Registration is OPEN for Life Book 2016!!!

Registration is OPEN for Life Book 2016!!!

Life Book 2016  is NOW OPEN for Registration!!!

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Life Book 2016 is a year long course with all of these wonderful teachers to inspire you!!!

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First let me tell you a bit more about Life Book in case you haven’t heard about it yet!
Life Book, a celebration and honouring of YOU” is a year-long mixed media art class organized by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts.

You can find out a lot more about this wildly popular course (it has been joined by over 8700 people in the past!) by clicking HERE

I haven’t fully developed my class idea yet, but I’m excited to be sharing my take on mixed media portraits with you, much like you can see in these journal pages:

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DVD’s are Now Available!!!

I’m thrilled to announce that my new North Light DVD’s are available!!! So much fun to finally see them ‘out there’. It’s been several months since I was shooting them in cold Cincinnati last February. The whole experience has been a joyful ride and I hope you’ll take a moment to check out the sneak peeks for the videos on the North Light shop (just click the video images below)

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And there’s also a value pack available with the stencils I used in the Color Wheel Journal!!

Kicking Off 2015!!!

Wow! 2015 is off to a roaring start!!! The first week was a flurry of getting ready to head to CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) in Anaheim, CA. I taught a workshop there and it was really cool to see several of my mixed media friends teaching as well. Almost like teaching at a retreat only bigger classes and a whole different audience.

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Traci Bautista, me, Mary Beth Shaw and Seth Apter, partners in crime! It’s so great to have good friends that back each other up when doing these types of events. We helped in each others classes, ate together walked the floor together, signed books and DVD’s together and pretty much were joined at the hip lol.

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Mary Beth, Seth and I asked to have our classes back to back so we could each assist the others in their workshops. It was a long day but so much more fun when shared with friends like this!

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At the end of the day I was rewarded with the advance copies of my book being overnighted by my publisher to the hotel!!!

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The really cool thing was that last year at CHA is when I talked to Tonia Jenny  (editor) about North Light publishing this book. I’d been working on it for about a year before that and really wanted to find a good fit in a publisher. I’m so thrilled with how they have handled this book and the amount of input I was able to give. It was awesome to get to see the first copy, hot off the press, with Tonia present!

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The next day it was book/DVD signings for us and walking the floor with some meetings thrown in between. I did a little demoing with the signing alongside Mary Beth.

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Those of you that follow me on Facebook or Instagram know that I love to knit in my spare time, it’s a great way to relax! It was very thrilling to be signing the same day as Vicki Howell from Knitting Daily TV.

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After a whirlwind couple of days, I’m now home and things haven’t slowed down! The first journal spread is from the Documented Life Project I’ve decided to join in for the year. It’s a really great thing if you want to keep on track with your art journaling and there’s a huge following with a great community of artists.

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I also gifted myself with a workshop from Gillian Cox. I never get a chance to take classes and I really want to explore my work in new ways so I signed up and have started her online course, Unearth Gather Create. I believe the class is full but you can click on the link to see what classes she has available.

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I hope your year is off to a great start and that you’re finding time to do what you love!

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!

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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!!

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

 

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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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