danielle

bigHUGE extra-exciting news (and a giveaway)

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sometimes you just have to imagine the goodness around the corner.

and then let it go and just do what you do to get things done.

and sometimes it feels like that corner is a bazillion miles away.

and you tuck in bits and pieces of what you love to do in the gaps in between all of it.

and then the around the corner stuff? it actually happens.

out of the blue. and it is flippin’ awesome.

i am so excited to share that i was asked to share my art and my process in a book with North Light Books!

creativeGIRL is going to be an author. seriously. so much happiness about this.

SO MUCH!

and to celebrate, just sign up for my newsletter on the side bar and leave me a note on this post and you will have a chance to will an original tutuGIRL – just for you.

so get to it (and sharing the love might just give you bonus points) I will pick a winner on Monday.

 

dusty soul here.

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this pretty much sums it all up for me.

dusting myself off.

with color.

eraser bits.

and.

goodness.

creativeGIRL: The Land of Light and Shadows (my first online solo class)

tomorrow is the last day to join in on the fun for the earlybird price. it is going to be pretty darn good. i hope you will join me.

to register for my class, please be sure you are registered on jeanneoliver.ning.com as a member first. it’s free. once you are a member of the site, just click on creativeGIRL and join!

creativeGIRL: The Land of Light and Shadows (a GINORMOUS givaway)

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Hello peeps! Only a few days left to sign up at the earlybird price ($28) for my first solo e-course hosted by the ever-so-lovely Jeanne Oliver.

Some lucky duck will receive a fun package filled with $130 worth of my fave supplies and this super sassy mini original valued at $70.  Just follow Jeanne’s instructions on her blog post HERE.

You can read about and sign up for my class HERE. Remember, you need to first register as a member on her .ning site (it’s totally free). Once you are a member you can choose my class and sign up for it.

So if you are on the fence. Get off. For goodness sakes!

 

who wants a spot in christy tomlinson’s boot series workshop?

 

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So excited to offer a spot in christy tomlinson’s new online course! you will love her new perspective that she has embraced with these super cute projects and lessons. just leave a comment about your fave pair of boots or your dream boots (just to make it fun) and I will draw a winner on Saturday, March 29th. Good luck, peeps!

 

The Boot Series Workshop

This workshop is a 3 week online workshop on sketching, creating and painting my boot series girls using watercolors! This class starts Tuesday, April 1st and once it starts you will have access to this workshop for 2 full years! Want to know more? here we go!

Christy’s wanted me to be sure to share the fabulous projects she will sharing with you over the course….

In week one, we will go over my inspiration process. I will share with you where I find inspiration and how to sketch them! Boots in particular can be hard and tricky to sketch, because you have to make sure you capture the depth of of the foot in the drawing. I will share with you the right and wrong way to this process, so you can see both!

 I will show you how to sketch with a simply mechanical pencil, but also how to sketch using a stabilo which gives a cool shading affect when wet! The results are very different but both are very fun!

 I will share with you my process for sketching, boots and clothing of ALL kinds! I will go over ideas for digging into your own closest to find inspiration for sketching as well! We will sketch several girls from lots of different season including spring, summer, winter, fall and even special holidays! It’s going to be so much fun!

Week two we will start the week by going over  the basics of watercolors and brushes.  I will share with you my techniques on what are my favorite watercolor mediums to use (as there are several options out there) and what works best for the techniques I do!

 We will go over watercolor brushes, how different brushes & watercolors give you different looks and different results. THEN we will paint our sketches using the knowledge we have learned! I  will go in depth on how I paint, shade, and highlight my girls and make the sketches start to come to life!

Week three I will share with you the final details on how I make my watercolors come to life! I will share with you my techniques on doodling using several different types of pen. Different pens to create different affects including using both black and white pens!  I will also show you a extra fun twist by adding texture to watercolors with the use of stamps, Rubons and patterns. I will show you how to add the detail that is what makes it truly YOU and whimsical and fun.I will share with you my favorite pens for doodling and my favorite pens for adding additional shading and even highlighting.

 I will also share you with some quick ideas for taking your watercolor supplies on the go! It will be a SUPER fun week!

I so hope you will join me in this fun new workshop! 

To join in on the fun – you can register at:

http://christytomlinson.typepad.com/christy_tomlinson_worksho/the-boot-series-workshop.html

creativeGIRL. the class. and a special offer. (members only)

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The earlybird deadline to register for $28 is almost here! On April 1st, the price will increase to $32.

And if you are still on the fence, maybe this will help make up your mind. I have created a series of original “creativeGIRLS” watercolors that I am offering for sale exclusively to members of my course only.  Each girl is seriously FILLED with yummy color and lots of danielle-ish detail. AND. I will ship it to you in a mat – ready for you to pop in a frame and hang in a corner of your creative space to spur you on during the class. She will be quiet but mighty. I promise.

Each girl is 4×6 and matted with a crisp, white core 8X10 mat – $62 plus shipping. She will be shipped USPS Priority Mail. Your invoice will reflect the cost of your piece and the exact cost of shipping to whatever faraway land you may live. Please send me a message in our classroom on Jeanne Oliver’s site and reference the number you would like. I will try to update this post as they sell – so refer back to here to see what is still available.

(And hey. She would be an AWESOME reference during the class too!)

More about the class…

The Land of Light and Shadow is a one week course with me (creativeGIRL) that will inspire you to add depth to your work by using a bunch of super fun techniques. You’ll play with all sorts of mediums including pencil and pen work, watercolors, acrylics and patterned paper creating yummy layers. And just when you think you are done, you’ll practice adding highlights and tucking in shadows here and there to make your art sparkle. Sounds awesome, right?

Please join me the week of April 28th for a romp with watercolors and white pens and all sorts of creative shenanigans into The Land of Light and Shadows.

