The diary of an art journal creative artist Jennifer Joanou

Online Workshop!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

I'm very excited to announce that I'm part of the 21 Secrets online workshop!  It's a super cool set up, you pay one fee for 21 amazing workshops that you can use any time - click HERE to sign up and get more information. As a teacher, I am of course an affiliate for the program - which just means that if you click on my link to learn more and register, I earn a little extra support for supplies of my own, so thanks!

If you sign up before Friday, September 4th everyone that registers will receive a free thank-you gift of ten 90 minute workshops that were part of our 21 SECRETS LIVE! series last year.

My workshop is called "Looking In". Here's the description:

In this process oriented workshop, we will explore the questions that help us find out who we are and who we want to be.  I will provide prompts that will get you writing in your journal. Then, using mixed media techniques with paint, paper, pens, pencils, stamps, stencils, etc. we will create layers, much like we are made of many layers, to express ourselves creatively. In addition to the mixed media techniques, I will share some ways to incorporate your unique lettering into your spread. This time is for you; it is a safe place to make mistakes, try new things and experiment with your creativity.

No More Excuses - Free Giveaway!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

At the beginning of 2010 I discovered Gina Armfield's online class No More Excuses.  I started this workshop and fell in love with the process. What I love most about working in my NME journal is that Gina has created a simple way to journal for just 15 minutes each day.  Most days I found myself spending more that 15 minutes working in my journal.  Gina provides prompts, inspiration, poetry and more.  It has been a great place to document my daily life.  I also love that my daughter wants to look back at our year and remember what we did.

I am honored to have my work included in her new book that will be out in December 2013, No More Excuses Art Journaling, which you can pre-order now!  I strongly encourage you to try out No More Excuses, it'll change your life for the better!  Gina is also offering two DVD's to go along with her book that are full of watercolor and mixed media demonstrations.


To celebrate the launch of her new site, Gina is having a Blog Hop. I'm giving away Gina's DVD on Mixed Media Collage. To win leave a comment on this post, let me know what you love most about journaling, and I will randomly select a winner on May 29th.  Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win! 

Check out these amazing artists who are also participating in the Blog Hop: 

May 20 - Dion Dior 

May 22 - Serena Barton

May 23 - Chris Kalina

May 24 - Kelly Kilmer

May 28 - Pam Garrison

May 30 - Tracie Huskamp

May 31 - Lesley Riley