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Gathering Beauty 

March 13, 2017


Having so much fun preparing for my next class. I hope you will join me for Gathering Beauty. Only a week more of the discount price of $32. 

Gathering Beauty- A Study in Still Life Painting

March 1, 2017

Hello everyone! I am so excited to share with you all my brand new class that I will be offering with Jeanne Oliver Designs. It is called Gathering Beauty- A Study in Still Life Painting. I can’t remember the last time I have been so excited about creating and sharing this work with other people. It feels so new and fresh, just like the Spring.


With Spring right around the corner, I am looking forward to the longer days and new life. I often feel a surge of creativity around this time of the year. There is something about the warm sunshine and gentle breezes that calls me to pick up my paintbrush and paint with abandon. With the promise of new life and all things green, I find myself drawn to vibrant color and painting flowers in my artwork. I have this need to gather and document all the beauty around me.


In this course, we will be looking for quiet moments of beauty to document and capture in our creative practice. We will spend time gathering all things beautiful and letting that spill out onto our canvases and paper. I will show you some of my favorite tips for creating a beautiful and unique still life composition. We will explore still life sketching on paper and in art journals. We will play with different mediums to create one of kind paintings and drawings. We will learn how to look with new eyes and really study every day moments. I will share with you all of my favorite techniques for painting floral still life pieces. We will focus on finding our own creative voice and how to express that on canvas.


There are always flowers for those who want to see them. -Henry Matisse



I really hope that you will join me for this class. I know that now more than ever, I need more beauty in my life. And our world needs more beauty put out into it. This work feels so very important. Gathering Beauty is a choice that I make every day to do.

Here is the trailer for this class:

Gathering Beauty Promo from Revilo Designs on Vimeo.

Stitches and Smudges 

February 3, 2017

Hello everyone! It’s a snowy Friday morning here in Colorado Springs. I can’t believe it is February already. I finally feel like I am getting settled into 2017. I have had quite a creative energy surge lately and I just wanted to share some of my new work with all of you. There are some new pieces in my Etsy shop. I have had so much fun making embroidery pieces for this class. And now all of them are up in my shop. I also have picked up my paint brush and journal recently. I love it when you can’t go to sleep because your brain is obsessing over creative thoughts.


Also, if you haven’t joined my newsletter yet, you might want to do so. I am working on a free art video right now that will go out in the next week or so. I don’t want you to miss out on that.

Stitchery School

January 20, 2017

First of all, can I just say that I love the word stitchery? For some reason it just makes me happy. All that it means is needlework. Isn’t it just a delicious word?


I am sooo excited to share a little surprise of what I have been busy working on for the last few months!!! My latest class with Jeanne Oliver Designs, Stitchery School. This is an instantly available mini course for only $18!!! I hope you can join me. Click here to see more and to enroll in Stitchery School.


This is an embroidery course where we will explore with our needles to create beautiful, one of kind, hand stitched pieces. Learn some basic stitches. See how I incorporate collage elements in my stitching. Embrace the texture found in fabric, fibers and embroidery. Layer lines, create shapes and make marks all with your needle and thread. Let your fabric and your hoops be your blank canvases. Watch me make an abstract floral piece from start to finish.

Here is the course trailer…

Stitchery School 00 Promo from Revilo Designs on Vimeo.

Life Book 2017

December 31, 2016

I am super excited to tell you that I have already finished my lesson for Life Book 2017. It will go live in January. I am so excited about this lesson. We will be painting our intentions for the year through abstract painting. My one little word for 2017 is serenity. And this is the piece that I made for this course.

It’s going to be so much fun. I really hope that you will join me. Go here to use my link. I can’t wait.

Free Shipping 

December 7, 2016

Today and tomorrow, I am offering free shipping on all orders over $40 with coupon code: Shipping. I have some new 8 x 8 originals in the shop too! These are some of my favorites. Love the way they turned out. Go here to order yours now.

Black Friday Discount 

November 24, 2016

Hello all!!! 20% off of everything in the shop. There are some really awesome gifts in my shop right now.

Tons of beautiful originals.

Gorgeous hand painted journals.

2017 Calendars.

Ornaments. And mugs.

As always, tons of awesome prints in the shop.

For 20% off, enter coupon code Black in checkout.