Friday, December 11, 2015

a new class and a GIVEAWAY TODAY!

My nest class Sketchbook Stories goes live on Tuesday, December 15th. And today I am giving away 10 free spots to this class! Scroll all the way to the bottom of this post to enter to win. 

I've also got a little pop up sale on this class that will run until Sunday- take $10 off Sketchbook Stories.

SKETCHBOOK STORIES
LIVE: December 15th
$30.00  SALE $20.00

As many of you know, drawing and sketching is a really important part of my creative process. I believe that regardless of your experience, drawing is a wonderful way to stay inspired. In this class we will be using basic drawing and sketching concepts as a way to capture a moment, document ideas and tell a story. I will be sharing prompts, techniques and ways to turn your sketchbook into a diary!

Check out all the details over in the shop HERE







ENTER TO WIN A FREE SPOT IN SKETCHBOOK STORIES!

Leave me a comment
Tell me your favorite things to draw
I will randomly select 10 winners and announce them in this post on Sunday.


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Judit said...

Nature bits and pieces are my fab!

Meghan Thimjon said...

Lately been working on flowers! Went on a walk today with the dog and there are tons of leaves finally all over the ground! I picked a few up and sketched them earlier! That was fun!

Melody said...

I like to draw clothes, flowers, leaves and lettering.

Liz said...

My favorite drawing themes are our two cats and our Flemish giant and sugar skulls!

Esperanza said...

Thanks a lot. I enjoy very much your classes. My favorite are flowers, and themes related to nature.

Alicia Marquez said...

My favorite things to draw are flowers, mandalas and whimsical girls.

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

I haven't drawn a lot yet. When I do, I mostly try simple animal shapes or flowers.

Francisca Nunes said...

I love to draw mandalas and flowers!! But I'm exercising my drawing skils of other objects, witch is more dificult for me!!!

lv said...

Love to draw flowers!

lv said...

Love to draw flowers!

Liesbeth Williams said...

Stones, shells, patterns, landscape

Miriam Ide said...

This will be an awesome class again.

I draw very different things. From flowers to animals, cartoon kids, houses and landscapes, doodles and mandalas. And at the moment little robots for my 14 weeks old son. Art journals and stories aren't part of my portfolio yet.

Kristina said...

All things nature: flowers, leaves, trees and clouds :)

Miriam Ide said...

This will be an awesome class again.

I draw very different things. From flowers to animals, cartoon kids, houses and landscapes, doodles and mandalas. And at the moment little robots for my 14 weeks old son. Art journals and stories aren't part of my portfolio yet.

linda said...

i really love to draw girls!

Suman Pandit said...

Alisa, I like to draw mandalas and flowers, lately started drawing some birds !!

Tineke said...

I mostly just doodle, but have been trying to sketch more and currently loving to (attempt to) draw birds

Soul House said...

Hi Alisa, I love to draw flowers, leaves, trees and patterns. This class sounds awesome.

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Des croquis magnifiques et remplis d'une belle âme.

Joyeuses fêtes à vous et tous ceux que vous aimez.

Gros bisous ❄︎

Anonymous said...

It would have to be anything from nature including plants, flowers, insects, birds and feathers ..always lots of feathers left for me in the garden. Patterns and doodles are fun too.
Keryl

Agata said...

Patterns is what I love drawing most!

bmerves said...

I like to draw food. It's a way to draw natural objects aside from flowers and leaves.

Saskia said...

I'm looking for my 'own style', something whimsy! So I need to practice a lot. I love animals, nature, flowers,... Drawing & sketching makes me so happy, it's so relaxing! Fingers crossed!!!
Smiles from Belgium, Saskia :)

Stella said...

I love to draw stones and shells, flowers, pretty china and architectural details.

Emie58 said...

This class sounds awesome! I like to draw anything in nature.

Lisa Wilkinson said...

I love to draw flowers manadalas doodle random patterns drawing relaxes me

svitlana.blogspot.com said...

Hi, I like to draw flowers, animals,and I love trying new techniques as I am ispired.

Kathy said...

