Mixed media play date Giveaway

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Hello wonderful artists and creative souls!

I’m super excited to announce that I am a Guest Teacher alongside a group of AMAZING artist instructors in the

Mixed Media Play Date 2019

woohoo! 😀
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And even MORE exciting news is that I can give away a 1 year spot  in this amazing creative community. Continue to learn more….

In case you haven’t heard, let me tell you a bit more about the Mixed Media Play Date.   This is a NEW mixed media collaboration intended to bring you endless inspiration, amazing fun, freedom in creativity and community like no other….
Hosted by Tiare Smith, you’ll be immersed in happiness, gratitude and fun from day one!
Here are some things you can expect from this wonderful program:
  • Monthly Challenges and prizes, 
  • new lessons each month, 
  • weekly new tutorial videos, 
  • creative prompts, 
  • writing prompts, 
  • online pajama parties 
  • dance breaks, 
  • giveaways. 
  • Access to tons of creative content…videos, workshops etc. 
  • Just so much fun and freedom! 
And if you think you don’t have enough time to create, (Hey this happens to me all the time lol!) if you don’t know where to begin, if your inner critic keeps talking and you need someone to lift you up and shut her up (also a classic!), if you need inspiration or you simply want to find your own inner voice the Mixed Media Play Date is for you!
Designed to teach, be a guide, inspiration and a friendly place for you to be yourself and thrive!
I am excited to be a part of this amazing initiative!

While, I don’t have my lesson ready just yet, I have some fun ideas cooking ;D
Any of you who know me know I love love love nature, magic and mystery, which is a HUGE source of my inspiration! 😀

Registration/Membership opens on December 1, 2018, and the fun will begin right away.  Be sure to bookmark this page so you can join the moment it goes on sale.

And now for the good stuff!

 I can give away a 1 year spot on Mixed Media Play Date to one lucky person,yay! 

Entering is easy, just
  • Join my mailing list here
  • Share this on social media like Facebook, IG, twitter, etc
  • Leave a comment below letting me know you shared!
I will announce the winner on November 30th!

What’s more, you can have a double chance to win a spot by entering here as well.

See you there and good luck with the giveaway! 😉
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The Bundle of Good is back!


Hello wonderful creative soul,
I hope you are doing well 🙂
I’m back today with some exciting news and that is….
drumroll please… 😛 ……….

Art Bundle for Good #3 is NOW OPEN, yay!

I’m super excited to be contributing for the second year.
This chance only comes for a few days in a year, so It won’t be around for long!

Art Bundle for Good Timer

The Bundle of Good $4000 worth of courses, workbooks, ebooks and other resources on topics like painting, watercolour, brush lettering, drawing, mixed media arts, digital illustration, creativity, marketing your art, and more all bundled together for one low price.
For those of you who purchased the last Art Bundle for Good, you’ll be happy to know that 94 of the 100 resources are all new.

We have some of the most inspiring instructors like Tracy Verdugo, Olga Furman, Tamare Laporte, Flora Bowley, Annie Hamman, Lucy Chen, Renata Loree, Effy Wilde, Lauren Rudolph, Tiare Smith, and myself! 😀

Over 90% are video based online courses!

This is an amazing opportunity to get 100 art resourses at a ridiculously low price. Art is such a great investment in your creativity, personal development and happiness.
The Art Bundle for Good is the perfect investment in yourself…I might just purchase it for myself again this year 😀



25% of the Art Bundle profits are going to support Courageous Kitchen, a Bangkok based charity helping refugees. Get some top art learning resources from many of the biggest names in the industry and do some good at the same time.
Isn’t art the best investment for our mental and spiritual health? It really has been for me!  

I purchased this bundle last year and I can say it was so worth it. And this year it looks even more amazing with an awesome selection of 100 online classes, ebooks and products from some of the top art and creativity instructors… imagine how it can help us grow in our art journey right? 😀


Below is a product list of all the resources included in the bundle.

I hope you will be able to get yourself to this special treat and invest in your art journey! <3 (I know you deserve it!)

Much love, and have a wonderful day. xox

P.S. The Art Bundle is backed by a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee.




