Wednesday, September 17, 2014

updates from the studio and a GIVEAWAY!

It's been a while since I've posted an update about the goings on over here so today I've put together a few things that need to be shared! 

First I am honored to be featured (and on the cover) in the fall 2014 Cloth Paper Scissors Studios magazine! I talk all about juggling my business, art and family. These types of opportunities are always really fun and super humbling- I still pinch myself thinking is this real?!? Included in this issue are some amazing artists like Leslie Riley, Damon Robinson, Jennifer Paganello, Pauline Lim and more!  For info on this issue or to purchase your own copy head on over HERE.

I am finishing up my latest online class- Redefine Creativity. I have been filming and creating classes back to back for the last 9 months and I will be taking a little break to plan and create more classes for the beginning of the new year (I've got some fun stuff up my sleeve). But for now I need a little break this fall to actually get into the studio to do what I love most- making art and craft.

This means I will have more time to create more fun goodies for the shop (I've got some cool stuff coming soon!) so stay tuned- in the next couple of weeks I will be announcing when new batches of pouches (accessories and more) will hit the shop.




And last, I am SUPER excited to announce that I will be teaching for Life Book 2015! Life Book 2015 is a year- long online course featuring 26 different teachers with 26 different perspectives on the creative process. Life Book is packed with lessons, inspiration and a vibrant community of artists from all over the world.


Registration opens on October 6th and the course begins on January 1st, 2015 and today I am giving away one FREE SPOT!  
To enter, leave me a comment below tell me one thing (anything) creative that you are interested in learning or want to try!
I will randomly select a winner and announce on the blog on Saturday.
All the Life Book teachers are giving away spots on their blogs (see the schedule below), so head on over to check them all out!
8th September 2014 – Tamara Laporte –  http://www.willowing.org/

9th September 2014 – Jane Davenport – http://janedavenport.com/

10th September 2014 – Joanne Sharpe – http://joannezsharpe.blogspot.co.uk/
11th September 2014 –  Jenny Lee Wentworth – http://jennyleewentworth.blogspot.co.uk/
12th September 2014 –  Violette Clark – http://www.violette.ca/
13th September 2014 –  Chris Zydel – http://creativejuicesarts.com/
14th September 2014 –  Danielle Donaldson – http://danielledonaldson.com/
15th September 2014 –  Effy Wild – http://effywild.com/
16th September 2014 –  Flora Bowley – http://florabowley.com 
17th September 2014 –  Alisa Burke – http://http://alisaburke.com
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18th September 2014 –  Rachael Rice – http://rachaelrice.com/
19th September 2014 –  Jeanne Oliver – http://www.jeanneoliverdesigns.com/
20th September 2014 –  Andrea Gomoll – http://andrea-gomoll.de/
21st September 2014 –  Kristin van Valkenburgh – http://www.kristinvanvalkenburgh.com/
22nd September 2014 –  Jill K. Berry – http://jillberrydesign.com/
23rd September 2014 –  Alena Hennessy – http://www.alenahennessy.com/
24th September 2014 –  Juliette Crane – http://www.juliettecrane.com/
25th September 2014 –  Jenny Doh – http://blog.crescendoh.com/crescendoh/
26th September 2014 –  Mati Rose McDonough – http://www.matirose.com/
27th September 2014 –  Patti Ballard – http://www.pbsartstudio.com
28th September 2014 –  Lynzee Lynx – http://lynzeelynx.com/
29th September 2014 –  Roben Marie Smith – http://www.robenmarie.com/
30th September 2014 –  Andrea Schroeder – http://www.creativedreamincubator.com/
1st October 2014 –  Lynn Whipple – http://www.lynnwhipple.com/
2nd October 2014 –  Donna Downey – http://www.donnadowney.com/


UPDATE!
THE WINNER IS....









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morning dove said...

right now i want to learn how to use the viva products, have some luscious inka gold products. and would love to create a fabric journal. love your creativity and DIY with family. so inspiring!

Veronica SnowflakeFaerie said...

Congratulations on the magazine feature, well deserved!
I'd love to win a spot on the Life Book! Love learning new things, making artsy friends and having fun. Would love to learn to use more texture on my pages, chunky collage with fibers and all sorts of goodies.
Thanks for the chance to win a spot! Have a lovely day!

linda said...

thanks for the chance! would love to be able to incorporate art into daily life, hustle and bustle... because we don't always have time to break out ALL the supplies!

