Colour Me Positive – Week 23

Welcome to week 23. This week is all about ATTITUDE.

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This week I want you to focus on your attitude and what you bring to each situation. Ask yourself, ‘how can I change my attitude to this situation?’. Your attitude can have a HUGE impact on your happiness and the happiness of those around you. Try carrying a more positive attitude with you this week and see how different your week feels.

Extra Challenge:

For an extra challenge this week I want you to use one colour only, along with a black and white sharpie for details and highlights. Why not? You’ve got nothing to lose.

For those of you who would like daily or alternative prompts, I have prepared a Daily Journal Prompt List. You can find it in the Facebook Group under Files.

Wanting to know more about Colour Me Positive Challenge visit, The Introduction Post.

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Week 22 Challenge Prize: 

This weeks prize is a $15 gift voucher to use in Lulu Art Store.

I will draw a random name on Friday 16th June from those who have uploaded into the Week 23 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.

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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.

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Week 21 Prize Draw:

Today’s lucky winner is Peggy Dailey Gatto. Beautiful work Peggy. This is so sweet. Congratulations.

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My Design team have been hard at work preparing content for you to enjoy. Click the link below to view their latest free mixed media tutorials and interviews.

Artist Interviews & Free Mixed Media Tutorials

Many items are arriving regularly at Lulu Art Store, but here are a couple of new items below. Visit the store to see more.

More Jane Davenport Mixed Media Range has arrived!!!!!

Click the text above to go check out these ‘Oh so yummy’ supplies. I am in loooooove. More of Jane’s line is on it’s way to the store, so look out for that.

 

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Shopping from outside of Australia.

If you are outside of Australia you can order through Lulu Art store. Once you place an order I will calculate the cheapest possible shipping rate for you. You are under no obligation to complete your order, if postage cost is undesirable.

Please PM or email me at admin@luluart.com.au if you have an urgent questions.

Happy Creating,

Hugs,

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Colour Me Positive – Week 19

Welcome to week 19.

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Imagine having an extra hour each day. An extra 7 hours each week. An extra 28 hours a month. What could you accomplish with all that extra time?

Extra Challenge:

For an extra challenge this week. Try getting up an hour earlier and pull out your art journal.

Why not fill the page with random writing and use this as the base layer for your journal page this week. Write down any and evry thought that come to mind. Don’t filter or edit, just ramble on. Cover this with a light coating of white gesso or white acrylic before continuing on with your journal page this week.

For those of you who would like daily or alternative prompts, I have prepared a Daily Journal Prompt List. You can find it in the Facebook Group under Files.

Wanting to know more about Colour Me Positive Challenge visit, The Introduction Post.

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Week 19 Challenge Prize: 

This weeks prize is a $15 gift voucher to use in Lulu Art Store.

I will draw a random name on Friday 19th May from those who have uploaded into the Week 19 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.

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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.

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Week 17 Prize Draw:

Today’s lucky winner is Bronwyn Rykiert. Beautiful work Bronwyn. I’m loving the texture in this page. I just want to feel it. Congratulations.

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My Design team have been hard at work preparing content for you to enjoy. Click the link below to view their latest free mixed media tutorials and interviews.

Artist Interviews & Free Mixed Media Tutorials

Many items are arriving regularly at Lulu Art Store, but here are a couple of new items below. Visit the store to see more.

Some New Arrivals

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Prima Watercolor Confections – Decadent Pies have finally arrived. Yay!

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Shopping from outside of Australia.

If you are outside of Australia you can order through Lulu Art store. Once you place an order I will calculate the cheapest possible shipping rate for you. You are under no obligation to complete your order, if postage cost is undesirable.

Please PM or email me at admin@luluart.com.au if you have an urgent questions.

Happy Creating,

Hugs,

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Colour Me Positive – Week 18

Welcome to Week 18.

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Today is a new day, so leave the past behind and start afresh today. You have so much to offer and can make a difference in someones day.  Even a simple smile goes a long way.

Extra Challenge:

For an extra challenge this week. Sit down and think about you and who you are. Delete any thoughts about the past and think of about you in this very moment. Who are you? What is your purpose? What are your strengths? What positive impact can you have in the world, in your community or in your family?

