“We all have a hungry heart, and one of the things we hunger for is happiness. So as much as I possibly could, I stayed where I was happy.” Mary Oliver
It’s my birthday on Sunday (December 14), and I’m hosting my annual Birthday Sale.
Use code DECEMBER to recieve 10% Off this weekend on all of my online classes and large prints and original paintings in my etsy shop (I’m sorry I can’t extend the sale to include my society6 art products or books).
I’m taking some much needed downtime to spend long days with some of my favorite books. This time of year is always about soaking in new inspirations, slowing down, and making more time for creative projects.
I’m getting back to finishing my Snooter book. This was the novel I began in 2006, completed in 2008 and then cut out all of my favorite bits because I received so much criticism that the book was “too imaginative” and “colorful.”
Well, now I’m ready to make this story into what it really needs to be, which means making it full of color, imagination and including beautiful artwork!
My biggest dream is to see my characters & stories as an animated film. I have in mind, something similar to one of my recent inspirations… Jack and the Cuckoo Clock Heart (such a sweet and film… full of magic! I completely recommend watching it).
I’ve been returning to some of my favorite art supplies like origami papers and glitter. They look so dramatic with a little metallic acrylic paint and layers of water-soluble oil pastels.
Here’s a peek at the January Project coming up in my online class Serendipity 2.
I’ve been getting a lot of questions about what class to take and I always say, sign up for the class that sounds most exciting to you. For me, painting is never about what I “think” is right but, always about following my gut instinct.
Here’s a little of what students are saying…
“Juliette’s classes are soul-filling! I WISH I could express how you have changed my vision and freed my mind.” -Dana Strickland
“I can’t tell you how much I learn from you explaining what you’re doing wrong and right while you’re painting. I feel so much more confident in my own art because of this, I am forgiving myself when I can’t paint a perfect picture, make a perfect doll or quilt on the first try. I feel I have gotten my money’s worth already and we have a year to go. What a fantastic class this is. Thank you for being REAL..” -Peggy McDevitt
I hope you enjoy a lovely weekend! Happy painting!
Ps. If you’ve been looking for a positive and inspiring gift to give someone special, you can find my book Inspired By The Little Things right here.