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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

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

First Week of Art Classes!!!

So I’ve completed my first group of art classes this past weekend. I finished that 3rd class and afterwards as I was cleaning up I was overtaken with appreciation and gratitude.  I feel so incredibly blessed that my hard work all these years and putting myself out there and trusting my intuition that kept shouting at me to offer classes, open a studio, etc.. was right.  I felt 1000% sure that I am doing exactly what I’m supposed to be doing in my life right now.

During these classes I got to share a few hours with amazingly beautiful women. Got to hear about their lives, their humor and share some deep life conversations. All while doing art.  Life is good.

Here are some pics:

Wine Glass Painting Ladies Night Out

Connection Class

 

Finished examples

Crossroads 1st Class!!

Have a great weekend!!  **N

lovely little touches

Whether it’s a wedding or a class or a dinner at your home; I think it’s the little touches that show your guests the love.  I’ve been busy in my studio setting up all the big things and now I’m working on all the little ways I can show love to anyone who enters the classroom.  I want people to come and feel the love, comfort and inspiration.  To connect with themselves and each other and feel my gratitude for them being there.  My latest little project was painting messages on each of the classroom aprons:

uplifting aprons

 

 

And here are the fabulous gift bags that arrived the other day I can’t wait to wrap the art and gifts people purchase in these beauties:

 

Happy Monday to you!   *N