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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Tuesday is Tuition Reimbursement & Scholarship Day!

 In my last post,  I mentioned a a few tips for every artist to incorporate into their daily routines shared from my upcoming online class (in case you missed that post, check it out HERE).

Today, I wanted to share, well....the class with you!

Today is Tuesday, Tuition Reimbursement  and Scholarship Day!

If you'd like a chance to join in on Dirty Flirty Birds, an online painting workshop with me 

that starts January 20th,  leave a comment here and tell me a tip you've found helpful

getting motivated during the winter months (or any time really that you are in a slump).

If you've already joined and paid, no worries. I'm giving one existing student a refund and 

one new student a scholarship!  

WOOT WOOT~




Don't delay--this is a whirlwind promotion!  

But wait...there's more, if we get over 100 comments, I'll add 2 more giveaways!  

Winners chosen Wednesday morning!


EXTRAS:  Share a link to this post on your social media site and come back for a second entry (one extra entry per person).

REMINDERS:  Please let me know if you'r already signed up so I can pick one winner 

from existing students and one new winner. 

Also...leave your emails I can contact you if you win!
            



If you just want to pull the trigger and join in, check out all the details along with registration information by clicking HERE.


I'm almost finished with editing the last couple of videos and i can tell you there is  over 4 hours of jam packed content, 3 main projects and several jump starts along with technique and product tips! 

What's even better is that the access is open ended and on going which means that you'll have 24/7 access with no end date in sight along with access to a private Facebook group that I will monitor for questions and feedback.

NEW....I will also host a live feedback Q &A session 3 times during the first 6-8  weeks!  YAY!


Are you ready to get all 'painty' and create with us????





Would you like to create characters with personality and flair???

Dirty Flirty Birds starts January 20th and I'd love to see you there!



Don't forget to leave your comment to receive a complimentary pass into the class (or a tuition reimbursement if you've already joined)  

2 winners (or more) will be picked Wednesday 1/13/16!

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As if DFB isn't enough online goodness for you, I'm also participating in Creative Jumpstarts 2016 over at my friend Nathalie's site and today is MY jumpstarter day.

For one low price you get 25 videos from 24 artists that will 'jumpstart' your 2016 in a creative way.

Check it out!







102 comments :

Jacquie Leavitt said...

my favorite tip is repeating the colors for a series. funny, I always feel like everything needs to look different. one reason i'm so slow, I guess. love, love, love these dirty birds!

Loretta Kasper said...

My favorite comment is "If you are creating a collection of paintings, repeat colors in each of the pieces to different degrees so that each piece will coordinate together in cohesive way. I try to start several paintings all at once so this is possible, especially if I am making my own custom colors. " I love purple and I tend to use it in many of my pieces. Sometimes I think "Too much purple!" I like the idea of beginning several paintings at once to coordinate better. I am definitely going to incorporate this into my studio practice.

Diva Kreszl said...

I loved all your tips but my favorite was repeating colors in a series. Beginning a series was on my 'to do list' as I really want to create a body of work this year. Please throw my hat in the ring, as an admirer of you work I would love a chance to win!

Diva Kreszl said...

I am sharing your post on my Facebook page, your giveaway is such a sweet offer I have to share it!!!

Martha Kisling said...

I have found that the best way for me to stay motivated to paint and create is to have a space where I can leave my work out so that even if I only have a few moments to paint I don't waste time putting supplies out and then packing them away. It also helps keep my mind on the project at hand if I can see it throughout the day. marthakisling@msn.com

Victoria Burgess said...

To get more motivated during a slump I often watch old class videos or you tube for inspiration. Something within is always stirred up and I get to creating promptly. Sometimes even playing with my gelatin plate helps. I love your dirty flirty birdies Jodi!

Tori Burgess

Tori Burgess said...

Shared ur blog on FB. :)

Tori Burgess

Karin Husty said...

