Art Journal Summer School Giveaway Contest closed!



We have a winner – Roc – congratulations you win the spot on Art Journal Summer school. Thank you so much to all of you who took the time to leave a comment xo  So sorry i couldn’t give you all a spot.

You’ve probably heard by now about the latest art journal workshop! Yay!!!  Marieke Blokland is gifting all of the teachers with one spot to giveaway to the Art Journal Summer School. How fun is that?


If you would like to know more about this awesome Art Journal Summer School please click here.  In this fun online summer school workshop you’ll have access to 11 teachers – I am so thrilled to be one of them!  Just a little hint……….my workshop will include Quirky faces!

In order to enter the contest to win a spot for this summer school please leave me a comment here about whether or not you are going away on holidays this summer (or winter) and if you plan on bringing art supplies. I hope you do!

I’ll be drawing a winner on Friday June 5 at 9 am PST.  Good Luck everyone!

Love, Violette xo


125 Comments on Art Journal Summer School Giveaway Contest closed!

  1. Kim
    May 29, 2015 at 10:24 am (5 years ago)

    I have been slowly trying to pare down what I take when I go on trips. I took one trip a couple of years ago where I did all right, but I was missing things I didn’t pack. Usually I over-pack and don’t use most of what I take! This summer I’m going to be going on a few short jaunts to the coast, and I am hoping to perfect my art supply packing. Wish me luck! 😀

  2. Cristin
    May 29, 2015 at 10:25 am (5 years ago)

    Hi Violette! I’m going to be staying pretty close to home this summer but that doesnt mean I won’t be taking some art supplies out to my favorite hiking spot! Its in a conservation area overlooking the Missouri river. It is so peaceful there.

    Thank you so much for the opportunity, I would love the chance to participate!

  3. Wendy Fedan
    May 29, 2015 at 10:27 am (5 years ago)

    Hoping to go visit my family in North Carolina with the kids right after they get out of school. I only get to visit home once a year if I’m lucky – hoping nothing gets in the way this year! I always bring markers and paper on trips because the kids get in random creative moods! And I always have to bring my journal to sketch and write in during the trip!

  4. bettyann
    May 29, 2015 at 10:27 am (5 years ago)

    We aren’t going away this summer..settling Mom’s estate and seeing grandchildren. I am trying to get back to creativity Thank you for the generous giveaway.

  5. Diana Schmied
    May 29, 2015 at 10:28 am (5 years ago)

    I so need to get back into some regular creative time!

  6. Heather
    May 29, 2015 at 10:29 am (5 years ago)

    I was supposed to go to a wedding a couple weeks ago, but that fell through (the trip, not the wedding). So I don’t have any vacations planned at all. I actually haven’t been on vacation since a trip to Newfoundland in about 1996, so… But hoping, dreaming…

  7. Kelaine
    May 29, 2015 at 10:37 am (5 years ago)

    Trapped at home this summer. I look longingly at my passport and dream of adventures.

  8. Tracy
    May 29, 2015 at 10:38 am (5 years ago)

    Going away to the lake – definitely bringing art supplies with me! Art journalling is way overdue!

  9. upstatelisa
    May 29, 2015 at 10:38 am (5 years ago)

    Yes! I have several trips planned… probably will bring my sketchbook! but I know I WILL buy art supplies on my travels (I always do!) Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Debbie Clauer
    May 29, 2015 at 10:39 am (5 years ago)

    My two older daughter took me on a week long cruise for Mother’s Day. I did not take any art supplies. I will be in Texas later this summer. I usually don’t take any art stuff with me, but always buy some there.

  11. Lisa Beaulieu
    May 29, 2015 at 10:44 am (5 years ago)

    No trips in summer for me. I have a elderly dog who cannot bear heat. Staying home and creating, and waiting for the fall to visit a nice cool breezy beach. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway, everyone else, happy travels.

  12. Jacque
    May 29, 2015 at 10:48 am (5 years ago)

    I will be going to Tucson for three weeks in June to visit my son and his family for the first time in six years! I will be babysitting the kids for one week and we will definitely create art every day. I thought illustrating a handmade book would be fun. I am so excited!

  13. Fran
    May 29, 2015 at 10:49 am (5 years ago)

    No plans as of yet .. but we do lots of little mini vacays! I always have the best intentions to journal my experiences but am not very successful. I make things too complicated!! Everything in a little cosmetic bag?? Count me in!

  14. Linda Epstein
    May 29, 2015 at 10:51 am (5 years ago)

    Since my hubby has been out of work for over 2 yrs., we’re not planning a vacation, at this time. My vacation will be walking or driving around the neighborhood to the parks or the beach for some relaxation. This is a very nice giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to try for it…….Linda E.

