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Gathering Beauty- A Free Art Video

November 9, 2016

Hi everyone! I am so excited to share a free art video with all of you. I am starting a new art video series called Gathering Beauty to share with all of my readers and subscribers. In this first video, I will be showing you a mixed media piece step by step. I am playing with some oil pastels, colored pencils and pens. And if you enjoyed this video, I encourage you to join my Gathering Beauty Newsletter to receive monthly updates on classes, as well as more free teaching videos! There will even be some fun discounts for my Etsy shop for my subscribers. Click on the picture below to join my newsletter!





Watch me create this piece in the video below!

gatheringbeauty from Wendy Brightbill on Vimeo.


Would you like to take more of my classes? Here is what I have going on right now.

I am so excited about my Playing Big Workshop, a mini workshop with Jeanne Oliver. It’s available right now. Click on the picture to find out more!


Coming up soon, I will teaching in Life Book 2017. Life Book is an amazing year long course with tons of amazing teachers!!! I shared all about it here.



Also coming in 2017, I will teaching in Wanderlust! Wanderlust is a year long mixed media art class with some amazing artists. Please sign up through my links for both of these courses because I get the credit. Click on the picture to join me!




Playing Big Workshop

November 2, 2016

You guys! I just wanted to share a few pictures from my Playing Big Workshop at Jeanne Oliver’s studio. It was truly a magical two days with some of the loveliest women. I had so much fun teaching and playing! What an amazing opportunity. I feel so very blessed. Jeanne absolutely spoiled us with her delicious food. She really has such a beautiful gift of hospitality. I always joke with her that I am never leaving her studio because it is just that amazing. I am so blessed to be able to work with Jeanne and to call her a friend.

And just in case you hadn’t heard yet… I made videos of this workshop and we posted them as a mini e-course on Jeanne Oliver’s website. So for only $18 you get access to over 3+ hours of video and instruction. This is really one of my favorite classes that I have ever taught!!! So, please check it out here.

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Playing Big Available Now!

October 28, 2016

You guys! I just finished teaching day one of my workshop at Jeanne Oliver’s studio today. It was so much fun and I wish you could all be there with me!!! But I have exciting news… Before today, I videotaped all the content for this workshop just so you could join us. It’s a mini online class for only $18. Go here to sign up! 

And the Winner is…

October 5, 2016

I am sooo happy to announce that the winner of a spot in Life Book 2017 goes to…

Emelie Lejon who said this in the comment section:

I would love to be a part of LB 2017! I want to grow more as an artist but also as a person. I live with chronic pain and I can honestly say that art has saved my life, and keeps on saving me. It’s almost like therapy. I love to make art, because it makes me feel so much better and I forget the pain for a while.
There’s so many awesome teachers that I want to learn from, seems like such a wonderful class!❤

Congratulations Emelie!

Thank you everyone for sharing about Lifebook 2017. It officially opened for registration on Monday! So if you are not registered for class, please go here to sign up!



Snippets of My Workshop in Cali

September 22, 2016

Hello All!!! I just wanted to share with you some bits and pieces of my trip to California to teach some workshops. I was so honored to teach at Gilding the Lily. Big thanks to Nancy and Dede for inviting me!!!! The Gilded Lily is a lovely little vintage shop located in Fullerton, California. It was an intimate group of women. Nancy hosted us at her beautiful home! The first day was a stitched journal class and the second day was a stitched collage. And thanks to Dede, we had such lovely supplies and vintage papers to use in our pieces.

I am hoping to turn both of these workshops into online courses, so stay tuned to my blog to find out more!

Life Book 2017 Blog Hop & Give Away!

September 21, 2016



Hello everyone!

I have some wonderful & exciting news! I am going to be teaching on Life Book 2017 next year! I feel so honored and grateful to be a part of this wonderful class.

And even MORE exciting news is that I can give away 1 space on this amazing year long art course! Keep reading if you want to find out more about Life Book 2017 and if you want to find out how you can win a spot! 🙂

First let me tell you a bit more about Life Book in case you haven’t heard about it yet!

