Monday, 18 March 2013

21 Secrets Give-away

Connie from 21 SECRETS has kindly allowed all the teachers to give-away a free class. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and I will draw a name out on Saturday the 23rd March. The workshops open on April the 1st so don't be an April Fool and miss out.This is a great chance to participate in 21 different workshops.

Good Luck in the draw

I'm also very proud to announce that a piece of my work will be published in Seth Apter's new book 'The Mixed Media Artist: Art Tips, Tricks, Secrets and Dreams From over 40 Amazing Artists'. 
The book will be released in October 2013 and is available for pre-order on Amazon

Here's a view of the cover


Just a couple of pictures of what I've been doing, apart from filming three videos and setting up my pages on 21 Secrets. I'm still working on three journal commissions and hope to have them finished shortly. 
I taught a Junk Journal workshop from home last Saturday and think I might start this as an on-line workshop very soon.


this is the cover and spine, this journal has a hidden binding


the signatures


some of the pages


the pages before they have been worked on


and these pages after they've been altered

Thanks so much again to you all for visiting and your comments.

Thanks so much too for those of you who have signed up to the on-line workshop 21 SECRETS, it's still open, so click HERE if you would like more info or care to join us.

and the information for the workshop I will be teaching for the Calligraphy Society of Victoria in July is HERE

Don't forget to leave a comment to be entered into the draw to win a free place in the 21 SECRETS workshops

94 comments:

Heather said...

The new journal cover and pages are beautiful - it's going to be another stunner. You sound as busy as ever - how do you find time to eat and sleep?!!
Good Luck with everything and congratulations on being featured in Seth Apter's book.

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Your journals are such works of art...I love looking at them always. Congratulations on being published in Seth Aptors new book! You and your work are so inspiring... Kath

suziqu's thread works said...

Hi Ro
Congratulations on being published in Seth's new book! How great is that!
Your new journal looks amazing and I would love to be counted in your giveaway for the 21 Secrets Workshops.
Do you have any info about the Junk Journals Workshop or is this still an idea forming at this stage?
Hugs to you from some beautiful Autumnal weather here!
Suzy

Paula Hensley Murphy said...

WOW! thanks for the opportunity to win. Wonderful work, I learn something everytime you post....

Lucy said...

Great giveaway Ro, count me in, and FABULOUS news on being featured by Seth Apter!!
Hugs Lucy

Louise said...

I am loving the artists sharing that they are in Seth's new book and I think I need a copy and I am excited also about the teaching line up in this years 21 secrets and I would love to join in.
I am so glad FB allowed you back Ro,I know a few people lately who are being banned because of their names.
Now I am going to have a look at your lovely blog,I have not popped in for a while.

Jeanette House said...

Congratulations on the book feature! Your journals are wonderful, and I love the layers and vibrancy in your pages. Good luck with 21 Secrets.

Jeanette x
onelittlehouse@yahoo.com

Penny said...

Wow Ro, things are moving for you. Would love to be in the draw, thanks for hosting this.

Prerna Poojara said...

Wow Ro, congratulations on your book. and thank you for the opportunity to win 21 secrets spot. Much love and light being sent to all.

MorningAJ said...

I love the journal cover. Congratualtions on being featured in the book.

Claire said...

Great giveaway Ro, please throw my name in the hat as well.
Seth's book sounds pretty inspirational, congrats on being a part of it.......
Sounds like you're very busy at the moment with many projects on the go....
Saw your giveaway over on FB so glad it allowed you back in......

Claire :}

Siggadisart said...

Nice work you are dooing, great journals. I would be so happy to get a spot in 21 secrets, keeping my fingers crossed :)

Audrey said...

I've admired your creative work for years now. I'd love to do a workshop with you and I'll keep my fingers crossed I get picked :)

Ev said...

Ro did my comment get through, I got an error message after posting. If it didn't I put I would love to go in the draw for this as even though I have my 'ticket' I have a special someone to gift this to should I win

Chris Gray said...

Oh YES PLEASE!!!

...would love to have one of those :-)

(I clicked on the link and got a blank page......don't know if it's my lappy or another problem?)

x C

Dee said...

Im looking to expore ast journaling more. II would love to try the 21 secrets class.

Emma said...

what a wonderful collection of achievements, fabulous! Please include me in the giveaway

Judy Shreve said...

Congrats on being featured in Seth's book - and your new journal and pages are amazing. Thanks for the opportunity to be part of the 21 Secrets!

Artist Linda Drake and Lunar Designs said...

Love your art and you continue to inspire...21 secrets yes I would be thrilled to be chosen to participate!

Laure Janus ~ Little Joys Studio said...

The new journal is stunning, and you richly deserve a place in Seth's upcoming book. Thanks for including me in the drawing - my fingers are crossed!

Glenda said...