  15. Susie Morris
    May 29, 2015 at 10:52 am (5 years ago)

    I wish I could go a away to play with my friends at an art retreat but, I have to work. But, with online classes, it gives me something to look forward to at the end of the day.

  16. Heidi Neufeld
    May 29, 2015 at 10:53 am (5 years ago)

    My summer job is my vacation. I am an A&C specialist at a sleepaway camp for 18 years. I get to journal et al all summer with the kids. But I bring my personal rolling cart of art supplies because I never know what is going to inspire me so I bring everything. I am gone for 9 weeks and it is fabulous.

  17. Jen Riley
    May 29, 2015 at 10:53 am (5 years ago)

    I’m going to a creativity retreat lead by Jill Badonsky in Taos, New Mexico in July at the Mable Dodge Luan House. There will definitely be art involved! I am so excited! !

  18. Toni Leli
    May 29, 2015 at 10:55 am (5 years ago)

    I retired to Florida but still have family in Chicago. I go for a week every summer and I plan to bring art supplies and Zentangle supplies on the plane with me!

  19. Maya
    May 29, 2015 at 10:58 am (5 years ago)

    I’n going to Iceland this summer and suplies have to be small and light…going walking but I want to make some art too in the evenings…it won’t get dark so there should be time…..

  20. Cathe
    May 29, 2015 at 11:01 am (5 years ago)

    We have a motorhome and go to the mountains every 2 weeks. Hubby fishes and I do art projects. Am having surgery on my left ankle on June 1st, so will be down and left to doing art. I always bring too much.

  21. Julie Frokjer
    May 29, 2015 at 11:01 am (5 years ago)

    No vacation get aways this year but I will be spending time in the patio with my art journal and supplies. Thanks for the chance to win.

  22. Elvia B
    May 29, 2015 at 11:03 am (5 years ago)

    I plan on visiting Universal Studios in Florida in July, first thing I do is start packing my art supplies and camera….Who travels without art supplies?

  23. Bunny Sparkles
    May 29, 2015 at 11:08 am (5 years ago)

    Hi Violette! This course looks like soooo much fun! And what a great teacher line up! I am not going on vacation, but love the idea of a portable art kit and quick projects. I like to take a few art supplies with me just about any time I leave the house. 🙂 xo

  24. Jenny messerle
    May 29, 2015 at 11:28 am (5 years ago)

    yes, please enter me in your drawing for a free spot in this amazing class. I would love to learn how to incorporate art journaling when traveling.have a blessed day. Love, jenny

  25. Laurie
    May 29, 2015 at 11:31 am (5 years ago)

    I am planning to do become a tourist in my city and surrounding communities. I want to spend time with family and friends. My sketchbook and camera will accompany me on most outings.

  26. Carla
    May 29, 2015 at 11:51 am (5 years ago)

    I always pack a large bag with art supplies when going on holiday. This art journal summer school I will do at home because we usely go on vacation off season. Looking forward to your lesson. Will be fun summer weeks

  27. roc
    May 29, 2015 at 11:51 am (5 years ago)

    no vacations for me except a “staycation”. i’m getting a dog over the summer so i’ll have my time spent between spending time with him and being in my art room.

    • admin
      June 5, 2015 at 9:05 am (5 years ago)

      Hooray – Roc – you are the winner of a spot in Art Journal Summer school! Please send me your e-mail info so i can forward it to Marieke!

      Love Violette

  28. Margaret S
    May 29, 2015 at 12:03 pm (5 years ago)

    I already have a mini bag…ready to go…filled with pencils, brushes and a mixed media journal. I can find inpiration everywhere…a leaf or a crack in the sidewalk! Love to to captures memories.

  29. Hobby
    May 29, 2015 at 12:06 pm (5 years ago)

    Hi Violette! I’m taking several mini vacay’s this summer. One is an art retreat I’m leading at a river house on the Rappahannock here in VA. I’m going to the Neptune Festival in VA Beach where they’ll have music and huge sandcastles by sand artists. And I’ll be doing Grandma Camp with my Little in August, which is going to be a week of art projects and outdoor pool play. So, hope I’m a winner so I can do all this and not run out of ideas!!!! ~Hobby ***Good luck Everyone!***

  30. Eydie
    May 29, 2015 at 12:18 pm (5 years ago)

    I would be honored to win a spot in the summer art journal. I am so in need of some CREATIVE ME TIME.
    Love and light to you, Violette.

