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May Contest Giveaway! Hooray!


I hope that all of the lovely Mom’s out there had a wonderful Mother’s day?  We had a nice gathering here – it rained so we put up a tent in the backyard but ended up being inside most of the time.  My Mom was sick and unable to attend but through the wonders of technology we were able to “Facetime” with her on my daughter-in-law’s i-pad!  My Mom was able to see her great grandkids which made her happy!May_giveaway2013_2

Hooray!  It’s time again for another giveaway at Casa Violette! Rather than keep giving away my book Journal Bliss I thought it would be nice to give away another artist’s book. This time i bought Mary Beth Shaw’s wonderful book called Flavor for Mixed Media.  I thought you would enjoy this book using a metaphor of recipes and cooking to describe mixed media art. Mary Beth uses rich layers and textures to create clever concoctions.  She even utilizes “icing” in some of her creations. How fun is that?

So in this giveaway you’ll find Mary Beth’s book, one of my prints of your choice and 6 of my “Be who you are” postcards!

I will be drawing a name on Friday May  17 rather than on Monday as Mr. G and i are going away so he can build a kayak (he’s taking a workshop) on the Oregon Coast. So if you’ll like to enter my contest please let me know what mixed media technique you would like to learn – and if you don’t want to learn anything new you can post that too!  Please post here in the comments section!

Good luck!

Love, Violette xo

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    “May Contest Giveaway! Hooray!”

    1. On May 13th, 2013 at 10:45 am angella Says:

      I love mixed media painting. I felt like I had just been born anew when I discovered it. I have learned a lot of techniques from books and e-courses. I still have so much to learn. Not sure what all the techniques are called so I cant write down a specific one.

    2. On May 13th, 2013 at 10:58 am Lisa Calvert Says:

      I would love to learn jelly printing and transferring photos. Happy Mother’s Day Violette. Love your blog!

    3. On May 13th, 2013 at 10:59 am ashley brown Says:

      I’d love to learn how to draw and shade faces! I love your techniques!!

    4. On May 13th, 2013 at 11:02 am Gillian Pearce Says:

      I would love to learn about altering books or journals. Thanks for giveaway.

    5. On May 13th, 2013 at 11:06 am Tracy Shave Says:

      Something new and unique… what that is I have no idea as I’m sure most things have been done by now but it’s a nice challenge to work to… :D Hope you are well!

    6. On May 13th, 2013 at 11:06 am Sue Says:

      I have enjoyed playing with mixed media arts, including jewelry making for a few years now, but one thing I truly want to learn and get good at is watercolor! Thank you for the chance to win Marybeth’s book. I have yours and I love it!

    7. On May 13th, 2013 at 11:07 am Debbie Says:

      I am new to the mixed media world. Want to be able to learn it all – painting techniques- working with finishes- re-purposing “stuff” like jewelry. Creating journals oh there is so much to learn :)

      Its all so new to me that I dont even know what to call some things I see!

      I am a real newby looking to re-connect with my creative self and I am so excited for this amazing journey to healing and contentment.

      Happy Spring!

    8. On May 13th, 2013 at 11:08 am Diane Moore Says:

      I would like to learn more techniques using stencils with a variety of media.

    9. On May 13th, 2013 at 11:09 am Debbie Says:

      Violette I just figured out in my new collection of Mixed Media books – Journal Bliss is in the pile! LOL Just a weee bit overwhelmed

    10. On May 13th, 2013 at 11:15 am Pauline Newton Says:

      I love to collage & use Acrylics. There is always something new i could learn. I hope i get lucky with this. xx

    11. On May 13th, 2013 at 11:18 am Poetic Dreams Says:

      Jelly prints would be nice to learn. I still say an entry to win ya book Journal Bliss would be just as exciting as this contest. No complaints from me. Both Artists are wonderful. Hope ya have a safe & wonderful trip with Mr.G.
      Hugs, Poe

    12. On May 13th, 2013 at 11:24 am Dawn Says:

      Another very generous giveaway sweetie, bless you. I would love to learn more about mono-printing (among many other techniques lol) as this intrigues me the most at the moment. Huge hugs and hope you both have a fab trip x

    13. On May 13th, 2013 at 11:30 am zura Says:

      I’d like to learn more about layering.

    14. On May 13th, 2013 at 11:35 am Sandy Mier Says:

      This books is all about two of my favorite things: food and art!! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity:)

    15. On May 13th, 2013 at 11:36 am Myra Says:

      Love. And. SO. want. :-)

    16. On May 13th, 2013 at 11:44 am Melinda Dalke Says:

      I would love to learn more about collage and transfers! Love your work!

    17. On May 13th, 2013 at 11:46 am April Lopez Says:

      I’d love to learn gelli printing and encaustic.

