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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Fun Has Begun! Art, Black Friday Specials and MORE!

It's that time again!  Turkey Day is almost here! Prepare yourself for fun around the dinner table--I can only imagine the conversations that we are all in store for with our beloved family members this year!   Better bring extra Turkey Cocktails :)))) 

Seriously, thank you guys for all that you do-following me on the blog for all these years as well as for all the encouragement along the way!   Would you believe that this blog is 10 years old this year???  Holy cow!  

I'm grateful beyond words!  Many thanks..many thanks!   With that said--here are some of the Black Friday treats I have in store for you this year.  (If you are a newsletter subscriber, there just may be some extra EXTRA bonuses!!  If you aren't one yet-be sure to sign up today!  

Black Friday Specials:

Creative Workshop-  Sale prices:  11/23-11/29/2016

Zen Painting:  Save big!  Regular 109 now $95

Dirty Flirty BirdsSuper Special!  40% off!  Regular 99.00  Now $59.40

All other workshops, 30% including:

Colourarte    Sale prices valid  11/23-11/29/2016 

·         Texturize This

Let's end this post with a fun giveaway!!   

Last July, I had the honor to work with Mary Beth Shaw, Nathalie Kalbach, and Gina Rossi Armfield at Art Journaling Live 3 at the Great American Scrapbook Convention. Boy did we have fun!  4 different approaches to art journaling, tons of laughs,lots of creating went on between all of us and our fantastic audience of students.     This event is now available on DVD  but for one lucky blog follower of mine...well this fun dvd could be yours!  But wait...there's more!!

 I also have one brand spankin' new set of 24 water colors for that same winner...I love these water colors as they are highly pigmented and the biggie...affordable!   Both of these items together are valued at just under 100.00! Wahooohoo!  What a great way to start off the holiday season!!

How to win this giveaway?   How about tell me something you are grateful for this year.  We could all use a dose of positivity along with creativity!   Leave a comment for an entry,  share this post and come back and let me know you shared with your friends and followers and you can get one extra entry. PLEASE be sure to leave your email so I can contact you.  I'm a pretty good detective but it takes a lot of time to hunt folks down needlessly :)))  xoxo

**Winner will be chosen at Random on Wednesday, November 30th.******

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your friends and family!  

 Please keep checking the blog over the next several weeks! I have tons of great things coming up that I think you will LOVE :) 

 Drop by my Etsy shop if you are in the neighborhood!!  Tons of great items available in all price ranges for you or the art lover  in your family!


Paula Hardesty said...

I sooo grateful for the health of my family and friends. So grateful that I have found so many wonderful artists and teachers. Especially you Jodi. I am grateful for all that you have shared with us and helped me through some ugly days. Art (of course along with my family) get me through life. It makes me happy and joyous when I create. People who understand that you just have to CREATE or you will explode are my favorite kind of people. There are some in my life that don't understand because they have no passion themselves. It is very sad. On a more positive note - here is to another year of being inspired by everything around me. I am so grateful!!!

Rebecca Tilinski said...

Many changes are possible in the days to come, but nothing can diminish the impact of artists like you, artists who nurture all of us. You, and others in your circle, encourage art everywhere, and you have made my life better. Thank you!

Medlenart3 said...

I am thankful for a happy, creative life. I am thankful for my family, friends and those who inspire creativity in me. Thank you for being one of those people.

Jackie P Neal said...

Happy Thanksgiving Jodi!!
Thank you so much for this chance as well as all of the other discounts you are offering!
This Thanksgiving I am counting my blessing and giving thanks and gratitude that I have two very healthy,happy and productive sons,who have both found love and joy in their lives!
I am also thankful for a wonderful supportive husband and a great dog,and almost perfect health.
Sending blessings to you, your family and all of your readers!
Jackie ")

april dawn said...

I'm grateful to God for continually working in our family.
I was just looking at this DVD the other day and it looks like such fun. Congrats on your 10 yrs. I've bought 2 of your classes and they are so much fun. Adlopez77(at)gmmail(dot)com

april dawn said...

Oh and I gladly shared!

Lori Lewis said...

Happy Thankgiving Jodi!
I'm so thankful for my family and beyond grateful for my life. I am so thankful for the opportunities I have to create art and the amazing teachers like you that share your gifts with the world. Making art has transformed my life and gives me so much joy.
Congratulations on your 10 year celebration!

TesoriTrovati said...

