Sunday, December 13, 2015

...excited to share!



Hello friends!  I wish you the the most happy of happiest Holidays to YOU!!
I'm really excited to share with you my NEW WEBSITE!  Check it out here.  I love that all my activity is in one place and that things are a little easier to find.   Still working on some little things, but I hope you'll visit and take a look around.


...our ARTFULLY INSPIRED LIFE 2016...

I'm really most excited about the upcoming 2016 ARTFULLY INSPIRED LIFE CLASS that starts on January 1, 2106.  This is the third year of creating an heirloom art journal with a  fabulous group of enthusiastic artist who have already signed up.  If you haven't joined us yet, it's going to be the BIGGEST and BEST yet!!  Watch my fun video and check out the details below.  I hope you'll come and play with us!

ALL NEW for the NEW YEAR!
Artfully Inspired Life 2016
with Joanne Sharpe
$75 for 12 giant months of art and letter making!
(It’s just $6.25 a month to feed your creative soul!)
Get your seat and supply list with INSTANT ACCESS

LESSONS START January 1, 2016
THIS 12 MONTH CLASS gets better every year and 2016 will include:

  • 48 BIG JAM PACKED VIDEOS! (4 videos each month)
  • 24 ART THEMED daily journaling pages with grids and creative designs
  • 12 INSPIRATIONAL ART illustration lessons mastering the “art of the word”.
  • 12 MIXED MEDIA TECHNIQUE pages exploring new ideas every month.
  • And, wait for it…….a 12 NEW ALPHABET LESSONS, one new every month to “SHARPE-N” your personal lettering skills! 
  • TEACHER CRITIQUE! In addition to monitoring, commenting and enjoying your posted work in the networking groups, Joanne will offer one personal email coaching sessions for EACH STUDENT during the year. Yes, she is CRAZY for her students! 
  • Monthly ARTSTUFF PRIZE DRAWINGS with great giveaways!
  • New ART FRIENDS networking groups in the classroom and a private Facebook page.
  • Class is hosted on the Ruzuku platform. When you register, you will be invited to join the class then set up your own personal email and password for easy, in and out access every time.
  • CLASSROOM REMAINS OPEN WITH FOREVER ACCESS! Create at your own pace, on your own time to make a gorgeous art journal to cherish.
I hope you’ll join us for a fabulous New Year filled with awesome art and friendship!



Wednesday, November 4, 2015

...come play with Jane and me!!! There's a big giveaway too!!!



So excited for this workshop to start tomorrow!  The art is incredible.  Combine beautiful imagery, sassy quotes and a new alphabet with TWO teachers, and you're in heaven!  (In USD it's $37.50 for each teacher!  That's just nuts!) You can join now and follow along with us in real time.  Head on over to Jane's BLOG for the giveaway details.  You really don't want to miss this class, as Jane says WE NAILED IT!!!
See you there!  Here's the link: REGISTER NOW!





Thursday, October 22, 2015

...mixed media fabric play

Have you seen this yet?  
My sweet friend Rebekah Meier recently launched an incredible mixed media art and fabric line of products.  She's taken all the guess work out of sizing, substrates and materials to create creative mixed media textile art.  These products are easily available at JoAnn Fabrics and Micheals Stores nationwide.  The Fabric Elements collection includes pre-cut fabric, stencils, paper, wools, flags, banners and more.
Show here is my favorite product in the line,   the tone on tone white fabric that I painted with DyeNaFlow dyes.  In preparing this mini quilt I painted a flower image over the words and the messages instantly appeared!  It was like a treasure hunt!


I then used my new BERNINA Q20 machine to free motion quilt aaround the images with a gold thread.  As I completed each step, the visual actually appears THREE layers on a single fabric, you see 1)  the white lettering, 2) the painted flowers and then 3) the free motion stitching outlines.


You know how much i love COLOR, so I added Rebekahs dotted fabric as a border.  
It really is nice and straight!!

Head on over to FABRIC ELEMENTS and check out the entire line. 
 Visit Rebekah's blog for tons of fun ideas
 and enjoy her beautiful art work, she's amazingly talented.  
So proud of you Rebekah and your incredible vision!!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

....do you like FREE STUFF???

How about a FREE ONLINE LETTERING CLASS??? No, I mean it, really FREE!!

Let's get whimsical!!  With gratitude and appreciation for making my book "The Art of Whimsical Lettering" a best seller I have just launched an ABSOLUTELY FREE online class with my book.  For the next 12 months (October 2015-September 2016) I will prepare video lessons straight from the pages of the book. Do you love it??!!  Come on and join us in "The Art of Whimsical Lettering Book Club"!! 