  31. Gill K
    May 29, 2015 at 12:18 pm (5 years ago)

    I live in England & will be going to Cornwall for a week in June. I shall be taking some art supplies with me, but have yet to decide what to take! Your book is on my Kindle for some arty reading. Thank you for the opportunity to win a place on this summer school.

  32. Tracey G
    May 29, 2015 at 12:21 pm (5 years ago)

    Hi Violette!
    I have two whole months off from work in the summer, and plan to do art each and every day. I am surrounded by art supplies and even have my own art room, so no more excuses. I plan to create art to give away in my community, and am currently reading up on art therapy, my second passion. Thank you for the opportunity to enter in my bid for a chance to win the summer school!!! And thank you for all your GREAT work!

  33. tiffiny lilley
    May 29, 2015 at 12:24 pm (5 years ago)

    I always take art supplies with me when i travel. No plans to leave home base so far, but i am looking for a camper with the intention of traveling with my art!

  34. Nancy Johnston
    May 29, 2015 at 12:28 pm (5 years ago)

    Leaving in the morning (Michigan) for Disney World! I’m packing my pens and journal for sketching when I’m too decrepit to walk anymore, and the kids are still running for all they’re worth. I can’t think of a more fun place for colors and ideas. Would LOVE to do Art Journal Summer School – such great artists!
    Thanks, Violette!

  35. Nadine
    May 29, 2015 at 12:35 pm (5 years ago)

    We bought An adorable camper last year and we plan on camping as much as possible around the St Lawrence Seaway and down to Nova Scotia. Of course equipped with my journal, pens and neo colours!

  36. Ruth
    May 29, 2015 at 12:37 pm (5 years ago)

    Greetings! I will not be traveling this summer, I will be teaching 4th grade during Summer School. However, I carry sharpies and a sketchbook everywhere I go! I would love to be the winner!

  37. Wendy
    May 29, 2015 at 12:42 pm (5 years ago)

    Congratulations on being part of this! You have so much inspiration to offer!

  38. Dawn Zichko
    May 29, 2015 at 12:59 pm (5 years ago)

    We’re lucky and live near a lake so summer vacation is usually had at home, but we ALWAYS bring art supplies to the lake gazebo or down to the bench by the dam or into the woods or just in the backyard oasis set up near the garden. My daughter spend hours sketching, reading and napping. That’s our summer vacation! I’m so glad to see you are a part of this course!

  39. Shirley Lindsay
    May 29, 2015 at 1:03 pm (5 years ago)

    I’ll be enjoying summer by Lake Michigan! So beautiful.
    When I travel i always take my markers and colored pencils.
    That is local as well as distant travel. Always carry art stuff.

  40. Monica
    May 29, 2015 at 1:23 pm (5 years ago)

    Hopeful of a Sister Trip with my three sisters. And, of course, art must travel if I do! Thank you for a generous heart!

  41. Susi
    May 29, 2015 at 1:29 pm (5 years ago)

    Mostly around this summer …..fall Italy! Yeah. Sketchbook going. I am already enrolled so when I win I am giving it to my sister in law Candy.

  42. Alicia
    May 29, 2015 at 2:00 pm (5 years ago)

    I’m staying here in Vancouver for the summer again! Excited to enjoy all the summer had to offer. I think that it would be cool to start art journaling! I’m a horrible writing journalist but I’m really interested in starting an art journal! This would be a really cool workshop to start it out!!

  43. Johanna Sahayatee
    May 29, 2015 at 2:08 pm (5 years ago)

    Yes….. going to spend three weeks in Brittany as always with my little suitcase of magic:: packed to the brim with art supplies!!!!
    Please throw me in the hat,Vee! And so good to read of you again!

  44. Cindy
    May 29, 2015 at 2:10 pm (5 years ago)

    I always bring my art journal with me on holidays, I don’t have any planned for this summer as I am training hard with my 2 Dragonboat teams!!

  45. Melissa
    May 29, 2015 at 2:17 pm (5 years ago)

    Hi Violette, how are you doing? What a great give-away! Looks like a really fun workshop with awesome teachers. I’d really like to win a spot.
    I might be going to Miami for a little vacation. Really need to do some shopping there. In Suriname where I live there is no art supply store (I know, crazy rigth!) so I order all my stuff online (and then wait weeks for them to arrive). So I would really looooove just a couple of days in the US for some art supply shopping. So in that case I wouldn’t be taking any art supplies with me but rather returning home with lots! 😉

  46. Cheri Glover
    May 29, 2015 at 2:26 pm (5 years ago)

    Hoping to camp in the mountains and canoe in the sea. I carry a small sketch book and water colors in my “bag of tricks” always! I’m so excited to learn you are doing another workshop! Yay!

