Vlog 3 – Contest Giveaway

Here is the swag i’ll be giving away this week – lots of fun stuff to win – postcards, greeting cards, magnets and print of my art journal pages – 4 designs in all! YAY!! I’ll be having the draw on friday. Please leave a message letting me know what inspires you to be entered into the draw. Thanks! xo I apologize for the poor quality of this video…..not sure what is wrong with this program.

Please click on the button on the righthand side bar called “free downloads” for some goodies that i have offered in the past….now you’ll find them in one spot!!

81 Comments on Vlog 3 – Contest Giveaway

    September 13, 2010 at 4:23 am (10 years ago)


  2. Pam
    September 13, 2010 at 5:06 am (10 years ago)

    Beautiful pieces!!! I love your style & always get excited when I see that you’ve posted a new video. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  3. Suzie Crafter
    September 13, 2010 at 5:08 am (10 years ago)

    Your artwork is beautiful, I love each piece. Thank you for the opportunity to enter this give away! Susan

  4. clara
    September 13, 2010 at 5:48 am (10 years ago)

    gosh Violette I love all of your creative whimzies! wish i could have one of each of them! 🙂 <3


  5. Margaret
    September 13, 2010 at 6:00 am (10 years ago)

    Good Morning, looks like I am the first!
    I am most inspired by art/artists that I see in magazines, books and on the web.
    Thanks for having this blog, it has been on my daily visit llist ever since I bought your book.

  6. Liette Prevost
    September 13, 2010 at 6:01 am (10 years ago)

    oh very nice your giveaway…hummm…
    the answer to your question about what inspired me to me enter in draw is to heal my back, to reconnect with myself, with the pleasure I have had when i was young, having fun to play with color and texture…the nature inspire me so much…i am not a great drawer like you are, but i have pleasure to try to mixed-media technics…you inspire me too!!! have a nice day!!!

  7. Wendy Fedan
    September 13, 2010 at 6:40 am (10 years ago)

    What inspires me? People like YOU, Violette! 🙂 🙂
    Actually, a community of creatives really does keep me very much inspired. I believe inspiration can really be contagious.
    Other inspirations:
    – Visiting a fun blog that inspires me (like YOURS) 🙂
    – Receiving an inspiring message of hope from a friend (or ANY message, for that matter)
    – Reading or even just flipping through a good book
    – Watching a favorite movie
    – Watching my children play happily (occasionally it does happen) 🙂
    – An impromptu conversation with a stranger
    Fun to think about this. My list could easily be longer!

  8. iHanna
    September 13, 2010 at 7:28 am (10 years ago)

    I would love to win some of your colorful stuff, but I already know I wouldn’t send the cards but keep them, just so you know! Now I’m off to google Joesph Campbell. take care. See ya!

  9. Nina Bunin
    September 13, 2010 at 7:33 am (10 years ago)

    OMG – you changed your whole blog………it’s awsome!!!

  10. nakcus
    September 13, 2010 at 8:05 am (10 years ago)

    I’d love to win some of your work. Seeing your bright colors and cheerful patterns have inspired me. Your blog is a daily “must read” for me. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  11. Lisa
    September 13, 2010 at 8:44 am (10 years ago)

    I am inspired to enter for your pieces because you and your art sincerely move my spirit on my path of growth and healing. You help me to find the courage and motivation to express myself and it brings peace to all areas of my life.

    AND I am entering because heck- if I dont, then there is zero chance of winning and those are terrible odds for something so precious ! 😉

  12. Laura Tiffany
    September 13, 2010 at 9:31 am (10 years ago)

    I love your work. It’s artist like you that inspire me to try to be more creative and have fun.

  13. Malissa Tadique
    September 13, 2010 at 9:56 am (10 years ago)

    What beautiful art. Thanks for the givaway…I would love to win 🙂

  14. Malissa Tadique
    September 13, 2010 at 9:58 am (10 years ago)

    Opps…I am inspired by my kids and artwork I see that I love

  15. regina1973
    September 13, 2010 at 11:13 am (10 years ago)

    Well…. I am inspired by artworks of other artists like you Violette.
    Sometimes a technique shown on youtube can get me started to play or I find a material that I love to use. These days it is shrinking plastic, wohooo.
    I have so much fun. Once I started I cannot stop. I create charms with it, that can also be used for jewwelry or as an embellishment of a mini-book.
    I am making a video about it rightnow and hope to inspire others, too.
    Greetings and lots of inspiration to all!

