What? A Post From Me? and a Giveaway?!!

Hi all you arty people! Wow, I am ashamed at how long ago my last post was!! I am excited as to why though-working hard on book number three!! I’m enjoying working with North Light Books and can’t wait to share all of the things I’ve been working so hard on with you. But that will have to wait until next year.

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So what can I share now? I’m going to share a new DVD of an online workshop I taught last year. If you weren’t able to take it then, now you can have all of the videos from that class and watch them anytime you want on this professionally produced DVD. Over 1 1/2 hours of instruction on one of my favorite art forms-Linoleum Block Carving.

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And I’ll be giving away a FREE DVD to one of the people who comments on this post! On Friday, March 28th I’ll draw a name from the comments and send the winner the DVD. Please make sure you leave an email or contact info so I can get ahold of you.

Don’t want to wait? Well you can now order a copy of this DVD and it will be drop shipped directly to you from the manufacturer.

Choose your own shipping method. The DVD costs $30.00 and comes shrink wrapped in a full plastic DVD case.

Click here to buy now!

 

But wait…that’s not all!!! (infomercial voice-lol) I’ll also send the winner a signed copy of my new book, Creating Art at the Speed of Life!

Creating Art at the Speed of Life

 

But wait…that’s not all…the winner will also receive another DVD! Art Journaling Live-an day long workshop event with Traci Bautista, Dina Wakley, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and myself, produced by Cloth Paper Scissors.

14qm08 So now you can just leave your comment and be sure to check back on Friday, March 28th around 12:00pm CST to see if you’re the lucky winner!!

DVD Makeovers

I’ve been working on my online workshops through Artful Gathering this summer, June is right around the corner!! So while I was designing the covers for the DVD’s I will be offering in those classes, I also updated the existing DVD’s I offer outside of Artful Gathering. These are still the same workshops, just a new look on the outside and I’ve included the supply lists on the jackets or insert:-)

Pursuing Portraits DVD Jacket

 

Journal 365 DVD Jacket

 

If you would like more information about my new online workshops (the only ones I’m offering this year) please take a look at this page.

DVD’s have shipped!

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Thank you for the wonderful participation in the Pre-Order of this DVD.  The DVD’s have shipped so you should be receiving them soon. I’m now making this available at the regular price through the manufacturing company. These will be drop shipped directly from the company with a shipping method of your choosing.

Pursuing Portraits Workshop

 

Pursuing Portaits 6 video Lessons Available for 40.00 plus shipping of your choice

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Journal your way to a self portrait that reflects your true self.  During this 6 lesson course you will work in the comfort and safety of your own Art Journal.  This will be an exploration of our own self and the face that we see in the mirror each morning as we dig deep to find what lies behind the face that we show to the world.  Your face may not even look like you, but it will be representative of the inner you.  I will show you the techniques I use in my mixed media portraits and guide you towards creating a face that is uniquely yours.

 

This workshop is intended to be a starting place for those wanting to pursue the art of drawing faces. I say ‘pursue’ because that’s exactly what I’ve found it to be. You can draw a face every day and not have them look alike. Portraits are a great way to watch your growth as an artist. Since the time I created this workshop my work has evolved a lot, but the basic techniques I teach here are still the same. This is a great starting place on a journey that never ends and I’m excited to be offering this retired workshop as a DVD.

 

Over 2 hours of video instruction

 

DVD’s will be shipped out between the 25th and 30th of this month. It will be available unsigned, directly from the manufacturer at the full price of $40.00
Week 1
~Facing the Facts

 

Sketching basics, learning how to draw a face and where everything is supposed to go.

 

Week 2~Who Am I?

 

Backgrounds that speak of you

 

Week 3~Take a Look in the Mirror

 

Learning how to make it your face

 

Week 4~Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin

 

Learn the painting and shading techniques that I use in my portraits

 

Week 5~It’s the Little Things That Matter Most

 

All the details that bring your face to life

 

Week 6~Shout Out Loud or whisper really soft

 

Using your portrait to express your voice

 

 

Welcoming 2013 with a New DVD Release Pre-Order!