Favorite tip is to START with a clean table/studio! Especially if you get into the studio and you don't have any direction…..cleaning up FIRST gives you time to get inspired and START with a clean space!
Karin

Noelle Mena said...

Motivation during the cold months??? I LOVE the cold months!! :) Whether looking up at a clear, crisp blue winter sky, or looking out through the winter branches, nature inspires me ridiculously. A tip from a class I grabbed of yours from Northlight is the veiling of a canvas. Love. Dirty Birds looks so dang happy!! A Perfect course for the Winter months! :) Noellemena@mac.com (because I never know if Google will give it to you!)

Judy Applegarth said...

I would love to take this class. I took your grunge class and you made so easy. The tip I like is don't be afraid to do a series. Sometimes that is scary.

Going to share this giveaway on FB - Judy

Zoe Nelson said...

I like your tip about not being afraid to create a series. I like to make similar things, but always thought others would find that boring. Good to know its okay! I have not signed up for this class (money is really tight right now) and I would love the opportunity to learn more from you. I shared this on Facebook, too. zoenelson@bellsouth.net

Malinda said...

Hi Jodi! I loved your tips about creating series of paintings, this is something I'm going to work on this year. I would really, really love to take this class, it is the first class of yours that I am missing! I've taken all of your classes and do love them so!

Mary said...

Thank you for the giveaway. My favorite tip is about brushes. I went the cheap route and had nothing but frustration: using the wrong size for the job, getting brush hairs all over my painting, etc. I have purchased a few really good quality brushes and now just need (hint, hint!) a class to use them in. :)

Ros said...

my best tip is to always start with a clean work area then you can go straight in and start creating thanks for the chance to win

that allison girl said...

I've already registered, Jodi, but I did want to share a tip. I suffer - as do many people - from seasonal affective disorder which means I tend to become moderately depressed during the cold, dark time of year. If a stretch of dark, dreary weather lasts for a week or more, I almost become paralyzed, just sitting and not getting anything done at all, much less anything creative. Last year I found a small "daylight lamp" at Bed, Bath & Beyond. The label on it said it was specifically to help treat this disorder. They had several types in a variety of sizes. I just bought a small one. It was wonderfully helpful!! I got moving and active within just a few days of using it according to the instructions that came with it, and in no time at all I was painting again and feeling happier. Another tip is creating a "couch box" of art supplies that I keep by the couch so that when I give in to the blahs, I can sit on the couch in my pajamas and fuzzy socks, wrapped in a blanket, and create!

Kim said...

I chain myself to the chair. Kidding! Sort of..... I clean off my work table so there is not one thing on it. A brand new notebook, an untouched pad of paper, and an empty work table somehow make me itch to start a project. Then I put my little space heater under the table (in winter) and light a scented candle...far enough away that I can't wash my brush in it accidentally. And finally, I set up my laptop with a movie or a book on tape that I want to see/hear. Weirdly, that helps me focus.

Love the heart you have for other artists!
Kim
kballor@aol.com

Denise Spillane said...

Wow Jodi, how generous. I would love this class. I know you are a wonderful teacher. Thanks for the opportunity.

Debi Minter said...

My favorite tip for getting motivated is to pick a box, drawer, tote and start to go through it. Much of the time if an embellishment or paint color is out of sight ,it's out of mind. Just reminding myself of what I have gets me excited to start a new project. Also, keeping the current project out where I can see it keeps me motivated to come back and work on it some more!

Melinda Couden said...

My most favorite recent tip has been Liquid Glazing. I couldn't ever figure out how other people were able to get such soft blendable colors on their projects. Liquid Glazing mixed with the paint makes such a difference. Would love to take this class!

Nicole N said...

My favorite tip was repeating the colors for a series. The tip on brushes was also a good one. Thank you and thank you for a chance!

Jane Perala said...

