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I post daily (photos of my journal pages, things that inspire me and personal bits and pieces) to inspire and encourage others. I have always believed that if I can do it, so can you.

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I've been teaching both in person and online workshops for almost twenty years now. You can find out more about my classes by scrolling down along the right hand side of my blog. I strive to make classes accessible to everyone (both beginner to advanced).

I love teaching and truly believe that deep down inside everyone is an artist, capable of creating something. There is power and knowledge in the act of creating something with your own hands, made from your own heart and head.

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Friday, December 21, 2012

11 October 2012 New Journal and Journal Pages

It seems like I finished this journal eons ago. I absolutely loved working on every page. There's a thread running through each page that connects it to the other. You'll see it as I post. I really tried to push myself and the direction of this journal as I worked on each page. The name of the book is called, "Connections." 

A quick reminder that my new online class, "Marvel: Your Precious Life" is on sale (discounted $5) until Saturday! I am also offering a CONTEST for those of you who sign up before December 22 at 11:59 p.m., you will be entered into a drawing to receive a handmade journal (retail value: $50) made by me and ready for you to work in (there is ONE journal being raffled off! Winner will receive the journal AFTER the holidays.) There will also be FOUR chances to win ONE FREE seat in ANY of my online classes of your choosing (retail value $20-$50.) You MUST sign up before December 22, 2012 for the special sale price as well as to be entered into the contest. More here.

I'm off! It's nice to have checked so much off of my huge, looming To Do list. Today I'll be prepping for my classes next week at Ink About It in Westford, MA. I'm looking forward to it. If you're interested, don't wait much longer as Friday is almost full! My updated 2012/2013 workshop list is here.

**Just found out that if you're interested in signing up for my Ink About It classes that they are closed 12/23-12/26. My classes are the 27th and 28th, if you are on the fence, PLEASE consider signing up before tomorrow (12/22) as I'll be traveling there and this will also help me to prep enough supplies. Friday's classes are almost full but there's plenty of room in Thursday's classes. Thanks!!!** 

Happy Winter Solstice! I hope that you have a wonderful weekend. 


craftchick said...

The journal is amazing and I love the concept of the thread running through the whole piece.

Barbara Hagerty said...

I love the cut of the book cover!

And I've found that out of all the books I've made--and I've loved them all--the only ones I go back to later to thumb through and read (when there are words) are the ones that have some sort of theme, thread or concept that gives the book continuity as a whole. Even if they're all collage or drawing and no writing at all. The artwork can be random and of the moment, and could stand alone without any book at all, but something has to be there--not as a segue, but as a subtle identifier that says, this page is part of this book. Otherwise, it just stays on the shelf or in the drawer.

Tammy Shapiro said...

Gorgeous journal!! It makes me want to go create. I have never considered having a thread connecting pages in a journal. I look forward to seeing the rest of the pages. :) Tammy