Monday, January 6, 2014

inspiration monday…..and a giveaway!


i can't think of anything more inspiring than opening a journal to a blank page
and filling it with a favorite quote!






all it takes are some simple letterforms and variations…..





a little bit of page composition…..





and some doodly finishing touches!






and i'd love to create a doodle page together with you
in my new online class over at creative workshops…..







because we're going to learn about all these things….and more!


please join me in the classroom over at creative workshops for my new online class
doodle page !

the doors to the classroom open on february 17th!
here's what's in store:
*we'll talk about finding inspiration
*we'll brush up on some simple print letterforms and learn several variations
*we'll get some insight on basic page composition principles
 *and we'll have some fun with watercolor and shading techniques!

there's over two hours of video instruction, along with lots of PDFs for you to print out! and you'll have 24/7 access to the classroom….come and go as you like, and journal while eating chocolate and wearing your pajamas!

♥♥♥♥♥

and to celebrate this creative new year and all the inspiration it holds,
i'm giving away a seat in the classroom!
all you need to do is leave a comment here on this post (just one comment per person, please!) by 10:00 p.m. EST on wednesday, january 8th.  one recipient will be chosen over at random.org, and i'll announce the name here on my blog on thursday, january 9th!  please make sure your comment either links back to your blog, or leave your e-mail so i can contact you if your name is chosen!  (this giveaway is open to all bloggy sweeties who are 18 years of age or older!)

see you in the classroom!

{please click here for more information and registration!}


edited:  comments are now closed….thank you so much!!


179 comments:

Lori Plyler said...

Would love some additional art inspiration from you! Thanks so much for the opportunity.

Julie Steed said...

A big blank journal page like that is a bit intimidating to me I must admit. Your class sounds like a lot of fun. You can bet I'm crossing my inky little fingers. ;) Have a great day, Lori!

Jolande said...

I wish you a happy, creative, but most of all healthy New Year.
Thank you for all the inspiration you share .

Miriam Prantner said...

Sounds like a wonderful class! Fingers crossed to win it!

Melissa @ Sweet As Texas Honey said...

Oh I CAN'T wait to take this class! Looks like so much fun! Great way to kick off the new year!

Vee said...

I would love a to take this class - Thanks for the opportunity! Happy new year!

Kelley said...

Our wonderful Christmas vacation has been extended by Mother Nature; weather conditions in our part of the world have kept us stranded en route for 4 days. The best part is that the kids get to explore a new city; the worst part is that all my art supplies are home, and I'm getting cranky without the time or supplies to do what settles me! Winning a seat in this class would be something to look forward to when we finally return home! Thanks for offering it.

Shine on!
Kelley

deshacrafts said...

What a wonderful idea for a class. I am going to have to add it to my on-line classes. Your lettering is always inspiring!

Scrap2day said...

Last Year I purchased everything needed to make a journal. I was so so excited about starting one and then I started...yep there I was...and today..there is no journal. Everything I tried to do looked childish and ugly. I already learned one thing just from watching your video. I didn't know you could touch a water brush to a watercolor pencil! I colored then went over with the waterbrush! I would love to win this class! Maybe then my so cherished supplies would actually be used!

lynn1231 said...

I would love to win a spot in your class!

Terry-Ann said...

Hi Lori ... I really like your video for this new class. Your art expression is so calming and beautiful and I would be thrilled to be selected for a spot in this class. Thanks so much for the opportunity ... Terry-Ann ... spirit_painter@yahoo.com

Margot said...

The thing I don't like is a blank page that I want to fill with something if I do not know with what....

So, I would like to take place in your classroom.

Marianne Louise said...

Wow this is just what I was looking for. For christmas I gave myself the book "Creative Lettering" by Jenny Doh and found a section with your artwork. I love it and would like to learn how to do it. Thanks for the chance to win

Mariken said...

Hi Lory, I have learned so much about lettering from you, I really love your classes. And this new one...I would like to have the opportunity to have a spot on this class!!
Mariken xx

camalcho@gmail.com said...

Lori, every Monday & Thursday you are the first thing I go to on my computer. I would love to take this class from you. I love your art!

Kate Cannon said...

this looks like such a fun class. Thanks for the chance to win a seat

Angie said...

I would love this! I really enjoyed your Letter Lab class :)

carol said...

Oh my goodness,I would love to take this class!

Amber said...

I think this is the class I've been looking for! I've taken online classes but always ended them feeling like I didn't walk away with what I was hoping for. I just adore your journal work, and a class specifically about it is perfect! Thanks for the chance to win a seat.

