In all my excitement for giving and sharing, I have decided to have one last
Have you read the information on the picture yet? Yes, this time you will win a spot on
a 12 month mixed media workshop
you also get to choose a spot on another of my workshops!!
This is my way to say a big THANK YOU to each and every one of you who has supported my creative journey this year, YOU are what keeps me going, creating and dreaming...
So, here's what you have to do,
Leave me a "Merry Christmas" (in your language)
as a comment and that's it, you're entered into the competition.
If you want to find out a bit about MY CANDY workshop the if you CLICK HERE you can read all about it. It's the workshop that is the most dear to my heart, and I'm so excited that students are already signed up (there are only 80 places left!).
The information about the other workshops can be found HERE
The winner will be chosen at 11:59pm on Christmas Eve (GMT) so you've got lots of time to enter and share with your friends...
Lot's of Luck,
P.S Don't forget you can also sign up for my classes in LIFE BOOK 2013
I have just realised that it's the 19th of December and I haven't posted anything remotely christmassy! That's so unlike me...
I love Christmas and everything about it.
I guess that this year, my mind has just been taken over a little bit with the worry of my Dad being ill, and the fact that I'm now at home looking after him rather than being at work and getting involved in the children's parties and Christmas activities.
So I've decided to kick off being festive with a little giveaway, the first of three!
It's my way of saying Happy Christmas and sharing some art for free!
If you'd like to win yourself a spot in JOURNAL CANDY Mixed Media Workshop, then all you have to do is leave a little comment on this post and that's it.
The draw (with a random number generator) will happen on
Friday 21st December at 12 midnight GMT.
if you want to guarantee your place on this fantastic course,
This last year, even through the hard times, I have have been given an amazing chance. The chance to use my art to take me on a new journey in life. I can hardly believe the dreams that I have already accomplished in just a short space of time. Some of them have happened by chance, and to get some of them, I have had to persevere, stick with it and not give up believing it would happen for me.
I had to really, REALLY believe that all this goodness (in the arty sense) could really happen for me and not just the other women I like to read about and admire.
I know I'm not the only one who does this, maybe be you do too, but I often find myself reading through arty magazines and dreaming of having such a fantastic arty life and career as I see in those pages. I constantly daydream what that life would be like for me, where in the world I would like to teach, what I would call my first book, how my home studio would look... you get the idea. And this last 18 months, ripples have started to happen, little ripples of possibility and I'm so excited to see where they take me. After all, I'm just a regular girl (well, ok, a 41 year old girl) who dreams of big adventures and if they can come true for me then they can happen for you and who doesn't get excited about that?
One of the things that I really wanted to achieve this year (when I made my intentions list last January), was to get some of my work published in a magazine. It was one of those things that I've dreamed of for years as I browsed through editions of my favorite arty magazines that I'd purchase during vacations to the US. I used to look at the amazing artwork on the pages and imagine that maybe one day, just maybe, I would see mine there too.
As you know, I recently received an email from the editor of Cloth, Paper, Scissors and now it looks like this wish is going to come true.
Over the past few days, I have been mega busy getting all the artwork ready, filming videos and typing a few articles, it's been very busy. BUT today, they are all (10 pieces of art) getting packed up and posted off on their journey over the pond.
To say that I am excited, is a total understatement, but I really am!
Anyway, although I can't show you everything, here are a few more sneaky peeks into what I've been up to.
These pictures show them in progress, you'll have to wait for them to be published to see the finished pieces.
And now that it's all done and dusted,
perhaps I should start thinking about Christmas!
But just before I go, I had to show off these fabulous pieces of artwork from some of the students on my PORTRAIT CANDY Mixed Media Workshop, aren't they amazing!
Its always funny how things turn out really great, especially when you might not be feeling quite so optimistic, but that is just whats been happening to me recently.
As you might remember, in my last post I said about my Dad being ill and how that had kept me away from creating and blogging, well he still is ill, BUT now that we have our little routine sorted, i can now manage to find time for a little art.
Anyway, the other day, whilst probably feeling a little sorry for myself, and a little tired, I happened to check my email account.
You'll never guess, but I had the MOST exciting email from the Editor of Cloth Paper Scissors.
(if you don't know about this publication CLICK ME )
OH MY GOODNESS!
Back sometime in early summer, I sent off an email with some of my artwork and a little explanation about how I made it. I crossed my fingers and hoped for the best. Well, this email that was sitting in my inbox was even better news than I ever could have dreamed of. I'm sworn to secrecy right now (says the Editor) but all I can say is that it's going to be an amazing opportunity, and as long as I manage to get in the Christmas post, I should meet the deadline.
I have even more exciting news...
I'm teaching in LIFE BOOK 2013, and such a fantastic line up of teachers too, I'm so excited for this.