  47. Teresa
    May 29, 2015 at 2:35 pm (5 years ago)

    My workplace does not over vacation time, so I will not be venturing away from home on any adventures, but I will be spending as much time as I can in my crafts room creating art journal pages

  48. PAT L.
    May 29, 2015 at 3:06 pm (5 years ago)

    Only day trips this summer for me. But I ALWAYS have my art supplies with me! Would love to win that spot in your class!

  49. Kimmie Hogan
    May 29, 2015 at 3:32 pm (5 years ago)

    We will be traveling this summer right through December. My hubby is from a very large Irish family, (he is one of 87 grandkids) and they are having a reunion this summer in the Lake George area of NY. There will be about 500 family members. We will also be traveling to Wash, DC, Dallas, Atlanta and Ireland for several Irish dance competitions from July through December. I always always bring Art supplies with me, I never leave home without supplies of some kind, whether the doctors office, or while my daughter is at dance class. I always struggle with how to organize my supplies and what I should bring, especially if I have to fly. I end up always taking way too much. I’m afraid to leave stuff behind in case I might need it. I will end up using 5% of what I bring or become overwhelmed with having too many supplies and end up not creating or finishing my projects. I’m truly a mess when it comes to knowing how to pack my supplies for traveling. I lack organization skills. I’d love to be able to take this class to learn some much needed skills. Not to mention learning to draw some of your awesope characters. Thanks for doing this give away. ((((HUGS)))) Kimmie

  50. Sandee Walsh
    May 29, 2015 at 3:34 pm (5 years ago)

    I never win anything but if I don’t enter…I for sure can’t win right? No I won’t be going away as my DH has a really demanding work schedule right now so I’ll just be enjoying the wonderful weather here in Washington state and wishing all a happy summer.

  51. Carmen Lucero
    May 29, 2015 at 3:59 pm (5 years ago)

    Hi Viollete, so great you are giving away a spot in the art journal summer school. I’ll be traveling this summer and I would love to learn how to travel light. Thanks for the chance.

    Hugs, Carmen L

  52. carolyn koesters
    May 29, 2015 at 4:10 pm (5 years ago)

    yes I will bebe traveling this summer and I wouldn’t be able to relax without bringing a few markers and some gelatos and a sharpie and maybe some stickers thank you for the giveaway

  53. Carol
    May 29, 2015 at 4:18 pm (5 years ago)

    I’m going to visit my daughter this summer, we always do art projects together! We usually use her stuff or buy stuff to try something new. Always take a sketch book and camera!

  54. Deborah
    May 29, 2015 at 4:30 pm (5 years ago)

    Moving to Texas late summer. I plan to create a travel journal. We are driving and so I plan to document the trip. Will be taking art supplies and a camera. Thanks for the invite

  55. CarlaK
    May 29, 2015 at 4:52 pm (5 years ago)

    I teach in a Dallas school and am leaving this summer open for journaling with my three granddaughters! Art journaling is a life line.

  56. Andrea
    May 29, 2015 at 5:13 pm (5 years ago)

    I will be staycationing but will definitely be having lots of fun with art and vacationing virtually in my artwork.

  57. Tonia Lenk
    May 29, 2015 at 6:50 pm (5 years ago)

    I will be home this summer, and would love a spot in the summer art journal group!

  58. Kimberly Carmichael
    May 29, 2015 at 7:17 pm (5 years ago)

    My tickets are bought and I’m heading to WA State June 17th -24th to see my niece and nephew graduate from HS and College and spend some time with my family. Last time we were together, a year and a half ago, it was for our Father’s funeral. Even then, I managed to entice them into making Christmas ornaments. This year besides a couple of journals, I’ll be bringing supplies to do some Zentangle with the family, and some Peerless watercolors and ink for my “downtime”.

  59. Judy Nolan
    May 29, 2015 at 7:25 pm (5 years ago)

    This art journal class really looks wonderful! Yes, we are going on vacation for a week in northeastern Iowa, at Backbone State Park. This is our 10th consecutive year doing this, and we always rent the same cabin. And . . . I always take art supplies with me . . . whether that means working with fiber, fabric, paper, or all three!

  60. Christine Davis
    May 29, 2015 at 7:40 pm (5 years ago)

    Lisa B. and I are in similar missions apparently. I have a 15 year old Golden Retriever that we cannot bear to leave and is too old to travel with us to the beach or other places. We owe him this and more. I’ll be staying home and arting here! I’d love the gift of that spot!

