Happy Saturday everyone! I know i have been rather erratic in posting. One post a week seems to be the best i can do these days!
I know that folks are not spending as much time on blogs these days as they are on Social Media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest. I’ve been spending more time there myself and especially on Instagram .
So today i thought i would try something different and have a contest giveaway on Instagram instead of my blog. So please go to my feed @violetteclark and enter to win some wonderful goodies. If you are not already signed up on Instagram it’s easy to do so. Being artists you’ll love it – it’s like visual micro blogging.
Here’s what you can win: Jennifer Lee’s lovely book Building your Business the Right Brain way, 3 bookmarks, 3 greeting cards, 10 postcards, one inspirational dog tag necklace (Love who you are).
Good Luck everyone!
I have been working away on my moleskine book and added this painted page called “go for the joy”. Opposite the page is a lovely print by artist Nicole rae. Quite the contrast no?
Here’s a view of the page before i glued and taped it into my book.
This page was lots of fun – i used alcohol inks for the first time in a longtime and did not remember how incredibly vibrant they were! I squirted green on and then the magenta colour which was way to dark! I kept trying a variety of different things to push back the intensity. I ended up using torn masking tape……..
and sponge painted white over top. Some of the magenta bled through but it still allowed me to write on top my message/quote from Buddha. I washi taped the quirky face on and then wrote a message about spectacular mistakes i have made in my life underneath the head.
I freaked out at first because i wasn’t thrilled with how the page was unfolding. In the end it was okay!
What have you been working on lately?
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Love, Violette xo
We have a winner! Congratulations to Penny D!! Thanks everyone for entering my contest.
Hooray! I can’t believe that I have been blogging for 10 years! In celebration of that feat and to thank you so much for visiting my blog and supporting me I’m having a blog giveaway. I’ll be giving away a set of Inspiration Cards based on my #60in60 cartoons.
There are 60 inspiration cards to inspire you daily. If you’d like to enter to win please leave a comment down below letting me know what you do with your inspiration cards (if you have some) and how you use them. If you don’t own a set of inspiration cards (and i mean angel cards, You can Heal your life cards etc.) I’ll be using some of your ideas in a video promoting the cards and how to use them in the very near future!
I’ll be drawing a name on Monday November 3 at 8 am PST.
Good luck to you!
P.S. If you would like to reserve a set of cards for yourself (they will be 15 dollars plus shipping) please shoot me an e-mail and i’ll keep your name on the list.
Love, Violette xo
Holy Mackerole! We had over 432 entries to this contest giveaway (i had to choose a name from two blogposts as i originally had made a mistake)! I’ve been having contest giveaways for many years now and this is definitely the most entries I have EVER received!
I read each and every entry – i was so moved by many of your comments. Many of you shared your hopes and dreams and about why you so needed this class to feed your souls. I truly was blown away and many times even moved to tears. Each and every one of you deserves a spot however each teacher is allowed to give only one spot away! Just to let you know how incredibly generous Tamara Laporte is……..she gave away 10 spots! WOW!
The winner of my giveaway is Carol Mc! Here’s what Carol had to say:
I would love to win a seat in Life Book 2015. I have experienced some traumatic changes in my life this year. My husband and my sister both passed away in the beginning of this year. Now I am pretty much a full time caretaker for my mother who is recovering from a rare form of cancer called NETS. I’m trying to adjust to these changes and take stock of the blessings that I do have in my life. I’ve been having difficulty finding purpose and direction in my life now. My husband and I had been making plans together for 25 years; now I have to accept things and make new plans. I think this would be such a great class for some personal introspection that I could certainly use at this time.
Would love to learn from such a fantastic array of teachers; and have these lessons to look forward to every week. Thank you for the chance to win a seat in class.
If you know me at all you know that i have difficulty choosing one winner or even three for that matter. When my kids were little and I had backyard “art contests” or “bug finding contests” for the neighbour kids everyone always won a prize. I’d create catergories just so that the child could feel like a winner. Unfortunately I can’t do that today but I do hope that if you really want a spot in LIFE BOOK 2015 and you can’t afford it that you mention it to family members or friends who might be willing to gift it to you for a Christmas or birthday present. It’s definitely going to be well worth it – an entire year of soul-filled, artsy goodness. So good for your soul! For more information on all of the teachers and the course please click here.
