I’m excited to announce the winner of the free spot in the Gratitude Junk Journal is:
I’m excited to announce the winner of the free spot in the Gratitude Junk Journal is:
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
How are you? Long time no chat, I’ve missed you all terribly – I wish I could have brought you all along with me to view the amazing sites we saw on our trip. I have taken many photos and I will share a couple at the end but first I want to get into what I’m sharing with you today.
I have a Vlog that I did and on it I am sharing some of our trip, as well as a journal flip through and a very meaningful art journal page. Below you can see a photo of this art journal page and in my Vlog I will share with you my very emotional story behind this page and how creating this page helped me to heal.
Thank you so very much dear friends for letting me share this Vlog and my heart with all of you today. I also have some exciting news that I can’t share yet about an online collaborative class that I will be teaching it the details will be announced in October but I can tell you that if you like the idea of using your art journal to express your Art and your Heart you are going to love this new class I’m teaching in to keep your eyes peeled for sneak peeks here and on social media along the way!!❤️
Here are some of the links that I mentioned in my blog that I wanted to share with all of you:
My latest project and video tutorial for the Roben-Marie Smith Design Team
If you missed my little video on Instagram using this months StencilGirl Club stencils you can check that out below and here is a link to StencilGirl Club
Love handmade tags but no time to make them? How about a last minute tag for the bottle of wine you are bringing to a dinner party? My Mermaid tags are just what you need. They can be printed whenever you need them or ahead of time to have on hand, add some pretty ribbon or twine, or maybe a charm and they are ready to go.
Be sure you get them before they are gone, there are only a few left, and once they are gone they’re gone. You have them for life to download them as many times as you want, so you will always have that special tag whenever you need it.
The other day I printed them out on some sticker paper that I had that is meant to be used for the Cricut (it’s a die cutting machine for those who might not know). I just wanted to see what would happen if I printed them on this clear sticker paper and wow the result was amazing. I stuck them to some mixed media paper, cut them out in a rectangle, used my corner rounder on all the corners. Punched holes and added some natural hemp cord and some charms and pearls. Wow the result was just gorgeous!! Below I just wanted to show you a quick video of them. Here is the link if you want to purchase: Mermaids
I’m happy to be back here with all of you and I’m thankful to each and everyone of you in my life. Have an amazing evening friends !!
xoxo – Sherry
A HUGE thank you to all of you who have joined the Empowered Creative Woman workshop! Your participation and love has been overwhelming and I can’t thank you enough for sharing your time with me!! There is still time to join, for all the details see this post here
To join our private Facebook group for the Empowered Creative Woman Workshop click here .
On my Instagram today is a time-lapse video of this tag. You can take a peek here
I have created some new collage sheets (photos below) that are now available in my shop. These are instant downloads and you get to print them as many times as you like. They contain my hand drawn images and hand painted items as well as some of my quotes. They make amazing art journal background pages, collage pieces or cut up and just us bits and pieces in your art, on your ATC’s, tags or art journal pages.
click here to purchase
In my Vlog I mentioned By Bun you can check her out here here
Don’t forget to sign up for Leslie’s blog so you don’t miss out on the classes for the Empowered Creative Woman Workshop, her class will be available this Thursday by noon EST.
Tomorrow I have a team post with a video tutorial on the StencilGirl Blog for the StencilGirl Creative Team so be sure to check that out here sneak peek below:
Okay friends I must get back to work but a huge thanks for stopping my and sharing your time with me sweet friends, have a fabulous day !!
QUICK UPDATE I have updated my site to be able to included more goodies for all of you: Sign up for my email list and news letter this takes the place of the blog sign up previously just click here
xxoo – Sherry
Hello!! I’m Sherry Canino and I will be your Artist Guide for this weeks class. I’d like to start off by saying thank you to each and everyone of you for being here and sharing your time with me. I for one know that there are tons of online classes and workshops out there, and having all of you beautiful souls participate in mine is a pure blessing! So THANK YOU!!❤️
I have an introduction video below that is labeled Video 1 – this is where you should start as it lays the foundation for what we are doing in the creative videos that follow.
As you embark on this creative journey with Leslie and I please remember that there is no right or wrong way for you to create your journal pages or art. There is no better than someone else or not as good as someone else, there is simply a FABULOUS group of ladies all on different paths and at different stages of our journey. Please if you haven’t joined the Facebook group do so here is the link, here you can feel comfortable and safe to share your photos and connect with myself and others during this workshop.
The prompts are only to give you some guided inspiration in your journey and for your creative process. Feel free to incorporate one, several, all or none into your art. The choice is yours again there is no right or wrong – only what feels right and good to you.
You do not have to immediately jump into the creative videos if you don’t want. You can take some time prepare your space, get in a comfortable setting, pull out your supplies and do the creative videos as time allows and as you feel drawn to do so. Remember this is not a race this is a workshop to be done at your own pace when it feels good to you.❤️
Here are your creative videos for this week I hope you enjoy them!!❤️❤️
Here are My Final pages – the next day I went back in and added some leaves to the flower in here hair – this to me added what I was looking for to kind of ground it to my page. I also added little bit here and there with a script stamp that I have by Pam Carriker using a brown Archival Ink stamp pad. I also wrote some positive affirmations in her hair that I need for myself on this creative journey.
