Archives for December 2012

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I don’t know about you but as I’m wrapping up this year I can’t help but reflect on what 2012 has been for me. I think it’s important to go through and at a minimum take a mental inventory on the year. Take a few minutes to think about the lessons learned, pat yourself on your back for some accomplishments, note some “never gonna do that agains”, and be grateful for the blessings. Then we look to 2013. I love goal setting, dreaming about what ifs, putting intentions out there to the universe. One thing I am working on right now is a list of 100 things I want to do in 2013. These are all things that are not part of my daily routine. Some are simple, some are daring. Some are sacred and many involve family adventures. 100 doesn’t seem like a lot but try it.. it’s not easy. I’ve only got about 40 or so listed so far.

One other vision I have is to connect with 200 new souls through my art classes this year. Who do I hope walks through the doors of my studio for a creative experience? Women in their 50’s and 60’s. These women have raised their kids, taken care of everyone around them for decades. They finally have a minute to take a deep breath and do something for themselves but sometimes don’t even know where to start. I hope to see women my age, so busy with their family, being a sports and activity taxi, organizing life around them. Yet they know if they don’t somehow find time to keep their own candle lit, they’ll burn out and not be as effective in helping others. I also can’t wait to see the teens and preteens. There is a such a light in these creative young beings. They have so much energy and ideas and just need creative, healthy outlets for it. And everyone in between. I often here, “But I can’t even draw a stick figure” or “but I’m left brained, I could never do an art class”. Au contraire lovely, yes you can. I have created each of these creative experiences to be a wonderful time for people with tons of creative talent and those that have never taken the time to see if they have any creativity in them. So don’t stress, you’ll have a great time. Plus I promise I will never let you leave with crap. Seriously, I will sit there all night if thats what it takes to make sure you leave with something you are proud of. Every person who has left my classes has left with a piece they are proud of. Plus, a little secret, you’ll feel flippin amazing. You’ll leave feeling like a rockstar. And everytime you look at it (even years from now) you’ll have a wave of that same proud feeling wash over you.

Take a look at the class list here. There are wine or coffee art classes, glasses, 3D floral meditative artwork and if you’r eyes glazed over when I was talking about the goals above then it’d probably really blow your mind to attend the vision board party this Saturday. Trust me it’s gonna be amazing. I know some of the people attending and they are the most fabulous people. The party is only $10 and seriously, I would pay it just to hang with a couple of the people that are gonna be there. Also one other fabulous detail, My special offer for 2013 is: For each person you refer that takes a class with you. You will recieve a $5 credit to use towards something in the studio when you take your class! Cards, Prints, Glasses, etc.

Lastly, you are not gonna want to miss the big reveal tomorrow. I have been working on my She painting for a couple months now and I can’t wait to share it. Picture this; I am sitting in the audience in Los Angeles a couple months back, we are chatting amongst ourselves as a woman takes the stage, she adjusts her instrument, mics, etc. I make a mental note that she looks great in red. Then she opens her mouth and sings, “let there be peace on Earth” acapella. With tears streaming down my face I had a vision of the painting I need to do to capture this unforgettable moment. You can see another clip of her singing this song here on you tube. She’s all class and a true example of a woman who is positively owning her power and going for it.

I wish you each a safe New Years eve and until tomorrow, **Noelle

C.C. White sneak peek of artwork

The power of a vision and a plan

Happy Holidays to each of you! I’ve been in blissful vacation mode. Relaxed, naps, jammies all day. I’m loving it.
In stark contrast to relaxing though I’ve also been pretty productive at home. I love getting caught up on cleaning, dishes, etc. As someone who has a hard time slowing down, my theory is if you’re on vacation it’s okay to do productive and organizing things if its something you truly want to do. Otherwise… if its a “have to” and will ruin the relaxing.. then do it another day. The hubby and I have laid out some BIG, awesome crazy goals for the next couple years. It’s so much fun and I suddenly find myself wanting to do things I should anyways. I’ve gone through dresser drawers, decluttered the bookshelf, have boxes of stuff to donate. All about simplifying, letting go of things that no longer serve us. I listed some on amazon and half.com last night and I already sold 3 things by noon today. Crazy Good! Plus bags and boxes of good stuff boxed up todonate to people who need them. Once we let go of the extra stuff (you know the stuff… it’s constantly needing to be cleaned, gone through, picked up, haven’t used it in years) then our energy is open to being put towards other things that fit us and where we are in our lives now. Plus we’re opening a space for new possibilities, things, adventures and fun! So cheers to goals, big dreams and making an opening for the best possible outcome that brings us closer to our life’s purpose and our best selves.
Lake near Yellowstone

