Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Wanderlust Holiday Special


Maybe you have already heard about the exciting, inspirational journey in mixed-media and art journaling that I’m teaching on next year? It’s called Wanderlust and it’s a year long online course that includes 50 videos from 26 different teachers - and I’m one of them!)


Being a member of the class also give you lots of other different kinds of activities on the Everything Art online community, creative challenges and exercises with prizes from our sponsors (including Golden, Daler-Rowney, 7Gypsies and DecoArt), interaction with teachers, motivating discussions, creative games, topics that will help you understand art and find a best way to express yourself, discounts from our partners and lots more!!


Wanderlust 2016 has a promotional price until the 15th of December 2015. You can buy the whole Wanderlust 2016 course for only £65 (approx $100 / €89). After this date the regular price of the class is  £99 (approx $152 / €137), so don’t hesitate and grab your seat now to enjoy the whole of 2016 with inspiration.


For this price you are going to travel with us through the whole world of creativity getting to know media, products and enjoying the variety that teachers from all over the world can offer you.
Click on the links to see the schedule of the classes, supply list, in-depth description and list of sponsors. I hope you'll join me on this wonderful creative journey.

Click here to visit Everything Art.
And
I'm happy to share that I'm keeping my sale prices going on my 2 on-line classes until Dec. 31st 
Wishing you all a happy and delightful 
Christmas season. Details below. 
Interested in taking one of my classes?
Now is the time to join the fun. I'm offering both of my classes at discounted rates. 
Sale will end Monday 12/31/15
at midnight CST.

Sale price $35.00
Regular price $45.00
Infinity Journals 
Sale price $65.00
Regular price $99.00
Curious Bundles



Black Friday Sale Continues

I'm happy to share that I'm keeping my sale prices going on my 2 on-line classes until Dec. 31st 
Wishing you all a happy and delightful 
Christmas season. Details below. 
Interested in taking one of my classes?
Now is the time to join the fun. I'm offering both of my classes at discounted rates. 
Sale will end Monday 12/31/15
at midnight CST.

Sale price $35.00
Regular price $45.00
Infinity Journals 
Sale price $65.00
Regular price $99.00
Curious Bundles

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Black Friday Sale

Black Friday Sale 
Starts Now
Ends Monday 11/30/15
Interested in taking one of my classes?
Now is the time to join the fun. I'm offering both of my classes at discounted rates. 
Sale will end Monday 11/30/15
at midnight CST.

Sale price $35.00
Regular price $45.00
Infinity Journals 
Sale price $65.00
Regular price $99.00
Curious Bundles


Wishing all of you who visit here
a Thanksgiving day full of joy and love with family and friends.
I am grateful for each and everyone of you.
xxooxxooo




Thursday, October 22, 2015

Infinity Journals Workshop - Doors Are Open


Infinity Journals Workshop
is now open.

It took me a lot longer to get this workshop launched and out of the box but it's ready to go and up and running. 



After much thought and deliberation I decided to offer my 'Infinity' and 'Eternity' style journals as two different workshops. I did this for a couple of reasons. One, I had pretty much finished everything I needed for both the paper and fabric style versions of the 'Infinity' journal lessons. I finished everything on that portion of the workshop yesterday. 



As I sat in my studio and looked at everything I still had to do to get everything completed for the Eternity portion, I knew there was no way I could get it all done before the holidays. My goal all along was to get this workshop up and running before the holidays and since the 'infinity' portion was ready to go decided to run with it. 



As I look at my schedule, it will probably be sometime in late Spring before I can finish the 'Eternity' workshop and open it. It is still actively in the works. 

So here is the scoop on the workshop.


Infinity  
Journal Workshop
 Infinity Journal 
 5" by 5"
 8 spines
 all interconnected.
 Journals that appear to go on forever. 
Unique construction.
1 Journal.
2 ways.
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 Fabric version
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 Paper version.
2 projects. 
and bonus material
to enhance your pages with paint.
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Each journal style will be presented 
in an all paper construction. 
(NO SEWING REQUIRED. NONE!!!)
along with a sewn fabric version.
(Sewing machine will be necessary)
So if you just want to learn how to create a unique journal
using paper, you can and if you love to sew;
you can make the journals using fabric as well.
The choice is yours.