Virginia said...

Crikey this is fab, erm different uses of different paints I think - I always go for the acrylics but have others that I rarely use!

Saskia said...

One thing I really want to learn... finding my 'own style' in drawing and painting. It must be simple and cute and colourfull (or black & white?),... :)
Thanks for the chance to win a spot at LifeBook 2015!!! Fingers crossed!!!
And congratulations with that great cover!!!
Smiles from Belgium, Saskia :)

murielpritchett said...

I would like to win a spot in life book because it sounds so fun and challenging. I would like to be motivated to dive into again what was my favorite activities in my childhood.
I would like to try printing on some sort of fake gelli type printing plate! Yeah.

Mel Connell said...

I would love to try finishing off a canvas with a wax layer embedded with glitter and buffed to a shine. oooooh

Miek said...

I would love learning more how to make some stamps and using them on fabric. Now hoping this is my lucky number. Have a great year ! greetings from Holland

joy matthews said...

maybe clay, or anything that results in 3D articles…so fabrics with wire, paper and PVA glue…stones and sticks and 'no nails' glue…found items…thats it…I find things all the time…how to put them together in a really satisfying way…thats not too much to ask is it? lol

tutorial girl said...

I wish to learn some sewing in 3D form. I'm ok with my free motion stitch, and I really wish I could do this in 3D form as a tapestry or jewellery... and I wish to work on wood more.

vintagerockchick said...

I love to learn just how to start creating without 'faffing' around and tidying my studio rather than getting on and 'doing' something.

Effie said...

I need to stop being a neat freak and embrace the raggy edges

Isabel said...

I would love learning more how to paint on fabric.
Thanks for the chance to win a spot at LifeBook 2015!!! Fingers crossed!
Congratulations from Barcelona!

Emilia said...

I would like more classes like the sketchbook and watercolor classes you did a couple years ago. I think they are fantastic!!!

Emily said...

I'd like to learn to organize the "messiness" a little, so it actually looks like something.

Lynette (NZ) said...

I'd really like to try drawing faces and I see Life Book has lots of that. Thanks for the opportunity - would be fab to be able to learn from so many great artistic teachers.

becslb said...

I want to play more with fabric painting - learning to create one of a kind fabrics that I can use to create unique bags, cushions and even clothes

Anetka said...

Maybe it's not about learning but more getting into the habit of creating every day, of making art and creating part of my every day life (YES, PLEASE:):)) Thank you for this lovely opportunity Alisa.

Jennifer said...

My goal would be to absorb as much mixed media diva goodness as my addled brain can handle and then morph it into a new "take" on things that is uniquely me! With love and aloha…

Nina Fenner said...

Gosh, I'd love to win a place on this course. I desperately need to develop my own style, I spend SO much time looking at other peoples work and not enough time making my own. It would be fab to be part of a community all striving together like this

kristin jacob said...

i would love to learn more about making flowery prints with the wax-batik-technique - this ancient art form from indonesia! it´s such a fantastic way to make paintings and prints of flowers and geometric shapes and even doodles.
i would love to win the spot - so i don´t need to register on the 6th of october because it´s my birthday!

Analog Girl said...

Such a good giveaway! I would LOVE to try to use gold leaf. Is the one material I never used and I love how it looks in all sorts of creative projects. :)

Tracy J D Allen said...

What a fantastic opportunity. I would love to learn to work with glass, fused glass, stained glass and maybe even some glass blowing!

Elisabetta Brustio said...

Grazie Alisa per l'opportunità! Penso che ogni modo per creare sia bello da imparare, sono attirata dal dipingere su supporti "non tradizionali", magari usando strumenti e materiali di riciclo!!!

Thank you Alisa for the opportunity! I think that every way to create it's beautiful to learn, I'm curious to drawn to the "no-traditional" paint media, perhaps using tools and materials recycling !!!

prachee :) said...

i would love to learn to express myself through art...i m bad at communicating things..telllin stories...nd alsooo some day i would love to learn make pots out of clay :)

Fil said...

