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Rest, Relax and Refresh

As the year comes to a close, I am choosing to step back to have a chance to reflect on 2020, plan for 2021, complete a few dangling deadlines, and perhaps even rest, relax and refresh. I will be around as usual for the next few days but will be "harder to find" from Thursday 12/25/20 through Saturday 1/2/21. During this period, I will be inconsistent at best on social media and the shop will be closed - so stop by soon if you need/want/crave any items. Feel free to reach out via email, FB or IG and know that I will eventually get back to you. 

The shop will reopen and I will reappear with many, many, many creative plans on Sunday 1/3/21. Between now and then, enjoy any and all of the holidays that you celebrate and, above all, be safe. I am looking forward to a better 2021 and sending thanks to each of you for the incredible support and care you continue to show me.

 

Mixed Media Marathon: Registration Open

MIXED MEDIA MARATHON: A FB LIVE EVENT

Head to my online shop for details and to register.

 

NEW Release: Impression Obsession Stamps

Excited to share my newest stamp designs for Impression Obsession. The collection of three sets is all about text and includes two new sets in my Journal Jargon series and the first in a new series called Word Strips.

 

 

Journal Jargon 8

The idea behind this set came during a FB Live discussion related to unusual, unique-sounding words, where together we brainstormed a long list. The 18 words that made it to the set will offer you an alternative to the more ubiquitous words that are often seen in the rubber stamp world.

 

Journal Jargon 9

This 18-word set, in a grungy typewritten font, includes words that I call creative descriptors. These are all descriptions that might be apt for a creative - in other words, for you! If you like these, you may want to also check out Journal Jargon 4 which includes another set of 18 creative descriptors.

 

Word Strips 1

Word Strips 1 contains 4 stamps, each that highlight a single word: STOrYTeLLer, PROMISE, MEMORIES and HOPE. Each is part of a grungy design strip, portions of which can be a stand alone element for your work as well.

 

All IO stamps are made in the USA. They are high quality, deeply etched red rubber backed with repositionable cling cushion. If you are new to my stamps - or need a refresher of all my previous designs - head to my 70-page Look Book, complete with art.

 

OBAJ 2021: Registration Open

 

I am excited to be one of fifteen instructors for One BADASS Art Journal 2021 (OBAJ 2021). This online workshop event organzied by Tiare Smith opens for registration today -- December 1, 2020 -- and begins on February 1, 2021.

 

So what is OBAJ 2021 all about?

Fifteen instructors

Sixteen Lessons

Step-by-step mixed media tutorials

Downloadable PDFs

Creative Community

 

 

And to quote Tiare: One BADASS Art Journal is designed to inspire you to create, to learn, to feel confident and provide you with the tools, techniques, and inspiration needed to feel BADASS everyday that you make art!!

This epic online workshop event costs $89 to join. BUT there is an Early Bird Special now through December 31, 2020 where registration is only $69. So now is the time!

Check it all out here. And if you just cannot wait until it starts in February, click on the link to the home page once you get there and sign up for OBAJ 2020 or Gratitude Junk Journal 2020.

And an extra thank you for clicking through the links to see what this is all about -- and for considering signing up. These are my affiliate links so that if you choose to eventually register, I receive a portion of the payment for each class purchased.

 

Creative JumpStart 2021: Registration Open

 

Woo hoo. Registration for Creative JumpStart 2021 (CJS) is now open. And I am thrilled to announce that for the very first time I am one of the instructors. If you are not familar will CJS, it is an epic online workshop event that is organized and run by Nathalie Kalbach. Designed to kick your creativity into high gear in the new year, this is the 10th Anniversary of CJS and it is bigger than ever.

 

 

Beginning January 1st and running through February 14, a new video will be available every single day. You will have access to 45 downloadable Jumpstarter videos from 45 different artists. Just a few of your instructors include Dina Wakley, Mary Beth Shaw, Danny Gregory, Jodi Ohl, Vicki Boutin, and my Creative Team member Riikka Kovasin. Plus 38 more!

 

 

You get over 8 hours of video content and will discover new artists, techniques, and materials. Hope you are as excited as me because the quicker you sign up, the lower the cost: 

 

$49USD - November 30th 8am through 11:49pm EST -- Cyber Monday Sale

$59USD - December 1st 12:01am through December 4th 11:59pm EST -- Cyber Week Sale

$69USD - December 5th 12:01am through December 31st 11:59pm EST -- Early Bird Pricing

$89USD - Starting January 1st 12:01am EST -- Regular Price

 

Jump with us now!

 

Once-A-Year Shop Sale

It only happens once a year

and now is the time.

 

OBAJ 2021 Giveaway

---The Giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Chris Palmer for winning a free spot in OBAJ 2021--

I am excited to be one of sixteen instructors for One BADASS Art Journal 2021 (OBAJ 2021). This online workshop event organzied by Tiare Smith opens for registration on 12/1/20 and begins on 2/1/21. 

Starting today, you have one week for a chance to win a free spot in this course. In fact you have several chances. Head to the info page to read all the details, see the bios of all the instructors, and enter the giveaway for full access to the course. For a second chance, simply leave a comment on this blog post. Entries close 11/30/20 and winners will be notified on 12/1/20.

 

So what is OBAJ 2021 all about?

Sixteen instructors

Seventeen Lessons

Step-by-step mixed media tutorials

Downloadable PDFs

Creative Community

 

 

And to quote Tiare: One BADASS Art Journal is designed to inspire you to create, to learn, to feel confident and provide you with the tools, techniques, and inspiration needed to feel BADASS everyday that you make art!!

Check it all out here. And if you just cannot wait until it starts in February, click on the link to the home page once you get there and sign up for OBAJ 2020 or Gratitude Junk Journal 2020.

And an extra thank you for clicking through the links to see what this is all about -- and for considering signing up. These are my affiliate links so that if you choose to eventually register, I receive a portion of the payment for each class purchased.

---The Giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Chris Palmer for winning a free spot in OBAJ 2021--

 

October Art Exhibition & Sale

 

Join me on Sunday 10/25 here at 2:00pm eastern for a Facebook Live for an art exhibtition. I will be showing my recent artwork and sharing stories behind their creation. Feel free to join even if you have no plans to buy art. 

At 4:00pm, the exhibited artwork will go on sale in the online shop on my website. While I am not currently shipping products outside of the US from my shop due to the pandemic, I am shipping original art internationally. So everybody is welcome to purchase.

Have a peek below at some of the pieces I will be sharing.

 

Dreamer

 

Prairie Days

 

Find Your Fire

 

This Very Moment

 

PaperArtsy Maintenant en France

 

PaperArtsy has made the move from the UK to France and is now back up and running. Bigger & better than ever. That means that my empty shop shelves are now filled once again.

 

My collection of 24 mini stamps

 

 

 

New and restocked stamp sets

 

 

 

Fresco Finish Acrylic Paint

My Color Collection

 

NEW Colors from the Core Collection

 

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