Tag Archives: Art Journal

Artful Life Calendar Journal – 2017

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I’m really excited to prepare my journal for “living in” next year.  I have so many cool ideas to make creating and capturing art weekly an attainable goal.

Check out this youtube clip I made showing you my previous journals and explaining a little more about what it even is!

 

I have 4 options for you to pick from (our standard book club times) for the in person 5 week series starting NEXT WEEK!  Note:  We don’t meet during Thanksgiving week.

Monday Mornings 10am-12pm

Tuesday Evenings 6pm-8pm

Wednesday Afternoons 3:30pm-5:30pm

Thursday Afternoons 1pm-3pm

 

Not only will you learn and create during the 10 hours of this workshop you will enjoy a creative community of others who also want to make time for being creative more regularly.

For those who can’t make it to one of these 4 session times (which are all interchangeable btw)  We will be offering a Saturday Night/Sunday intensive before the end of the year.  Email me to let me know if you are interested in doing something like this.

For those of you outside the bay area, this will be available as an online class with an optional supply kit as well.  Look for the announcement here on the blog in the next few weeks.

 

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New Year..will it be an Artful one?

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New Year..will it be an Artful one?

I can’t believe we start a new year at the end of this week!  I’ve been a busy bee finishing up last year’s “Artful Life Calendar Journal” and prepping the pages for 2016.  If you have no idea what I’m talking about, here is the idea in a nutshell.

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I want to live an artful (art filled) life.  I want to be able to reflect on milestones, events, thoughts, goals and “stuff” weekly/monthly/yearly.  To achieve this goal, I’ve designed a monthly booklet that has a 2-page spread for each week.  My goal is to fill in  a little something about that week in my life.  I include photos, business cards, bits and pieces of my life that can be taped or glued into place as a reminder of where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing.  There is room to draw, doodle, sketch, write, document and more.

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Each monthly pamphlet is easily portable to carry with you and document on the go.  At the end of the year I bind all the monthly pamphlets together into one chunky year end book.  2016 is my 3rd year of doing this and I’m so excited to get started and make this the best year yet.

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Does this intrigue you?  If so, you have a chance to prep your very own Artful Life Calendar Journal this weekend (Saturday Night/Sunday Afternoon)  Click to register.

Can’t make it?  I have an on-line version that offers you step by step instructions and a materials list and even links up to some videos showing the process.  Click here to purchase.  Note..those who attend in person get access to the on-line version too.

Whether you create my version or follow along with any of the MANY on-line weekly “documented life” or “documented faith” challenges you might be interested in our monthly meetup to keep motivated and accountable.

1/24/2016
Calendar Journal Meetup
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
2/21/2016
Calendar Journal Meetup
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
3/20/2016
Calendar Journal Meetup
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
4/24/2016
Calendar Journal Meetup
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
5/15/2016
Calendar Journal Meetup
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
6/12/2016
Calendar Journal Meetup
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
7/24/2016
Calendar Journal Meetup
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
8/14/2016
Calendar Journal Meetup
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
9/18/2016
Calendar Journal Meetup
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
10/23/2016
Calendar Journal Meetup
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
11/13/2016
Calendar Journal Meetup
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
12/11/2016
Calendar Journal Meetup
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Final Fourteen – Day 10

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Final Fourteen – Day 10

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Another great deal on a starter kit for the watercolor and paper doll enthusiast in your life.  This sweet little watercolor journal is the perfect size to fit these doll stamps.

Kit contains:
*(3) Julie Nutting Doll Stamps (Riley, Betty, Mindy) You may email me for a substitution option if you have these stamps already. I have most of the first and second release stamps.
*Travelogue 60pg Watercolor Journal 3.5″x8.25″
* 36 color Loew Cornell Watercolors
* India Ink Archival & Fade Resistant Ink pad
*10″x12″ Zippered Canvas Pouch

Purchase this limited edition kit by clicking here

Retail value is over $70…today only $45

7 day (week) art journal

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Totally inspired by Pam Carriker‘s book “art at the speed of life” / for the most recent book club.

Here is my book in progress after the 7 sessions (+1 for the covers and binding)

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Here we are the girls working on a make up session this past Tuesday.

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The results after only 9hours of work on these books is stunning.. I’m thinking of running another session in January for those of you available in the day time.. Let me know if you are interested.

Art Melange – a Travel Journal Extravaganza

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Make one for yourself in the series coming on Thursday nights in June:

Art Melange – a Travel Journal Extravaganza
Thursdays June 2- June 30 PLUS a bonus Craft Rave on Saturday June 11, 6pm-11pm ($140 until May 31…then the price goes up to $165)

15 hours of studio time and instruction.  All supplies included.  Minimal/No sewing experience required.

This is a great project for using up all your scrap papers and hand painted papers from previous classes if you want to use them.

This workshop will feature techniques inspired by Teesha Moore, Traci Bautista and Mary Ann Moss.  I am a huge fan of these extraordinary artists and have woven techniques each of them use in their journals into this one workshop.  We will mix and match to create a one-of-a-kind journal ready to accompany you anywhere you go.  The zippered pencil pouch/flap is a bonus so you have your favorite writing tools/glue/paint brush at the ready.

Click here to register.

Remains of the Day a la Mary Ann Moss

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love love love this!  Beth Kelsey turned me on to Mary Ann Moss and her incredible work.  I’ve been drooling over Beth’s books and even asked Mary Ann to come up and teach a workshop.  No luck on getting her up here any time soon since she has a classroom full of kiddos to teach during the school year…BUT…we’re going to do our own version of Mary Ann’s “Remains of the Day…shabby journal of scraps”

First of all…check out the source by visiting Mary Ann’s blog

I would highly recommend signing up for her online class.  And if you are interested in joining in a group at the studio, come to our 3 session workshop to share supplies and use our sewing machines and generally have fun together.  We’ll be meeting every other Wednesday starting on October 6th from 6-9pm….reply to this blog post if you are interested in joining our group.