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Palette Knife Painting

Learn how to paint with a palette knife! I have used a palette knife on a variety of different types of paintings. Full Palette Knife Painting Tutorial!!

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Modeling Paste

Create like a Child!

I finally had some free time on my hands to create again! I was able to play with Modeling Paste and I am here to show you why I love it and a few ways I like to use it!

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Van Gogh

9 yrs ago I got to have one of my childhood dreams come true! I saw The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh for the very first time in NYC.

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Free Kids Paint Lesson!

I am getting so pumped up about my KIDS SUMMER ART CAMP!!! This FREE video gives you a sneak peek of what art camp will be like! I am finalizing all paintings this week and you are going to LOVE them!!

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Kids Art Camp!

Kids Summer Art Camp coming soon!

For the first time ever I am going to be teaching kids painting classes online! I have been doing kids classes for the past five years locally in Springfield and they have always been a huge hit! It’s been a long time coming up but I am finally getting them online also! 

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Repurposing an Old Painting

Have you ever had an old piece of art that is just ‘missing something’ or not your style anymore? Find out what Christie Hawkins did to repurpose an old painting and bring it back to life and find out how to do it yourself!

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Hydrangea Painting Tutorial

Hydrangea Online Paint Tutorial Aren’t these hydrangeas beautiful? The multi colored purple petals against the pop of green leaves. It just screams summer to me!

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Give a Gift

Give the Gift of Art this Christmas I just love Christmas! The lights, the trees. The decorations, the crafts. The thoughts of warm blankets and

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Christie Hawkins

Christie Hawkins

Hey Guys!!!
I am the owner and artist behind The Social Easel! This blog is a place for everything creative and inspiring and where I can share a little bit more of me with you...

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My new Blog

Hey guys!! 

For those of you that don’t know me. My name is Christie Hawkins owner and artist behind The Social Easel! I am super excited to be adding a blog to my Social Easel Page! I will be updating this every week or so with new ideas, crafts, paintings and even some sneak peek tutorials! It will be a place for everything creative and inspiring! And some maybe even some fun clothes and earrings I happen to love!

This is where I can share a little bit more of me with you!

I have been an artist my entire life! I come from a line of artists…my grandpa as well as my mother! That beautiful easel I use in class – That is my mom’s! She used that same easel when she was an art major in college! I updated it with one of my favorite colors and love that is what I use to teach you guys each week! 

I have dabbled in so many creative business before starting The Social Easel and finding my place! I did cakes, wreaths, and more! Right now, I am living my dream and I hope to use this gift God gave me to inspire others in art and in life! For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. – 2 Timothy 1:7

I love the “social” part of this business!! Getting to know you guys by name when you come in and paint with me and become members of my Tribe membership! That is what makes it all so fun for me.

Seeing your faces on Facebook when you comment! It’s the fun stuff! Thank you all for making it that way! I feel like we are a little art family! 🙂 

My goal through these blogs is to share love, inspiration and fun with you all! I want to use the gifts He gave me and share them with others! This year marks The Social Easel’s 5th year in business! I am beyond grateful and excited to say that! It has also made me think about where I see this business going and how I can reach and teach more people!

1 year ago I started my painting membership and now we are close to 200 members! I love that I have the ability to teach no matter where you live! You can take individual courses with me through my single tutorials, join me in my challenges and boot camps or become a part of my membership which I open a few times a year! 

If you haven’t already, please join my Facebook page to keep up with FB Live videos and more! You can always contact me there through messaging! 

Thank you guys for a great start to 2019! I am looking so forward to see what this year brings for The Social Easel! 

Stay tuned for more in the weeks to come! 

Christie

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