  61. Jeanne Elliott
    May 29, 2015 at 7:57 pm (5 years ago)

    Hi, Violette,
    We will be going to Pennsylvania to visit relatives this summer. I ALWAYS take art supplies, but sadly, I rarely get a chance to use them. Time is short, I have too much or not enough of something, etc. This class would be perfect from the sound of it. SMALL amount of supplies that you can take AND ideas to use them Perfect!!! hugs!! Hope you are working on ANOTHER book!!!!

  62. Kelly Cameron
    May 29, 2015 at 8:55 pm (5 years ago)

    My brother’s been terribly sick, I’ve been taking care of him. He passed away Tuesday. I have a month to empty his house, and then I get to go home to the mountains and rejoin my creative life that I started building there a year ago. This would really feed my creative soul, and help me reconnect to the art world. Thanks for the opportunity!

  63. Chandra
    May 29, 2015 at 9:05 pm (5 years ago)

    This sounds like a fun summer thing to do. We are tenetively planning a trip to LA and England this summer. I will bring the basic supplies like a notebook, pen and watercolor. Hopefully I will get lots of inspiration from traveling. Thanks for the giveaway!

  64. Raine
    May 29, 2015 at 9:34 pm (5 years ago)

    I like to just stay in my cozy little home for vacations.

  65. Taslim Jaffer
    May 29, 2015 at 10:10 pm (5 years ago)

    I will be spending some time at a nearby lake and also enjoying my newly decluttered studio! Would love to win this!!

  66. Riya
    May 29, 2015 at 11:03 pm (5 years ago)

    We never go on holidays, why should we. We live in this most gorgeous little spot in the Netherlands. Just 5 minutes by bike and I am out of town and I have hours of gorgeous nature to choose from. I love to cycle but not taking too much weight with me, even they say Nederland is flat…it isn’t. And it would be just perfect to be able to take all you need, with you in just one little bag. Now I have my paints, paper and pencils…and it is always too much and too heavy. Winning a spot in this class would be just great…and first time I ever win something.

  67. Vicki
    May 29, 2015 at 11:58 pm (5 years ago)

    I think that the only traveling I’ll be doing in the foreseeable future is to visit my mom. It’s a 12 hour drive, so when my husband and I go, it’s for a week at a time. I’ll take some art materials with me, but it depends upon what I want to work on at the time.

  68. Darlene
    May 30, 2015 at 12:31 am (5 years ago)

    I would love this opportunity. Plus my husband would be extremely grateful as every vacation he patiently comments on how many art supplies that I pack, a few comments of “will you really use them all (no, but I can’t take the chance of not having it), when will,you find the time (I will)”, and then quietly packs them into the car or stuffs a few more items into his bag for me. We both could benefit from this course 🙂

  69. Janelydialoves
    May 30, 2015 at 3:32 am (5 years ago)

    It’s been a while since we could afford any holiday other than local camping but this year my family and I are spending two weeks in the Austrian Alps. I’ve never done a holiday journal before so I’d love to do this summer school and of course with baggage limits I need to be selective on materials I can take. I would love to win your free place – thank you for offering it x

  70. Kristen
    May 30, 2015 at 4:32 am (5 years ago)

    My husband and I are going to the coast of Maine for a few days in August to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. I will bring a sketchbook and maybe some watercolors for sure!

  71. Jane Reiter
    May 30, 2015 at 4:36 am (5 years ago)

    I’m not travelling this summer but I will be using drawing supplies for my “staycation” here in Michigan. Create time for art every day!

  72. Joy
    May 30, 2015 at 4:49 am (5 years ago)

    Hi Violette,
    Today is my Anniversary and I am surprising my hubby with a week long dive trip in the Florida Keys. Our summer is usually spent at the beach as we are lucky enough to live close. I love the supplies for this course as they are both portable and shouldn’t “melt” in our hot sun!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  73. Brandy
    May 30, 2015 at 5:28 am (5 years ago)

    Hoping for 2 trips in the fall. I usually have my colored pencils, a small watercolor set and 2 sketchbooks whenever I travel. I’m not a good car passenger so I make art when we’re in a car, vacation or not

  74. Sanne
    May 30, 2015 at 6:15 am (5 years ago)

    Wow! Love the idea of a summer school. I will go biking (bicycling) with my hubby. The idea of bringing only a toiletry bag full of art supplies especially appeals to me, as we have to pack light for this summer trip.

  75. sally garon
    May 30, 2015 at 6:57 am (5 years ago)

    No pick trip, but will take some smaller ones. Did e-mail journal and poetry on last trip. Must be able fit liquids in to plastic bag.

