Thursday, December 17, 2015

Cool Classes

I am honored to be part of two upcoming online experiences, Creative JumpStart and Life Book. Both events include awesome artists, many who are friends of mine, others who I have admired from afar. The events are distinctly different (hint, life is short, you might want to do both). 
Here are the details.
One of my abstract paintings, you get to watch me painting an abstract in CJS!
Creative JumpStart takes place in January 2016. I have participated before and found it quite inspiring, I like that you get all the videos during January to 'jump start' your year. Wowzers is it a lot of good stuff.
For only $50 (on sale right now for $45) you’ll get:
  • A series of 25 technique based videos from 24 artists from around the world.
  • Downloadable videos – download before November 2016 to keep them forever.
  • Information about new creative and innovative products and techniques you might not have used before.
  • Inspiration to jumpstart your own artwork.
Click over HERE to watch a video preview and sign up now. Treat yourself, I think you deserve it!
“Life Book, a celebration and honouring of YOU” is a year-long mixed media art class organized by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts. This is my first time and I will have to say I am very rocked to be involved and plan to play along and do the assignments each week. I am absolutely smitten with the concept and have already filmed my segment; it is chock full of techniques and ideas. 
Tam is joined by 23 incredible art teachers who are all gearing up to share their mixed media techniques, tips and tricks with YOU! Themed around self-development and healing, you’ll be creating several loose mixed media art journal pages per month which by the end of the year you will bind into a glorious journal (a Life Book)! You will have a wonderful keepsake that you can treasure for the rest of your life!

So if you want to start the year with a fabulous creative BANG and spend 2016 with a wonderful creative community of like-minded souls, learning more about art and how to be kinder and more loving towards yourself, be sure to CLICK HERE so you can sign up. 
Truly, I think this is exactly what I need. I have felt a bit scattered in the past months, and the idea of grounding myself on a weekly basis totally appeals to me.

Hope to see you at one or both of these terrific events. 

Friday, December 04, 2015

Creative JumpStart 2016

I'm excited to announce that I will once again be participating as an artist in Creative JumpStart (CJS) 2016, run for the 5th time by Nathalie Kalbach. If you're not familiar with CJS, it's an online event to kick your creativity into high gear in January 2016. I love this event, there are videos nearly every day and they are so innovative and inspiring. I will be playing with some new products which is quite exciting for me and the theme this year totally rocks ( I can't tell you yet, but trust me, it is good) !! 
I love starting the year with fun techniques, discovering new materials, and connecting with artists and crafters. 
So here's the deal......throughout January participants get 25 downloadable videos from 24 featured artists, called “JumpStarters.” See for yourself:

Creative JumpStart 2016 Teaser from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

Head on over to Nat's website where you can find out more details and also sign up. You get 25 videos for just $45 (USD). And......for a limited time, as my valued reader, you’ll get $5 extra of. Just use this coupon code during checkout:
*This is a limited offer valid from 10:00 am Dec 4, 2015 to 11:59 pm EST on Dec 11, 2015.
So what are you waiting for? Sign up here, do it quick so you can get the discount. And don't forget to apply the coupon code during the check out process. 
I think this is going to be great fun!