  16. Nicole Nadeau
    September 13, 2010 at 12:36 pm (10 years ago)

    I love your work and find it very inspiring. I would love to win the contest. I think you are a cool lady = )

  17. Sara Twycross
    September 13, 2010 at 12:41 pm (10 years ago)

    I have your book and its wonderful, I was inspired to enter the giveaway because I would love to have one of your pieces on my wall. I have just got a wonderful craft desk. We changed our spare bedroom to a hobby room and the walls are a little bare. Hugs Sara

  18. Ethel
    September 13, 2010 at 12:41 pm (10 years ago)

    Hi Violette,
    I enjoy reading and viewing your blog everyday. Each time I do that, I think about writing to thank you for all the inspiration you have given me! So, thank you 🙂
    I have lots of supplies, but still haven’t started to do something. I would really be happy creating every day. Perhaps if I had something of yours on my bulletin board or wall that would finally motivate me to set my creative juice in motion!!
    I have your book Journal Bliss-love it.

    Thanks again for adding sunshine to my days.

  19. Kathie
    September 13, 2010 at 1:02 pm (10 years ago)

    Oh, Violette! I would love to own more of your work because looking at your art makes me feel so happy! (and I hadn’t felt very happy in a long time) (meeting you and seeing all your art made me feel so happy – thank you for being you! ) Love, K.

  20. Lady Jana
    September 13, 2010 at 2:51 pm (10 years ago)

    As I am teaching my 6 year old (going on 17) granddaughter all about having fun with paints. Children at this age seem to do it naturally they just play and have fun. Its adults who need to be taught things like”how to chill out” Winning your colorful stash of goodies would keep us quite for a autumn evening or two catching whats left of the late Sun.

  21. MissKoolAid
    September 13, 2010 at 3:04 pm (10 years ago)

    I find inspiration in nature, other artists’ work, children (they are so full of life and wonder!)

  22. Katie
    September 13, 2010 at 4:51 pm (10 years ago)

    My inspiration comes from seeing pictures, colours, reading magazine articles, watching anything art related, for example, your vids on youtube. They are so colourful and happy! Makes me want to go use colours galore! Im also inspired by the people around me, and they have actually inspired some art work ive done.
    Keep up the art work! 😀

  23. Ieva
    September 13, 2010 at 5:01 pm (10 years ago)

    I am inspired by the little moments that make me smile and truly convince me of the beauty of life.

  24. YzaJoy
    September 13, 2010 at 5:05 pm (10 years ago)

    Hi Violette! I’m always on the look out for something from you. I discover you on youtube and love you spiritual, creative free spirit. You are a model for me because I aspire to be this free, free to be the real me. So thanks to be who you are.

    And, of course, it would be fabulous to have a creation from you.

    Good luck to everyone!

  25. Valerie Mann
    September 13, 2010 at 5:09 pm (10 years ago)

    I like your attitude and your work and it would be something to have a piece of your art.

  26. kathleen
    September 13, 2010 at 5:11 pm (10 years ago)

    Love your style, Violette!! Pick me!! Would love to own some of your fun stuff!!!

  27. Tamara W
    September 13, 2010 at 5:16 pm (10 years ago)

    Violette you have inspired me to find healing through art journaling. I love the way you use color in your art pieces. Words can not express the ponderings in my heart and you have inspired me to express those ponderings through artistic expression. I would love to win the contest and how some of your personal art to further inspire my art journaling.

  28. Christina Jackson
    September 13, 2010 at 5:16 pm (10 years ago)

    how cool are you?!?!?!
    what an awesome array of goodies, thanks so much for the chance to win!!
    my inspiration? art, in it’s many funky forms!

  29. Stacy
    September 13, 2010 at 5:25 pm (10 years ago)

    YOU inspire me! My kids, our friends and neighborhood inspire me too. Especially this time of year. 🙂 I’m always inspired at the beginning of a new season also. That is one thing I love about living in Upstate NY. There are four distinct seasons and I look forward to each and every one. Beautiful!

  30. Jeni
    September 13, 2010 at 5:28 pm (10 years ago)

    Hey Violette – I am inspired by people like you!

  31. Kirsten Alicia
    September 13, 2010 at 5:49 pm (10 years ago)

    Thanks for offering such a gorgeous giveaway, I think I would be super-inspired if I had some of your art in my home!

