Creating a Tim Holtz inspired art journal (video)

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ACK! Have you played with Jane Davenport’s supplies yet? I have!!!

Hi Everyone, Happy New Year!

I am so excited to share my video with you.

I played with some of Jane Davenport’s new art supply line and filmed it so that I could show you how lovely they are. I hope you enjoy watching it, as I also include a quick tour of my studio space.

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Check out my BLACK FRIDAY SALES!!!

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Just CLICK on the images to visit my online shops!

Thank you & Happy Shopping

xoxox

Nicci

Art in the Valley….. what could be better?

Congratulations Freda & Hap Hap Happy Birthday!!!!

Grand Opening today at Zealous Art Studio in Langley, B. C. (104-20218 Fraser Highway)
Wishing you all the very best Freda. Congratulations on opening your fabulously creative space!
I am looking forward to teaching classes in the new year! 😊🎨😜

See you all next Friday & Saturday at our 10th annual Creative Finds handmade marketplace!

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Happy Monday everyone,

I hope you had a fabulous weekend!

It is an indoor kind of day today.   What did you do to celebrate your Monday?

Keep smiling & creating, Nicci

…… & it felt damn fine!

Happy Tuesday Everyone, 

I almost copped out on my walk this morning. I had to ask myself “Is this what you want out of life?”, “Do you want to stay as you are, age as you are?”. Hell no, was my response. I stood up to myself & it felt damn fine. We have to stand up to and for ourselves. We are our own worst critics, worst enablers, worst spokesperson.

ENOUGH! This is my time.. Heck, this is YOUR TIME!

Are you happy with your lot in life? Is this what you dreamt your life would be? Do you enjoy and/or get a feeling of purpose from what you do everyday?

In some aspects of my life, I do. In others, ….not so much.

I LOVE my family & would not change them for the world.

I LOVE my job. I am an Artist & a teacher of art.

I LOVE that I was born into a country that lets females express themselves.

What do I want?

I want to feel better. I want to look/feel healthier. I want to feel desirable. I want to share my art & creativity with more of the world…..and more than any of those…. I want to help other people smile.

This is it! Our one ride on the merry-go-round. Some of us get to ride longer than others, but in the end….. THIS IS IT!

What do you want to accomplish before your ride is over? What makes you happy?

Keep smiling & creating, Nicci

Time to GET your ART ON!

Nothing helps you transition into Fall better than a classroom full of creativity, laughter and similar souls!   TODAY you can sign yourself or your kids up for one (or more) on my juicy workshops! I cannot wait to have you JOIN the FUN!

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SEMIAHMOO ART SOCIETY: South Surrey Rec & Arts Centre

(14601 – 20th Ave, Surrey, BC.)

To register call (604) 501-5100 or CLICK here and type SSRAC in the search.

I am so excited to share this fabulous news with you!

One Badass Banner Updated copyYou have been asking me for years now to TEACH ON-LINE and now your wishes have been granted!

JOIN ME and 13 other fantastic Artists!

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 In this workshop you’ll:

  • get 16 badass art lessons
  • learn wonderful mixed media techniques
  • be infused with confidence and creativity
  • learn great tips and tricks you can use again and again
  • play with a variety of tools, adding to your skills
  • experience beautiful color combinations and blending techniques
  • make badass art journal pages

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Weekly Step-by-Step Mixed Media Tutorials
  • Video Tutorials
  • Downloadable PDFs
  • Work at your own pace
  • Lessons delivered to your inbox
  • Access to Private Facebook Group, a supportive, safe place for sharing
  • 18 Week Workshop
  • Wonderful for beginners or anyone who wants to express their inner BADASS.
  • Long-term access.

You’ll leave this workshop:

  • fueled with confident in your skills.
  • with a creative arsenal at your disposal
  • with a collection of badass art journal pages
  • with one badass art journal
  • feeling empowered to create.
  • feeling mighty BADASS
  • ALL OF THIS FOR ONLY $59.  WHAT AN AMAZING VALUE!

SIGN UP NOW Only $59 

Teaching & creating with my students

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***** For my  ART JOURNAL Students at the South Surrey REC CENTRE *****

If you can …. please bring the following (if you are unable to bring some items, I will have the same product with me tomorrow, as I did last class) smile emoticon.

SUPPLIES to bring to class:
– craft mat (optional)
– your handmade art journal pages from last class
– scissors (small fine point. You can actually buy these at most dollar stores)
– fashion magazines to cut up.
– watercolor crayons (I like the brand Caran d’Ache) assorted colors. You can buy them in singles from Cotton’n’crayons in Ocean Park or you can but sets at De Serres on King George Hwy near 74th.
– Gesso in white
– paint brushes (round, flat & fine liner)
– Acrylic paint (a selection of your favorite colours)
– assorted stencils (2 or more. You can buy them at Michaels or scrap-booking stores)
– heat gun (You can buy them at Michaels or scrap-booking stores)
– paper towels
– small empty container for water
– Medium (matte) or GOLDEN acrylic glazing liquid .
– Dylusions ink sprays can be fun to play with (optional)
– mister spray filled with water (optional)

****** See you Saturday! *****