Holiday Postcard Exchange

Hello dear Friend,

Happy Holidays Season to you and your family!

Do you remember those days, when your mail box (I mean the real one) was filled not only with junk mail and bills, but also with real letters from family and friends. It was especially exciting during holiday season! As a child I was waiting for mailman to bring daily mail, because of postcards. It was fun to open the envelope and take out the card, look on the design and read hand written greetings. Those times now are pretty much over and most of the greetings we get electronically. I personally miss those old days and if you are like me, I hope you will like Holiday Postcard Exchange, especially handmade one!

To participate – Sign up below.

By signing up you promise to send your partner a handmade (by you) postcard for Holidays, not later then December 10. As simple as that! You will get a postcard from your assigned partner too! How fun!

L a s t  d a y  to sign up – November 30

Sign Up for Postcard Exchange:

* indicates required

How it works:

After you signed up, you will be automatically added to the “Partners List”. Random generator will help me to assign a partner for you.

On December 3rd I will send you an email (to the email address you signed up with) with the name and email address of your partner. Your partner will receive your name and your email address as well. Then you can contact each other and exchange your addresses.

* Please make sure to add to “Contact List” in your email right away. You really have to do it, even if you got my previous emails, this is the only way to insure you will get it in your Inbox. (you can google “how to add email to contact list to …. (insert your email provider)

Have fun!

  • Please share with us the postcard you received – post it in our FB group HERE
  • please wait at least a week after you sent out yours before posting it. Let it be a surprise for your partner.

This activity is based on trust between you and your partner. All the communication regarding this exchange is between you and your partner only


Art Bundle For Good is finally here!


Hi guys, if you are looking for great art classes for affordable price – check it out:

🎉 100 art courses for $97 ONLY! (It makes each lesson just a few pennies! That’s not a mistype 🙂 )

All the courses are self paced with immediate access!

❤️ More information here:

( I’m contributing my class there too! And when you purchase through my link I get rewarded 🙂. Thank you! )



Art Bundle For Good #3

This year I’m contributing “Monochrome Love” e-course for Art Bundle For Good #3.

The bundle includes 100 art related resources, such as art lessons and art business related products. The value is about $4,000 and it will be available for purchase for $97 only starting Thursday, November 8th (make sure to come back around noon EST that for details )


The best part – you can win it! To enter the raffle is absolutely free and very simple –  click HERE

Good luck!

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Thanksgiving Bundle


It happens only once a year and will be available for sale only for a week!

Thanksgiving Bundle is a collaboration of 5 artists: Annie Hamman, Renata Loree, Katrina Koltes, Jeanne-Marie Webb and myself! This is our way to thank you for your love and support and offer you instant access to 8 workshops for affordable price!

The price is reduced from $490 to $147! which makes it just about $18 per each workshop!

What is even better, that we are giving away 100 spots with additional $10 off coupon  (20 coupons per each participating artist). To insure you get the coupon – contact artists via their websites/emails/pm/dm . Pre-registration is closing October 9th, 2018.

The registration opens Wednesday, October 10 at noon, EST.

Happy Holidays! <3

Update: Congratulations Karin Ketterson Robinson, you won $25! Please check your email, associated with PayPal.

The Key to Happiness – September auction

Our auction is now open and many beautiful artworks available for bidding!

Please visit our auction HERE

Participating artists: Bianca Art (Bianca Garcia), Lucy Chen, Robynne Engel Pirkle, Lora Murphy, Lara Provost, PiaRom, Emma Petitt  and  yours truly-Olga Furman.


I’m offering three original paintings on paper. Two of them have bids already (Thank you!) and one is still waiting 🙂1537413970953.JPEG 

Auction is open till September 20, 3:00 PM, unless there are Bidding Wars:





Paint Your Heart and Soul 2019 – Registration is now open!

Hello dear art Friend,

I’m very excited to present you with Larger, Better and Improved edition – PYHaS2019!

I’m over the moon happy to host this amazing course for another year and absolutely thrilled to introduce to you our brilliant, talented, extraordinary Artists, who will be teaching in PYHaS2019! Click HERE to find out details!


In PYHaS2019 we added more lessons to our curriculum, based on academic knowledge, such as: Color Theory, Proportions, Composition and Values (shading)!

But I also wanted to keep Paint Your Heart and Soul enjoyable and relaxing, so lessons are not dependent on each other and you have the freedom to complete lessons in any order. Many students pointed out that this was very important. As a result, PYHaS 2019 is a good mix of academic studies and creative fun!

Our main focus stays on Portraits and Figures: woman, man, children! however students asked for more lessons on a variety of subject matters, and I couldn’t agree more – we need them all to create visual stories! In PYHaS2019 we have more instructors, which means even more lessons, including lessons on painting beautiful landscapes and flowers, pets and other subjects!

