Workshop & Giveaway

Hi Creative Friends and Happy Holiday Season,

I hope that you have been enjoying all that the season has to offer with the lights, festivities and coming together to spend time with family and friends!

We have been up to our eyeballs with some renovations we have been doing in our home so it’s been quite hectic add the new puppy to that and you could say I’m a bit exhausted lol.  I really haven’t had a lot of time to make art and keep up with posting.  In the past this would have totally frustrated me and I would have been stressed to the 9’s about it.  But I know that I have a loving community of creative friends here that more than get what it feels like to be overwhelmed and I know that all of you would not want that for me as I would never want it for any of you!! xoxo

So instead of fighting the inevitable I’ve just been letting things go.  Only half my house is decorated for the holidays but it’s ok bc it’s the rooms I am in the most.  I have not made one batch of holiday cookies when I normally would have 10+ batches made and froze by now, I have barely started my holiday shopping (and there’s only a week till Christmas) – but none of that matters because I have my husband, son, pugs and my new puppy.  We are getting out when we can to do some holiday-ish things and I am taking the time to enjoy watching Luna see things like snow for the first time and learning to walk and just enjoying her being a puppy before she’s all grown up.

Let’s talk about…..One BadAss Art Journal WorkShop

Have you been trying to figure out which workshop to sign up for this New Years?  There are a lot of them out there right!  So how you you pick the one that’s right for you?  Well let me help you with a few questions to ask yourself…..

  • Do you want a workshop that will spark your creative spirit in 2018?
  • Do you want a workshop that you can work through at your own pace and not feel like you are “behind” after the first couple weeks?
  • Do you want a workshop that you will have access to for life but not have to download all the videos?
  • Do you want a workshop that is packed full of techniques that you can then use and apply in your own art and art journals?
  • Do you want a workshop that is filled with experienced and skilled artists with years in their craft?

If you answered yes to most or all the above then this is the workshop for you.  Come join me along with 14 other skilled artists as we light that fire of creativity in you in 2018.  Prepare to be Inspired, Excited and Take your art to the next level, By Joining us in the One BadAss Art Journal Workshop

Empower your Inner Badass and use code:  SOBADASS to get $10 off

Coupon Code is only good until 1/13/18.

Giveaway Details

I am giving away 1 free spot in this amazing workshop.  If you would like to enter here is what you need to do:

  1. Share this post on social media
  2. Sign up for my email list here
  3. Leave me a comment below letting me know where you shared it and your email address so I can contact you if you win.

You have until 12/21 8pm EST to enter the giveaway.  Winner will be announce via email in my newsletter that will go out on 12/22.

Good Luck friends!!

xo – Sherry

Changes ahead – Holiday Inspiration & a giveaway

Changing – Growing – Inspiring

Hi Friends,

Lately I have been feeling so overwhelmed with deadlines – commitments – trying to keep on all the sites that I have and just feeling like time is getting away from me – then I came across an article the other day in Happinez Magazine that spoke about the Hindu way and how they believe life is like a circle and never ends.   So in reality there is never “not enough time”.  They think of time as space  – not an hour or minute or day, and so they just take the space that they are in and try to be a better person and create a better life as much as they can while they are in this space.

It really got me thinking about changing the way that I think.

But even more so, it got me moving more towards where I feel I “need” to be and maybe where I don’t need to be.  Making “space” for things that matter and letting some of the other stuff go.

Almost like an omen I came across Monica Garcia’s latest blog post – all about change and letting go – such a beautiful and inspiring post and you can read it here .

So this morning using my butterfly Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue I shuffled the deck asking the question if what I was about to change was right for me.  And this is the card I selected

 One of the big changes that I am making this next year is letting go of Facebook – my business page – my group and my personal page.  Although this is where I got my start – which is why it has been tugging at me to decided to keep it or not.  I know that there are some who have started with me on FB and are not on Instagram – but I will still have my blog and website  and Youtube channel so we can connect in all those places.  There have been many things that have been pushing me to give up Facebook and I think now it’s time.  Change can be hard but to allow space for new exciting and important things it’s what needs to happen.

I want to be able to connect with people in a deeper more meaningful way.

I want to inspire people – touch peoples lives in a positive way

I will also be focusing more of my time on commissioned art – creating more online classes and for the first time in almost 3 years I will be starting in person classes and /or retreats.

I have a beautiful heartfelt retreat that I am currently working on for 2018 and as soon as I can share details with all of you I will.