After taking your "Funky Little Cityscapes", and enjoying it so much, I am really looking forward to the "Dirty Flirty Birds" class.
I think the tip you gave about repeating similar colours in a series is great, and one I need to remember.
When I am stumped, and can't seem to get motivated, I find the best thing to do is go through photos of all my old artwork (whatever the media - mine is glass beads). I remember things I have done and things I wanted to do by looking at the photos, and I am off and running!

Studio Rose said...

Ohhh, these naughty birds! I love them and always love your use of bold color. Took a class with you at one of the last Cloth Paper Scissors retreats (so sorry to see them go!) and had such a great time getting messy.

My tip is to clean your workspace! No matter how unmotivated I am, within a few minutes of putting my art supplies in their "proper" places (I'm still working on proper places for some of them!), I start getting that itch to create. Maybe it's because I'm already there and because cleaning is such a drag.

Patricia Tennant said...

I'm just finishing up 'Funky little Cityscapes' and I have to say your use of black in the under painting is genius, it just seems to free up the painting so much more and everything starts flowing so much better from there.

Nicole N said...

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Denise Spillane said...

Hi, I posted in my new blog and that automatically shares in FB. My blog is sunmoongal.wordpress.com
Hope you get lots of comments Jidi.

Lisa said...

To get motivated during a slump, I rearrange my artroom and discover so many things I forgot I had. To stay motivated, I leave a clean table ready to go so I can start creating at any hour....usually in the middle of the night when I can't sleep. Thank you, Jodi, for offering this generous giveaway. Hope I win!!

Jean said...

These are my favorite words ---
""Accepting your style and who you are is not always the easiest thing. Whether in art or in the bathroom as you look in the mirror, remember that we often are our own worst critics.""

I so need to just create and forget those voices and doubts.

I love your style and those birds look like so much fun!!

Thank you for this amazing opportunity!

Shared on fb!

Katy Abbott said...

Reminding myself that making art = self care for me! Thank you for this opportunity. I love your birds!!

Nina said...

I've come to realize that most of the time my lack of motivation is also a fear of getting started or fear of failure, subconsciously worrying that my project won't turn out. My dear friend, Donna, gave me a a copy of one of her art journal pages with the following saying - If you can't take a risk with a piece of paper in life, good luck! (Jessa Reno). It really puts things into perspective for me. Just do it! Thanks for the opportunity. nthumand@hotmail.com

KimC said...

Thanks so much for this opportunity! Between the holidays and winter (and what seems to be my never ending cold), it's so easy to become disconnected from being creative. Taking that first step to start sorting through my supplies, and organizing things helps me reconnect to my creativity and my supplies.

This is the perfect class for the winter blues!

I've already shared on FB!

Michelle lansdale said...

My favorite tip is about brushes! I'm intimidated by large brushes, but I've taken your advice and added a large flat brush yo the top of my wish list! Thanks for the chance to win! Michelle.lansdale@yahoo.com. This is my Thursday attempt at commenting--I hopemultiple comments do not show up, if so I apologize!

Gini Williams Cagle said...

I will have to give some of your tips a try! If I'm in a slump, I enjoy trying a new technique to inspire me. Somehow, while I'm concentrating on learning something different, my mind shifts into creative mode. Your class looks like it will be amazing!

hugs,
Gini

Gini Williams Cagle said...

I just shared on facebook - I'm going to keep my fingers crossed! This class looks great :)
https://www.facebook.com/gini.cagle?fref=ts

Michelle Hill said...

YouTube or signing up for an online class always helps to get me out of my slump! ❤

Michelle Hill said...

YouTube or signing up for an online class always helps to get me out of my slump! ❤

BlueEyesAngl said...

Videos are what help me when I am in a rut.I watch all I can find and it helps charge me back up.I would love to win a spot !!

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Carol said...

Great art and color choices! My friend raves about your classes and techniques, so fingers crossed!

Stacie Bebber said...

