Let's do it again! Let's make gratitude a habit while cultivating JOY and creativity. It goes hand in hand. This year we are doing it bigger and better than ever! We are putting our art and heart into it. We'll take a deep dive into gratitude and creating a gratitude practice, which will bring so much JOY into your every day.
unlock the fullness of life. unlock peace. unlock JOY.
Join me along with these AMAZING artist instructors as we make gratitude a habit, jump into mixed media art techniques, practice noticing, experience joy and play with a little bit of junk or perhaps a lot!
Learn more about each instructor below.
gratitude doesn't change the scenery. It merely washes clean the glass you look through so you can clearly see the colors.
Richelle E. Goodrich
We'll start our journey together making an altered book journal. We'll use what's on hand to create something wonderfull and fun to hold our thoughts, our junk, our joy, our gratitude!
Here is a peek at a few of our previous junk journals.
Each day you'll be challenged to dig into your own gratitude with a question to answer, something to think about or do and/or something to create. You'll find a little joy in each day. You'll leave this workshop with a warm smile, some extra love and a JOY-filled heart.
In this workshop you’ll learn
- how to create a beautiful, altered book for keeping your thoughts and art.
- how to make awesome art journal pages that you are sure to love.
- to practice gratitude daily through art and fun challenges.
- how to find JOY in your every day life, which can reduce stress.
- how to use (junk), bits and pieces from your stash and/or around the house to make great art.
- how to work with yummy layers 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
- Daily gratitude challenges
- Video Tutorials
- Downloadable PDFs
- Work at your own pace
- Wonderful for beginners to advance or anyone who wants to expand their creativity and practice more gratitude in their life.
This is just a sample of each instructors style and not of the actual lessons.
You’ll leave this workshop with:
- AMAZING 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
- a sense of JOY
- tips for practicing gratitude daily
- all new lessons for 2022
- ALTERED BOOK JOURNAL. You’ll learn to transform a children' 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 AMAZING art journal pages and gratitude you will create during this workshop.
- An additional FUN, CREATIVE challenge that you are sure to love!
- Deep dive into your own daily gratitude practice.
Check out our fabulous list of instructors and learn more about them below.
Tiare Smith is a 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 themselves more freely.
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I’m a mixed media artist living my dream of creating every day.
I've been teaching and painting for over 30 years in many different mediums but found my art soul mate in mixed media.
I produce my own line of stencils, create soulful and informative online workshops on mixed media and sell my art originals, prints and products.
But most importantly, I try every day to encourage, uplift and give meaning to our everyday lives, and to share how to do that through mixed media art. To show love with my paint brush and to leave my little corner of the world a better place.
is a creative encourager, artist, and writer with a passion for living real. She's creator and curator of The Phoenix Soul online community, including free collaborative blog, digital magazine, art classes, and more. She loves creating art mail for her beloved Patreon flock and filling her merch shops with colorful, inspiring products that celebrate our messy, beautiful lives.
Birgit is married to Erik and a mom of 3. She lives in a little village called Winsum in the north of the Netherlands.
Birgit started scrapbooking in 2003 but then fell in love with mixed media and art journaling. Her favorite things to do right now are art journaling, mono printing and layered collage art. She loves to get her hands dirty and experiment with paints and inks and all kinds of mediums.
Birgit’s art is mostly bright and colorful, with a lot of layers and details. She loves to combine colours that are very contrasting and works a lot with stamps, stencils, inks, acrylic paints and markers.
Birgit teaches and demonstrates in her own studio at home as well as in craft stores and at (international) mixed media events (pre-Covid) and taught a number of (collaborate) online classes. Teaching brought Birgit all over the world. She had the privilege to teach in the US, Canada, India, Australia and Israel but also closer to home in France, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Austria and the UK.
She loves to travel, see new places, meet people and explore different cultures. She considers it a huge bonus that she is able to combine that with her love of teaching and inspiring people to create art.