Wow Ro, fantastic and congrats on being published in Seths book, go the Aussie..... Would love to have a chance to do the 21 secrets.

Sharon said...

I always feel uplifted when I see your journals, so full of life and colour. The book looks as though it will be a great read. Thanks for chance to win a class x

Melanie said...

I would love to win a spot ... thanks! And I would love to learn to make the junk journal ... love it!

Kate Bunney said...

Wow thanks Ro - I love your blog xxx

Fuzzie Fingers said...

I love your journal the colours are amazing. I would love to be in with a chance of winning a class with 21 Secrets

mary said...

I've always wanted to take a live class at your house...looks like a lot of fun but since I'm too far from Australia this is the next best thing!

patstatzer said...

I think I visit your website five times a day. I just can't get enough of the bright and lovely work you do. I would love to take the online class-21 secrets - I have never taken an online class so it would be all brand new. I would love to learn some of the tips you guys have. Also signing up now for the new book you are in. Just can't get enough of you. Patricia Statzer

Angela Grasse said...

I would LOVE to win!

Pat said...

I would love a chance to do 21 Secrets. I'm to far away in the UK to take one of your classes in person.

Jan said...

It is great to be ableto share ideas with people that live so far away. I love looking at your art,

bohemiannie! art said...

I'd love to participate in 21 Secrets again...but I'm commenting to tell you I think your journal is fabulous!

artsy antoinette said...

Beautiful looking art. Thank you for the opportunity to win 21 secrets.
Kay

Stephanie Gentry said...

Congratulations to you for having your art published!
And, I love the signatures photo of your journal - it's inviting me to open it up to see what the pages reveal.

Judi Norkiewicz said...

Love your use of color. I have no idea where to start. I am looking for some direction.

bensedin art said...

I want to win, I want to win:)))!
Congratulations on the book feature!

Mary K. McGraw said...

The Junk Journal sound and looks like it would be a good workshop.

sharon young said...

Many congratulations on being featured in the book, quite rightly to, you're a brilliant mixed media artist.

Jeauxdee said...

What beautiful work! I am so glad that 21 Secrets is exposing the art starved to artists and teachers like yourself!!

J Foster
Jeauxdee@sbcglobal.net

Jane Teague said...

Breath-taking! That is what your art is to me. ;-)

A. Noelle Richards said...

I would love to take this class! Your work excites me!
Thanks!
Noelle
noeyxoxo@comcast.net

Francesca said...

Congratulations on the book feature and that journal looks stunning!

artymess said...

yes yes yes please would love the chance of winning .........and your work is stunning as always ....love it...xx

Denise said...

Your journal looks so beautiful! No surprise that it was published. I'd love to win a spot in 21 Secrets. The classes sound so amazing! Thank you so much for the chance to win.

Cindy said...

Thank you for the opportunity. I love your work, the texture, the colors, the fabric. Yummy!

Jan said...

You deserve to be in Seth's new book, congratulations. I'd love to win your workshop but if I'm already enrolled, I guess I don't need to be in the giveaway.

Lisa Marie Tsering said...

I would love the opportunity to journey through another one of Connie's 21 Secrets workshops. Thanks for the opportunity!

PaulineC said...

You really are so busy at the moment. I just adore your journals and wish so much that I could come to some of your workshops. It will be wonderful if you do some on-line.
Look forward to the book and thank you for giving us the chance to win entry to 21 secrets.

Blueberry Blonde said...

congrats how great for you to be in Seth's book! would love to delve into the world of art journaling more & get a spot in 21 Secrets, thanks for the chance. ~Stephie

purple bird art said...

Congrats, Ro, and well-deserved! Your art is amazing!

Iz said...

Congratulations on the book! I love your mixed media books - really interesting to see how you work, building up the layers of detail on each page.

Amanda said...

All very exciting news all around! New book now on pre order and fingers crossed for the draw too. :)

Ellie said...

I would love a chance to win a spot in 21 Secrets.
Congrats on being published!

artsynaturenut said...

Love your blog and congratulations on being published in Seth Apter's new book. I'll be sure to check that out. I'm going to take 21 secrets and would love to be a winner of the free class. Thank you for providing the opportunity I also love your journal and will keep checking to see when you will be offering an online class on Junk Journals.

Corrine said...

Wonderful give away, count me in. I lovethe sound of your own online class as well, those junk books look fantastic. Congratulations for Seths new book I'm popping over there now to have a look.
Corrine

Rochelle Jay said...

Ro, this is great! I hope you can offer this later on if I miss out. I wold love to win a spot. Thanks for the chance.

KrisR said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win a 21 Secrets workshop, Ro.

How cool about being in Seth's next book! I keep the last one in front of the TV and pour over it nightly (well, when not stitching on my artist's journal!).

Cheers-

ramath said...

