FREE online creative weekend!


Hello wonderful artists and creative souls!

I hope you are all enjoying your week!

I am finally getting back my strength, little by little, after a very nasty flu. I constantly have to remind myself about my limits in pregnancy, and try to slow down every once in while… Not easy, lol! I’m now at the half-way mark at 20 weeks, how exciting! 😀

I have so much to do and I am constantly filled with new inspiration! And as you can see I have been SO busy over the last weeks creating up a storm for both Ever After 2017 and for this awesome Creative online retreat!

Break Free

In the FREE 2 day online retreat, I will be offering this lesson on my acrylic painting, I share with you one of my methods of just letting go and trusting the process. I hope to inspire you to “Break free” and create expressive, emotional portraits, much like in my class “The art of expression”. I believe that sometimes we need to express our emotions and feelings in some way or other, but for fear, we don’t, and we keep it to ourselves. But by letting go and expressing through our art,  we open that window into our feelings, that small peek into what is really happening behind the scenes. A glimpse into our soul.

Here are the other 15 other artists who will be offering some awesome lessons as well!  Learn more about it here:


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Ongoing Retreat

(Take advantage of the Early bird price before the retreat begins)

Your creative journey should not be limited to one weekend so we’ve created the ONGOING RETREAT PACKAGE. This includes extended access to the lesson from the weekend of the retreat as well as a new lesson sent out weekly over the next five months. Join us as we make Creative Retreat a practice to sustain our path, nurture our souls and support our creative unfolding.

In my lesson for the ongoing retreat, we will be learning to “Be Brave”!

Be braveIn continuation to my first lesson, we continue to explore the power of visual story telling through our art. Sometimes we have subconscious feelings we can’t really place, but are there nonetheless, weighing us down. When we begin to just let go, and play in our journal, not worrying about perfection, we leave space for those feelings to surface. I also believe that by using limited tools and color palette, again we can stay focused and let those emotions flow. I hope you enjoy this lesson as much as I did! Sometimes letting go of those raw emotions can be really liberating!

I can’t wait to share this all with you an hope you will join me and these other 15 amazing artists/mentors/teachers for a creative overload!


With much love,





Don’t forget that the early bird price for


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is still on, it’s going to be an amazing and fun class this year, woohoo!


to claim your spot!



Winner announcement for Ever After 2017!


Hello everyone! 😀

I just drew my winner today, how exciting! Here is a little video of it ;P



Congrats LIA HALL!! And thank you ALL SO MUCH for entering the giveaway! That was fun!

More exciting news is that REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR


Woohoo! 😀

There is an awesome early-bird price if you use the code MAGIC2017



I’ve been busy busy busy filming and editing my lesson, and I can’t wait to share it with you! This is the painting we will be doing together, our Mother Nature 🙂

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I will be sharing with you some of my very favorite tips and techniques along with all my favorite ways to develop your own style and create something that tells your story too!

Come and check it out all packages here!

(Don’t forget to use the early-bird promo MAGIC2017)

I hope you all have a wonderful, creative weekend, and stay tuned for more exciting news coming up soon! 🙂

See you in class…



Ever After 2017 – Blog Hop & Give Away!


Hello everyone!
I have some wonderful news! I am going to be teaching on Ever After this year! You all know how I absolutely LOVE story telling and fairy tale art, so this is really exciting for me! You can imagine all the ideas and stories forming in my mind right now! 😛


And even MORE exciting news is that I can give away 1 space on this magical new collaborative art course! Keep reading if you want to find out more about Ever After  and if you want to find out how you can win a spot! 🙂


First let me tell you a bit more about Ever After in case you haven’t heard about it yet! “Ever After” is a mixed media art & style development course with a fairytale theme hosted by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts. Tam is joined by 15 popular mixed media art teachers who will all share beautiful fairy-tale & myth inspired lessons with you AND they will also divulge all their hints and tips on how they developed their own style and how YOU TOO can find your own unique voice as an artist! 🙂 Yay!
You can find out all the dates (and sign up with the Early Bird price) by clicking HERE 
My chosen fairy tale is “Mother Nature, the myth of Gaia


My lesson will be inspired by this fairy tale, I have some fabulous ideas cooking! I’ve not fully developed my class idea yet, but I’m excited to be sharing this theme with you, as I have a deep love for nature and many of my paintings reflect this. I also adore using watercolor and mixed media , and can’t wait till we can explore and discover this medium together, and how it can make your painting magical and unique. You can see an example in some of my paintings, and how I like to “tell a  visual story” as well.

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Registration opens on May 17th 2017 and the class begins on July 1st 2017. So if you want to start your summer drawing and painting fairy-tales, exploring your own personal story and style and hang out with a wonderful creative community of like-minded souls, 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 Ever After 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! 🙂


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How to enter the give-away:

  1. Share this give-away on Facebook or twitter (or other social media)
  2. Sign up to my newsletter (if you haven’t already!)
  3. Leave a comment below letting us know which fairy tale or myth character you would love to be, and why!

I will announce the winner on the 18th of May in my newsletter and on Facebook!

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

I hope to see you there in July! Thank you and good luck!

xox, Katrina




2nd May 2017  Tamara Laporte
3rd May 2017 Andrea Gomoll
4th May 2017 Danita Art
5th May 2017 Effy Wild
6th May 2017 Kara Bullock
7th May 2017 Karine Bosse
8th May 2017 Katrina Koltes
9th May 2017 Marielle Stolp
10th May 2017 Micki Wilde
11th May 2017 Roberta Laliberte
12th May 2017 Sarah Trumpp
13th May 2017 Stephen Lursen
14th May 2017 Tiare Smith
15th May 2017 Toni Burt
16th May 2017 Ivy Newport