Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Photo mosaics of my year

This is my 2013 year in photo form - a mix of creativity and family fun. Click on any to see them larger, and make your own photo mosaics here.
Wishing you, and everyone you love, happiness in 2014.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

December Daily week 4

I'm doing the December Daily project inspired by Ali Edwards, but my project is in this altered book.
This is week 4 at my house. Click on any photo to see it larger.
more than one page for Christmas Day celebrations :-)
My December daily is for the entire month, so I'm not stopping at the 25th.
Only a few pages left to go until the end of December. See my other postings about this project here

Friday, December 27, 2013

Cheap and Free Online art classes

Cheap (up to US$25) and free online art (mainly journal) class options available. Listed by cost   
Creative Bug a 14-day free trial, including access to over 700 classes and 1 class to keep forever - $4.95 per month. Other time subscriptions available.
The Artstronauts club - created by Teesha and Tracy Moore$5 subscription per month
Other time subscriptions available.
Alisa Burke : MICRO CLASSES. These classes cost $15 each (or bundled together even cheaper) and Alisa describes them as 1 HUGE lesson that includes videos, photos, written information, prompts and more. These are her latest ones due to start 2016 : 
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer : $15 Getting Started Series - 12 class topics
Brave Girl University - access to everything for $24.95 per month
Although this would be classed as expensive if you kept going for the whole year, I'm thinking this would be fun if you had some time off where you committed to staying home and playing instead of going away on holiday. There's a 90 second YouTube video introducing it HERE.
These next ones are FREE! - organised alphabetically by first name of Artist or project title
Alisa Burke : Finding your Muse. Seeking inspiration off the computer and in your world.
and Holiday Play. A class to get you inspired to get you creative in all kinds of ways in the holiday season.
Allyson Bright : Determined to Shine 30 days of art journaling FREE 30-day class designed to help you discover and celebrate the things that make YOUR life unique and meaningful. Receive a new art journaling prompt and page idea via email every day for 30 days.

Andrea Schroeder : a bunch of free stuff at the Creative Dream Incubator
Carolyn Dube : Permission to Play : This is a 5 lesson workshop with each new video lesson coming out every 3 days. 
Craftsy : Painting realistic protraits in acrylics. Includes guide for mixing primary colours of acrylic paints to make flesh tones.
Daisy Yellow (Tam) : Prompt 60 Index HERE.
Draw your words : A hand-lettering workshop - no charge but you can add to her Tip Jar {minimum $5} and also gain access to the private FB group with extra content, discussion, Q&A and tips. 
Dirty Footprints Studio : Art Journal Wisdom
Documented Life Project - not being continued by the original artists but you could do the original 2014 planner project again. All the prompts are HERE with links to all the original blog posts so you can do this weekly whichever year you're in
All the prompts for 2015 (in a large Dylusions journal) are also free and available HERE.
In 2017 there is a blog of prompts to continue the concept but not linked to the original creators HERE, and the FB group is Life Documented 2017 
Effy Wild : Book of Days Boot Camp - sign up HERE. You also get access to alumni pricing for BOD for 2017 if you sign up for Boot Camp!
Containing hours and hours of video instruction, PDFs, and other resources. This is a complete beginners workshop in art journaling, and includes the Effydori, Ultimate Notebook, and other bonuses to see you through the process of creating and filling an art journal of your own. The workshop used to contain four chapters, but it now contains six plus bonuses!
Succulent Stacks : also available HERE
Effy Wild will walk you through the process of creating a rich, complex, layered art journal spread that requires no drawing using stuff leftover on your painty table. You will also learn how to tip your finished spread into an already existing journal.
Journal 52 Go HERE for the latest prompts by Effy Wild. See more about this project further down this list alphabetically
Find Out Fridays : on Donna Downey's blog HERE. Artist include Jodi Ohl, Alena Hennessy, Lynn Whipple, Tamara Laporte, Jane Davenport, Mindy Lacefield.....
Each month we will send 4/5 of our Participating Find Out Friday Artists a box containing the same exact supplies. The Artists will record themselves creating an original piece of art using EVERYTHING in the box, as well as any other supplies they wish to use.  Each Friday beginning September 2, 2016 = a New video of an artist working with that months box of supplies.
Hali Karla : Go HERE - Join her members' list to get access to her 2 free e-courses :
Ivy Newport : Free tutorials combining mixed media and encaustic techniques HERE.
Jane Davenport : a FREE video series workshop to share fun ways to use everything in her new mixed media collection.
All the info to sign up is HERE
Jen Morris : Sign up HERE for her fortnightly love notes (emails) and get access to free journaling courses, prompts and printables
Info about the Yearbook HERE.
Info about the Journal into you prompts HERE.
More info about the self-love kit HERE
Joanne Sharpe : Five Golden Letterings 
and if you own Joanne's "Whimsical Lettering" book, you can have access to a FREE Mini class with her.
Journal 52 in 2017 :
Journal 52 is a FREE online Art journal community project to inspire you with 52 weekly prompts. Go HERE for the latest prompts by Effy Wild. 2017 has changed a bit from previous years - read the details HEREThere's a Facebook community which you can join HERE
Effy Wild has also generously uploaded information for you to create your own journal - she includes FREE instruction for a Sweet Trash journal (altered composition notebook) AND a handbound journal HERE.
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer : Stencil 101 
Lisa Sonora Beam : 2016 theme : Fire : a 30 day journal project - 30 days of inspiration and journaling prompts for 30 days — delivered to your email.
Marit's Paper World : Quirky Dutch Summer
You can treat it as a free 10 week  "summer art school". Read the introduction about it here or go HERE to scroll through all her blog posts about this project - she also did it in 2012. The tutorials are in both English and Dutch.
Roben-Marie Smith : Urban Journal Remix
When Roben-Marie launched her new website, she offered Urban Journal Remix free as a thank you to her supporters over the years - register HERE. It's a revamp of the first workshop she ever taught online.
Strathmore Online Workshops
Workshops in 2017 beginning March (available from launch date until end of December 2017) :
Strathmore have loaded some of the videos from previous years to their YouTube.
Susannah Conway : FREE 5-day email class to help you figure out your word of the year go HERE and the Unravelling the Year Ahead workbook HERE
If you sign up for Susannah's Love Letters (emails fortnightly) you also get access to her free inspiration library - she describes her offerings as : On this secret page I’ve collected together ebooks to inspire you, meditations to ground and centre you, and desktop wallpapers that turn your computer into a contemplative space. 
Terri Kahrs : I Have a Secret journal workshop 
The entire workshop from 21 Secrets 2013 - all of the original class PDF's, templates and images so you can make your own journal -  all10 videos available on YouTube.
Willowing : Art, Heart & Healing 
Tam also has free tutorials with videos on her website.

I keep updating this list so please let me know if I've missed anything :-)
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