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN THIS PRE-ORDER. IT HAS NOW OFFICIALLY ENDED AND I WILL BEGIN PROCESSING ORDERS TO BE SHIPPED BETWEEN THE 25TH AND 30TH OF THIS MONTH. IF YOU MISSED THE PRE-ORDER YOU WILL STILL BE ABLE TO PURCHASE THE DVD AT IT’S REGULAR PRICE, MINUS THE AUTOGRAPH, DIRECTLY FROM THE MANUFACTURER AT A LATER DATE.

 

Welcome 2013! I hope all of you had a peaceful entry into the New Year!

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To kick things off I’m happy to announce that Pursuing Portraits will now be offered in a DVD format! This class will no longer be taught online and because of the many requests for it I’ve decided to now offer it as a DVD with a Pre-buy sale! For the next 3 Days-ending at 12:00pm on Friday, January 4th,(this cutoff date is firm so if you miss it you will have to wait until the pre-order is completed and order later) you can purchase a SIGNED DVD at a $13.00 discount!

The Pre-Order cost is $27.oo plus $5.00 US Shipping or 10.00 International Shipping

Pursuing Portraits Workshop

Pursuing Portaits 6 video Lessons

Journal your way to a self portrait that reflects your true self.  During this 6 lesson course you will work in the comfort and safety of your own Art Journal.  This will be an exploration of our own self and the face that we see in the mirror each morning as we dig deep to find what lies behind the face that we show to the world.  Your face may not even look like you, but it will be representative of the inner you.  I will show you the techniques I use in my mixed media portraits and guide you towards creating a face that is uniquely yours.

This workshop is intended to be a starting place for those wanting to pursue the art of drawing faces. I say ‘pursue’ because that’s exactly what I’ve found it to be. You can draw a face every day and not have them look alike. Portraits are a great way to watch your growth as an artist. Since the time I created this workshop my work has evolved a lot, but the basic techniques I teach here are still the same. This is a great starting place on a journey that never ends and I’m excited to be offering this retired workshop as a DVD.

Over 2 hours of video instruction

DVD’s will be shipped out between the 25th and 30th of this month. It will be available unsigned, directly from the manufacturer at the full price of $40.00
Week 1
~Facing the Facts

Sketching basics, learning how to draw a face and where everything is supposed to go.

Week 2~Who Am I?

Backgrounds that speak of you

Week 3~Take a Look in the Mirror

Learning how to make it your face

Week 4~Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin

Learn the painting and shading techniques that I use in my portraits

Week 5~It’s the Little Things That Matter Most

All the details that bring your face to life

Week 6~Shout Out Loud or whisper really soft

Using your portrait to express your voice

 

I’ve offered these classes in various ways and always through other online venues, but by now offering them as DVD’s will allow me to re-run workshops that people may have missed or for those who would like to have the videos available to refer back to as often as they like. I will only offer a class as a DVD after I’ve decided not to open it for online teaching anymore. Please remember that as I set my price point for each DVD many things are taken into consideration and while I want to keep things affordable I also need to respect those who have previously paid to take the workshop in it’s online format. Because there are no handouts, or instructor involvement as in a workshop, the price will reflect that. The video’s will occasionally refer to “links on the site” or “PDF downloads” etc, and these pertained to the online workshop as it was originally taught. There are no downloads that come with the DVD and you can easily find the supplies used by simply googling the name, most often dickblick.com  or jerrysartarama.com will carry them.

All DVD’s are professionally manufactured by a company. The DVD’s come in a Traditional DVD case with the insert as pictured below. The DVD’s themselves have graphics on them as well and each set has an insert in the case with additional information for the class.

Journal 365 is Here!

Journal 365 is now available for regular purchase directly from the manufacturer!
More information is on the Online Classes/DVD page of my website

Now Available for Purchase $76 plus shipping direct from manufacturer

Click here to buy now!

Journal 365

Over 6 1/2 hours of video instruction on 4 DVD’s with a ‘no fluff-get down to business’ approach. Journal 365 consists of 12 video lessons that vary in length, totaling over 6 hours of instruction in all. Each lesson was intended to be a starting point from which to create many journal pages over the course of a month. With 12 lessons you will have journal inspiration for a whole year!

Lesson 1- One

‘One’. It’s easy to keep adding and adding to a page with many interesting and exciting things to your page. Working with one image or word simplifies things and causes you to focus on the meaning or feeling that it evokes.  It’s powerful.

