Yay! We have a winner – sorry it took so long to draw a winner – my website was down for a few hours!
Congrats 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 lovely goodies. PLease e-mail me your address and I’ll mail your gifties to you!
I’ll be gone to the Oregon Coast for just over a week – should be back Monday May 27th. Mr. G is going on a Kayak building course which would be akin to me going on an art retreat! Fun! I’ll be walking the beaches and checking out the lovely art and shops in Canon Beach. I won’t be too far from one of my favourite artists Alisa Burke who lives in the lovely town of Seaside.
I may post some pictures on facebook or possibly even here!
See you in a week and a half! Hope you have a lovely several days!
Love, Violette xo
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!
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!
Love, Violette xo
Since Earth day is coming soon – April 22, I thought it would be appropriate to do an “earthy kind of craft” with my 3 year old grandson Sam.
I’m seeing him today so decided this might be a fun thing to do on a rainy day. Guess who’s eating omelette tonight? The little troll has absolutely nothing to do with the craft however he wanted to be in on the photo op! You use egg shells as a tiny pot to plant a seed like this – the cool thing is they are bio-degradable so you can plant the entire eggshell planter outside in the garden once the seed has germinated nicely. How wonderful is that?
All you do is scoop some potting soil into the shell and then plant a large seed, water it and watch it grow!
I believe in the original craft you use the entire egg and blow out the insides after creating a pinhole however as you can see i did it my way .
If you have not entered my 4th Year book Anniversary Contest please enter here! There are all kinds of cool goodies you can win!
I hope you all have a lovely weekend!
Love, Violette xox
Can you believe it? It’s been 4 years since my book Journal Bliss was published! Wow………how time flies!
In honour of this occasion I thought i would have another giveaway. This time I’ll be giving one prize of my book Journal Bliss, a mixed media painting called “The Fragrance of a Rose” and a little orange freak (elephant). He’s flying his own miniature freak flag as a reminder to us all to fly our freak flag loud and proud!
Here is a better view of all three items you can win!
The little papier mache freak is so adorable that i wanted to give you a closer look.
If you love art journaling and art then you’ll love this giveaway.
To enter to win please leave a comment below telling me what your biggest creative challenge is these days!
I’d be very grateful if you pinned this contest and shared it with your friends on twitter and facebook! Thanks so much!
I’ll be drawing the winner’s name on Wednesday April 10th at 9 am PST. Good Luck!
Love, Violette oxox
Thank you so very very much to all of you who entered my February Contest. It’s very difficult for me to pick a few names and NOT give all of you a prize but alas i certainly could not afford that! I use a Random Number generator to pick numbers so that the choosing is fair and square!
I thought i would enlist the help of my little Troll friends to announce the Winners! Congratulations Sheri Demate, Nicci and Helen Laity! Woo Hoo! Nicci is my good friend – she won fair and square like i said – she’s just one lucky gal! If you could all send me your mailing address (with the exception of Nicci – i know where you live…..ha!) I can mail off your packages!
Nicci – you get the chunky wood prints
Sheri – you won the Talking Heads
Helen – you get the fridge magnets and bookmarks
For those of you who didn’t win – you’ll have an opportunity next month for my March Contest!
A couple of you mentioned that you like live retreats – are you aware that Nicci is having a retreat in September (in B.C.) called Into the heART? I’m one of the instructors! Should be a fun retreat!
The Right Brainers in Business Video Summit
The Right Brainers in Business Video Summit is happening in less than an hour so get your ticket here if you are interested! Dan Pink – New York Times bestselling author will be the guest today! It should be a great show!
Love, Violette xo
Happy Friday my friends! I don’t know what i was thinking. I am giving away 2 prizes for my February contest however that doesn’t sit right with me – it feels like it should be either one or three prizes so I’m adding another prize into the mix!
On Monday I’ll be giving away these two little Talking Heads – “Quirky” and “Bliss – Tranquility”……..they would be so sweet standing on a bookshelf nestled next to your favourite books or simply displayed on a mantle quietly holding the energy of quirky, bliss and tranquility .
As you can see i have indulged my love of glitter by dousing these little beauties with opalescent glitter! Sweet! These little talking heads are 2” x 4”x 1/2”, mixed media on wood. The hat adds extra height to Quirky. Originally I called the talking heads without hats “Men without hats” just for fun!
So if you have not already entered my contest please go here for contest details and enter to win one of three prizes! Good Luck!
And speaking of contests……
Nicci from Into the heART art Retreat is having a contest you might want to check out! I’m one of the instructors for Nicci’s retreat!
I’ll be making crafts with my little grandson Sam today – should be fun! He loves Craft time!
Enjoy the weekend!
Love, Violette xo