Sunday, January 31, 2016

...start in February???

Here's a little snippet of my February art page.

Are you looking to dive into more lettering and colorful art?? If you haven't joined us already, how about starting your 2016 journal with the new FEBRUARY LESSON right now??!! Who gives you 48 videos for the WHOLE YEAR for $75??!!!! That would be me, Joanne Sharpe!

We are making some awesome alphabets and art in this class. Sign up at the link below for INSTANT ACCESS. SIGN UP HERE AND NOW WITH IMMEDIATE ACCESS!

This fun and peppy video will get you pumped to start!  Doesn't this make you want
 to gather your supplies and join us?

Thursday, January 7, 2016

....Coming to WhimSoDoodle in February....

Hello friends!  Happy happy New Year!  I'm buttoning up my early 2016 schedule and will be all over the place making art with paint, pens and paper, doodles and letters and threads and fabric.  

My first stop is 
February 5-6, 2016 

Here's the link for all the info.  
Give them a call to register, we're going to have a ridiculously FUN weekend! 
DOODLE, LETTER, COLOR and STITCH!


Stay tuned for more news and details about my 
upcoming 2016 travels 
to California, Oklahoma, Florida, Chicago, Salt Lake City and more!


Sunday, December 13, 2015

...excited to share!



Hello friends!  I wish you the the most happy of happiest Holidays to YOU!!
I'm really excited to share with you my NEW WEBSITE!  Check it out here.  I love that all my activity is in one place and that things are a little easier to find.   Still working on some little things, but I hope you'll visit and take a look around.


...our ARTFULLY INSPIRED LIFE 2016...

I'm really most excited about the upcoming 2016 ARTFULLY INSPIRED LIFE CLASS that starts on January 1, 2106.  This is the third year of creating an heirloom art journal with a  fabulous group of enthusiastic artist who have already signed up.  If you haven't joined us yet, it's going to be the BIGGEST and BEST yet!!  Watch my fun video and check out the details below.  I hope you'll come and play with us!

ALL NEW for the NEW YEAR!
Artfully Inspired Life 2016
with Joanne Sharpe
$75 for 12 giant months of art and letter making!
(It’s just $6.25 a month to feed your creative soul!)
Get your seat and supply list with INSTANT ACCESS

LESSONS START January 1, 2016
THIS 12 MONTH CLASS gets better every year and 2016 will include:

  • 48 BIG JAM PACKED VIDEOS! (4 videos each month)
  • 24 ART THEMED daily journaling pages with grids and creative designs
  • 12 INSPIRATIONAL ART illustration lessons mastering the “art of the word”.
  • 12 MIXED MEDIA TECHNIQUE pages exploring new ideas every month.
  • And, wait for it…….a 12 NEW ALPHABET LESSONS, one new every month to “SHARPE-N” your personal lettering skills! 
  • TEACHER CRITIQUE! In addition to monitoring, commenting and enjoying your posted work in the networking groups, Joanne will offer one personal email coaching sessions for EACH STUDENT during the year. Yes, she is CRAZY for her students! 
  • Monthly ARTSTUFF PRIZE DRAWINGS with great giveaways!
  • New ART FRIENDS networking groups in the classroom and a private Facebook page.
  • Class is hosted on the Ruzuku platform. When you register, you will be invited to join the class then set up your own personal email and password for easy, in and out access every time.
  • CLASSROOM REMAINS OPEN WITH FOREVER ACCESS! Create at your own pace, on your own time to make a gorgeous art journal to cherish.
I hope you’ll join us for a fabulous New Year filled with awesome art and friendship!



Wednesday, November 4, 2015

...come play with Jane and me!!! There's a big giveaway too!!!



So excited for this workshop to start tomorrow!  The art is incredible.  Combine beautiful imagery, sassy quotes and a new alphabet with TWO teachers, and you're in heaven!  (In USD it's $37.50 for each teacher!  That's just nuts!) You can join now and follow along with us in real time.  Head on over to Jane's BLOG for the giveaway details.  You really don't want to miss this class, as Jane says WE NAILED IT!!!
See you there!  Here's the link: REGISTER NOW!





Thursday, October 22, 2015

...mixed media fabric play

Have you seen this yet?  
My sweet friend Rebekah Meier recently launched an incredible mixed media art and fabric line of products.  She's taken all the guess work out of sizing, substrates and materials to create creative mixed media textile art.  These products are easily available at JoAnn Fabrics and Micheals Stores nationwide.  The Fabric Elements collection includes pre-cut fabric, stencils, paper, wools, flags, banners and more.
Show here is my favorite product in the line,   the tone on tone white fabric that I painted with DyeNaFlow dyes.  In preparing this mini quilt I painted a flower image over the words and the messages instantly appeared!  It was like a treasure hunt!


I then used my new BERNINA Q20 machine to free motion quilt aaround the images with a gold thread.  As I completed each step, the visual actually appears THREE layers on a single fabric, you see 1)  the white lettering, 2) the painted flowers and then 3) the free motion stitching outlines.


You know how much i love COLOR, so I added Rebekahs dotted fabric as a border.  
It really is nice and straight!!

Head on over to FABRIC ELEMENTS and check out the entire line. 
 Visit Rebekah's blog for tons of fun ideas
 and enjoy her beautiful art work, she's amazingly talented.  
So proud of you Rebekah and your incredible vision!!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

....do you like FREE STUFF???

How about a FREE ONLINE LETTERING CLASS??? No, I mean it, really FREE!!

Let's get whimsical!!  With gratitude and appreciation for making my book "The Art of Whimsical Lettering" a best seller I have just launched an ABSOLUTELY FREE online class with my book.  For the next 12 months (October 2015-September 2016) I will prepare video lessons straight from the pages of the book. Do you love it??!!  Come on and join us in "The Art of Whimsical Lettering Book Club"!! 

Whether you are one of my fabulous friends and students (from online classes or other teaching venues) or a brand newbie to the craft of hand lettering, you'll find oodles of new ideas as we explore the pages of the book with fun projects on video.  If you have my book you are ready to go!  

The class is hosted on Ruzuku.com with all of my other online classes.  Simply click on this link to enroll.  You just need to enter your email and a password and you're in!
 THE ART OF WHIMSICAL LETTERING BOOK CLUB FREEEEE online class!  

Pick up a copy purchase for someone as a GIFT!!  Order your book on Amazon and join us for a year long celebration of transforming our own handwriting into a personalized hand lettering style.  
GET THE BOOK!

See you in the the Club!
joanne