Colour Me Positive

Colour Me Positive- Week 31

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Today the Lulu Art team is right in the middle of an amazing art retreat called the Australian Mixed Media Roadshow today. This is only Day Two of the retreat but already there is magical art being created and many new friendships being made.

It has been a massive reminder to me how rich our lives are when we not only have beautiful friends in our lives, but those friends really “get” us and continue to lift us up with their love, encouragement and inspiration. They make our lives SPARKLE.

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Our extra (optional) journal prompt is:

Use something sparkly on your page.

This weeks inspiration:

 

What better inspiration than some of the work by the amazing Roadshow teachers.

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Art-Is-You – Australian Mixed Media Roadshow

 

I feel so blessed to have been involved with Sallianne McClelland and her wonderful team of helpers and teachers. They put so much thought and work into each and every event and they manage to create an environment that is nurturing and incredibly fun! Look at the smiles on the faces in the photo below. It says it all really!!

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Here are a few quotes from some recent attendees …

“First day of Art Is You and it’s everything I hoped it would be…and more! The most wonderful art retreat where magic happens, encouraged and guided by generous and talented teachers; sharing with like minded artists, most of whom have become good friends; where time is spent in a safe, nurturing, holistic environment.

I feel so grateful and blessed to have found the wonderful Sallianne McClelland and her amazing faculty and I will never miss an Art Is You, it’s just the best creative time anyone could wish for. Sign me up to the next one, Sal!” – Barbara Hodges

“Thank you Sallianne, and your great team of teachers, for a wonderful mixed media experience that I enjoyed on Friday. Warm hospitality, inspiring art making, good company and a perfect venue made for a great first time experience of your roadshow!” – Fiona Fitzpatrick

“Words cannot describe the awesomeness of the entire Art Is You experience. I loved every minute of my time spent there, meeting & connecting with such a talented & special group of people, reigniting my passion for all things creative & having an opportunity to continue my journey into re-discovering myself. I love you all. Thank you Sallianne McClelland for facilitating such an incredible event. I wish I could attend them all! – Ruth Swadling

How can you find out more?

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mixedmediaartretreats/
Website: http://www.eatcakecreate.com/

Email Sallianne at eatcakecreate@eatcakecreate.com to get put on an expression of interest list for future Art-Is-You events in both Australia and the U.S.

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Today we have a lovely prize donated by the generous people from Compendium. I love all their beautiful inspirational books.

We will draw a random name on Friday 12th August from those who have uploaded into the Week 31 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!

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Now it’s time to draw a name from the photos loaded up into the Week 29 photo album. Today’s lucky winner is Carol Van Gerve. Congratulations Carol! Here is the page that she 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

Colour Me Positive – Week 3

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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:

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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.

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A page created by Monika Dabrowsa-Ejmont from Green Kitten Art:

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A page created by Shara Green:

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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.

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Dates and venues are as follows:

Perth
Dates: Wednesday 13 – Sunday 17, July
Venue: Fairbridge Village, South West Highway, Pinjarra, WA

Sydney
Dates: Wednesday 20 – Sunday 24, July
Venue: Crystal Palace, Luna Park Sydney

Noosa
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.

SalArt-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?

 

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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.

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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.

Please remember:

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!

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