I am back with more wonderful news: I am going to be teaching on Life Book 2018 next year!!!
I have been a Life Book student since 2014 so you can probably guess how incredibly excited I am to be teaching next year. And even MORE exciting news is that I can give away 1 space on this amazing year long art course! Keep reading to find out more about Life Book 2018 and to find out how you can win a spot! 🙂
First let me tell you a bit more about Life Book in case you haven’t heard about it yet! “Life Book, a celebration and honouring of YOU” is a year-long mixed media art class organised by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts. Tam is joined by 23 incredible art teachers who are all gearing up to share their mixed media techniques, tips and tricks with YOU! PLUS this year, Life Book is going to be bigger and better by including another 12 fantastic artists and wellness guides who will focus on additional personal development practices and other art modalities, like sculpting, photography & writing!
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! You will also be introduced to yoga, aromatherapy, dance and angel energy and other wellness exercises to help support your personal development journey more holistically and imagine the fun we will have getting introduced to and acquainted with some of the other wonderful art forms out there! You can find out a lot more about this wildly popular course (it has been joined by over 16500+ people in the past!) by clicking HERE.
In my lesson for Life Book this year I will tell you all about aromatherapy, explain how it works and how you can use it and I will definitely talk to you about safety and quality too. Once we have covered the basics I will share with you my favourite essential oils and aromatherapy recipes and use these as a starting point for making some healing recipe art cards. The idea is that you can use your cards for future reference or maybe even as an oracle deck. I haven’t prepared my healing recipe cards just yet, but style wise they will probably look similar to the affirmation cards you see in the picture below. Maybe a bit bigger so there is enough room to incorporate the recipe and it’s use. 🙂
Registration opens on September 12th 2017 and the class begins on January 1st 2018. So if you want to start the year with a fabulous creative BANG and spend 2018 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 join once registration opens! Keep this page bookmarked so that you can sign up the moment it goes on sale! 🙂
Now then, onto the give-away and blog hop! I can give away 1 space on Life Book 2018 to 1 lucky winner, yay! And if you follow the blog hop (see below for links and dates) you can up your chances of winning a space by entering all the other give-aways also! To enter the give-away:
1. Share this post on Facebook or Instagram
2. Follow me on Instagram
3. Leave a comment below letting me know why you would love to join Life Book 2018
I will announce the winner on August 31st 2017.
Here is the list of the other amazing teachers who will be teaching on Life Book – they too will be giving away a spot on Life Book so go check them out and enter their give-aways! 🙂
And we have another winner on my blog!!! This time I asked my 10 year old daughter Rosa and as you can see, she is very different from her little sister. Not so much into fairytales and dressing up, but more of a tomboy really, who likes to play soccer and Minecraft. With a bit of help from her robot she picked….
Corinne Bekker who said:
Congratulations on the teaching opportunity. And I’d love to participate because AJSS is always fun and lighthearted, fun techniques and simple list of supplies. I could do with that right now.
Congratulations to you, Corinne!!! I am sure you are going to have so much fun and I can’t wait to meet you in our online classroom! Please send me your details through my contact form.
And if you didn’t win the free spot and are now thinking of registering, please consider using my affiliate link. As you may know I have just started this journey and I so hope that I can continue to pursue my dream and create more art, classes and tutorials for you!
Check out the promo video Marieke Blokland made and get a little sneak peek of my video. I worked hard to make it short and fun and inspirational and I am really happy with how it turned out. Can’t wait to show you 🙂
So join us for your most creative summer ever and sign up!
Hello there! As promised I am announcing the winner of the free spot for Ever After 2017 today and I also wanted to let you know that registration is now open! Yay!
I have asked my sweet fairy princess daughter Mara to pick a winner and she happily agreed but only if she could dress up in her favourite princess gown. 🙂
The free spot goes to Marilyn HM who said:
Dumbledore for sure….Congrats on this next step in your art journey…Your art is much loved.
Congratulations to you, Marilyn!!! I am sure you are going to have so much fun and I can’t wait to meet you in our online classroom! Please send me your details through my contact form.
