Gratitude Junk Journal 2017
Thirty days of amazing gratitude and creativity!
We are making gratitude a habit. We are experiencing tiny miracles everyday. Let's explore and embrace them…together!
It is not happy people who are grateful. It is grateful people who are happy.
Join me along with 9 WONDERFUL instructors as we practice gratitude, play with mixed media techniques, and experience our own gorgeous art, and a little bit of junk
In this workshop you’ll learn:
- how to create a beautiful, altered book journal for keeping your thoughts and art.
- how to make 14 awesome art journal pages that you are sure to love
- to practice gratitude daily through art, writing, fun exercises and sharing.
- how to use (junk), bits and pieces from around the house and your craft stash to make great art.
- how to work with yummy layers, colors and textures.
- techniques for creating wonderful backgrounds.
- techniques that will empower you to make great art again and again.
Here’s what you can expect:
- Step-by-Step Mixed Media Tutorials
- Video Tutorials
- Downloadable PDFs
- Self-paced workshop
- Wonderful for beginners or anyone who wants to expand their creativity and practice more gratitude in their life.
You’ll leave this workshop with:
- 14 AWESOME art journal pages.
- 1 gorgeous, altered book journal
- a great reference you can use again and again
- many reasons to be grateful, some you may not have thought of
- beautiful mixed media techniques you can use again and again
- a little less junk, we’ll dip into your stash
1 AMAZING BONUS:
- ALTERED BOOK JOURNAL. You’ll learn to transform a hardcover board book into an AMAZING art journal. You’ll not only transform the outside but the inside, as well. It will be ready for holding all of the GORGEOUS art journal pages and gratitude you will create during this workshop.
Meet the Instructors
Nicole Edgecombe is an intuitive artist from the Caribbean island of St. Lucia where she wears many hats as a mum, wife and Clinical Psychologist. As someone who has lived with chronic physical conditions for the past 4 years she views her art practice as a vehicle for healing.
Through her art she transmutes fear into hope, pain into joy and despair into optimism. As a self-taught artist she revels in what she does not know, enjoying the freedom of discovery and the mystery in mistakes and she shares all that she is learning with students in small group workshops. In those moments where she is not actively engaged in her many roles she can be found singing raucously at the top of her voice or basking in the sun and sea of her beautiful island home.
Jackie Barragan is a Mixed Media artist from Orange, CA. Though she has always been creative, it wasn’t until 2013 that she discovered her love for art and the liberating joy of Art Journaling. Soon she realized that art was part of her life’s purpose. Her passion lies in Mixed Media due to its messy and imperfect nature.
Along the spiritual path of looking inward, Jackie began to experience the healing properties of creating art. She feels that art is a reflection of our souls.
Jackie’s style focuses on the gifts that life’s challenges have given her: Courage, empathy, forgiveness, gratitude, joy, trust, acceptance, hope, and love. With every piece she creates; with every lesson she teaches, she experiences further validation that creative expression is a powerful means to healing the wounds of the past.
As an instructor, her hope is to help others discover their courage… courage to stand in their truth; to be authentic; to follow their heart; to trust their inner voice; and to let go of the past and heal their soul through art.
Cindy Gilstrap is a self taught mixed media artist from Texas with a love for art journaling, messy paint palettes, vintage paper, vintage fabric, and new art supplies. It’s not unusual for her to run errands with paint on her clothes. She loves combining old and new, creating quirky art, and inspiring others. She believes creative play is so important and tries to make it a daily habit. She is a Creative Team Member of StencilGirl and teaches classes online at Big Picture Classes and on her own site.
Sherry Canino a mixed media artist from Upstate NY, who has a flair for color. Her style is light and whimsical but with depth and meaning behind it. She loves to inspire others with her art. She has worked doing art therapy at Ophelia’s Place and has been published in Syracuse Women’s Magazine. She is currently a member of the following creative teams: Tiare Smith Designs, StencilGirl Products, and Roben-Marie Smith and a former member of the Jessica Sporn Designs Creative Team. You can find her most evenings finding some quiet time in her home studio art journaling with her 3 beloved pugs at her feet.
Tiffany Goff Smith is a lover of all things colorful and textured. She lives on the Gulf Coast of Alabama and found her love of arts and crafts from her mother. As a child she remembers watching her mom tat, knit, make porcelain dolls and anything else you can imagine. It wasn't until 2013-2014 she found art journaling it just clicked the ability to "art" journal my thoughts and feelings felt more natural than writing them. The rest is history she tries to carve out a minimum of 15 mins a day for journaling.
Deanna Jinjoe is mixed media artist living in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. The journey that enabled her to ﬁnd her artistic self wasn't an easy one but now she wouldn't trade it for the world. A few years ago she was dealing with serious, chronic health issues. Having migraines almost daily and intense back pain that made life very challenging. The doctor’s solution was to prescribe Tylenol 3’s by the hundreds.
Driven by this pain to seek a solution other than her doctor’s Deanna happened to discover the joy of making art. She started playing and dabbling, taking a few online courses and what she quickly realized is that no matter how much physical pain she woke up with, she no longer felt that pain once she sat down at her easel. Now, a few years later, pain is no longer a signiﬁcant part of her life. It was the release from the pain while playing with art that gave her the hope she could move beyond the pain.
Deanna has heard so many stories about how art has changed the lives of people that she is moved to get that message out to anyone who will listen. Her mission is to help people understand how a creative practice can change their lives and that ANYONE can create. You don’t have to be a Picasso to create work that is meaningful and beautiful to YOU. It is about the process and what the process gives you more so than the ﬁnished product.
Natalyn Bradshaw is an artist, creativity facilitator and voice teacher working with women to cultivate creative practices. Natalyn has been a working artist in the form of an opera singer, jazz singer, worship leader, photographer, visual artist, teacher and writer. She loves talking about creative self-care, tending to one's soul, seeing oneself correctly and lovingly, and engaging one's creativity as a normal part of life. Her love language is words of affirmation followed closely by gifts (like art supplies, coffee dates and bubble tea). She is an Atlanta native and currently lives in Virginia with her husband and children.
Tiare Smith is a self-taught mixed media artist and instructor.
Born with art in her heart she lost her way from her art for 18 years. It came back to her life in a burst of emotion and anxiety. By practicing techniques of love, positive self talk, and action which have helped her to overcome other areas of struggle, she now enjoys her art in a free and inspiring way.
She inspires creatives to embrace their inner artist while also nurturing their hearts and memories.
She has not only been featured on HGTV but has had numerous works published in a variety of crafting magazines and blogs.
She aims to help women embrace the artist within through lessons infused with love, happiness, confidence and creativity, empowering them to experience and express their art more freely.