Artistcellar has teamed up with the lovely Tamara LaPorte of Willowing to bring you some cool whimsical stencils: "Artistcellar Signature Series Stencils designed by Tamara Laporte"! One set is Tam’s Whimsy Series, the other is Tam’s Inspiration Series and both ROCK!
I LOVE the Whimsy Series, so I had to try them in my Urban Notebook on a page splashed with reds, teals, and yellow. The buildings stencil spoke to me. There are also butterflies, stars, and flowers!
I simply sprayed down the buildings here and there with my Copic Airbrush system, using black, a dark teal, and red. Then I highlighted with a flourescent pink Molotow marker here and there and used the same pen to write the word “home” above them. The black used to outline the letters and write the word “body” is a Montana marker.
GREAT news is, Artistcellar is giving me the opportunity to give away a set of both the Whimsy and Inspiration stencil sets, which means I get to pick TWO winners: one for the Whimsy set and one for the Inspiration set. Just leave a comment IN THIS POST by Thursday, Oct. 31, 9 a.m. PST and I’ll pick two winners later that day.
Also, go check out the rest of the blog hoppers for their cool results and more chances to win:
10/26 Artistcellar http://www.artistcellar.com/wp
10/27 Jill K. Berry http://jillberrydesign.com/blog
10/28 Dawn DeVries Sokol http://www.dawndsokol.com
10/29 Carla Sonheim carlasonheim.wordpress.com
10/30 Micki Wilde thesecrethermit.blogspot.com
10/31 Carissa Paige http://carissapaige.blogspot.com
11/1 Effy Wild www.effywild.com
11/2 Gracie Howle http://graciehowle.blogspot.com
11/3 Jane Davenport http://janedavenport.com
11/4 Chris Cozen http://chriscozenartist.typepad.com/my-blog/
11/5 Tamara Laporte www.willowing.org/blog
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Hello! Life has been blissfully busy lately. Today I finally packaged up signed copies of The Doodle Circle for blog hop winners! Now I need to continue working on a big, MONGO proposal for my agent.
Also, I will be sending out a mass email to those whose pages I will be including in my next book, tentatively titled A World of Artist Journal Pages. That will go out by the end of this week! I won't be able to contact EVERYONE who submitted, so if you don’t receive the email, it means your pages weren’t picked this time around. There were so many great submissions this time...much more than last time! And there were many more contributors, too, than the first book.
Don’t forget: NaNoJouMo starts in less than two weeks!
I am planning on starting NaNoJouMo Nov. 1 and hope you will join me every day for a new prompt throughout the month. Last year, I did classic rock ’n roll songs and this year I’m sticking with song titles but presenting some favorites from my personal playlist. So get those art journals ready and if you’re not familiar with NaNoJouMo, read the post that started it all:
I was just contemplating my own version of NaNoWriMo. (For those of you unfamiliar with this term, NaNoWriMo is held during the month of November, encouraging writers everywhere to write a 175-page novel by midnight, Nov. 30.) At first I thought of NaNoCroMo, where I would crochet a certain amount every day during November...I think I will try to do that, but I’m also starting NaNoJouMo, an idea borne out of a Twitter conversation between myself and Pam McClung and brought to fruition here...It stands for National Nonstop Journaling Month!
Each day during November, I will post a word to get you art journaling. A journal jump of sorts—one word a day to inspire or get you thinking. The goal is to journal SOMETHING in your art journal. DOESN’T HAVE TO BE A FULL PAGE...can be a doodle, maybe painting some backgrounds, doing some collage...just SOMETHING every day in your art journal during November. Even if it’s just moving a pencil across the page in a crooked line...
You may say, “Dawn, WHY should I do this?”
Well, I know some of us (many, let’s be honest) have a difficult time getting started. Sometimes we just need a kick in the pants to encourage us. I also want you to learn how to journal a little at a time. Art journaling is an activity that can be done in spurts. You don’t have to create an entire page or spread in one sitting. I have pages in all stages of production! And it’s OK!
So get out that handmade journal, Moleskine, notepad, composition notebook, or whatever you’re using as your art journal right now. If you have several in the works, that’s OK, too! You can pick a different one each day! Just get ready to art journal!!!!