  1. Mixed Tape Volume I (Effy Wild – Value $80
  2. 7 Course Track: Beginner Breakthroughs (Pencil Kings – Value $105
  3. Color Theory for Artists: A Complete Beginner’s Guide (Patricia Caldeira – Value $100
  4. Journey with the Light (Tamara Laporte – Value $23
  5. Using Critical Analysis to Improve Your Drawing Skills (Michelle Tabares – Value $25
  6. Rock Your Online Art or Craft Shop Class (Jennibellie – Value $103
  7. Fawn and Forest(Micki Wilde – Value $48
  8. Animal Antics (Tracy Verdugo – Value $65
  9. Digital Illustration: Develop Your Own Style (Sydney Height – Value $59
  10. Mini Gut Art 2015 (Mystele Kirkeeng – Value $50
  11. “Into the Myst” Workshop (Katrina Koltes – Value $57
  12. Back 2 Back Collage (Dina Wakley – Value $75
  13. Creative Explorer Lessons (Andrea Gomoll – Value $91
  14. Abstract Watercolour Flowers (Iris Fritschi-Cussens – Value $45
  15. 5 Landscape Pack (Colin Bradley – Value $26
  16. Watercolor with Me: Fun & Fabulous Flamingo (Jessica Sanders – Value $25
  17. Angels Escape (Renata Loree – Value $45
  18. Selling Notebooks & Low Content Paperback Books On Amazon $199 (Rob Cubbon – Value $199
  19. Mandala and Leaf Painting Workshop Bundle (Faith Evans-Sills – Value $70
  20. Create Fun Patterns Easily For Sketching, Doodling and Lettering (Shelley Hitz – Value $39
  21. Intuitive Mandala Mediations (Shelley Klammer – Value $39
  22. The Tangled Sanctuary – Zentangle-inspired Art Journaling (Sadelle Wiltshire – Value $39
  23. How to Draw Eyes Accurately – Part I – Sketch (Emmy Kalia –  Value $5
  24. The Creative Inspiration Bundle for Artists (Bonnie Glendinning – Value $90
  25. Painting Watercolor Textures (Andy Walker – Value $30
  26. Monochrome Love (Olga Furman – Value $36
  27. Colorful Portrait, Limited Palette (Lucy Chen – Value $29
  28. Bloom True Bootcamp: Thirty Days of Prompts to Ignite Your Creative Fire (Flora Bowley – Value $39
  29. Character Design Crash Course: Dynamic Design in Four Steps! (Melissa Lee – Value $45
  30. Flying Free Art Journaling Class (Jennibellie – Value $52
  31. The Gift of the Present (Mary Beth Shaw – Value $29
  32. Meditation Girl (Tamara Laporte – Value $23
  33. Masterful Art Journaling (Dina Wakley – Value $65
  34. What’s in a Face? (Mystele Kirkeeng – Value $40
  35. Learn to Paint an Abstract Landscape Painting (Jacquie Gouveia – Value $40
  36. “Soul Whispers” workshop (Katrina Koltes – Value $34
  37. Vintage Whimsy in Wax (Diana Riukas – Value $53
  38. My Inner Wizard (Jenny Grant – Value $35
  39. The Tale of Two Sisters (Karine Bosse – Value $35
  40. How to Draw Majestic Animals: Cats | Master Drawing Animals (Patricia Caldeira – Value $80
  41. Chalk It Up Mixed Media Course (Angela Kennedy – Value $40
  42. Mandala Fun – Hand Drawing in Symmetry (Jane Snedden Peever – Value $35
  43. If The Crown Fits Mixed Media Project (Nadine Larder – Value $70
  44. Fearless Expression (Annie Hamman – Value $75
  45. Draw Islamic Geometric Patterns With A Compass And Ruler (Samira Mian – Value $63
  46. 8 Course Track: Getting Started: Doodles to Full Cartoon Figures (Pencil Kings – Value $120
  47. Painting large with Encaustic (Lora Murphy – Value $60
  48. Mixed Tape Volume II (Effy Wild – Value $80
  49. Jump Trust Repeat (Jessica Swift – Value $77
  50. From Acrylics to Oil Painting in 5 Easy Steps (Malcolm Dewey – Value $25
  51. DIY Recycled Flower Embellishments Video Tutorial (Jennibellie – Value $11
  52. Faux Metal Enameled Painting – No Kiln Needed (Prerna Poojara – Value $30