If you want to be sure you don’t miss out on announcements and inspiration – follow my blog via email – you can find that on the right hand side of my blog.  Also sign up for my email list / newsletter you will receive monthly tidbits with inspiration – details and first to get discounts on all classes as well as a free monthly artsy download. You can sign up here

On to some Holiday Artsy Inspiration

I have a few things to share with you for a creative holiday .  Below is my latest video creating a holiday watercolor wreath.  You could do this for a holiday card or gift.

If you haven’t seen Andrea Gamoll’s Artsy Advent then you need to check it out she does a video a day and I love her style.

I love Alisa Burke’s Simple watercolor tags tutorial – very simple and cute!!

Astrid’s Artistic Efforts is a fabulous blog for Bullet Journaling, holiday cards and more.

If you missed my latest watercolor art journal pages

One more thing….

If you haven’t heard I am a guest Artist – Instructor in The One Badass Art Journal Workshop this year and Tiare Smith is having the most amazing giveaway that I don’t want you to miss out on so here is the link to enter  Below is a pic of the amazing prize pack.

Registration for One Badass Art Journal 2018 opens December 13th and you can sign up starting that day here.

Okay I’m off to walk this little baby even though it’s freezing outside lol

Just a note:  December’s newsletter will be going out by Sunday – we are doing work at our house so I have been some days with on internet access which has made it hard to get things done.  Sorry for the delay my friends.

Hope you all have an amazing day!!

xoxo – Sherry

Holiday Tags – Mini Journals & Freebie

Hello Dear Friends,

I realize it’s been a few days since we connected (ok maybe more than a few), I wanted to do a Thanksgiving day post but honestly didn’t want it to get lost in the shuffle, as Holidays I know for some are very busy and it’s important to be present with the ones you love so didn’t want to be a distraction.

I also (very impromptu) decided to just take these 4 days off – no blogging, no FB posts, no Instagram posts, no videos, no work –  just being present with the ones that are here with me and taking a bit of time for me.  Which I hadn’t realized that I really needed.

Today I feel Refreshed – Renewed and ready to tackle the week & busy month ahead.

But I did want to share with all of you what’s in my heart.  I know this month I have been doing a lot of “thankful posts” but I feel like I can’t ever express enough the gratefulness  I feel for all of you here, for those in my daily life and for all the things that I have been blessed with.

Since starting my art business many things have changed and even where I work – as now most of the time I work from home.  Connecting with all of you means so much because I am not able to see you all in person, although that sure would be a dream come true!  You all are a very important part of my day and my daily life.  So when I say to you that you Matter and you are Important to me, I truly mean that from the bottom of my heart!

Thank you for spending countless days and nights with me.  For popping in to leave a comment – for watching my videos and leaving me heartfelt messages.  They all truly mean so much to me.  THANK YOU for being there with me through my ups and downs – sending me virtual hugs during those tough times and cheering me on and celebrating with me during the good times.  All of you out there are my family and I love you and am thankful and grateful for each of you!!! –

Be sure to read to the bottom for one more free gift from myself to all of you!

All of you know that I am a bit addicted to tags and at this time of year when we are doing so much gift giving I created a set of 6 tags that can be used as a special gift tag on your gifts or in your art journals – planners – in your art – you name it the possibilities are endless.  I have also added the choice of choosing an instant download or for those of you who would prefer to get the physical item – I have 2 options to choose from:

printed on beautiful white 75lb cover stock paper or high quality white sticker paper. 

You can check our all your options here

And since it is cyber Monday I wanted to share a shop that I truly love Jenni Zmuda has some amazing items in her shop like these adorable handmade mini journals  that  would make the most beautiful gift or stocking stuffer you can grab them right here 

Quantities are limited so don’t wait till they are all gone grab one for yourself and a friend today!

One more thing before I head out in the blustery cold to take my puppy to go potty lol.

I have one more gift for all of you this month during the month of giving.  I created a “visual texture” collage sheet that includes 4 different elements to use in your art journals or artwork.

Friends thank you for sharing your time with me today and always.  Have a wonderful Monday!! Hope you all stay snuggly warmas a puppy on this cold winter day!

xoxo - Sherry

Gratitude Workshop Winner

Hi Friends,

I’m excited to announce the winner of the free spot in the Gratitude Junk Journal is:

Hi Sherry – I shared a link to your awesome looking workshop on Facebook. Let’s see something i’m grateful for: 1. that Pumpkin Spice season is only so long and 2. For creativity in all of us.

Thanks so much to everyone who participated.  For those who are still interested in getting in on this beautiful workshop there is still time to take advantage of the early bird special and receive $10 your enrollment. – no coupon needed.

