Saturday, December 31, 2016

........'tis the spirit day # 31 of 31 (sigh!!!!!!)

...'tis the spirit day # 31 of 31. I did it!!! Watch for new art posts in the new year called
 "Words of Whimsey". 
This has been an honor and a blessing to share 31 days of art with you. 
HAPPY, HAPPY NEW YEAR

Thursday, December 29, 2016

...'tis the spirit...day #29 of 31....



...'tis the spirit....day #29 of 31....on a peaceful snowy day in upstate New York.  Follow me on Instagram!  @joannesharpe

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

...'tis the spirit....day #28 of 31...


...EARLY BIRDING EXTENDED THIS WEEK!!!


JOY AND PEACE
THIS HOLIDAY WEEK

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 

REGISTER RIGHT NOW, RIGHT HERE

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

Sunday, December 25, 2016

...'tis the spirit day #25 of 31

...wishing you and your dear ones a Merry Christmas filled with joy and laughter...
Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, December 22, 2016

Sunday, December 11, 2016

...'tis the spirit...day #11 of 31...

...only 20 more artworks to go!

...stitch your jingle out!

Jingle all the way!  
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"!




Wednesday, November 30, 2016

..." 'tis the spirit "....surprise!




"...'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

Sunday, November 27, 2016

...how about "GIFTING"!

How awesome is this!?? 
Here's a super fun gift 
for your artsy BFFs, friends and family!
... and then treat yourself too! 

It's simple to "GIFT" my online 2017 Artfully Inspired Life™ class (preview at joannesharpe.com) to your BFFs, your friends and family! Share the gift of creativity all year long.

HERE'S HOW TO SEND YOUR GIFT:  
1) Send me a "I'M GIFTING" email to jzsharpe@yahoo.com
2) I'll send you a Paypal invoice for any class you choose to gift.... 
3) Let me know the recipients name, email and date you'd like the class access sent l in the payment NOTES section.
4) A personalized "YOU'RE GIFTED" email will be sent to your recipient in your name with the class access.
5) You're the awesome art hero!

Friday, November 4, 2016

...and we're off!!!!

 ANNOUNCING
Artfully Inspired Life ™ 2017
REGISTER HERE
img_2296It’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!
  1. Masterpiece Moments”- Artful ideas for journaling, memory keeping, planning and personal reflection.
  2. “Letter Lovin’ Lessons”- Learn to letter better with new alphabets and writing styles to make your art speak.
  3. “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!
  4. “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.
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
Get instant access into the classroom and supply list with your Paypal payment
($85 regular price 12/26/16)
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Thursday, June 16, 2016

....Whimsical Stitching BOOK WINNERS!

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 (jzsharpe@yahoo.com) your mailing address BY JUNE 22, 2016 and we will ship your books right out.  Enjoy!


Curious
Make
Create
Ps. Looking forward to the. Class. I think I know what I will be doing this rainy weekend.

WINNER #2: Trish SchroeterJune 2, 2016 at 12:11 PM
I'm so excited I found you! How fun. I teach kids to sew and love inspiring and empowering them to be smart, silly and whimsical. Plus I always use strange words (and lots of sound effects--lol) when explaining things to them like:
Doohickey
Gobbledygook
Hodgepodge 

WINNER #3  OhioLoriJune 1, 2016 at 11:35 PM
My Favorite WHIMSICAL WORDS are SPARKLE! BELIEVE! CHERISH! (Have soooo many more too! giggle...)

Saturday, June 11, 2016

.....hello kids and kids at HEART?? Is that YOU??!!

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: jzsharpe@yahoo.com 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. 



Wednesday, June 1, 2016

...Whimsical Stitching and Sew Mama Sew BOOK GIVEAWAY!!!



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
*FORE
VER 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





WIN A SIGNED COPY OF MY NEW BOOK!  
I'm giving away THREE COPIES of
 "The Art of Whimsical Stitching" 
to THREE lucky winners on June 15th.   
To be entered in the drawing 
LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS POST: 
What are 3 of your favorite WHIMSICAL WORDS? 

Friday, May 27, 2016

..."PAINT, STITCH, PLAY!" my new online class is here!

I couldn't be more excited to open this new ONLINE CLASS and celebrate the techniques and projects 
in my brand new book, 
"The Art of Whimsical Stitching".  
Come and stitch your art out and sign up right here!
LOOK HOW FUN THIS WILL BE......


Class starts June 30th
*12 BIG JUICY lessons in real time, June 30-July 15th
*FORE
VER ACCESS! 
Self paced for you to stitch at your own pace

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

PROJECTS: 
In this class, experiment and exploring art ideas to complete 
THREE AWESOME PROJECTS: 

 whimsical table runner, decorative pillow and art quilt! 

Can't wait to see what you create!