Monday, 5 December 2016

I'm Teaching - New Online Course and Blog Hop!


Guess what?

I have been asked again to be one of the instructors on the  BADASS Art Journal 2017 online class and I am very excited to be able to share this with you.  It is a great opportunity for you to learn from a team of 14 different artists, find out about different art journalling techniques over the course of 15 weeks.







It is amazing value and a great way to kickstart your creative connections.  We are having a Blog hop starting today, where you will find out a bit more about the teachers and be in with a chance of winning a free spot on the class.  

Here is the lineup


Dec 5 - Tracy Scott
Dec 6 - Kiala Givehand

Dec 7 - Susanne Rose
Dec 8 - Tracy Weinzapfel
Dec 9 - Tamiko McCurry
Dec 10 - Effy Wild
Dec 11- Cristin Stephenson
Dec 12 - Sharon Harkness-Dobler
Dec 13- Andrea Gomoll
Dec 14 - Jennifer Albin
Dec 15 - Amanda Trought
Dec 16 - Keri Sallee
Dec 17 - Robin Mead
Dec 18 - Tiare Smith


My day for the blog hop is the 15th December, and I will be sharing with you all the goodies I will be giving away when you sign up using my link here on my blog, I will even be doing a giveaway for one free spot on the course, so do come back and see if you could be the lucky one. 

Don't worry if you have never taken an online course before, you will get lots of support and be around other encouraging creatives.  It is always great to see the amount of love and encouragement that flows through the community, you have nothing to worry about and so much to gain.

If you want to just go ahead and purchase the course you can also get an early bird discount by putting in IMBAD17 at the checkout to receive the 15% discount .

While your at it, sign up to my Mailing list, you will be getting information about what I am up to in my creative journey, tutorials, giveaways and more and also be in with an extra chance to win a free spot on the course (thought I'd give you a heads up!)

Each day leading up to my Blog hop session I will be sharing with you Daily prompts and Encouragement to remind you just how precious you are, and if you start to put these into practice you will definitely see your creative growth and be raring to go for my lesson on the course.

Remember to check out the list of other teachers and join them on their blogs, and have a chance for winning a free spot on the class.

Dec 6 - Kiala Givehand
Dec 7 - Susanne Rose
Dec 8 - Tracy Weinzapfel
Dec 9 - Tamiko McCurry
Dec 10 - Effy Wild
Dec 11- Cristin Stephenson
Dec 12 - Sharon Harkness-Dobler
Dec 13- Andrea Gomoll
Dec 14 - Jennifer Albin
Dec 15 - Amanda Trought
Dec 16 - Keri Sallee
Dec 17 - Robin Mead
Dec 18 - Tiare Smith

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Alliouagana Festival of the Word 2016 - Invitation to Montserrat


November the 10th to the 13th marks the start of the Alliouagana Festival of the Word in Montserrat.  The program is quite a packed one with speakers coming from all over the world.

My husband and I have been asked to deliver a presentation at the festival and I am quite excited at the thought.  Alan will be speaking about the impact of the internet especially relating to children and he will also be running a workshop with a group of school children.

My talk is titled from Diaries to Blogs and I will look at how we can share our creative voices without being overwhelmed by social media and technology.  I will also be exhibiting some of my work.

It is a wonderful opportunity to not only go to another Caribbean island but also to share our experience and the work that we do.  I shall be keeping you all updated along the way via my Facebook and Instagram accounts, and some short videos via my YouTube and when we get back I should have more images and interesting points of view to share here on the blog.

So stay tuned, be prepared to come with me on the journey to Montserrat, see the scenery, hear snippets of some of the talks and maybe even one day venture out there yourself.

Lots more happening behind the scenes so will reveal when we get back



As you can see, some really great titles for the talks.  We are chatting on Radio Montserrat on Friday, giving some background to what we do.


There are a lot of presenters and creative activities intermingled.  I hear the National Dish 'Goat Water' is quite tasty!



My talk comes on Sunday, which I am looking forward to as well as being slightly nervous!



So if you would like to come to the festival, there is still time, last minute bookings welcome, if not be sure to come back and see some of the images that I will be sharing.

Blessings!  Amanda



Friday, 28 October 2016

Favorite Art Supplies - In the studio

I have been involved with the #1min1take videos as you might have read in my blog post yesterday.  It has been really great creating videos that you don't have to worry about editing.  It is almost freeing, of course I still enjoy some of the editing processes, but it does take quite a while to do, more if not equal to the amount of time it takes to film.

That said, I have created some mini videos that share some of my favorite supplies that I use in the studio.  I think creating these short videos are a great way to give you that spark of inspiration without being a long video, and I really like giving you where possible ideas that will kick start your own creativity. 



I will be doing longer videos for those who would like to see just how I use the supplies, the different ways you can use them and ways that you can use them that are not so obvious.



Check out some of my mini videos which I may keep going after the challenge finishes today, and let me know which ones you would like to see a longer version of.



Stay blessed and be a blessing.  See you tomorrow for some recycled projects.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

How To Art Journal Interview with Kiala Givehand

A couple of weeks ago I spoke to Kiala Givehand about my work and creative practice as part of her How 2 Art Journal YouTube channel.  It was great fun and I thought I would leave the video link for you to take a look.



Been busy with other things this month, a few exhibitions to prepare for.  This week has also found me making some videos for the #1min1take video challenge with Holly Gillen.

It has been great to let go of the pressure of having to edit the video, and talking for one minute goes so quickly, so learning to be concise is becoming a great lesson.

Check out my YouTube channel to see some of the videos I have made, I hope that you will be encouraged.  Here are a few of the ones done so far




Hope you are having a blessed week so far, Friday tomorrow, need to find time to focus on the things that mean so much but can often get neglected.  That said will share some of the other things I have been doing in the studio.

Hang tight till then, stay blessed and be a blessing.
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