Want to know more about my class in this Collaborative?

My special class focuses on the gratitude of loss and sadness and although the class is focused on gratitude it is also focused on art. Specifically in my class we will be exploring the use of liquid ink in our art journals, creating a delicate and meaningful background to add our focal image to that has depth and meaning.

Have you been wanting to incorporate a face into your art journaling but unsure how to?  Let me guide you step by step into creating a beautiful soulful face with eyes that have meaning and intensity.  This class is for beginners through advanced, and along the way we will cheer each other on in the online group and create beautiful connections through this class of Gratitude.  Click here to reserve your spot today

Wishing everyone a beautiful and relaxing evening!!

xoxo – Sherry

Artsy Gift Tags & Giveaway Update

Hi Friends,

First quickly about my giveaway for the free spot in the Gratitude Junk Journal Online Workshop – We have been asked to not reveal our winners until after the weekend – when the blog hop has finished for all instructors.  So Monday I will reveal the winner on my blog.

You can still take advantage of the early bird discount (Until October 22, 2017)  $10 off the original price – no discount code needed it’s already been discounted on the site – Click : GRATITUDE JUNK JOURNAL to sign up today.  I do hope that you will join me in this Epic Journey of Love and Gratitude, I know it is something I feed I need right now in my life even more than ever.

If you haven’t seen the video trailer for my class take a quick peek here.

 

I also wanted to share that today I have another team post for the RobenMarie Smith Design Team 

Here is a little sneak peek

Be Sure to stop over to RobenMarie’s Blog to see the video and all the details

And lastly I want to send out some positive vibes and thoughts to all those who have been dealing with flooding, hurricanes, wild fires and mass shootings.  My heart is heavy with all this grief in the world, I honestly can’t wrap my head around what is going on.  I turn on the news and it’s just pure heartache.  I have been dedicating my Yoga classes to all in the world who need strength and healing and praying that all of this suffering and sadness can come to an end soon.

Light, Love and Peace to all of you!

xoxo – Sherry

 

Epic Online Workshop Announcement

Have you been feeling as if your heart needs a break from all the tragedy going on the world?

Have you been feeling a need to escape to a peaceful and loving environment where like minded individuals uplift each other?     ……. You are not alone my friend and I have just what you need!

Join me in this beautiful 30 day online workshop to heal and soothe your heart and soul – The Gratitude Junk Journal

What could be better than 30 days filled with Gratitude for all the things around us that we cherish.  Things we love.   Things that bring us peace.   Even things that maybe we didn’t even realize we were thankful for.  Let’s be the change we wish to see in the world, TOGETHER.

I am excited and honored to announce that I am one of 10 amazing  instructors in this beautiful workshop that has been put together by Tiare Smith of Tiare Smith Designs.

For those of you who are saying to yourself YES this is exactly what I need here is the link to sign up right now  … Gratitude Junk Journal SignUp 

Today we are kicking off a 10 day Social Media Hop for the Gratitude Junk Journal Workshop.   And for those of you who want to know more come along with me while I share more exciting info with all of you including some sneak peeks below.

First I want to share all of the amazing instructors for this class:

below are the instructors full names and their blog/website/or social media as well as a photo so you can get to know them each a bit better.

  • October 4 – Sherry Canino – www.caninosartisticcafe.com (you are here) Signup link
  • October 5 – Cristin Stevenson – http://pan-the-artist.blogspot.com
  • October 6 – Natalyn Bradshaw – http://natalynbradshaw.com/effortlesscreativejournaling/
  • October 7 –  Jackie Barragan – https://courageandart.com/blog/
  • October 8 – Nicole Edgecombe – http://nicoleedgecombe.com
  • October 9 – Tiffany Goff Smith- https://www.instagram.com/southerngals_designs/
  • October 10 – Cindy Gilstrap www.JunqueArt.com
  • October 11 – Kymona Tracy – https://kreativekymona.com
  • October 12 – Deanna Jinjoe – http://www.anewdayartstudio.com/blog/
  • October 13 – Tiare Smith – tiaresmith.com

I put together a little sneak peek for all of you on my class:

Here is the definition of Gratitude in the Online dictionary

grat·i·tude
noun 
the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
  1. synonyms: gratefulness, thankfulness, thanks, appreciation,

This simple definition just says it all:

Readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness

Such a powerful statement indeed!

