Blog Hop and Giveaway • New Map Stencils by Jill Berry

Oh I have a special treat today!  YOU have a chance for a special preview of artist Jill Berry’s new Stencils from Artistcellar. All you have to do is leave a comment below and at the end of the blog hop I will randomly choose a winner from those who commented.
I was sooo excited to be considered for this blog hop! I absolutely adore maps and have been a fan of Jill Berry’s work, so when I saw the stencils, I was so excited! They are MAP themed!!!  Needless to say, I had a blast creating with them!!  I shared them in my Magical Mapping workshop  and the feedback was great. They are very versatile, and sparked the creativity of my students!
Below is a piece I made and incorporated the stencils. The designs are really unique and fit right in. I used brown pens and white gel pens to give it a scratchy look and show all the details in the stencils. They added that final touch of detail and interest to my pages, spurring ideas and spinning me into a world of ships, compasses  and journeys, mapped out amongst my pages.
You can find these stencils at Artistcellar:  http://www.artistcellar.com/stampstencil/acSignatureSeries.html
The official name of the stencils are:  Artistcellar Signature Series Map Art by Jill K Berry.
The individual stencil names are:
082 Angel Cartouche
083 Global Compass Rose
084 Bloomin’ Cartouches
085 Sunny Compass Rose
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For a chance to win Jill’s K. Berry’s set of four new stencils by Artistcellar please comment below!

Check out the artists below in the blog hop! Comment on their posts as well to increase your chance of winning these creative stencils:

Up next:
May 14th – Jill K Berry – www.jillberrydesign.com
Be sure to check out these artists blogs and use of the stencils! Really inspiring pieces! 
May 9th – Artistcellar  www.artistcellar.com/wp
May 11th – Jane Davenport  http://janedavenport.com/
May 12th – Orly Avineri http://oneartistjournal.com/
Thanks for visiting! It was a joy to have the chance to play with such creative stencils and share!
~Happy Creating!


Special Announcement! Southern California Class!

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So excited to announce the opportunity to offer my Magical Mapping Class TWICE in APRIL! Im heading to SoCal and so excited to announce my class will be held in beautiful sunny Redondo Beach at the lovely home of the amazing artist and teacher,  Orly Avineri.

Wont you join us? 

Southern California:

Wednesday, April 9th from 2-4:30, Curtis Ave. Apt.3, Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Please Email Orly Avineri to reserve your spot in California: orlyavineri@gmail.com

Oregon:

Saturday, April 12th from 11am-1:30pm

Imagine Coffee, Corvallis

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Cost is $25 Please email me for your class materials list

Please Email me to reserve your spot in Oregon: rachelurista@gmail.com 

Any questions about the content of this class and material list please email Rachel at: rpeterson523@gmail.com or rachelurista@gmail.com

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Can’t wait to see you at one of these classes! Until then, Happy Journaling! 

Hot Off the Press!! And FREE Book Giveaway!

“14 Artist Journals” is finally here!!  
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A few words from the Author, Orly Avineri:

14 Artist Journals is a wondrous grouping of journal pages from fourteen impassioned individuals. In it I reveal the delicate worlds of creative types for whom visual journaling had become a spiritual practice, an honest and raw expression of who they are. The book sustains my belief that all individuals have the capacity to make changes that are needed in their lives through the act of creating and to find new ways to advance their physical, emotional, and relational well-being. It makes known that art journaling is most definitely one such way.

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I simply can’t wait to have this book in my hands. It is filled to the brim with 14 different artists personal journal pages. I am honored to be one of the 14 artists included, as it is truly a unique and amazing peek at lush, colorful, inspirational, thought-provoking pages from our personal journals.

Check out the Artists: Nathalie Nayer, Tracy V. Moore, Erin Faith Allen, Seth Apter, Juliana Coles, Maya Dunsky, Pnina Gold, Jesse Reno, Brian Kasstle, Hana Klos, Gil Avineri, Darcy Ruth Ritzau, and Vered Gersztenkorn.