Why not challenge yourself to only use a ball point pen?

For those of you who would like daily or alternative prompts, I have prepared a Daily Journal Prompt List. You can find it in the Facebook Group under Files.

Wanting to know more about Colour Me Positive Challenge visit, The Introduction Post.

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Week 18 Challenge Prize: 

This weeks prize is a $15 gift voucher to use in Lulu Art Store.

I will draw a random name on Friday 12th May from those who have uploaded into the Week 18 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.

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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.

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Week 16 Prize Draw:

Today’s lucky winner is Simon Robertson. I love this page Simon. I love everything about it.

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My Design team have been hard at work preparing content for you to enjoy. Click the link below to view their latest free mixed media tutorials and interviews.

Artist Interviews & Free Mixed Media Tutorials

Many items are arriving regularly at Lulu Art Store, but here are a couple of new items below. Visit the store to see more.

Some New Arrivals

Dina Wakely has added some metallic colours to her range and we now have the Amazing Resin cast in clear. Enjoy.

Shopping from outside of Australia.

If you are outside of Australia you can order through Lulu Art store. Once you place an order I will calculate the cheapest possible shipping rate for you. You are under no obligation to complete your order, if postage cost is undesirable.

Please PM or email me at admin@luluart.com.au if you have an urgent questions.

Happy Creating,

Hugs,

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Colour Me Positive – Week 17

Welcome to Week 17.

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I find it odd that people tend to do something over and over again, exactly the same way, hoping to get a different result and wonder why the results are the same. I’ve been guilty of doing this. Have you? This week try doing something differently, if you’re wanting a different result. Good luck.

Extra Challenge:

For an extra challenge this week. Add text to your door. Write down all the things you could do differently to help you open the door you’re currently have your eye on.

 

For those of you who would like daily or alternative prompts, I have prepared a Daily Journal Prompt List. You can find it in the Facebook Group under Files.

Wanting to know more about Colour Me Positive Challenge visit, The Introduction Post.

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Week 16 Challenge Prize: 

This weeks prize is a $15 gift voucher to use in Lulu Art Store.

I will draw a random name on Friday 5th May from those who have uploaded into the Week 17 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.

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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.

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Week 14 Prize Draw:

Today’s lucky winner is Wendy Burgess. Beautiful page Wendy. Congratulations.

 

 

 

 

 

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My Design team have been hard at work preparing content for you to enjoy. Click the link below to view their latest free mixed media tutorials and interviews.

Artist Interviews & Free Mixed Media Tutorials

Many items are arriving regularly at Lulu Art Store, but here are a couple of new items below. Visit the store to see more.

Some New Arrivals

 

Shopping from outside of Australia.

If you are outside of Australia you can order through Lulu Art store. Once you place an order I will calculate the cheapest possible shipping rate for you. You are under no obligation to complete your order, if postage cost is undesirable.

Please PM or email me at admin@luluart.com.au if you have an urgent questions.

Happy Creating,

Hugs,

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Colour Me Positive – Week 16

Welcome to week 16. Today’s quote is about MUSIC.

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Extra Challenge:

For an extra challenge this week. Add some song lyrics to your journal pages.

 

For those of you who would like daily or alternative prompts, I have prepared a Daily Journal Prompt List. You can find it in the Facebook Group under Files.

Wanting to know more about Colour Me Positive Challenge visit, The Introduction Post.

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Week 16 Challenge Prize: 

This weeks prize is a $15 gift voucher to use in store, for the lucky winner from Lulu Art Store.

I will draw a random name on Friday 28th April from those who have uploaded into the Week 16 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.

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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.

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Week 14 Prize Draw:

Today’s lucky winner is De White. Lovely work De. Love your colour pallette. Congratulations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My Design team have been hard at work preparing content for you to enjoy. Click the link below to view their latest free mixed media tutorials and interviews.

Artist Interviews & Free Mixed Media Tutorials

Many items are arriving regularly at Lulu Art Store, but here are a couple of new items below. Visit the store to see more.

Some New Arrivals

 

Shopping from outside of Australia.

