Colour Me Positive – Week 39

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This week our quote is all about HOME. We have talked about travel and exploring in previous weeks but there is so much to love about where we live. We can travel all around the world but there is nothing like coming home as it is so much more than just a place .. it’s a feeling! It’s the place where you hang your hat and it’s where your heart is .. so the sayings go🙂

No matter what place you call home, the very word strikes a chord deep inside each of us. Home means sanctuary, the place we can rest, relax, enjoy time with friends, learn, grow … and just be.

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Our extra (optional) journal prompt is:

Where do you call home? Write this somewhere on your page.

So following on from this I thought I’d share some photos of the place I call home.  These were taken only yesterday by a friend out walking around our beautiful beaches of Noosa. The first two are the beautiful Alexandria Bay (an hours walk away through the Noosa National Park) and the third photo is our busy beach at Noosa Heads. What a beautiful spring day for our holiday makers and locals to enjoy. It’s very busy here this week as it is school holiday time.

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Hope you are all having a wonderful week.

Week 39 Prize:

For this week’s challenge prize we have another selection of stencils by the lovely people at http://www.stencilgirlproducts.com .. their stencils are such fun! We will draw a random name on Friday 7th October from those who have uploaded into the Week 39 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.

Entry is open to everyone who participates, no matter where in the world you are. It’s not a game of skill, you won’t be judged on your artwork. It will be a random draw. So have fun, upload your photo and you may get a lovely bonus!

wk37_winnerWinner of Week 37 Draw:

Now it’s time to draw a name from the photos loaded up into the Week 37 photo album. Today’s lucky winner is Lou Welker McCulloch‎. Congratulations! Here is the page that Lou created.

Make sure you check out the photos in the Facebook albums. There is some amazing work in there. What a great place for inspiration. Make sure you leave a few comments while you are there.

Please remember:

It’s ok to skip a week and jump in wherever you can. Don’t feel pressured if life gets busy!

Don’t compare yourself to others. We’re all in different stages of our art journey. You’re an artist and you’re amazing no matter what level you’re at. Just have fun and keep going.

Please PM or email me if you have an urgent question as I’m more likely to see it. The facebook page moves so fast it’s so easy to miss comments.

Have fun, be happy and support one another!

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Colour Me Positive – Week 38

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This week’s post is going to be a short one. I’m a little under the weather today with a yucky head cold so off to crawl back in bed shortly. But just wanted to say hi and share this weeks quote all the same. I know how much you miss it if I’m late!🙂

Today is just a reminder that it’s ok to occasionally have a pyjama day!  We need to take time to rest and switch off now and again. So recharge those batteries and then you’ll be ready to move mountains again soon.

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Hope your all having a terrific week. Can’t wait to see your artwork in our Facebook page.
Week 38 Prize:

For this week’s challenge prize we have a selection of stencils by the lovely people at http://www.stencilgirlproducts.com .. their stencils are such fun! We will draw a random name on Friday 30th September from those who have uploaded into the Week 38 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.

Entry is open to everyone who participates, no matter where in the world you are. It’s not a game of skill, you won’t be judged on your artwork. It will be a random draw. So have fun, upload your photo and you may get a lovely bonus!

winner_wk36Winner of Week 36 Draw:

Now it’s time to draw a name from the photos loaded up into the Week 36 photo album. Today’s lucky winner is Janet Jackson‎. Congratulations! Here is the page that Janet created.

Make sure you check out the photos in the Facebook albums. There is some amazing work in there. What a great place for inspiration. Make sure you leave a few comments while you are there.

Please remember:

It’s ok to skip a week and jump in wherever you can. Don’t feel pressured if life gets busy!

Don’t compare yourself to others. We’re all in different stages of our art journey. You’re an artist and you’re amazing no matter what level you’re at. Just have fun and keep going.

Please PM or email me if you have an urgent question as I’m more likely to see it. The facebook page moves so fast it’s so easy to miss comments.

Have fun, be happy and support one another!

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Colour Me Positive – Week 37

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Welcome to Week 37 of our challenge. The year is flying by so fast! This week is all about CHANGE and how important it is in our lives.  There is a lot of change happening in my life right now and I find it both daunting and exciting at the same time!

