Archive of ‘Inspiration’ category

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

 

Winner of LIFE BOOK 2015 Giveaway!

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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.

Congratulations Carol!  

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

Pining for the Ocean!

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I don’t have much to say today except for I am still pining for the ocean (or like on Monty Python – Pining for the Fjords - 1:38)and the Sunshine Coast. Here i am drawing at Nancy’s Bakery in Lund.  What fun that was – i even got a super tasty gluten free treat from the Bakery.

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I was working on the unicorn and other bits on our deck overlooking the inlet.

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Here I am in Lund harbour in a little tourist kiosk enjoying the sunshine and a view of the harbour.

 

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Here are some gorgeous sunflowers and Cosmos lining the path to Nancy’s Bakery.

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Here are a gathering of sarongs i had to pick from – do you recognize the green, pink and purple one we bought? Love it!

 Blog giveaway!

If you have not already entered to win the contest – one free spot in Life Book 2015 you can do so here.  Good luck!

See you on Wednesday!

Love, Violette xo

 

CONTEST CLOSED! Life Book 2015 Blog giveaway!

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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!

Click here for more details.

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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

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