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Periscope Anyone?

Periscope Anyone?

I’m just getting my feet wet with Periscope.  Don’t know what that is?


well, I’ll tell you what it is not…”an apparatus consisting of a tube attached to a set of mirrors or prisms, by which an observer (typically in a submerged submarine or behind a high obstacle) can see things that are otherwise out of sight.”

(that was the first thing that came up when I googled “what is periscope?”)

This is what it is: Simply put, Periscope enables you to “go live” via your mobile device anytime and anywhere. The app enables you to become your own “on the go” broadcasting station, streaming video and audio to any viewers who join your broadcast.

Lots of my artist friends are jumping in and using it.  What I like most about it is that it is raw, unedited video..what you see is what you get.   It is also somewhat temporary.  The broadcast is available for replay for 24 hours.

This morning in the Painted Blossoms Book Club I started a broadcast and was tickled when one of my student’s phones gave the alert that a broadcast was starting.

I plan to do more broadcasts in the new year following my “Artful Life Calendar Journal” progress but until then I try to “scope” here and there to work out all the kinks.  Follow me by searching for Andrea Chebeleu or Aworkofheart.  Julie Valentine (my co-facilitator of the Juicy Soul Retreat) is also on Periscope as @thereddragonfly

We will be periodically broadcasting live this Sunday as we lead the final 2015 Juicy Soul Retreat (from 11am-5pm PST)

Interested in joining us in person for this full day Art Journaling immersion?  Space is limited to 12 and there is (as of Tuesday night) still room available.

10/04/2015 $120
Juicy Soul Retreat
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM



Countdown to JSR



It is time for our 5 day countdown for the upcoming Juicy Soul Retreat

Tuesday, May 12 – One thing you want to try in your art journal

Wednesday, May 13 – Two Painty Hands

Thursday, May 14 – Three art journal pages that inspire you (yours or other artist’s)

Friday, May 15 – Four MUST HAVE art supplies

Saturday, May 16 – Five words that inspire you

Use #countdownJSR on your posts to play along at home on Instagram or Facebook and we’ll enter you into a drawing at the retreat for a special gift. (even if you aren’t there!)

Juicy Soul Retreat – Just 2 Weeks Away!


Have you signed up yet?  Space is limited for this “spa day for your soul.”

Each session is formatted the same yet participant after participant all concur that they get “something different” out of each session.  Julie and I love sharing our journals and the process/techniques that we have been using most recently in our journals.

We are often asked “What do you ‘do’ with a finished journal page?”

Here are 10 ideas…Start by scanning, photographing or photocopying your page.

1. Create framed art
2. Make Cards
3. Create a bunting
4. Make Tags
5. Make Envelopes
6. Scan & make Fabric
7. Upload your designs to Society 6 and make anything!
8. Create wrapping paper for small packages
9. Make Digital artwork for blogs, etc. (our logo for the retreat is a perfect example of this!)
10. Make collage sheets for jewelry

Here are some sweet buttons I made with a scanned journal page in the background.  Comment on this post and I’ll do a drawing at the retreat and send you a free button!

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Juicy Soul Retreat

Sunday, May 17, 11am-5pm

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Juicy Soul Retreat – May 17


When people ask me what we do at the Juicy Soul Retreat Julie and I have been hosting for the past 5 years here is the short answer:

We make juicy magic all day in a studio filled with abundant supplies and other creatives who “get it”.

I could go on and on about what we think about Juicy Soul Retreat but I think our past participants say it better.

“Thank you….enjoyed the time and learning from and with each other! Loved watching “balance” emerge.” (Billie)

“I don’t know what came over me yesterday as you started the class, with the first brush strokes, I felt this burst of tears and had to run to the bathroom, it was just such a lovely bunch of women and the energy and laughter felt so lovely and the permission to go ahead and be an artist just felt crazy overwhelming! I’m not really a mad english lady, I think I’ve just kept a whole lot bottled up all these years, so thank you for the permission to find my inner artist, thank you for sharing your amazing space and so generously sharing all your wonderful supplies and super fabulous artistic passion!

