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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

New Year's Eve Streamathon


It is that time of year again and preparations are underway for this year's NEW YEAR'S EVE STREAMATHON

 I am part of a wonderful online art community. Some of us have even met in person either as part of an Art Retreat, because of traveling and/or vacation visits or some have discovered they live near a fellow community member.  Right about now, I bet you are thinking what is this online community I am talking about?  I will give you a brief outline...

More than 7 years ago I found Paula, aka Journal Artista, on her YouTube channel then on and through her the extremely talented Dede WIllingham (Inkwell/Inkiwell) and the small group of people who at that time watched these 2 wonderful artists on    Shortly after this I also began to do live streams. Over the last 7 years, this community has grown a great deal.  Of course like all groups of friends some have gone and new people are always finding their way to this wonderful, funny, sharing group of artists. 

We have talent in all types of media from watercolour to mixed media, to portraiture to quilting, knitting, crocheting and almost any other type of media and craft you can think off.  There is something for everyone, especially friendship.  

There is a group of us who stream on a regular basis, there are some who stream occasionally and some who are the stalkers, um I mean the audience.  But all are vital to our group. 

Several years ago a number of us were discussing doing something special on New Year's Eve and we decided to go big.  Yes siree, instead of one of us streaming a special show we decided to celebrate the New Year in each time zone around the world and have many streamers and VOILA we have a NEW YEAR'S EVE STREAMATHON.  And Streamathon it is!  As close to 24 hours as we can get.  The time slots are for the most part 2 hours long and somewhere in the world during the stream citizens celebrate the beginning of the New Year.  

The content on the stream is planned by the individual streamer.  Some will deliver a stream similar to their regular stream; some a special project.  Some may even do a project that you can play along with.  If the streamer is planning an art along,  I will either post a supply list and/or pattern here on the blog. or link to the streamers blog so you can collect everything you need and play along with the streamer.  Off course you are free to do your own art or for that matter simply watch and chat.  

Below is a list of the streamers and times.  Notice this all begins on the morning of Dec 31st.  Yes, you read that right.  Remember we are celebrating the New Year all around the world in as many time zones as we can.  Thus far I am the only streamer filled in but as the next week or so passes more streamers will choose their time and I will update the list as they do.  Notice all the times are posted in Eastern Standard Time.

PLEASE NOTE: The links on this file do not yet work.  Once the spaces are filled I will create a file with active links to each streamer, so when the time comes you will be able to have this page open and find each streamer.  

Thanks so much for reading and we really hope that you will join us and tell your friends all about it.  You can come watch one streamer or all of us.  Everyone is welcome those who are young and those young at heart.  


Wednesday, November 01, 2017

NoJoPro (Novemebr Journal Prompts)

I was so excited waiting for Dawn DeVries Sokol to post the NaNoJouMo prompts for 2017.  I even have my journal made and ready to go with a daily watercolour page.  I had decided to use the prompts to inspire a watercolour painting so I could practice using my new M. Graham watercolours (graciously given to me by Melody G) and I have some Daniel Smith, Sennelier and Schminke watercolours graciously shared with me by Carol TMT (The Magickal Touch on UStream and YouTube).  

I was so disappointed not to see any prompts today for NaNoJouMo and not even a word about whether there will be any forthcoming.  So I decided to do my own prompts.  I like to journal using either lyrics of a song or a quote to inspire me.  However i don't want to limit others to that so I am simply going to use one word as a prompt and then you all can take it and let it inspire you however you work best.  

Do you like watercolour, oils, acrylic, mixed media, sketching, tangling scrapbooking or other medium?  Then this set of prompts is for you.  Do whatever you like.  The goal is to just do some art everyday no matter what form it takes for you.  Please enjoy.  

If you Share your art on social media please tag it #NoJoPro2017.  Thanks and Enjoy.  

Feel free to print this jpeg and include it in your journal.  if you don't finish in November then finish when you can.  

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Split Primary Colour wheel...

Just a quick post to share the PDF of the SPLIT PRIMARY COLOUR WHEEL file I created.  Please feel free to download and use.  If you would like to see my video on how I use this you can click the link HERE to my YT recording. 

AKA Jean

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Stencil FILES Release 2

Hello everyone.  I have finally finished designing enough files for another release.  I am not selling the cut stencils but the DIGITAL FILES so you must have a digital cutter or access to one in order to cut the files  (svg, jpeg, png, dfx, studio3) to make your stencils.  The advantage to this of course is you can cut several different sizes. 

