Monday, October 29, 2012

inspiration monday.....and a giveaway!!

welcome to my cyber-celebration....
the doors to my new online class, "life stuff" open today!!
  woo hoo!!

to get things started,
i'd like to share a little sneak-peek of what's going on in the classroom:

first, we'll take some large sheets of watercolor paper.....

and tear it up.

then we'll fold it in half......

and we'll create some whimsical artwork using all our favorite supplies.....
(i'm providing this "life stuff" design to get you started, 
and there's lots of video instruction devoted to 
creating the front and back cover artwork, as well as making the journal!)

and then we'll sew everything together!

⬆front                                                               ⬇back

but the celebration doesn't stop there, because
i'm giving away this life stuff journal!
it's filled with yummy blank watercolor pages.....
and lots of love, hugs, and gratitude for all of the wonderful ways
you inspire me through your heartfelt notes, comments, and visits to my blog!
thank you SO much, dear bloggy sweeties!!

this giveaway is for a blank watercolor "life stuff" journal!  to participate,
all you have to do is leave a comment (just one, please!) on this post by 
wednesday, october 31st at 10:00 p.m. (EST)!  
once the comments are closed on wednesday, i'll randomly choose a name 
and announce it on thursday, november 1st!
please make sure your comment either links back to 
your blog, or you leave your e-mail so i can contact you if your name is chosen!
(this giveaway is open to all those who are 18 years of age or older.)


and.....if you'd like to learn how to create your very own coptic journal,
  please join us in class!

{this class is hosted by creative workshops.  all those who are registered will receive an invitation to the class,  and all of the videos and printouts will be available right away.    the class is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can work at your own pace and you'll have access to the class whenever you want.  this class will be offered for at least one year (and most likely much longer), so you'll have plenty of time to finish viewing all of the videos.  for registration, please click here!}

**edited:  comments are now closed.  thanks SO much for participating!!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

sincere pumpkins

"Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that 
he thinks is the most sincere. He's gotta pick this one. He's got to. 
I don't see how a pumpkin patch can be more sincere than this one. 
You can look around and there's not a sign of hypocrisy. 
Nothing but sincerity as far as the eye can see. "

{as said by Linus in "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"}


{i'll be celebrating my new "life stuff" class on monday.....
please join me for a watercolor journal giveaway!  woo hoo!
have a great weekend!!  xox}

Monday, October 22, 2012

inspiration monday

i've spent this past week up in the mountains of north carolina.

there's been an abundance of autumn-leaf-eye-candy all around......

and inspiration is absolutely everywhere!
happy autumn, bloggy sweeties!!

{artwork created in my moleskine notebook using a 6B graphite pencil,
derwent watercolor pencils, and pitt pens}

Thursday, October 18, 2012

bright life


{created in my moleskine journal using pitt pens,
derwent watercolor pencils, and a 4B graphite pencil}

Monday, October 15, 2012

inspiration monday

this week i went looking for inspiration,
and found it in the form of a purply art supply that
i haven't used in a really long time.

 we spent some time getting to know each other again.....

and before i knew it,
there were pages filled with fun purply marks......

and those marks led to letters.....and purply words.....

and familiar little quotes......

and chocolate.
fun, purply chocolate.  

{purple play done with a pentel color brush}

Thursday, October 11, 2012

art of simplicity

when it comes to the fine art of sweet simplicity,
no one does it better than Mother Nature!

i hope your weekend is filled with many simple pleasures!

Monday, October 8, 2012

inspiration monday

some days, instead of feeling creative,
 i feel like i've run right into a brick wall.

but i've discovered if you look hard enough......

and follow all the signs and arrows,
(and especially follow your heart....)

inspiration will always take you right back 
to where you're supposed to be.

{materials:  walls notebook,  derwent inktense watercolor pencils,
pitt pens, pan pastel, 8B graphite pencil}

Thursday, October 4, 2012

thursday thoughts







just a few of my favorite pinterest ponderings.....
and a sweet little batman! 

Monday, October 1, 2012

inspiration monday

it's been way too long since i've added anything to my elvie journal,
so i decided it was high time to put some ink on this page!

inspiration is everywhere.....
even in your stack of unfinished projects!

{this was created in my elvie journal using pitt pens, derwent inktense pencils,
derwent watercolor pencils, 3B graphite pencil}

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