Okay, I give. I DID stay in my pajama clothes all day on December 26th. Not the ones I sleep in, the presentable outfit (don't leave the house in it!) that's acceptable in case someone came to the door. It was bliss! just to breathe out a happy sigh reflecting in peace and quiet after hectic days of prep and celebration. I hope you are still following my " 'tis the spirt" artworks on my social media channels, especially Instagram: @joannesharpe. I'm excited to announce that I will be continuing this practice creating inspirational art every week in 2017 called "52 Whimsical Wishes". I can't wait! My brain is buzzing with tons of new creative adventures to share with you this year.
THE BIGGEST, GRANDEST
Artfully Inspired Life™ YEAR YET...
IT'S LAST CALL FOR
THE EARLY BIRD PRICING!
ONLY $68!!! Seriously. ($85 regular price effective 1/1/17) With 12 months, 50+ video lessons, this year's art journaling class will be filled to the brim with so many, ALL NEW whimsical, playful ideas and techniques that you will only get from me. I'm sharing secrets with all my favorite supplies for lettering, journaling, drawing and painting and experimenting. JANUARY LESSON WILL POST ON 1/1/ 2017 at NOON EST. Start your journal when you're ready, create at your own pace and join our encouraging, sharing communities with your awesome art friends. This year will work a little different with less pressure to keep up with daily tasks but to focus on a comfortable, authentic creative journey.
Oh my goodness, I am bursting at the seams and can't wait for you to see what I have planned!
...if you haven't signed up yet, scoot on over to my website
Take a peek at the preview video and get immediate access to the simple supply list into the classroom.
WISHING YOU HAPPY EVERYTHING in the NEW YEAR! Wait until you see the grand ideas I will put in motion this coming year. I'm really looking forward to sharing, inspiring and creating with you in 2017. Sending love and blessings, Joanne Sharpe
It's quite an honor and I am so proud to be a BERNINA Artisan Ambassador. Today I am excited to be featured on the We All Sew Blog with this super simple, fun tutorial to make a sparkly, jingle bell door hanger. All the directions are posted for you to make this little treasure in one afternoon. Head on over to and "stitch your jingle out"!
"...'tis the spirit" and tis' the season to be giving and grateful...I have a GIFT for YOU! Starting December 1st, I will post FREE artful inspirations EVERYDAY for 31 days to share the spirit of the season all month long! That will be 31 little art gems that I'll post on across all my social media channels to celebrate the season. What do you think about that?? I'll see you somewhere every day! <3
It’s going to be an awesome year in our own little art world! Join our fabulous community of creatives as we embark on our FOURTH Annual year long journaling class, Artfully Inspired Life™ 2017. In 2014, 2015 and 2016, thousands of members have created hundreds of pages of lettering, illustrations, journaling and art work to document every day life.
ARTFULLY INSPIRED LIFE™ 2017 WILL FEATURE:
A TREASURE! You'll take great pride in your luscious, personal heirloom art journal filled with memories, reflections, new art ideas and techniques to document your awesome life.
50 EXCLUSIVE VIDEOS! Only available in this workshop, BRAND NEW content and supplies..
FOUR AWESOME VIDEO LESSONS! New adventures each month to celebrate everday life on every journal page.
NEW ART SKILLS! Fill your book to the brim with expression in watercolor and gouache, pen and ink, embossing and collage, markers and colored pencil and more.
NETWORKING GROUPS! Meet your new forever friends in the virtual classroom and on Facebook.
THAT FOREVER ACCESS THING! You love that my classes are always open, and never close. Enjoy the journey and create in real time or at your own pace.
ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME! It's all about exploring and nurturing your creativity.
EARLY BIRD PRICING!Only $68 for the WHOLE YEAR! That's $5.23 a month for an art class with Joanne!
Enjoy FOUR themed video lessons every month
for A WHOLE YEAR January through December!
“Masterpiece Moments”- Artful ideas for journaling, memory keeping, planning and personal reflection.
“Letter Lovin’ Lessons”- Learn to letter better with new alphabets and writing styles to make your art speak.
“Laugh, Paint, Draw, Doodle!”- Energize your skills with a new Painting, Drawing or Doodle Lesson each month making whimsical illustrations with colored pencil, marker, acrylics and new this year, gouache!
“Artist Stash and Secrets”- Joanne will share with you exclusively and demonstrate her favorite tools, supplies and techniques for you to discover new ideas that will elevate your art skills and add sophistication to your projects.
Did you win? Here are the three random winners from my giveaway from my Sew Mama Sew tutorial post. Thanks to all who left so many fun comments! It was fun to see all the whimsical words that everyone shared. I hope to see you stitching or creating in my online classes this summer!
WINNERS! Email me (email@example.com) your mailing address BY JUNE 22, 2016 and we will ship your books right out. Enjoy!
More summer fun! I've had many requests for this class over the years, here it is, enjoy....
Simply fun art journaling for kids and kids at heart ages 6-99...
...it's as simple or sophisticated as you make it!
...new online class...
"ART JOURNALING FOR KIDS and their favorite GROWN UPS"
CLASS RUNS IN REAL TIME July 1-22, 2016 Self paced with forever access with 12 big video lessons to
complete 50 art pages in a Strathmore Visual Journal.
Looking for something fun and creative to do with your favorite kids this summer ? This is a perfect sharing time activity for kids of ALL ages, teens, moms, grandparents, aunts and uncles, teachers, campers, travelers. It works for everyone!
Are you a teen looking for something that's just plain, crazy fun? Make your whimsical journal as simple or sophisticated as you wish!
Are you just a kid at heart? Just come and play! Take this class with us for some daily, summer art fun with simple art supplies to stretch your creative muscles!
Round up your best friends and family and watch the class together on your tablet, phone or computer on ruzuku.com, our class platform.
Don't have a ton of specialty art supplies to try art journaling? Wait until you see the simple supplies we'll use to make these glorious art journals!
Life is so good when you experience your creativity together sharing your personalized art journals titled: "MY ART IS MY STORY" .
Do you just want to GIFT someone this class? Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org and I can set you up!
SIGN UP LINK: REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! $28 (seriously ONLY $28!!!) Upon Paypal payment receipt, you'll get immediate access to the classroom with the supply list.
Hello Whimsical friends! I'm so happy to be featured on the SEW MAMA SEW blog this week with an EXCLUSIVE art sewing tutorial "LOVE NOTES POCKET PILLOW". To celebrate, I also have a book giveaway with the details at the bottom of this post......
Want to know more of my secrets and techniques for making art on fabric with paint and stitching ideas?!! You can register now for my brand new online class PAINT, STITCH, PLAY!
Come and stitch your art out and sign up right here!
WATCH THE VIDEO TO SEE HOW FUN THIS WILL BE......
Class starts June 30th *12 BIG JUICY lessons in real time, June 30-July 15th *FOREVER ACCESS!
Self paced for you to stitch at your leisure
You'll just need a basic sewing machine,
a few simple art and sewing supplies and
an adventurous whimsical spirit to stitch and play!
$49 reg price
$39 LAUNCH PRICE!
For a limited time our pioneer "whimsical stitchers" can join us at this special price
SIGN UP FOR IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO THE SUPPLY LIST IN THE CLASSROOM