Leslie said...

I would love the opportunity to take another one of your wonderful classes.

AllisonK said...

Inspiration mondays are my favorites. Thank you for such a lovely giveaway.

Deb L. said...

My all-time favorite journal is the one I made in your Life Stuff workshop - would love a chance to be so inspired again!

Dana D. said...

I love everything you do so a class taught by you is a must have for me. Thanks soooooooo much.
danadoux@nvbell.net

Sarah O said...

This sounds like a fun class, and it would make such a lovely birthday present! :) Thank you for the chance to win a spot.

Stacey said...

Happy new year! I would love to create a "doodle page" with you and brush up on my lettering skills. Thanks for the chance to win.

Debbie said...

I'm so excited to hear about your new class! I know it's going to just as wonderful, as your other classes. I can't wait for it to begin.
djanelle(at)austin(dot)rr(dot)com

ellie said...

ah!!!!!! a dream come true class! really looking forward to it, lori! what a way to welcome in the new year!
mondays and thursday in 2014 are LOOKING GOOD!

thanks you and happy new year!

woodandfabric said...

Oh my! Thank's for the chance to win this class!
Your work is so gorgeous and so different from others. You have your very own style.
Michelle

Marika Lemay said...

Thank you very much for this chance! I want to win a spot in this class!!!

Michele Swanberg said...

I really enjoyed your lettering class! It would be wonderful to win a spot in your class on doodling! Thanks for the chance to win! michele.swanberg@me.com

luluvision said...

Oooh! I thoroughly enjoyed your Letter Lab class and would love to win a seat in your new class! Thanks for the chance!

Marjanne said...

A lovely page again. And I would love to create together with you in your new class

Anastasia Boura said...

Happy new year, full of health and beautiful creations...i admire your work and I would love to win a place in your class

roc said...

congratulations on another class. it looks awesome and i would love to take it.

Jeanne Dittmann said...

What a great way to start a creative year! Happy 2014!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

ohhhh looks like a another one of your fun classes.....a great idea to give a lucky person a spot....a super way to kick off the year to creativity!

Gem C said...

Happy New Year Elvie! What a great way to start the year with a new class. We already took the letterlab class and it would be great to take your new one. We will be taking the other one too because we simply love how you teach. And we are sure we will be taking all yur future classes whatever yu come up with. Thank you very much.

Dawn said...

I would totally LOVE to take this new class--I loved Letter Lab and your work is so adorable!! What a fun way to kick off the New Year!! Good luck all! :)

Pat Evans said...

yay for the giveaway and journal everyday! patmillerevans at gmail.com

Karen said...

yes, yes, yes!! please let this be my lucky day!! I 've been waiting for this class from you!!

Billie Brockwell said...

Wow!! Talk about synchronicity. I just came across a quote that is perfect to start my 2014 journal off with and then I come to your blog and see your new class. This is perfect timing. Thanks, Lori.

LilyH said...

A look at the start to finish process sounds like the best solution to my blank journal pages - can hardly wait for the start of the class.

angela said...

Lori, I love your classes! I'm looking forward to this one! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity too. I hope I win but if not, it will be a great bday present to myself, class starts the day before my birthday :) The video for the class was so well done, do you do your own editing? Just curious.

MyLittleBlueDog said...

Happy New Year, congratulations on the new class it looks great. Thank you for the kind giveaway.

Joni Kix said...

Oh, Wonderful! I was hoping you would do another online class! Thanks for the chance to win a spot!

Lynette (NZ) said...

My word for the year is Thrifty and I'm not going to purchase any new classes. But if I won this it wouldn't be cheating! ;-)

Audrey said...

This looks so fun!

stuffaudreydesigns at gmail dot com

ChocolateGanache said...

Been following you blog for a year now. I have found inspiration again, thank you. And thank you for a chance to win. So, nice of you.
april (dot) carrott (at) gmail (dot) com

Kathryn W. said...

Your classes are wonderful, I would love to have the opportunity to take another!

Pat W said...

I'd love to take your new doodling class! Your art always makes me smile.

Pat
DabaPaint@msn.com

Tahn said...

I love your work! Thanks for the opportunity to join you

seitahn@hotmail.com

Chris said...

Love it! Thanks for the opportunity.

Isabel said...

A new workshop Fantastic! Thanks again for another chance. Hugs and Happy 2014! Kisses.

Amy said...

oooh, I'd love to win one of your classes!

Kim said...

I find your blog so imspiring, it would be a lot of fun to take one of your clases.

Kim

Christine said...