Flowers are my favorite things to draw!

Maria Peters said...

I find that I love geometrics - shapes & lines that can be repeated over and over to create a design whole.

Stacey Vadaj said...

right now i draw a lot of blobs and doodles but would like to spend more time drawing things.most of the blobs turn into flowers.

Iara said...

I need to get back to drawing... my favorite things to draw are housewares :)

Laurie said...

I love to draw flowers, plants, trees and kitchen items (food!)

Lauren said...

Mandalas and houses!!!

Ariel said...

My favorite sketching themes are flowers, trees, fruits and veggies, birds aND sea creatures. I also have a desire to learn to sketch buildings and vehicles.

Victoria said...

Hi Alisa, I follow you from Argentina! I like drawing things that I find in my home and the flowers in my garden.

Ieva And said...

My favorite thing to sketch is flowers! Nature in general, all colourful fishes, plants and all flying things! Like bees, incects

annette said...

I love to doodle in the margins, but sketching from nature is also a favorite. Class looks fantastic!

mirella said...

I´m not drawing a lot yet to be honest. I bought a little notebook and want to draw one page a day from january first with just the daily things. Love your work, gives me much inspiration.

Nadine said...

I love to draw flowers.

Jorin said...

I love to draw stones and seashells. Thanks for the chance to win a spot!

Stephanie said...

I love to draw animals!!

Denise said...

Flowers, or faces are my favorite. :)

Ginger said...

Sounds like a fun class! My favorites are flowers and trees.

marjolijn said...

I love to draw although I am a bit afraid to do it, because I think I can't. Everything in nature is perfect for a drawing. Practice makes perfect, isn't it? I love your work. Very inspiring.

Mrs. Teri McMurtagh said...

I love drawing just about anything but seem to gravitate to plants, leaves, flowers, or anything from the garden. Sounds like another fun class!

Kathi said...

Little bits of nature from around my yard or found out walking

Susan said...

I like to draw flowers and clothes and am trying to learn how to draw faces. Looks like a fun class!

Beverley Baird said...

I love to zentangle. But also love sketching flowers.

scrapbyrd said...

Flowers & abstract patterns!!!

Katie Mitchell said...

My favorite things to draw are flowers, birds, and animals. Looks like such a fun class!

Katie Mitchell said...

My favorite things to draw are flowers, birds, and animals. Looks like such a fun class!

marta said...

I love to draw my day by day life... my dog always inspire me :)
But i'd love to draw food as great as you do. I've become hungry by just looking at your drawins.

maryh said...

I love to sketch one thing that happens to me -- or in the world -- every day

moois van me said...

At this moment I like to draw abstract structures and patterns

Kate Cannon said...

I love to draw flowers and patterns. I also like to draw the things around me.

Consie @ AtopSerenityHill.com said...

I love to draw flowers and mandalas! Happy holidays!

MyDorbandt said...

My favorite theme is plain everyday objects we encounter so often we sometimes don't really appreciate. Thank you for sharing your talents and inspiring us all!

veronica said...

Mushrooms r fun shapes. And veggies, and flowers.

Sarah Sneed said...

I like to draw whatever inspires me. A lot of times it's simple things around the house: fruit, flowers, etc. I also love to try my hand at some animals and my favorite so far are horses.

Jen Johnson said...

My favorite thing to draw is random little things I see in everyday life in a new fun way. Thanks for offering this great giveaway!

linda said...

Flora, fauna and fairies! Thanks for offering this giveaway!

Kimberly Varhalla said...

I love to draw people and animals, and I need to get back into sketching for fun. The class looks great!!

Lori Plyler said...

Flowers, leaves, and more flowers. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Little Treasures said...

Nature - mostly flowers and leaves and geometrical doodles! Thank you for the fantastic giveaway!

~Carla~ said...

I love to draw everything! I stick to flowers and geometric shapes. I love the escape from the everyday that can happen while creating art!

Erin Fish said...

I love to draw flowers and funky little kids. Thank you for the generous giveaway!

Robin Johnson said...

I enjoy creating whimsical things, such as flowers, trees, clouds, characters and random doodles, just to name a few.