I'll show you all the tricks you need to create your own
versions of an Infinity style journal.
The workshop includes tons and tons of large, full color
photos that detail each step of the process, along with clear 
instruction that will take you step by step through the 
construction of the journal; in each style. 
This workshop is presented in an E-book format
and includes a small amount of video content.
All the material is substantially supported by written material
and a vast arsenal of step by step photos. 
 All for $45.00

Work at your own pace, all of the material will be available
once you have registered for the class.
 Class will be hosted on private blog and there will be 
a private Facebook group for those who want to 
share their work and creative insights with others in the class.
I will always be close by to answer questions and offer 
suggestions as needed. 
All the material is presented in user friendly PDF format which 
can be saved and or printed for lifetime access and video are
downloadable.

 Please note. I handle all registrations manually
 so please allow me 24 hours to process your order
Link is also in side bar.






Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Curious Collections and Oddities Part 1

Curious Collections
and 
Oddities.

Altered Cigar Box
by
D. Tedeschi 
2004

I am a member of Teesha and Tracy Moore's 
Artstronauts Club. It's a fantastic gathering of artists and like minded souls. It costs a mere $5.00 a month to join. There is so, so much inspiration on this site. Awesome!!!!  Recently Tracy shared one of his first journals and talked about the early history of Zettiology on the club site. Really cool stuff and it reminded of all the swaps I had hosted when I first discovered the art of Teesha and Tracy back in the mid 90's. I became obsessed and couldn't get enough of it. 

Art Doll
Inspired by Teesha and 
her quilted 'pillow' technique.
Susie Lafond

As I started to explore the world of mixed media one of the things I did was join as many art groups that I could find that were on line at the time, and in a matter of months had discovered an entire community of like minded artists. These folks were not only sharing their work on line but also hosting swaps of various kinds where they were trading their original art work with each other. I soooooo jumped onto this freight train and for a couple of years I went swap crazy. In doing so I amassed a wonderful collection of artist trading cards, stamps, mini books, tags, and other delightful oddities. 

Dangly Thingy Swap
Art by 
S. Meyers

Once I had gotten my feet wet and knew my way around the 'swap' block I began hosting my own and one of my all time favorite swaps was my 'Zettiology' altered cigar box swap.
Each of us had to alter a cigar box Zetti, style and then include a 'Zetti-artifact'; one for each of the players; if memory serves me, I believe there were a dozen or so of us who participated.


These are some of the boxes created in that swap.
A few generous players included an additional box that they had made for me to keep, along side the box that was made to be swapped. The generosity of artists is something I cherish and hold dear. 



Each person then mailed their boxes and artifacts to me and I, in turn swapped out the contents of each box and each player received another artist's box filled with 12 different 'artifacts', one from each player. It was one of the coolest and funkiest swaps I ever hosted and I am kind of thinking this would be fun to do again. Swaps are a ton of work and postage back in 2004 was quite a bit cheaper. A large flat rate box was maybe $8.00 or so. Now it would be costlier and not sure if there would be as much interest as there was back then. Everyone was hosting swaps and trading art. It was to say the least, a very generous period in the community of artists who had just begun to discover the world of artist blogs and websites. Facebook and Etsy were still in their infancy.

I have a wonderful collection of artist trading cards and all manner of different things scattered around my studio and I am constantly reminded of the sweet artists who shared them and the fun and enjoyment of trading and sharing art. 

Art doll
artist unknown

Over the next few days I will share each of these creations and their contents. Some of these boxes were not signed by the artists who created them so I will do my best to identify each artist and I apologize when there is no signature on a piece. 
(if you happen to be the artist of something you see, please do let me know so I can credit your work)


Altered  Zettiolgy themed cigar box
by
D. Tedeschi 
2004
Top view.

Side view.
Back side.
Other side.
Inside lid.
The 'Zettiology' inspired 'artifacts' inside.

The artifacts.
My personal favorite. 
Pointy hat 
by 
Lou McCullough

Artist unknown.

Artist unknown.

Artists unknown.

This was my contribution.
I added a little packet of 
'magic' seeds on the back 
of each of these.

Artist unknown.

Artist unknown.

Artist unknown.

Artists unknown.

By
L. Leonard.

Left: by Linda Koch.
Center: Artist unknown.
Right: by Dragon Lady.

Left: Artist unknown.
Center: Candy Phillips
Right: Ellen Grandman

Left: Punwit
Right: Ellen Grandman
Many tiny 'artifact' books.
Artists unknown.
Secret Life: by Laurie Gatlin.
Lou McCullough

More to come.
xxooxx