Happy New Year! What a great way to start the new year! Keeping fingers crossed!

Lanie J. said...

Your class looks like so much fun. And exactly what I need to get the creative juices flowing. :)

Barbara Sartain said...

How exciting and I would love to take a class from you!!!

cindy c said...

would love, love, love to win a seat in your new class--
thanks for the chance--

Patzee said...

Inspiration and instruction while wearing my fuzzy slippers? Lori, you drive a hard bargain. Thanks so much for this online workshop.

Consie @ AtopSerenityHill.com said...


This would be so fun! My lettering is not the best with a pen/pencil. Way better with a brush! It would be wonderful practice. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win a space!

Iris said...

What a wonderful giveaway - thanks for a chance to win.
isoscia@aol.com

Ellyn said...

Oh this would be such a wonderful birthday gift to myself!

L.O. said...

Your new class looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for having such a wonderful giveaway. I hope you have a wonderful new year!

Colette LaCasse said...

I just signed up for your letterlab yesterday!

I haven't created art in a very long time...and I'm taking baby steps :)

Rita said...

How sweet of you! Count me in. :)

Claire M said...

Wow... this sounds like fun and a great opportunity to start off 2014 with some happy smiles! I'd love to win a free workshop. ;-)

Elaine A said...

Happy New Year Lori!

This looks like a great class and I'd love the chance to win a seat in it.

Thanks,
Elaine Allen

Katie said...

A chance to grow in creativity? Yes! :)

Karen P said...

Oh I would love to take this class!!

Anonymous said...

I would love to learn from you!!!
HOPE HOPE HOPE
Ruth
glassart58203(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Susan said...

Your work is always so cheerful and inspiring! I'd love to be in the classroom learning from you!

susan at sandeno dot com

K said...

Me, me, m :) I desperately need some inspiration to draw amidst all this work, but ohhh, so many comments, so small a chance!

Kim B said...

I would love to win!! Love your work!

stamptopy said...

Wow!! Great news! I love everything you do so I think that it will be a great workshop.
eva

Kim B said...

Love you work! Hope to win.

Unknown said...

Your work is SO inspiring! I would love to win!

Amie Lessard said...

Definitely would love to take this class! I'm still waiting to take Letter Lab too, but my husband is laid off :( Good luck to everyone and thanks for inspiring me Lori!!! :)

Rita A. said...

This looks wonderful and just viewing the video made me smile.
Hope to be a part of this!

Anon said...

What a great giveaway. I would love to win, and watch your class!

sivleyk@gmail.com
http://vivacioushobo.blogspot.com/
Kaitlin Michelle

Katalyst said...

This sounds like so much fun! Hope I win :)

NanW said...

I'd love to win a place in this class. Your journal pages are great inspiration.

Sharon Hermens said...

Oh, boy!!! Just what I'm looking for. If I don't win, I'll join the class anyway!!! Can't wait!!!

Abigail said...

oh, what a great giveaway, this sounds like an awesome class! :D

alien_sunset@yahoo.com

Helen Arroyo Hall said...

This sounds like an awesome workshop. I'd love to win and learn some of your fabulous techniques. But even if I don't, thanks for the geat tutorials. Your teaching style is very easy to follow.

daisydilly (vicki) said...

I would certainly love to win a spot in the classroom with you as teacher ! Thanks for a chance to do so.

nvictoria77@yahoo.com

Sooz said...

I'm such a fan of your work. Thank you for this opportunity to take your class!

Surfbunny said...

Wow, this is so inspiring. I even learned from the promo video. Please, "Pick Me, Pick Me" arms waving randomly....

emilymarschner said...

I love inspiration Monday!! Really...it is so inspiring. Thanks for keeping our creative juices flowing. Here's to hoping for a seat in your class!

Susan King said...

Oh this looks so good! Thanks for the chance to win a seat.

DebF said...

I would love to do this class with you!

Diane D said...

Ooh! Starting the new year with a doodling class sounds just grand ... Happy New Year Lori!

Candace said...

I am always inspired by your work! I would love to win the class.

Leah Belle said...

looks like a lot of fun~hope i win!

terri h said...

Thanks for the chance to win the class?

Cassie_lu said...

I have always been intimidated to do this as I really don't like my handwriting. Maybe just taking it easy doing on page would be a way to wade into this.

Anonymous said...

You inspire me, thanks for the offer.

Debbie Buchanan said...

This is awesome! You are awesome.
Debsstamppad@gmail.com

fran pascazio said...

Sounds like another great class Lori, please throw my name in the hat! Thanks for the chance….