  53. Drawing Cartoons (Colin Bradley – Value $26
  54. Painting the Eye (Lauren Rudolph – Value $35
  55. 30 Texture Ideas (Keren Tamir – Value $25
  56. A Journey Into Colour (Iris Fritschi-Cussens – Value $25
  57. How to Blend with Colored Pencils – Draw a Sphere (Emmy Kalia – Value $5
  58. French Cursive Calligraphy Online Course – A Tour of France (mary-jane roussel – Value $20
  59. Herb Studies Workshop (Kelly Johnson – Value $15
  60. Soulful Portraits 1 (Renata Loree – Value $45
  61. Colour Vibe (Donna Munro Art – Value $30
  62. Digital Illustration: Color Mastery Level 1 (Sydney Height – Value $59
  63. Create Beveled Lettering in Adobe Illustrator (Natanael Gama – Value $23
  64. Designing and Drawing Meaningful Interiors That Tell a Story (Michelle Tabares – Value $43
  65. How to Draw Like a Master- Drawing a Hand (John Battalgazi) Value $30
  66. Fantasy Florals: A Mixed-Media Art Journaling Tutorial (Jessica Sanders – Value $20
  67. Getting Started with Brush Lettering (Jenn Coyle – Value $29
  68. Painting Skin Tone with Watercolors (Melissa Lee – Value $24
  69. Miniature Succulent Garden | Polymer Clay Sculpture (Stéphanie Kilgast – Value $30
  70. Let’s Make a One Page Auto-Biographical Comic (Michelle Tabares – Value $31
  71. Impressionistic Poppies on Glass (Jennifer Bonneteau – Value $25
  72. Introduction to Drawing – 10-Week Drawing Course for Beginners (Brenda Hoddinott – Value $20
  73. Be A Heart Beginner Modern Calligraphy Workbook (Erica Tighe – Value $15
  74. How to Make a Value Scale (Emmy Kalia – Value $5
  75. Writing and Designing Memorable Characters (Michelle Tabares – Value $43
  76. Social Media Strategy for Artists (Alix Sloan – Value $29
  77. InDesign, Illustrator & Photoshop For Complete Beginners (DesignTuitive – Value $40
  78. Acrylic Painting for Absolute Beginners: The Complete Guide (Ashley Picanco – Value $15
  79. Mixed Tape Volume III (Effy Wild – Value $80
  80. Flowers: a Step-by-Step Guide to Master Realist Techniques in Graphite and Colored Pencil Painting (Veronica Winters – Value $16
  81. “What I See” Painted Quilts (Mystele Kirkeeng – Value $15
  82. French Cursive Calligraphy Workbook – A Tour of France (mary-jane roussel – Value $12
  83. Asking a Shadow to Dance (Mary Beth Shaw – Value $19
  84. An Artist’s Survival Guide (Malcolm Dewey – Value $3
  85. Veggie Studies Workshop (Kelly Johnson – Value $15
  86. Be A Heart Brush Lettering Workbook (Erica Tighe – Value $15
  87. How to Draw Gesture (Stan Prokopenko – Value $15
  88. Digital Illustration: Color Mastery Level 2 (Sydney Height – Value $59
  89. Soulful Portraits 2 (Renata Loree – Value $45
  90. Designing Clothing For Characters (Linda Vuorenvirta – Value $17
  91. Angel of Letting Go (Tiare Smith – Value $20
  92. Productivity for Creative People (Mark McGuinness – Value $8
  93. Turn a Little into a Lot (Tamara Laporte – Value $13
  94. Figure Drawing From Life: Tools, Techniques, and Tricks (Donelli J. DiMaria – Value $10
  95. How to Draw, Shade Realistic Eyes with Graphite Pencils – Part II – Shading (Emmy Kalia – Value $5
  96. Summer Lovin Art Journaling Lesson (Jennibellie – Value $6
  97. Create Beautiful Abstract Artworks on iPhone / iPad (Jorge Luis Miraldo – Value $8
  98. Design Your Own Fonts. Plus A Bunch Of Typography Secrets. (Natanael Gama – Value $46
  99. A Complete Beginner’s Guide to Travel Journaling (Michelle Tabares – Value $37
  100. Learn How to Shade with Charcoal and Graphite Pencils (Emmy Kalia – Value $5

