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Hooray! Life Book 2015 Registration is open today!



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……..



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.


“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


Craft projects


Hola!  My little sister Linda is here and whenever she visits we always work on some craft project. This time we were running out of time so went with painting a wall with chalkboard paint in the kitchen……..


I definitely have to work on taking better selfies :).




We’re also gluing toy animals to the top of lids and spray painting the lids and animals. You’ve most likely seen them all over Pinterest!



Here my sister Linda who is a designer styled the shot for me to make it a wee bit more interesting. I’ll post photos of the finished project soon.

I’ll be back to my regular scheduled posting on Monday!

Love, Violette xo

Visiting family!



Hola!  Just a very quick post to let you know my little sister Linda is coming for a visit today from N.Carolina.  It will be my Mom’s 80th birthday so she’s flying in to help us celebrate Mom’s milestone.  This picture was taken about 22 or more years ago – my sister Linda, yours truly and my Mom…….she must have been close to my age in this photo!

Hopefully my creative sister Linda and I will be doing some crafting while she’s here if we can fit it in…’s going to be a jam packed vacation. So i won’t be around too much for the next ten days however if we do some fun crafting i’ll be sure to post photos here and on Facebook!

See you soon!

Love, Violette xo

New Art Journal page and on being a carrot

Hola my friends!

I hope you had a lovely weekend.  I was very fortunate to have attended the Just for the Joy retreat on Saturday in gorgeous St. Mary’s Church in Vancouver.  The all day retreat focused on bringing more joy into your life with sound, dancing (Nia), creativity – Soul Collage and great good for you food!



Here’s a photo of the singing bowls which put us in a meditative state! The Just for the Joy retreats happen a few times a year. I’m thrilled to be an instructor in the February workshop. I’ll be teaching a bit about getting your mojo going and finding your dreams. The retreats are a lovely mix of creativity, sound, dancing and nourishing food – what more could you ask for?

Me as a Carrot


me as a bored carrot


I’ll never understand Facebook.  The other day my sister-in-law put up a post on Facebook stating:

” I know nobody will see my status but sometimes, when I am bored, I go into the garden, I cover myself in earth and I pretend I am a carrot.”

So i liked it but wondered what it meant.  Next thing you know she said that i had to post that as my status.  So i innocently did thinking it was late at nite and no one was going to see it anyway.  But wouldn’t you know it that was the post that got the most “likes” and engagement than any other post i have made (i believe).  Go figure. So a few folks posted that they wanted to see an illustration of me being a carrot so i created a quick little sketch you see above!  When i really want folks to see what i post like the other day i posted an art journal jam video which really had meaning to me and i had hardly ANY engagement? What???

Gypsy Psychic Cartoon



Yesterday I decided to draw a face – when I started I had no idea if it was going to be a man or woman.  I just very slowly and happily created a face.  As this gypsy woman cartoon emerged I asked her who she was. She said she was a gypsy so that necessitated the drawing of a colourful scarf. Then basically she told me she was a gypsy psychic with a crystal ball. I asked her what the message was and she said “I predict you’ll be as happy as you decide to be.”  Guess i needed to hear that yesterday :).


Has this happened to you before when you drew? I’m sure it has and if you are quiet and listen to that quiet voice within you’ll hear the message too! I’d love it if you posted the times that has happened in your life in the comment section!

Love, Violette xo

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