CONTEST CLOSED! THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU WHO ENTERED. WE HAVE A WINNER – TERESA – CONGRATULATIONS. I WILL BE CONTACTING YOU TO SEND YOU YOUR GOODIES. TERESA’S QUOTE WAS:
“When you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance”
Just to let you know i use the random number generator to choose a number – i wish i could give you all a prize.
I am 61 today and in celebration of living 61 years and to thank you for your support and love over the years I am having a contest giveaway! Yay! You might be wondering why i am showing you my ear? Well my wonderful son and daughter-in-law gifted me with hearing aids – you can’t see them can you? They are so skookum. Now i can hear layers of things i could never hear before, can hear conversations going on in the cubicles at the bank and don’t have to keep saying WHAT???? It’s so cool – and to think i was so reticent to get them and admit i have a hearing loss.
I’ll be giving away an original illustration (i made inspiration cards with these) – Believe, A “love who you are” dog tag necklace, a set of 10 postcards and admittance to my online workshop Journal Bliss! The workshop is on art journaling and is full of techniques, tips and tricks.
In order to enter the contest please let me know in the comment section of my blog on this post what your favourite quote is. I’ll be drawing one lucky winner Wednesday June 24 at 9 am PST. Good Luck!
Art Journal Summer School
If you want to have some summer art journaling fun which you’re on holidays please join me for Art Journal Summer School – it’s happening soon………in two weeks!
We have a winner – Roc - congratulations you win the spot on Art Journal Summer school. Thank you so much to all of you who took the time to leave a comment xo So sorry i couldn’t give you all a spot.
You’ve probably heard by now about the latest art journal workshop! Yay!!! Marieke Blokland is gifting all of the teachers with one spot to giveaway to the Art Journal Summer School. How fun is that?
If you would like to know more about this awesome Art Journal Summer School please click here. In this fun online summer school workshop you’ll have access to 11 teachers – I am so thrilled to be one of them! Just a little hint……….my workshop will include Quirky faces!
In order to enter the contest to win a spot for this summer school please leave me a comment here about whether or not you are going away on holidays this summer (or winter) and if you plan on bringing art supplies. I hope you do!
I’ll be drawing a winner on Friday June 5 at 9 am PST. Good Luck everyone!
Wow – my apologies for being absent for so long! I do have some exciting news to share with you however. Marieke Blokland has invited me to teach at her Art Journal Summer School. This is the kind of summer school you’ll love. There are 11 amazing teachers who will be presenting video tutorials on art journaling techniques you can use while on Summer Vacation. Check out the teachers who will be sharing during this online class.
If you are at all like me you tend to bring WAYYYY too many supplies with you while you go on vacation. Well in this workshop we’ll be teaching you how to only use supplies you can fit into a toiletry or cosmetic bag. How cool is that? More info here.
You’ll be art journaling in a smallish journal (about 5″ x 8″) so it won’t take up too much space in your suitcase or knapsack. If you’ll be planning a Staycation instead of going away it will still be awesome as you can easily bring these supplies with you to the beach or coffee shop.
Happy Saturday everyone! I know i have been rather erratic in posting. One post a week seems to be the best i can do these days!
I know that folks are not spending as much time on blogs these days as they are on Social Media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest. I’ve been spending more time there myself and especially on Instagram .
So today i thought i would try something different and have a contest giveaway on Instagram instead of my blog. So please go to my feed @violetteclark and enter to win some wonderful goodies. If you are not already signed up on Instagram it’s easy to do so. Being artists you’ll love it – it’s like visual micro blogging.
Here’s what you can win: Jennifer Lee’s lovely book Building your Business the Right Brain way, 3 bookmarks, 3 greeting cards, 10 postcards, one inspirational dog tag necklace (Love who you are).
Good Luck everyone!
I have been working away on my moleskine book and added this painted page called “go for the joy”. Opposite the page is a lovely print by artist Nicole rae. Quite the contrast no?
Here’s a view of the page before i glued and taped it into my book.
This page was lots of fun – i used alcohol inks for the first time in a longtime and did not remember how incredibly vibrant they were! I squirted green on and then the magenta colour which was way to dark! I kept trying a variety of different things to push back the intensity. I ended up using torn masking tape……..
and sponge painted white over top. Some of the magenta bled through but it still allowed me to write on top my message/quote from Buddha. I washi taped the quirky face on and then wrote a message about spectacular mistakes i have made in my life underneath the head.
I freaked out at first because i wasn’t thrilled with how the page was unfolding. In the end it was okay!
Hello friends! I am so sorry i have been missing in action for so long. I’ve been somewhat depressed and tired from lack of sleep (i know that makes everything worse) that i haven’t felt like blogging. You may have seen me on Facebook or Instagram by the way i’d love it if you followed me! It’s easier for me to post quick little photos with a blurb rather than doing a full blogpost.
So I’ve decided to post some of the pieces i have been working on – mostly been working in my moleskine grid book – inspired by Suzi Blu and her Paint Chronicles. The first spread was inspired by Tammy Garcia of Daisy Yellow. If you haven’t already done so do check out Tammy’s blog – she’s full of inspiration and colourful art prompts to get your juices going.
I have been making tons of doodles for years which end up either getting tossed in the garbage or getting lost in my masses of notebooks (as i don’t like keeping a journal) but since i’ve been working a bit in the Moleskine book i have found a place for my little sketches and drawings to live. At least i can look back and see my process. You can see the little running princess and how i started off with sketches which i glued in my book?
The “Oh my soul” little piece came about because i was trying to paint a rock to replace the lovely painted found rocks and it wasn’t working so i swiped the loaded paint brushed on a piece of grid paper. I looked at it and thought “hey – there could be a face in there” so i began doodling and this is what i came up with.
Basically if i just begin then the drawing tells me what it wants next!
This has been a fun experiment (which i highly recommend) if you don’t want to feel like your journal page has to be perfect. Just sketch away and then glue the doodle in an art journal book or a notebook. You can add stickers like i have done here and use washi tape too. I’ve added some images and words from magazines that spoke to me too!
Oh – yes – there’s an art journal jam today at the Good Day sunshine cafe! Hope to see you there at 3!