Thursday, 27 April 2017

Creative Resistance Remedy ~ A Deeply Honest Post



Guys, 

In 2016 I was about to shut 'Jennibellie' down. Close Journal Workshops. Cut my Social Media. Delete this blog. Remove myself from the internet, totally. I was ready to SHUT. IT. DOWN. due to living under the crushing weight of constant resistance. I did speak of this a little at the time on here, with such blogposts as this one, but never sharing the true extent of my anguish.

I had gotten to the point where creativity was not only no longer fun for me, but actually painful. Although 2016 was the pinnacle, where I woke up every day with a black cloud over my head of what I was still not creating, it had taken some time to lead up to that point. It is from the struggle of these years where I discovered through the hard way of traveling out of the darkness back into the light of enjoying creativity again that I have created something wonderful: The Creative Resistance Remedy Workshop.



I never could have imagined during the worst times of my resistance that something good could ever come from it, but it has. This workshop is the genuine stuff it takes to never allow resistance to hold you back from creating that which you want to create again, learnt the hard way, and I offer it to you.

Here is a little video that shares a bit more of the workshop:


I created this workshop because I see too many creatives not achieving their potential due to fear. 
If you are sick & tired of being someone in this category then click here to read more and see if you want to be a part of this workshop: 

We are here on this planet only once. 
We are here to achieve our full potential... 
We Are Here to Create!

Hope you come join us... I can't wait to see what you create!
Much love
Jennibellie

PS The workshop currently has an Early Bird Special Price (I like to reward my immediate 'YES' peeps) - get in now and save 1/3rd before it goes up to the regular price!

PPS This workshop is only for creatives who are serious about making their creativity more important than their resistance and are ready to create their projects already


Tuesday, 25 April 2017

I Was Scared to Post This Video (& Said Video)

Last night I hit publish on a video I'm a little nervous of releasing...I don't know why, well perhaps I do; because I'm a rather candid in it. Right now I feel a calling to be more forthright in what I share and so I will. I will share more of well me, my deepest thoughts and opinions regarding creative life. However just because I feel I want to do something it does not stop the creative demons coming up to have a party and 'poo poo' all over it. 

Considering the video is all about getting on with creating what you want in spite of such things as excuses though I obviously could not listen to the fears when they tell me 'people won't like it', 'you're being too aggressive', 'ra, ra, ra'. So I clenched my teeth, and hit publish anyway. 


We are creators, and demons are part of that package, but our choices are still our own. 

Excuses, fears, overwhelm, analysis paralysis, comparisonitus cannot act of their own accord. If they are in the drivers seat, honey you gave them the wheel. But that's okay you can still get it back, and you do so by hitting publish on whatever it is you are creating.

Here is the video ~ Art & Life: Do It Your Way


If you would like to join the 'Makers Meet-Up' Group or my online art community generally, you can do so here: http://journalworkshops.ning.com


Much love
Jennibellie

PS Since I hit publish on this video the response has been so OVERWHELMINGLY positive...as per the message of the video 'not knowing how is not an excuse not to do something', it seems the same should be applied to feeling fear! 

Hit publish love.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

[Video] Art Technique Plus Over 50 Art Resources

Hi love

I've a treat for you, if you weren't at the Birthday Bash Art Party last month here's the 'cool down' technique I shared at that event. It is one of my favourite repeatable art journaling techniques; simple, yet you always learn something new when you do it.


The Birthday Bash Group is still open if you want to see what else we got up to that day, while the event itself is over new people are joining everyday as all the projects are still visible. Join here: http://journalworkshops.ning.com/group/the-2017-birthday-bash

Note: you will need to be a member of my art community, Journal Workshops, to join any groups or classes. If you are not a member yet it's free and easy, you can join my art community here: http://journalworkshops.ning.com/main/authorization/signUp?

The CRAZY AWESOME Deal of the Week:


This week saw the release of the Art Bundle for Good. This is an amazing package of tons of art courses and resources (over $2500 worth for only $97!)


There are LOADS of goodies from artists you may know and love, such as Flora Bowley, Micki Wilde, Andrea Gomoll, Willowing, Tracy Verdugo, Angela Kennedy plus many others. I’m including $165 worth of my own courses, zines and kits ...so even if you only want one or two things out of this bundle it is well worth it.


I’m truly excited about this as it is a great way to get a whole bunch of treats for you while supporting your favourite artists and charity, as 25% of all proceeds go to art charity Free Arts:


You seriously do want to check this out, it is too good to miss - but it's only available for this week so don’t delay:

http://tinyurl.com/artbundle

There’s also a free ebook to grab at that link even if you decide the bundles not for you (though at all that’s in here I don’t see how that could be possible lol), to which several artists including moi have contributed to called ‘The Business of Art’! 



Happy Arting
Much love
Jennibellie
xoxo

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

2 Art Journal Supply Videos


Hello my love

I've 2 Art Supply Videos for you today.

The first I recently posted on youtube so you may have already seen (I so need to get better at posting blogs the same time as I post other stuff lol) is about creating using v.limited supplies. This video shows a super quick 5 minute journal page...yes you can create in only 5 minutes and using the 'limited supply journal game' is a great way to encourage that. 