My favorite tip is pursuing a series... something I haven't really let myself explore in any extended way yet. Love all of your paintings and the birds are so fun! Thank you for the chance to win a spot in your Dirty Flirty Birds!

Sylvia Tijink said...

What keeps me motivated is to stop thinking and get started. Even if you don't know what to paint, pick up a brush and start. Just do it! ;-)

Anonymous said...

I just happen to be on my own Birdie kick and would LOVE to be dazzled by your birdies. I have tried to create my own little series and have created backgrounds and birdies with unifying color schemes and I must say that tip is working! Can't wait to finish a few more for my own little aviary.

Celeste Santin said...

Creating with repeated colours, even some diluted version has changed everything i saw in my art. this has boosted my creativity. love your birds. thanks for the opportunity. xx

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Hi! Wow, What a generous offer!! I have two tips actually. The first thing I do is dig around in the leftover bits of my paper/ ephemera box and see if something strikes me and it usually does. The second thing I do is look back through photos of older work and see if I can see a twist on something I've already done. I'm almost done with your Podtastics video series ( which I'm loving) so this would be perfect timing to win.

Angela Martins said...

Finding new videos to watch on YouTube and going out for a brisk walk in the snow. I hate it but every time it clears my mind and another idea seems to come in! :) Love your art Jodi! would love to learn how to do a dirty birdie! Thanks!

Bea said...

I lay out supplies and an open page in my journal. The next time I go to that space, it is easy to just start...b

Gloria J Zucaro said...

Hi Jodi, I am already signed up. Sometimes when I don't know how to get started, I start cleaning and organizing my art room. As I am looking through things-books, ephemera, it gets my juices going and I feel like starting. Plus I get a little better organized which always makes me feel better, too.

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Hi again! Just posted on my facebook page.
Thanks!!
Cathy

Shelley Malone said...

Oh wow, I have been eyeballing this class for a couple of weeks already. I'd love the opportunity for a scholarship! My go-to motivation tool is my Pinterest account. Not the home page or your main page, but the actual boards that you created to stash pics of the things that inspire you. Go open up one of those boards, and let the colours and shapes wash over your parched eyes. It never fails to get me going. : )

Saskia said...

Oooh... those birdies are looking so lovely and happy!
When I have a creative idea, I write it down in my little 'book of ideas'. I'm doing this already for years. And from time to time it's so fun and inspirational to have a look in it! I also have a lot of books about illustrations for children's books. I always found new beautiful details in those books!
And online-classes are always good for motivation! New ideas, interaction with other creative people! :) I already signed up for a year long class, but I'm sure that there is space left for some Dirty Flirty Birds (great name!!)!

Smiles from Belgium, Saskia :)

Saskia.imbert@telenet.be

Anonymous said...

Love, love the funky birds. My best tip is - gesso is your friend. If you don't like it - gesso it!

Cafe Artiste said...

I keep a nice collection of mixed media art magazines and a healthy collection of online or DVD workshops that never fail to get my creative juices going at any time. I can't always sit down and "make art." I often need to get motivated and excited, and magazines and videos from artists I admire always help inspire me!

THANKS
Andrea E.
cafeartiste@hotmail.com

Karen said...

What a generous giveaway thanks! My tip relates back to brushes and keeping them nice and clean and conditioned. Murphy's oil soap is the secret. Once a month or so I give them a good soaking in a 100% solution of it for about 24 hrs. after that, I dump half out and replace with water and let that soak for 24 hrs. Then I rinse really really thoroughly until all soap is gone. Brushes are left silky smooth.
I have shared this post and I am not previously signed up for the class. Thank you again for the opportunity!!

Judy Shea said...

I got myself out of my slump by picking the clutter off my art desk. Wow, what a difference. Now, I don't feel so overwhelmed when I walk in the studio. Time to create. I also started to purge some supplies and am giving away art supplies in some fun mail packages. Win Win. Thank you. judysheart@gmail.com

Gloria J Zucaro said...