Since 2014 Birgit has her own product line with Carabelle Studio for whom she designs stamps, stencils and art printing plates. Birgit is a Lead Brand Ambassador for Gelli Arts® and creates monthly video tutorials for the Gelli Arts® You Tube channel and conducts regular live classes for Gelli Arts® and Michaels Stores.
Sandy Allnock is an artist with an eclectic interest in so many creative ventures - her personal goal is to create something every day, whether it’s with stamping, drawing. watercolor, pencil, markers - and everything she can get her hands on! Ever since childhood she’s lived a creative life; as a young girl she dreamt of teaching art one day, and though it took many decades, she relishes the ability to help others unleash the innate creativity within themselves!
is a mixed media artist from Cornwall, U.K
Sue paints fantastical, strong, feminine works and loves to teach mixed media, create art dolls and occasional assemblage work, often inspired by the rich local legends of magic, mermaids and myths of Cornwall.
My name is Tammy Klingner or Arty Tambarambaa and I live in the gorgeous Clare Valley which is wine, wheat and wool country in rural South Australia.
I am still adjusting to the fact that I am now a mama to adults! How on earth did that happen? I also have a couple of fluffy kitties to look after. Or do they look after me? I work at a Community Library and also support teens through mentoring and art. I relish colour, the brighter the better and have discovered that playing with paint soothes my soul. For me, my art is not just about creating, it’s about exploring, discovering, breathing, connecting and being true to myself.
I currently am a Creative Inspirator for Art by Marlene and on the design team for The Crafter's Workshop and an ambassador for Life of Colour.
is a full time mixed media artist living with her family in a small village in the south of Germany.
Since December 2018 she and her husband have been running a little rubber stamp company Rubber Dance.
Susanne's art is mainly inspired by nature and her surroundings. She loves bold and bright colors and the joy of using different materials in one piece of art.
“I'm feeling like a child when I play in my sketchbook. It's the best way to spend my time“
is a mixed media artist from Texas with a love for art journaling, messy paint palettes, stitching, vintage paper, vintage fabric, and new art supplies. She loves combining old and new, creating quirky bright happy art, and encouraging others to create. She believes creative play is so important and tries to make it a daily habit. Sharing her creative gifts and connecting with other creatives is one of her favorite things to do. She has served as Creative Team Members for StencilGirl and Roben-Marie Smith.
Hello, I’m Jessica Sanders, a self-taught artist and teacher, living in Houston, Texas. I love exploring art, creativity, and art supplies! It makes me happy to explore, to find the answer to 'what if', and to share it with you! My goal is to inspire joy and creativity through watercolor and mixed-media art.
Tamara is a South African Mixed Media Artist.
She works through and expresses her experiences as a human in this world, using her art; to “Unearth Herself”.
Tamara’s work is a combination of quirky characters, loads of colour, sometimes moving mechanisms and a good dose of humour.
You will find her in Warsaw Poland, with her partner and fur-goblin, making jokes, vlogs, and eating pierogi.
LaQuisha Hall began her creative journey in her early teen years. She engaged in a lot of journaling and drawing because she had no outlet or safe place to reveal that she was sexually abused. Being creative was an escape for LaQuisha--an opportunity to see herself in a better place. She found that this was a therapeutic way for her to release stress and give a visual voice to her darkest secret. She is now the Confident Canvas God called me to be--a masterpiece!
Since starting her brand, Confident Canvas, LaQuisha has created, taught classes and co-authored a book to support others in finding their own creative voice. She is skilled at bible journaling, mixed media, hand lettering, journaling, drawing, painting and more. LaQuisha has worked with many creative brands, including Illustrated Faith and Erin Condren.
StartDay 7: Gratitude for Sunsets with Shawn Petite (46:12)
StartDay 8: A Question of Gratitude
StartDay 9: Gratitude for Quiet Mornings with Sue Young (84:15)
StartDay 10: Gratitude Prompt
StartDay 11: Gratitude for the Ocean with Amanda Fall
StartDay 12: Gratitude Quote Challenge
StartDay 13: A Reason for Gratitude