Angela Deck said...

My goal this year is to spend more time drawing in my art journal. I would love the extra inspiration from this class. Thanks for the give away!

Sheri said...

This class looks like a lot of fun! Fingers crossed!

The Mann Fam said...

I took and enjoyed your lettering class. Thanks for the chance to win a seat in this class.

Anonymous said...

I am so excited about your new class! You have been a source of inspiration for me for a couple of years now! I cannot believe I'll be able to receive personal instruction from you! My only complaint is that I have to wait until Feb. 17! I was ready to get started tonight! LOL thanks for putting this class together!

Michelle
Scileppi2289@comcast.net

Lily Roo said...

Thank you Lori for offering the perfect class to start the new year. I would love to learn new techniques from you. Thank you for the opportunity to "win a seat".

Linda said...

Your artwork is beautiful! I would love to win a "seat" in your doodle workshop! Thank you for offering this to us all!

Cassie Neumann said...

Blank pages are scary to me sometimes! This looks like a fun class that would help me get over that fear! I would love to win a spot so thanks so much for the opportunity!

little said...

What a great opportunity to win a class!!! I love your inspiration you share with so many people. I look each week to see your Monday post. How I would love to win this opportunity of taking a class. Thanks for sharing your talents:)

B Jaynes said...

Sounds like a fun class! I've taken one of your other classes and found it to be very helpful and I learned a lot! Thanks for the chance to win a free "seat"!!

Glòria Vivas said...

Precioso, wonderful, I love this!
I love the giveaway ;)))
Kisses & hugs.

Carole Sutherland said...

The class content sounds like a lot of fun!

Pennyb said...

Would love to do one of your lettering workshops! !

Christa Dunn said...

Oh how wonderful! If love to take one of your workshops! They sound amazing!

ofira said...

I would love to be in one of your workshops! you're such an inspiration for me!!

Monika said...

pick me, pick me :)
Wishing you happy and creative New year.

Kathleen Jones said...

In your hands, a diddle has never looked quite so beautiful!

happy said...

Seems a wonderful opportunity to take this class !I can do with some inspiration.

Sandrine said...

Waoww, is it still christmas ?

Bhavika said...

Wish to participate. Thank you for the chance..
bhavika.13@gmail.com

nancy said...

so excited for an opportunity to take a class with you! I purchased my first journal....ready to go! scrapbskt@comcast.net

Angelique de Vries said...

Hello Lori,
Thank you very much for the opportunity to win a place in your class, your art is very inspiring!
Thanks for sharing!

Melanie said...

This would be so awesome. I love to write and journal, so it would be so cool to learn more about lettering.
Fingers crossed. :)
Liefs, Melanie

Ophelia said...

Wow!! Your class looks great! Thanks for the chance to win a seat!!

Nancy said...

Love your work and would be so excited to win your class.

Shelly said...

YAY! I took your first class and LOVED it. This one is sure to be a hit too. Thanks for the giveaway.

D Clarey said...

I love your blog and would love to take this class.

GraphicsGirl said...

I love your artwork and use this as inspiration for my own stuff. Thanks for the opportunity to win. :-)
Ardis

Bubamara šarena said...

I would like to take place in your classroom. And I wish you nice and creative year!

Kate said...

Lori -- I already look to your blog posts for inspiration. A place in your class would be amazing!

Marta said...

Hello everybody and happy new year! I hope to know english enough to understand your lessons and learn a lot. Thank you for this giveaway!

Anonymous said...

The class that was missing! Excellent idea for this brand new 2014!

Linda Kittmer said...

Oh Lori, this sounds like such a wonderful class...the perfect thing to help me with my new 2014 art journal! My fingers are crossed!!!

Jeanette said...

Hi Lori!
I tried to post twice yesterday...guess it was just too cold here for the post to go through. ;)
Thanks for this wonderful opportunity, you can count me in. Looks like another fun and exciting time ahead..
Hugs and Love,
Jeanette

Becky said...

I have a brand new journal for the New Year and would love your class.

Kaely Sauriol said...

Count me in! I'd love an art class to give me a kick start to the new year!

Tabitha said...

Thank you! Your class looks like so much fun :)

Susan said...

Gelukkig nieuwjaar, happy New Year. I would love to win a spot in this class. Love Susan

Tesa said...

Sounds like a great class It would be a wonderful to see your process at work

Margaret said...

Hi Lori. Love your page,you make it look so easy :) Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your amazing online workshops

Margaret xx

ps, hope you enjoyed DA xx

marysza blogspot said...

