Saturday, 29 November 2014

Word for the Week - Ephesians 1:18


I pray also that the eyes of my heart be enlightened in order that I may know the hope to which you called me, the riches of your glorious inheritance in the saints and your incomparably great power for us who believe.... 
Ephesians 1;18

As you meditate on the scripture and enjoy the image ask and think about the many gifts you have been given, the many challenges you face, and the fruit that will come from the work of your hands. 

Words and images for the week, to bless, encourage and inspire you to be all that you have been called to be. 
What will you do with what you have been given today?


Stay blessed and be a blessing


Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Christmas Fair - Emmanuel Centre! - more giveaways!

It is approaching at a phenomenal rate, as it does each and every year around this time, the reminder that Christmas will soon be here.  Each year I have been taking part in EEC Christmas Fair and will be having a stall selling some of my art and crafts.  It is a really lovely event that ends with a concert. 


There will be a wide variety of stalls, with lots of gift ideas for those who are seeking inspiration and want to get in early with their shopping, lots of tasty treats from the international food court, and activities to keep the whole family engaged.  it is an event not to be missed and you will be able to finish your evening with the Westminster Community Choir and be engaged in so much more.

Venue:
The Emmanuel Centre, 9 -23 Marsham Street, London SW1P 3DW




***Prize Draw***

Come down and say hello!
I will be running a free prize draw for all those who attend the show and sign up to my mailing list.  You could be in for a chance to win a copy of:




It is full of ideas for some lovely things that you can do with the materials that you can collect, and some of the things that you can make are delightful!

I would love to see you at The Fair you will definitely have a lovely time on the day. 

For those of you who won't be able to attend, don't forget the free bonus giveaway that is available for signing up for the 'My Color is Beautiful Art' Course.


I am excited to be able to offer a bonus gift for all those who register HERE for the course.  For everyone who registers here you will receive a free paper and embellishment pack, filled with lots of goodies for you to use as part of my lesson on the course and for any other creative activity that you might have...

I will include in the pack a selection of:

  • Paper ephemera
  • Patterned and hand painted papers
  • Handmade paper
  • Die cuts
  • Ribbons
  • Findings
  • Handmade Stencils
  • Beads and embellishments and more
Once you have signed up via my link I will arrange to have the kit sent out to you before the course begins.

If you have already signed up else where for the course and would like to purchase a paper embellishment kit you will be able to do so from the beginning of next week for $7.50 including P&P.



I will be sharing over the weekend some images of the pack and how you will be able to put the contents into creative use!


Quote Wednesday - Raymond Carver


And did you get what you wanted from this life, even so I did. And what did you want?  
To call myself beloved, to feel myself beloved on this earth....Raymond Carver


Each Quote Wednesday I share a quote with a photograph that I have taken. Quotes can be so inspiring and uplifting it is a good idea to meditate on the words and make a point of saying something encouraging about your life!  Do something great!  

Join me next week for the next inspiring quote and image. Blessings

Monday, 24 November 2014

Barbados Trip and Special Giveaway Bonus!

I have just come back from a couple of weeks away in Sunny Barbados, and just getting my body clock back to a workable routine, I will be sharing more about the trip and the opportunity that blessed us next week, but here is a sneak preview of where we stayed.
Inchcape Villa, home for the week

This was our view every morning.....

Beautiful sea views

and I was visited each morning by this tiny little fellow perched on the back of the chair singing sweet songs, and I guess I did spoil it a little with the sunflower seeds..


Morning birdsong greeting me as I spent time in my journal

And he would come back with his or her friend during our stay.

My regular morning visitor

I will be sharing more about all the things that we got done, but for now I thought with all this rainy weather we are experiencing here in the UK I would shine some light.  I must admit on our last day in Barbados it rained cats and dogs, I guess Barbados cried cause we were returning to the UK:) 
Anyway back to this light.

I am giving away Bonus for signing up HERE to the 'My Color is Beautiful Art' course....
Registration is open!



The course is going to be just what you need to start February 2015 off with a creative kick and here are just some of the things you can expect:
  • 8 wonderful, creative instructors
  • 10 amazing video mixed media main lessons, 1 lesson per week for 10 weeks.  PDF Download of each lesson, provided as well.
  • 10 eye opening color challenges and background techniques, videos and/or pdf’s provided.   1 challenge per week for 10 weeks, resulting in 40 AMAZING backgrounds, ideas and techniques. and much MORE!

All this for only $49!  

(classroom content valued at over $400!).
Class begins February 2nd 2015


BONUS GIFT

I am quite a hoarder  collector and I love paper, and making my own painted paper, and I have a love of shiny things with the beads and embellishments that I have been using and applying to some of my work as the piece below shows.



I am really excited to be able to offer a bonus gift for all those who register HERE for the course I have decided to give away a free paper and embellishment pack, filled with lots of goodies for you to use as part of my lesson on the course and for any other creative activity that you might have...

I will include in the pack a selection of:
  • Paper ephemera
  • Patterned and hand painted papers
  • Handmade paper
  • Die cuts
  • Ribbons
  • Stencils
  • Beads and embellishments!

Once you have signed up via my link I will arrange to have the kit sent out to you before the course begins.  

If you have already signed up else where for the course and would like to purchase a paper embellishment kit you will be able to do so from the beginning of next week for $7.50 including P&P.


I am so looking forward to having you on the course, here is a sneak preview of one of the paintings that I am currently working on!



Saturday, 22 November 2014

Word for the Week - Ephesians 2:1






I am Gods workmanship, created in Jesus Christ to do good works, which God prepared in advance for me to do. Ephesians 2:1

As you meditate on the scripture and enjoy the image ask and think about the many gifts you have been given, the many challenges you face, and the fruit that will come from the work of your hands. 

