Archive of ‘Inspiration’ category

10 Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway!

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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.

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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

Good Vibes wooden sign

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When my sister Linda was here we decided to clear most of the clutter off of my fridge – since I live in a tiny house when there is too much visual clutter you feel hemmed in.  Of course i did not like a blank white fridge – the fridge has always been a source of inspiration – a blank slate to fill with inspiring messages or art. So as i was perusing Etsy with my sister i came across some license plate signs which i thought were very cool but a little outside my budget.  My sister suggested i create my own but make it with wood instead.  Linda emerged from Mr. G’s garage with a lovely grouping of tiny pieces of wood. She announced that these would be perfect for what i was looking for. Little did she know that Mr. G had been saving them as shims for his woodworking projects :).

He let me have the shims which i then spray painted the same colours as the funky animal jar lids.  Mr. G found a piece of wood for the backing which was perfect so he painted it black with some of my chalkboard paint.

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The black background really makes the colours pop no?

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The wood pieces were glued to the backing with wood glue.  Then the letters were painted with a white Sharpie paint pen and outlined with Copic markers. This sign takes up almost the entire front of the fridge so i won’t be able to miss the sign “Good Vibes” – it will remind me to get back on track :). In case you are wondering how to adhere it to the fridge you can use industrial strength Velcro.  If you hang it on the wall you can add a hanger to it.!  Voila!  You have a fab sign to reset your vibes and remind you of what you want to be surrounded by.

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Today I’m off to visit my 3 little grandson’s and create a Halloween craft. This is the demo pumpkin.  Should be a fun time!

I hope you all have a most amazing weekend!  On Monday i’ll be having a Blog anniversary giveaway!  I’ll be giving away a set of Inspiration cards.

Love, Violette xo

60 in 60 inspiration cards are here!

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I’m so excited to give you a peek at my 60 in 60 inspiration cards!  Hooray!  They are here! I just ordered two decks first of all to see if i liked them before ordering 50 of them – it’s quite the outlay of money so wanted to be sure first. The quality is quite nice, there’s a lovely sheen to them and they shuffle nicely.  Thank you so very much to all of you out there for encouraging me to make them into a deck of cards. I would not have had the courage to do it without you!

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This is what the backsides look like – I used some of my fav iconic imagery – flying hearts and spirals. It will probably take me at least a couple of weeks to receive the new order so in the meantime if you are interested in buying a deck of inspiration cards please e-mail me and put in the subject line: Inspiration cards. I’ll add you to the list and then contact you as soon as they come in.  There are 60 cards in the deck – if you’ve been following me for a while you will recognize many of the images I created for when i turned 60. Here is a grouping of some of the cartoons:

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I fondly call the cartoons “uptoons” as they are meant to uplift you!

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Here’s one of the cards in a holder on the fridge – i like to post images for inspiration and these square cards are perfect for that.

On Monday I’ll be having a Blog giveaway – this month is the 10th year i have been blogging.  So I’ll be giving away one set of Inspiration cards – so please stay tuned!

I will see you tomorrow – i have another fun project to share with you!

Love, Violette xo 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New website is here!

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Hola!  I hope you all had a lovely weekend. We enjoyed Thanksgiving here in Canada – a long weekend of eating, giving thanks and spending time with family and friends.

Over the long weekend Mr. G and i have been switching WordPress themes so that my website/blog is easier to navigate. I hope we have accomplished that. I’ll be adding to the store page too as I’ll soon be selling my postcards as well as inspiration cards based on the ^60in60 series of cartoons.  I know this website is probably not the most creative site around but for now I think it will work out okay.  We are still getting some of the kinks out – need to add a “search” button and “newsletter” button etc. I’ll be posting more workshop buttons on the lefthand sidebar as I create them.

How to Art Journal

Check out a video interview that Kiala Givehand has with my friend Susan Miller here  as she shares tips, techniques and the joys of art journaling.  Kiala has created a website called How to Art Journal. Do check it out for art journaling inspiration!
See you tomorrow.

Love, Violette xo

Hooray! Life Book 2015 Registration is open today!

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Click here to register for Life Book 2015

Yay!  It’s finally open – registration is now open for Life Book 2015!  Can you imagine a year full of self-discovery, art, joy and bliss?  Well that’s what’s in store for you when you take Life Book 2015.  I’m so thrilled to be in such good company – check out some of your amazing teachers……..

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This is going to be a sparkly year – a mixed media art journaling extravaganza where you’ll connect with like-minded spirits.  You’ve heard me mention many times that art saves lives – art has saved my life!  What a wonderful opportunity to get your mojo going while healing yourself and positively impacting those around you.  Your sparkly vibes will be felt all around you while you honour your creative spirit by making heart inspired art!

I’ll be teaching two classes.  “Magical Mystery Tour” – a tour of the magic cottage (video) and dialogue about how it evolved and had included the community. You’ll be guided to create your own magic cottage on the page using fast motion video.

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“Glorious Childhood tales!” We will be remembering the cool things we loved as a child and honouring them by doodling them using a variety of mixed media techniques – we’ll be joyfully assembling the doodles into a lively joyful page using collage.  A whimsical child will be drawn to connect all of the wonderful joyful memories.  An audio visualization to connect to our small child will be provided.

Click here to register for Life Book 2015

Hope to see you all there!

Love, Violette xoxo

 

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