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Sunday, September 8, 2013

My studio ❤

On my ETSY website I did a little story today about my studio space and it made me realize how much I love my magical space and the inspiration it brings me. I thought I'd share it with you! ❤

I love this white shabby chic cabinet where I keep all my bottles
until I'm ready to use them.

My drawers and shelves are labeled with things you don't
often see in everyone's studio!

Even my files are a bit magical!

Here I am against one of my favorite cabinets in my studio where
I display all my bottles and fairy things before photographing them

Things always get a little crazy in my studio during the holidays!

You can read a little more about myself, my work, and my studio on the "About" page of my ETSY website:

Thursday, March 21, 2013

I found these beautiful roses today that have this lovely pale green tint to them. They are really amazing. I'm sad to say I don't think they will dry very well, but I'm going to try to dry them anyway. White, or white-ish roses tend to just turn brown when they dry no matter what you do. This pale green tint would be beautiful on a grapevine wreath with some pale pink roses added. Perfect for a shabby chic spring wreath ❤


LOVE keeping a shabby chic theme for Christmas. Just works so beautifully ❤


About Me

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Courtney McNeil began studying painting and illustration in 1985 in London, England. Not one to stay in one place very long she continued perfecting her love of the arts while traveling the world studying painting and illustration in Europe, Hawaii, California, and Australia and eventually graduated cum laude with a BA in illustration and continued on to do her graduate work at the Royal College of Art in London, England.  A few years later she added to her creative interests and studied letterpress and bookmaking at the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. After receiving her undergraduate degree she began work at the Getty Museum in Malibu for almost a decade which allowed her to study and work among some of the most famous classic works of art in the world from Vincent Van Gogh to Manet. Teaching in the galleries of the Getty started her career in Art Education. She has been teaching painting and drawing to young artists and adults at the Davis Arts Center since 2006.