Modern Watercolor Botanicals is here!

COME CELEBRATE THE LAUNCH of Modern Watercolor Botanicals at a Dessert Reception Open house at StudioLife in Seattle.

Sarah Simon, TheMintGardener, has written a modern instructional how-to book on watercolor, and its much-anticipated arrival is finally here. She will be going on a national book & workshop tour beginning in 2020, so let’s use this evening to begin the party and celebrate Modern Watercolor Botanicals with some bubbly, dessert and a whole lot of friends!

When: Nov 14th from 6-9pm, open house Dessert Reception. 

Where: StudioLife, 5236 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105,

This event is open to the public, and we encourage you to register your name below as the first 50 people to register will receive a swag bag full of goodies from Winsor & Newton, Hahnemühle Global, Primally Pure, and many others. Submit your registration below. All friends who come will also receive a raffle ticket, with the opportunity to win some amazing giveaways during the evening.

Sarah will be signing Modern Watercolor Botanicals throughout the evening, as well as her new Coloring Book, The Plant Lady which will be out as well! If you don’t have a copy of her books pre-ordered yet, no worries – she will have extras at Studio Life available.

Local sponsors will be providing the Desserts for the evening: 

Seattle Chocolates 


Blue Box Bakery



Fleurs de Prairie Rosé

Spindrift Sparkling Water

Primally Pure




Social Creative Workshops

Blue Star Press

Penguin Random House

Teressa Johnson Studio

Kirsch Creative

Emily Drew Mash

Sarah will share a bit about this writing journey, and say a few words of thanks at 7pm, and will then follow up with a Giveaway Raffle! 

Giveaway Items will include goodies from:

Winsor & Newton

Hahnemühle Global

Primally Pure

Joyful Knotter

Sylvan Clayworks

Seattle Chocolates 


Blue Star Press

If you are one of the first 50 to register, you will be notified by email prior to the event so you can pick up your swag bag upon arrival. Limit one bag per person.


About Modern Watercolor Botanicals

Modern Watercolor Botanicals: A Creative Workshop in Watercolor, Gouache, & Ink explores the wonderful world of watercolor and introduces the modern incorporation of gouache and ink into your artistic repertoire for hours of creative engagement and enjoyment. Each botanically-based lesson offers instruction at three different skill levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Learn to paint eucalyptus wreaths, shape olive branches, detail wildflowers, tint fine-lined blooms, shade tropical leaves, and more!

Lessons in Modern Watercolor Botanicals include:

o     Instruction for three different skill levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced

o     Easy-to-understand diagrams, pictures, and instructions

o     Each lesson builds upon skills learned in the previous lessons

o     Over 100 pieces of traceable artwork, no drawing experience required

o     An innovative approach to composition and color theory, with practical application

o     Lessons that promote focus and mindfulness as you create to reduce the stress of daily life and enhance enjoyment of the artistic process

o     All you need to know to create frame-worthy masterpieces and thoughtful gifts

o     Prompts, challenges and ideas to take your creativity to the next level


Sarah’s extensive teaching experience shines in each page of Modern Watercolor Botanicals, with advice to answer the questions common to watercolor artists at all levels:

o     What tools do I need?

o     How do I mix interesting colors?

o     How do I create shape, movement, and definition in my piece?

o     How do I find my own creative style?

 Delve into Modern Watercolor Botanicals to develop your skills and form your own unique artistic approach in the world of modern watercolors!

Register here:

First 50 to register will receive and swag bag!

Name *