Seaside New York bound

There’s still time to register for my upcoming art retreat in coastal New York!

*bonus wine + cheese night on September 4, 7:30 pm*

This will be a fun, intimate gathering filled with paint, play, inspiration… and toes in the sand! Join me for 3 days of playing with color, building lush backgrounds, creating imagery, finding your authentic voice + pushing past your creative blocks!

The retreat schedule, accommodations, and extra *goodies* (wine! pool! jacuzzi! private beach access!) are all available here.


life is not what you expect it

Stuck in traffic and you thought the the story of your life would be….

One version is me with an old turquoise pick up, red cowgirl boots, braids, daily hikes, a big place to paint overlooking the desert. Georgia O’Keefe style.

The other is by the sea. Cable knit. A lab. A scruffy husband with laugh lines. A baby. Sweet dinners at home and hand holding.

The 3rd is maybe a little influenced by Eat, Pray, Love— me in Rome. Riding the backs of mopeds.

Just don’t be boring is the theme. Take the road with the most delicious fruit.

Did I tell you I’m moving a house in Nova Scotia? Assuming the building permit goes through. I’ve been talking a lot with the Canadians. Loving their Scottish- Maine sounding accents. “So we’re gonna move your hauuus”, says the excavator.

I want to be a grounded dreamer. A do-er. A make it up and make it happen gal.

I see myself sending fabric and pillows for the inside of the house. Wall-papering the inside. Before it has plumbing or electricity. Who needs it?

A compelling thing about my boyfriend is that he initiated a work trip to Nova Scotia. He’d look mighty fine with a tool-belt.

All my fantasies today are about escaping.

{excerpt from my Wild Writing class with Laurie Wagner}


FLASH (dance)

Yes, everything!

I’m throwing a BIG art party
and you’re invited!

4 p.m.PST Tuesday thru 4 p.m.PST Wednesday! 

One day only!!

4 p.m.PST Tuesday thru 4 p.m.PST Wednesday

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because our eyes have an appetite too :)
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Instant Daring Adventures!

Big news!

You can now get instant access to my two beloved e-courses: Daring Adventures in Paint and Daring Adventures in Collage! The moment you register, you get access to the entire course… forever. No wait for lessons, no “getting behind” :) Go at your own pace, and revisit the inspiring content whenever, wherever!

Daring Adventures in Paint + Life
is a 6-week online course filled with paint, play + inspiration!

  • We explore lush new painting techniques, experiment with color
    and practice being bold on and off the canvas.
  • This course features expert instruction in Mati’s unique style of acrylic + mixed media painting – plus video demos, inspiring guest artist interviews, weekly treasure hunts, and membership to an awesome creative community,
    all in a safe password-protected online environment.
  • A transformative experience for experienced artists and newbies alike!

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Daring Adventures in Collage
is a new 5-week online course all about the fun + easy art of collage!

  • Let’s take a daring leap into the art of transformation! Collage is a fun, easy, and inspiring art form that challenges us to find beauty in the unexpected.
  • This course features fun, engaging video lessons + a plethora of enticing extras including collage paper downloads, international guest artist interviews, and unconventional weekly treasure hunts to spark your creativity! Plus, you get lifetime membership to an amazing creative community.
  • Perfect for beginning + advanced artists, as well as kids, families, and travelers (collage is a mess-free, portable art — perfect to take on the road with you!)
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What’s it like to take a course with me?
Let’s let my students answer this one…

“I’ve taken several e-courses, and it’s in your courses that I can really loosen up and just create. No inner critic, no inhibitions, just making art. Thank you for that!”

“What I love most about your Daring Adventures is that it frees up the part of me that wants to Control things! Art can be so unwieldy & unpredictable; your classes always remind & encourage me to swim in the wild waters instead of just standing at the edge dipping my toes in.”

“I loved this course! I so needed the creative motivation and this was the perfect class for that! I haven’t had a ton of time to commit to the collages, but your encouragement to just be quick and messy meant that I didn’t need to have a lot of time. The videos and interviews were great inspiration. I look forward to coming back to the activities for inspiration and making more collages this summer. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”

“Oh Mati you hit it out of the ball park with this one, and I’m so happy I had a chance to take it!  You have a knack for pulling our creative juices to the surface, and encouraging us to think outside the box.  I think the thing that helps me the most with your classes is that you break them down into such doable chunks, and encourage us all along the way…They seem easy, so I’m not afraid to try.  It’s been such a pleasure to see the other class members’ work as well.  We farm, so summer is our busy time and I haven’t had much time to devote to the class, but things are winding down now till fall, so I’m looking forward to playing with my paper scraps until then!”

“I am so glad that I took this course Mati, it has really pushed me away from the computer and got me experimenting more with my collage. I have loved every minute of it and can’t wait to see where it takes me!”

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Hope to see you in class! I’ll be daring right alongside you :)