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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Art Journal Collage Sheet Giveaway and New Workshop Giveaway!!



Updated!! Winner announced at the end of this post:))
*You can also still access the free collage/graphics sheet to use in your own journal (non commercial art). 
 I don't know about you but during the cold weather months, I like to take my artsy mojo to a comfy chair, maybe grab a cup of ummm...coffee...depending on the time of day of course ,and just create in my journal or sketchbook.     It's the artists way of nesting, I guess! It's also a great way to 'stock up' on ideas for future projects and have a fun visual diary of sorts to reference back when you need it.

http://store.creativeworkshops.me/Art-Journaling-The-Book--Jodi-Ohl_p_117.html

  If you are looking for creative project so that you can join in on the visual journaling movement,  my class "Art Journal: The book" is an affordable (and super fun) workshop which shows you how to make your own quick and easy 'junk journal',  create fun printing plates from easy to find material and I also give you an overview on what journals are out in the market along with a sample page. Included in your workshop 'kit' will be an assortment of journaling prompts to get you started AND 3 free collage sheets.  The class has 8 videos and runs about an hour and half,  for a super low price!  I previously released this lesson during the workshop 21 Secrets 2013 but have brought it back by popular demand so that you can take the class now and view it for an unlimited time*!

*All of our classes at Creative Workshops are open ended and available until the teacher retires the class if they ever do:)

As my gifty to you for stopping by, I put up a free sheet on my 'work in progress' website for you to download.  Just go to this page and you can click the link to download the full color copy of this page:

http://jodiohl.weebly.com/tutorials.html


During the workshop you will get 2 other sheets so you are getting 6.00 of FREE merchandise on top of  your class! whooohoo!

Class begins on Monday so join on the fun today!!   What?  You want more goodies??  Okay, I'll throw in one free tuition for the class for one of my blog friends who comments on the post. I'll randomly choose from the comment/entries on Saturday, January 25th .
If you by chance already signed up for the class or sign up for the class and win, you will either be refunded or have the option of gifting your winnings to a friend.  Win Win! 



All you need to do to enter to win is to tell me how you stay inspired in the cold winter months (or hot weather months...whenever your nesting time is). What do you like to during short bursts of time   or small doses creatively or otherwise to refill your well?   ALSO PLEASE be sure to either provide an email or an alternative way to contact you. I had a ton of entries last time that signed up without having an identity attached.  I need to be able to locate you without hiring a private investigator ;) 



Our winner is: 

Janelle Marks said...
I love to snow dye fabric in the winter, so that I have beautiful fabric to keep me inspired all year long.
Lucky number 14 was randomly pulled, and miss Janelle was our winner. Congratulations! Thank you to everyone that stopped by. I enjoyed reading all your  winter inspirational tips...so many great ways to stay inspired or to get inspired rather than just hibernate:))) 



 If you didn't win, and want to join in the class--it's not to late, join in at any time by going  to  this

link HERE:)  Hope to see you in class!!


Good luck!!

While you are in the neighborhood, be sure to stop by my Etsy shop, I've uploaded tons of new paintings and some prints this week!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/JodiOhl

“You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”
Maya Angelou



54 comments :

Ellie N said...

My favorite thing to do is to create as many very colorful backgrounds when I am pressed for time. Later on, those backgrounds speak to me so I know how to use them. I love Jodi Ohl's art and have learned so much from her lifebook teaching and her beautifully colored art!

Altered.ellie@gmail.com

Kristina W said...

With the short daylight hours, I notice that my desire to create takes a plunge. The only way to conquer that is to show up anyway - plunk my butt down in my chair, and start playing with materials. Eventually, my muse shows up, a little sleepy, a little grumpy, but once she wakes up, she's happy to come out and play. However, I also give her time to chill out and hibernate - tis' the season, and all.

Barbara Sartain said...

I pull out all the projects that weren't completed! Wow and there are a lot of those but it gives me the boost to complete or try to master the technique.

Tiffany McGuckin said...

Well, my winter has been pretty warm. Being in No. Cal, we really need the snow. How about a sunny little art retreat in Nevada City, CA, Miss. Jodi Ohl??? ;)

If I were fireside, I would continue my work in stitching funky little houses in felt. Inspired by your Cityscapes to do bigger ones!

Ayala Art said...

Count me in! ♥
For me, winter is great to paint near a lamp and keep warm. During the summer I use more medium so the pain won't dry so fast on dry weather, and as a daily thing I keep pens and paper in my purse just to do quick little drawings while waiting for something (kids, the line, food, etc...) :oD

susangerdy01@verizon.net said...

I love "nesting" during our winter months in PA. Time to catch up on things/unfinished projects. I have a harder time in the warm months as I want to be outside. I am working on a solution so I can take my art outside this year. Love your work and would be thrilled to win this class.

Ruth Guthrie said...

Thanks for the awesome collage sheet. Can't wait to use it. I just moved to Colorado from Georgia last year and use snowy weekends to stay in and paint and create. I'm not good at driving in snow and have bald tires. However, I love looking at the snow! I like to make a cup of hot tea, turn on my itunes and paint paint paint.

