Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Final Creative Jumpstart Sharing

Just finished up the final Creative Jumpstart video and I can't say enough about what a great class it is.  All 25+ talented artists are so inspiring and passionate about what they teach. Some of the artists I'd never heard of, and some are longtime favorites. I've taken many online classes and sometimes don't even finish them because I either get bored or it's information overload.  I found myself anxious to see what was coming up next with CJ.  The class itself is easy to maneuver through and the artists respond to question and comments in a timely manner.  Although there is a link-type show and tell sharing section and comment area for each artist's video, the only thing I would add is a Facebook group for more interaction and ease of sharing.  I always like those groups because it creates a sense of community.  Thank you Nathalie Kalbach for putting the whole thing together!

For my own creative jumpstart I love to make backgrounds in one of my art journals, usually using a stencil. I have dozens of them and love to combine interesting color combinations by adding and subtracting and repeating the design.  Sometimes I look at them and ask myself, "How did I do that?!" They turn out so cool that I don't want to add anything on top! I thought I would share some of them with you.

Here are a few pages with added elements.

Thanks for visiting today!


  1. Ooh, it's all fab. Love your strong colours. I've enjoyed the journey too.

  2. Wow! Beautiful work! Love the first spread, all those awesome colors!

  3. Wow- those are amazing! Thank you so much for sharing all your gorgeous colorful and patterned backgrounds- love love !!!! And thank you for being part of CJS!!!

  4. Love all of the backgrounds (great taste in stencils... lol) and the finished spreads are awesome! I can't wait to see how all of them eventually get finished :)