If you are outside of Australia you can order through Lulu Art store. Once you place an order I will calculate the cheapest possible shipping rate for you. You are under no obligation to complete your order, if postage cost is undesirable.

Please PM or email me at admin@luluart.com.au if you have an urgent questions.

Happy Creating,

Hugs,

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Colour Me Positive – Week 9

Welcome to week 9. This week is about LAUGHTER.

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Did you know that while you are in the process of laughing, all your worries during that moment are no longer there?  It is not possible to laugh and worry at the same time.

“Laughter is clinically proven to have a powerful and positive effect on physical, emotional and social health and wellbeing.  It heals and renews the human body and mind, and nothing works faster or more dependably to bring the mind and body back into balance.

Laughter is clinically proven to:

  1. Boost the immune system. Laughing improves the body’s natural defense mechanism by increasing the amount of immunoglobulin’s and T cell’s in the body.
  2. Reduce the risk of heart disease. Laughing expands the inner walls of the arteries which increases the ability of blood to flow around the body, and, this positive effect lasts for up to 45 minutes after the laughter has stopped.
  3. Decrease stress. Laughing instantly reduces the levels of stress hormones such as cortisol, epinephrine (adrenaline) and dopamine, and increases the production of serotonin and endorphins which reduce effects of stress.
  4. Can assist as a mild anti-depressant. Laughter boosts the production of serotonin, a natural anti-depressant.  Laughter also works as an effective distraction from things that cause anxiety and anger.
  5. Reduce blood pressure. When you laugh, the blood flow increases, circulation improves and your blood pressure rises.  When you stop laughing, your blood pressure drops back to its baseline. This relaxing effect helps to lower your baseline blood pressure.
  6. Is a natural painkiller. There are a number of studies which validate the pain relieving effects of laughter.  Studies show that watching comedy films assists both children and adults to tolerate pain more easily.
  7. Massage the abdominal organs. Belly laughing effectively ‘massages’ the abdominal organs.  The blood flow to these organs is increased and their functioning is improved.
  8. Help keep diabetes under control. A recent study showed that people who watched a funny video after meal had lower blood sugar levels than those who watched a serious film.  It could be that laughter affects the neuroendocrine system, which monitors the body´s glucose levels, or it may be the effect of energy used by the stomach muscles.
  9. Make you look younger. As many as 15 facial muscles work together to help you smile and laugh. This increases the blood flow around the face, bringing the circulation into even the smallest of capillaries which, in turn, helps to make you look younger and healthier.
  10. Re-energize the mind and body. Laughing forces air out of lungs, and causes us to take deep inward breaths, increasing the flow of oxygen right around the body.
  11. Build resilience. The ability to laugh, or at least smile, when times get tough, is the best way to reduce stress and anxiety.  While a little stress actually helps to motivate us into action and to focus on the problem, laughter helps us to focus on the solution and achieve more productive outcomes.
  12. Aid with sleep. Having a good laugh prior to sleep reduces stress and anxiety, promoting deep, restful sleep. Laughter also provides a mild aerobic workout, which, not only  energizes you in the short term, but also helps you to sleep better.
  13. Bond us to others. Laughter causes the release of oxytocin.  Often called the empathy hormone, oxytocin helps bond individuals and groups together.  A little laughter is great for building great teams, be they in the community or at work.
  14. Is contagious. Laughing not only lifts our spirits but also the spirit of those around us.  Happy people lift the spirit of those around them.  Remember, a smile or laugh shared is a smile or laugh doubled.”

Above text from www.letslaugh.com.au

This week I challenge you to find the funniest joke you can find or the funniest picture and show someone. Spread the laughter.

If you have any suggestions on how you would like to see this challenge develop, please don’t hesitate to let me know either by commenting on this post or emailing me at admin@luluart.com.au.

Extra Challenge:

For those of you who would like daily or alternative prompts, I have prepared a Daily Journal Prompt List. You can find it in the Facebook Group under Files.

Wanting to know more about Colour Me Positive Challenge visit, The Introduction Post.

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Week 7 Challenge Prize: 

This weeks prize is a surprise pack of goodies, for the lucky winner from Lulu Art Store.

