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blog hop book giveaway!

It’s great when you have great friends who also happen to be great artists and authors!  So I rounded them up for a blog hop book giveaway! Annie O’Brien Gonzalez of Bold Expressive Painting Carrie Schmitt of Painted Blossoms Gina Rossi Armfield of No Excuses Watercolor and me (of course!) Danielle Donaldson author of Creative Girl Use the form below to enter to My creativeGIRL Book Drawing! Then, Visit My Friends to Enter to Win one of their fabulous books on their sites… Carrie Schmitt Annie O’Brien Gonzalez Gina Rossi Armfield

oh my gosh.

it’s september already. sheesh! here’s what is happening in my corner of a drought-filled-would-give-anything-for-a-rainy-day world. i have one more in-person weekend retreat at the end of September in Bainbridge Island, WA to share the creative love and there are a couple of spaces left. i am teaching two of my favorite processes   “a timeline of you” from my book, creativeGIRL and a seaside version of my “storyblocks” video project that will be coming out on DVD soon. in other words… this class is a one-of-a-kind experience. If you would like to join me (and I would love it if you did!), you can read more about it here – Nurture Your Creative Seed. Say what?! Yep. DVD lessons! Here’s a little peek at them. So exciting right? They will be available in the North Light shop next month.  Each video uses lessons and techniques from my book, creativeGIRL taken …

creativeGIRL blossom challenge

so sometimes life things get priority over art. the last couple of weeks have been a mixed bad of the most wonderFILLED goodness with my book, creativeGIRL finally landing in a whole lot of doorsteps everywhere. but other things were more important. things like family and health and grace. and the attempt to get back on track. the flipside to all of it is now I have SO much to do that i just want to go back to my couch, pillow and pups and watch a good dose of fixer upper, say yes to the dress or chopped. so after I share my (FINALLY) finished my rainbow blossoms for last weekends challenge , that is where I am headed. (i must admit that the music did not fill my room as it usually does. quiet everything is better right now. but i listening to Fantastic Voyage by Lakeside which barely counts …

creativeGIRL giveaway no. 2

As promised, another giveaway! This time you have to get creative! I know, I am so mean. NOT! In my book, creativeGIRL, I talk about my process a lot. How I organize my practice and new opportunities to grow my art by re-purposing the old, the ugly and the learning moments to make new, beautiful art. In addition to an insiders look on how my process works, I share a really fun way to connect with your creative kindred all around the globe. The weekend giveaway is a peak into the challenges I offer in my book. I started these with a sunshine-filled and sassy girl named Kelly Barton several years ago. Whenever we got into a creative slump of sorts we would come up with a challenge that included a subject, specific music, and a medium or two. It really gave both of us a little kick in the …

creativeGIRL book shenanigans 

creativeGIRL: mixed media techniques for an artful life. My very own book is now officially shipping to all sorts of creative corners of the world. Pretty darn amazing. And I couldn’t have done it without you. YES. You. Thank you for all the LIKES, the WOOHOO’s, the YOUCANDOITIKNOWITSHARDDANIELLE’s, and the ICANHARDLYWAIT’s Over the course of the next few days and weeks, I will be sharing little bits and pieces of my thought process when writing my book along with some art that I am working on now using some of the techniques and ideas that I have mish-mashed together in new ways. I am an INSTAGRAM/FB girl so lots of little updates and pretty pictures will be shared in both places. Thank you again for all your love and support. And what are you sitting here reading this for?! Go dive into your own copy of creativeGIRL and share your favorite …