  32. Val
    September 13, 2010 at 6:43 pm (10 years ago)

    I love your work and all the colors you use

  33. Manon
    September 13, 2010 at 7:17 pm (10 years ago)

    I love your work! You’re such an authentic creative spirit! Your book is always on my bedside table and add joy to my heart everytime I flipp pages!
    I keep my fingers crossed!!



  34. alana
    September 13, 2010 at 7:31 pm (10 years ago)

    Your work is so beautiful and inspring! I love your book too! I just watched your video today with my little 5-year old, who said, “ooooh Mommy, can we have the ‘live your dreams’ or ‘walking on sunshine’? Those are really nice and I like those.” I said, “I like those too honey. We’ll see what Ms Violette says about who wins.”

    I’m so inspired by my child! By color! By nature. By love. By joy. By following bliss. By dreaming. By sharing. By connecting. By others’ art. By others’ words. By my own sometimes too. Best wishes to you and all the creative folks out there. oxoxo

  35. Donna
    September 13, 2010 at 7:39 pm (10 years ago)

    I love your art and it would be so cool to have a piece of your art!

  36. sarita
    September 13, 2010 at 8:02 pm (10 years ago)

    what inspired me to enter this draw? i love having new inspiring items on my craft desk or on the wall..and i think your magnets are great – and i can see sharing with my daughter in law. thank you for the chance to win these wonderful colorful inspiring items/

  37. Sandi Hixson
    September 13, 2010 at 8:50 pm (10 years ago)

    i love your work! and i would love to win something!

  38. Nancy Frazier
    September 13, 2010 at 8:58 pm (10 years ago)

    I do so love your style and creativity! You are so blessed with the kind of talent I can only covet! But owning a piece or two will have to satisfy me!!! I love your Journal Bliss book. It gives me so much inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

  39. Marlaine
    September 13, 2010 at 10:02 pm (10 years ago)

    I’m inspired to enter your draw because I received your book – Journal Bliss in the mail today and I’ve read it from cover to cover! Love it! And I’d love to have more of your ‘juicy’ inspiration around my home!

  40. Poetic Dreams
    September 13, 2010 at 11:36 pm (10 years ago)

    Who wouldn’t want to own any of ya beautiful work? I know for a fact I’d love to win it. Thus my reason to enter ya sweet giveaway.
    How’s ya hand doing hun? Ya not over doing it are ya? By the way How did finding Glitter Van a home go?
    Wishing ya a Beautiful day. Love & Hugs, Poe

  41. Brandy
    September 14, 2010 at 3:11 am (10 years ago)

    My inspiration comes usually comes from nature, or the everyday quirks one encounters in life.


  42. Jennifer
    September 14, 2010 at 3:59 am (10 years ago)

    You were one of the very first to inspire me to just BE ME!
    I would be honored to win a piece of your work.

  43. Suzi Weaver-Haskell
    September 14, 2010 at 4:16 am (10 years ago)

    Ah, Violette~ One day I visited White Rock and stayed at your home, surrounded by your sense of style; color and design. I was touched by your art in a way that has stayed with me from that day – I have one little frig magnet that you gave me as a parting gift – a figure of a person standing on top of the world – “You Are The Miracle You’ve Been Waiting For!” it reads. With that inspiration, I launched my organization – Quantum Leap Collective: Reconnection & Ascension. I would love to show others where I learned to trust self to achieve greater goals. 🙂 Love you g/f – proud to call you my friend. Suzi

  44. Julie
    September 14, 2010 at 6:58 am (10 years ago)

    Great giveaway Violette! I love the new look of your blog too!

  45. Shelley Ellis
    September 14, 2010 at 7:16 am (10 years ago)

    I am inspired by almost everything around me. Your artwork especially is inspiring because it’s bright and colorful and while totally artistic and creative also seems very real and attainable. It’s difficult to be sad or depressed while looking at polka dots and stripes and splashes of color. I love the mixture of words and art and the ability to express yourself in so many different ways. Your spirit of giving and sharing and encouraging others is also most inspiring. Thank you!

  46. Monia
    September 14, 2010 at 8:10 am (10 years ago)

    Hi! Despite the fact that LOTS want to win and I doubt I’m as lucky as being THE one I still want to give it a try and in general let you know how great and uplifting I find your art!! I just recently discovered you and just got your Journal Bliss Book in the post yesterday but loved flipping trough it… So inspiring!!!

