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Giving the gift of Creativity

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Wow – I can’t believe it – soon Christmas will be upon us.  I’m not quite ready yet – I have several gifts to get. How about you? A good friend gave me this lovely Christmas arrangement which i thought looked smashing on my painted coffee table!  I took a photo and posted it on Instagram.  Which reminds me – if you are on instragram come and follow me.  If you are following me and i haven’t followed you back (because i’m still trying to figure out how it works) please let me know!

LIFEBOOK 2015 Starts in 2 weeks!

 

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This Christmas I am not wanting for too much apart from books (which i love) – artsy, spiritual and personal growth books are always on my list!  What is most important to me are experiences……….especially creative experiences. I’m asking for Ukulele lessons (you may recall I tried a couple of years ago to learn how to play and ended up quitting but this time i’d like to be serious about it.  My Uke sits in a basket staring at me and imploring me to learn to play!). I also like the gift of online courses.  At my age – 60 – there is not too much I need as I’ve amassed so much – as I’m sure you have as well.Taking classes and learning from other creatives always gets my mojo going!

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And speaking of which – there are just 2 weeks left before LIFEBOOK 2015 starts up! It’s going to be an Art Journaling extravaganza!  What better gift to give to yourself or to a loved one – the gift of creativity!!  I can’t think of anything better. LIFEBOOK 2015 is going to be awesome!  With more than 2 dozen artists teaching a couple of classes each (i’m one of them!  Yay!) your year will be full of joyful creativity and self-discovery.

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I can’t wait to begin – in fact I’ll be shooting my first class this week so I’m super duper excited!  So if you or your loved one are stumped for what to ask for consider the gift of this amazing year long workshop series. At the end of it all you’ll have a fab book of your adventures.

People are talking about the community that forms around LIFEBOOK and how encouraging the teachers and participants are.  For many people this is the cherry on top!  I hope you’ll join us!

Love, Violette xo

Blogging tomorrow

Hello all,

My apologies for not blogging regularly!  I’ve not been sleeping well, my tooth broke and of course like everyone else i’ve been really busy trying to get ready for the Holidays!  Just wanted to pop by to say i’ll be blogging tomorrow.

Hope you are having a lovely day.

Love, Violette xo

An Art Journal Jam Christmas party

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Happy Friday everyone!  On Wednesday we had the Annual Art Journal Jam Christmas party at the Magic Cottage.  What a fun time we had. I enjoyed decorating the house – even the spray painted animals were decked with baubles! In the corner you can see my Secret Santa present all wrapped up!

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A Kitchen centerpiece was decked out with red carnations, Christmas baubles and tinsel!

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Yours truly and Nicci the co-coordinator of the Art Journal Jam!

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Art journalers Sharon and Lynette………

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My friend Debbie who i have known for decades (since we were kids!)…..

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Nicci in the festooned livingroom!

JJ_xmaspartyLorraine (Nicci’s Mom), Satira and Rosa.  There are a few folks missing from these pictures. Even Nicci’s husband Marco and son Duran came along and took part in the gift exchange.

We had a lovely time chatting, eating, drinking and exchanging artful gifts.  Thanks everyone who came out to celebrate with us.

See you on Monday!

Love, Violette xo

 

Christmas tree display!

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This will be a quick post.  Here’s the little Christmas tree I’m decorating for a Women’s Luncheon I’ll have a display table at tomorrow. I did a little photo shoot in the backyard……..those little cards are smaller versions of my Inspiration Cards!  I’ll be selling my Inspiration cards, postcards and greeting cards.  The event is at the Pacific Inn in White Rock – and it’s for the Valley Women’s Network at 11:30 am. I hope to see some of you there.  I am no longer selling my inspiration cards online so if you want a set you’ll have to buy them in person :).  I only have a couple dozen left! Thank you to all of you who bought a set from my store!

See you on Friday!

Love, Violette xo

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