We are often resistant to change, but it’s far better to have an open mind to it so we are not taken by surprise and better still for us to realise that if we want our lives to improve then we should actively make changes.

We all have things in our lives we’d like to improve – it might be finances, career, relationships, house, etc. All of us know that nothing will improve by itself. We need to do things differently to make that happen. One never knows what each change may bring. When you turn from your usual path there will be plenty of different opportunities waiting for you. Changes will bring new opportunities for happiness and fulfilment.

What will you change today?

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Our extra (optional) journal prompt is:

Write something on your page that you would like to change.

This weeks inspiration:

This is a page I’ve created in my journal based around change and contemplation of the future.

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This week I have decided to share with you some links to artists on YouTube who have created pages around change! There should be enough here to get your creative juices flowing! Have fun🙂

Vicky Papaioannou

Mike Deakin

France Papillon

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Week 37 Prize:

For this week’s challenge prize we have another lovely collection of books donated by the gorgeous people at www.compendium.com.au. They are the sweetest books and full of inspiration. We will draw a random name on Friday 23rd September from those who have uploaded into the Week 37 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.

Entry is open to everyone who participates, no matter where in the world you are. It’s not a game of skill, you won’t be judged on your artwork. It will be a random draw. So have fun, upload your photo and you may get a lovely bonus!

cmpwinner_wk35Winner of Week 35 Draw:

Now it’s time to draw a name from the photos loaded up into the Week 19 photo album. Today’s lucky winner is De White‎. Congratulations! Here is the page that De created.

Make sure you check out the photos in the Facebook albums. There is some amazing work in there. What a great place for inspiration. Make sure you leave a few comments while you are there.

Please remember:

It’s ok to skip a week and jump in wherever you can. Don’t feel pressured if life gets busy!

Don’t compare yourself to others. We’re all in different stages of our art journey. You’re an artist and you’re amazing no matter what level you’re at. Just have fun and keep going.

Please PM or email me if you have an urgent question as I’m more likely to see it. The facebook page moves so fast it’s so easy to miss comments.

Have fun, be happy and support one another!

lisa_sig

 

Colour Me Positive – Week 36

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This week my mind has been drifting to TRAVEL as I’ve chatted with a few friends who have either been overseas this month or have been reminiscing about previous trips.

It stirs up something inside me as I find travel to be exhilarating and truly wonderful and it definitely lights a fire inside me. It made me really sit back and think about why I love it and how it fuels my soul.

I find when you get out of your comfort zone and immerse yourself into cultures different from your own, you seem to strengthen your own personal identity, including your values and beliefs, and increase your confidence in how you go about your everyday life. It can broaden your perspectives, not only of the world but also of yourself.

Travel also offers great opportunities to meet new people that you otherwise wouldn’t have the chance to connect with. You engage with the locals, other travellers, making new social connections, or deepening the ones you already have.

Travel makes you step out of your comfort zone. It teaches you to embrace change and accept uncertainty. Who knows what’s around the next corner! But most importantly I think it teaches you to live in the now!

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I’m sure I have a gypsy soul .. I have always yearned to explore and travel and have done so at every opportunity and relished every moment. I don’t think I will ever stop wanting that in my life.  Here’s to many more adventures!

This weeks inspiration:

Below is a travel journal I made on a trip with my son and my parents to Greece. I attended an art retreat on the island of Mykonos and the journal was one of our classes over the week (with the lovely Ali Edwards). So much fun collecting bits and pieces while we were travelling and popping them in the journal amongst the photos and notes. I love looking back through and seeing those reminders of special moments.  I encourage anyone who is going on a special trip to keep a journal of sorts .. even if it’s just remembering to collect things along the way and keeping notes so you can put it together when you get home.

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I also found this great video on YouTube that I thought you might like watch. I love the way this lady has documented her trip!

There are lots of great videos out there for inspiration. Just get on YouTube and do a search for travel journals and you will be tied to the screen for hours so make sure you have you are comfy and have your cuppa ready!

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This week I am giving away a travel related prize. A little package of goodies that you could use in a travel journal or even in your regular art journal.

We will draw a random name on Friday 16th September from those who have uploaded into the Week 36 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.

Entry is open to everyone who participates, no matter where in the world you are. It’s not a game of skill, you won’t be judged on your artwork. It will be a random draw. So have fun, upload your photo and you may get a lovely bonus!

