It has been so exciting watching the past weeks photos going up in the album and hearing your stories about being brave. What a beautiful brave bunch you are!
This weeks theme is about focusing on today and how we can do our best to LIVE LIFE to the fullest. Sure, we still have to do our everyday chores and conquer our to-do lists but wherever possible we should live in the moment, find fun and laughter wherever we can, make art, try something new, love with all our heart, be grateful, let go of fear, be adventurous, be silly and smile until our face hurts!
How can you make today the best day possible?
One way is to scroll down to read all about an amazing event called Art-Is-You. It ticks all the boxes above. Take a chance and sign up! This is the most creative fun you could possibly have mixed in with meeting a beautiful bunch of new inspiring friends. Trust me, you don’t want to miss this!
Here is our Week 3 quote:
Our extra (optional) journal prompt is:
Use some song lyrics somewhere on your page
If you need a reminder how the challenge works go have another look at the Intro page.
This is a page I created using the quote:
I wanted it to include a tribute to David Bowie as we lost an amazing soul this past week.
A page created by Monika Dabrowsa-Ejmont from Green Kitten Art:
A page created by Shara Green:
2016 Australian Mixed Media Roadshow
Art-Is-You Mixed Media Roadshow is about to hit Australia again in July, 2016. Their inaugural Australian retreats in 2014 were a resounding success and they are repeating the stellar line up of International and Australian teachers in a 4 day extravaganza of classes.
Dates and venues are as follows:
Dates: Wednesday 13 – Sunday 17, July
Venue: Fairbridge Village, South West Highway, Pinjarra, WA
Dates: Wednesday 20 – Sunday 24, July
Venue: Crystal Palace, Luna Park Sydney
Dates: Wednesday 27 July – Sunday 31, July
Venue: Noosa Convention Centre – 3 Hilton Terrace, Tewantin, Queensland
The program is jam packed. Experience fabulous mixed media workshops in Art Journaling, Assemblage, Jewellery Making, Resin, Paper Crafts, Painting, Collage and more. There will be an “Art Trunk” event in every state hosting local and international vendors selling beautiful one-of-a-kind gifts and jewellery, art and any manner of other objects d’art.
The retreats are a complete experience with Morning Motivator sessions designed to get the blood pumping, luscious lunches included and “Eat Cake Create” moments to be enjoyed by one and all. Not forgetting Art at the Bar most nights, a time for everyone to share and show their creations from class.
Lulu Art is proud to partner with Art-Is-You and will have a store on site at most venues to service your on the spot requirements.
Art-Is-You Mixed Media Retreats is the brainchild of the wonderful, generous hearted and very special Sallianne McClelland, who is a lovely supporter of “Colour Me Positive”. Sallianne has been running these retreats in the USA for many years and has gained a reputation for excellence. Her retreats have a huge following in the USA with some classes selling out in hours after being announced. We are so lucky to have her once again bring the retreat to Australia. For our USA readers who haven’t heard of these retreats yet you can click here to find a venue near you and join on this fun adventure.
This is a not to be missed event and Registrations are now open. You can attend for 1 session or all of them, so, what are you waiting for?
Week 3 Challenge Prize:
This weeks challenge prize has been donated by the very generous Sharlene Toister from Compendium. They have been creating inspiring products for over 25 years and we are delighted to have some of their gorgeous inspiring notebooks to give away. You will be seeing some more throughout the year as they’ve sent us lots of lovely books to use for our prize giveaways.
We will draw a random name on Friday 29th January from those who have uploaded into the Week 3 folder by that date.
Entry is open to everyone who participates, no matter where in the world you are. We have some fabulous prizes over the weeks so make sure you’re loading your photos up to be included in the draw. It’s not a game of skill, you won’t be judged on your artwork. It will be a random draw.
Today is the day we draw the prize for Week 1. We had 599 photos loaded up into our Week 1 folder. That is phenomenal, thank you all so much for participating. The lucky winner this week is ….. Laura Dalgarno-Platt. Congratulations Laura! We’ll be in contact to get some details to post out your prize to you.
If you want to be in the draw for our weekly prize please make sure you load the photo into the relevant weeks album on our Facebook page. This also keeps them all in one place for easy viewing and commenting. If you’re not sure how to load into an album then have a look in our Files where there is a document that explains it.
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!