Whether you are one of my fabulous friends and students (from online classes or other teaching venues) or a brand newbie to the craft of hand lettering, you'll find oodles of new ideas as we explore the pages of the book with fun projects on video.  If you have my book you are ready to go!  

The class is hosted on Ruzuku.com with all of my other online classes.  Simply click on this link to enroll.  You just need to enter your email and a password and you're in!
 THE ART OF WHIMSICAL LETTERING BOOK CLUB FREEEEE online class!  

Pick up a copy purchase for someone as a GIFT!!  Order your book on Amazon and join us for a year long celebration of transforming our own handwriting into a personalized hand lettering style.  
GET THE BOOK!

See you in the the Club!
joanne

Monday, October 12, 2015

....lettering AND faces with Jane AND joanne!!!!!


Have you seen THIS scoop??  I had the ultimate whimsical week creating an epic online class together with the gorgeous Jane Davenport when i was in Australia last May.  This is really something very special.  Check it out!  Really hope you can join us, it's sure to be "art life" changing!
INFO and REGISTRATION LINK: 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

...my Instagram photo journal.....

I am loving putting my art on Instagram each day!  Come follow and  share in this colorful journey with me: https://instagram.com/joannesharpe/
 Here are some of my favorites these past two weeks.......and there's MORE over on Instagram.  See you there!



Thursday, July 9, 2015

.....summer breathe.........


Summertime, finally.  It feels so good to breeeeeathe, and not have to over pack luggage every five days!  My travel teaching has subsided for a bit so I am finding time to make brand new art.  Enjoy this new little journal page with one of my favorite sayings.
Come follow me on Instagram! https://instagram.com/joannesharpe/


Friday, June 19, 2015

...you can DOODLEY-DO this with us!

Come see the rest of this doodle in my new online class!  The first four big lessons are live and there are EIGHT more to go!  Join us today with instant access into the classroom.  Here's the scoop:

 "BLOOMIN' DOODLES" 
ONLINE WORKSHOP
...we are having a bloomin' blast!!
Let's doodle, draw, letter, collage, paint and hand stitch the FLOWER THEME!
Class is NOW LIVE! 
START DOODLING IMMEDIATELY 
WHEN YOU REGISTER BELOW
Content will remain open for any time access in internet "foreverland".
Enjoy this video to see what I have planned. 

Click on the link below, make your payment and you will be granted immediate access to my Ruzuku classroom.  The supply list is in the WELCOME lesson already posted.  
HOPE TO SEE YOUR CREATIVITY BLOOMING IN OUR ARTFUL GARDEN!
CLASSROOM NOW OPEN!
Treat yourself to
12 BIG, BLOOMIN' LESSONS 
and forever access
$45 
CLICK HERE: 
REGISTRATION LINK FOR "BLOOMIN' DOODLES" online class

FEEL FREE TO INVITE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO JOIN US!



Wednesday, May 6, 2015

NEW CLASS!!! "BLOOMIN' DOODLES"


Hi friends! 
 I have the perfect creative adventure for your relaxing summer days, road trips and travel, or winter in Australia!  
It's my NEW
 "BLOOMIN' DOODLES" 
ONLINE WORKSHOP
Let's doodle, draw, letter, collage, paint and hand stitch the FLOWER THEME!
Class goes LIVE June 15th, 2015. 
The class in "real time" will run three weeks with the 12 lessons (with 24 videos) 
posting 4 per week from June 15-July 3, 2015.  
Content will remain open for any time access in internet "foreverland".
Enjoy this video to see what I have planned. 

Click on the link below, make your payment and you will be granted immediate access to my Ruzuku classroom.  The supply list is in the WELCOME lesson already posted.  
HOPE TO SEE YOUR CREATIVITY BLOOMING IN OUR ARTFUL GARDEN!
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Treat yourself to
12 BIG, BLOOMIN' LESSONS 
and forever access
$45 
CLICK HERE: 
REGISTRATION LINK FOR "BLOOMIN' DOODLES" online class

FEEL FREE TO INVITE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO JOIN US!


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

2015 Travel Teaching Schedule...


Hello friends!
What a wonderful year we'll have! I'm still in the process of finalizing some travel teaching adventures for 2015.  Here are a few of my events  that are confirmed and open for registration or reservations.  Let me know if you have a place for me to come and share the artful lettering and journaling love as well as artful quilt and stitch  in your town.  Hope to see you somewhere in my travels this year!
joanne

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ROCHESTER, NY- March 8,  The Bobbin Case,
 "Art and Quilting"
Saturday 9:30-12:30 and 1:30-4:30  
REGISTRATION OPEN, CALL TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!
CALL THE STORE TO REGISTER-(585) 244-7780








CHICAGO, IL-March 13-14  Quilters Quest, Woodbridge, IL
"Mixed Media Sewing and Art Quilting" FOUR CLASSES!
Just a few seats remain, REGISTRATION OPEN, CALL TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!
(630) 969-2205  
http://www.quiltersquest.com/

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL  April 24-25 WhimSoDoodle
Whimsical Art Tour
SAVE THE DATE, DETAILS COMING!