In the words of Tiare Smith:  So simple, yet so mighty. It becomes mightier as we practice it in our lives. Growing it in a group makes it all the stronger.   This journal will help to reinforce it and give us a great reference that keeps us grounded.  Just imagine after one month how your attitude, those around you and your life will change.  Change your heart. Change your mind. Change your life. A month of gratitude. A month of miracles….again!  Thank you Tiare! I couldn’t have said it any better!

Let’s unite my friends in this Epic Class of Gratitude!

Reserve your spot today and receive $10.00 off the original class price today through Sunday, October 22, 2017. (Early Bird Pricing no coupon needed price is already discounted)  Yes I want to get $10.00 off

One more last thing – the giveaway, I have one free spot to giveaway for this beautiful class.  To be eligible to enter you need to be signed up for my mailing list the details on how to enter the giveaway are in this month’s newsletter that was sent out today.   If you are already signed up then check your email as it should already be in your in box and if  not you can sign up today.  Winner of the giveaway will be notified by email and posted here on my blog October 12, 2017.

Due to so much confusion with the giveaway I’m posting the details here:

I am also giving away one free spot in this online class – here show you enter:
  1. You have to be signed up for my email list
  2. Share my class on any social media site
  3. Leave me a comment on todays blog post 10/4 (that announces this class) letting me know you shared and a link to where you shared it. be sure to leave your email address on your post so I can contact you (be sure it’s the same email you used to sign up for my newsletter as I will be checking) – additional entry if you also share with me something you are grateful for . (link below to my blog for your convenience )
  4. Enter up until 10/11/18 7pm EST
  5. Winner will be announced on my blog as well as sent an email on 10/12/18

For those of you who are having trouble finding the comment box, click on the title of this blog post to view the post – scroll all the way to the bottom and you will see the comments box.  Thanks.

I can’t wait to get started in this Epic Journey of Gratitude with all of you!

xoxo – Sherry

 

 

 

 

 

StencilGirl & ColourCraft Blog Hop

Good Morning Friends,

Welcome to day 2 of the StencilGirl and ColourCraft Blog Hop.

ColourCraft was generous enough to share some luscious products with us for this hop.  So in my project I am using Brushos in these beautiful colors:  Rose Red, Turquoise, Lime Green and White.  I am also using some Acrylic Mist Sprays in Violet and Lemon Yellow.

The stencils I am using in today’s project are by June Pfaff Daley:

Flamingo

Tropical Twist

I have a short video tutorial to share with all of you showcasing how amazing these products work together.

 

Be sure to stop by all the other blogs and check out some more amazing inspiration and artwork.  Be sure to leave a comment below and on the other blogs to be entered in the giveaway – All the details are below giveaway has ended

August 16
Mary C. Nasser

Louise Nelson

Sarah Allan

Terri Koszler


August 17
Janet Joehlin

Sherry Canino (you are here)

Ewelina Gryglak

Katie Lamb

 

Thanks so much for sharing your time with me this week friends.  Be sure to check out my Tutorials and Inspiration page as well as my YouTube Channel for my latest video series Art Journal with me.

 

Mermaid Madness StencilGirl Blog Hop

Hi Friends and welcome!  What better way to get summer flowing than with a Mermaid Blog Hop with StencilGirl Products and StencilGirl’s Creative team!  There is also an amazing giveaway so be sure to read to the bottom of the post for all the details

Today I have a video tutorial for you showing how I used this beautiful stencil 

Mermaidia By June Pfaff Daley

To me Mermaids are magical, mystical, strong beings.  They seem almost light as air, yet with a beauty that just commands respect.  For my art journal page I came up with a quote that I would like to share with you.

Being a Mermaid means being Brave enough to swim into the unknown                  – Sherry Canino

without further ado my friends ……today’s video:

Hope that you enjoyed today’s tutorial be sure to leave me a comment here for a chance to win some amazing mermaid stencils.  And Don’t forget to visit the blogs of my fabulous teammates listed below for more mermaid inspiration and leave them a comment for more chances to win, as well as the StencilGirl Blog for more inspiration and another chance to win.  Entry into the contest ends Noon CST 7-16-17.  Be sure to include your email address written like this ( caninosartisticcafe (at) gmail dot com)

Winners notified by email on July 17th. Good luck!

More mermaid projects from Gwen Lafleur, Karen Gaunt, Tina Walker, and Louise Nelson can be found here .
Not enough mermaid inspiration for you yet?  Check out the projects by the Designers themselves here
I also have this beautiful Mermaid Painting available for sale in my shop for some Beautiful Brave Mermaid out there that feels drawn to have it hanging on their wall for some mermaid inspiration.  Check out all the details in my shop here.

 

Remember friends Be a Mermaid
xxoo- Sherry