Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Ticking Them Off...

I've had lots of deadlines looming over me this past month and I've felt a little stressed about it.  But I'm pleased to say that I've been ticking off the tasks on my "To Do" list.

My Life Book 2013 lesson, "Divine Color", is coming up next month and I've been so excited about it.  I've poured my heart out into the lesson and probably given way too much for just a single week class.  But that's the way it all materialized, so I went with it.  Hopefully the Life Bookers will enjoy it!  (The good thing is they get to download ALL the materials and work through them at their own pace.)

This month has also seen 21 Secrets launch and it's been amazing.  There are so many beautiful, courageous, sparkling art journalers circulating through all the amazing workshops.  My offering, "Sparkle-arkle" has been wonderfully popular and every time I log in and see what these amazing artists are producing, I'm humbled and amazed.  Who doesn't love sparkle? 

I have also been working very hard on updating some of my current classes.  I like to keep my offerings fresh and relevant, and as the online art class market place floods more and more with offerings, it's hard to stand out. So in the interest of quality, I decided to pull several of my bigger classes offline at the end of 2012 so I could update them.

This week also saw the launch of my most popular luminescent watercolor technique class "Mastering Twinks".  The feedback from this class last year was amazing, and participants told me that there was just too much good information for such a short time frame.  Many suggested that I stretch the class out to a 3 month offering, others suggested I split it into 2 or 3 separate classes. I took the feedback very seriously, and decided to split the offering into two classes.  This meant reworking everything, adding loads of new materials, and producing lots of new videos.

I'm pleased to say that the first of the new "Mastering Twinks" series, "Twinkling Discoveries", is now open for registration and I'm so humbled by the response after only a couple of days.  I'm still editing video and putting the finishing touches on this class which goes live on July 11th, and I'm beyond excited. My studio is dazzling with Luminarte's Twinkling H2O's and I have so many wonderful projects to share that I'm still trying to decide which ones to include.  I guess we'll see!! 

The second part in the "Mastering Twinks" series is called "Twinkling Expressions", and will go live in the fall of 2013.  Thank you to everyone who has been asking when this class will come back on-line, I appreciate your patience and support.

I am also in the process of updating my "A Taste Of Silks" class, which showcases Luminarte's Silks Acrylic Glaze.  As techniques evolve and Luminarte add to their stunning collection, I like to bring this class up to date.  It is 90% complete and will be opening for registration very soon.  Stay tuned for details.

I have several other wonderful projects in the works, including some collaborations and giveaways, and I'll be making announcements very soon.  In the meantime, here is a little page I did in my Stillman & Birn "Beta" series sketchbook using "Twinkling H2O's", watercolor pencil, and ink. If you're doing Life Book 2013, you'll get to see a little more of this in May.

Registration for both Life Book and 21 Secrets is still open. These programs run right through the year and it's not too late to loose yourself in some AMAZING art journaling workshops.  If you'd like more information, or would like to register for any of my classes, please click here.

Thanks for checking in. xx