Kelly Cort said...

I don't take the time to draw, but would like to!

Rachel Higgins said...

Vines with a zentangle kind of feel are fun to draw, but I really yearn to draw the everyday things around me. I need more practice at that.

Leone said...

Please enter me in the draw, I would love to take your class. My favourite thing to draw is flowers. Merry Christmas.

Sheree said...

Hi Alisa, Thank you for all the inspiration you share on your daily blog. I'm a loyal reader and try new things because of what you share.

Laine said...

FLOWERS!!!!!!!

Sasha said...

When on a trip, I enjoy taking a few moments to make a small drawing of whatever we have been experiencing as a family, be that a cake, a waterfall or some nice flowers.

Aurora said...

I love drawing nature and flowers.

tutorial girl said...

I like to draw faces and lately I did start drawing from all nice interior pictures that are coming in to my email. I would usually forget about them, but now that I did start redrawing them in a sketchbook they are always there. I love it.

Michelle Arwood said...

Flowers are always my 'go to' but I'm desperately trying to branch out. This would be the perfect opportunity to try new things. Thank you for all that you do to share your art with the world! *peace*

Terri said...

I signed up for this class back in September, so I'm super excited for it to start soon! I try to do something in my sketchbook everyday, so this class will be very helpful. Lately my favorite things to draw have been flowers from my weekly bouquets and animals.

Janell said...

I love to draw leaves and street lamps.

Luci said...

I love to draw anything from nature, but especially mushrooms!

corinne said...

Awesome! I love to draw plants and botanicals! xo

brenda said...

I am lacking drawing skills and would love to learn some tips and techniques.

missann said...

How wonderful!! I love your classes!!

Pamela Harris said...

I go through phases. Almost always dogs. But then it might be food or flowers or just patterns...

Domestic Diva said...

I am not very good at it....but my recent obsession is drawing faces.

Kim said...

I enjoy drawing flowers and building scapes. I also enjoy your classes they are top notch.

Nancy said...

My drawing skills are rudimentary, but I'm learning and enjoy drawing flowers, mandalas, shells, and attempt faces. Would love to win a place in your class.

HallMom said...

I love drawing flowers and birds.

De said...

Currently drawing flowers, mandalas, and patterns in small bits of time.

De said...

Currently drawing flowers, mandalas, and patterns in small bits of time.

Michelle Joy Wecksler said...

I love to draw shapes and doodles :) I also seem drawn to (no pun intended) hearts, flowers, birds and dogs! Thanks for the chance to win!!!! :)

Team Clark said...

How generous of you! My favorite things to draw are people! So much fun, thanks for the chance!

Deb's Artful Journey said...

Thank you!! I love to draw my dog and shoes!

RLC said...

This is very generous of you. My favorite things to draw are paper dolls, but when I'm just doodling for fun than it tends to be shoes, lips and eyes.

Christie - Fine Lines said...

I like to draw food - YUM!!

Unknown said...

I love to draw letters and cherry blossoms!!! Well, it should be noted that I am in the early stages of learning. ��

Kruthika said...

I love drawing all things around me and flowers.. Flowers are my all-time favorite. :)

Unknown said...

And I don't know how to change from unknown to known... My name is Tammy Jo. 😁

Tonya @ Sprinkle on Glitter said...

My favorite thing to draw is fashion illustration and beautiful, dramatic dresses!

Kathleen said...

I love to draw plants,leaves,seashells and faces...sometimes all at once!

bensedin art said...

I love to draw flowers and geometric shapes!

Jewel said...

I am an older person who is a new artist. I am learning to draw and so I try practicing anything and everything. People, flowers, food, nature, etc.

Melinda said...

I love to draw houses and faces. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in your class!

jan said...

I love to draw and paint botanicals.

Teri said...

Right now I'm on a mandala and auraknot zentangle kick.

Meghan Dougherty-McGrath said...

Landscapes are my fav. Nature is a huge inspiration when it comes to my artwork. I love painting on the leaves as well. And seashells. I'm also a doodle addict. I'll doodle flowers, mandalas, and patterns are another favorite.