  76. Janet O'Connor
    May 30, 2015 at 7:42 am (5 years ago)

    Any time I see your name in a workshop or a post, I have to check it out. I love your spirit and creativity. I don’t have any travel plans for the summer, but I always take art supplies with me for a day trip. Many times, I don’t get to use them, although I do take lots of photos to record what I have been doing. Thank you for this opportunity!

  77. Sherita
    May 30, 2015 at 8:51 am (5 years ago)

    Yes! My daughter’s wedding is in Colorado and I’ll be there for 6 days. I will be taking my art journal and a few supplies. I live 2 blocks from the beach in Chicago and I regularly journal as I my dog and I soak up the beauty of the Lake.

    I would love to win a spot in the class – Thanks!

  78. Jan Mollet Evans
    May 30, 2015 at 9:06 am (5 years ago)

    I’m the one who always arrives with 3 cases of stuff for every class, so I need to learn to pare down! I’d love to participate in the e-course, because I want to learn some of your wonderful techniques!!!

  79. Gez
    May 30, 2015 at 12:56 pm (5 years ago)

    Hi Violette, I adore your quirky faces. Enjoy the classes. I’m not going away sadly but hope to go out for days. I am lucky to live in the north of England and have lots of pretty hillsides to climb! I always take my journal, watercolours and a water brush along with my trusty pens!! Wishing you a lovely summer. Gez

  80. Loretta
    May 30, 2015 at 3:02 pm (5 years ago)

    I just started a new job and money is tight (I sure could use a win for these classes) so I will not be vacationing this year. My goal is to set up my own little art studio in my new apartment and have my very own ‘play’ space at home! Good luck all!

  81. Edie
    May 30, 2015 at 4:17 pm (5 years ago)

    I would love to train myself to not tell myself I can’t create art because I don’t have everything from the kitchen sink with me!

  82. ANg
    May 30, 2015 at 4:28 pm (5 years ago)

    No holidays hubby started bew job lucky me i have a beautiful back yard. Lots of art there. sO want to take this course. Thanks!

  83. Melissa
    May 30, 2015 at 5:27 pm (5 years ago)

    No vacation plans yet for the summer. We just bought a house and need to do some updates, so it looks like I’ll be sticking close to home.

  84. admin
    May 30, 2015 at 9:49 pm (5 years ago)

    I have prepared a travel canvas bag to take with me, not to go on a vacation as such, but in the event I need to go into the hospital or rehab. I have pockets for my necessary items and re-sewed the handles so it would fit over the bed rails and not slide down when the bed (and therefore the rails) are raised, thus keeping everything within reach. This will allow me time to document my time there while releasing the stress of it through art and journaling. I know the time is approaching when this will is likely to be needed so I have prepared. An opportunity you are presenting would be a real inspiration. Thanks for the chance.

  85. admin
    May 30, 2015 at 9:50 pm (5 years ago)

    I checked back, and my comment isn’t there for some reason (I enjoyed looking through everyone’s plans while I was looking for it, tho’!) I would still love to be included, because I love the idea of the under-fifteen minute videos and supplies that fit in a make up bag! (I have a church mission trip and a vacation to the beach with my mom and sister…yay!)
    Andria Cooley Kaskey

  86. Helena
    May 31, 2015 at 12:51 am (5 years ago)

    Having a staycation in the UK but we’ll be out and about geocaching which will make it feel like we’ve gone away on holiday at times. There’s always new places to explore and journal about.

  87. Treesa
    May 31, 2015 at 6:30 am (5 years ago)

    A staycation for me this year.

  88. Lori-Anne Crittenden
    May 31, 2015 at 7:03 am (5 years ago)

    I’m not “planning” to go too far from home this summer, but have decided to say “YES” to whatever adventure comes my way! It has been a couple of years since I’ve been available & able to say “YES”, and I am embracing it!
    Water soluble crayons? Hmmmm…I don’t have any of those…… YES!

  89. Marrianna Dougherty
    May 31, 2015 at 10:01 am (5 years ago)

    I’m not taking any vacations this summer. I’m recovering from open heart surgery and getting stronger on a daily basis. Since I’m retired, I can now spend time healing, building up my endurance, work at getting off oxygen, and pulling out my copy of your book, JOURNAL BLISS, which I’ve had for a few years. Today, this very morning, as I opened the book, it spoke to me in such a way that I have been excited to do art journaling and drawing and doodling. I’m visiting your blog and YouTube video(s) and would LOVE to win a spot in the summer art journal workshop. If not, I just may have to register. I’ll wait and see what happens when you draw a name on June 5.