  47. Nicole B.
    September 14, 2010 at 8:44 am (10 years ago)

    Art direction and set decoration in films and tv inspires me. I love studying the lines of a set’s architecture and how the artist displays objects. And costumes too! I love seeing the upclose details of fabric, it gives me ideas for journal backgrounds and borders!

  48. Michele
    September 14, 2010 at 9:24 am (10 years ago)

    Oh gosh, some days it seems like inspiration is EVERYWHERE. I like statues, native artwork, patterns on wrapping paper and fabric, cookbooks, children’s books, the birds that visit my garden, tiny houses, unusual architecture, art books, National Geographic, street fairs and wandering the isles of hardware and art stores.

  49. Kathi
    September 14, 2010 at 9:26 am (10 years ago)

    Great giveaway….great question. I am inspired by the beauty of nature particularly the mountains and any kind of water…ocean, stream, lake. I am also inspired by seeing my family with big smiles on their faces.

  50. Ruth Holloway
    September 14, 2010 at 10:13 am (10 years ago)

    i get inspired by the internet, books, shop windows, magazines and loads of things but mainly I get visually inspired by beautiful artwork or my passion for all things mystical in particular fairies. or my passion for fashion.

  51. Mary Dean Carter
    September 14, 2010 at 11:28 am (10 years ago)


    I have a copy of “Journal Bliss,” and have long been an admirer of your work. I am an art journaler and find your use of color, unique designs and wonderful faces to be a marvelous inspiration! Plus, you (like me) love glitter! I am also inspired by your blog and by listening to interviews where you have discussed your spiritual journey. For me, the process is a crucial part of the journey and journal! Blessings to you on yours! I would be beyond thrilled to receive the swag!

    Mary Dean

  52. Carrie B
    September 14, 2010 at 2:21 pm (10 years ago)

    Healing, helping and teaching people inspires me. 🙂 Occasionally just nature and colors inspire me, but my life’s purpose is to help, heal & teach!

  53. Susan Thornton
    September 14, 2010 at 3:49 pm (10 years ago)

    I am always inspired by the smiles of people I see each day.

  54. MercuryRizing777
    September 14, 2010 at 4:07 pm (10 years ago)

    I would love to be entered into your drawing because your artwork has a magickal look to it, so whimsical with all the beautiful colors, its alive, I would love to own a peice of your work, Thanks Patricia 🙂

  55. gemma
    September 14, 2010 at 6:16 pm (10 years ago)

    Hi it’s me in az….still here waving at you.
    You are awesome to have this give away Violette.
    I do have some of your magnets and stuff that I love and treasure.
    and want to win more.Greedy aren’t I?
    Whoever wins is lucky.

  56. susie
    September 14, 2010 at 7:13 pm (10 years ago)

    Nature inspires me! I love being outside and seeing beautiful creations. There are always surprises if you take the time to look. Love your blog and your book. Thanks for the contest!!

  57. Ursula
    September 15, 2010 at 2:47 am (10 years ago)

    Dear Violette,

    I can’t let this chance pass by me! 🙂

    For abstract work I’m mostly inspired by music, all kind of music. Sometimes it’s the melody, sometimes it’s the lyrics.

    For non-abstract work guess what I’m inspired by the most right now? Here’s a tip, I got Journal Bliss last week! Yay! 😉

    Thank you for the chance!

    Love and hugs from Austria,
    Ursula aka u-woman

  58. Jennifer Barber
    September 15, 2010 at 12:42 pm (10 years ago)

    I just got your book Journal Bliss from Amazon.com. It’s very inspiring to me right now.

  59. Cynthia Taylor
    September 15, 2010 at 1:13 pm (10 years ago)

    I love your bright colors and your quotes are perfect!! follow your bliss is my husbands favorite quote, he is a devoted Alan Watts reader and listens to tapes etc. He thought it originated with Alan Watts 🙂 I have read and own some books and seen some videos with Joseph Campbell, who is a favorite of mine! I really like the way you combine your colors, images and quotes 🙂 thx for the opportunity to win some of your artwork!

  60. Natski
    September 16, 2010 at 12:15 am (10 years ago)

    Wow Violette, I love your giveaways please entre me. I love your use of color it makes your works magical. Yellow Hugs as always Natski

  61. Sharon
    September 16, 2010 at 10:49 am (10 years ago)

    My greatest inspiration – Artists like YOU who use their creative talent with wild abandon…..and share insight of “issues” they’ve worked through to encourage those of us who are more inhibited and working through issues of our own. GOOD FOR YOU and a huge big THANK YOU for sharing your art and inspiration with the world!!!!!