Hope it gets your mojo-juices flowing:

Supplies used in this page*
Liquitex Basics Acrylics – https://goo.gl/p9obcn
Staedtler Lumocolor Fine Permanent Marker Pens – https://goo.gl/3F5cHN
Derwent Graphik Markers – https://goo.gl/rw0W6A
Staedtler Mars 780 Technical Mechanical Pencil - https://goo.gl/9VsM7O
Tsukineko Brilliance Dew Drop Inkpad in Pearlescent Beige - https://goo.gl/g7E1Y1

Come join me on instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/jennibellieart/


The second video is a new feature I'm sending out to my newsletter subscribers 'Art Supply of the Month'. 

I shared a peek of this video on facebook and said 'you'll never see this elsewhere' lol well that's usually true but I wanted to share just this one sneakily with you here, you'll have to sign up to my newsletter to receive the exclusive videos I send each month though. If you're not already on the list you can sign up to get these videos (as well as the art supply they also get an 'Ask Jennibellie' video where I candidly answer any question) plus awesome giveaways, news & offers and you’ll also get a BUNCH of *Free* Goodies for joining up immediately here: http://eepurl.com/BHv-1

Hope you enjoy: 


Here are the supplies shared in this video*

My Box of Medium Point Uni-posca Paint Marker Pens - amzn.to/2lPTZYW
(however these Extra Fine Points seem to be more popular - amzn.to/2mB8e2j)
My Hartbag (The Derwent Canvas Carry-All Bag) - amzn.to/2lPTI8w

*links may be affiliate; this costs nothing extra but allows me to get a free bottle of glue occasionally if you decide to purchase, but as ever I will only ever recommend products I use and trust myself :)

Hope you've enjoyed these vids

Have an awesome day


Much love
Jennibellie

PS want some more videos from me?? Next week I'll be sending my newsletter out so make sure you're on the list for that: http://eepurl.com/BHv-1 & also the new Monthly Challenge video will be posted on my art community Journal Workshops too so ensure you're a member there if you're not already (it's fast and free to join) http://journalworkshops.ning.com/

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

An Art Journal Page to Make You Smile [Video]



Hey lovely

I have a new video for you today.

I hardly ever post here what I’m doing elsewhere anymore, I soooo need to get back with that…so, I'm starting with this post ----- I have just posted the new Monthly Art Challenge Video:



The Monthly Challenge is a free group I host on Journal Workshops, a monthly art date for us to come together and stretch our art/journaling comfort zone.


If you are not yet a part of this Group, come & join over 5000 creative comrades there for free, plus get monthly art vids from me! If you are already a member of Journal Workshops you can join by clicking the 'Join' button here: http://journalworkshops.ning.com/group/monthly-challenge. If you are not yet a member you can join my art community for free here: http://journalworkshops.ning.com/



Come join in our new challenge now:

Much love

Jennibellie





How To Join Groups & Classes on Journal Workshops:

1. Go to the Groups section of the site or click here: 
http://journalworkshops.ning.com/groups & click on the group or class you wish to join. If you are not a member yet you will need to join my art community first (it's quick and free) here: http://journalworkshops.ning.com/

2. On the top right of that page there will always be some version of a ‘Join’ button. If you are joining a f*ee class or group you will instantly get access to your chosen space as soon as you click 'Join' button, without any delay whatsoever =) On a paid class or group once you click the ‘Join’ button you’ll see a ‘Premium Content’ pop up message where you can input your payment details, but again this process is pretty instant and once done you will receive immediate access to your classroom.

Monday, 13 February 2017

My First Ever Facebook Live

Hello

Wow will this really be my first post for this year? Geez. I need to get better at blogging, but despite my lapse here I have been super busy! Tomorrow I will be holding my first ever facebook live at 1pm GMT time in order to get ready for the Birthday Bash Art Party that is coming up this Saturday. 


In it I’m going to answer the questions that have come up around the Birthday Bash, give you more of an insight into the days events, share a pre-bash giveaway and perhaps even show you a little of my new studio space if it’s not too messy (as that is where I’ll be filming from so fingers crossed for me the internet signal works well enough). 

It will be my first facebook live ever too so I would so appreciate any ‘hellos’ of support if you are on the internet at this time, you know trying not to buy some new art supplies, or shielding your surfin’ screen from your boss lol If you cannot make it at the actual time the facebook live will be on my page afterwards so you can head over there to watch it whenever: https://www.facebook.com/Jennibellie/ 

And if you haven’t already come join the Birthday Bash Group here:
http://journalworkshops.ning.com/group/the-2017-birthday-bash


The Birthday Bash is an annual f*ee event I host on Journal Workshops. 

There will be Art Techniques, a Community Project, Art Swaps, Giveaways, a Facebook Live Journaling Session and a wonderful community to do it all with! 


Join now to ready for our art party on 18th Feb =) 
http://journalworkshops.ning.com/group/the-2017-birthday-bash

Really hope to see you there, it's a pure creative blast!
Much love
Jennibellie

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