My Lifebook 2014 Artwork

This video includes small clips of my Life Book 2014 Artwork to date. The class is a year long and I will posting more videos as I complete ten lessons. LifeBook is a class hosted by Tamara Laporte. She’s a wonderful artist who invites over 20 artists from around the globe to teach a class.

Find her on www.willowing.org/life-book 2014/

Lifebook 2014 Teachers

Its been great fun learning new journaling techniques and I will be passing along my favorites to you. Stay tuned… Have a fun day! Hugs xo

Art Journal Around The World by Julissie

Twenty Ladies have now signed up for Journal Around The World. Our Journal will travel all over the United States, Canada, Australia, & New Zealand. I’m super excited for our journal to see the world. The Journal will spend sometime with each of these wonderful ladies while they place a part of themselves on the pages. This is a super exciting project.

“Gifts of Imperfection” Brene Brown Week 6 My Art Journal Entry by xo Julissie

My final week in my Art Journal for the Brene Brown E-Course. I decided to video my journal entry. I decided to keep it simple for those that just needed a simple way of adding quick color and design to their journal entry. I will be posting pictures of my finished pages later this week with my feeling on this week’s topic and what it means to me.
Next week I embark on a new journey with another favorite…
Julia Cameron and “The Artist’s Way” This book is a wonderful way to transition from Brene’s e-course. I look forward to this next chapter and I hope you will join me. Follow along and feel to free to friend me on facebook . I developed a private group called Gifts of Imperfection” Continuing the Healing after Brene Brown’s E-Course. We have 33 members and we welcome anyone who is looking for a loving/supportive place.
Chat soon…hugs xo Julissie

“Gifts of Imperfection” Brene Brown E-Course Lesson 4 & 5 Continuing The Journey

Well as the weeks have gone by I have found myself going through a creative transformation. While I’m practicing authenticity and cultivating gratitude I have been faced with something else…Creative Block.

I’m a part of a smaller Facebook group ( approx. 365 members). The common discussion is that most of us started to fall behind. We all have different reasons for not checking in and completing assignments. Some personal, others because of the busy-ness of our lives. What ever the reason I ‘ve come to a very important part of this journey.

Although I believe in the healing aspects of journaling, there is one key thing keeping us from having a productive day. We need to write more. We need to truly journal. Reminiscing over old photographs can stir up some pretty intense emotions. What do we do once we are there, feeling vulnerable? Some of us will close the book, chuck it in the box, linger with it for a while, smile, cry, laugh, share it with others. So we paste it in our journal, draw cute flowers around it, include a sweet quote, and then?

And then…that’s the part we need to work on. Through the teachings of Julia Cameron I’m learning some important tools to get me moving forward after the course is over.

I’m starting a new group. We have 32 members so far. It’s for those of us continuing on this journey after the Brene Brown E-Course is over.

I’ll share these lessons within a 12 week spread. Look for my postings in the coming weeks about moving forward.  In the mean time if I could give you one piece of advice…Write.

Keep a notebook near your bed. When you get up in the morning, grab your journal and write. There doesn’t need to be any rhyme or reason, no editing…. just write. By doing this you clear your mind of all those things weighing you down and it allows you to open your mind to experiencing the full joy of the little things we sometimes take for granted.

Until then…Hugs xo Julissie

xo Julissie Mixed Media Final Video

This is the last video in the series where I go thru and show you step by step how I do a mixed media piece. Thanks for taking time and watching. I hope you enjoyed them. If you have any questions about techniques, products I use, etc. message me. If you create something send me a picture. I’d love to see it! I hope you have a super fun weekend. Grab the kids and play a little. Maybe you don’t have children, well allow yourself some playtime too!
Get creative, Get Messy, and Have Fun! Hugs, xo Julissie

Whimsical-i-cious Mixed Media & Art

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