Head on over to Orly Avineris blog  for more details.  The best place to purchase it is through CreateSpace eStore.

Be sure to check out Orlys blog for a FREE book giveaway Feb. 14th! Leave a thought in her blog post comment box to get a chance to win an inscribed copy of 14 Artist Journals (-: Winner will be announced in the morning of Valentine’s Day, Thursday, Feb. 14.

Introducing…Orly Avineri – ONE Artists Journey- The BOOK – Book Give Away and Blog Hop!

I am so excited to announce my dear friend Orly Avineri’s Book is now available!

Created by from a collection of over four years of artwork in the form of blog posts, “One Artist Journal” is just gorgeous!

The book is lush with colors textures and words that will make you want to curl up with a hot cup of tea and immerse yourself in it. I love to get lost in her artwork, feel the colors and emotions from her blog posts, now I can hold them in my hands in her book. The colorful pages are just as intense as the walls of her warm inviting home, the place of her incredible workshops in Southern California.

What a journey…Looking back some years, who would have thought that a chance meeting while apartment hunting would grow into an honored friendship, one so instrumental in my life; Orly introduced to me the world of art journaling and blogging, which I at first only tentatively approached. Her encouraging words along this time have been priceless, and I cherish our time together, as we are no longer city neighbors!

I also remember distinctly four years ago, Orly saying she was going to create a book of her art. I though “what a wonderful idea!” So when a day came that Orly asked for my technical advice to format her book I said “YES, Yes!!” I am really so happy to apply my design skills to projects that I believe in dearly – projects that can inspire, support and create feelings of love, wonder and add positivity to the world – and this is one of them!  Now, I am truly honored to tell the world Orly Avineri’s book is here! She is not only an inspiration to all artists and all creative types out there, but more than that, she is an inspiration to all, showing us we can follow our dreams 🙂

This is a book to be cherished, as it was made with lots of love and inspiration.
Looking at her blog is a must! Stop by and soak in the richness of her work and see more photos of the book http://oneartistjournal.com/

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You can purchase Orly’s Book at any of these three places:

1. Support Orly best by ordering through her eStore https://www.createspace.com/3868179

2. Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/One-Artist-Journal-Orly-Avineri/dp/1477401415/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1336760543&sr=8-1

3. While attending one of Orly’s wonderful workshops in Southern California.

It is worth mentioning the best place to purchase from is her eStore, where the most proceeds go to the artist herself, the other two produce almost nothing for the creator.  As Kelly Kilmer beautifully stresses: “a couple of bucks vs. Amazon’s pennies.”

Book Giveaway Details: To enter the drawing to receive Orly’s book leave a comment to my post on her blog http://oneartistjournal.com/ . The winner will be announced the next  Friday, May 25.
Blog hop Info! Hop Around! 😀
As a way to support Orly’s Book project we are doing a blog hop! Below is a full list of participants, stop in and visit!

Brian kasstle: apaperbear.wordpress.com

Carla Sonheim: carlasonheim.wordpress.com

Cindy Woods O’Leary: artfuljourneyretreat.blogspot.com

Donna Cetorelli: solegarden.com

Dorit Elisha: lifeasafiveringcircus.blogspot.com

Erin Faith Allen: callofthewildsoul.com

Gina Rossi Armfield: sweetsistergina.typepad.com

Glenda Hoagland: pilgrimsthoughts.blogspot.com

Irene Rafael: irenerafael.blogspot.com

Jane LaFazio: janeville.blogspot.com

jill Berry: jillberrydesign.com/blog

Kelly Kilmer: KellyKilmer.blogspot.com

Liesel Lund: liesel.typepad.com

Monica Moran: thecreativebeast.blogspot.com

Pnina Gold: pearlandroses.wordpress.com

Seth Apter: thealteredpage.blogspot.com

Teesha Moore: teeshascircus.blogspot.com