And if you didn’t win the free spot and are now thinking of registering, please consider using my affiliate link. As you may know I have just started this journey and I so hope that I can continue to pursue my dream and create more art, classes and tutorials for you! And to express my gratitude if you do, I am giving away this *original* painting to one of my supporters:
And I really want you to have a good chance of winning so if more than 10 people use my link (that would be amazing!!!), I’ll throw in another painting I did. Can you guess which lovely HP-inspired character this is? Hint: her hair colour and signature style sort of give it away… 😉
So if you want to:
support a budding artist (me 🙂 )
help me continue my journey and pursue my dream
have a chance at winning an *original* watercolour painting
Then please use my link to register for this amaaaaaaaaazing course and don’t forget to use discount code MAGIC2017 for 20% off!
Thank you so much for your support!!!
So happy to be back with some more wonderful and exciting news for you. In February the fantabulous Marieke Blokland from Bloknote Academy started a guest teacher competition for her very succesful and fun Art Journal Summer School. I had just quit one of my jobs because I wanted to spend more time with my family and pursue my lifelong dream of becoming an artist so obviously I thought: “Let’s give this a try!” And… Yay, I won! Can you believe that? So thrilled and honoured!!!
Now let me tell you a bit more about Art Journal Summer School. AJSS is a collaborative ten week summer online art journaling and mixed media e-course. All teachers work with the same limited supplies and all supplies fit together in one toiletry bag. There is always room for one more toiletry bag, right? I think this is such a charming idea and from my own experience I know that less is often more. Having less to choose from sparks your creativity and gives you a chance to really get to know your products. You will be amazed with what you can do with a basic but well thought trough selection of mixed media supplies.
New to art journaling and mixed media? Don’t know where to start? Well, this is the perfect course for you. But with the fantastic teacher line up there will be plenty of inspiration and new techniques for experienced journalers too:
So join us for your most creative summer ever and sign up!
But wait… I can also give away one free spot on this amazing course! This is how you enter the give away:
I have some wonderful & exciting news! I am going to be teaching on Ever After this year! I feel so thrilled, honoured and HAPPY!!! And… I can give away 1 space on this magical new collaborative art course! Yay!!! Keep reading if you want to find out more about Ever After and if you want to find out how you can win a spot!
First let me tell you a bit more about Ever After in case you haven’t heard about it yet. Ever After is a mixed media art & style development course with a fairytale theme hosted by the amazing Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts. Tam is joined by 15 popular mixed media art teachers who will all share beautiful fairy-tale & myth inspired lessons AND their hints and tips on how they developed their own style. That sounds great right? And from my own personal experience I can tell you: “It is not just great, it is AMAZING!!!”
I took this course as a student last year and it was a life changer. Not only did it help me find my own voice, but it also gave me the courage to start pursuing my dream of becoming an artist. Since Ever After 2016 I started posting my work publicly on Facebook and Instagram, I started filming tutorials for YouTube and now – one year later – I am one of the teachers… Can you believe that? Please pinch me because I can hardly believe it myself! 🙂
For my lesson I have chosen to portray one of my very favourite characters from Harry Potter: the unique, open-minded and sometimes brutally honest Luna Lovegood. You just have to love Luna! I will be sharing with you my love for whimsical characters, watercolours and the things they can do. Just to give you an idea of what to expect, I have included below a little protrait I did of Queenie Goldstein from Fantastic Beasts. Now this is just a journal page, not a finished piece and my lesson will be way more detailed.
Registration opens on May 17th 2017 and the class begins on July 1st 2017. So if you want to start your summer drawing and painting fairy-tales, exploring your own personal story and style and hang out with a wonderful creative community of like-minded souls, be sure to join once registration opens! Keep this page bookmarked so that you can sign up the moment it goes on sale!
Now then, onto the give-away and blog hop! I can give away 1 space on Ever After to 1 lucky winner! And if you follow the blog hop (see below for links and dates) you can up your chances of winning a space by entering all the other give-aways also!
When I came across Ali Brown’s Honey’s Slim Pickins Challenge on YouTube, I knew I wanted to give that a try. It’s a limited supplies challenge for journalers and – as you may know – I really like getting creative using only limited supplies and colours.
So I asked my husband to pick me five supplies and I knew he would choose well. He sees me draw and paint almost every single evening so he kinda knows what I need and like. This is what he picked:
A Faber Castell Albrecht Dürer watercolour pencil in Delft Blue for sketching and shading;
A Tim Holtz Distress Marker in Mermaid Lagoon for both outlining and colouring;
Two Ecoline Brush Pens by Talens in Magenta and Ochre Deep (I ♥ them!!!)
A white Posca paint pen for highlights
I filmed the whole process and the video is now up on my YouTube channel:
I hope you like it and please feel free to ask me any questions!