Wk34_WinnerWinner of Week 34 Draw:

Now it’s time to draw a name from the photos loaded up into the Week 30 photo album. Today’s lucky winner is Lou Welker McCulloch‎. Congratulations Lou! Here is the page that Lou created.

Make sure you check out the photos in the Facebook albums. There is some amazing work in there. What a great place for inspiration. Make sure you leave a few comments while you are there.

Please remember:

It’s ok to skip a week and jump in wherever you can. Don’t feel pressured if life gets busy!

Don’t compare yourself to others. We’re all in different stages of our art journey. You’re an artist and you’re amazing no matter what level you’re at. Just have fun and keep going.

Please PM or email me if you have an urgent question as I’m more likely to see it. The facebook page moves so fast it’s so easy to miss comments.

Have fun, be happy and support one another!

lisa_sig

 

Colour Me Positive – Week 35

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Today’s quote is all about GENEROSITY. You will find being generous not only provides joy and comfort to those you bestow it on but it can also lift your own spirits.

Never underestimate the impact that you can have on another. Being generous doesn’t have to mean showering someone with money or gifts but often the most generous thing you can do is give someone a smile or a kind word. You can’t even imagine the impact that might have on a stranger for example. Everyone is going through their own challenges and a small kindness could go a very long way. Be kind and generous whenever you can. Be a rainbow in someone’s cloud today!

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Our extra (optional) journal prompt is:

Put a rainbow somewhere on your page.

Let’s make a difference!

kiva_121x64Today I wanted to chat to you once again about an organisation that I have been involved with for many years now. I have spoken about them before but I’d love to talk to you again about this amazing organisation. They are called Kiva. Through Kiva you can make a small loan to a developing world entrepreneur who is looking to support their family and send their kids to school. You get to choose who you loan the money to and they repay the money over a period of time. When it’s paid back you can either lend it out to someone else or withdraw it back to yourself.

I love this system! You are helping someone to help themselves which is so much more valuable than donating to an aid organisation where a large proportion gets eaten up in admin fees. With Kiva the whole amount goes to the recipient and you know exactly what it is being used for.

We have set up a “Colour Me Positive” team page on Kiva.org and would love you to join us make a difference in some peoples lives! Click here to go to our team page.  Together we are making a big difference in peoples lives. Come join us!

It is a way of feeling like you’re making a difference and doing so in a way that encourages economic activity which ultimately will provide more employment to support the economy. It’s a very small investment which will be repaid, then it can be used to loan out to another entrepreneur. Make sure you check it out and join our team. Let’s see what sort of difference we can make together!!

Week 35 Challenge Prize:

This weeks prize is another set of beautiful inspirational books and notepads that were kindly donated to us by the wonderful people at www.compendium.com.au – you really should check out all the wonderful inspiring things they have on their website!

We will draw a random name on Friday 9th September from those who have uploaded into the Week 35 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.

Entry is open to everyone who participates, no matter where in the world you are. It’s not a game of skill, you won’t be judged on your artwork. It will be a random draw.

Wk33_WinnerWeek 33 Prize Draw:

Now it’s time to draw a name from the photos loaded up into the Week 33 photo album. Today’s lucky winner is … Katie Walker. Congratulations Katie. This is the page that Katie created using the Week 33 quote by Audrey Hepburn.

GiftBox_smlA Discount for my Australian Customers

All you lovely Australians that are participating in the challenge are entitled to a 5% discount whenever you make a purchase from our Lulu Art store anytime throughout the year. All you need to do is enter in the following coupon code in when you check out – CMP2016

Please remember:

It’s ok to skip a week and jump in wherever you can. Don’t feel pressured if life gets busy!

Don’t compare yourself to others. We’re all in different stages of our art journey. You’re an artist and you’re amazing no matter what level you’re at. Just have fun and keep going.

Please PM or email me if you have an urgent question as I’m more likely to see it. The facebook page moves so fast it’s so easy to miss comments.

Have fun, be happy and support one another!

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Mixed Media Art Journal Page with Loren Boyd

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Hi there, this month I am sharing one of my favourite quotes with you. “Life is what happens to you when you are busy making other plans”. I am sure this will resonate with a lot of you. We have already hit August, where has the year gone!!!