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COSTA RICA May 13-18 "Whimsical Women Art Retreat"
INFO LINK HERE:  Just 3 spots remaining! REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION
REGISTRATION OPEN, CALL TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!






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AUSTRALIA May 30-31 "The Nest with Jane Davenport"

"The Art of Whimsical Lettering" Australia 
LINK HERE: Joanne AND Jane, this will be EPIC!
REGISTRATION OPEN, CALL TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!


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OKLAHOMA CITY June 12-13 "My Heart's Fancy"
Whimsical Art Tour
SAVE THE DATE, DETAILS COMING!
Contact Maura to get on the reservation list
http://myheartsfancy.com/


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LUBBOCK, TX June 24-25  and June 26-27 
"So Blessed" Mixed Media Art and BERNINA Sewing Retreat
SAVE THE DATE, DETAILS COMING!
EMAIL Anna Ricker at rafirestorm@gmail.com to get on the reservation list


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SCOTTSDALE, AZ July 7-11 BERNINA University
Trade Event-Not open to the public



Thursday, January 29, 2015

...Whimsical calligraphy???


We are having the BEST time in my Artfully Inspired Life online class creating a delicious art journal diary for the whole year.  My lessons are pretty chuck full of way too much information about lettering and art journaling ideas for the $59 price tag for the WHOLE YEAR!!  

There are FOUR juicy videos in the FEBRUARY lesson that just posted in the classroom featuring my very own "whimsical calligraphy".  It's a hybrid of taking traditional calligraphy with a playful twist. Come join us and see that the buzz is about!!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

.....a perfect day to DO-DO-DO-DO....................

I was just sitting here (12 degrees in upstate NY) in the zone, in perfect contentment, doodling, writing and drawing in my journal and thought:
This is the perfect time of year to DO-DO-DOODLEY DOODLE!!!  While you're all cozied up indoors, enjoy my DOODLE ARTS AND LETTERS online class.  It's what you should DO-DO-DOODLEY DO!!!  
Simple supplies, a zillion ideas and the best way to relax and fire up your creativity.

STILL ONLY $38 for 20 VIDEO LESSONS!!!!!

Check out the post below with the class preview video and start TODAY!

....are you ready??
DO-DO-DO-DO-DOODLE DO
***warning: the "doodle song" will, kinda stay with you, LOL!***

"Doodle Arts and Letters"
with Joanne Sharpe
START TODAY
It's playful, colorful, whimsical, fresh, fun, fabulous!
Celebrating with
20 VIDEO LESSONS! 
It's like buying a virtual, video book!
(this is the class that originally launched in 2013)
We'll be drawing, lettering, painting, coloring and 
journaling the "art of the doodle"....
...Super simple supplies, use what you have!  
Your favorite journals, 
markers, pens, brushes, watercolors and acrylic paint will do just fine.  
More details when you receive your registration class access. 
...Creating doodle letters and illustrated quotes!
Playful pages of delicious color,
painted doodles, whimsical drawings,
 words and wisdoms....
...making happy art everywhere!

CLASSROOM NOW OPEN!
  
START TODAY!!

20 VIDEO LESSONS

LIVE NETWORKING
SELF PACED 
FOREVER ACCESS
....what's not to love?  
It's like buying a book, really.
Hope you'll join us!

"DOODLE ARTS and LETTERS"
$38


***You'll have a Paypal receipt upon purchase.*** 
Within 24 hours you'll receive a welcome letter and classroom access with supply list information
 from Joanne Sharpe, Instructor. 

Friday, January 2, 2015

...HAPPY, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Wishing you a happy, healthy New Year filled with love and laughter!
Paint, letter, collage and doodle your life in 2015....
YOU CAN STILL COME PLAY! 


We've just started our Artfully Inspired journaling class and this is the buzzzzz...... After the first lesson MARY Z. SAID: "Hello Joanne and everyone! I have already connected deeply with Artfully Inspired Life 2015!! It fits completely into what I had planned for this year and where I wanted to take life and has come at a perfect time. I love the calm of the videos Joanne and you have created a sense that it is completely doable so I am not intimidated Happy to be here!" 

So come as you are, register at this link to create your artful life 2015! http://bit.ly/1wbTiID