Laure Janus ~ Little Joys Studio said...

I've always loved drawing women's faces. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kim Nelson said...

I love to sketch florals and faces, sometimes together!

Lea Evans said...

Good Morning, My favorites are abstract patterns and idealized flowers

sherry said...

I love to doodle flowers and faces.

Michelle Weatherson said...

I really enjoy drawing what I call 'bits of nature.' A single petal with dew drops on it. An interesting rock. A cluster of berries. Anything micro.

Heather LS said...

I love to draw my kiddos toys, pattern and natural elements, but don't currently have a lot of time to draw. Thank you Alyssa for being an inspiration to me as a mom, teacher and artist! I am amazed and in awe at how the two of you make art on a daily basis with your daughter. What a gift you are giving her! I am an artist and full time teacher and struggle to find time to create with 2 little children. I know in time it will come. Thank you for being so inspiring!

Boomer said...

I love drawing birds and women. I'd be so excited to win a spot in your class. Thanks for the generous opportunity.

Ronda Walker said...

I like to draw things in nature and whimsical animals.

Giddings Art said...

Your class sounds wonderful! I love drawing whatever is nearby...my art supplies, a pine cone, my coffee mug...

Gina said...

I love to draw flowers, cats, and the things in my sketch kit- pens, pencils, etc.

Becky said...

Flowers and birds and little houses.

Micheal David Bond said...

Still life, what ever is outside the window I am near! Make believe creatures are next on the list.

Verna said...

People and all the little things that surround me.

jackie said...

I love drawing flourishes and paisleys.......and lettering

Emily Stowe said...

I love to draw flowers and food too!

Kristin Reeves said...

I am a doodler!! Doodles everywhere!! I can't help it...it relaxes me I guess!! Mostly abstract...paisley looking art. LOVE IT!!!

Susan Libertiny said...

I love to draw flower doodles and random geometric patterns. I find it very relaxing. Thank you for the opportunity to win a class. How cool!
Susan

NanW said...

Flowers and leaves are my favorites.

Anonymous said...

My favorite things to draw are flowers, I also enjoy Zentangle. I enjoy
reading your blog and watching your creative process. Thanks for a chance
to win this class.

Bea said...

I'm barely a drawer but find that I like the details best, like the feathers of the bird...bea

Beth said...

Faces and doodles. would love to draw more!

ZanziBach said...

Can't wait! Already bought this some time ago! :)

Cathe P. said...

Alisa, I would love this class. My favorite things to draw, (I'm a beginner), are flowers and patterns. Thanks for the opportunity.

Cathe P. said...

Alisa, I would love this class. My favorite things to draw, (I'm a beginner), are flowers and patterns. Thanks for the opportunity.

Barb Bradley said...

I used to love drawing plants and faces. In the last couple years, I discovered and enjoy Zentangle. One way or the other at this time, I want to draw to document the story of my daughter's recovery from a severe brain injury she received in a car accident in October. There is much to draw ...

susan w said...

After being challenged to both draw more regularly and to draw non-usual subjects in another class, I am looking forward to another opportunity to push myself into more frequent drawing.

Jan J said...

I like to use nature for inspiration for drawing and other art work. I have not yet really gotten into art journaling, but would love to. I think I need a class for the motivation to get started.

Sharon said...

I like to draw flowers, geometric shapes, things that I buy and or consume (that has helped me immensely in a couple areas! ;) ) and fashion! Thanks for allowing us to see and join in your creative process! It has helped to open up mine.

Le petit monde de Louison said...

My favorite is flower!!!

deanna7trees said...

love drawing buildings.

OnePerfectDay said...

I love doing portraits and I also love to draw very stylized flowers.
Thank you for the giveaway!!

Firesong said...

Right now my favorite thing to draw is abstract patterns and flowers. I have always wanted to keep a journal but I have problems with ideas and creativity and keeping it fresh.

Thanks for the giveaway.

Firesong said...

Right now my favorite thing to draw is abstract patterns and flowers. I have always wanted to keep a journal but I have problems with ideas and creativity and keeping it fresh.

