Sisterhood of the Traveling Stencils

So Excited for my next teaching event and EVENT it will be!!! Join Mary Beth Shaw, Joanne Sharpe, Sue Pelletier and myself for~

 

StencilGirl Friendzy 

A Royal Mixed Media Art Retreat

Wednesday, March 5th & Thursday, March 6th
Event fee: $425.00

Detailed Schedule

Once upon a time, in a Queendom not so far away…. It came to pass that four artists dreamed of coming together in a royal venue to teach fun, innovative mixed media techniques, hereafter known as StencilGirl Friendzy! This unique collaborative event marries art and stencils with friendship, and endeavors to move creativity up a notch.

You will be a part of an amazing sisterhood of stencil wonderment, as you are introduced to tons of techniques using stencils, paint, paper, markers, plaster and more! All students will work with all four artist/teachers, rotating through diverse and innovative mixed media processes in each 3-hour segment. You will depart the Queendom after two days with a fantastic artistic journal plus tons of skills that can be applied to a variety of future projects… in queenish terms, you will have “refined your technique and transformed your art”! You will learn techniques and tricks from each artist that are reflective of their mixed-media styles. You will use limited-edition stencils created by each artist and exclusive to this event, in the creation of your journal, then keep these four unique stencils as your gifts from the StencilGirl Friendzy artists. All materials for your 58-page 9×12″ bound journal built from watercolor paper and canvas panels are included in your event fee. Minimal student supplies will be required.

Download the event brochure here

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Announcing My New Stencil Line!!!

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I’m so excited to finally share my new line of stencils, a-nat-a-my  from StencilGirl with you!! These designs are right out of my sketch books and journal  pages and make a great start to Visual Journaling. Here are some pages I did with my new stencils and also a sneak peek at one more that will be added to the line shortly! 

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If you’re going to be at CHA (Craft & Hobby Association) in Anaheim,  stop by on Sunday, January 12th from 10:00-11:00 at booth #401 F&W Media or booth #1224 R&M where I’ll be giving away signed copes of my new book and this brand new stencil design!

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Starting Fresh in 2014

Starting Fresh in 2014

I don’t know why, but January is the month I always feel compelled to do my Spring Cleaning. I have this need to start off the New Year on the right foot and to do things better and smarter than the year before. So when I saw Mary Beth Shaw’s pictures of her SEPARATE Home Office I slapped myself upside the head (not really:-) and said ‘Duh’ why didn’t I think of doing that?!

I’ve been trying to figure out how to get more space in my studio and in reality all I need to do was move out the computer, file cabinet and secretary desk and revamp the smaller of our two guest bedrooms into a Home Office for me! I think it didn’t occur to me because we have a Home Office downstairs that is hubby’s domain, but I keep all of my business separate from our household so it really makes sense to have a separate office space.

I’ve been eyeing this desk for a couple of years now but never had room for it. It’s from Martha Stewarts Home Office Collection.

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My goal was to create a Home Office that could still double as a 2nd guest bedroom when needed.

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I wanted the office furniture to tie in with my antique Chifferobe and Murphy Bed that originally belonged to my grandparents and were recently passed down to me from my dad. I’ve actually slept on the Murphy Bed every time I visited their house so it’s really special to have it living in my home now.

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I like my workspaces uncluttered but still wan them to look nice so I brought a few of my favorite things in from my studio and around the house.   The little dress hanging up was actually my grandfather’s baby dress and Kecia Deveney’s artwork fits in well. I also went through my stash of artwork and pulled some pieces that I thought went well together.

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This Chifferobe now holds all of my office supplies.

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I absolutely love this credenza file cabinet. I transferred all of my files to it and still have a little room to grow.

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And while moving my inspiration board in it was so overloaded that things were spilling all over the place so I decided to start with a clean slate here as well. It will fill as 2014 progresses and I think it perfectly represents the fact that endless possibilities are ahead in the New Year!

You’re Invited~

Live Book Launch via Facebook 

Live Book Launch

WHEN:  Tuesday, October 15th from 7:00- 9:00pm CST

WHAT:  I’ll be hosting a LIVE Book Launch Party on Facebook and giving away 5 signed copies of my book!

WHERE:  My Facebook Page

RSVP not necessary, just show up anytime during the LIVE event and there will be a link to my Pam Carriker’s Art Facebook Page where you’ll go and leave your name. Five winners will be randomly chosen to receive a signed copy of my new book!!!

Art Journaling Live Event

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I’m thrilled to be part of this day long Art Journaling Workshop hosted by Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine!

Art Journaling Live  will take place on October 26 from 8am-5pm in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Event Description:

Join the Cloth Paper Scissors team for a magic day with Art Journaling Super Stars: Julie Fei-Fan BalzerTraci BautistaPam Carriker, and Dina Wakley.

Learn the tips, tricks, secrets, and terrific techniques to take your art journaling to the next level in this spectacular all-day event. Julie, Traci, Pam, and Dina will lead you through four fun-filled individual classes with all the supplies you’ll need for the entire event.

Enjoy watching the hands-on demonstrations from the comfort of your seat as they are projected on the big screen.

 Class schedule for Saturday, October 26th

8:00am – Introduction

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8:30am – 10:00am - Face Mask – Pam Carriker

10:00am – 10:30am – Break

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10:30am – 12:00pm - Paint It Out – Dina Wakely

12:00pm – 1:30pm – Lunch and Show floor quick peek

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1:30pm – 3:00pm - Color & Pattern Play – Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

3:00pm – 3:30pm – Break

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3:30pm – 5:00pm - Printmaking Unleashed – Traci Bautista

Hope to see you there!!

 

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