Saturday, March 10, 2012

soooo Letter Loved!

My goodness February was a whirlwind!  I officially launched my first online class LETTER LOVE 101: Art Journals, an art journaling class with a focus on lettering.  It is a huge success with hundreds of creative souls from around the world, coming together to "letter better" and stretch their artistic muscles.  
At the end of the class, my very talented student Ginny Markley, presented me with this tribute artwork.  I was touched beyond words.  Isn't it an amazing illustration?  it even looks like me!  Ginny mailed me the original, such a treasure.


Letter Love 101 never ends, it has forever access! Since the class is officially "OPEN" anyone can register at any time.  The class is self paced with 29 lessons. Current students are enjoying the lessons, taking their time and lingering on the daily assignments.  We have a very active (LIVE!), supportive network of art friends sharing every day on Facebook, Flickr and Yahoo. 
...if you are curious about this class, here's what the Letter Love students are saying... 
 I am so proud of all the fabulous masterpieces coming out of this class.  There are so many talented "letterers", this post would be 90 miles long if i could feature them all.  Students come from many skill levels and areas of creativity, beginners to experts, scrappers, artists, mixed media and more.  Right now there are 2000 incredible hand lettered images on the Letter Love class Flickr site, it's so inspiring!  It's a wonderful reference of creative energy.
You'll just have to join the class to experience that inspiration in our Flickr group 

Enjoy this very little sampling of some student work created from the class.
LETTER LOVE STUDENT ART GALLERY:


Deona Paine


Denise Smith

Gail Lieurance

Jen Lynnie

Juli Elgin










Rachel Markus

Ramsey Alexander


There are hundreds more of these beautiful pages, and i wish i could share every single one!  I am so proud.  Thank you to my new art friends for making this class a hit.  As we celebrate our love of lettering and colorful journaling, i am looking forward to continuing this artful journey with you.

Stay tuned for more online workshops coming soon in April and June!  






42 comments:

  1. Nobody does it better than you, my friend - best class EVAH.
    xoxo

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  2. Awesome post Joanne! Seriously, if you're reading this and you haven't signed up for the class you gotta "Just Do It!"

    Linda

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  3. I have just started the class - 3 lessons in. Joanne, I am just SO excited to have access to your knowledge and talent. I haven't gotten on the boards yet, but will. Even what you just posted here is amazingly inspirational. Can't wait to dig in deeper! :)

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    1. Take your time Jan! The class is open forever. Enjoy the moments.

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  4. This class has been very liberating!!THANKYOU Joanne.

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  5. SO. MUCH. FUN. So easy, and just delightful to do. DO IT!

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  6. I just started it too, and it's GREAT!!!

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  7. I still haven't done every class...I just pick an choose what I feel like doing today. That's the nice thing about online classes, you learn at your own pace. I've found this class to be such a confidence booster! I'm trying things I've always wanted to try but was afraid to try. But because Joanne has broken it down into baby steps it isn't so over whelming. If you've always wanted to improve your writing...this is the class!

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    1. Glad you are fitting it into your life the way it works for you………...

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  8. thank you so much joanne....what an honor to be on YOUR blog! ever grateful to you and is it April yet???

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    1. Love your energy in this class Kelly! xooxox

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  9. Joanne.... thank you! thank you! for sharing your love of lettering...and for including my art on your blog! I'm so honored... and letter loved! You're the best!

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  10. It is awesome...and it just keeps on going :-) So cool to be part of the class, to learn so much, and to be inspired both by you and all the other wonderful students.

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  11. Joanne - still enjoying the class. It's wonderful - it loosens me and builds my confidence at the same time. February was a busy month so I'm only doing lesson 9 - love the circles and hope to do some this week! Fantastic, fun, stress free class!!!

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    1. Happy that it is fitting into your life when you can enjoy!

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  12. I am planning on signing up for this class ASAP. I have absolutely NO skills thought :( I hope to be doing great things like this by the time I am finished!

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    1. Hope you join us, we have so much fun!

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  13. so awesome! Still working my way through but so happy to have joined!

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    1. So glad you are creating with us Lisa….

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  14. Joanne, I am so honored to be included on YOUR blog!! You led the way for us to LEAP into new lettering adventures in this fabulous class. I am still absorbing your videos this month. Thank you for being the BEST at what you do so you can share your talents with us! Hugs to you for continuing to inspire us everyday!!! :)

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    1. You are so very talented Gail, it's MY privilege to have your in class sharing your beautiful art. xoox

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  15. I didn't get to start the class on time and am only on lesson 10 but I am loving it. It is wonderful to see all these examples. I wish I had hours to just letter. You have made it an obsession. lol

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    1. Take you time Rita! That's the fun of this class, it's open forever and you can enjoy every moment at your own pace. Have fun!

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  16. Wow! Such talents - every piece is FABULOUS. Congratulations on your first online class - looking forward to your future workshops!

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  17. These are some amazing, gorgeous, inspiring, slightly intimidating pages!! Thank you for sharing. I better get to work! I'm on Lesson 4 and am already having a blast.

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    1. Remember to just enjoy the moments Lorinda, and have FUN!

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  18. I LOVED it, Joanne! Thank you so much, I learned so much and am so proud of the art and journals I am creating. It makes my heart happy!!!
    xo

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  19. CONGRATULATIONS on such a successful class, Joanne! WOW, we're blown away by all the gorgeous, vibrant, inspiring hand-lettered masterpieces that have come out of this class! Each stunning piece brings a smile.
    I've just published a short ARTicle about your class with links to your site at our online art magazine Creative Gypsy. Hope you enjoy it. Thank you for continuing to Inspire Creative Adventures!
    Warm regards from Oz,
    Suzana
    www.creativegypsy.net

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  20. I am so inspired by the post. I need to step up my lettering. This class is definetly on my to do list. The work displayed here - EVER SINGLE student did something amazing. A nod to the teacher and the student. WOW!

    KUDOS to you ALL!!
    Courtenay

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  21. Ditto!!! Ditto!!! The Letter Love 101 Class is TOTALLY Awesome. Joanne is wonderful.

    On our last day of the class (Feb. 29)...keep in mind...being a complete "Newbie" to the lettering world, I, too, made a little 'present' for you Joanne...here is the url to view it:

    http://peaceloveandpugs.blogspot.com/2012/02/letter-love-101-online-class-completed.html

    I immediately signed up for your next class, too - and can not wait for it to begin!

    Until then,
    Joan

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  22. I love the art! It's very creative...You really have the talent. :)I wish I could have too

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  23. I think the name, Whimspirations says it all. Wonderful expressions of love!

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