  62. Jennifer
    September 16, 2010 at 11:47 am (10 years ago)

    I’m inspired by my 8 yr old daughter, my garden and just about anything outdoors, especially if it has anything to do with the beach! You’re playful use of color is equally inspiring, that’s why I keep coming back to your blog!

  63. Lenore Lyons
    September 16, 2010 at 3:46 pm (10 years ago)

    I am so glad I found you. I am on my journey…journals are the transportation.


  64. Vicki
    September 16, 2010 at 5:59 pm (10 years ago)

    Love your site and your book!!!

    And a giveaway? How sweet of you!

    Thank you for all your inspiration 🙂

  65. Natasha
    September 16, 2010 at 9:31 pm (10 years ago)

    Thank you so much for such a fantastic opportunity!

    I am inspired by everything…the ocean, my children, new art supplies and clean laundry…everything…it all depends on my frame of mind. 🙂

  66. Kelly Donovan
    September 17, 2010 at 8:18 am (10 years ago)

    YOU Inspire me! I bought your book off the shelf not knowing who you were. I just knew I loved the premise and colors and what it was going to help me with…inspiration! I loved it…I used it…I still go through it for info and inspiration..It is in my few books I go through often…Then I joined FB and thought..let me see if she is on here…and you were..and we have been friends eversince!!!! I still get inspired from you, your blog and vlogs!!!! Even if I do not win…Keep Inspiring and Thanks for inspiring me!
    Kelly Donovan

  67. Cynthia
    September 17, 2010 at 8:23 am (10 years ago)

    Love love love your blog and your work is so happy and cheerful, it makes me smile! I get inspired by everything- other artists like you, nature, crafts, life in general!

  68. cynthia stroo
    September 17, 2010 at 8:29 am (10 years ago)

    What a wonderful giveaway! I am inspired by the color combinations I see outdoors, in nature. The red green of the leaves as they change, the many shades of green in the grasses, and the flowers, oh the flowers!

  69. admin
    September 17, 2010 at 9:21 am (10 years ago)

    Joanne L (e-mailed me) said she is inspired:

    Well – there is inspiration everywhere, just have to look around you to find it, no matter where you are.

    But for me, poetry, particularly that which describes nature and the world around us, is inspiring. Helping me to put into words, pictures and other ‘arty-ways’ what it all means to me. Rainbows and colour – inspiration is out, taking time to discover it and realise all that is beautiful!!

  70. admin
    September 17, 2010 at 9:38 am (10 years ago)

    added from youtube: Laneauxpaula:

    You do lovely work – would love to own a sample or two.

  71. admin
    September 17, 2010 at 9:39 am (10 years ago)

    from youtube:
    alimack42long – i’d love to enter your contest!!!! cant wait to see some more art journal vids or any of your creations. hugs Ali

  72. admin
    September 17, 2010 at 9:40 am (10 years ago)

    youtube from thekeddi:
    I would love to go in the contest too! I love your work and your room!

  73. admin
    September 17, 2010 at 9:40 am (10 years ago)

    from youtube: missrafaelas:
    Please include me in your contest. I would luv to win one of your precious work. Thanks for including me.

    Have a wonderful day.


  74. admin
    September 17, 2010 at 9:40 am (10 years ago)

    from youtube: Watapaint:
    love your work, love your spirit

  75. admin
    September 17, 2010 at 9:41 am (10 years ago)

    jccorona: youtube:

    love your work

  76. admin
    September 17, 2010 at 9:41 am (10 years ago)

    from youtube:
    2 days ago i like you work, is precioso. and ilike you house

  77. admin
    September 17, 2010 at 9:42 am (10 years ago)

    from youtube:

    3 days ago Your art is so playful and fun and I just love it. Your book “Journal Bliss” is great!

  78. Doug Barton
    September 17, 2010 at 10:34 am (10 years ago)

    I love your work and have admired it since I met you a few years ago…

  79. Kay Sprietzer
    February 25, 2013 at 9:32 pm (7 years ago)

    I am inspired by your works! It seems to tap into a younger self and express oneself freely. I also love getting ideas from nature and how light plays an important roll in color and perspective.


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