I can feel the growth…

Lately I’ve felt excited, loved, creative and knowing something big is happening.  How is it then that at the same time as I feel a bit vulnerable, frusterated, maybe even scared?  2 sides of the same coin I’m finding. Instead of resisting this anxiety, frusterated feeling I get sometimes I’m learning to embrace it; I’ve learned it means I’m about to to get a great idea or something good is about to happen.

This holiday season blissfully made my head spin a bit. I am finally getting a minute to take a deep breath now, it’s a good thing.  In November I deliberately didn’t schedule classes or projects for December. I thought it’ll be nice to take it easy a bit, and hopefully I’d get some Christmas and Holiday orders.  Well I did, life has been fabulously busy and full.   Life as an artist is never boring. In January I’ll post some of the fun projects I worked on, I don’t want to ruin the surprise in case someone who shouldn’t sees them.  I know that people connect with me and my work more because I am very honest, open about things and vulnerable.  But you know what? it’s much easier watching others be vulnerable sometimes.  Sometimes after pouring myself into a painting or project I’ll put it out there and people will connect and leave me feedback.  I love that. I love to know when someone buys a piece where they put it, who it’s for, how they like it. Is it the same as they expected…  Other times I put it out there and share my work or ideas and …. (insert cricket chirps here) … nothing…     It comes with the territory, I get it… but blah… I don’t like that part.

So will that stop me from continuing to put myself out there?  Apparantly not cuz I’m about to again…    I just finished my C.C. White painting yesterday.  I plan on photographing it this week and I’ll post soon. This painting is big, it’s 4 feet x 4 feet.  She’s gloriously radiating loving energy into my studio right now as she sits on the easel. I can’t wait to share.

 

On another note, I had Bruce draw a name this morning for the winner of the Pallet Art Print.  The winner of a Pallet Art Print is…… Tara Duffy!!!!!  Congrats to here.   Thank you to each and every one of you who entered, shared and comments.    Here is a copy of the links I had in my last posting if you didn’t win but would still like the chance to buy something from the drawing in the future:

Day 1 – Wine Prints – You can find my wine prints and artwork here.

Day 2 – Ornaments – wide variety available here in my studio.  Some themes on hand: new baby girl, new baby boy, girl, woman, wine, guitar, music, couple, family

Day 3 – Yoga print – You can find the exact print here or browse through the etsy site to find all the other poses.

Day 4 – Music Postcard prints – Here

Day 5 – Horse racing 8×10 print. Here

Day 6 – Hand Painted hammher –  You can find the hammhers I have listed on Etsy here   otherwise I have lots more in my studio that are not listed. Set up a time to stop by.

Day 7 – Greeting Cards – again, I have some listed on Etsy here.  I have more that I haven’t had time to list yet in my shop.  Set up a time to stop by or just ask if there is an occasion your looking for a card for.

Day 8 – Coasters – You can find the set of 6 here.

Day 9 – Yoga prints – all yoga prints, cards, pallet artwork, jewelry, posters are here.

Day 10 – Original Crossroads artwork – I’ve got a couple options for you, you can take a class and learn to make your own crossroads artwork.  Or by a print here.

Day 11 – Minnesota Wine Glass Set here.  Or Minnesota Beer Glass Set here.  (You can always request a different state or city)

Day 12 – Today – I have music themed pallets here.  Or the soulful yoga, crossroads and more here.

Have a great day!!! **Noelle

On the 12th day of Christmas!! Final Day

UPDATE:  I’m going to extend this last giveaway through Monday at midnight.

Well the giveaway fun is coming to an end.  After this I only have one more giveaway this year.  That giveaway if for a colorful, art calendar full of my artwork, that will be given away to one of the new “likers” of my facebook art page.   If you haven’t been over to my art facebook page there is no better time.  Make sure to like the page before Christmas to be entered to win.

