January 24, 2013

Pretty in Pink!

"Imagine" from a Healing Journal

When it comes to finding interesting color palettes that catch My Muse's wandering attention, sometimes stopping to take a look back actually helps to propel me "forward"!

Little Bird

A few days ago in an attempt to lure my sleeping Muse into action, I emptied my closet of art journals long finished and filed away. As I opened book after book, I found a few pages that I really enjoyed creating, stood back and "observed". I asked two questions:  What was it that I loved about those pages? and, Why did they pique my interest?

Old Journals + Color + Memories = Inspiration!

As I studied the open books, details from two particular pages, caught my eye. Lovely hues of pinks and shades of oranges spilled from those pages and into the room. Suddenly My Muse smiled in delight! Of course, she whispered: "They're pretty in pink!"

May your day be filled with sparks of inspiration!

January 17, 2013

Color Fix!


During the past few days, I've had an opportunity to slip into my little studio for some much-needed art time. I have a confession: "My name is Terri, and I'm addicted to color!" LOL! In my humble opinion there's nothing like a good dose of highly saturated color to brighten spirits on a gray winter day.

I'm preparing to shoot the videos for my "21 Secrets Art Journaling Workshop", and I've rediscovered the joy of making backgrounds - the brighter, the better! "Golden" fluid acrylics are my "color drugs of choice". Although they're a bit expensive, they're well worth the price and are a good investment. A very little color goes an extremely long way and provides wonderful, rich results every time.


During one of my "21 Secrets Workshop" videos, I'll share a few tricks for making quick, luscious backgrounds. Recently, I've had a few questions regarding the workshops:  Yes! There are 21 teachers participating, and they're from all over the world.  Yes! You'll have access to all of the video lessons and all 21 teachers for a solid year for the $59 price! Additionally, you get to "pick and choose" your classes on your own time - watch and learn at your own pace. There's a Facebook page too for lots of support and camaraderie.

Click here or on my sidebar's workshop button, it will take you right to the "21 Secrets Workshop" website so you can learn more. All 21 teachers are listed along with the names of their respective classes. What an amazing bargain! If you register through my "links", I'll receive a little credit and would truly appreciate your support!

May your day be filled with colorful fun!

January 11, 2013

"21 Secrets" - An Invitation!

For the past few months I've had to keep lots of delicious secrets about this year's "21 Secrets" Art Journaling Workshop to myself. Today's the day we can finally shout it from the rooftops: Registration is open and all 21 teachers and classes have been announced! Whoo-Hoo!

As a matter of fact, I'm so excited, I'm presenting you with a "personal invitation" to join the fun!

I'm over the moon about being included in this year's teaching staff, and can't wait to share my ideas and some of my techniques. Please click here to learn more about this year's workshop, or click on the workshop button that's posted on my sidebar.

Many wishes and blessings for a creative journey!

January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!


It's a beautiful New Year . . . . one that's shiny and brand new. It's a New Year filled with wonderful possibilities that are laying before me like a string of lustrous pearls waiting to be worn to a fabulous party.

That being said, I wanted my first piece of this wonderful year to be particularly meaningful. Last year was a year filled with countless trials, personal challenges and sacrifices. However, it was also filled with many lessons and innumerable blessings.

So, as I hung my brand-new 2013 calendar, I uttered a silent prayer. My first piece of the New Year reflects my deepest thoughts: I truly believe (with all my heart) that each day of this New Year will be blessed with promise. I believe that every hour and each minute will hold a special blessing. I believe in the joy of family, and I believe that many happy memories will fill this year with the sound of laughter and the camaraderie of friends.

May your New Year unfold with countless blessings and joyful moments!

PS: The first thing that I'm looking forward to in 2013 is my opportunity to teach in the on-line Workshop "21 Secrets"! These awesome classes will go on sale later this month. Click here for more information and to sign up for the email newsletter or go to the "21 Secrets" button on my sidebar! Happy 2013! Let the fun begin!