    Thank you for the chance to win and for sharing your artwork. BTW, I love, absolutely love, your wonderfully colorful home and yard!!!

  90. admin
    May 31, 2015 at 10:36 am (5 years ago)

    I am manually entering Maggie Margaret Puskar Ervin who has been having difficulties commenting! Good luck

  91. Louise
    May 31, 2015 at 11:24 am (5 years ago)

    Is this for the US/Canada only? or can anyone join in? Would to win a spot, especially as I am getting over a recently broken arm, and I love the way you look at life.

  92. Kelley
    May 31, 2015 at 11:55 am (5 years ago)

    I’m staycationing this year, and planning on playing with all the supplies I’ve collected and never used!! (When I travel, I always pack way too much, and only use half of what I’ve packed)

    Shine on!

  93. Marie
    May 31, 2015 at 2:29 pm (5 years ago)

    Hi Violette!! I soooo need this… It seems whatever I take with me on a trip nothing gets done. I would love to join in the fun!! Thanks for the chance!

  94. Jeanne
    May 31, 2015 at 6:06 pm (5 years ago)

    I will be going to San Diego and will try to fit some watercolor paints and journal in my suitcase.

  95. Darlene Campbell
    May 31, 2015 at 7:33 pm (5 years ago)

    Hi, What a wonderful way to start summer. I don’t get to take a vacation but I would love to work through this course with you. Looks awesome…and I like the idea of creating with limited supplies. Thanks for a chance to win a spot in the class.Cheers-Darlene

  96. Barbara B
    May 31, 2015 at 8:40 pm (5 years ago)

    My husband and I will stay home to be hosts to our two youngest granddaughters. They will come on separate weeks to “Camp Grandmommy and Granddaddy.” We spend most of the time experimenting with mixed media materials, trying techniques we find in books and on YouTube. There are no rules and no wrong way to play with the materials. The outdoors becomes our “studio” when we want to try techniques that will make a mess. We clean up the studio and ourselves with cool water from the garden hose. These are my favorite days of summer.

  97. Pam
    June 1, 2015 at 8:07 am (5 years ago)

    This summer I will be supporting my amazing daughter with Down syndrome as she recovers from hip replacement surgery. Art Journaling keeps my heart light. I would love to participate in this class. Blessings to you.

  98. Heidi McCurdy
    June 1, 2015 at 10:31 am (5 years ago)

    Hi Violette,

    I have two holiday plans this summer – a family reunion in the Okanagan, and my own creative retreat. For my Creative Retreat I will actually stay at home, unplug, and spend lots of time in nature. I will be bringing lots of art supplies! Paints, pastels, my looper for singing with, and lots of paper and my favourite writing pens.

  99. Beth Stephens
    June 1, 2015 at 1:45 pm (5 years ago)

    We take lots of weekend trips during the summer and I always take a book bag of supplies!

  100. maria
    June 2, 2015 at 9:52 am (5 years ago)

    I will be traveling to Disneyland with my family. My daughter just graduated from 8th grade, so it was her pick! I always take a book with me. No art supplies…I like to create close to home! Thank you for your light in the world!!

  101. Mary C. Nasser
    June 2, 2015 at 10:34 am (5 years ago)

    Not planning on traveling this summer…but planning to art journal all summer long!

    This looks like a WONDERFUL class! Would love to learn some new art journaling techniques while using fewer supplies!
    Thank you for the chance to win a spot!

  102. Shannon Pratt
    June 2, 2015 at 11:37 am (5 years ago)

    I just got back from vacation and yes I brought art supplies but I didn’t end up using them Shannon

  103. Mary Dean
    June 2, 2015 at 1:03 pm (5 years ago)

    No real vacation plans this Summer, but when I do travel for any length of time I take my art journal and supplies! Thanks for the chance to win a spot in the class!

  104. Paula Kamman
    June 2, 2015 at 1:31 pm (5 years ago)

    I’m vacationing right in my craft room.
    It would be fun to spend part of that time with you.

  105. Val Idées
    June 2, 2015 at 1:55 pm (5 years ago)

    Unfortunately I will not go on vacation this summer. I am pretty busy with my baby girl and my part time job. I don’t take enough time to create anymore and it will be perfect to be part of that class to force myself to be more creative!

  106. Kathy Merrill-Foote
    June 2, 2015 at 5:43 pm (5 years ago)

    I would love to win! We never go on vacation. I may go visit my sad for a few days. I will journal and draw if time allows. Thanks!

