! 

pps. a big thank you to suki over at the owl club blog for her sweet post on my how to paint an owl ecourse video. thank you!


have a lovely weekend! happy creating!


  1. oh juliette, how fun! love all the faces – mindy has inspired to use more color or different palettes than i might normally and i am looking forward to taking her e-course 🙂

  2. Happy creating and have a beautiful day! I am off to work on this week's How To Paint Your Owl!! Love it 🙂

  3. Those are great Juliette. I especially love all those little faces. xo

  4. I love what you have been doing on Paint You Story,i love the colours you have used and the faces you painted and drew 🙂 i am taking part in the e- course too and its so freeing and just great to get back to play, really liberating.

  5. Glad I found your blog. What beautiful work! Love your owls. Am following you now.

  6. so happy to hear! have fun! i can't wait to see what you create 🙂 xo

  7. thanks! i'm sort of addicted now to the rows and rows of faces. there's always one in the group that i fall in love with 🙂 xo

  8. thanks, karen! so lovely to officially “meet” you 🙂 xo

  9. so fun! i'm excited to see what we do next in class…i've cleared my schedule for lots of painting time this coming week 🙂 xo

  10. it's so much fun! mindy has inspired me to add more color to my faces and experiment more…wonderful class 🙂 xo

  11. This is really a neat process Juliette! And so love that it inspired your nephews… we are ALL teachers and we are always teaching!

  12. Wow! Mindy's class looks like so much fun Juliette. I love that you take things outside for new perspective and inspiration too. I think I need to give that a try! 🙂

  13. It has been such a fun way to pull out of the everyday and just create with an open heart.

  14. Ooooh, another e-course to look into down the road, taking a break from classes for a bit but will go back later this year to try another.
    I LOVE the little bear faces, my heart melts looking at them 🙂
    Hope all is well! Hello to Brian.

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