A Wish For You

A Wish For You

I am so excited to be doing my first design team project for Roben-Marie Smith! I have loved Roben-Marie's work for years so it's such an honor to be representing her products. Pinch me because I'm still trying to take it all in!

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Art Journal Tutorial At StencilGirl

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I'm super excited to be sharing an art journal page tutorial over at StencilGirl Talk today! Hop on over to see the details and learn how to create a fun "marbled" background that features one of my favorite quotes.

If you found your way here through StencilGirl, I am so thrilled you stopped by! Please make yourself and home and say hello! I love getting to know new creative peeps!

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Artsy Dori Workshop Sale

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One of the reasons I started this little online creative space was to encourage others to make time for creativity. I truly believe everyone is creative! My first self hosted workshop that went live in November was a great leap towards that goal of inspiring others. Thank you to all the sweet peeps that have purchased my workshop so far and trusted me to lead you in a creative journey. I have been blown away by all the wonderful Artsy Doris you have created! And for a short time (through tomorrow 6/21) the Artsy Dori Workshop is on sale! You can find all the details right here that includes a preview video. Keep creating everyone! It's a beautiful thing!

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Come On An Art Journal Journey With Me!

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How would you like to go on an amazing creative journey with me in 2016? I would love for you to come along! I am tickled pink and honored to be a teacher in The Journey Within: A Year of Handmade Art Journals with book maker, Kiala Givehand and 16 other amazing artists. The class starts on January 1st and goes for the entire year.

Each month, Kiala with teach you how to make your own handmade art journal, give you prompts, tips, and techniques for filling the pages. There are 6 core artists along with guest artists each month that will be sharing their take on the themes and prompts, and their art journaling process.

To kick off this amazing course, Kiala has created a book for December and asked each guest artist to give her a challenge to complete during the month.

Today is my challenge. Here’s what I asked Kiala to do:

I believe it is so important to make time for creativity. So for this challenge watch my Fast Forward Art Play #3 from my blog post, Just Create.

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Pick two techniques that I show and use in any way you want. Focus your page around the word Journey to kick off this wonderful Journey Within.

I encourage you to try the challenge I gave Kiala and leave a comment with a link to your art so I can see your awesome work!

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Make sure you check out each wonderful artist in the December Blog Hop challenge. They have got some great challenges for Kiala for the month of December before class begins in January.

HERE'S THE LINE UP December 1 -- Mimi Bondi -- MimiBondi.com December 2 -- Cindy Gilstrap -- Junque Art Studios December 4 -- Tiare Smith -- TiareSmith.com December 7 -- Julie Baker-- Creatively Onward December 8 -- Amanda Trought -- Reality Arts December 9 -- Andrea Gomoll -- Cre8tive Cre8tions December 10 -- Nicole Piar -- GhostKitten.com December 11 -- Lisa DeYoung -- Mountain Mermaid Studios December 15 -- Kelly Johnson -- Wings, Worms, and Wonder December 16 -- Tori Weyers -- DrawRiot.com December 17 -- Sadelle Wiltshire -- Tangle Vermont December 18 -- Barb Owen -- HowToGetCreative.com December 21 -- Hali Karla -- HaliKarla.com December 22 -- Yuko Miki -- Honeyberry Studios December 23 -- Lisa McLoughlin -- Lisa McLoughlin Art December 28 -- Virginia Simpson-Magruder -- Kentucky Girl Designs December 30 -- iHanna -- iHanna.nu


What about you? Are you ready to take the challenge? Join us for this amazing adventure and have your most creative year yet. CLICK HERE to learn more and sign up for the class.

I hope you will join us on this JOURNEY! It is going to be so much fun!

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Fast Forward Art Journal Page Process

Fast Forward Art Journal Page Process

On of my favorite things to do is work in my art journals. I thought you might enjoy watching me work in one of my favorite vintage journals. I started without a plan and just worked freely and went with my intuition as I worked. It's all about playing and learning and making time for art.

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