Share Art

While writing down my goals for 2010 I realized there was a recurring theme, ‘Share Art’. Every goal was about sharing art in some way. It’s been the emerging theme from my journal pages, the voice of my muse.

When your muse is speaking it’s wise to listen. I have several ‘Share Art’ projects in the works and hope to add several more venues in the near future.

First on my list for today is ‘Hearts for Haiti’ an Etsy Shop opened to allow artists to share their work, all proceeds go to Haiti relief efforts, while artists donate work and pay for worldwide shipping. ‘Heart of Hearts’ is my donation. A 16×20 mixed media canvas. Pass the word around about this shop and let’s share art and raise money to help the horrible situation in Haiti.

I’d also like to Share Art with one of my blog readers! I just reached 300 followers and haven’t had a GIVEAWAY for awhile, so this seems like a great time! I’m going to giveaway an ONLINE WORKSHOP! Your choice of the three I have open right now, VISUAL JOURNALISM 101, SHADES OF GREY, or PURSUING PORTRAITS. If you have already taken all three, please still sign up and I’ll give you a $40 gift certificate for my Etsy Print Shop! And just to keep things fun, if we reach 100 entrants, I’ll up the giveaway to include two winners!!

So please encourage others to share in this giveaway, post on your blog, tweet, facebook, whatever way you want and help me to Share Art! Giveaway will end January 24th at 12:00pm, all you have to do is comment on this post~

124 responses

  1. i'm going to enter, because i could use something fun happening to me! thanks for sharing through your giveaway, on FB and more!kecia

  2. What a lovely and meaningful theme for 2010, "Sharing Art." I'd love the opportunity to take another workshop with you. I learned so much in the Visual Journalism class. My workshop and class budget this year has been slashed so it would be a treat to win! Thank you for this opportunity.

  3. What a delight to find your blog! It has helped shoo the winter blues away.Thank you for switching the light back on!Sharon

  4. well its a long list, but a class may be just what I need, taking one instead of teaching one for a change, if its not too late I'd like to play too!

  5. Oh I would love to win a class. I too am sharing art this year. I am involved in a traveling sketchbook with 8 other artists.Love your blog and how much you are willing to share.

  6. Just a quick note to say that you rock! I started reading the latest issue of Art Journaling last night and I read your article,which was so inspiring and better yet, it was so nice to see that you are so admired by your contemporaries…I cannot wait for your book!

  7. I think that the Hearts for Haiti is a great idea. I like your submission and have wanted to take your shades of grey class for a long time. I love your art

  8. What an awesome opportunity both in sharing art to raise funds for Haiti and your generous give away. I am going over the check out the etsy shop!

  9. I've just stumbled across your blog! Your work is really beautiful and I'd love to take up my drawing again. I feel very inspired having viewed your work! Thank you!

  10. Hi Pam! It's been awhile since I have created anything and I have soooo wanted to take one of your workshops. Might be just what my muse needs!! Thanks for the chance!!

  11. Cheri Anderson PhillipsPam, i tried to leave a comment but the site wasn't being cooperative or i was being dumb. your art is great and your heart is big…

  12. I would love to take your self-portrait class!! I am beginning my journey into art anew after many years and one of your classes would certainly inspire me. Thank you!

  13. Hi Pam,Thanks for the information on Hearts for Haiti! I will be donating something, that's for sure! And I'd also love to participate in one of your classes, so please enter me! I've tweeted your "Share Art" post, and will be posting it to my blog too. Thanks!~Holly

  14. I would truly love the opportunity to win a place on one of your workshops,they all look so nice, although I must admit I like the look of the Shades of Grey one, plus I already have the pens LOL

  15. Pam, what an amazing opportunity this would be. Well, better odds in winning from 1 in perhaps 200 than 1 in a million. I'll keep my fingers crossed and so impressed with all of your continued generosity!

  16. Wow, how can I pass up a chance to learn? I'm such a newbie to online and blogging, and a total art beginner. I found your site through Lori Vliegen (she's wonderful).I see that you're now force to offer two freebies, since you're over 100. Wahoo.

  17. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your workshops. My frend Dora promoted your contest 🙂 What a generous spirit you have! Thank you

  18. What a generous donation-giveaway combo you're sharing. I just ordered (my first ever) set of prints – the proceeds are going directly to haiti. its such a good feeling to share in this way. (getting all teary eyed.) i have to look into the etsy shop too!Thank you lovely Pam. PS. I can't wait until your book comes out! And of course I would love one of your classes 😉

  19. You are the finest example of the giving hearts in the blogging community – thank you so much!Count me in on the giveaway – a free class how wonderful!Christine

  20. hello miss pam. i've been a bit remiss in my blog hopping lately. it seems life has a mind of its own. i am looking forward to seeing what art direction you go in this year and where all your creating takes you. looking forward to your book coming out. i hope you are doing well with that. i'll be watching and cheering you on!

  21. What an exciting idea! I keep seeing your work in magazines and online, and I keep thinking I need to try some of your techniques. What better way than a workshop! Now the only question is which one? Maybe I'll someday take all three!

