Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Juicy Soul Retreat - July 27, 2014



Juicy Soul Retreat
Sunday, July 27, 2014
11am - 5pm
A
Work of Heart, San Jose, California


We want to encourage you to make a date with yourself to nurture your creative spirit. The Juicy Soul Retreat is an afternoon of pure creative bliss. We will be showing you techniques that will inspire you to create in your journals and express yourself creatively on every glorious page.  You can begin a new journal or you can continue to build in one of your existing journals. The choice is yours. Our intention is that you spend time in your journal, get inspired to create on a regular basis and explore  techniques that will bring out your unique creative expression. 
This retreat is for beginners and savvy journal artists.


 

Retreat Schedule:

Juicy Journaling Techniques

Big tables, tons of art supplies...What could be more fun! You will learn some amazing techniques to turn flat blank journals in to juicy journals for your words, poetry, collage, photos, lists, mantras, ideas, songs, prayers, intentions, stories, notes, and dreams.


Living in Your Journals:
Spilling open and celebrating your life through journaling

In this part of the retreat you will discover the wonderful world of fonts, journal page frames, images and story windows. You will be guided through the journaling process to begin to design a focus for your journal. You will explore the variety of tools available to you to support you in journaling your ideas, dreams, victories, stories, experiences when the creative muse appears in your path. We will explore the variety of fonts, letters and methods of capturing words on a page. We will also give you a chance to  journal with the assistance of journaling prompts and ideas for topics to explore in your pages.


Juicy Journaling Studio
Self Guided time to experiment and play

In this part of the retreat you will have all the basic techniques and you will be ready to combine and layer techniques to express yourself creatively. We will act as muses for your creative process by supporting you in your process. You'll spend time in community continuing to turn your flat blank journals in to juicy journals for your words, poetry, collage, photos, lists, mantras, ideas, songs, prayers, intentions, stories, notes, and dreams. This is your time to use all the techniques you've learned to create your journal, experiment with colors and try different supplies.
What to Bring:
  • Journal  
  • Lunch
  • Favorite Art Supplies and Images (optional)

See what it's like to attend?:


    


More Photos:

Registration:
Registration: $95 , After 7/24/2014: $105


Juicy Soul Retreat Alumni $65 click here


Sunday, June 22, 2014

Weekly Art Journal - June 2-8



Being truthful with yourself.

Knowing and speaking what is true for you.

Things have a way of working out when you are honest.

Being a space for  people to express their truth

There is such beauty in the connection we feel when we share our truths.

Weekly Sketch Book - June 9 - 15


Lots of scraps and bits from my studio.

I never want to toss anything out...I use it in my work

I got a new paper punch that creates great geometric shapes

I love new tools.

When I get them I must use them right away.

I'm gravitating toward shapes with edges and points.

It's a new attraction for me.

The image of a deer is a sticker from one of my favorite stores... Typo


Thursday, June 19, 2014

Art Journal



I'm still working in my journal. This is what my journal looks like at the beginning of the week. This week I'm training for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. I feel a little behind in my training since I lost a week of training during our trip to the midwest. So this week I'm getting back into it. 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Summer Graduations






It's graduation season. I remember my graduation and the excitement of starting a new chapter in my life. Its great to experience that through a new set of eyes each year.  This year there were a few graduations.  We visited Wisconsin for a wonderful graduation celebration for Andy's niece Sophie and Stela. It was great to spend time with Andy's family and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Wisconsin.  Our visit reminded me just how much I love spending time in nature. We'll need to do more of that this summer.


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Juicy Soul Retreat - May 18, 2014



Juicy Soul Retreat
Sunday, May 18, 2014
11am - 5pm
A
Work of Heart, San Jose, California


The Juicy Soul Retreat is an afternoon of pure creative bliss. We will be showing you techniques that will inspire you to create in your journals and express yourself creatively on every glorious page.  You can begin a new journal or you can continue to build in one of your existing journals. The choice is yours. Our intention is that you spend time in your journal, get inspired to create on a regular basis and explore  techniques that will bring out your unique creative expression. 
This retreat is for beginners and savvy journal artists.

Meet Your Creative Guides:


Julie Valentine  &  AndreChebeleu
We are the creative team that will be guiding you through the creatively blissful afternoon.

I'm a Social Knowledge Management Consultant by day ... artist, designer by night. I've been teaching creative expression, vision boards and art journaling in the Bay Area for over 12 years. My work can be seen in Somerset Studios Art Journaling Magazine. I spend most of my free time dreaming up new ideas with my handy Andy and playing with our little baby dog Dexter.


Andrea is the creative director and owner of A Work of Heart. She teaches workshops in and around the Bay Area on art journaling, handmade books,mixed-media collage, and jewerly design. Her work has been featured in 3 issues of Somerset Studios Magazine. Andrea is a wife and mother of three wonderfully creative children.



Retreat Schedule: 


Juicy Journaling Techniques
Big tables, tons of art supplies...What could be more fun! You will learn some amazing techniques to turn flat blank journals in to juicy journals for your words, poetry, collage, photos, lists, mantras, ideas, songs, prayers, intentions, stories, notes, and dreams. 



Spilling open and celebrating your life through journaling
In this part of the retreat you will discover the wonderful world of fonts, doodles, and images. You will be guided through the journaling process to begin to design a focus for your journal. You will explore the variety of tools available to you to support you in journaling your ideas, dreams, victories, stories, experiences when the creative muse appears in your path. We will explore the variety of fonts, letters and methods of capturing words on a page. 



Self Guided time to experiment and play
In this part of the retreat you will have all the basic techniques and you will be ready to combine and layer techniques to express yourself creatively. We will act as muses for your creative process by supporting you in expressing yourself in your journals. You'll spend time in community continuing to turn your flat blank journals in to juicy journals for your words, poetry, collage, photos, lists, mantras, ideas, songs, prayers, intentions, stories, notes, and dreams. This is your time to use all the techniques you've learned to create your journal, experiment with colors and try different supplies.


What to Bring:
  • Journal  
  • Lunch/Snacks
  • Favorite Art Supplies and Images (optional)


See what it's like to attend?:


    


More Photos:

Registration:
Registration: $95 , After 5/15/2014: $105


Juicy Soul Retreat Alumni $65 click here


Monday, April 7, 2014

OPEN TODAY! Canvas for a Cure

 One of a kind  items, using my hand painted canvases, are now available in my etsy shop. An extra special treat is that Andy made some amazing hand turned wooden pens that I also added to the shop. This is a fundraiser for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.  I will be participating in this years event in San Francisco, California in July. The money raised helps women, who may not have adequate health care, receive mammograms and treatment. It also funds research to discover a cure. The 100% of the proceeds will go to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

It's a great cause...so purchase an item 
or feel free to make a donation.
 https://www.etsy.com/shop/RedDragonflyStudio 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/RedDragonflyStudio


https://www.etsy.com/shop/RedDragonflyStudio







Friday, April 4, 2014

Canvas for a Cure: Launches Monday, April 7



A big part of my creative process is to spend time art journaling. It is something that brings me a lot of joy and peace. This year I thought I might use my love for journaling to create something unique as a fundraiser for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.  I'm participating this years event in San Francisco, California on July 14th. As part of my participation, we are asked to raise $1,800, or more, to support Breast Cancer research and education. The money raised helps women, who may not have adequate health care, receive mammograms and treatment. It also funds research to discover a cure.

From April 7th to July 7th I will be creating one of a kind  items using my hand painted canvases and making them available for purchase in my etsy shop.

The 100% of the proceeds will go to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

Check back on Monday, April 7th for the official launch of Canvas for a Cure