As you know from my previous posts, I am so proud to be a part of the new book, “Journal It”, by Jenny Doh.
I think you’ll love it too, so I am happy to give away a copy to a randomly chosen person (which means I get to try out one of those nifty random number generators. Cool!) I’ll sign it for you, too, if you like!
I will give you until next Wednesday, December 19 to leave me a comment, telling me why you would like to have a copy, or what you last drew in your journal, or something I don’t know about you. Give me something interesting to read, at least.
I will announce the winner on Thursday, December 20!
“Journal It! Perspectives in Creative Journaling” by Jenny Doh arrived this week on my doorstep, all 10 copies! I am thrilled to be a part of this project, and love how it turned out! I am super happy to have my art next to the title page. WOW! I am planning to read this cover to cover!
I love looking at the work by the other artists in the book, especially Jill K. Berry, Anna-Maria Wolniak, Julie Fey-Fan Balzer, Kathrin Jebsen-Marwedel, Roben-Marie Smith and Carolyn Sewell.
You can buy the book online, or come visit me at the Waldorf Faire on November 24, where I will have my copies for sale (and I can sign it for you, too!).
I am so excited about Friday. I’ll be teaching painting for the first time ever! I realized recently that I want to have more fun (who doesn’t?) and the way for me to do that is to teach. Somehow I knew this instinctively, but was fighting it, because I have never considered myself a teacher. We will be doing intuitive painting, for lack of a better description. I need to come up with a better name (suggestions welcome). There are books out there that describe it, like “Point Zero” by Michele Cassou, and “Painting from the Source” by Aviva Gold. In a way, it is a lot like dancing, which is another thing I love to do. The emphasis for both (for me) is on the process, rather than the product, and responding to our inner urges when deciding what to paint next. The old, perfectionist me would have to take a few workshops and read all the books, and spend a year painting before even THINKING about teaching. But, I was dared to do it (thanks, Nancy!), so I am jumping in!!
Blogging with Lila is over, and the winner of my painting is James! Thank you for helping Lila with your generous bid of $150!!
I am finally, FINALLY, done Clapotis. I think it was festering in a bag in a corner for months. At one point, I wanted to wear it, and went looking around the house for it. It took me a good 10 minutes before I remembered that I didn’t actually finish the darn thing yet. But now it’s done. It’s blocked. It’s awesome! I knit it with Curious Creek yarn (but don’t ask me more than that, because I threw out the label…oops).
Lastly, my most exciting bit of news: I am going to be in a book! I was asked to participate in a book on art journals. I am thrilled about this, and have to keep reminding myself that it’s real!! YAY!