  22. OM Grace and Goodness! I'd love to take a class from you! You inspired my goals and achievements list for 2010 in my art journal. Please pick me!

  23. i have been admiring your artwork from afar for such a long time!! thanks for sharing your artwork and your workshops with us….what a treat!! :)))

  24. Hello! I have seen your art in the Somerset magazines and would looooove to learn fron you! Yes, Haiti is on my mind every day.

  25. I would love to take or win a workshop with you!! Hearts for Haiti is a great idea and I am off to check things out. I'll leave a note on my Facebook about it as well.

  26. Hi Pam! I have recently discovered your blog and art and I love your portraits sooo much! I am new in the mixed-media world but I'm enjoying it very much. I would love to take one of your classes.You are a very generous person, thank you.

  27. Pam you are such an inspiration! I have 'discovered' so many new techniques in following your blog. Thanks so much for sharing your gifts with us. I love your style and would absolutely LOVE to take a class with you!

  28. Pam! I will definitely pass on the hearts for Haiti …Your work is beautifully Enchanting…almost like a whisper to my heart… saying "go on Vanessa!" Be an artist!! Thanks for the inspiration!! VanessaHttp://

  29. Wow! A class giveaway is very generous of you! I'm already working on my art journal, but I would love to take another class.Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway and for sharing the info about etsy's Hearts for Haiti.

  30. I'd love to take one of your classes! I just started art journaling & LOVE it. Your blog is so inspiring. Thanks!sheilah

  31. Thank you Pam for thinking of a way to help those in Haiti. We should all help. I would love to take a class from you, especially in shades of gray!

  32. oooooh I'd be so thrilled to win a class from you! So nice of you to do this..keeping my fingers crossed that I win!! good luck everyone too..

  33. How generous of you Pam….Thank you! Good luck everybody!p.s. and you're right, each portrait I attempt to do is special. I shall embrace the individuality of each one.

  34. How generous of you to give everyone a chance at a free class. Your work is wonderful.i am going to check out heartsfor haiti. what a wonderful way to help.

  35. Oh Pam, what a generous giveaway. I do so love your art, with money being so tight this time of year, winning would definately be good for my soul. Thank you for sharing your ART!!!!!Hugs,Ivy

  36. Hi Pam a workshop with you on-line would be the ultimate experience almost as good as if you came to Australia to teach us.Your portraits always inspire me so that would be my choice. Our hearts do go out to Haiti

  37. One of my New Years Resolutions was to take more art classes…one was to be your Visual Journalism.My help for Haiti will be monthly this year through employer-matching employee donations. My husbands company is matching dollar for dollar.Thanks, Elizabeth

  38. What a wonderful and generous giveaway!! And Hearts for Haiti is a wonderful way for artist to "do" what they do for charity. Fabulous!HugsSueAnn

  39. Hi Pam. Just what the doctor ordered.Would love to do one of your classes. I'm sharing Art by doing a step by step collage and painting day with all my non artistic friends. They want to learn but is to scared. So, we organised an art and tea day at my place. By the way, I am in Rural Australia. I think this "Share Art"project is awesome. Thanks for sharing! Will show everyone your website on this day and let them join. Take care. Maria

  40. well what a way to start the New Year and free workshop with you…. yippeee…. that would be such a wonderful gift for anyone, Pam..thanks for sharing your art. Cant wait for the book. Ciao

  41. Hi Pam,This is my first visit to your webpage – wow, beautiful! I watched your ATC video on Somerset and found you this way. Will definately be back to check out new things. Happy New Year!

  42. Oh wow, I would love to win one of your art classes. I would pick Visual Journalism 101. Thanks for offering this wonderful giveaway and sharing your talents with the world.

  43. Hi Pam thanks for such a generous giveaway. I would be thrilled to win an online workshop with you – my fingers & toes are crossed!

  44. Soooo excited. This would be wonderful to win. Thanks to you I picked up my paint brush and pencil after years and years of neglecting my creative spirit. So thank you.

  45. Ou! I've already taken the visual journalism and the shades of grey but would love a chance at winning the portrait class 🙂

  46. I'm currently taking your Shades of Grey course. Would love to take your other ones. God bless you for being proactive on behalf of Haiti. It's the small gestures we make individually that result in the giant miracles that are so needed.Thanks for getting us involved.

  47. Oh, yes, yes, yes!! I'd love to take a class from you! And I'm getting info as to how to donate to Hearts for Haiti. Thanks for letting me know about that!! Love your art! Hugs, Silke

  48. Pam, your donation to the Hearts for Haiti is so very generous, and so is your giveaway, the opportunity to win one of your classes! I can only keep fingers crossed!

  49. What a wonderful giveaway Pam. I couldn't think of a better way to start the year than by taking one of your fabulous workshops!

  50. Like another poster, this is indeed timely. I saw your Shades of Grey piece in an issue of Art Journaling and finally bought myself a set this week. I was gonna take it on a trip and play, but it'd be awesome to win the online workshop (and where have I been? I didn't know you had online workshops! duh!)

