Art Journal Jam and Snowy days at the Magic Cottage

Hello everyone! I hope this post finds you in good health and a happy mood!


We had another art journal jam yesterday and what fun we had! What a fabulous group of women we have attending!  Maybe next time we’ll have a guy join us – there was a young fellow who looked on with curiosity while we were creating so he said he might come along next month.  


Here are the ladies hard at PLAY! If you look closely you can see a couple of balls of yarn – one woman was crocheting and another one knitting.  One attendee – Debbie was unravelling a mess of yarn for Joanne who was knitting a cap for homeless folks in Vancouver.  Most people were working on Art Journal pages.  The art journal jams have evolved into an electric joyful atmosphere where creative community flourishes. It’s been so wonderful to watch friendships blossoming, sharing of ideas, swaps and kind acts occurring.

Snow at the magic cottage


We don’t usually get much snow in my neck of the woods – Surrey, B.C. so when we do get it – there’s lots of excitement!  Here’s a shot of the dragonfly laden down with snow.  I can tell that we will need to revamp him again this summer!


The Backyard – the Creative Juice sign and guardian crow covered in snow!


I thought this little birdhouse with a poof of snow on it looked like a Marie Antoinette birdhouse no?


I snapped this little selfie with my i-pad – can you say awkward? Since Mr. G wasn’t around to take my photo i did it myself holding the i-pad out at arms length Smile. I needed MUCH longer arms!


I had a car decal made to promote my business and help you get your business mojo backLooks pretty doesn’t it? It’s perforated with holes so you can see the pretty image and yet still see through the window – in theory that is. Unfortunately because of the angle of my back window I am unable to see through the window – well i can see but it’s like looking through fog.  So I am going to have to get it removed Sad smile. Hopefully we can come up with another solution!

I have been busy taking Mindy Lacefield’s online class called “Neat Stuff” – a fun mixed media class on capturing the stuff of our youth that made us happy. I’ll let you see what I come up with next week.

Love Violette xo

4 Comments on Art Journal Jam and Snowy days at the Magic Cottage

  1. Suzana
    February 26, 2014 at 2:06 pm (6 years ago)

    Art Journal Jam looks like so much fun!
    I imagine it’s quite chilly but the snow all over your colourful creations looks magical, Violette! 🙂

    • admin
      February 27, 2014 at 3:44 pm (6 years ago)

      It is Suzana – i hope you do one one day as well.
      Thanks – snow makes everything look pretty!
      Love, Violette

  2. Wendy @ the Late Start Studio
    February 27, 2014 at 9:43 am (6 years ago)

    Snow make everything look magical.

    Great to see the journal jams going so well Violette. Today I’ll be facilitating a little jamming of my own. . . . I get to play wth some colleagues at work!

    • admin
      February 27, 2014 at 3:44 pm (6 years ago)

      It does doesn’t it Wendy? Oh – so much fun – are you doing an art journal jam or a craft day for your colleagues? Let us know how it goes! Have fun!
      Love violette


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