Art walk Alchemy sneak peek

Hello fabulous creatives,

I hope you enjoyed your weekend and found some time to create 🙂

Today I wanted to share with you a little sneak peek of my lesson for
Art Walk Alchemy 2019, yay!

This is a mixed media lesson where we paint very intuitively using collage, acrylics, pastel on canvas, sealing everything with cold wax.
I am super excited to share this lesson with you and see what you all will come up with!
You can read more about this year-long workshop in the link below. 🙂


You all know how I love working with my animal spirit guides and totems so this was especially fun an intuitive to create 🙂

I hope you will be joining me and 24 other teachers for a year of mixed media inspiration!


See you there!



Bundle of good Giveaway

Hi everyone! Exciting news…The Art Bundle Giveaway is here again, yay!

This amazing bundle is offered only once a year and everyone can enter to Win $4000 of Art Courses and Resources!
Three lucky winners will be selected to win the bundle of 100 digital art resources from dozens of top art instructors and companies… And it doesn’t cost a thing to enter! 

I have 2 workshops in this bundle, and there are tons of other resources from some of the best teachers out there like Annie Hamman, Renata Loree, Tamare Laporte, Lucy Chen, and much more!
Go here to enter in the giveaway, and stay tuned for when sales opens next week!


Good luck with the giveaway!



Tea and cake with Gracie interview

Hello lovely artists and creatives,
I hope you all had a wonderful, restive weekend!

Today I have something very special to share with you!

I was so excited and honored when sweet and lovely Gracie from asked me to be interviewed, and share more of my story with you all!

What’s more, I am offering 3 GIVEAWAYS for you all, yay!


Take me to the interview! 

A special friendshipMy first giveaway is for everyone! I’m gifting a special, high-resolution printable copy of my painting
“A special friendship”, Yay!
Click here to get to the interview to claim your copy! 🙂



Second I’ve prepared a fun FREE pastel tutorial for you of my painting “A healing touch”.
I hope it inspires you to try it for yourself and that you enjoy watching! 😀

From wherewe standAnd last but certainly not least..
.A chance to win a spot in my brand new Pastel class “Whispers of Nature”!!
Come on over to enter here!







Paint your Heart and Soul 2019

Hi friends!

I’m really excited to share with you that I’m going to be teaching for the 3rd time in an amazing year-long art course called

“Paint Your Heart and Soul 2019”,



I’m especially thrilled, because the theme this year is Loosening up and creating intuitive art, and this is exactly what I love to do!

I’m especially excited that our host, Olga Furman has put together such an amazing team of international teachers and artists, and the variety of art techniques we are going to explore is amazing!  All of us are very excited to share our knowledge and tips and tricks with creative people like YOU.

The course includes over 50 downloadable video lessons and PDF documents, which will be provided weekly, starting January 2019.
This course is designed for individuals of all skill levels, ranging from a total beginner (no previous experience in drawing/painting is required prior this course) to an experienced artist! 🙂


We will also have a closed FB group where students are encouraged to share their progress, receive support and meet like-minded friends. This is a very friendly and inviting environment. Being a part of the art community has a tremendous positive effect and makes the learning process even more exciting!


In this course I’m going to provide two lessons, one on color theory and visual story telling with watercolor, much like me paintings here:

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Plus a fun bonus lesson on our main theme this year, which is staying loose and intuitive!

We will be painting this fun watercolor as we literally add splashes of color, loose line-work, and work very intuitively!


Click HERE to find out more details about


This course is now open for registration and if you register by December 5th, you can purchase the course at a DISCOUNTED PRICE of $99 (save $30 from regular price of $129!) Don’t miss out!