 

So on this 12th day of Christmas I am giving away a fabulous repurposed pallet artwork piece!!  This winner will get to choose 1 of 5 designs.  See your options here:

Pallet  Artwork

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are pallets that have been repurposed, painted and have all hardware for hanging attached.  Print is mounted to wood, size is approx 9″x12″.

I’ve had some requests to know where to get some of the items that have been given away. Many of them are available on my etsy site.  I will make a list here for those who didn’t win but would still like to purchase one:

Day 1 – Wine Prints – You can find my wine prints and artwork here.

Day 2 – Ornaments – wide variety available here in my studio.  Some themes on hand: new baby girl, new baby boy, girl, woman, wine, guitar, music, couple, family

Day 3 – Yoga print – You can find the exact print here or browse through the etsy site to find all the other poses.

Day 4 – Music Postcard prints – Here

Day 5 – Horse racing 8×10 print. Here

Day 6 – Hand Painted hammher –  You can find the hammhers I have listed on Etsy here   otherwise I have lots more in my studio that are not listed. Set up a time to stop by.

Day 7 – Greeting Cards – again, I have some listed on Etsy here.  I have more that I haven’t had time to list yet in my shop.  Set up a time to stop by.

Day 8 – Coasters – You can find the identical set of 6 here.

Day 9 – Yoga prints – all yoga prints, cards, pallet artwork, jewelry, posters are here.

Day 10 – Original Crossroads artwork – I’ve got a couple options for you, you can take a class and learn to make your own crossroads artwork.  Or by a print here.

Day 11 – Minnesota Wine Glass Set here.  Or Minnesota Beer Glass Set here.  (You can always request a different state or city)

Day 12 – Today – I have music themed pallets here.  Or the soulful yoga, crossroads and more here.

 

To enter todays drawing just leave a comment on this blog posting by Midnight Monday night (yes 3 days from now).  For those of you who have won and already received your gifts I’d love to hear your feedback  on how you like them, if you plan on giving  them or keeping them for yourself.  I always think it’s fun to hear the story behind things and where they end up, etc.

 

I hope you all have an Incredible Christmas, New years and are able to enjoy some time for yourself also.   Good luck on the giveaway today!!

On the 11th day of Christmas

On the 11th day of Christmas there is a set of 4 nature glasses.

Today you can enter to win your Choice of 4 beer or 4 wine!!  Also, you choose the state you want on the bottom. Minnesota, Wisconsin, Colorado, etc.  Think of a cabin, favorite vacation spot, a gift, etc. So many possibilites.

 

Nature Wine Glasses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To enter simply leave a comment on this blog post.  1 winner will be randomly chosen from all those who enter by midnight tonight! Winner will be chosen tomorrow morning.  If you haven’t done so yet, make sure you are following this blog to keep up with any new announcements and artwork and or subscirbed to my mailing list (see top of page).

Stay tuned for tomorrow it’s our last day and I can’t wait!!  Good luck to each of you!!

On the 10th Day of Christmas

On this 10th day of Christmas I offer an original Crossroads Painting for someone to win!

Chaos on one side and calm on the other, she holds her head high. She’s classy, she’s got this.  This artwork is a great reminder to work to handle so many different life situations with such grace.  This artwork is 11″x14″ on canvas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To enter to win, leave a comment on this blog post by midnight tonight.   Make sure to follow this blog and/or join my mailing list to stay in the loop.  Only 2 more days left after today of giveaways, make sure to check back.

Have a great day!     Also, Renee was the winner of the yoga print set from yesterdays drawing.  Congrats Renee!!!  I have a surprise though, not only will Renee be getting the print set plus a bonus,  I’m sending each person who entered yesterdays drawing a free surprise!   Happy 12-12-12!!!

 

 

Noelle

 

On the 9th Day of Christmas (Free Giveaway)

Hello and welcome to day 9. I am having so much getting to gift so many prints and goodies to everyone. It’s been such a busy few months and this has been something that has been just for me and the pure joy of giving things away. I’m loving it. Thank you to each of you who have been participating!

On the 9th Day of Christmas….
Soulful Yoga Art Print Set

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am giving away this set of 4 Soulful Yoga Postcard Prints Plus a secret extra Soulful Yoga Bonus!! You can find out more about this series right here on my blog or you can click the picture and view more on my Etsy site.

