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Another prize to giveaway–February Contest

Happy Friday my friends!  I don’t know what i was thinking.  I am giving away 2 prizes for my February contest however that doesn’t sit right with me – it feels like it should be either one or three prizes so I’m adding another prize into the mix!talkingheads

On Monday I’ll be giving away these two little Talking Heads – “Quirky” and “Bliss – Tranquility”……..they would be so sweet standing on a bookshelf nestled next to your favourite books or simply displayed on a mantle quietly holding the energy of quirky, bliss and tranquility Smile.


As you can see i have indulged my love of glitter by dousing these little beauties with opalescent glitter!  Sweet!  These little talking heads are 2” x 4”x 1/2”, mixed media on wood.  The hat adds extra height to Quirky. Originally I called the talking heads without hats “Men without hats” just for fun!

So if you have not already entered my contest please go here for contest details and enter to win one of three prizes!  Good Luck!

And speaking of contests……

Nicci from Into the heART art Retreat is having a contest you might want to check out!  I’m one of the instructors for Nicci’s retreat!

I’ll be making crafts with my little grandson Sam today – should be fun!  He loves Craft time!

Enjoy the weekend!

Love, Violette xo

February Contest Giveaway!

It has been a while since I’ve had a contest – i think i missed January?  Yikes!  In any case i have decided to give away some lovely morsels of artsy goodness!

Contest_PicMonkey Collage

Prize number one: I’ll be giving away three chunky wood blocks with prints of my original art!  I think they look so sweet in a grouping, on the wall or propped up next to a book! The prints are 4” x 5” x 1/2” – painted black on the sides and back. There’s a hanger to hang up your little piece of art.


Prize number two: You’ll be getting 2 bookmarks and 3 magnets 4” x 5”. Juicy inspiration for your fridge and a place marker for your books.



I had a fun time yesterday assembling the chunky wood blocks for my contest!

I’ll be drawing 2 names next Monday February 25th  at 8 am PST.  To enter my contest please leave a comment here – let me know what’s your favourite way of learning something new – taking a live class, online workshop, reading a book or skimming the internet – also do you prefer videos, step by step PDF’s or written materials?

Thank you and Good Luck!

Love, Violette xo

Studio clean up, a bit of this and that


The studio clean-up continues ……


I have trouble doing things like this on my own – i can’t maintain a level of enthusiasm by myself.  It helps if i have someone with me cheering me on.  I tend to welcome any distraction like the other day my Mom and Stepdad dropped by and we went out for lunch – rather than return to cleaning i got onto other chores.  The biggest problem is that i have amassed a ton of supplies with no room for everything – i do need to purge but don’t have the time right now.  I am babysitting my grandbaby Cillian this afternoon.

The supplies i use for my workshops don’t have a home so they will simply have to be piled up in a corner during the Art Party on Saturday. Smile

If you haven’t entered the May Contest giveaway go here.

Over at Creativity Portal they have a 20 Question Interview you can take part in – it’s all about your creative life.

Chris Dunmire has a review of Pattie Mosca’s Permission Slips book and how it has helped some of her clients and friends.  While you are over at Creativity Portal check out Pattie’s interview here.

Thank you for all of the great ideas on future videos. Judging from your comments i can tell that many of you would like to see videos of me drawing faces!  In the meantime i thought you would enjoy this video of Tam – (Willowing) creating a face in 20 minutes. It’s a lovely painterly face.  Tam demonstrates that it truly doesn’t take long to add a bit of creativity to your life! Enjoy! Do check out Willowing’s gorgeous May Calendar.


May Contest Giveaway


It’s about time i had another contest don’t you think? So for the May Contest Giveaway I am offering up 4 “thank you Top hat girl” greeting cards as well as the pendant Cupcake Girl


Isn’t she sweet? – she can be a little talisman that you were daily to remind yourself to follow your bliss!


On the back of the pendant it says “Follow your bliss” – just in case you forget!

To enter to win these goodies simply leave me a message in the comment section letting me know what you’d like to see in my next youtube video!  Thank you and good luck!  Contest ends at midnight on Wednesday May 23rd (PST).

“Got Teens?” Workshop

My friend and co-facilitator for the Teens Art Journaling Workshops – Susi Vasseur will be hosting a workshop series called “Got Teens” – it’s all about Navigating the Teen Years.

Join other like-minded proactive parents to discover:
• New ways to connect with your teen
• How to feel empowered as you elevate your parenting skills
• How to enjoy those important formative years
• The benefits of sharing ideas and solutions with others

It starts May 28th – if you live in the Lower Mainland you might like to attend Susi’s workshop! Click on the above link to find out more and sign up.


Where’s Violette?

On May 26th at 2 pm I’ll be demonstrating Art Journaling at Opus Art Supplies in Langley It’s free – you’ll see me lettering, creating colourful backgrounds, collaging as well as incorporating photos onto the journaling pages.

On June 1 and 2nd I will have a booth at the B.C. Home School Convention at the TRADEX in Abbotsford, B.C. I’ll be selling my Teens Dream Journal DVD as well as some pendants, cards and bookmarks.  I’ll be chatting about art journaling as well!  Come out and see me if you can. There will be lots of booths there as well as some awesome speakers.  I’d love to meet you.


December Holiday Giveaway


Here is Noel – the mannequin wearing her Santa hat – getting all festive for the holiday season!



I tried shooting a video for the giveaway but my video editing program isn’t working – i think my computer is almost filled to capacity and simply won’t take one more video – ack!!!  So I’ll just have to do a normal post for the giveaway.  I’m giving away 3 Bliss calendars – so there will be three winners in all!  yay!!!  All you have to do is leave me a message about your favourite holiday memory and you’ll be entered in the draw.  I’ll be drawing names next Friday December 16th at 8 am PST! 

Good luck!

Happy weekend everyone.  I’ll be babysitting my grandson Sam and reading “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” to him – should be fun!


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