This is a one week class with everything instantly available on April 28th!

The course has an early registration price of $28.  After April 1st the price goes to $34

So hurry my little earlybirds! Go grab your spot today right here: creativeGIRL: The Land of Light and Shadows

 

 

word. surround yourself with the right peeps.

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I don’t often share deep, meaningful stories. And, well, I am not going to start now.

But sometimes the right words fall into place and capture something. A conversation, an overwhelming moment of goodness. BIG. HUGE. colorful epiphanies.

I realized the someone I love gets me way more than I thought.  Way more than I gave credit for. And things are just good.

So I finally figured out that it is all about surrounding yourself with the right peeps. And being very aware of the wrong peeps.

surround yourself with those who see your weaknesses as strengths, not your strengths as weaknesses

hurt, not angry

caring, not “too sensitive”

guarded, not bitter

thoughtful, not worried

strong, not weak

quiet, not absent

It may not make any sense to anyone but me. that’s ok. it may mean something entirely different to you. but i hope you know that you are full of all sorts of good stuff. don’t let anyone tell you differently. with their words or actions.

so there.

and hey, I have a new online class. want to join me? i would love that. creativeGIRL: The Land of Light and Shadows. earlybird pricing people. take advantage of it.

creativeGIRL: the land of light and shadows

 

creativeGIRL final logo 580x412 creativeGIRL: the land of light and shadowsI am so stinkin’ excited to share that I am FINALLY teaching my very own online class. (Hopefully the first of many) Jeanne Oliver has graciously offered to play hostess-with-the-mostest.

creativeGIRL: The Land of Light and Shadows.

 Once upon a time there was a tiny-ish girl who loved to cut, draw, and paint. She saw things in the sunshine and shadows that other people never seemed to notice. She bounced all that wonderfulness around inside her noggin for a bit, and out popped magical pieces of art that told her stories when words couldn’t.

I’m that girl, and guess what? I want to share a part of my creativeSTORY with you. YES YOU!

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The Land of Light and Shadow is a one week course with me (creativeGIRL) that will inspire you to add depth to your work by using a bunch of super fun techniques. You’ll play with all sorts of mediums including pencil and pen work, watercolors, acrylics and patterned paper creating yummy layers. And just when you think you are done, you’ll practice adding highlights and tucking in shadows here and there to make your art sparkle. Sounds awesome, right?

Please join me the week of April 28th for a romp with watercolors and white pens and all sorts of creative shenanigans into The Land of Light and Shadows.

This is a one week class with everything instantly available on April 28th!

The course has an early registration price of $28.  After April 1st the price goes to $34

So hurry my little earlybirds! Go grab your spot today right here: creativeGIRL: The Land of Light and Shadows

studying under the masters. class starts tomorrow.

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If you haven’t taken the time to sign up for Studying Under the Masters. You should. This is going to be so amazing people.

And it starts TOMORROW!

 

If you want a chance to win me and register for the class.  Hit the PayaPal button below and join me! (You can only be eligible for the drawing of ME if you purchase the class through MY website.)

Once you have purchased your space with the PayPal button below –  please register at Jeanne Olvier’s creative network jeanneoliver.ning.com (this is free).  Once your membership is approved you will be added manually to the course.  This can take up to 72 hours.  Once you have been given access please go to the main page of Studying Under The Masters, click +join in the upper right hand corner and you will be in.

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creative collaboration. courtney walsh.

my friend, courtney walsh has a way with words. she puts things in perspective. makes you think. dig a little deeper.

and she is a bonafide writer with published books and everything. and she is sweet. and open. i love that i have connected with her.

she posted these words earlier this week. and it really resonated with me.

so i just messaged her and said (because if any of you know me, i randomly put fear of rejection aside and just ask.) hey, can I combine your words with my art and give the print away?

because i want to throw some danielle-ish love out there. so here it is. i hope you love it enough to print it as a reminder that you are a good person. and sometimes you just have to move on.

(just right-click and save) move on. blog version 580x580 creative collaboration. courtney walsh.

 

Studying Under the Masters – one more week!

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Are you getting as excited as I am?

We can’t wait to create with you!

To register click HERE or pay below.

The course will begin on January 14th!

$62 for this nine week online course.

The content will be available for TWO YEARS!

Studying Under the Masters online course is just a week away! And because I am such a believer in this idea – this process of openly learning from others who inspire me – the magical turn when something of theirs gets transformed into something that is all me - I am going to offer myself up.

If you register for this online class using my PayPal button (below or on my sidebar) you will be entered in a drawing to become my apprentice for 1 month. The apprenticeship includes the following:

  1. A one hour skype session – sitting side by side while we paint and I show you some of my secret tips and techniques
  2. 2 twenty-minute calls to chat about anything – your creative hang-ups, my process, or just lots of love to keep you creating.
  3. A weekly creative prompt from me with photo inspiration and a 30-day creative challenge
  4. Access to me via email to answer any questions you might have – I’ll send you one email response at the end of the week to answer your questions
  5. And a gift from me to you in your mailbox at the end of the month

The winner will be chosen at the end of my week of the Studying the Masters Online course. Remember, in order to be eligible, you must pay for the class with MY PayPal button. If you have already registered with my PayPal button with one of my other posts, please leave a comment on this post or PM me on Facebook.

I do hope that you decide to take this course – I just know it is going to be AMAZING!

Once you have purchased your space with the PayPal button below –  please register at Jeanne Olvier’s creative network jeanneoliver.ning.com (this is free).  Once your membership is approved you will be added manually to the course.  This can take up to 72 hours.  Once you have been given access please go to the main page of Studying Under The Masters, click +join in the upper right hand corner and you will be in.

 

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