If you haven’t seen it before you’ll love this video I made all about why I felt called to create this series: http://vimeo.com/44127937

To enter simply leave a comment on this blog post. 1 person will be chosen at random to win. Winner will be chosen on Wed from all those who have entered on 12/11/12 by midnight. Good Luck!!

2013 New Class Schedule Announcement!

It’s here!   The class schedule for Jan – early April 2013. Join us at the Noelle Rollins Art Studio and Classroom just north of Minneapolis, MN for a  soulful, fun informative class.  Great excuse to gather the ladies together and get out and try something new.  You can register for these classes now by either clicking on a picture above or go to:  Soulful Art Classes    Hope to see you there! **Noelle

 

Sat. Jan. 5, 2013 10am – 12noon – Vision Board Class – As we begin this new year lets put our intentions and goals on paper. Learn how to create a vision board and tips for manifesting the life you want. We will scour through magazines (supplied) and use those images that resonate with who we are and where we want our lives to go. $10 per person.  Register Here

 

I am that I am Art Class info

 

 

Sat. Jan. 12, 2013 10am – 12 noon – Yoga Art – I am that I am – This class you will learn the techniques and brushtrokes used to create this artwork. We will also add the powerful message, “I am that I am”. Learn more about how I interpret this powerful message and how it can be life changing.$35 – 11”x14” or $45 – 16”x20” – includes supplies and canvas Register Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 7-9pm – Wine and Coffee Art – You can choose your choice of 2 coffee themed canvas or 2 wine themed canvas. These vibrant and fun pieces will look great in your kitchen or dining room when you’re finished.

$30 include2 – 8”x10” canvas and supplies.   Register Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sat, Jan. 19, 2013 10am-12noon – Crossroads – We are between the calm and the chaos in our lives. This bold, fun artwork is full of reminders to hold our heads high as we work through changes and different times of life. You will learn techniques to create the background and can create it to match your décor or mood.

$35 – 11”x14” canvas or $45 – 16”x20” Register Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 12-2pm – Mother and Daughter Crossroads – Schools out and this is an unbelievable bonding time for a mom and teen/tween daughter. We are between the calm and the chaos in our lives. This bold, fun artwork is full of reminders to hold our heads high as we work through changes and different times of life. You will learn techniques to create the background and can create it to match your décor or mood.

$50 – pr. of 11”x14” canvas or $60 – pr. of 16”x20”       Register Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wine Glass Painting Class

 

 

 

Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 7-9pm – Wine Glass or Beer Glass Painting – We will apply a frosted layer to our glasses and then apply metallic swirls and uplifting phrases and words of your choice.

 

Class options: 2 beer or 2 wine glasses is $22 or 4 beer or wine glasses is $26.   Register Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sat, Jan. 26, 2013 10-12noon – Cardinal Welcome Sign – We will paint a vibrant red cardinal on a branch with the background color of your choice. I will teach tips on painting the writing also.

$25 – includes supplies and 8”x10” canvas         Register Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 6-8pm – Connection – We will work on the techniques to create a fun. Flowing background and drawing this couple in a loving joined meeting. You will be able to customize the background to match your décor.

$45 for 16”x20 or $60 for 24”x30”.            Register Here

 

 

 

 

 

Feb. 1, 2013 7-9pm – Backwards Family Portrait – This will be great for your family wall or as a gift for another family or grandparents. We will collage or paint the family heads from behind of each member of the family. This will be so much fun! $25 include 6”x12” canvas and supplies      Photo Coming Soon – Register Here

 

 

Saturday, Feb 2 & 9, 2013 10am-12noon – 3D Floral art (2 sessions) – This class will teach you how to do layers of glazes, florals and touches of 3D flowers in the artwork. You will be able to use these skills on other pieces of artwork, walls and more.

$80 includes 2 sessions and all supplies to make this artwork.    Register Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 6-8pm – Wine Glass Painting – Grapes Wine Glasses – Set of 2 wine themed grape bunch glasses. We will walk through step by step to create these fun glasses. $22/ 2 glasses or $26/ 4 glasses     Register Here

 

 

 

 

 

Pencil Face Drawing Class

 

 

Sundays, Feb 10, 17 & 24th and March 3, 2013 5-7pm – Face Drawing (4 sessions) – We will walk through the face step by step and learn to draw with pencil. Week 1) Proportions, shading. Week 2) Eyes, Noses Week 3) Mouths, Chins and Week 4) ears and hair. You will need a drawing pencil kit that includes a range of 6H, HB and 6B pencils. (Check Michaels, Walmart or Dick Blick).   $80  –  You can Register Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 2013 3D floral class preview

 

 

 

Sunday, April 14 & 21, 2013 6-8pm – 3D Floral art (2 sessions) – This class will teach you how to do layers of glazes, florals and touches of 3D flowers in the artwork. You will be able to use these skills on other pieces of artwork, walls and more.

