Workshop Assistant Position Accepting Applications


Each month I offer a one day workshop on Saturday in my studio here in beautiful Coquitlam, British Columbia with workshop participants coming far and wide and enjoying my enthusiasm, knowledge, and guided structure to support them in getting creative making abstract paintings with acrylics and mixed media. Until now, I think it’s been about 8 years, I’ve been doing the marketing, registration, teaching, and all the other details required to make these events run on my own. It’s now time reach out and receive support around this. Long story short, I am looking to hire an assistant to help with workshops. Here’s the low down… Most work can be done from home on your computer with an internet connection, except once a month when I’d need you to come in and be there to help support me run the workshop. Workshops run the last Saturday of every month in Coquitlam and are listed here:

Here’s the low down… Most work can be done from home on your computer with an internet connection, except once a month when I’d need you to come in and be here in person to help support me run the workshop. Workshops run the last Saturday of every month in Coquitlam and are listed here: .

Payment is hourly and based on your technical abilities. The ideal candidate is marketing savy, uses a Mac and knows Pages, can edit pictures and video, is comfortable posting on social media (wordpress blog, tumblr, linked in, twitter, instagram, flikr, youtube and facebook), is great with organization and details, gets tasks complete in a timely and efficient manner, understands the heart and value of what I offer, can work independently, can be in Coquitlam once a month on Saturday, and truly wants to help out and support this process. This position is contract, paid hourly, and approximately 20 hrs/month.

Workshop Assistant – Tasks Involved

Marketing/Advertising for monthly live workshops in Coquitlam – brainstorm new ideas ways to market and fill the workshop. I would add/ allot an hour strategy planning meeting together around this to come up with ideas to market the workshops, this could be on skype or phone. Goal: to fill workshop 12-20 people/each month.  8 minimum.

Workshop Registration – Respond to intake/questions/create receipt in Pages (I have a template)/keep track of class list/class member information (phone/address/email)/email them pre-workshop handouts/materials list. Goal: to take care of registration & keep track of participants.

Workshop assistance–  print handouts/ take photos & video during workshop/ clean and tidy up water for Deb and for students, brushes/give out papertowel and tools/give out hand out handouts/ sweep studio/ get tea & snacks for students/ tidy up/ type out endorsements/ mail Pebeo feedback/ download and send Pebeo pictures per their requirements/Post pictures  and comments to social media (Deb system 9 sites – I would go through this with you  – it’s easy)/ record video  and download  for Youtubepromo purposes/ send HK any new newsletter sign ups/ upload photos & video, edit as required/ handout sheet with other workshops available/ Share about affiliate program $25/per person. Note – assistant would not be participating/painting during the workshop time. Goal: is to support Deb behind the scenes with admin and housekeeping during the workshop while she teaches.

To apply if we’ve never met and you’ve never taken one of my workshops, please send me a video of yourself in 3 minutes or less telling me why you’d be perfect for this job. If we already know each other, you’ve taken one or more of my workshops, please send me an email and let me know 1) why you want to help me and 2) why I should choose you.  Thank you!

New Yoga Girl fleece blanket!


Excited to share this new item now available in my Yoga Girl store… Enjoy your ultimate savasana experience with this Yoga Girl one-of-a-kind fleece blanket. On sale this week for 15% off with code: STPADDYPARTY

Painting Party at Expedia!


Corporate painting party this week at Expedia. I was just blown away with this group – they were open minded, passionate, amazingly confident and fearless with painting and a pleasure to work with! Thank you for bringing me in.

Three new paintings: Posh Pears Posted

These new collage paintings were created with some beautiful airmail/postage theme collage papers I received for Christmas and they seemed to join beautifully with the pears. Then, as I began to create, I remembered sometime in my childhood, my family receiving a box of specially packaged pears. They seemed posh. So did these collage paintings – hence the name.

Posh Pears Posted i,ii & iii 9” x 12” (c) Deb Chaney 2017 Collage and Mixed Media on Paper Originals, Prints, and Giclees now available:

Yoga Girls being made in the Studio today…


I don’t know if you know, but I have a wonderful e-commerce store offering variety of products ranging from watches to leggings, from postage stamps to clocks, all inspired by my Original Yoga Girl Paintings. I am absolutely in love with this Zazzle Store because it enables me to add new products regularly, give my friends discounts – I post these on the Yoga Girls Facebook Fanpage – and also to share some of my favorite items on Pinterest.

The other awesome thing about this Yoga Girl Paintings product store (yikes that’s a mouthful!), is every time someone purchases a Yoga Girl product, I get even more inspired to go into the studio and create and make new yoga girl paintings!