TinaC said...

Get warm, look at magazines and or watch awesome art videos :)
~Tina~
tina@digiscrapsnmore.com

Danette said...

I love to read colorful books with lots of cups of tea and knit or crochet in between until the inspiration hits me! :)
Coyote.Sings.Studio@gmail.com

embellishstudios said...

I love to drink tea and create art with my friends in a cozy coffee shop or while wearing pjs and fuzzy slippers.

lura brown said...

love to look at stampingtons magazines or read art books. a nice long walk helps clear the mind also. thank you jodi. xoxo

lurabrown@gmail.com

Netty said...

Great collage sheet, thank you. During the winter months I love to play with bright colours, during the summer I love to paint flowers in my journal. Thank you for the great opportunity of a free place on your fab course, Annette x

di said...

Thank you so much for the beautiful collage sheet! I love to watch YouTube videos of people working in their art journals...if I'm feeling uninspired watching others create almost always makes me want to start creating, too. It's so cold right now where my art area is in the basement, so I have some supplies in our living room so I always have something right there!

Janelle Marks said...

I love to snow dye fabric in the winter, so that I have beautiful fabric to keep me inspired all year long.

Charissa Struble said...

I have a pretty full work schedule most days as a freelance writer. It's the whole feast or famine way of life. I keep myself inspired by looking at other people's art and taking small "art breaks" throughout the day. I may not finish an entire piece in one setting but I add something to it every few hours until it's done!

Kim said...

I feel like I have less energy to organize and bring out materials to work on projects when the days are short. Dark = lazy? So I put a small desk in the corner of the living room. I leave a journal and paints and watercolor pencils on the desk. Then I can sit right down and work on a page without spending time to get everything ready.

Kim
kballor@aol.com

Karenliz said...

I hate the cold so my art room is perfect on a cold day. I grab a cup of tea and close the door and it gets nice and warm. I work full time so during the week I like to just work in art journals to just play and explore!
karenlizh@gmail.com

Francine Perri said...

Hi Jodi, I guess what inspires me in this freezing weather, is watching u tube videos and learning new things, taking online classes and eating cookies LOL

caren stuart said...

Winter is when I do some of my best scheming... I'll grab a journal and brain storm ideas for new creations or the NAMES or DESCRIPTIONS of new creations and then I'll doodle and sketch out the designs. Working with words makes me really happy and that joy is what inspires me a lot of times to move on to the hands on work needed to bring my ideas to life.

Theresa Barnes said...

For inspiration I search on key words on the web....whatever word pops into my head, then I find pleasing pictures and pin them on my Pinterest. I also rip pages out of magazines and put them in an ideas folder. I also keep a sketchbook/notebook with me so if something pops into my head I can record it.

Anonymous said...

A big inspiration are my pre schoolers in my class. They are so free and confident I try to create backgrounds, so when I'm ready they are there. Lissag123@verizon.net

TinaW said...

I like to make lots of backgrounds at one time, playing with whatever papers, paints, and stamps I have on my desk that day. I find it's a lot easier to move forward with something when I already have a little bit of it created. (Plus, it's inspiring to look at all the pretty backgrounds.)

Sharon said...

Thanks for the awesome collage sheet! I love to make a few backgrounds in my journal, so that when the mood hits me I can art!

joy matthews said...

any time of year, when energy is low and mojo is missing in action…just start cutting. sticking, and glueing…colloquially known as "Sh*t on surface"…it makes me smile to put a big wedge of glue on a surface then chuck the scrapping out of the bottom of the bead drawer on it…flick some paint on, smooth it and smudge it…let it dry, and see what appears...

Jackie said...

I have recently started an art journal! When I am not working on that I have been making ATCs and cards! Now I'm retired and have time to enjoy art♥

Lena said...

Winter in my country is quite warm this year...no cold days, no snow...I like to watch videos from my art workshops and I go to the blogs of my art teachers and - always find inspiration :)

marilynn rask @yahoo.com said...

since I live in sunny florida it's sunny all the time, but I still enjoy that comfy chair too and reading blogs to get inspiration. Or taking a class from a great teacher like you

Pam said...

I admit to never having been here before Jodi, and found you through Gail's facebook page. But I must say your class looks like a lot of fun, and very different to what I would normally do! Doing something so different can be a good thing I think sometimes, and this is such a lovely giveaway, thank you.
In those 'down times' I find looking back through my mags such as Stampington and Cloth Paper Scissors and books on similar things, will often get me inspired to start creating again.

Monica said...

During these cold winter months, I get some print outs, scissors and a blanket and curl up in my chair and cut images for collage and journaling. I also like to bust out the Gelli plate and get some backgrounds done...so excited for the chance at a spot in your class Jodi...thanks so much for the download too!!!
x0x0x

Mary Jenkins said...

I'm usually so useless in the winter! I'd love to take your class so I could count this winter as a productive one.

msmaryjenkins@gmail.com

Tommy B. McDonell said...

