21 SECRETS fall 2015

I've got some seriously exciting news, something that I've been working on for months but I haven't been allowed to share it with you until now! FINALLY! The cat's out of the bag today, I am one of the teachers for the new 21 SECRETS Autumn 2015 line up, and its going to be fantastic!


The group of talented people that they have brought together really blows my mind, so many great lessons and techniques to use to pump up our studio practice.

When I'm in the studio one of my favorite things to do is pop on a podcast or video for inspiration and these are just that...videos and instructions that will inspire and guide you as you go at your own pace.

If you aren't familiar with the interactive eBook 21 SECRETS let me fill you in...

Every artist needs 21 SECRETS!

Imagine pulling out your art journal and having 21 talented artists there beside you eager to share their art journaling techniques, approaches, and wisdom with you!
That’s what 21 SECRETS is all about!
With over 25 hours of videos and 150+ pages of full color photos, templates, and detailed clear instructions — the talented teachers of the 21 SECRETS eBook will help you discover new techniques and bold approaches to art journaling that will get you creating with more gusto and joy today!

What You Receive With 21 SECRETS

  • A downloadable 150+ page eBook that contains 21 art journaling workshops packed with 25+ hours of videos, full color photos, templates, and clear instructional content that is yours to keep.
  • Unlimited access to all workshops at once! You pick and choose which ones you do and when.  There is no time limit or deadlines to meet — these workshops are yours to keep!
  • Membership to the private 21 SECRETS Facebook community where you can share, be inspired, and receive warm, supportive feedback.
  • The opportunity to learn a variety of art journaling approaches and techniques from the comfort of your home/studio.
  • Become a vital part of a supportive online artist community that has been growing strong since 2010!  At 21 SECRETS we celebrate everyone’s unique expression and support artists in becoming confident and courageous while creating from the heart!
Last year the beautiful ladies over at 21 SECRETS celebrated their five year anniversary with a special workshop called 21 SECRETS LIVE! Each week for 23 weeks, they met every Wednesday via live streaming for a 90 minute workshop taught by a past 21 SECRETS teacher. 

As a SPECIAL early bird gift for those that register for 21 SECRETS Fall 2015 between Wednesday, August 19th and Friday, September 4th they will receive access to 10 of those 21 SECRETS LIVE! recordings.

So really if you register within this next month you are getting access to 31 SECRETS, these are lessons from talented artists immersed and devoted to their craft. I'm honored to be included among them!

To see the full list of the season's Workshops and Teachers click here or on the button below, there you'll also get all the information on how to register for instant access to all of the 21 SECRETS lessons, and to receive the bonus 10 extra SECRETS lessons before September 4th!


All of this season's teachers have so much goodness to share, so much talent gathered!


Sending love and HEAPS of inspiration for your journey,

Dark Place, Precious Truths


If you follow me on Instagram or we are friends on Facebook, you have no doubt heard that my dad passed away three weeks ago.
I am not yet at a point where I even have words to sum up the last three weeks of his sickness and passing, I walked along side him and it was and will be some of the hardest work of my life. But I wanted to let you all know how powerful my time in the studio was for me in those weeks before he died. As artists we have such resources of depth and beauty within us and I just wanted to share with you how grateful I have been for my art. As I painted in those weeks I could not help but go deep within myself, feeling shifts within that have been reflected in my work, and feeling myself crack open in new places.

This is one of the pieces that I painted in the last week of his life.

When we meet ourselves in the dark places precious truths are revealed to us.

I am on a grief journey now, which changes day to day, moment to moment. I am comforted by the knowledge that I am not alone, we all experience grief in large and small ways throughout our lives, and even in the midst of my current grief I see that it is opening me to beauty in such a rich way.


A Peek at Painting in Paraiso

In April my dear friend Mati McDonough and I led a painting retreat in Nosara, Costa Rica. We stayed as a group in a beautiful flower filled tropical oasis, just up a private path from a gorgeous beach Playa Guiones. I wanted to share this video to give you a little taste of our time there.

Pura Vida Retreat :: Painting in Paraiso with Mati & Faith  from Faith Evans-Sills on Vimeo.

We are running the retreat again in March 2016, find out all of the info and registration information right here, spots are already filling. We know its going to be just as perfect as last time and can't wait to share the magic with you.

Sending you heaps of inspiration and summertime bliss,

An Ambitious Heart Filled Project

For the past 3 months my gal Mati McDonough and I have been leading an ambitious heart filled project: a year long painting practice e-course that we are calling 52 Paintings. This is the first e-course I have led so I didn't know what to expect, and I've actually been caught off guard at how deeply this course would sink into each part of my studio practice...as I work and film the painting demos for the class there is such a community feeling, which is just what Mati and I intended for the course from the start. It can sometimes feel lonely working in the studio, and having this group to vibe with, throw ideas around, and talk about each other's work has already become such a wonderful community.

In the group Mati & I are sharing everything that we have gleaned from a collective 40+ years of painting! This is not a quick fix program but a way of being an artist that takes into consideration the seasons, the ebbs & flows of inspiration and being part of a supportive and thoughtful community of artists. There has been so much soul stirring heart opening beauty shared in our online classroom and in our private Facebook group where we gather for weekly videos demos from Mati and I, along with lots of inspiration, sharing of work and peeks into each other's studios through out each week. Here is some of the beautiful work that has come out of this course already...

On June 16th we are excited to begin our second module of the course and we'd love to have you along! In this second three month module we'll be covering:

~Incorporating Words with Meaning into your work.
~Layering with Stencils and Silkscreens.
~Working with Geometrics.

Along with lots of other juicy tidbits that we've gathered.
Click this button to head to our sign up page:


I'm teaching in Morocco!!!

So, its a bit hard to contain my excitement about how magical this is going to be, and believe me I'm kind of bouncing of the walls about it! Consider this your invitation... 


in a far away land of intricate patterns, saturated colors and secret gardens, join artists mati mcdonough and faith evans-sills, along with holistic wellness coach stephanie perkinson on the exotic journey of a lifetime. 


Join us in Marrakesh, Morocco for a week long retreat of opulent luxury, guided shopping, cultural exploration and workshops bursting with insight into how to access the dormant energy within your life and home.

Inspiration Gathering, Sacred Altar Building, Layered Painting Projects, we'll explore all of these together while delighting each of our senses with fresh food, exotic tours, field trips down secret alleys, henna parties and so much more. 

Can't wait to learn more? I made a yummy video just for you to get a taste of all that's in store for this amazing retreat!


Sacred Insight Retreats: Moroccan Magic, April 9-15, 2016 from Faith Evans-Sills on Vimeo.

We promise to let you in on all the juicy details May 1st. Click here to join our waiting list to be the first to know when registration opens. Space is limited to 10 and we know this is going to fill up quick.


My new E-Course: an introductory video


This year so far for me has been about doing a lot of painting and spending lots of time experimenting with filming painting demos as I create lessons for my new e-course 52 Paintings, starting on March 16th! As a way of introducing the course content and letting you know a bit more about all of the exciting things that Mati McDonough and I will be offering in this course I've created this introductory video, click here to watch the full 5 minute video over on Vimeo. It includes a studio visit and a guest appearance by my youngest little one Griffin!

I hope you feel the call to join us in this year long painting adventure and supportive community of artists, I'm so looking forward to inspiring each other and growing together! Click here for all of the month by month course schedule and registration information.

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