Thank you soooo much to all of you for taking the time to enter and for visiting my blog. I really appreciate it!
Just to let you know I am also going to give away one of my Teens Dream Journal DVD’s to a woman who teaches Tweens art…….I just have to search and find her name again!
Love, Violette xo
Good Morning everyone!
I just wanted to share with you a few of the illustrations I have been working on. I have no idea what they will be used for……..art journal pages, cartoons, future projects, sketches for future projects?
Here’s a tribal face and a jellyfish. Supplies used: Copic Markers, micron pens, gel pens, paint pens and pencil crayons. I had bought some new art supplies and wanted to test them out.
I was inspired by the little creatures Teesha Moore has been creating in her journals and so decided to make a few of my own. I can’t tell you how much fun i’ve been having! I was sitting and watching TV drawing away! Fun!
This will be the last reminder to enter to win a spot in LIFE BOOK 2015! You will be able to enter over 20 times on the different artist’s Blogs.
Good Luck everyone!
Love, Violette xo
I am sooo jazzed, excited and honoured to be a part of Tamara Laporte’s Life Book 2015! I met Tam several years ago online and became a member of her Ning forum. I loved Tam’s artistry but even more so her deep authentic and caring nature. I resonated with her back then and still do today. So I’m super duper happy that Tam asked me to be one of the teachers this year. There’s an incredible line up of instructors for you to learn from! Woo hoo! This is such an amazing opportunity……………and the goodness goes on for a whole year!
If you would like to win a spot in Life Book 2015 please leave me a message in the comments below letting me know why you’d like to win. I’ll draw one lucky winner on Friday September 19th at 8 am PST. Good Luck!
Let’s celebrate with a blog hop that includes all of the wonderful teachers in Lifebook!
Each teacher will be giving away a spot on Life Book 2015:
8th September 2014 – Tamara Laporte – http://www.willowing.org/
9th September 2014 – Jane Davenport – http://janedavenport.com/
10th September 2014 – Joanne Sharpe – http://joannezsharpe.blogspot.co.uk/
11th September 2014 – Jenny Lee Wentworth – http://jennyleewentworth.blogspot.co.uk/
12th September 2014 – Violette Clark – http://www.violette.ca/
13th September 2014 – Chris Zydel – http://creativejuicesarts.com/
14th September 2014 – Danielle Donaldson – http://danielledonaldson.com/
15th September 2014 – Effy Wild – http://effywild.com/
16th September 2014 – Flora Bowley – http://braveintuitiveyou.com/
17th September 2014 – Alisa Burke – http://alisaburke.blogspot.co.uk/
18th September 2014 – Rachael Rice – http://rachaelrice.com/
19th September 2014 – Jeanne Oliver – http://www.jeanneoliverdesigns.com/
20th September 2014 – Andrea Gomoll – http://andrea-gomoll.de/
21st September 2014 – Kristin van Valkenburgh – http://www.kristinvanvalkenburgh.com/
22nd September 2014 – Jill K. Berry – http://jillberrydesign.com/
23rd September 2014 – Alena Hennessy – http://www.alenahennessy.com/
24th September 2014 – Juliette Crane – http://www.juliettecrane.com/
25th September 2014 – Jenny Doh – http://blog.crescendoh.com/crescendoh/
26th September 2014 – Mati Rose McDonough – http://www.matirose.com/
27th September 2014 – Patti Ballard – http://www.pbsartstudio.com
28th September 2014 – Lynzee Lynx – http://lynzeelynx.com/
29th September 2014 – Roben Marie Smith – http://www.robenmarie.com/
30th September 2014 – Andrea Schroeder – http://www.creativedreamincubator.com/
1st October 2014 – Lynn Whipple – http://www.lynnwhipple.com/
2nd October 2014 – Donna Downey – http://www.donnadowney.com/
To find out more about how you can take part in this amazing year long art journaling adventure click here!
Love Violette xo