$80 includes 2 sessions and all supplies to make this artwork.            Register Here

 

 

 

 

 

What are people saying who have taken classes with us before?

I  loved your classes, both were such fun experiences.  It was such a fun activity to do for our MOMS night out too, everyone was able to put their own inspiration into their work and spend time in the company of great women!  I love your focus and themes that you have brought to your studio and your classes.  All ages and walks of life can find comfort and easy as they step into your studio and create.  You also have a way of making the not so creative souls find their own creativity too!!!  Thanks so much for the wonderful experiences, I know I will be back or more!      Darcy
Noelle’s new studio is fabulous and fun!  I went to a class last week and went home with my own painting – and I can’t paint!  But, indeed, Noelle had a special way of teaching through meditation, reflection, and new insights that she shared.  As a result, my messy start to art with dark, disjointed, and wildly placed paints turned into a beautiful fall day with brightly colored flowers and trees with leaves falling all around the bench I envisioned as Noelle talked us through the painting process.   I’ll be back for more classes soon!        Charity
I had such a great time taking your class a few weeks ago!  I haven’t painted in over ten years, so was pretty sure my painting would look like my 5 year old’s work.  But it turned out beautiful, and I was so inspired by the night!  The fun, the laughs, just letting my creativity take over… it was wonderful!  You were a fantastic teacher and it was so much fun to spend the evening in your studio.  Thank you!!        Bonnie
I attended two of Noelle’s painting classes and thoroughly enjoyed the experience!   Her spiritual take on life is a breath of fresh air.  She was positive and encouraging.   I’ve recommended her Soulful Discoveries class to friends. -Kathleen
Noelle’s “Crossroads” painting class was amazing!! I have never thought of myself as an artist but this class changed the way I look at myself!! This class provided 2+ hours of fun and friendship and opened up a whole new world of creativity for me!  – Brenda

You can register for these classes now by either clicking on a picture above or go to:  Soulful Art Classes

Day 8 of the 12 days of Christmas…

Happy Monday!  There are a lot of roads closed and schools either delayed or closed today. It is incredibly beautiful though after the 12″ of snow we got yesterday.

I decided to keep today’s the simplest of the weeks. Each day’s giveaway will increase in value through Friday (our 12th day).

 

On the 8th day of Christmas….

There is a set of 6 hand painted coasters. They are great for a bible study or group of friends or to add into other gift baskets.

 

To enter to win these adorable coaster just add a comment to this blog posting.  1 winner will be chosen blindly out of those who enter to win by midnight Central time tonight!  Easy Peasy…   Also stay tuned because tomorrow I will be announcing the new art class lineup for 2013.   Congrats to  Jennie L. for winning yesterdays set of Greeting Cards!  Good Luck!  **Noelle

Day 7 – 12 days of Christmas FREE art giveaways!

Good morning to you each of you. It’s been snowing all night here and it’s finally beginning to look like you’d expect a Minnesota Christmas to look. Simply beautiful.  I had the pleasure yesterday of getting to show my aunt and uncle around my studio for the first time. They are in from Atlanta and it was so nice to get to catch up with them a bit and show them what I’ve been up to.

Day 7 – Today’s Giveaway is a 4 pack of greeting cards!  It’s always fun to have a variety of cards on hand, and these 4 are vibrant and bold and will put a smile on the face of each recipient.   Includes: birds in tree – blank inside, Glowing – for pregnancy or baby shower, Put your feet up – Happy Birthday, and a unisex birthday card featuring a collage of leaf paintings.  (Each card is approx. 5″”x7″)

 

 

To enter just simply leave a comment on this blog post before Midnight tonight and a winner will be chosen at random tomorrow morning.  Congrats to Jamie E. for winning the Day 6 Hammher giveaway!!!   Good Luck today!