“Life Book, a celebration and honouring of YOU” is a year-long mixed media art class organised by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts.

Tam is joined by 22 incredible art teachers who are all gearing up to share their mixed media techniques, tips and tricks with YOU! Themed around self-development and healing, you’ll be creating several loose mixed media art journal pages per month which by the end of the year you will bind into a glorious journal (a Life Book)! You will have a wonderful keepsake that you can treasure for the rest of your life!

You can find out a lot more about this wildly popular course (it has been joined by over 12500+ people in the past!) by clicking HERE.

I haven’t fully developed my class idea yet, but I’m excited to be sharing abstract painting techniques with you, much like you can see in this painting:


Registration opens on October 3rd 2016 and the class begins on January 1st 2017.

So if you want to start the year with a fabulous creative BANG and spend 2017 with a wonderful creative community of like-minded souls, learning more about art and how to be kinder and more loving towards yourself, be sure to join once registration opens! 🙂 Keep this page bookmarked so that you can sign up the moment it goes on sale! 🙂

Now then, onto the give-away and blog hop! 🙂 I can give away 1 space on Life Book 2017 to 1 lucky winner, yay! 🙂 And if you follow the blog hop (see below for links and dates) you can up your chances of winning a space by entering all the other give-aways also! 🙂

How to enter the give-away:

1. Share this give-away on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Google+
2. Leave a comment below letting me know you shared it!

I will announce the winner on October 5th.

Here is the list of the other amazing teachers who will be teaching on Life Book – they too will be giving away a spot on Life Book so go check them out and enter their give-aways! 🙂

Date/ Artist & Teacher/ Site

5th September Tamara Laporte

6th September Jodi Ohl

7th September Susana Tavares

8th September France Papillon

9th September Shelley Klammer

10th September Amber Kuileimailani Bonnici

11 September Donna Mulholland

12 September Mandy van Goeije

13th September Jennifer Mercede

14th September Misty Mawn

15th September Gwen Seemel

16th September Melissa Dinwiddie

17th September Vicky Papaioannou

18th September 2016 Lindsay Weirich

19th September 2016 Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

20th September 2016 Effy Wild

21st September ME!

22nd September 2016 Jamie Dougherty

23rd September 2016 Andrea Gomoll

24th September 2016 Whitney Freya

25th September 2016 Annie Hamman

26th September 2016 Connie Solera

27th September 2016 Leilani Joy


Wanderlust Teacher 2017!!!

September 7, 2016


I am so very excited to announce that I will a teacher contributing to Wanderlust 2017!!! I am so honored to be a part of this year long class. I get to work with some really amazing artists and share with all of you some of my favorite art techniques.


What exactly is Wanderlust?

Wanderlust is whole year long journey – an online event offering you videos from 24 guest teachers and 2 resident teachers on weekly basis (each one is full length, high quality and downloadable), access to the Wanderlust Community with a supportive and friendly atmosphere, where all classes are gathered. You will also find there various activities that will stimulate your creativity and motivate you to simply enjoy the process of making art. Together with the class you will also get an exclusive whole year discount to leading art and craft retailers.. Wanderlust class is the perfect alternative to in-person classes!

Buy Wanderlust  2017 before 31st December 2016 and save 20%!

Early Bird Price – £79! (regular price £99)

Now it’s a great time to buy the class to take advantage of the current exchange rate!

Follow the teacher’s reveals every day on Everything Arts Social Media. Every day somebody new!

As far revealed are: Mary Wangerin, Wilna Furstenberg, Amanda Grace, Alena Hennessy, Guriana, Jessica Sporn, Mindy Lacefield, Dyan Reaveley, Kate Crane, Finnabair, Vicky Papaionnou, Rae Missigman, Sandra Evertson, Nicki Dennett, Jo Firth-Young, Azoline.


If you would like to join me and all these other amazing artists for this year long journey, please click on the button below!!!