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Super Girl and Other Thoughts…

For Christmas, I received a mug with this image and saying on it:  "The super girl cape is in the laundry. You'll just have to take my word for it."  The colleague who gave it to me said she saw it and immediately thought of me. Me?  A super hero?  A caped crusader?  A protector… Continue reading Super Girl and Other Thoughts…

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Let’s Face It is Almost Here!!!

Two days left until Christmas! Eight days left until the end of the year!!!   Do you still have someone to shop for?  How about a new way to be, live, do this New Year?  Imagine a year's worth of instruction and inspiration, a community of creativity, a welcoming of new ideas, tools and techniques!… Continue reading Let’s Face It is Almost Here!!!

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Happy Wednesday!

Wow!  The days are flying by this season and it finally feels like winter here on the Central Coast with freezing temperatures, frost warnings and the beautiful layer of ice covering grasses which begin to steam as the morning sun rises.  This past weekend was celebratory for me.  I taught my first mixed media class… Continue reading Happy Wednesday!

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Small Business Saturday!

Hi everyone!  It's Small Business Saturday today.  Please remember to shop local today and this Holiday season.  Please also support your local artists.  We really appreciate it! I'm offering 20% off everything in my Etsy Shop and FREE shipping in the US.  Use promo code SBS2015 in the checkout.  I may have something just right… Continue reading Small Business Saturday!

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Countdown to Let’s Face It 2016!

Work in Progress - Deanna Strachan Only 14 more days to sign up for Kara Bullock's Let's Face It 2016.  All of us as guest teachers are practicing, practicing and refining to give you the best information and experience that we can.  Get more information HERE  or enroll now:   This is my latest project.  If… Continue reading Countdown to Let’s Face It 2016!

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What Working Means to Me…

"Forlorn" - Chalk Pastels on Paper - Deanna Strachan As you may or may not know, I work full time as a Manager for a non-profit mental health agency.  My role is to work with my team to help people with mental illness return to work.  Today we are having an event to celebrate employment and honor… Continue reading What Working Means to Me…

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Let’s Face It!

  Hi Everyone!!  Here is your daily reminder to sign up for "Let's Face It 2016" before December 1st to ensure that you get the $99 early bird special! As you may know, I'll be teaching on the figure, adding on to the beautiful face you will be creating from the beginning of this class.… Continue reading Let’s Face It!

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Registration is Open!

Registration for Kara Bullock's "Let's Face It 2016" course is now open.  While this may be an inspirational journey for some, it will also be jam packed with education, instruction, tips and techniques for painting faces and figures.  There is a line- up of incredibly talented teachers and I'm so excited to be a part… Continue reading Registration is Open!

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LET'S FACE IT 2016 - Early bird registration is tomorrow!!!!   Don't miss out on this amazing class! Watch this video to learn more. Click Here to read more about the class, learn about the talented teachers AND REGISTER!!!! I hope you will join us!