  51. Gosh! How timely is this give away? I was just about to sign up for the Shades of Grey! I just made a order to DB for needed supplies, first. Now would be a perfect time to win seeing I have more classes coming up very very soon and squeezing out the funds is hard.

  52. I'd love to take a class with you but with money constraints I have a zero to no chance…unless the universe provides. My fingers are crossed!!!Thanks for being so generous to your blog readers.

  53. What a great giveaway! What a wonderful idea for arists to share with Hearts for Haiti!I would love to win a journalling course with you!

  54. Thanks for the giveaway; I would love to explore your classes! Will definitely mention your giveaway on my blog post tomorrow (Monday)Rinda(aka Maria Ontiveros)

  55. Pam, I love your donated piece and your beautiful portraits in general. I would love a portrait workshop from you! And if I don't win one, I'll be watching when you offer one.

  56. Pam, what a wonderful idea to "Share Art" in the ways you've chosen. I'd love to take one of your classes. Thank you for your generous blog giveaway! Your Hearts for Haiti piece is awesome and perfect for the heart theme.Linda B.

  57. Mmm-I'd love to win this one; one of my goals has to do with drawing/painting…thank you for your generosity! And good luck to everyoneRolin-the Netherlands-

  58. Pam – I am so enjoying watching your journey with your book! Hearts for Haiti is a really good thing – it brings such good energy to helping others. I'm re-tweeting for you!

  59. Great to hear about the Hearts for Haiti site — will pass that info along. Wow — I would love a workshop with you. Great giveaway!

  60. Thank-you for sharing the news on the Hearts for Haiti Etsy shop & sharing in its awareness. I'm so glad to see generous artists such as yourself come together by using your gifts & talents to help others in this way. This truly exemplifies & gives meaning to your subject title "Share Art"… :)~ Linda

  61. Thanks for letting us know about the Hearts for Haiti site.I would love to win another workshop with you. I have done visual journalism 101, so my choice would also be portraits. Thanks for this great offer!!!

  62. Oooooh, totally fun and what a generous giveaway!!You are among THE most generous of artists and have a true giving spirit.

  63. What a wonderful opportunity! You are truly kind-hearted…I am touched by the Hearts for Haiti project and all of those talented individuals who are contributing their time and love.

  64. I love your work Pam, I would welcome hte opportunity to do a workshop give away with you im very interested in the self portrait one, im very interested in being my sat nam, which also means true self. Love, Julia/Devi kirin Kaur

  65. What a generous spirit you have! You seem like you are having such a good time living your life. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your workshops.

  66. Hi Pam – I would thoroughly enjoy taking one of your classes! I think any of those that you listed would be really inspiring… so it would be hard to choose!

  67. Thanks so much for sharing. I would love to be put in the drawing for your class. I will pass the word!

  68. Oh, Pam!! I have never taken an online workshop before! I would love the opportunity to do so! I am a stay-at-home-mom to four wonderful kids and could sure use a little "art escape"! I live in the Midwest and fell on the ice two days ago, injuring my ankle pretty bad. I'm going to be homebound for a while, so this is just what I need!! Thank you sooooooooo much for offering this! I will certainly spread the word and share the (art) love! THANK YOU!!!

  69. That's wonderful Pam and so lovely of you to do a giveaway. I've just become a follower as I was trawling through my old issues of Somerset Studio/Gallery and they're my favourite magasines-difficult to get hold of here in the UK now our local branch of Borders has closed down.I saw some of your work in there and just love your style so a class would be fabulous.I'll be having a look at the Hearts for Haiti to see what I can do to help too.Thank you so much for this chance.

  70. Pam I love your art and one of your classes would be such a thrill to take. Thank you for sharing your talent and can't wait for your book! Best to you in the New Year!

  71. I loved the Visual Journalism class and the Shades of Grey…I'd love a chance to take another class!!!!Thank you so much for all your inspiration!(((hugs)))Becky

  72. What a wonderful goal – to give of your talents and to share with the world. Beautiful gift! I would love to participate in a class you offer. THANK YOU! Misty

  73. Hi Pam! I loved your Visual Journalism class. I refer to it all the time when working in my art journal. I think it's awesome that you are offering a class as a giveaway. I would love to take another class from you!

  74. Pam! That's wonderful! I am so inspired by the Hearts for Haiti project. Good job! I would love to take one of your classes! I am just getting started in my art journey and am taking my very first workshop with Suzi Blu and have learned SO much in the last two weeks. It's amazing. I am looking for every learning opportunity that I can find, so to take one of your classes would be an invaluable experience for me. thank you for sharing your art with us!!!

  75. I would love to take another class from you!!! Ummm I am thinking portraits, yep, definitely portraits!! And my donated piece is up and posted on HeartsforHaiti. Thanks for sharing!!

  76. YAY Pam!! I would love a class from you!! I too also donated an item to Hearts for Haiti. I'll be sure to pass this giveaway on. Thanks! Aimee

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