    18. On May 13th, 2013 at 12:05 pm Gemma maggs Says:

      I’ve only been into mixed media for about 1year and I absolutely love it, but there are so many things I still want to learn… I would love to learn more about what you can do with the melt pot. It looks like such a versatile tool. I also want to learn more on how to alter books…I just love to learn..xx

    19. On May 13th, 2013 at 12:06 pm Lisa Meier Says:

      I’m knew to this and bought some Gelatos and love them.

    20. On May 13th, 2013 at 12:10 pm Debs Pouliot Says:

      I am getting a large Gelliplate for Mother’s Day (it should arrive any day now) and have been looking at everything I can find on Gelliprinting. I would love to win your give-away so I can be further inspired by both you and MaryBeth!
      Kayake making workshop?! Bet my hubby would love that! Have fun!

    21. On May 13th, 2013 at 12:13 pm Lisa Lynn Says:

      Oohh what is a jelly print ?!?!? and how do we take a piece of art and make a decent print ? You might already have a vid on the printing. Hmmm…

      Anyhoo, a nice weekend away sounds lovely :) I love the way the two of you support each others interest <3 He can build a kayak and you can soak up lots of nature. I hope you have a wonderful time :)

      Lisa Lynn

    22. On May 13th, 2013 at 12:18 pm Sharon Solly Says:

      What a great giveaway!! I want to learn more acrylic painting techniques, especially when used with mixed media. Have a fun trip !!

    23. On May 13th, 2013 at 12:26 pm Ginny Mapes Says:

      I would like to know how to use gelli plate.

    24. On May 13th, 2013 at 12:32 pm Jackie D. Says:

      I’m new to mixed media so I’m still learning all the amazing techniques that are out there…..but if I had to pick one I would love to learn encaustic techniques to include in my work :)

    25. On May 13th, 2013 at 12:38 pm Jami Says:

      I recently took an encaustic painting workshop and am in LOVE with this medium! I can ‘t wait to buy what I need to start my own experimenting with this process.

    26. On May 13th, 2013 at 12:42 pm Mary Dean Says:

      I am always up for learning something new. I think it would be fun to try cold wax! But, what draws me to mixed media in the first place, is the variety of techniques! It’s virtually endless! Thanks for this giveaway! I’d love win.

    27. On May 13th, 2013 at 1:12 pm Anna H Says:

      Oh how exciting, I would love to win this, thanks for the chance….

    28. On May 13th, 2013 at 1:17 pm Leanne Says:

      I would love to learn more printing techniques, and more about using gelatos – they seem to be a big thing at the moment!

      Hope he has fun with the kayak – that sounds amazing!

    29. On May 13th, 2013 at 1:33 pm Susan Koopmans Says:

      I would love to learn more about watercolor paints. I use the crayons, but I still would like to learn about watery painting!

    30. On May 13th, 2013 at 1:42 pm Loretta Voth Says:

      Thanks for your generosity Violette <3! Saw something on Pinterest that I would like to experiment and learn more about melting crayons for collage backgrounds.

    31. On May 13th, 2013 at 1:43 pm linda Says:

      I’m new to journaling and have lots to learn … so hard to choose … :-)

    32. On May 13th, 2013 at 1:45 pm ruth Says:

      I would love to learn how to use watercolors!

    33. On May 13th, 2013 at 1:54 pm Chandra Says:

      I want to learn image transfer. I think it looks hard and when I read the directions I skim through and go on to something else. I have your book Journaling Bliss. Some day I’ll get the courage up to jump into it and make a page with the transferred image! :)

    34. On May 13th, 2013 at 1:56 pm Sharry Miller Says:

      I want to learn to use stencils better. I too frequently end up with blobby messes. This looks like a fun prize package – thanks for the opportunity.

    35. On May 13th, 2013 at 2:24 pm susi Says:

      I am happy just getting down and dirty with paints again. Love any new technique.

    36. On May 13th, 2013 at 2:27 pm Beth Ridenour Says:

      Putting colors together that are not commonly seen. No. 2, using a dark palette, everything I see is vibrant or pastel!

    37. On May 13th, 2013 at 2:30 pm Kimberly Salinas Says:

      I just want to say I have a lot to learn but one thing I can say I love your Art Violette. I was in the library a month ago saw your book Journal Bliss and I don’t want to give it back..but I will of course:). So this is all new to me but I love it and love trying to be creative and finding my Bliss. Thank you for making my days a little more cheerful.

    38. On May 13th, 2013 at 2:38 pm Ethel Says:

      I’m intrigued by Gelli plate printing- Looks like fun!
      Been seeing about it on Carla Sonheim’s blog….
      Your May contest giveaway would be the perfect gift for my May 20th birthday!
      Thanks for the chance to win.
      Have a good time next week!
      Love, Ethel

    39. On May 13th, 2013 at 3:19 pm LaRae Says:

      Layering, molding paste, watercolor pencils, favorite markers, sprays, stencils – I’ve been trying lots and not always thrilled with my results.

    40. On May 13th, 2013 at 5:23 pm Pam Says:

      I don’t know what kind of Mix Media I like. I’m a newbie to it all, I guess I want to learn it all. I hope my using Mix Media to heal. The past three years have been hard on me, because in the last few years I lost my home,job and I’m dealing with major depression. I want to learn it all.

