Creativity

{Video} 'Hope' Collage and The 'Why' Behind Stopping Taking Antidepressants

New Collage - Hope

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Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops - at all...
— Emily Dickinson

 

I'm sharing my latest video and collage entitled 'Hope' from my Heads Up project.   As I was creating the collage and thinking about the words of (click link for poem reading) Emily Dickinson's beautiful poem, it got me thinking more deeply about the word 'Hope' both in my life and generally.  

It occurred to me that hope is not necessarily about believing everything is going to turn out okay but rather trusting that whatever the outcome, it will be the right one...  I'm doing my best to live this out but it's not always easy.

In other news, our boys have finished school today and have a week's holiday.  I'm looking forward to spending extra time with them next week.  

Have an amazing weekend and I'd love to know what 'Hope' means to you...

Jane xo

ps. if you're interested in taking part in a 'gentle' art challenge in June, click here.


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Feeling Blessed 48 Hour SALE!

Hello Lovely Readers,

I hope you're all having a wonderful week and for those of you in the States - Happy Thanksgiving! 

I'm thrilled to announce a 'Feeling Blessed' 48 hour sale! Head over here to receive 25% off BOTH ecourses - Portraits In Time and Fragments Of Joy.  

Please enter: FEELINGBLESSED at checkout to receive your discount on either art class.

Here's to happy creating this winter season!

Note: For both classes, enjoy instant access with lifetime duration.  Enjoy some time 'just for you' this winter season - a time of year that brings with it so much joy but also busyness, which can soon take it's toll without some nurturing and creative 'time out'.

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Inspiring Artist and Creativity Websites

Whether you are an artist or just beginning your creative pursuits, it's always nice to have some inspiration along the way and today I thought I'd share my top 10 sites (in no particular order):

Sometimes we can get into a rut or just need some time out from our own creative work in order to fill ourselves up so that when we return to our art table, we can feel refreshed once again...

So here's my list below:

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1. Jane Davenport - artist and popular online teacher. 

2. Jamie Ridler Studios - mentor and encourager.

3. Alisa Burke - artist + workshop and online teacher

4. Cloth Paper Scissors - magazine

5. Women In Art History - art and culture

6. Collage Art of Laura Lein-Svencner - art

7. JaneVille - creativity galore

8. sfgirlbybay - design, art and culture

9. The Jealous Curator - art, interviews, inspiration

10. Posie Gets Cosy - craft, art and just a beautiful blog

I do hope this list of sites has inspired you and hopefully jump starts your creative juices or, you just enjoy a well-earned break from your own creative work. 

A favour: please share in the comments section below if you have any favourite creative sites that you regularly enjoy.  Thanks.

Jane x

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New Online Art Class - Fragments Of Joy

Happy Friday to you!

Fragments Of Joy - Play and Possibilities With Collage

I'm here to let you know about an exciting second online art class I've created (self-paced and unlimited access) - it's called Fragments Of Joy.  I've been busy, busy in the background creating Fragments Of Joy and it's such a delight to be able to add this to my offerings.    

Take a look at the intro. video below...

What is Fragments Of Joy is all about?

'This class is all about letting go using collage.  Enjoy the feeling of spontaneity as you create collages using 'fragments of joy' ie. scraps of paper, fabric, lace etc.  Make a 'memory or story' photo collage in a re-purposed book and then be filled with delight as you piece together a floral still life.  Watch your artwork transform with the addition of atmospheric transparent layers.  Embrace play - make art that doesn't have to 'make sense' but instead makes you feel joyful!' 

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The classroom is open for registration now (classroom opens on 25th October 2017) and if you enter 6OFFCOLLAGEJOY at the checkout, you'll receive the Early Bird Discount.  

Fragments Of Joy is suitable for all - no experience needed.

For more info. go here

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