Thanks for the giveaway.

Terri Young said...

I wonder if you will make it this far down in the list! LOL I love to draw people and trees. I think they just go together so nicely. I also love to draw tangles to create beautiful Zentangle artwork! I wish you and your lovely family a wonderful winter! Thanks for letting me play!

Andrea Hoyt said...

I like sketching my thoughts on paper, simple drawings, happy faces, symbols, words... when I'm planning something :0) I also like to draw with my son when we are working on his math story problems... and I love cats!
I'm thankful for your blog, Mrs. Alisa, and your inspiration.

Karen said...

i love to draw everyday things and I really wish I were better at it. Especially at adding variety because that's where I always get stuck :( Thank you for this opportunity!

sts2000 said...

I am a doodler...mostly flowery - viney - things. I want to get better at all things drawing though. Thanks for the opportunity and inspiration.

Sarah Martin said...

I love sketching flowers and would love to sketch more as a journal. I would love to learn from you how to creatively set up a page.

Linda colgan said...

Good day,would love to win this class.
Thank you so for this chance

CiNdYe said...

I mostly draw flowers and mandalas, mostly because they're so forgiving and it's a bit of a meditation process.

Stacey said...

Right now I am loving drawing hand lettering sketches. So much fun!

Marie said...

Most of the time I am afraid of doing sketches...but with hand lettering I feel comfortable.

Mary said...

Birds are a favorite subject of mine.

Jen Letts said...

I love to draw self-portraits, imagining myself in all the lovely places I want to travel!

Jen Letts said...

I love to draw self-portraits, imagining myself in all the lovely places I want to travel!

Melissa @ Sweet As Texas Honey said...

Flowers, faces and mandalas seem to be my go to.

Ana said...

At the age of 48, I have only just now discovered the magical world of drawing and sketching! I can't say I have a favorite thing to draw yet because I'm drawing it all right now - whatever is in front of my face basically. My dog seems to be in front of my face a lot so I guess he's my favorite subject so far.

Kelly Lynn said...

Faces, flowers, hearts and leaves! I just love your classes! Thank you so much for this chance to win one!!

Lisa Wilkinson said...

I love to draw flowers manadalas doodle random patterns drawing relaxes me

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

Oooh...seeing your pizza sketch page and knowing where you live has brought up happy memories of Fultano's in Cannon Beach. Yum!

I mostly doodle flowers, but when i get in the zone, it's about my cats.

Thanks for offering the giveaway!

Melanie Caudillo said...

I love to draw Elephants, trees & doodle any designs that come to mind :)

Cindy Tobey said...

Flowers and birds and lately koi fish are my favorite things to draw for sure! Thanks for the chance to win!

Soonymary said...

I like to attempt flowers, doodles, letters, faces...anything at all. Trying to practice every day! Thanks for the chance to win ♥

butwhymommy said...

I love to draw trees and leaves.

Sarah ~ Crafts from the Cwtch said...

I love to draw slightly abstract flowers and leaves. Your class sounds great :)

tutto a posto said...

My favorite thing to draw is birds from photographs.

Vanessa DeGuingois said...

imaginary galaxies. people. my dog & tarot cards :)

Alyssa said...

Flowers, always and forever.

Kathleen said...

love to draw flowers, houses and structures....and words...thank you for the giveaway

Dina Batista said...

For me it´s flowers and doodles :-)

Jana Johnson said...

What a cool class! I love to draw people, animals, florals, trees, anything really... Thanks for this opportunity!

Lisa said...

Oh I hope I am a winner!!! I love to draw flowers, trees and dishes!!! Fingers Crossed!!

Anonymous said...

I like to draw anything: flowers, shells, tres, buildings, geométrica, doodling..

Ana said...

I like to draw anything: flowers, shells, trees, geometric shapes, doodles...

Lola Echevarría said...

I love to draw flowers! Crossing my fingers!

Dana said...

Anything from flowers, cats, teapots, geometrics!

debbig said...