To add to my post before...I just posted your link on my Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/gloria.j.zucaro

Kathy Lewis said...

It helps me to have my supplies out and accessible and to just "begin" with getting something onto the paper such as writing, gesso, collage, anything. And not to worry about any results. Letting the piece speak to me in a sense is helpful and knowing I can always cover up anything I do not like. I just keep telling myself it is a joy to play with papers, colors, paint. Just love to create art and I know if I just do it I will feel better! Love your work Jodi! I will go and figure out how to share this now! How generous of you to offer a scholarship and a free class!

cindy c said...

i find that a studio clean up helps to get me out of my slump--
a clear work space is inviting and triggers my desire to create--
thanks for the give away--

Sonja said...

I just have to remember to do more backgrounds in complement colors to do series of paintings :) Thank you for being nice offering these treats to us. Love your colorfull work.

Bronwyn Merritt said...

You are a sweetie to give away scholarships! I love the dirty birds, by the way. When I am in a funk I tell myself I am going to see how many terrible paintings and drawings I can make in an hour. I just tear into it, and usually before long I have something I like and can develop or that sparks my enthusiasm again. I can't think of a time this trick failed me-- and I do get the gloomies this time of year.

april dawn said...

I like to bundle up and go for a walk along the Columbia River. It's very brisk but it helps clear my head, especially good for the depression that I suffer with, and hate! And I like to have chats with the ducks and geese and with the few squirrels hanging out begging for peanuts.

Charlie said...

Hi Jodi,
Pinterest gets me inspired every time..... There are so many wonderful ideas there. I would love to take the dirty birds class. If I happen to win please email me at littleck@satx.rr.com. I never check that gmail account. I will post a link to my Facebook page as well. Thank you so much for this offer....I hope I win.
Charlotte

Shelba King said...

Hi Jodi
You have so many helpful tips that I have begun to use especially since getting your video on grunge ink.
Creating a series I find very helpful with a continuance of color which makes for a great complimentary pairing of art. Multiple brushes of the same size for warm and cool colors while painting is also beneficial for me.
I would be so excited to add the flirty birds to my learning experience.

Shelba King
gypsymothstudio@yahoo.com
Cary NC

Maya Magdalena said...

The tip I've been finding the most helpful lately is something that Alan Watts talks about in his book The Way of Zen. It's about practicing without ever "trying". He writes:

"The brush must draw by itself. This cannot happen if one does not practice constantly. But neither can it happen if one makes an effort. Similarly, in swordmanship one must not first decide upon a certain thrust and then attempt to make it, since by that time it will be too late. Decision and action must be simultaneous."

Maya Magdalena said...

I've shared the link on Twitter now (oanadesidor).

I'm already signed up, can't wait!

Thank you so much for the chance to win, such a generous giveaway! *fingers crossed*

kim dwyer said...

Reminding myself ~ to paint for therapy! even if I don't feel like it ~ I always feel better after. Jodi, you are a gift from above! You are such a sweetie for sharing your talents. :)

mindy simmons said...

I LOVE YOUR STYLE ! I'd be ever SO GRATEFUL to win = it'd be a great blessing.

annielou said...

I am so glad you posted again .... because I forgot ..... and right after I leave here I am signing up for the BIRD Class .... Is it not wonderful that regardless of where we live ... we can still take your class ...... !!!!!!

just4crafters said...

When I get in a slump, I like to look through my art books for inspiration. When I find a piece I like, I create it using fun and whimsical colors. That always puts a smile on my face :) ~Sophia Vida

Quincy Richardson said...

I would love to get a chance at this class! SO FUN! For me if I'm in a shlump, it's usually because I am stressed about something unrelated. I like to take a deep breath, and figure out how to simplify something. Usually what stresses me is if I have a mess somewhere. So I spend time cleaning, and getting everything in order, and then I feel that I can "art" again. It seems to clear my brain and I get inspired, or just that drive to be creative again.

rafirestorm said...