I'd love to learn how to illustrate a songbook I'm working on..

bensedin art said...

I would like to win!

Niky Sayers said...

I would love to learn how to have the confidence to just create art.

Bubamara šarena said...

I would love to learn more about painting on fabric and thank you for this opportunity!

Francisca Nunes said...

What I want to learn is how to create freely without fear of what others might think. creativity in total freedom!

bwheather said...

Wow, I'd actually really like to learn more about sculpture and texture. ;-)

Tuey said...

I would like to learn to make habit of creating art everyday.

Olga Prokhorova said...

You are very inspiring! I want to study!

bluelesley said...

I want to learn how to express what I am feeling through art. Thank you for the chance to win a place on Lifebook 2015.

mary said...

I would love to learn to sew one day-just threading the darn machine is a challenge!! I don't need to make anything extravagant-some pillows, hem some curtains, make a couple of those adorable pouches you show in this post. It's do-able right? Right!

coco.nut said...

I'd like to explore watercolors, because I still don't feel confident using them, and I'd like to learn to combine different media. I also want to work on composition and develop my drawing skills - a lot of work ahead! :D

congratulations on being on the cover!!! I have been admiring you and your artistic path for years, I think you truly deserve this distinction!!!

Ariel said...

Congrats on being on the cover. Those background flowers look gorgeous. I want to come out with my own style in doing art. Thank you for this giveaway.

Swaathi Rao said...

Hey Alisa!

Your cover photo looks awesome! Fun, arty and colorful... just like everthing about you! :)

I'd consider myself soooper lucky if I win that spot! Need to learn loads... want to learn painting techniques.. watercolor, acrylic and mixed media! I am from an IT background and never had the chance to learn the skills... It would be great if I could put atleast 50% of my thoughts and plans on paper/canvas!

Thank you for the opportunity! All the best :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I'd love to learn more about drawing quick portraits of people who are around me (family, friends, colleagues)
Stephanie (from Paris)

Coral said...

I'm feeling the call of working on a big canvas. Lots of colours and layers and patterns and text.

Özge B. said...

I would love to enhance my painting capacity on canvas and turn them into sewing projects. I also would love to try painting/ drawing on other surfaces like wood, metal etc...I know this will be a great workshop.

FarStarr said...

I'm looking to play fast and loose with my Golden acrylics. Thanks for a chance to win!

Anna Nowicki said...

I love your work, will get the magazine and would love to enter the course - I would really like to learn how to multi media journal properly - I have 'played' a little but its not successful - need a few teacher!! PLEASE

stacie said...

I would love to learn more about working with watercolors. I have taken LB for the past 3 years and love it! Would love a chance to win a spot in LB 15!

Anonymous said...

i love to work with all kinds of paper. usually i use stamps, pencils and watercolors but i would love to learn about printing technics.
orinailah from (germany)
orinailah@gmx.de

Cynthia Kurth said...

Only one thing? Today I like to ad more softness to everything. And what I am realy bad at is to make Callages. So I will learn to make a mix media with fabric.
Congratulations and Thanks to you

Ditsy Bird Designs said...

Freedom! I would love to learn some ways to loosen up creatively...my natural style is quite tight and restrictive, which is fine n dandy, but I'd love to experiment with a more fluid style.

iHanna said...

I want to learn how to paint freely - with confidence! :)

Laurie Sullivan said...

This class sounds so awesome. A goal of mine is to incorporate creativity and art into my daily routine. I think that creating this habit for myself would add to my daily life exponentially!

LindieLee said...

I'm interested in learning to paint more free but not more messy.

dianne said...

I'm really interested in learning about different mixed media techniques.

Mary Brack said...

I want to learn how to carve my own stamps. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

De said...

I want to learn how to let go and just paint and draw without worrying about every single mark. It's hard to do when you are trying to break some habits of being a perfectionist!

Charissa said...

Wow! How fun! I would love to learn about color choice and choosing good color pallets. Thanks for the chance to win!

Erin Fish said...

I want to learn how to develop my own style - something that others will recognize as mine! Thank you for this generous give away!

kenzie said...

To lean into the process more instead of focusing on the outcome and to be less critical of my work. Thank you for the opportunity :)

marisa said...

im intrested in learing about relaxing whilst painting and letting go and being in the moment.