  107. Kathy Merrill-Foote
    June 2, 2015 at 5:51 pm (5 years ago)

    I would love to win! We never go on vacation. I may go visit my Dad for a few days. I will journal and draw if time allows. Thanks!

  108. AyalaArt
    June 3, 2015 at 9:04 am (5 years ago)

    Sound fun! We go in small trips over the weekends and take pictures to draw later, make sure there’s always pencils and paper in the car to do some art…. I always do that even just to go on errands where I have to wait :oD

  109. Betty Ann
    June 3, 2015 at 9:14 am (5 years ago)

    We’re going to Baddeck, NS for a cruise around the Bras D’Or Lakes. I’ll bring my travel paintbox and waterbrush to paint the Highlands.

  110. Betty Ann
    June 3, 2015 at 9:15 am (5 years ago)

    Oops. Wrong email address above. This is the correct one.

  111. Julie
    June 3, 2015 at 10:18 am (5 years ago)

    Hi Violette! I won’t be travelling to some exotic vacation spot this summer. But, I will be spending a lot of time at my favorite park down by the river. And, of course,I will have my trusty art journal along with some of my favorite art supplies with me. I do need to learn how to pack a little lighter when I go, though! 😀

  112. Annie
    June 3, 2015 at 3:54 pm (5 years ago)

    I’m hoping to go on several ‘mini’ trips this summer around my lovely home state of Arkansas. I’m wanting to document my travels through art journaling and this course sounds wonderful for that!

  113. Annette
    June 4, 2015 at 9:50 am (5 years ago)

    I would love to learn to journal better. I have always sketched, and written down my thoughts. But it is never on the same page, and not very beautiful:) I may go on a business trip worth my husband to Dallas. I always bring a portable watercolor set and my sketch book.

  114. Nancy Dale
    June 4, 2015 at 10:08 am (5 years ago)

    I wish I were having a holiday! Nope, not going anywhere this year, but staying mostly at home with my dogs and working on art and bead art, too! 🙂 I’d love to join the class – it’s so generous of you all to give away a spot!

    June 4, 2015 at 10:39 am (5 years ago)

    Well I don’t know if I’ll be able to take a vacation this year, but if I do I know I will be bringing my sketchbook and my markers and water brushes to play with. like I do everyday at the office during my lunch break. I would love to learn to draw like you!

  116. Nicci
    June 4, 2015 at 5:11 pm (5 years ago)

    We are planning a trip to Disneyland and I would love to learn how to journal our experiences. I am used to just doing art & I really need to incorporate writing and moment capturing . Fingers crossed

  117. Tracey
    June 4, 2015 at 5:21 pm (5 years ago)

    Thanks for the chance, Violette! We will be spending a week by the ocean this summer! I think I’d like to take a few art supplies with me so that I can art jouranl, but I don’t know what to take!

  118. Cathy
    June 4, 2015 at 5:34 pm (5 years ago)

    No holidays for me this summer, due to a very tough year financially. But if I was going away my Dylusions journal would be going with me! 🙂

  119. Alice
    June 4, 2015 at 5:44 pm (5 years ago)

    Thank you for offering this giveaway …I’ll keep my fingers crossed. Going away during the summer. Visiting grandkids and family in MN …and yes, I never leave home without my art supplies!!

  120. Lisa
    June 4, 2015 at 9:24 pm (5 years ago)

    Hi Violette, I will be heading to Norbury Lake for my vacation, beautiful British Columbia. I never leave home without my art supplies and a travel journal. Thanks for the opportunity to enter this contest.

  121. Angelique
    June 5, 2015 at 4:00 am (5 years ago)

    I am in Australia, and this winter I will be going to Tasmania. I love taking my journal and coloured pencils, a black pen and a white posca pen.

  122. Miranda
    June 5, 2015 at 7:40 am (5 years ago)

    Hi, We’re going to France this year and my very first artjournal goes with me, acting as a traveljournal. Looking forward to painting and trying new things! I’m taking the stuff of the art journal summer school with me.

  123. gemma
    June 5, 2015 at 8:00 am (5 years ago)

    This sounds wonderful. I am going on vacation around Az. this year. No other plans made yet. My grand daughter Tillie and I can do this class together this summer. LoVe

  124. Paula MacGregor
    June 5, 2015 at 8:36 am (5 years ago)

    Hi Violette, I am not going on holiday for two reasons: 1) we have too many rescue animals to be able to expect anyone to look after them – and 2) as I live in paradise there is no where I would rather be – which means I have all my art supplies with me all of the time <3

    Love Paula -X-


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