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Austin Coloring Book Travel Guide

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Austin Coloring Book Travel Guide

Looking for things to do in Austin, TX? I may be biased, but the Austin Coloring Book doubles as an excellent list of places for first-timers and locals to enjoy again and again. If you're artsy, pack up the coloring book, some colored pencils, and color your way through, as you visit these local gems as well! **Photos available as prints, just click and buy!

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Have You Wanted to Make Art in Big Bend (or any National Park?)

Have You Wanted to Make Art in Big Bend (or any National Park?)

Protect the Secret Spots. If you find one, it's because the spot chose you. Not the other way around.

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Why I Created the HeART School

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Why I Created the HeART School

  A few years ago, the CFO of a major development group in Austin, a millionaire, a caring, thoughtful, great husband and good looking dude... walked out of an art class I was sitting in on. He left his painting. His wine (he always brought wine). His paints. His easel. Everything. And never came back.  THIS GUY. A guy who was literally success embodied. Who was for all intents and purposes, winning at LIFE. This guy was so traumatized by a painting class he couldn't even bear to clean up or say goodbye. Can you relate to this? You were super excited to...

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Magic Story Alert

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Magic Story Alert

Have you ever wondered what goes on in one of Becca's classes? Here is just one magic story she shared recently:  "At last night’s Drawing for Comfort session, one of the participants shared she was healing from a recent hip replacement surgery. Perfect time for some comforting art, right? The first slide shows marks that emerged as she engaged with soothing styles of drawing. She wasn’t in love with the black shapes initially, and confessed to the group she was unsure how to develop them.We explored an optional collage component in the second half of the session, and she felt pulled...

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Drawing Takes Courage

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Drawing Takes Courage

I’ve had students tell me they almost didn’t take one of my classes because it had “drawing” in the title. Can you relate? I sure can, and I’ve been at it my whole life. Drawing is spiritual work. If you’ve ever taken a Drawing class and bounced immediately: 1.) You’re not alone (I’ve done it too). And 2.) Give yourself a break and try it again another time. Drawing is (in my mind) akin to starting work with a counselor. It can’t be rushed peeling back the curtain. But once you’re ready... the transformation is next level. If you want...

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