Hi Jodi. I have a studio off my garage that is on the same zone as my living room. But I have a teeny heater. And since I have a ton of paintings due each month for cancer patients and paintings for my September show, I have to paint. I would like to know about journaling but unless I win I doubt I can do it. Love your classes tho.

Jean said...

I could so use this! I have issues with considering myself to be artistic. I play with paint and art journals but second guess and beat myself up. I love your bright colors and designs! Thanks for the chance to win!

creative arts from my heart said...

Oh wow Jodi would love to win a spot in your awesome class. Love your style of work and hope it is me. Lost my job in Dec so trying to keep busy until another job comes my way.

thank you for the opportunity
Linda
Lkayeheart@gmail.com

christine o said...

power up the space heater and the computer, take a look around then wet some brushes...christine osmancm@comcast.net

marguerite1997 said...

I just posted today, that the only positive thing in regards to these temps, is I am learning color theory. Using my Twinks. In my short bursts of time, I admit heading over to Pinterest to look around and get idea feelers.

Ellie said...

I usually head to Youtube and check out videos from my fav artists. Love to watch videos!!!! It fires me up. Thanks for the freebie Jodi. I'm using it on my next journal page. :-)

gande6@comcast.net

Mo' Cummings said...

I enjoy the winter months by snuggling in a comfy chair, cup of herbal tea, sketching, drawing, doodling. I will get motivated to clean the studio and then find unfinished projects....some may actually get finished. I love your work and the vibrant colors...they really speak to me! ART excites me!!!!

Denise Spillane said...

I nest in the 100+ weather . I stay in and make art. So I don't have to sweat, I hate to sweat! I like to go out when it is cold because it isn't often here. This winter has been good because of the cold. Hoping for rain too. I love your posts and your art.

Denise Spillane said...

I nest in the 100+ weather . I stay in and make art. So I don't have to sweat, I hate to sweat! I like to go out when it is cold because it isn't often here. This winter has been good because of the cold. Hoping for rain too. I love your posts and your art.

JKK said...

Howdy! I joined The Documented Life and it is really helping me be creative everyday because I am using my planner as a gratitude journal. I'm reacquainting myself with colored pencils, pens and markers and really enjoying a daily chasing away of the winter blues!

Jill Kenehan-Krey

Anonymous said...

I get my coffee on Sat morn, go to my create room and decide on what to work on. I always have more energy and ideas once I do this! Great way to begin my week end. I joined the documented life so I am creating my first Art Journal. I am way out of my comfort zone....

Anonymous said...

Hi Jodi! When I get stuck I start by slapping down some gesso. Once dry I squeeze out dollops of 2 colors. I push the paint around with my fingers, sometimes the edge of my hand. I get inspired feeling the paint; feeling the roughness of the gesso. And i can remove any paint I don't like with a baby wipe! Marcie Aspras maspras@hotmail.com

DWA @ Studio Z said...

Delores. dwa dot studioz @ gmail dot com. Online classes, art blogs, workshops, Pinterest and You Tube my creative juices flowing during freezing weather. Would love to win for my birthday!

Tommy B. McDonell said...

What is Documented Life?

Erin Fish said...

My favourite thing is to have a variety of baskets with each project ready to go. If I'm in the mood for embroidery, I take that basket to work on .... and so on and so on. The prettier the basket the more inspired I am. Thank you for this generous giveaway!

LisaT said...

When I am feeling stuck a good long cardio workout does the trick. I become so focused on my breathing that my mind clears out the cobwebs that have collected and Voila!, new ideas and inspirations come to the forefront.

Maggie said...

Winter is the time I search for techniques I've never tried and actually try them. Whether from books, YouTube videos, or just seeing something I think I can replicate...but they have to be quick ones and ones without a lot of special supplies needed. Often I just make do with what I have. So winter is experimental time for me...like a mad scientist! maggiebarbour@huxcomm.net

mary ann said...

When I have just a tad of time on my hands, I like looking at blogs and maybe a u-tube video to get inspired. Love your work and would love to learn as much as I can from your classes.

Sarah Martin said...

Really neat Jodi! Love the collage sheets. I would love to win a spot in your class. I'm loving stitching work with felt and just freeform stitching. I'm also loving watercolor--the bright colors cheer me up in winter!

It's Sunny on the Eastern Shore said...

I gather fabrics --some store bought and some precious self-created --- and quilt, quilt, quilt. Nothing like snuggling under a quilt in progress while looking at snow out the window.

joy matthews said...

thought perhaps, just incase, i should leave my email address so you don't need to be a PI…just incase you like my SOS approach to restoring mojo!!

Joy.matthews@aol.com.au

Textile Recycler said...

My nesting creativity is totally 'stream of consciousness' (or it's ADD). It depends on my mood and what is in front of me, but it is generally sewing scraps, making small quilts, painting/stamping deli sheets or priming canvases. Then again, sometimes it's a great time to clean, purge and organize the work space:)
textilerecycler (at) yahoo (dot) com

Janelle Marks said...

Thank you very much Jodi. I look forward to this workshop.

Pam said...

Yay! Congrats Janelle! I'm sure you'll have a great learning time. :)