Words and images for the week, to bless, encourage and inspire you to be all that you have been called to be. 
What will you do with what you have been given today?


Stay blessed and be a blessing

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Quote Wednesday - Pearl S Buck


Growth itself has the germ of happiness...Pearl S Buck

You can't go from day to day, week to week without there being some growth in your life, though it is not something that will just happen without your input, you have to decide what areas of your life where growth needs to be, and then you have to make that step.


Each Quote Wednesday I share a quote with a photograph that I have taken. Quotes can be so inspiring and uplifting it is a good idea to meditate on the words and make a point of saying something encouraging about your life!  Do something great!  

Join me next week for the next inspiring quote and image. Blessings

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Word for the Week - Ephesians 5:19




I will speak to others in psalms, hymns and spiritual songs.  I will sing and make music in my heart to the Lord, and always give thanks to God the father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ...Ephesians 5:19

As you meditate on the scripture and enjoy the image ask and think about the many gifts you have been given, the many challenges you face, and the fruit that will come from the work of your hands. 

Words and images for the week, to bless, encourage and inspire you to be all that you have been called to be. 
What will you do with what you have been given today?


Stay blessed and be a blessing

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Gratititude's and Celebration Journal - Week 64 - Stars


Gratitude and Celebration Journal - Stars


When we look up at the sky we can see the beauty of what seems like hundreds of stars twinkling, each with their own light shining for a purpose.  But in fact there are actually millions of stars each a planet in its own right and shining its’ light sometimes bright enough for the naked eye to see.


How are the lives that we lead impacting on others from afar?  Are we showing our best qualities, making the most of what we have and making sure that what is inside us can be of as equal value and not just for show?  Don’t let those negative voices stop you from being who you are truly meant to be.  In letting our lives be a true reflection of the love that God has for us we release others to shine like the stars that they too were meant to be.

I am grateful and celebrate the beauty that we have within us, and in the night sky - the great expanse before us holds many mysteries and insights.

Gratitude's and Celebration Journal
I look forward to the journey and hope you come along and join me. Why not start your own journal, keep it as simple or complex as you wish, but do something!

http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/gratitudes-and-celebration-journal-new.html
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ratitude and Celebration Journal

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Humour - Reflection - A reminder


Thought for the week

You are beautiful, and not defined by your past mistakes  Face your fear, name it, and then move on and laugh out loud!  We have to see our lives from many different perspectives, and when we can laugh in the face of adversity, we will find many doors and solutions making themselves available - Realityarts

Quote

Patience is power. With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes silk. ... Chinese Proverb


Scripture 

Do not fear, for you will not be ashamed; Neither be disgraced, for you will not be put to shame; For you will forget the shame of your youth, And will not remember the reproach of your widowhood anymore. Isaiah 54:4

Quote Wednesday - John O'Donohue

There's no inner landscape in the invisible world of our souls and hearts but is full of the most melodious and nourishing and wild freedom.  And everyone should go there, to the wild place, where there are no cages, where there are not tight rooms without windows and without doors.  Everyone should go to the free clearance places in their own hearts...
John O'Donohue


Each Quote Wednesday I share a quote with a photograph that I have taken. Quotes can be so inspiring and uplifting it is a good idea to meditate on the words and make a point of saying something encouraging about your life!  Do something great!  

Join me next week for the next inspiring quote and image. Blessings

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

My Color is Beautiful Art - Giveaway Winner Announced



Register Now


Registration is now open for the course and you can sign up for $49, for an experience like no other!  Be prepared to be immersed in color, creativity, and lots of juicy techniques!

I am teaching here!

I was running a giveaway for a free spot to the course and there were many entries, and it gives me great pleasure to announce the give away winner!

Whoop Whoop! ....Drum roll please!.......


***** Vicki Louise Neil Ross*****

Come on down and claim your spot, 
I will be sending you an email to confirm

It was great to receive all those lovely comments and I have decided to do a bonus giveaway, and I will be giving away 5 packs of embellishments that you will be able to use as part of my lesson, and will include paper, beads, jewelry, thread. to the next five names selected at random from those who had entered the original giveaway....

Over the next few weeks I will be sharing with you exactly what is in the embellishment pack, and where you can purchase them from.

The winners of the extra giveaway these are:


Rasheeda Nelson-Howard
AJ (The Quilting Pot)
Linda Doherty
Cathy Potosky
Kris Nadeara Duval

With registration now open I recommend that you give yourself time to select the supplies that you need in                               advance, Christmas is nearly on us.  Come and check out the course HERE



Monday, 10 November 2014

My Color is Beautiful Art 2015 - Registration now open!


Registration is now open!  

To sign up for the class 




You will be redirected to Tiare Smith's site - (the course organiser) where you can choose a couple of different packages, and the price starts at $49!

I would love you to join us on this exciting adventure


Here are the teachers for the course, including me:)



I look forward to meeting you on the course, we are going to have lots of fun! 


Sunday, 9 November 2014

Book Reviews Return

Book Reviews

 

I have been doing quite a bit of reading since I brought my Kindle.  The idea that you can carry around hundreds of books at a time and have your pick of what you decide to read is great.  I haven't shared my reviews for a while and will be picking this back up in a few weeks time.  I thought I would share with you some of the books that I have read so far, and the review is available on Amazon or my Creative Writing Blog.  

Every few weeks I will be reviewing a book that I have either brought or have been asked to review.  I will share what I found interesting about it, and a bit about the author.  Where possible we may also do a video review which will also be available on Amazon for you to see.

Books so far...
(click on the text to take you to the review, click on the Book to take you to amazon)
Unlocking the Heart of the Artist


 



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