Linda said...

To create more on fabric, either with painting or printing with a Gelli plate. Love your work!!!

Beth said...

I want to learn more about color mixing so I can create my own color pallets.

Kelly said...

In the 80's I took a lot of tole painting classes. You know, trace pattern and fill in with paint. I want to learn how to paint freely & develop my own look--no patterns needed. (Thanks for the opportunity. Keeping my fingers crossed) :)

Marieke said...

I'd love to learn about drawing and painting people and portraits & to really make them come alive.

Kate Cannon said...

I really would like to learn more about painting

Becky said...

I would love to learn about watercolors and mixed media!! Thanks xxx Becky

PALOMA ACCESSORIES said...

I love to learn about color combination!!!!!!!!!! : )

Pat said...

I would love to work "Large."

mary said...

Would love to learn more about sketching and watercolors!

Kara Monroe said...

I always love your studio updates and getting a hint at what you're planning. I'd love to learn more techniques for art on the go (or maybe spend more time thinking about how I do art on the go). I do a lot of doodling and sketching when I'm on the go but great tips for adding in some paint and mixed media would also be wonderful.

mergie said...

What in the world is "Color Theory"? I would love to learn about mixing colors. I always thought red was just red. Thank You.

Lisa Lucchese said...

I am interested in learning anything new; I like to expand my creativity to areas that I would not otherwise venture.

Kirstin @ LillIBean Designs said...

I struggle with creating intuitively, my little b!#ch popping in at the most inappropriate times! Looking forward to seeing your classes next year.

Debbie said...

I would like to learn better layout compositions in incorporating doodles and simple illustrations and how to use type as art in my designs.

Denise said...

I want to learn to draw trees simply and beautifully.

Monika said...

I love the blog! You art is kind of my inspiration! :)

Denise said...

Gelli printing! I find it fascinating but haven't worked up the nerve to try it yet. (And I love the idea of this year long class. Awesome!)

Joanne said...

I LOVE getting inspiration from all different artists...it really adds depth to ones work when adding just a hint of a new technique!
Thank you Alisa for daily inspiration on your amazing blog!!

Benita Joy said...

one day i would LOVE to try silk screen printing.. I hope i actually get to do it at some stage, although thats not likely to happen any time soon...

Marika Lemay said...

Your blog is so inspiring! Your creations are amazing! I love to see your family, Lucy, Andy and you, doing things. May I suggest a future online class??? Beneath the surface #2!!!! Thank you very much!

Valerie Serfozo said...

I am looking forward to some awesome inspiration. So glad to hear that you will be teaching!

Luci said...

I want to learn how to find my own style. Thanks for the chance to win a spot!

Jenn said...

Congrats on the magazine feature! I would love to participate in Life Book! Talk about amazing and inspiring! Right now I am looking to learn more about making my own prints. Thanks for the chance!

Allison DiMaggio said...

I would love to learn to explore new and different color schemes in paint.

Miriam Ide said...

Oh, my answer hasn't shown up. So again:

First of all congratulations on your cover story.

I have no idea how many courses I already participated. Not only all the online courses of Alisa or those in my home town. I also studied design but I cannot get enough of it. I still love to learn more and more. There are so many ways to be creative and so many influences and inspiration. This course would be just perfect for me.

Best wishes from Germany.

Monika said...

I would like to win a free spot and learn to be more brave in creating and my own ideas realization. And a new technique is always welcome. Pick me! :)

Denise Smart said...

I would still like to learn to draw faces better,explore better color combinations,leather work,use my gelli plate more,learn bookbinding skills and I know this is way more than one but I couldn't decide which one.
Love your cover with Cloth,Paper,Scissors and always enjoy your blog and whatever new things you are working on.

Janet Ghio said...

Wow! what a line up of instructors!! I'm currently into all things about sketching and making nature journals.

joaleks said...

Congrats, Alisa!
As to The Life Book, I would love to find my own voice, my style in art...

Mrs. Teri McMurtagh said...

First--congrats to the COVER GIRL! Living a crazy busy life this year I would like to catch up on some of the newest trends and products that I haven't seen or tried yet. Fingers crossed!!

Helmi said...