I had the time of my life and it has rubbed off on everybody at home, you are changing the world with what you do, really making a difference, one person at a time, it’s so therapeutic and healing, I feel like a truly happy mama this morning and that has to be a good thing!” (Christine C.)

“Awesome day! My 2nd JSR & I feel like I got something totally different out of this one. It was “jucier”…i felt more confident, playful, just letting pages emerge, not worried about ‘right’, the round robin was a great place to start & let go! Andrea & Julie, thank you so much!” (Billie)

I came feeling apprehensive and left feeling empowered.  (Barbara)

And these are just the comments I could find quickly…there are many more.  If you’ve been to a Juicy Soul Retreat before please leave a comment below and let folks know what you got out of it.

The next opportunity for you to join us for a full day immersion in the art of visual art  journaling (not the writing type of journaling) is Sunday, May 17 from 11am-5pm.  Click here to register.


Juicy Soul Retreat – March 1


It is time for our first Juicy Soul Retreat of 2015 and Julie and I could not be any more excited to lead you through this day.


I am asked quite often “what is this ‘Juicy Soul Retreat’ thing all about?”  Here is my short answer:  It is a day to get away in and immerse yourself in Visual(Art) Journaling.  A whole day dedicated to art, imagery, words and best of all, likeminded “soul sisters” as we create simultaneously in our journals.

This is what we call “living in our journals”.  Julie and I will take participants through a series of prompts (that change each session) to encourage you to try new techniques.  Each session is different because Julie and I are at a different place in our own personal art journey each time we offer the retreat.  Between the two of us we offer years (decades) of art journaling experience.

Expect to find the tables set with everything you need for this full day at your fingertips.  All you need to do is show up! Bring a journal or purchase one here.

Here is what Julie says about our day: “We want to encourage you to make a date with yourself to nurture your creative spirit. The Juicy Soul Retreat is an afternoon of pure creative bliss. We will be showing you techniques that will inspire you to create in your journals and express yourself creatively on every glorious page.  You can begin a new journal or you can continue to build in one of your existing journals. The choice is yours. Our intention is that you spend time in your journal, get inspired to create on a regular basis and explore  techniques that will bring out your unique creative expression. ”

 This retreat is for beginners and savvy journal artists alike.

View previous retreat footage here. or Here

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Juicy Soul Retreat

Juicy Soul Retreat

This Sunday marks the final Juicy Soul Retreat for 2013.  Julie and I have co-facilitated this retreat for 4 years now.  We hope you will join us for a day filled with creativity and visual journaling.  Take a look at previous sessions.

Registration is open until Friday, October 18.  Click here to register (note:  early registration is only $95 until 10/17)

I want to stress that if you have never picked up a paint brush and have no idea what visual journaling is all about, this workshop is STILL perfect for you.  If you are an experienced artist and enjoy being inspired in community, this workshop is perfect for you.  Anywhere in between?  This workshop is perfect for YOU!  Get off the fence and sign up today!  Sign up with a friend and you will get a limited edition JSR tote bag featuring collaborative artwork created just for you by Julie and Andrea.  (Note:  send an email to andrea@aworkofheart.com to let me know who you have signed up with so I can have your tote bag ready)

So proud of our friends


Julie Valentine and Kelly Moore are both published the latest somerset releases.

First.. Julie in Art Journaling magazine





Way to go Julie!

And next Kelly in Jewelry Affair




Not just 1 but 2 articles in this issue.. Nicely done!

It is a special thrill seeing you both in print.

Also released this month is Roxanne Padgett’s new book… Acrylic Techniques

(psst….she is doing a book giveaway over on her blog!!)


So much inspiration  packed between these covers.  Can’t wait for Roxanne to visit on Sunday, April 21 from 12 till 2 do do a book signing and demo.