For the first time in three years, PYHaS has a theme, or better to say a goal – get loose and expressive! Our wonderful instructors will show you step-by-step how to achieve it!

The price is over 90% off from the value of the course! Only $99 for 55 lessons at least! What???? That’s right! it is less then $2 per lesson while Early Bird offer is still on! (available for limited time only)

For more information about this remarkable course and

to register click HERE


GIVEAWAY – Closed.

We are giving away 28 FREE spots to 28 lucky winners!

One FREE spot per artist-instructor. The raffles for giveaways start next week!

To find  out more about our artist-instructors and their schedule for the raffles – please click HERE

I’m giving away one FREE spot on October 12th, 2018 – Closed.

Congratulations Biruta Moroz for winning a FREE spot in my raffle!!! 

All you have to do is:

  1. Share the link below (copy-paste it) with a picture at the bottom (copy image-paste):

     2. Comment where did you shared (to comment scroll up and click “Add comment” on your left)

  • Each time you share on different social media or on different day – please comment and I will add you to the draw as many times as you shared
  • If you bought the course and won a free spot – we will refund you 100%

Good luck! The winner will be announce on October 12th – please come back to check it out!


Thank you for stopping by!

I hope you will join us!

Olga <3



Family vacation in Italy

While growing up in Russia, I could have never dreamed that one day I would be able to visit different countries. Italy was always one I was dreaming about.

As a teenager, I was a big fan of Toto Cutugno, who was very popular in Russia at the time. I had a record which I played a million times and fell in love with the sound of Italian language.

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Some dreams fortunately do come true. The amount of inspiration is just overwhelming! The architecture, sculptures, fresco paintings are literally breathtaking! The countryside with happy flying colorful bugs in meadows full of flowers made my heart sing to the tunes of Verdi and Puccini! The fashion and even food (especially gelatto for me!) – everything there was calling for a paint brush!

News from my studio

Our vacation ended up just in time to get ready for the upcoming Semiannual Sale event with Heartful Soul Artists Collecive.

This month we will be offering original art which was overlooked and didn’t find its home during our monthly auctions this year. This is a great opportunity to become an  owner of an original piece of art for a discounted price.

I will be offering one painting only, which is now available for the “buy it now” price.

“A Visitor” original mixed painting on paper
Size: 14”x17” paper
Original Price: $300 (price will be reduced on July 24th NOON EST

Shipping US: $25 (insured), Shipping INT: $35


Other news

My colleague and friend, Galia Alena, is holding a collaborative course called Creative Retreat. If you have never heard about this course I would recommend to check it out HERE, it’s a lot of fun!

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Happy Mother’s Day!

I painted this Angel a while ago and tried to film the process. Eventually my camera decided to record selectively or the Angel wasn’t in the mood for posing… At least it recorded a pretty cool background (well, this is what I think, pretty cool background, yea  ).
I hope this little video will inspire you and you will give a try to create an Angel too.
* I forgot to mute it, so it sounds like a crazy bird on the background – turn off the volume and turn on your favorite music while watching it 🙂

 Happy upcoming Mother’s Day! 



New workshop starts in 48 hours!

Our new online workshop “Around The World Through Art” starts Thursday, April 26! If you love to travel and art makes you feel good – this course is definitely for you!

I already saw most of the lessons, and they are amazing! Here is just a few examples of what we will be creating – check it out!

For more information about our artist-instructors and what countries we will be “visiting”, click HERE

I hope you will join us! Let’s “travel” and create together!




Around The World Through Art – new collaborative course open for registration!


Exciting news!!!

A new collaborative course, called

Around The World Through Art

is now open for registration!

I was nursing the idea for a couple of years now. I love to travel and get inspired by colors, patterns, designs, architecture, folk art and costumes of different cultures! I’m over the moon excited to bring to you course, inspired by all the above!



I’m very lucky to have amazing artists instructors from all over the world, who joined me to teach this course, and I hope you will get inspired and will join us too!

The best news – is that the course is now on Early Bird SALE

Join before April 12th and save $30 from regular price! For more information click HERE

We have 14 FREE Spots in this course to give away to 14 lucky winners! Yay!!!

Click HERE to find out when each of the artist instructors is holding theirs raffle.


Congratulations to Kimberly M – I’m looking forward to see you in class! <3

I’m excited to be able to give a  FREE “ticket” to our creative adventure too!

To enter the draw do the following:

  1. Share this course on one (or more) of your social channels: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. Please use the IMAGE ABOVE and this link:

2. Leave a comment (click on “comments”),  where you shared and each time you share, I will enter your name again into the draw.

The giveaway is cross posted on my social media.

The winner will be announced on February 16 here, on my blog.

If you already bought the course and win a spot – we will 100% refund you!

Thank you so much for spreading the world and good luck!