I would love to participate in one of your classes :) keeping my fingers crossed!
my blog: http://marysza.blogspot.com/

Amante del Papel said...

I can't believe it, this is an amazing opportunity, thank you so much!

Lone said...

I would love to win a spot in your class! I already look to your blog posts for inspiration.

Judyknits said...

Hi Lori,
Happy New Year! I'm always awed by your work and would love a chance to take a class by you!
Your work is always inspiring to me!

Amy said...

I look forward to your posts on Monday Thursday...loved your lettering class and it would be a blast to take this new from you too!

BurningRubber said...

It would be so much fun to be in one of your classes. I always love your posts so much.

Emilia said...

I loved your letter lab class. I really like your lettering style.

cj savage said...

this is awesome! love this sooo much! crossing all of my fingers & toes…! ; )

Jessie May said...

What a wonderful giveaway! It would truly be an honour to be part of your class :) Margaret ellemorescott@tiscali.co.uk

Carolt said...

I've enjoyed Inspriation Monday so being able to get insight on how it's done would be wonderful.
Thanks!

Nicole Nelson said...

I would love a chance to learn more about your journaling style!

Deb Hathaway said...

How EXCITING!!! I would LOVE to win a seat in this class.

Leslie Blair said...

I would love a place in your class. Thanks for the giveaway!

Mommie-Marzie said...

I'm fascinated by your process! I would love to learn more.

jp_London05 said...

Love your work! Thanks for the opportunity for the class!

Vicky Lucia said...

I am fairly new to blogging and brand new to journaling. I'm looking forward to learning and can hardly wait to get started. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity!!!!
Thank you,
Vicky Lucia
vicky.l.lucia@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Lori,
I just finished reading your blog from start to now ending up on this day. You see I am home recovering from Phenomena. Thanks for the chance to win to get my creativity back. Gidgetgadgetgirl@yahoo.com

Tina said...

Hi Lori! I would love to win a spot in your new class. I was also wishing today that I could buy a calendar for my kitchen with all your beautiful artwork! Everything you create puts a smile on my face :)

R. B. Beard said...

Your art is soooo ALIVE! Would love to take ur class!!!!

Createology said...

Being happy is easy when I see your inspiration each week. I would love to be included in your random.org draw. I would be the ultimate test of teaching an old dog a new trick or several. Happy New Year Dear and lots of chocolate yummy creativity...

Zenetta said...

I would love to learn some creative lettering...and I love your work.

Marie aka Grams said...

Lori, whatever you offer is always a delight and joy. I'm proud to have been one of your early followers before you had such a huge fan base. Thanks for your continuing inspiration.

Tana said...

Thank you for the opportunity!! ♥

Ewik21 said...

Your lettering is always inspiring!
I would love a to take this class - Thanks for the opportunity! Happy new year <3

Studio Susanne said...

Hi Elvie,
What a generous 'give away' you are offering. Your new class sounds such fun and a brilliant way to fill up journal pages.

Brecken said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to create these wonderful classes and sharing your gifts with all of us! I am very excited to take this class!

Dawn Jones said...

Love all of your work! Thanks for all you do and the chance to win a spot in your class!!

dawnjonesstudios@ymail.com

Candace said...

Can't wait until February.

Calvina Walsh said...

I love your style of lettering and regularly peruse your blog for the neat things you have made! I would love to be in your class!

Lena said...

Woohoo, new workshop :) Awesome :)

Giggles said...

I would love to take a class from you. Your artwork inspires me.

Cheryl Gebhart said...

I love your classes and this one sounds great. Good luck to me ;).

bensedin art said...

I would like to win! It's so amazing!

Donna Lingard said...

Hi Lori, I would love to hang out with you in class in my jammies eating chocolate and drinking coffee or wine while learning your fantastic techniques... thanks donna.....dlingard1@bigpond.com

Annette Carlo said...

Hello Lori!!! First of all, I just love your style of lettering. My Happy New year 2014, I tried to use yur style of lettering. I just don't know the sequence of getting your color on the background. I would LOVE to do your online class. (since I have little kids I like that idea class online) I enjoy your blog and am always amazed at your art. You are an inspiration to all of us!!! :0) Share Humanity, Annette

Tif said...

Oh I love your classes! Pick me! :)
--Tif

Colleen said...

I'd love to take your doodle class! :)

kimberly kline said...

Oh PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!!
kimberly

kate adderley said...

Hi Lori, always wanted to do something like this and to have your guidance is even better........kate
david-payne2@bigpond.com

Bernardine said...

Too late :-(
Well I like your classrooms, so I will join either!

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