I like to doodle mostly. Not much of an artist. Would love to learn tho.

debbig said...

I like to doodle mostly. Not much of an artist. Would love to learn tho.

JoAnn Stevens said...

I have always loved to draw flowers! My absolute favorite!! This class looks really fun Alisa!! xo

Noelia said...

Ohhhh i really hope to win! Mostly because i cant afford the course now.
I like to doodle with flowers and sometimes copy the nature or whats around the house and garden! Since i have a veggie garden and summer holidays comming soon i will have time to sit around the plot and draw the fruits etc!

I had a busy year artarting a new career being 30, next week i finish my first year as a primary school teacher student and i love it! Now i need time to go back to my artistic roots and relax :D

Love your blog, it always bring me a smile :D Kisses to the family and happy holidays to everyone here :D

sharon stanley said...

oh my goodness, what to draw?! i am a terrible draw-er, but i do love drawing little circles and flowers...doodles really. what a sweet giveaway!

mb-RI said...

I am learning botanical art - in watercolor. I so love to paint. Thanks for the giveaway!!

HollyM said...

My favourite things to draw are natural items that I play while on my walks at the beach or on the trails, such as shells, seaweed, driftwood, branches, berries, wild flowers, leaves and even nests and empty eggs.

Trudy said...

What a fun idea for a class, I just love your doodle style and would love to win a class...Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

Melanie Jade said...

Right now I love painting whimsical female faces. I love using unusual colors, and incorporating stars, hearts, and patterns. Each one tells a story and is inspiring to me :)

Melanie Jade said...

Right now I love painting whimsical female faces. I love using unusual colors, and incorporating stars, hearts, and patterns. Each one tells a story and is inspiring to me :)

Amanda said...

I love drawing women's faces and abstract designs and everyday objects.

Anna S. said...

I love to draw flowers and anything in nature! So amazing!

Lora Dawn said...

My favorite is drawing my jewelry.....especially earrings. And boy, do I have a LOT of choices! haha

mls said...

Flowers, circles and creating intricate designs.

Colette said...

I love drawing teacups!!!

Despina said...

I hope I'm a winner! I like to draw houses.

Nicole Maki said...

I love drawing hearts and some kinds of flowers. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

Brig said...

You're a huge inspiration to my work along with my surroundings and my daughter. I love drawing faces and figures and I add flowers (from my garden) and things from my surroundings. Whether that be shells, the beach, the garden, my walks in the suburbs, something my daughter is doing or something I'm thinking and is lifting my spirit. I just love drawing ... Even it's just mixing colours on a page and then adding shapes to the splashes that are made.

Beth O'Brien said...

Dogs, birds, flowers and maps :)))

Prairie Jill said...

Looks like another wonderful class! I like to draw flowers. I also like to doodle (circles, flowers), and I really love to make scribbly marks!

medina family said...

Animals and plain ol' doodles. I would love to win...I haven't taken an art class since 8th grade, and I'm 40!

Lori Oliver said...

I love to draw anything my 7 year old little girl asks of me, just to see a smile light up her beautiful face. I usually do pencil drawings from portraits of people or animals as well. I am disabled, and I find that art allows me to focus, and escape from feeling unwell for a little while. ��

sandra d said...

I love to draw old machinery, or a jumble of tools in a workshop the shapes they create intrigue me. I'd love to join in one of your classes, I so enjoyed Mandala Madness. www.daffodilwild.wordpress.com

Carol Cox said...

This looks like such a fun class! And I really need to get motivated to practice sketching more! I need to find more time for my art!

Roberta @ ArtcyLucy Studio said...

I've been looking at this class for a while now. I've taken Summer Sketch and loved it! Me? I love to draw people...faces intrigue me!!!!

LK Farris said...

My old house, my garden,my cat...so many wonderful things outside!

Fran said...

I love to draw leaves and layer then on top of each other. Your classes are always inspiring.

Diane said...

I like to sit on the beach listen to the waves and each day there is a new visual that catches my eye to sketch. Your foodie sketches are great also and I would love to try

anja said...

people i meet have to find their way into my sketchbook and flowers too!

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