This morning, I hopped out of bed to see if the ground layer for a few new Yoga Girl paintings were dry, and I began to add the next layer. This picture is your sneak peak into the studio and to see the ‘Girls’ in production! Thanks for stopping by here and thank you for visiting my store:

Yoga Girls Products Zazzle Store

Create! Magazine Featured Artist Spring 2017


I’m honored to have my artwork selected for Create! Magazine’s Spring 2017 issue curated by Bridgette Mayer !

See selected artworks will in print and on social media: Instagram,  facebook  and twitter.

Stay tuned for the print issue launch and more!

Curious & looking forward to seeing fabulous work from the other selected Artists:

Alex Achaval
Estabrak Al-Ansari
Hratch Babikian
Allen Bentley
Kristy Blackwell
Celan Bouillet
Jenny Brown
Jason Bryant
Paula Cahill
Deb Chaney
Valerie Coursen
Taylor Cox
Tiffany Lynn Cuffley
Ian Decker
Ellen Dieter
Kirby Fredendall
Phyllis Gorsen
Lisa Haskell
Sisavanh Houghton
Kristy Hughes
Lori Hyland
Michele Kishita
Wen Liu
Songnyeo Lyoo
Larry Madrigal
Erin McIntosh
Peter Joseph Hoffecker Mejia
Meech Miyagi
Heidi Nam
Sarah Nguyen
Jenniffer Omaitz
Geoffrey Palenik
Nathan Pankratz
Daisy Patton
Emanuel Pavao
Maryanne Pollock
Donna Quinn
Chelsea Revelle
Lynn Rybicki
Claudia Sbrissa
Molly c Scannell
Jane Schiowitz
Kathran Siegel
Rita Siemienski Smith
Seona Sommer
Kathleen Spicer
Sylvie van Helden
Andrea Warren
Jennifer Whitten
Kate Zelazny

3 Tricks on How to Stay Connected & Inspired

One of the tricks about living a consciously creative life is knowing how to stay connected and inspired. How do we do this?

I’ve noticed when I lose my connection to *Source I am often choosing negative thoughts, focussing on what’s not working in my life, or blaming other people or circumstances for what’s not working. I tend to feel separate and stop taking responsibility for myself. Then, possibly as a product of these choices, I may lose the inspiration to be creative.

Yup, being positive, consciously focussing on what IS working, what I’m grateful for, and taking responsibility for my life actually supports me to stay connected to Source and also supports my creativity. But the trick is, how do we stay in that positive place?

I want to share three tricks with you here, that I use on a regular basis, to get back into that feeling good place where I can get into my creative groove and continue creating my awesome life:

1. Comedy. Lately I’ve been watching stand up comedy. For example, I’m a fan of Russel Peters – my favourite skit is when his Dad tells him they are going to become ‘Real Canadians’. Anything that gets me laughing out loud is the ticket here, for me.

2. Dancing. My quick trick is to pick a good dance song, such as Pharrell Williams ‘Happy’ and type that into YouTube with the world ‘playlist’. Then dance along. This is a sure way to convert a bad mood into a better one, especially if you do weird varieties of dancing!

3. Creative Imagining. I get my journal and write out a pretend scenario about all the things that I would like to be true right now and ask myself how I would feel. For example,  I imagine I own a brand new hybrid SUV with 4 wheel drive (hence the image topping this blog post!) and a pair of new snowshoes. Then I focus on the feeling I would have if I had these things now; independence, mobility, freedom, joy, happiness, and adventure… and focus on feeling those feelings now. I also imagine myself driving the car and going for a hike in this new snow with my fabulous new snow shoes!

I really recommend finding out your own top 3 tricks to go from mad or sad to good and glad, so you can feel good, and go and make some art!

In support of your continuous connection & inspiration!


*Source= God, Higher Power, The Universe, All That Is, etc…

#stayconnected #stayinspired #creativelife

Painting shown above is ‘Rhapsodia’, 9” x 12” Mixed Media on Loose Canvas © Deb Chaney 2017. This painting involves the rhythms and tides of painterly gestures and sacred geometry. Its about holding still within and allowing Source Energy to work through us to support us in easily manifesting our dreams and desires. Original, Prints & Giclees Available for purchase here:….


A possibility of extra income for you!

febfundamentalsworkshop2017_imageHello friends living in the Lower Mainland of BC! If you are interested in earning some extra money each month I am now offering $25 per sign up, to you, if you refer someone who registers for one of my workshops. Here’s the current workshop flyer image for February. All the workshops and registration information are also listed at Pls email me if you have any questions. Thank you.