Here is a list of items I used in my art journal this week:
Jane Davenport Watercolors, charcoal pencil, dip pen and ink, ephemera, water color crayons, matte acrylic paints, script stamp, white gesso
Again thank you so much for sharing your time with me and all of us this week. I will see you all over in the Facebook group. If you want to share your projects online feel free to do so tag me if you’d like, and be sure to use the hash tag #theempoweredcreativewoman
Be Fierce and Empowered my dear friends!!
Good Morning friends,
The Facebook group is now open for those wishing to participate in the Empowered Creative Woman Workshop. Please be sure to read the first post which tomorrow will be pinned to the top. Here is the link for you to join: Empowered Creative Woman Facebook Group
Tomorrow by noon EST I will be posting the first Workshop class – there will be 2 videos an introduction one and then the creating one. They will all be found on my blog here, so be sure to subscribe via email you don’t miss the posts.
I don’t want to reveal too much but here is a sneak peek at some of the goodies that I used on my art journal spread in tomorrows class.
Alright sweet friends I will see you all tomorrow. Have a super fabulous day!❤️
Sherry – xxoo
Good morning dear friends,
I am so happy you are here with me today as I make this very special and exciting announcement. Leslie Ackman has decided to join me in hosting this beautiful online workshop and we are bringing this to all you beautiful souls for free. I do hope that you will join us. I have created this little video as an introduction and hope that you will join us each week here on our blogs for weekly inspiration, love and uplifting support as we make our way through this brand new online workshop.
A little bit about Leslie Ackman, you can check out her blog here
I also wanted to share a little bit of her art as well so you can see her beautiful style
Week 1 will start next week on Thursday July 20th, you will find the first post here on my blog along with the video. The first week we will be focusing on Empowerment and what does that mean to you. We will also be creating our “safe, calm, tranquil space” for this workshop.
Supplies: USE WHAT YOU HAVE! Paper for creating on – some type of medium to create with, and an open heart and open mind.
Supplies I will have on hand for week 1 and may be using
Don’t worry if you don’t have some of what’s listed above use what you have this is not about “stuff”
Be sure to follow my blog as well as Leslie’s Blog so you don’t miss any of our posts for the classes. All the videos will be on our blog that will be the only place to find and watch them, they will not be directly on our youtube channels.
I hope that all of you are as excited about this as I am. It’s going to be an amazing heartfelt journey and I do hope that you will join us as we learn and grow together and uplift each other while finding our own voice.
Much peace and love xxoo
Good morning friends.
It seems lately with summer upon us that my heart has been filled back up with inspiration. For the past month and a half I have been battling with family issues – my mom being sick and just so much has been weighing my heart down. So much that for a while I would sit at my art table and have absolutely no creativity come out of me. Because this has happened to me many times I knew enough not to try to force it as it would totally just leave me feeling frustrated. But with creative deadlines looming for the design teams I am on I do admit I was in a bit of a panic.
So what did I do……
Well not much haha. Bet you didn’t expect that answer. ❤️.
I have found what works for me is just sitting with my thoughts n feelings, allowing them to be inside of me – cry if I needed to but just allow myself to feel my feelings.
I will say that this is not an easy thing to do. Especially when your feelings are those of hurt and pain, of things you can’t control, of things you just plain don’t want to feel.
I turned to my oracle cards, which I often do during times of stress and heartache. I would cleanse the air each morning and do a reading, asking the cards to give me the guidance I needed to keep moving forward. Praying I wouldn’t just get stuck. Each time I would get the guidance I needed I would feel a tiny bit better but still my creativeness was on what seemed like permanent vacation without me. You can see my readings on my Instagram posts here and here .
The other morning I woke up and inspiration hit me. I mean like totally not expecting it out of the blue hit me. I all of a sudden wanted to paint. I had so many ideas looming inside of me wanting to break free and this….. the most powerful feeling I have had since I came up with my Stencil Crush Tuesday Videos. The urge to create an online class. Not just any online class but one that would have meaning, one that would help others , one that would put me back in the creative game to inspire others and myself along the way.
So with that being said, in just a few short weeks I will be offering my first ever solo online workshop for FREE. Yes you heard that right for free. Why you might ask? Because I want to give back to all of you, to the world, to the women out there that need this as much as I do.
In just a few short weeks I will be releasing “THE EMPOWERED CREATIVE WOMAN” workshop – designed to help women find their voice through art and creativity.
This free online workshop will include private videos created in real time, journal prompts, art techniques, inspiration to help you empower yourself. But most of all it will include a lot of love and self love that we all need. There will be a private safe and nurturing Facebook group created for all of us to connect, to give each other support and lift each other up.
As this beautiful workshop is still in the works I will share more details as I get closer to the release. Be sure to follow my blog and sign up to get notifications when I post on my blog so you won’t miss the realize of this class. The only way to access this free online workshop will be through my blog.
For now I leave you will several photos that have inspired me today from my yard. Nature is so alive, so vibrant so full of peace and happiness. It brings a soothing feeling over me to gaze at the flowers being touched by the morning sunlight.