Back to Back Issues Page
Great News from Cheryl at Earmark Studio
June 04, 2013

Build Your Skills One Brush Stroke at a Time!

Hello to all my wonderful painting friends.

As cold as it's been, summer really is on the way. That means that the studio is now winding down for the summer months. I want to thank you for making the Fall / Winter / Spring workshops such great fun. And thank you for your continued support.

I'll be adding new projects for the Fall / Winter schedule over the summer months. So visit the site often! And if you have a specific project idea, send it to me. I love your project ideas!


(But don't worry; I'm still painting and teaching!)

Those of you who know me and have painted with me for many years, know that I am on my way to losing the excess pounds I've carried for so long. I'm doing it very slowly and it's a way of life for me, which fits with who I am. I'm finally at peace with my body just as it is, in the present moment. And I've finally done away with my inner critic. I'm down 26 pounds from my heaviest and still counting down. Woot! Woot!

Because of my years of experience with this personal struggle I know the pain and shame of being overweight and not being happy in that state. I'm not saying everyone feels the way I did but I know plenty who do. So because of my empathy and the fact that I'm walking my talk, it's become my desire in life to help others on their health and wellness journeys.

In the beginning of March of this year I started a 7 month-long course studying life coaching. My niche is health and wellness, specifically dealing with men and women who want to achieve and maintain a significant weight loss. At the end of this intensive and demanding course I will be a Certified Coach. At which point I will go on to work toward becoming a Master Coach.

I'm studying with the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). It is the first, and still the only, International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited school to include in their standard curriculum, all of the training needed to qualify as a masterful coach.

In the meantime, in order to become certified, I must coach 10 people by providing a complimentary 1 hour coaching session to each person. This is where I need your help. Will you volunteer to be my client for a free 1 hour coaching session? It doesn't have to be about weight loss, it can be about career changes, life changes, transitions, specific goals and unfulfilled dreams... anywhere at all where you want to improve your life or career. It would be a great service to me. And the best part? The complimentary sessions are free of charge.

And you will learn more about what coaching is and how it can help move your life forward. If you like the experience and can see ways in which coaching could help you, I would be pleased to sign you on as a client for additional sessions at a very reduced rate. No obligations of course!

All sessions are done over the phone and your privacy is completely protected. I will send you an information package before we begin our coaching calls so you know exactly what to expect. If you're interested please e-mail me at with COACHING in the subject line.

You would be helping me greatly and I would love to be of service to you.


I'm so excited to let you know that PaintWorks magazine will be featuring a mixed media project that's done on a lovely set of coasters! It's a new design I created featuring dragonflies and it uses gorgeous colours, textures and layers. A great way to play with paints! Look for the August 2013 issue, which goes on sale June 18th, 2013.

The design was inspired by a much larger painting entitled "On Gossamer Wings" which you can see here at Fine Art America.

The second design has been accepted by a relatively new magazine called Paint It…today. This publication features many quick and easy projects with tons of tips and techniques for beginners.

In the next issue I'll be doing some really funky collage art mirrors. I use paints, torn papers, texture and found objects and much more. You'll love it. Get some friends together for a fun afternoon of playtime for grown ups and teens! The June / July issue went on sale May 21, 2013.

And just a little heads up, there are 2 more designs that have been accepted! More on that in the next newsletter!

Have a great summer everyone!

As always, I wish you the very best!

Cheryl Poulin

Oh, and if you like this newsletter, by all means share it with all your painting friends! Here's where they can sign up for the free e-zine!


Comments? Burning questions? Ideas? Feedback?

Come on let me have it! I’d love to hear from you.

Just reply to this e-zine and tell me what you think…maybe you’d even like to share a tip to be mentioned in an upcoming issue!

Back to Back Issues Page