And what’s more – I’m going to give one of you a FREE spot in the course, please see details below!

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To enter the Giveaway raffle, do the following: 

⦁ Share this link on your Social Media (FB, Instagram, Pinterest)
⦁ Comment on where you shared the link and I will add you to the raffle.
Each share on a different social media counts as one entry – multiple entries are encouraged!
⦁ Sign up to my newsletter here (if you aren’t already!)

I will announce the lucky winner on Wednesday, the 12th of September.

*If you’ve already paid for the course and win the spot, you will get a full refund!


I can’t wait to start creating together!



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Art Walk Alchemy 2019

Hello friends and fellow artists!

I’m excited to finally announce that I will be a part of this amazing, brand-new collaborative workshop called

Art Walk Alchemy

There is an amazing line-up of talented teachers and projects, just wait till you read more!


In this year-long mixed-media course there will be 24 professional artists to educate, inspire, motivate, and celebrate you in your artistic journey. The 2019 theme is Totems and Talismans, and each lesson will incorporate a literal or metaphoric representation of various totems and talismans.

Through this year, you will create twenty-four unique art projects that exhibit different perspectives on this exciting theme. This course is suitable for all artistic levels.

When you sign up for this course you will receive:

  • access to 24 professional artists. Each one will be available to answer questions and support your creativity during their lesson.
  • 24 in-depth video lessons in our favorite six art forms: paper art, clay, mixed media, fiber, jewelry, and painting.
  • a creative community of fellow artists with whom you can exchange comments, share your projects, and interact throughout the entire year.
  • downloadable video lessons.
  • a list of supplies for each lesson. Some supplies will be available in our shop so please check it out. We will also highlight any course packs that we offer.
  • an opportunity to pre-order available course packs.
  • surprises and unexpected freebies throughout the year. (yay!)


In my lesson we will be exploring how spirit animals can help us in our everyday lives, each having a special message to bring, and what they can teach us. Depending on where we are in our life journey and what we are currently experiencing, we can call upon certain spirit animals (even mystical ones) to assist us in our journey and help us on the paths we choose to take. I often work spirit animals, and love to paint intuitively with watercolor or ink, combined with pastels or color pencils. So in this lesson we will explore the possibilities of pastels with one of these other medias. We paint a girl (as ourselves) with the spirit animal we wish to call upon for empowerment and guidance. I strongly believe that by painting these spirit animals we can bring them into our lives and call upon them to help us with whatever it is we are trying to express and achieve at that time.

Here are a few examples of what my lesson might look like:


I hope you will join us on this magical journey for

Art Walk Alchemy 2019!

(Please make sure to use  my name in the drop-down menu or comment section, so you can support me when you sign up! Thanks so much! xox hugs!)






Winners Announced!

Hi friends!

I’ve just announced the giveaway of my class, you can watch the live video here on Facebook where I draw out the winners, congratulations! 🙂

Thank you all SO much for entering in the giveaway and all your wonderful comments, I really appreciate it!!!

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There is already such a wonderful group forming, I hope you will join us for this magical workshop! I’m super excited (and a little bit terrified), as I always am when about to release a new class that I’ve put my heart and soul into! 😀

Make sure to advantage of the early-bird price, ending on the 31st of August! 


See you in the classroom! xoxo




Whispers of Nature Giveaway

Hi friends and fellow artists!

I’m super excited to share my new pastel class “Whispers of Nature” with you all!

 So to celebrate this new journey together I would like to



This workshop is for anyone who loves pastel and wants to get familiar with them and discover interesting combinations with mixed media… but most of all this class is for those who want to bring more magic in their art and lives by reconnecting with nature and it’s wonderful spirits, bringing guidance, empowerment and healing!

I will be sharing both my soft pastel and oil pastel techniques, while we explore the animal spirit realm and how we can communicate and work with nature and our power animal guides… A real adventure into the wild!

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All you have to to do to enter the giveaway is:


  • Comment here why would you like to take this class
  • Share this blog post on your social media and let me know where you shared! (The more shares, the more chances to win!)