      I love your drawing and I bought your book Journal Bliss, it’s better than the medicine I have to take. Oh, One thing I would like to learn is to stencil better, I want to learn how to keep the stencil into place. So, anyways thank you for this opportunity!!!!

    41. On May 13th, 2013 at 6:00 pm Gini Cooper Says:

      I’d Love To Learn More About PhotoTransfers Using Gel Mediums. Also Would Like To Learn Moyer AboutThe Different Mediums In General. Thanks For sweet Giveaway!

    42. On May 13th, 2013 at 6:16 pm Diana Says:

      What a great giveaway! Hmm — I’d like to learn more about transfers and making transparencies, and techniques involving citrasolve (which I recently obtained a bottle of).

    43. On May 13th, 2013 at 6:54 pm Karen E Says:

      I love your book “Journal Bliss”, and have used it in my classroom, and another book to experiment with my kiddos with would be great! We are always open to learning new techniques.

      Karen E

    44. On May 13th, 2013 at 8:25 pm maria salem Says:

      I can’t wait for the summer to dive into mixed media journaling!! It looks like so much fun!! Thank you for inspirational art!!

    45. On May 13th, 2013 at 8:30 pm Sandy Says:

      I have started to learn how to collage and want to learn how to make altered books. Thanks for the give away!!!

    46. On May 13th, 2013 at 8:38 pm Kym Says:

      Hi Violette ! I would like to learn how to use plaster on an art board for painting, for dimension and textures . Thanks for a fun contest.

    47. On May 14th, 2013 at 12:00 am Bec Clarke Says:

      I want to know a bit more about Watercolours, I love them, have them but have no idea where to start.

    48. On May 14th, 2013 at 1:33 am Liselotte Svenningsen Says:

      I would like to learn how to use stensils and pictures in a painting.

    49. On May 14th, 2013 at 7:18 am Mellie Za Says:

      I am a little on the new side with mixed media art so I have A LOT to learn! I would love to learn anything and everything!! I love your work!

    50. On May 14th, 2013 at 11:32 am Wendy @ the Late Start Studio Says:

      What a generous heart you have Violette . . . I’d even pay postage!

    51. On May 14th, 2013 at 12:51 pm janet mckean Says:

      I am new to mixed media art — I can’t even draw, but from scrapbooking and making books, I know I can learn how to do so much more in the ever amazing, unlimited world of art; I would love to take classes, and will be searching for some upon my retirement next month! I would love to win any book… thank you.

    52. On May 15th, 2013 at 5:34 am Chelsey Velilla Says:

      After watching a tutorial DVD with Claudine Hellmuth…I’m dying to learn more about beeswax collage! It looks simple, but I’m sure there are some tricks to making it work well.

    53. On May 15th, 2013 at 7:32 am Harineke Says:


      I don’t hace anything specific that I want to learn.
      I love all the things your share with us….your book, your video’s.
      All so the video’s about your hour house, studio and car are very inspirational. So keep them coming.

      Wish you a wonderfull inspiring day,

    54. On May 15th, 2013 at 9:31 am Violette's Creative Juice » Blog Archive » Marbles, Scrutineering and a Contest! Says:

      [...] you haven’t already done so please enter my May contest by checking out this blogpost!  You can win some fun stuff including the book “Flavor for Mixed Media” by Mary Beth [...]

    55. On May 15th, 2013 at 12:09 pm upstatelisa Says:

      I would love to learn just how to find big chunks of time in my day to play!!! I can’t get much done

    56. On May 15th, 2013 at 12:47 pm Sigga Dis Says:

      So nice of you, how nice it would be to win. I love mixed media and always looking for something new I can learn. Have a beautiful day :-)

    57. On May 15th, 2013 at 10:14 pm Ruth Mendoza Says:

      I would love to learn to put collages together using your techniques!

    58. On May 16th, 2013 at 4:24 pm Sheila Says:

      I want to learn it all,,,,I’m just starting this mixed media journey so I want to learn all that I can, any hints, any tricks and thing that will make my pages come to life.
      Good luck all……
      I’m setting my intentions on winning this book YAY!!!!

    59. On May 16th, 2013 at 5:07 pm Annie H Says:

      I’d love to learn photo transfer techniques with gel mediums and packing tape. Thank you for another chance to win some of your great art!!! And the book sounds great too!! :)

    60. On May 16th, 2013 at 5:24 pm Ellie n Says:

      I love art, I enjoy learning new techniques and enjoy viewing others’ artful creations!

    61. On May 17th, 2013 at 11:40 am Violette's Creative Juice » Blog Archive » Hooray! A May Winner for my contest! Says:

      [...] Chelsey Velilla of Swirl Girl Studio! You are the winner of my May contest giveaway!  You’ll be getting Mary Beth Shaw’s book Flavor for Mixed Meida along with a few other [...]

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