This is probably the closest I will come to having my name up in lights, and guess what..I'll take it! I wanted to share a little peek at my work featured in this month's issue of Cloth Paper Scissors "Graffiti Doodle Houses" and give you a fun opportunity to win a signed copy and one of the pieces
featured in the article!
I'm beyond thrilled at how the article turned out, my pieces were showcased so nicely and it's always fun to see your name in print!!!
"The Small Things" (You can win this piece pictured above!)
All of these pieces were completed on wood, recycled wood that I actually, believe it or not, cut myself! Even the shaped houses! I'm lucky to have a good friend *Mary N. of " Mary's Funky Fish"
who, bless her heart, is teaching me how to use power tools. Kind of a scary thought, truthfully. I have to say though it's empowering to do things you have always had other people do for you or relied on others to get done. I want to do more of those type of things in 2014..not necessarily just cutting my own wood..but learning how to do all sorts of tasks that I previously washed my hands of or never attempted. I think that in doing so, it can help build confidence.
I've been working on this series of fun graffiti doodle style houses for awhile now, probably about 2 years and yet I still find that I get such a thrill out of designing fun make believe little worlds or villages.
I love the thought of finding a happy place where you feel comfortable, wanted, and amongst friends. That true sense of community where life is good and fun. Yes..in a lot of ways, I have found that place of my own...in a lot of ways, I'm still searching for all the components to truly make it ideal. Until it all comes together, I will continue to build these colorful villages and hopefully they will transport both myself and those that will come to own them, into world that first and foremost, makes you smile.
I'd love for you to have one of these pieces and a signed copy of the magazine, so let's get this giveaway started!
How to enter? Simply leave me a comment and tell me one place you like to go to that brings a smile to your face, perhaps it's a pizza place that you and your friends gather every Friday night. Maybe it's the boardwalk street down at your favorite beach or the once a year fair that comes to your town every July. Little pockets of memories that bring you joy...that's where the story of our lives reside.
Enter to win today through Friday! Winner will be chosen this Saturday, January 18th, 2014.
Be sure to check out my Etsy shop for tons of new items this week!
Are you looking to start the New Year off on a creative foot and need a little inspiration to get started? If so, join my new class "Art Journal: The Book" and learn how to make an ez peezy art journal along with some unique prints to get that inspiration started. This class is featured at an extra special price of only $22.00; 8 videos and over an hour and 15 minutes of content for you to enjoy 24/7 with unlimited access.
Class begins January 27th.
Do you want to get your creative on in person? Join my first group of live workshops coming up in March over at Random Arts in Saluda, NC. Saluda is a quaint little mountain town right near Asheville, also conveniently located with just a short road trip from Atlanta, Tennessee, Raleigh, and Charlotte. 3 Days of workshop can be purchased together or sold separately but don't delay, space is limited and will sell out quickly!
To sign up for the workshops, simply contact Jane Powell at firstname.lastname@example.org