I am so excited to be a part of 21 Secrets Tools and Techniques! Thank you Connie Solera and Hali Kari for inviting me to be a part of this workshop! You’ll find 21 awesome teachers ready to impart some juicy ideas to jazz up your art journal and your mixed media projects.
As a little early bird thank you be sure to use coupon code:
to save $10. The sale ends Friday night. Yes, this Friday, February 19th!
21 Secrets Tools and Techniques comes out April 1st.
My workshop is called Flip, Flop and Fly and is all about tip-ins, fold outs and cutouts.
I’ll be sharing a few fun techniques that will help enliven your art journal pages and also add depth to them! I’ve had such fun creating my workshop and can’t wait to share it with you. It’s hard for me to keep a secret and finally i can tell you all about it. Woo hoo! I do hope you’ll join me.
Hello everyone! I finally did it – i finally created an intro video introducing myself. It’s something i should have created a very long time ago – it’s much more difficult to do than creating an art video which is about the art and not you so much. I hung on to the video for 3 weeks before releasing it into the world as my inner critic was having a heyday! It was pretty vicious saying such things as:
“your smile is crooked – you talk out of the corner of your mouth!”
“you’re old….give it up!”
“your teeth are crooked”
“you blather on too much – who’s going to care what you have to say?”
“check out the porridge you left out on the stove….idiot!”
and the critic went on and on until i was metaphorically huddled in a corner in the fetal position.
So I went out and bought this t-shirt on special which allows me to be “perfectly imperfect”.
I figure better done than not done at all right? So i released the video into the world. And i received some lovely and kind feedback on Facebook which was awesome! Thank you dear sweet souls!
For those of you who are not on Facebook I have shared a bit about my health journey – my health was pretty terrible last year…..culminating in a diverticulosis diagnois (as well as a number of other things). I had a big attack which almost landed me in the ER so i decided to make a few lifestyle changes. The changes included walking every day, adding meditation and cutting down on my wine consumption as well as monitoring my food choices. As a result i feel more peaceful, have lost 5 pounds which i had wanted to lose for some time and have not had the terrible pain i had been experiencing.
So it’s onward and upwards for me. What are you adding/taking out of your life to live the life your truly want?
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.