That sounds very good. I like to be inspired by your work

ashley:) said...

3D Cloth Doll

Talk about a aha moment standing in the line at Barnes & Noble seeing you sweet face on this magazine! Already with a arm full of magazines I purchased it too! It was like you were standing there. I told my daughter hey look there's my art friend. Precious! Article was amazing...

Denise said...

So nice to meet You.Lovely colorful blog and I'm sure it reflects Your life. Congrats in all Your recent success.I would love a spot in Tams Willowing 2015 class.One thing........Hhhmmm.....So many ,but one You ask for.Well,ONE would be....How to get a specific character in a persons face,to look like that person Your drawing.Thank You too Tam for giving Me a chance to even participate in an art class I could not afford. Nice meeting You Alisa .I'm so glad You have friends Connect from Google,so many artist don't have it now days and that's how I prefer to follow people-Denise

Dana said...

Hello Alisa and thank you for this great opportunity! I would love to learn how to paint BIG!It has been on my mind for a while :D

Art Newbie said...

Hi! Thank you for considering me for a spot on LB 2015! I am a beginner at art and would love to learn a few acrylic techniques and faces...

Gail Brule' said...

Congrats on the cover! I'd love to learn more about sketching - I am new to it but have a big overseas trip planned next year and want to capture moments in my sketchbook!

Amy said...

I'm interested in learning more about printmaking techniques

Kelly said...

I'm so excited about the 2015 LB teacher lineup - AMAZING group of artists. It's going to be so great! I'd love to learn mono printing. I bought the stuff to make my own gelli plate, but just haven't pulled the trigger yet. Thanks for the chance to win a LB15 spot!

Janie Husband said...

I am fascinated with mono printing....... Such great messy fun......

Sue Marrazzo said...

I just bought this book in my local art store. KUDOS to YOU...I loved the article.
You are so talented = )
I'd like to create some more mixed media assemblages. Thanks for this opportunity!

Caterina said...

I'd love to learn more about painting on canvas ;-) Thanks for the opportunity xoxo from Italy

Kate @ KMericks said...

I would love to learn how to use my inherited sewing machine. :) Thanks!

Jenny said...

Congrats on the cover! It's beautiful!! I would love a spot in this class to be able to beef up my skills.

Jen said...

What a fantastic offer. I need help in being more creative. I am great at copying but finding my own voice is what I need help in. Beautiful cover.

OracleGaia said...

Well I'm really new to art journalling so learning anything sounds wonderful to me. I especially want to learn two things though. First how to create wonderful layered backgrounds, and secondly how to be able to just sit down, relax, empty my mind and get into the process of creating - and not particularly in that order. Thanks for this chance to win a place with all the wonderful teachers on LB 2015!

Paula said...

Congratulations on the cover!

Do I have to pick one thing I want to learn? I want to learn everything I can then distill it all down to my own bottle of art essence!

Anonymous said...

I need help to paint outside my little tiny box..i can paint tiny but big is so intimidating for me. HELP!!
Love watchingyou doing anything!!!
thanks...Ruth from ND

Gloria L said...

Hi, Alisa! Thank you for the opportunity to win a spot in LifeBook. I would love to be able to make my own stamps, and I think you could help me with that!

Susie said...

I keep a garden journal, but want to take it up to another level and add art to it.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to take more drawing classes because it will improve all aspects of my work!
Thx for the drawing!
Janet M.

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

I would love to learn to paint on fabric! I'm looking forward to meeting you and your art in LB 2015!!!

Carla Marostegan said...

Alisa, thanks for the opportunity, I really like your work. I would like to learn how to use gelli plate, painting the whimsy faces I make and improve my skills in general.

B Burke said...

I want to learn more about color, Alisa, and I'd love to do it in Life Book. Thanks!

Phoebe said...

Ooohhh - so many wonderful things going on for you right now! I'd love to learn to screen print, and, well, I'd also love to learn how to let go and just make. This course sounds awesome - thank you for the giveaway!

Nicole Warrington said...

I would love to learn how to create encaustic paintings. So rich and lovely!

thepastelghost said...

I would love to learn different painting techniques!

Kelly Monaghan said...

I love your classes and am very happy that you are a life book teacher too! Yay!
One new thing I'd like to try is painting a BIG canvas...that feels very exciting to me!