Lesson 2- At Face Value

Creating a Self Portrait can be intimidating if you’re not accustomed to drawing faces. The KEY is to remember it doesn’t have to be an exact replica of your face. You are creating the ‘essence’ of you, not a mirror image, and this journal exercise is intended to help you do just that.  You will learn some simple techniques that teach the tonal values of shading and be able to create a self portrait that reflects the inner you.

Lesson 3-Story Construction

We’ll focus on creating stories with collage and paint. By using magazine images, newspaper clippings, and other ephemera, it’s easy to create pages with a story all their own.

Lesson 4-Recycled Collage

Reusing your own artwork in your journal pages helps you get the most out of the time you put into creating art.Lesson 6-Making Your Own Mark.

Lesson 5-Back on Black

Creating on a black page creates drama and depth!

Lesson 6-Making Your Own Mark

Stamps are a great addition to any journal page, but in this lesson we kick it up a notch and carve our own stamps! By creating your own stamps you will continue to set your journal pages apart from the rest as you develop your own style of visual journaling.

Lesson 7-Behind the Mask

Most of us put on a ‘mask’ as we go about our daily life. It’s that ‘face’ that people want and expect to see from us. Each mask is different and we all wear them for different reasons. A lot of the time it doesn’t even really seem like we are wearing one because it’s so comfortable behind it peering out.

Lesson 8-Word Search

In this lesson we start with a whole page of words and then artfully cover them up until we are left with only the words that matter, giving a voice to the page as it evolves.

Lesson 9-Arcimboldo Style Self Portrait

In this lesson we will try our hand at a different type of self portrait. This can involve the amount of painting and drawing that you feel comfortable with. You can create it with collage only if you like. This lesson was inspired by one I taught to the 7th graders art class and it’s a great exercise to really search inside yourself to get at the real you.

Lesson 10-15 Minute Journal Pages

Let’s face it, sometimes there just isn’t any time left in the day to create art. On those days I love to spend just 15 minutes (I even set a timer to force myself to hurry) and create a fast and slightly messy journal page.Lesson 11-Monochromatic Media

Lesson 11-Monochromatic Media

By mixing several different types of media, in the form of collage, paint, and water soluble crayon you can create a visually pleasing journal page while only using one main color. Working with a Monochromatic palette forces your creativity to the surface and allows for interesting exploration of your favorite color or you can challenge yourself with a little used one.

Lesson 12-It’s a Wrap!

This has to be the easiest way on earth to get a really cool looking background for your journal pages. No two will ever be the same and it’s guaranteed fool proof! These pages have the look of tie dyed t-shirts without the mess that comes with the real thing and you can create them so fast you won’t believe it. Use them as is or as the base for more developed pages.

Last Chance to Pre Order Journal 365

I’ve been getting several requests every day from those who missed the pre-order of my Journal 365 DVD so for today only-ENDS AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT-If you email me at pcarrikersart@yahoo.com and include whether shipping is in the US or International I’ll send you a paypal invoice and include you in the pre-order. This is the last chance to purchase it at a 30% discount for $50.00 plus shipping. I’m sorry but this offer will not be extended past midnight tonight.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SALE IS NOW OFFICIALLY OVER. I WILL HAVE THIS DVD AVAILABLE AT THE REGULAR PRICE ON MY WEBSITE AFTER I’VE COMPLETED THE PRE-ORDERS. THANK YOU~

DVD Pre Order

Thank you everyone who ordering my DVD! I have to admit I’m overwhelmed with the response! I will be tallying orders over the next few days and placing a bulk order to the company making the DVD’s next week and it will likely take about a week after placing the order to get the DVD’s from them. Due to the volume I will be processing, please be patient, I will get them out to you as soon as humanly possible and thank you again for your purchases.

For those who missed the pre-sale I will be offering the DVD at full price drop shipped directly from the company in the near future, after I’ve processed the pre-orders.

Happy Thanksgiving all!

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SALE IS NOW OFFICIALLY OVER. I WILL HAVE THIS DVD AVAILABLE AT THE REGULAR PRICE ON MY WEBSITE AFTER I’VE COMPLETED THE PRE-ORDERS. THANK YOU~

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