Hope you enjoy this mixed media art journal page that I have put together for you all. Watch the video to see how it all came together.

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You can watch the process video here:

Supplies I have used:

Thanks for watching!

Loren🙂

You can also find me at:
http://mulberrypinkart.wordpress.com
http://www.facebook.com/mulberrypinkart

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Colour Me Positive – Week 34

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This week I’m super excited to introduce you to our feature artist, Marjie Kemper. Make sure you scroll down to read all about Marjie and her colourful and creative artwork.

Today’s quote is all about being the BEST version of yourself, whatever that might mean to you. Let’s not go about our lives just plodding along passing time. Whatever we are doing we should do it with all our heart and to the best of our abilities. Whatever it is, whatever you’re doing .. be a good one!

 

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Our extra (optional) journal prompt is:

If you had one superpower .. what would it be?

This weeks inspiration:

For this weeks quote Marjie has created a fabulous Art Journal page for us using Dylusions Ink Sprays.  Look at those luscious colours!  Marjie has posted a tutorial on her blog on how she created this page! You can find it here .. https://marjiekemper.com/art-journal-tutorial-with-dylusions

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Our feature artist – Marjie Kemper

I’m so happy to introduce you to the lovely Marjie Kemper. I’ve been following Marjie online for a good while now and always feel inspired by her creatively colourful work.

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Tell us a little bit about yourself …

I’m a mixed media artist who lives an hour outside of New York City with my husband of 22 years. We have two teenage sons… one in high school and one in college.

I teach art classes nationwide and online, and it’s my pleasure to be teaching three workshops at the Art Is You Mixed Media Art Retreat for the third year in a row this Fall.

I also have an online class with Craftsy called Inventive Ink: Colorful Mixed Media Effects that covers Distress Inks, Distress Stains, Dylusions Ink Sprays, and much more. Craftsy is a wonderful online educational platform with over 1,000 classes. You can watch the classes as many times as you like, whenever and wherever you like, and they offer lifetime access and a money-back guarantee on all their courses, so you can’t go wrong. Sign up for my newsletter and you’ll automatically receive a discount if you’d like to try it out.

I love art journaling, working on canvases, collage, assemblage and scrapbooking.

I maintain an active blog and my website hosts hundreds of tutorials. I’m also active on social media and addicted to Pinterest, so please find me on the platforms of your choice.

Later this year I’ll be launching new online class content for small business owners (especially artists and teachers) that I’m very excited about. I’ll continue with my art and with this new endeavor I’ll be making the ‘behind-the-scenes’ aspects of it more transparent, hopefully helping others by sharing what I’ve learned since I started my business in 2011. Please sign up for my newsletter to find out when the new content is available.

What is your favourite quote?

My favourite quote is “Whatever you are, be a good one.”

 

Where can we find you?

Website: https://www.marjiekemper.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marjiekemperdesigns

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/marjiekemper

Instagram: http://instagram.com/marjiekemper

Twitter: http://twitter.com/MarjieKemperCM

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Mkemper09/videos

Giveaway - Breathe Bookmark - Marjie KemperWeek 34 Prize Draw:

Marjie has donated this gorgeous handmade bookmark. What a fabulous prize!

We will draw a random name on Friday 2nd September from those who have uploaded into the Week 34 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.

Entry is open to everyone who participates, no matter where in the world you are. It’s not a game of skill, you won’t be judged on your artwork. It will be a random draw. So have fun, upload your photo and you may get a lovely bonus!

Wk32_WinnerWinner of Week 32 Draw:

Now it’s time to draw a name from the photos loaded up into the Week 32 photo album. Today’s lucky winner is Ellie Todd. Congratulations Ellie! Here is the page that Ellie created.

Make sure you check out the photos in the Facebook albums. There is some amazing work in there. What a great place for inspiration. Make sure you leave a few comments while you are there.

Please remember:

It’s ok to skip a week and jump in wherever you can. Don’t feel pressured if life gets busy!

Don’t compare yourself to others. We’re all in different stages of our art journey. You’re an artist and you’re amazing no matter what level you’re at. Just have fun and keep going.

Please PM or email me if you have an urgent question as I’m more likely to see it. The facebook page moves so fast it’s so easy to miss comments.

Have fun, be happy and support one another!

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