I will draw a random name on Friday 10th March from those who have uploaded into the Week 9 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.

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Week 7 Prize Draw:

 

Today’s lucky winner is Wendy Demaine. What a gorgeous and bright journal page. Congratulations.

 

 

 

 

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My Design team have been hard at work preparing content for you to enjoy. Click the link below to view their hard work.

Artist Interviews & Free Mixed Media Tutorials

Many items are arriving regularly at Lulu Art Store, but here are a couple of new items below. Visit the store to see more.

Some New Arrivals

Prima Marketing – Julie Nutting Large Watercolour Tags. These are a great size and hello!…….they’re made from watercolour paper. How perfect?!

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My Prima mini binder clips – Rose Gold. Love these. I’ve already opened up a pack of these to hold my art journal open while I’m using it. They are soooooooo much nicer than the old black and silver bulldog clips, don’t you think.

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Get organised with this Traveler’s Journal/Planner in Stunning Fuchsia by Color Crush

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Shopping from outside of Australia.

If you are outside of Australia you can order through Lulu Art store. Once you place an order I will calculate the cheapest possible shipping rate for you. You are under no obligation to complete your order, if postage cost is undesirable.

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Colour Me Positive – Week 7

Welcome to week 7. This week is about PROGRESS.

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Did you know that one step forward, no matter how small your feet, no matter how short your stride, even if you crawl, is still a forward motion. Only those who quit and stop moving will not reach their destination or goal.

At times we feel that we’re not making any progress whatsoever, but it’s not until we monitor or self reflect that we notice how far we’ve actually come. If you ever feel like you’re not making any progress, look back at where you started. It’s a good idea, every once in a while to write down all our accomplishments for the previous year. It’s not until we sit down and truly think about what we have done, do we notice our accomplishments. Make sure you celebrate every accomplishment, even if it’s little.

I often feel like I’m continually moving but not really getting anywhere. Does this sound like you? It’s not until I write down my accomplishments, do I realise that there have been so many. Things that I have forgotten about or overlooked. Things that were little but have  aided my journey none the less.

When you first start moving towards your goal, you may not leap off the starting blocks and you may not be the fastest, but that doesn’t matter! What does matter is that you’re taking an important step to improve and that’s a huge accomplishment. Take pride in the fact that you’re taking your life in your own hands, no matter what it is you’re trying to accomplish, no matter how small, no matter what pace you are going.

This week I challenge you to sit down and write a list of all the things you have accomplished in the last 12 months. Really think. Write them all down, not matter how small. I’m sure you will be pleasantly surprised at all the things you have achieved. This may be the boost that you need.

If you have any suggestions on how you would like to see this challenge develop, please don’t hesitate to let me know either by commenting on this post or emailing me at admin@luluart.com.au.

Extra Challenge:

For those of you who would like daily or alternative prompts, I have prepared a Daily Journal Prompt List. You can find it in the Facebook Group under Files.

Wanting to know more about Colour Me Positive Challenge visit, The Introduction Post.

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Week 7 Challenge Prize: 

This weeks prize is a surprise pack of goodies, for the lucky winner from Lulu Art Store.

I will draw a random name on Friday 3rd March from those who have uploaded into the Week 7 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.

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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.

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Today’s lucky winner is Julie McLean. Beautiful work Julie. I’m loving your colour scheme. Congratulations.

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For those of you wondering about the Design Team, the Design Team has been chosen, so keep an eye out, as introductions will be made soon. Monday will be the introduction of our first Lulu Art Design Team member, along with our first Design Team video.

Many items are arriving regularly, but here are a couple below.

Some New Arrivals

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Look out for new Ranger and Prima products. Some have already arrived, but more are on their way. This week my favourites are definitely these princess stamps by Prima. Have you seen all the Princess stamps that Prima have released. There are so many. Which is your favourite?

Shopping from outside of Australia.

If you are outside of Australia you can order through Lulu Art store. Once you place an order I will calculate the cheapest possible shipping rate for you. You are under no obligation to complete your order, if postage cost is undesirable.

Please PM or email me at admin@luluart.com.au if you have an urgent questions.

Happy Creating,

Hugs,

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