Would love to take part in 21 secrets,so many great teachers I would love to learn from!

Julie said...

Congratulations on being included in Seth's book. I like the sound of an online workshop for your Junk Journals.x

Catherine said...

Congratulations on being included in Seth's book Ro! The online workshop sounds great, I live too far away to take one of your classes in real life. Maybe one day...

Stacie said...

Awesome giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!
Wonderful work, love seeing what you've been creating!

Fenelly said...

Hi Ro, never made it to your workshops while I was living in the area, but your online stuff sounds interesting. I would love to be counted in the 21 secrets workshops giveaway. Its the only chance for classes now I'm living so remotely.

Congrats on being included in Seth's new book...
thanks
Fern (slowjo63@yahoo.com.au)

debs said...

Cant wait to see Seth's new book. Congratulations on being part of it and 21 Secrets.

Lynette (NZ) said...

Thanks for opportunity to be part of 21 Secrets.

Casual Movement said...

Look forward to an on line Junk journal with you. Sadly mixed media artists in Sydney are few and far between. One of the things I miss about Melbourne. So definitely will join any mixed media/journal classes you offer. and would love to win a Give-away. Thank you for letting us know about your work in Seth's book. Book marking Oct to purchase. Thanks, Ruth Spitzer

Rhonda H said...

Congrats on the pages in the book! You do such awesome work!
I would love to have the 21 Secrets class... fingers crossed!

Me and You (Andrea and Mark) said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win! The journal is a lovely work of art :)

Jen xo said...

hehe... your comments are thru the roof :) it looks like a great workshop and congrats on being published...the new journal is stunning..loving the fabric on the cover :)

Galia Alena said...

Pop my name in the hat, I'd love to play.
Gxx

Sue M said...

Great prize and even though I am enrolled in the class, I would be able to give it (if I win) to an arty girlfriend for her birthday!

transesurpapier said...

I am new to your artwork. I will explore your blog to see more!
Thanks for sharing and congrats

Maggi said...

The new cover and pages are gorgeous. I would really be interested in an online junk journal class. Congratulations on being published in Seth's book

Linda said...

Sounds like you've been very busy Ro! Great news re: Seth's book...I would like to see that. And 21 Secrets sounds fabulous....I would love to join in with that.
As always, your journals are scrumptious :-)

eva said...

excellent!

Bonnie Miller said...

MORE fantastic pages. I could not believe my eyes at the before and after versions ... Just stunning. I wish I didn't need to work...even if it is just relieving...because I would love to spend each and every day in my shed. Never mind...I get the pension as well this year! Growing old does have some benefits!

Jo Murray said...

Busy is good. That journal is yummy...I could eat it.

Teresa Abajo said...

This would be awesome Ro! Thanks for the chance to win!

De Draad Kantine said...

Oh yes, count me in! love the book

Tammy said...

Please enter me in the drawing. Your journals are amazing...

Lena said...

Thanks for giveaway :)

bwheather said...

Would totally love to win a spot on the 21 secrets workshops. ;-

Barbara S said...

Love your books Ro,please put my name in the draw.

ANNA said...

please enter me in the draw - I LOVE YOUR BOOKs and wish I could afford teh course. please let me be a winner

Jialun Xu said...

Congratulations on being featured! Thanks for the opportunity to win a seat at 21 Secrets. All the teachers are so inspiring. It must be an awesome experience!

HollyM said...

How fun it would be to win a spot! Thanks!

Patsy Paterno said...

What a wonderful journal! So much fun to do! Congratulations on your part in the book! How exciting is that! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Margriet said...

I would love to join 21 secrets...thank for this chance!

Joanna said...

Love your work!

Jan Kierzkowski said...

Hoping, hoping.
thanks and congrats. x

micky said...

I've followed you for years Ro. Wonderful work as usual. Love your use of color and texture. Would love to win the class.

Annie H. said...

Crossing fingers and hoping I win! Congratulations on getting to be in the book. Your journal is beautiful!

Penney said...

Ack! I love 21 Secrets and with you teaching........ good times!

Laura said...

Just wonderful Ro~

tutorial girl said...

I love the idea of 21 Secrets, to see in detail people who work what they love so much. This is incredible.

Karrlin Bain said...

Thank you for a chance to win! I would love the opportunity to learn from the most colorful creatives around in such a great format!
21 Secrets
I don’t yet have to tell
I hope I’m invited
To this bottomless well
Of ideas and colors and dreams all unique
My art longings are rising
My curiosity piqued
~ ~ ~
So much fine talent to cherish and learn from
A live presentation to join in for everyone
Secrets to learn in my home rain or sun
~ ~ ~
Fine techniques to observe from heart’s talents that thrive
I will soak up the learning and creatively strive
To honor gifts shared through 21 Secrets Live