As last time there is a Word document order form linked HERE If you can not open a word documents here is a PDF   Please email a copy of the form to the email on the form.  If you use the PDF version you will have to print the form then attach a scan or photo of the form.  Of course you may still order from the original set of stencils as well (link to release 1 post is HERE )   but must use the original form. If you are ordering from the two releases in the same order you can combine the total to take advantage of the free files deal as explained on the form.

These files are copyrighted and your purchase of the files gives you the right to cut and use them in your art be it cards, canvases, journal pages or any format.  You may also sell art work using my stencils.  However please do not share or sell files or cut stencils for others if they have not also purchased the files. 

Here are the new stencils available in this release. 

basket weave $4.00

basket weave mask $4.00

borders 1 $3.00

bubbles masks $2.50

bubbles stencil $2.50

checkerboard mask $2.00

checkerboard Stencil $2.00

circle frenzy $3.00

circles mask $2.00

equalizer $2.50

fine and dandelion $3.50

hatches 1 $2.00

hatches shapes $2.00

mask                 linked squares $3.00               stencil

mask                              noodles $2.50                           stencil

orbits 1 $2.00

postal cancellation $2.50

shooting stars $2.00

square frenzy $3.00

mask                                 sticks                              stencil

stitched circles $3.00

triangle frenzy $3.00

warp speed $2.50

Friday, December 30, 2016

New Years Eve Streamathon Project

Thought I would post a list of supplies if you wish to work along with me during my stream on NYE during the streamathon  I am making a desktop calendar and Post-it Note holder.  I will add a photo here once I get the prototype finished. 

1 sheet 12"x12" pattern paper (doesn't have to be double sided)

4" x 10"  med weight chipboard or cereal/cracker box

glue (double sided tape, glue stick, or favourite wet glue) 

3"x 3" piece of acetate (or plastic from packaging or food container) Can omit this if you 
           dont have any plastic.

roll of masking tape

paper trimmer or scissors

Calendar PDF   (click the word calendar to open then print)

Embellishments - this is a small project but I know some of you all love to add lovely embellishments to your projects this is where you can dress it up however you wish....


Monday, October 17, 2016


Are you making plans for New Year's Eve but don't want to leave the warmth of your home?  Well you are in luck.  

I am organizing a Streamathon on USTREAM.TV to help celebrate the New Year in MOST of the time zones around the world.  I belong to a wonderful community of streamers from all over the world who will VOLUNTEER to stream in 1, 2, or more, hour sessions.  So far there are only a few time slots filled, however, do not fear; one way or another (may include some major trickerheading!) all the time slots will be filled.  

So..... If you are a member of our online community and wish to stream in one of the time slots please contact me on Twitter or Facebook (if you follow me in either of these social media) or leave a comment here.  I will update the schedule here as times fill in. 

Here is the updated list of the Streamers and their links:

 Stream Time Slot (EST)
Streamer’s Name
Streamer’s Link
New Year
EST time
COUNTRY / CITIES Celebrating New Year
Sat. Dec 31
   7:45am –

Bunny Designs
Sat 8:00 am
Much of Australia (and 7 more); Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Honiara
Sat 8:30 am
Small region of Australia; Adelaide
Sat. Dec 31          
    8:45am –


Coffee and Art in the Morning
Sat 9:00 am
Queensland/Australia (and 6 more); Brisbane, Port Moresby, Hagåtña
Sat 9:30 am
Northern Territory/Australia; Darwin, Alice Springs
Sat 10:00 am
Japan, South Korea (and 4 more); Tokyo, Seoul, Dili, Ngerulmud, Yakutsk
Sat 10:15 am
Western Australia/Australia; Eucla
Sat 10:30 am
North Korea; Pyongyang, Hamhung, Chongjin, Namp’o
Sat. Dec 31

Pixie Corner Dwellers
Sat 11:00 am
China, Philippines (and 11 more); Beijing, Hong Kong, Manila, Singapore
Sat 12:00 pm
Much of Indonesia (and 8 more); Jakarta, Bangkok, Hanoi, Phnom Penh
Sat 12:30 pm
Myanmar and Cocos Islands; Yangon, Naypyidaw, Mandalay, Bantam
Sat. Dec 31
 12:45pm –
Debby Epps
Sat 1:00 pm
Bangladesh (and 6 more);  Dhaka, Almaty, Bishkek, Thimphu, Astana
Sat 1:15 pm
Kathmandu, Pokhara, Biratnagar, Dharan
Sat 1:30 pm
India and Sri Lanka;
New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru
Sat 2:00 pm
Pakistan (and 8 more);
Tashkent, Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi
Sat 2:30 pm
Kabul, Kandahar, Mazari Sharif, Hera
Sat. Dec 31      
   2:45pm –