Haley said...

Congratulations on the magazine feature! I would love to learn how to weave. I've tried to make some small weavings, but I love seeing a bunch of the huge ones that are popular these days.

DoOverDog said...

I'd like to learn to put more art and interest in my sewing projects!

Stacey said...

Life Book looks amazing. I'd like to try a more loose style of artwork.

Linda Kunsman said...

Hmmm...I'm open to trying so many new things!! Mostly , I wish to learn to paint on larger substrates-the largest I've worked on is 9" x 12". I want to learn to let go of the fear of that big white space! I'm certain the year long Lifebook class would do that for me.

Kim said...

I love this magazine. I just looked at the newsstand for it the other day but it wasnt out yet. Congrats on the cover!

I would love to learn anything about painting on fabric and creating texture in the process.

Jorin said...

I want to learn how to draw and paint faces and I think, that I can do this next year in Life Book 2015.

Cecile said...

I know it sounds silly, but I'm intimidated by paint! I consider myself kind of a crafter (I knit, weave, spin yarn, crochet, sew, bead and more), but painting is the thing I'd like to do next!

Cathy McClellan said...

Great question... thought of many techniques, wanting to get brave and confident with layers of color. But mostly, I want to learn to let go. Hmmm, many it's the same thing.

Liz said...

What I really, really want to learn is making my own furniture! I would love to fill my house with self made items!
Very nice give away again! Thanks!

Barbara said...

I want to learn to paint loose, wild, imaginative! I am so much a realist.....and I want out of my box!!!

Jade Scarlett said...

Would love to win a spot!

Anita/Nee Nee Ree Beads said...

Hi Alisa! I am a polymer clay artist and would love to learn more about color/light/perspective so that I can design more 3D-looking creations using darker and lighter to give my looks depth.

Elizabeth said...

So many things I want to learn and improve on, but urban sketching has been on my mind more often lately. Can't wait to see you in LB2015. Love following your antics and creative life on your blog. Lucy so reminds me of my daughter at that age(she's 26 now). Hold on tight...time flies way too fast.

Sarah said...

I'd love to learn how to make clothing. I can sew a straight line, and that's about it. Would love a spot in the class!

Mary said...

I'm excited to explore different printing methods.

Jana K said...

I would love to learn to knit and crochet. And I would love to win this class, too. :-) Thanks for your inspiration.

Silvia said...

Encaustics! I have starter kit and just need some sort of heating surface. I would love a spot in the class. Thanks!

Sherrie and Becky said...

composition is my weak point-would love to see that incorporated into a lesson
looking forward to seeing you in 2015

Jessica T said...

I would LOVE to learn how to incorporate more fabric and mixed media techniques into my portrait sketches.

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

Thanks for the chance for the win! Anything creative? Anything creative! Right now I'm keen to inject more art into my sewing...so anything to do with fabric painting, printing, repetitive design...all that fun stuff!

JustaNoteFromJane said...

Congratulations on your article. I've always want to draw or paint a face.

Gretchin G said...

I would loooove to learn to do hand lettering better!! My art journals are in desperate need of words of inspiration...!

Christine Langemeijer said...

Stencil how to create you own uniek set thanks

Kristin said...

Upholstering with your own art! I would love that!!

Orangie said...

I would love to try and let loose in my artwork rather than hanging on to perfection, whoch is what my habits are developing into after have to do several lifelike observational drawings at school

Diya said...

I want to learn fashion iluustration. trying out a few things as of now :DThanks for the giveaway.

Unknown said...

I want to learn pottery:) -Pallavi

Rebecca Lovell said...

So exciting to see you as a cover girl!!! :-) Yay!!! One thing I really want to try right now is crochet. I have all the tools, I just need to sit down and learn how to do it!

Kimi W said...

I would love to do something creative with photos and paint!

Cheryl Connell said...

I would like to learn more about carving my own stamps and stencils, gelli plate printing and encaustic. All in my spare time of course!

Shinjini said...

I want to learn how to draw faces!

Sarah Leonard said...

I want to try to use different fabrics and wool on a mixed media canvas :)

blondiesr71 said...