I am grateful that I was able to have a gallery exhibit of my own this year. It helped me grow in so many ways as an artist, to dig deeper and find what I truly feel I am meant to create. That exploration led me to finding you, Miss Jodi, and your classes and art. I would really like to immerse myself more into this process so I am grateful for fabulous teachers like you and Donna Downey and others who share their knowledge so willingly and help encourage others like myself to really experience all that you can. So I thank you.
Enjoy the day!

Unknown said...

I am so blessed i hardly know where to begin, famliy,friends etc. Too numerous thank you Universe!

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Carol Dunn said...

I am grateful for my 2 year old great nephew, who calls me "Titi" because he can't say Auntie! He finds such great joy in every little thing, and loves to say "I did it!" I can't wait to introduce him to the puppy I am getting on December 23! Toddlers and puppies, it doesn't get any better than that! Carol Dunn

Gail Brule' said...

I am so very grateful for my husband. He is my rock. Without him I'm not sure how I would have survived the devastating loss of our son 4 years ago. I am also grateful for my grandchildren - they are joys beyond measure! And, if not for my art journals - I would have been unable to process all the varied emotions of the last four years. Finally, I am thankful to God for giving me all these resources and the strength to not only survive, but at last begin to thrive on the other end of a long journey to healing. Life is a miracle that I do not take for granted!!

Gail Brule' said...

Oh, and, I forgot to give my email:

Ginnie Hebert said...

I am thankful for soooo many things-family, friends--and that I'm now retired after 30 years as an elementary teacher­čśä!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Debbie said...

I'm thankful for my family, good health, and a safe place to live.
Happy Thangsgiving to you!
djanelle at austin dot rr dot com

Anonymous said...

I am thankful that my husband supports my desire to learn new areas of art all the time.

nikki_the_knitter on instagram

Edie said...

I am grateful for paint. It lets me work out my frustrations and teaches me new things.


suzieq23 said...

I am so thankful for my wonderful family who are happy, healthy and the loves of my life. I cannot imagine life without them. Time passes by so quickly these days and I am so thankful for every minute I get to spend with them.

suzieq23 said...

Jodi, I shared your post on my FB page for all my friends to enjoy.
Thanks for this opportunity. Happy Thanksgiving and the holidays to follow.

Carolyn Cook said...

I am grateful for several cancer survivor friends. Bostonbakedbeads(at) aol(dot)com

blt said...

Grateful for the freedoms we have and for having good health this time of year. Grateful for the small things that make me smaile

blt said...

Shared on FB and blog how awesome you are!!! Love my quite time painting

Casey said...

I am grateful for my family, friends,my great job, and my health. My life would not be complete without creating art and I'm very thankful for all those who inspire me to continue to create.

Casey said...

Shared link on Facebook.

Jean said...

I have so much to be grateful for. We have a roof over our heads and food on the table. Both of my children are grown and married. Each owns a home and all work good jobs! We are most thankful for the new granddaughter who will be arriving next April. It means more trips between Michigan and Phoenix but that is ok. I am thankful for the opportunities to grow and learn and thank you for your inspiration! Happy Thanksgiving!

Jean said...

Shared on fb!!

Jacque Chinnery said...

I am always grateful for my children and my 14 grandchildren, but this year I was able to come to Maryland to see my son and his family for Thanksgiving. Additionally, I have seen my granddaughter who lives in Fairfax, Virginia, and my sister and her son. What a great trip! I go home tomorrow. This is a special trip for me because I haven't seen them for three years.

Jacque Chinnery said...

I am always grateful for my children and my 14 grandchildren, but this year I was able to come to Maryland to see my son and his family for Thanksgiving. Additionally, I have seen my granddaughter who lives in Fairfax, Virginia, and my sister and her son. What a great trip! I go home tomorrow. This is a special trip for me because I haven't seen them for three years.

Jacque Chinnery said...

Shared on Facebook!

Lindy said...

Truly grateful I am able to bring my special needs pup to the shop with me every day.♡

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Tammy said...

I'm grateful for my amazing family (including my four legged babies), a job I love and time to create everyday! stvan3 at

Gayle Gartin said...

Hi Jodi
I am very grateful for the blessed life I have been given. Every aspect of my life is rich beyond words. In this world we live innwith si much suffering I thank you for having us all focus on gratitude. Sharing.

Lillian said...

I am grateful as I found the right relationships with my team of physicians. I have had excellent care and they saved my life!

jennerwren said...

I am SO grateful that I belong to a family who truly loves each other. God has blessed me with so many wonderful days!