I have signed up for approximately 50 art classes online. I have finished approximately 2 or 3.
However, I did buy nearly all of the supplies needed for these courses. I know eek.
I JUST LOVE TO BUY ALL OF THE STUFF!!!
Every nook and cranny of the poor Art Cabin is stuffed to the rafters.
One of the classes I did finish, taught me about art journaling. It is, by far, my favorite thing to do with all of the pretty stuff. I believe that creating things is part of self-care. Not just for me, but for you too. I will guarantee there is something you do that is creative and brings you joy. I also know that journaling is a really good thing. Every therapist I’ve ever seen talks about journaling being good for you and it is SO TRUE.
This is where my Happy Heart Art Journal comes into play. It is a way to make a little treasured art journal chock full of all the really good stuff. A beautiful place to go to that is full of happy quotes, treasured pictures, words, hymns….all of the things that bring a smile to your face. It doesn’t have to be fancy, but it can be. You don’t have to be an artist, just a girl who likes to play with art supplies and believes in the power of images and words. I am one of those girls. I invite you to come be one of those girls too. 🙂 As you can see…I’m not an amazing artist..I just put stuff together and hope it works out!
The Happy Heart Art Journal is broken up into three workshops for a reason. The first workshop we will get your books all ready to go. I will teach you different techniques that you can use to personalize your journal. You will also get an education about Mod Podge and gesso. You will leave with mad skills on how to turn an old book into a blank canvas ready to be filled with beauty! 😉
The second workshop is all about the covers. I will provide you with a plethora of ephemera, paints, hardware, lace, ribbon, and other little things to make it beautiful. You can also bring pictures or bits and pieces to make it your own if you’d like. I want you to have plenty of time to really make this something you will cherish.
The third workshop is where the real magic will happen. This is something that you can add to over time but let’s get it started! I will provide a bunch of pretty stuff as well as paint, stamps, and Mod Podge. You will need to bring the special personal ephemera that will make it your own. Anything you look at and you can.not.help. but smile or feel peace. Pictures, hymns, scriptures, quotes, ticket stubs, that sort of thing.
Here is the true beauty behind this. You do not have to have traditional art skills. You can be as perfect or as messy as you want to be. It is YOURS and YOURS alone. You get to create this treasure that makes your heart happy when you look at it. Your own private pick me up! It is also a fun way to play with different paints, mediums, stamps, tools, etc. without having to purchase them. However, if you already have all of the art skills and know you can make this on your own, COME ANYWAY!! You will be surrounded by like minded creative souls and what is better than a night in a cozy art cabin with art girls?! Also there is always chocolate and treats. AND you will actually really create it. Yeah I know how that works…remember all of those unfinished workshops I talked about up there?
I hope that you will join us in one of our upcoming workshops. You can find the first workshop HERE, the second one HERE, and the third one HERE. These will be something we will run through every couple of months, but you do need to do them in order. If you can only do one right now then join us for the first workshop. If it has to be the next time around for you to do the next one, that’s ok. If it takes you a year to get all three, awesome. I PROMISE you that you will have fun with these and literally anyone can do it. If I can do it, you can do it!!
Come join us in the Art Cabin. We would love to have you here!