I will be choosing the winners on August the 27th, yay! 😀

*If you’ve already signed up no worries, the winners will simply be reimbursed!


dav…Ready, set, go!!!

Have fun and good luck! 😀

xox, Katrina



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Dreams, Mystery, Magic

Hello friends,

It’s a really exciting day for me today… I will be having my first SOLO AUCTION EVER! omg…!


New Phototastic CollageI have been soooo busy these last months painting and creating in preparation for this event.

It’s hard to imagine that just a couple years ago I was sitting at a check-in desk dreaming of becoming a full-time artist.

I worked for years in the airport, crazy night shifts, double shifts, stressing hours and passengers, working over weekends and holidays, just work work work like crazy. And I was extremely unhappy. When you do something you aren’t passionate about, when you get up at 3:00 am to do an early shift just so you can have the afternoon free and do some art, or stay up after the kids go to bed and paint knowing you only have 3 hours of sleep before you have to go to work.. These are all things that make you wonder, what the heck? Why don’t I defy all reason and follow my dream? Why don’t I take that leap, leave all else behind and be the one thing that I ever wanted to be since I was little? When I sneaked paper and pencil in bed after lights out to draw under a flashlight, or kept a broken oil pastel in my pocket ruining my best skirt? When all the kids where playing ball in the yard while I sketched my stories on paper…

The guardianAnd then one day that young teenager full of hopes and dreams, had her world suddenly fall apart. A dark cloud passed over my life and I forgot about my oil pastels, my paper and pencil, I forgot about everything. I did what I must to survive. I put my dreams aside, and “got on” with life.

Many years passed after that, where I hardly even picked up a pencil. I pretty much had locked away my dreams and threw away the key…

Then, one day, not many years ago things started to change. The dream I held on to as a kid started to re-surface. I tried my best to push it back, to ignore the calling. I had a family now to support after all, weren’t artists always portrayed as starving people dressed in rags? (lol!) In any case, I fell into a deep depression, thinking I would always be stuck in a job I wasn’t passionate about, doing something I couldn’t care less about, draining me day after day. I felt completely numb inside. Everything seemed impossible, like a weight that pulled me down down down to the very depths of desperation. My body had a sudden and total collapse. I just…stopped functioning.

And as I lay in that hospital bed I thought, “what the hell am I doing? Nobody is going to change this life for me, I have to do something about it and right away, before it’s too late…”

New Phototastic Collage3That year for me was one of the most difficult of my life. I went through some very dark times, my life turned upside down, the “old me” faded away and began to make space for the new me.

An open page… A new start.

It took still some more years until I finally could leave my job and become a full-time artist. It’s a big step and a difficult one, but here I am. It’s not impossible. I am following that dream of that little girl who longed to be an artist. Of that teenager who was too hurt, and too afraid to follow her dream, and so locked it away for what seemed like forever.

And tomorrow, for the first time I am having an online solo auction, two days just for me to share my art in the spotlight, and I’m scared like crazy. I’m filled with uncertainty…

I keep wondering, will anyone show up? What if I’m not good enough? And that, I imagine, is something we all experience as artists. Heck, every time I put out a new online class, I have the same fear, the same uncertainty.

But then I think of all those years I wasted away, and think, “no…NO more fear. No more uncertainties. We are the ones who make our own life my friends, we make our own dreams. Never hold them back.

Always move forward, no matter how scary it is.


I want to thank you all for your continued support, encouragement, and love! I certainly wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for all of you who follow me, encourage me, and believe in me. And a HUGE thank you to dear Olga Furman, for believing in me and making this possible <3 <3 <3  New Phototastic Collage2

I hope to see you there tomorrow, even just to cheer me on, or who knows, maybe you will find something you can treasure in your homes. 🙂

I will have over 30 original pieces between paintings, drawings, and clay sculptures, of all sizes and prices ranges, plus some reproductions.  A little something for everyone, plus lots of fun giveaways! 🙂

We start tomorrow (Tuesday) at 12pm Eastern time.. I hope to see you there! 🙂

To join the event at the Heartful Soul AC you can click here (remember to click on “going” so you can see the posts!)

Much love xo,


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