Since I don't have good handwriting (sometimes I can't even read it!) I'd like to learn lettering techniques and how to incorporate it onto a canvas and into an art journal. Thank you so much!!

Kandi Taylor said...

I would love to win! I am an artist whom has sold a few things, but would love to get more into the business side of art.

Marilyn K. said...

I would love to go to an art retreat and learn new things and see new places!

Patricia F said...

I am interested in learning to sketch/draw different objects. So far I have only focused on drawing faces. Would love to win a spot for LB 2015.

CR Bentley said...

I would love to learn to sew and stitch with more confidence, and how to do the free form stitching.

Jacqueline said...

I want to be more free with my art. I tend to try and control it and be too tight when I draw.

meghanboeckman said...

I would love to learn how to create beautiful flower canvas and how to make those beautiful pencil pouches and textile printing.

Jackie said...

I want to learn to incorporate embroidery into my painting. I'm hoping it will add texture and a new dimension. It's two things that are not thought of as creative cousins and I want to learn how to break that rule.

Denise said...

I am interested in some creative processes that involve the use of acrylic or alcohol inks. Thanks Alisa, for the chance to win a spot in Life Book 2015!

Janet said...

Congratulations on the magazine article!! As for what I'd like to learn...how to add more texture and layers to my art.

cheryl lennox said...

I want to make pretty burlap flowers for fall...

TesoriTrovati said...

I want to work with metal. I want to create my own findings, chain, pendants, rings, etc. I want to get out the torch and all the pieces that go along with it (that I already have!) and just play until I find my distinct artistic voice! Then I want to combine those pieces with my clay and resin for a look that is totally my own. Of course, I need to quit my day job to do that so that I have daylight hours to immerse myself in creating. ;-) You are an amazing role model of a creative woman doing it all with style. Go on and keep shining your light! Enjoy the day. Erin

Lena said...

I always want to try something new, interesting and unknown...and I love, love, love new art supplies :) so...

curlygirlpress said...

I'd like to try cold porcelain clay. Look it up if you haven't heard of it (please tell me I'm not the only one in the dark ages here) - seems like a tool you could make great use of, Alisa! = )

Aimee Hobson said...

I would love to learn how to use encaustic waxes with mixed media art/paintings. Looks like it would be so much fun!

Cathy said...

I would like to learn how to layer colors nicely and use some of the awesome sprays that are out there! :)

søren said...

I work in so many styles, I just like to try other people's methods to add bits of theirs into my own work!

Barbara said...

Gelli printing is something I haven't tried that I'd like to explore. That and quick impressionistic faces. This class sounds amazing - thanks for the opportunity, Alisa!

CyberGirL said...

I love backgrounds. I would like to be capable of doing great backgrounds. It must be liberating to play with all kind of textures and colours. It seems to be easy but is not, at least not for me!

rachal said...

I would love to learn a fun way to use color to create texture in the backgrounds!
Thanks for the opportunity to win:)

Karen Lundgren said...

I struggle with coming up with unique ideas that are all my own. I can mimic others work and/or style, but to come with something that is truly mine is difficult.

Carol Porter said...

Congratulations on the article, I posted a picture of it on Instagram a while back. I'm interested in Learning how to incorporate more color into my artwork and encaustics.

Sara Martin said...

I would LOVE to be able to doodle and sketch with confidence. My lines are always measured and carefully drawn. Would love to learn how to just let them flow freely!

Theresa said...

Hello Alisa,
I bought the this issue because you were on the cover. Wonderful! Bravery, to add layers and complexity to a piece (collage, mixed media, doodles) is something that I would like to improve :)

Anonymous said...

I would love to learn about color and basic watercolor techniques. I love your blog alisa!
Laurie from broken wings studio

Susan D said...

I want to try Art journaling :-)

Holly S said...

I want to try fabric dyeing and making a wall hanging quilt from it!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I would like to learn more about creating abstract art.
Julia Molewyk

Suman Pandit said...

I would really really love to win this spot....am so keen to know how I can bring harmony in colors and techniques and really bring a project to come alive !!!

Stacy Magic said...

I would love to learn to make practical pieces that incorporate my art. (Looking at your pen bags and pillows.) It would be great fun to have a table painted and decoupaged or otherwise decorated next to my bed, in place of a nightstand. Or fun, Stacy-made pillows on the couch. Looking forward to Life Book 2015 and all the new, cool lessons.