I start with my phone and a coat and a walk outside... And I take pictures, loads of them. Then I clean off the mantle over the hearth... Wipe it out of photos, art, candles...and I look at the naked mantle and all those pictures and think of what I saw that makes me happy and then I know what I want to paint. Maybe a mouse, or a plant or a bird or a banner or lantern in a winter tree... Just whatever makes me smile. Thanks for sharing your art!

Amanda said...

Creating in a series is the tip that has the most impact for me at the moment, thanks for sharing, blessings!

Amanda

blt said...

Oh Jodi, what a great idea you have!!! I would love to learn how to paint these birds. Through your PODTASTIC class, I like the tip on "Just be free with your patterns". For a beginner, I need to spend more time with the PODS. I loved the CD on the feathers. But I need more instruction from you. Bonnie

sardinegreen said...

I just found you and your art and I love it! Your work is so cheerful and inspiring. I am an artist who seems to lost my way due to family obligations, work and home. 'Winning' your class would allow me to focus on my creative self helping me make the time for art.
My tip is if I were stuck in a rut, I would grab my dog, and take a walk without cell phone, music or thinking about what else I needed to do. Lucky to live near the beach, winter walks along the shore are amazing! There is no one on the beach and nature is as pure as it gets! The sound of waves crashing against the sand lulls you into a type of meditation where your mind flows with wonderful thoughts and ideas. I always come back home, head cleared and ready to create, discover and enjoy something new. Thank you! Mary. Marygreenstone@yahoo.com

sardinegreen said...

Sorry, left out a word: seem to HAVE lost my way😜 Also can I email you a question? I am also Interested in a different class and I have a question

ArtfulLee Designed said...

thanks for the great giveaway Jodi. I don't fair well in the cold, I end up feeling down and unmotivated. Last year I decided to try different routines to help overcome that so I have a little box with some basic art supplies in it, ones you don't need a water bucket or palette for, and I take time each afternoon after work to sit in front of my garden window and just play, no pressure to create 'something', adding journaling about what I am grateful for and picking positive quotes. I try to look at it now as a time for nurturing and inward reflection.

Colette Katz said...

To motivate myself, I go through a box where I keep all of my stuff that is halfway done or is a "later" type of project. Pretty soon, I find myself involved with finishing a project and starting another. I also like your guidance in using good brushes. I have cheap brushes that I use for glue or mark making, but I also have invested in some good brushes. Thank you for offering a scholarship. What gift!

Michele Cheatham said...

I am very new to this creative space called "ART". When I am in a slump I sit at my tiny art and craft space and I start to go through my different art supplies and I review my self made idea journals. Something about seeing and touching all those supplies motivates me to get back on track. I love to look at and try colors, the brighter the better inspires me to move forward. I don't always know how to use all the supplies I've purchase but just trying them out motivates me to try a create something bright and beautiful. Thanks for the generous offer.

Michele Cheatham

Sarah Martin said...

I love to create with watercolors as they are easy to snuggle up with a blanket when it is cold! I would love to win a spot in this class Jodi!! Sarah at liveitoutblog.com

suzieq23 said...

WOW would love to win a seat in your class! Thank You. My one and usually only way to give myself that push when finding I am in a slump is to get on line and visit all the creative blogs for which I belong. You, and many other talented artists give me the inspiration to get going. 9 times out of 10 this plan works.....the other one time.....I just start over.
suzschultz23@aol.com

Anonymous said...

If I need to be inspired I just have to look and all the beautiful colors of paint I have and just start putting them to paper! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

Grandma Shelley
rose1953@aol.com

Alisa Barott said...

I would love a spot in your class. Flirty birds sound like terrific fun and your colors are beautiful!

Cheryl McCloud said...

