Crescendo

I’m sure many of you have heard the news that Jenny Doh, Editor in Chief of Stampington, has started a new venture, Crescendoh . She has left the reigns in Christen Olivarez’s capable hands and come March 1st Crescendoh will make it’s debut.

Many, many artists will be sharing their ‘Art Saves’ stories to inspire all. I’ve been invited to be a guest curator in June, sharing my story and bringing new art inspiration in from many sources every day for a week.

Although it’s debut is still a little ways off, you can sign up for announcements to be sure not to miss a thing!

Be sure to listen to Jenny’s interview on blogspot radio.

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Watch a tutorial that I did when visiting Stampington Headquarters

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‘Looking Back’ 16×20 on canvas

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A Visit To Stampington, Workshops, and More

How do I even begin? I am still getting goosebumps about my visit to CA this past week. I guess I will just start from the beginning.

My trip started with a visit to my friend Julie Bergmann’s house. Julie and I met at the ZNE ConvenZioNE last spring and hit it off right from the start. She graciously invited me to stay with her and when I got the invitation to teach from Lisa Bebi, the plan was put into action. With good food, lovely wine and a trip to Pinkberry for yogurt we began our visit. The next stop was Stampington & Co. Jenny Doh and the rest of the editors were so gracious and wonderful. We were given the grand tour.

Thrilling Moments

Meeting Jenny in person

Seeing Magazine covers with our names on them on a wall

Meeting with the photographer, Johanna, right after she had finished shooting my art journal for an upcoming issue.
Seeing my name on Jenny’s white board!

Recognizing peoples work just by looking at it
Seeing my aubergine pieces getting ready to be photographed

Doing Lunch with Jenny and Christin

Being filmed for a New Reality Show-LOL

Doing a Tutorial

Having everyone sign my suitcase

Next stop Lisa Bebi’s

A total thrill to meet her as I have long admired her work. She is just as fun as I thought she would be. We stayed up late and decided to do some painting late at night. She showed me her ‘Paint Over’ technique.

The class at The Stamp Addict was full with a waiting list.

The gals, and one guy were really fun and to top it off, who should walk in to the class but the famous Suzi Blu! How fun is that?! She is even better in person than on her youtube videos!!

Off to the gallery for my final workshop and met with another group of fun gals. Everyone was so nice and their work turned out great!

Off to the airport and home again. A completely crazy, busy, fun filled experience that I will never forget.

Tired but happy, journaling my way home.

A Nice Little Suprise

I have been anxiously awaiting the new Somerset Art Journaling magazine. I have not seen anything but a peek at one of my articles in the ad at Stampington. One of my workshop attendees and dear friends Nancy Lefko is going to be featured as well, so we have been emailing to see if the other got their copy yet, lol! For those who missed out on the first issue, (it sold out pretty quickly) this publication reads more like a book. It is full of not only lovely pages, but informative articles and tips from a variety of artists. It is an inspiring read. Back to my story, while accosting the mail lady the other day, I did get another great publication from Stampington, Somerset Holidays. I was originally slated to have this piece in the first issue last year, but they held on to it for this issue instead. It is kind of a look back in time to see work that you did well over a year ago published. My hubby said, oh yeah, I kind of remember that! It will be fun to get this altered Halloween Cookbook back in time for the holiday. We enjoy Halloween a lot in our neighborhood full of kids. This holiday issue is packed with ideas for all holidays, and this is the perfect time of year to start planning ahead, the kids go back to school next week…
On the horizon, Jenny Doh has asked me to do a ‘Workshop’ and ‘With One Palette’ features in a couple of upcoming Somerset Studio issues, so my muse is already working on ideas for those.
While back to school and end of summer bring a tinge of sadness, it also brings free time that just can’t be found during those lovely sunny days. I have a full line up of projects to work on and I’m itching to start, but for this week, I want to squeeze out some more fun in the sun!

More Art Journaling Coming Soon

Hi friends, happy Friday! I received this great news from Jenny Doh, Editor-in-Chief & Director of Publishing, and Christen Olivarez, Editor at Stampington & Co. and they asked me to share, so share I will!

“Great news! As you have probably heard, the premier issue of Art Journaling, which featured your artwork, has officially sold out. The demand for this issue has continued to increase, and we have received a flood of comments from interested readers that would love to own their own copy of this outstanding issue. As a result, we have decided to release a special digital edition of Art Journaling so that we can share your artwork with even more journaling enthusiasts.”

This new digital version will also have links to all of the artists websites etc. Very cool! Christen also asked if I would put the word out to you journalers, they have pushed up the deadline for the next issue in order to publish it a month earlier with an April 15th deadline, so anyone interested in pursuing publication of your art journal can contact Christen Olivarez, colivarez@stampington.com