Ann Dreyer said...

Yea and congrats to you! Another great magazine feature. I've crocheted for years but would love to learn to knit properly.

Joanne said...

I would love to learn more gelli plate printing techniques. I also want to do a daily art journal. thanks for a chance to win a spot in lifebook 2015. I love your work and have taken many of your online classes. you are a big inspiration to me.

Jane Cullen said...

Wow! Congrats on the feature. I will have to buy that one for sure. I would love to learn how to doodle and draw better and more confidently. Right now if I make a mistake, I just give up. I would love a chance to win a spot.

Meghan Thimjon said...

So glad you "adopted" me into the family!
I have been thinking of doing lifebook for awhile and now for sure will do it if you are one of the instructors! Woo hoo!

Ain't No Ninny said...

Congrats to you on your feature! I love your bright and cheerful work and would love to be free-er in all of my art. I'd love to win a spot in LB2015! deardeniseh (at) yahoo (dot com)

Sarah Spindell said...

I was signed up for LB2014 by my boyfriend for Christmas last year as my present. When I found out that you would be teaching this year I was excited I couldn't contain it. :) something that I want to learn is how to sew. I have tons of fabric and have no idea what to use it for. I'd live to create things from fabric like you!

Andi*B said...

Felt! my daughter brought home a project we had to do together and it was REALLY cool. so... soon to be my next exploration!

terip said...

I was so excited to see you on the cover of the magazine and to find out you are teaching as part of the lifebook class. i would love to learn how to combine different mediums into single pieces and develop my own 'style'

free2be said...

I would like to learn more about incorporating sewn elements into my artwork.

Deanna Hogan said...

I'd like to learn how to apply artsy designs to fabric, and to then make *things* from that fabric!

jenid* said...

Hello Alisa!!
I am on the path to re-discovering my creative intuition and abilities!! I would dive deeper into painting, collaging, journaling, wood, fabric and text. Thanks!!*

Kelly said...

Congrats on your cover! I always enjoy reading your blog. I am interested in learning how to incorporate gold leaf into acrylic paintings to add a little sparkle :)

Joy said...

Congratulations on the magazine cover/article!!! I would love to learn more about adding texture to my paintings. Thank you!

Lisa Calvert said...

I would love to learn calligraphy and incorporate it with my art. thanks for the opportunity to win a spot, glad you are teaching this year love your stuff.

Rachel Evans-White said...

Hi! I have been trying to build up the courage to add sewing to my art journaling repertoire for some time! I love what other people do with stitches. Just one of many things really :-)

Robin Broitman said...

I'm interested in learning how to use different acrylic mediums- gels, pastes, etc. for different effects.

Jess said...

I would love to learn more about lettering and pattern repeating for textiles... I guess that's two things. Congratulations on the cover! Looks great and can't wait to pick-up a copy.

Diane D said...

Love to do anything with lettering included....need to learn to loosen up a bit and take more chances when creating art!

Lynn said...

Thanks so much for this amazing chance, Alisa! How exciting for you! I would like to learn, oh so many things, but to have to choose only one for now, I'd have to say painting.

Sandy said...

I would love to learn to block print

Cristina - the creativemag.ro said...

owww! Beautiful feature! I love PAGES! Unfortunately - I can only njoy it on my kindle as the shipping will cost more than the magazine itself!

I would love to learn more on how to keep an art journal alive and going! Many teachers on Life Book 2015 are my favorites, you are one of my fresh finds and dear, I'm glad I've found you! You have a gorgeous website and I have browsed you classes and I'm considering taking one or two in the near future. Let's see if I'm the lucky one to win a spot, it would be an awesome birthday present as my birthday is on ..yeah, October 6th! Yay!

Much love from Romania,
Cristina

Lynda Norton said...

Super you are teaching in Lifebook 2015. I would like to learn more about printing, something I am just looking into for collage, and anything collage too. Love all mixed media lessons though, all fun.

momx2cre8s said...

I would love to learn how to paint boldly on a large scale! That would be awesome!

all shiny and new said...

I'd really like to become more confident using different mediums. I seem to freeze everytime I think about using them.

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