I love your birds! It would be great to win a "seat" in the class. I really enjoyed all the tips regarding a series. I haven't tried a series yet but your post on that has really inspired me.

donnaj said...

love your birds! When i hit a slump-i'll often hit an antique mall-something usually jogs an idea of a project or just inspires me to go home and create.

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Angella Dee said...

I have found this to be the most effective practice for motivating myself when in a creative slump. I clear my art table. Then set out some paints, a container of water, my brushes and my journal or watercolour pad - all ready to sit down and begin at any time. walking past it several times it a day - it calls to me to sit down and just quickly draw or paint something. As I sit down I find myself hours later having fun and thinking - hey wait - I was supposed to be doing a 10 minute thing here!!!! :)

Angella Dee said...

oops I forgot to include my email: craftyad@gmail.com

Sarah Hogan said...

How generous of you Jodi. Your classes and teaching is wonderful. The biggest tip I have learnt is there are not mistakes in art. Its hard to get of grip of at first, but its true, if mistakes weren't made nothing would be learned. BTW I love your dirty birds.

Shyan said...

Hi Jodi,
A tip I once heard was not to critique your work until you see it with fresh eyes the next day!
It is so true, sometimes I think to myself, "Did I create that?"haha. Looking forward to working with you, I LOVE BIRDS !!

shyan3@bigpond.com

Angel's Way said...

I would so love to be in a class you are teaching. I love all the JOY you deliver.

Beckie Holso said...

I don't think "motivation" is usually a problem for me... it's TIME - I have so many things on my plate that I HAVE to do and there's never enough time left over to do all the things I WANT to do.

Veronica Reynolds said...

I just love the crazy birds and would love to do the course with you. Thank's

lynnknoone said...

I have just recently retired and am following my dream! I am so drawn to your style, and would love to win a place in your class! Thanks for the opportunity!

Carol said...

To motivate myself I put on rock-n-roll loud and start cleaning my desk. It usually does the trick. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in your class !

Jackie P Neal said...

oh poo! I missed the Tuesday!
Anyway,my tip is to listen to a few meditations and just swirl color around on a piece of paper,just to get my muse interested and then,watch out- she goes all out!
hugs,Jackie

Marsha Hahn said...

Just cleaning off my table usually starts the juices flowing. My favorite thing about your work is the use of color.

Pam B said...

My favorite tip is repeating a color to tie a series together. What a difference it makes! Would so love to win this class. I loved inspiration wednesday classes. Always learn something new!!!!!

paintergal said...

Brushes tips....oh how I love when I can get a new brush that feels good in my hands!

Still glowing from taking your workshop in Stamford CT, you are an amazing instructor, and so talented!!!!!

Rita Wege said...

I learned to use a calligraphy pen to add fine details. Perfect since I have lots of acrylic ink that I can use. Would love to win the flirty bird class. xo

Tina Beaumont said...

Hi Jodi - I have already signed up for Dirty Flirty Birds - wouldn't miss it for anything! I love your tip about repeating colours to help tie a series/painting together. I also love your fearless use of black in your work. I look at my photos or sign up to a new class to get myself motivated when I am in a slump.

Gloria J Zucaro said...

okay, it is Wednesday and I am still getting the Tuesday post! Did you pick the winners? Hope I won something! :>)

Jennifer said...

My favorite thing to do when I'm in a creative is to clean out me studio!!! Finding piles of unfinished artwork or a stash of beads, blank canvases, etc is a great way to get motivated. 90% of the time, when I'm in the 'slump of creativity' i find myself finishing a huge pile of unfinished pieces. Its both a catharsis and rewarding process!

Moe Par said...

I do one of a couple of things:
-I check out some videos on youtube
-look over some reference photos or some new image references for artists
-or get together with some other artist friends, with a canvas in hand, & we all start on something.
One of those three will usually get me motivated

Jodi Ohl said...

Thank you everyone for posting your comments, I loved reading them all! I posted the winners,I appreciate all the shares and excitement around the class! Thank you again!