Life Book 2017 Blog Hop + A Give Away

Goodbye Summer! Hello Fall + Hello YOU! 

I hope this finds you well! Thank you so much for stopping by.  I know I haven't been the best blogger, but I am here to tell you that I  have some great news! I have decided to join in and teach on Life Book 2017 next year! My lesson will be mid January and I am already in the process of planning out fun, exciting, and creative ideas/techniques that I want to share.   

So? What is Life Book?  Life Book, a celebration and honouring of YOU, is a year-long mixed media art class with 23 different and amazing art instructors from all over the world.  It is all organized by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts

The entire year long workshop is 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 can find out a lot more about this wildly popular course by clicking HERE.  Over the past few years Life Book has been joined by over 12,500 people! 

This painting below is an example of the style of art I will be teaching for my lesson.  

Registration opens on October 3rd 2016 and the class begins January 1st 2017.

So if you want to start the year with a fabulous creative BANG and spend 2017 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!

Bookmark this page so that you can sign up the moment it goes on sale! :)

 MORE exciting news?  I get to give away 1 spot for this amazing year long art course! All you need to do is share this post (link Here) on FB and/or Pinterest then leave a comment on this post letting me know you shared. I will announce the winner here on October 3rd, 2016. 

Follow the blog hop (see below for links and dates) to up your chances of winning a space by entering all the other give-aways! Wahoo! 

 5th September 2016 Tamara Laporte
6th September 2016 Jodi Ohl  
7th September 2016 Susana Tavares
8th September 2016 France Papillon
9th September 2016 Shelley Klammer
10th September 2016 Amber Kuileimailani Bonnici
11th September 2016 Donna Mulholland
12th September 2016 Mandy van Goeije
13th September 2016 Jennifer Mercede
14th September 2016 Misty Mawn
15th September 2016 Gwenn Seemel
16th September 2016 Melissa Dinwiddie
17th September 2016 Vicky Papaioannou
18th September 2016 Lindsay Weirich
19th September 2016 Julie Fei-Fan Balzer
20th September 2016 Effy Wild
21st September 2016 Wendy Brightbill
22nd September 2016 Jamie Dougherty

23rd September 2016 Andrea Gomoll
24th September 2016 Whitney Freya
25th September 2016 Annie Hamman
26th September 2016 Connie Solera
27th September 2016 Leilani Joy

Have a great time following the blog hop and good luck!!

I will be back before too long with a new post on what I have been up to lately!  :) 

Make a list, check.



Life has been a string of checklists lately  (always).    Move back to Virginia, check. Create another online course, check. Plants seeds for this year's garden, check.  Walk and cuddle Ramona, check.  Turn 40, check. Celebrate in NYC,  check.  Go to the MOMA, check.  Blog more, create a new line of work, learn final cut pro,  meet Patti Smith, make pottery, paint my studio,  ummmm.... so,  I have a lot of things not checked off just yet...  

I continue to keep up with Instagram and getting back into posting on Vine and I do hope to post more here and update my whole website soon.  

Lots of great things about to happen... 

my mind is as clear as water - so peaceful, nothing troubles me.  such is the state of leaving the self and all things behind. i pour myself a cup of tea and drink; it is sweet indeed.   - Korean Tea Poem 

The peach blossoms came and went too quickly, as they usually do, but oh how lovely they were.

On Turning 37

by Kareem Tayyar

Today you remind yourself that although Buddy Holly was 17
            When he first sang “Peggy Sue”,
And that Fitzgerald was 24 when he published This Side of Paradise,
And that Dylan was only 21 when he composed
            “Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands”
            In the studio while the other musicians shot pool and played cards,

Whitman was 37 when he wrote “Song of Myself”,
Rousseau was 40 when he first picked up a paintbrush in his Paris apartment
            And began creating those indelible images of the African jungles
            That were largely responsible for the birth of Modern Art,
And even J.F.K,
            He of that perpetual youth and beauty that signaled a departure from
            The grandfather-politics of men like Eisenhower and Truman,
Was 43 when he took the oath of office for the Presidency.

In other words,
Go back to sleep, buddy.
There is still plenty of time to climb the mountain,
And there is no reason to think that your best days are already behind you.