Quick and Easy Calzones on a cookie sheet

Family Night Quick and Easy Calzones

With all the changes in the world right now things are definitely a little crazy but we are enjoying our time spent together as a family and always looking for an easy dinner and fun family night. Our family has loved these quick and easy calzones for the last few months!

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Be the Best You in 2020!

Be the Best You in 2020!

Today I’m going to talk to you more about you then about art. I am going to get pretty real with you guys about my own personal struggles and what I am doing to change those things. My hope is that it will inspire you to put yourself first this year. Be the Best You!

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Red Painting Palette Knife Flowers

Painting Palette Knife Flowers!

Painting palette knife flowers is hands-down one of my favorite things to do! I could do a new version every single day! Seriously!  And it’s fast! Want a quick win and a lot of fun? You need to try this!

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Give a Gift Christmas Painting Tutorials Gingerbread House

Christmas Painting Tutorials!

All of you that would love to do some Christmas paintings with me but aren’t local and you aren’t in my membership, I am releasing my Christmas Painting Tutorials for you this month only!!

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Winter Red Truck

Winter Red Truck

Turn a Target Dollar Spot find into classic holiday home decor by adding a Winter Red Truck made easy with our new templates! Acrylic Painting Tutorial!!

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The Importance of Art for Kids!

I have found through teaching kids the last six years is that they desperately need and most importantly want it! They may not even know it yet! But the joy that I see when kids start painting is unexplainable.

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Still Life with Filbert Paint Brush Flower Painting Tutorial

Episode #5: The Filbert Paint Brush

Today we are going to talk about Filbert brush. This is the final episode in my paint brush series! I’m going to show you how to paint some flowers and big thick leaves in this painting tutorial. The Filbert paint brush make these really easy to do.

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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!