Scraps to Beauty
Sat 3:00 pm
Azerbaijan (and 8 more);
Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat,
Port Louis
Sat 3:30 pm
Tehran, Rasht, Esfahãn, Mashhad, Tabriz
Sat 4:00 pm
Russia (and 24 more);
Moscow, Ankara, Baghdad, Khartoum
Sat. Dec 31
   4:45pm – 6:45pm
Little Phantom

Phantom Arties
Sat 5:00 pm
Greece (and 30 more);
Cairo, Athens, Bucharest, Johannesburg
Sat 6:00 pm
Germany (and 43 more);
Brussels, Madrid, Paris, Rome, Algiers,

Sat. Dec 31
   6:45pm –

Sat 7:00 pm
United Kingdom (and 26 more);
London, Casablanca, Dublin, Lisbon, Accra
Sat 8:00 pm
Cabo Verde (and 2 more);
Praia, Ponta Delgada, Ittoqqortoormiit
Sat. Dec 31
    8:15pm –

Scrap n Share
Sat 9:00 pm
Regions of Brazil and South Georgia/Sandwich Is.; Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Brasilia

Sat. Dec 31
    9:45pm - 11:45pm

The Musical Scrapper
Sat 10:00 pm
Regions of Brazil, Argentina (and 9 more); Buenos Aires, Santiago, Asuncion
Sat 10:30 pm
Newfoundland and Labrador/Canada/Greenland
St. John's, Nuuk
Sat 11:00 pm
Eastern Canada (and 29 more);
Moncton, Halifax, Caracas, La Paz, San Juan, Santo Domingo
Sat. Dec 31
Sun. Jan1

Monkey Island Madness
Sun 12:00 am
Regions of USA (and 13 more)
New York, Toronto, Caracus,
Sun 1:00 am
Regions of USA (and 9 more);
Mexico City, Chicago, Guatemala City
Sun. Jan1
   1:15am –

Sun 2:00 am
Regions of USA (and 2 more);
Calgary, Denver, Edmonton, Phoenix
Sun. Jan 1
   2:45am –


Sarah’s Creative Chaos
Sun 3:00 am
Regions of USA (and 3 more);
Los Angeles, San Francisco, Victoria, Vancouver
Sun 4:00 am
Alaska/USA and regions of French Polynesia;
Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Unalaska
Sun 4:30 am
Marquesas Islands/French Polynesia;
Sun. Jan 1
   4:45am –

Sun 5:00 am
Hawaii (and 2 more);
Honolulu, Rarotonga, Adak, Papeete
Sun 6:00 am
American Samoa (and 2 more);
Alofi, Midway, Pago Pago
Sun 7:00 am
US Minor Outlying Islands:
Baker Island, Howland Island

As you can see there is time at the end of the schedule that is empty as I am waiting to hear back from one of 2 people to take this slot as Meko moved into another cancellation.  Well It is going to be a great number of hours of fun streams.... PLEASE REMEMBER THIS IS A FUN TIME AND WE ARE DEPENDENT UPON THE INTERNET AND USTREAM CONNECTIONS THAT ARE BEYOND THE CONTROL OF THE STREAMERS!!!!! 

Click HERE for a PDF of the streamers list you can print it and follow along that way if you wish...IMPORTANT NOTE - the links on the pdf will not link you directly to the streamer just to the ustream homepage for a live direct link see the list above.

Here is an interesting link showing all the time zone for the new year....
Our group has done this a few times before and it is a lot of fun.  Some streamers may work on a specific project that you can follow along with.  In this case I will post info here on an update.   Some will simply work on whatever is on their desk.  It is up to the individual streamer.

Also we are not organizing any major prizes or giveaways so please don't come thinking you can win a huge prize like some other streamers give away on NYE.  This is simply for fun and a chance to spend time with our wonderful art community.  That being said; some individual streamers MAY choose to have a giveaway but that is not expected and totally up to them and it will also be up to that streamer and their mods to decide how the giveaway will work.  

PLEASE NOTE:  Neither myself nor any of the streamers will give credence to complaints regarding the process of the giveaways.  There is lag with Ustream chat and therefore the streamer and/or their mod(s) will make final decisions on giveaway winners based on the results in their chat.

I hope to see you all Dec., 31st, 2016

Please remember this evening will be for FUN and FUN ONLY.....

Watch for future updates as we get closer to the New Year!