A Brave New Year!

I have some fun news, I am joining the Brave Girls University as a teacher this year!

To celebrate I have a code that gives a free trial month!

I am creating my courses and will have them up in amongst the glittering classes already there probably after I have ‘Wonderland’  – my watercolour workshop wrapped up.

One of my New Year Resolutions  was managing my ‘screen time’ better. There is NO POINT in promising myself LESS screen time… I love it too  much, but I can make an effort to fill my screen with informative, inspirational and uplifting  material.

What I love about Brave Girls is the variety of workshops. Most are short and sweet, so you can have them playing on a corner of your computer screen, or on an ipad, or your phone while you are doing other things. Squeezing them into your day!  There are teachers here that I am familiar with such as Kelly Rae Roberts, Flora Bowley, Orly Avineri, Dina Wakley, Tam Laporte, Jeanne Oliver, Mindy Lacefield and Melody Ross, but lots of fab women that are new to me too.

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Look at some of the classes featured for January!

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A little info:

“Brave Girl University is a vast, growing library of soulful online classes, on everything from painting to life planning to stitchery to metalwork to overcoming grief, and so so much more.

Over 80 of the world’s best teachers have come together to build this incredible platform, complete with thousands of videos, PDFs, writings, podcasts, and more–and it’s all accessible 24/7 to work on at your own pace, for one affordable monthly subscription.

It’s a one-stop gathering place for learning, growing and becoming, through hundreds of classes taught by dedicated teachers who offer soulful ways to make life better, happier and more authentic for every woman.”

Access it ALL for just $24.95 per month.

Your Coupon Code for a free trial month is


You can click here to enroll:

click-here-ButtonAnd if you love it, you can continue on, and if not you can cancel anytime.

So now I have to plan what I am going to add!

In the rather spectacular lineup of course offerings, I want to add something new and fresh. Something authentically ‘me’… so you know it will involve  girls, mixed media, colour and journals!

What would you like to see me include in a class?

Planning out and creating my workshop and class content is one of my absolute  favourite things in all my work life. I really find it fun!.

A new workshop called ‘Miss Quoted’!

When Joanne Sharpe was at ‘The Nest’ we did a little secret filming and created a fantastic online workshop!

‘Miss Quoted’ registration is open now.

The workshop opens on November 5th.

Workshop Description:

full details are here: http://janedavenport.com/miss-quoted/

Best Selling authors Joanne Sharpe and Jane Davenport have teamed up to create a rollicking and cheeky workshop full of techniques and ideas to enliven your expressive art journaling!

Joanne demonstrates and clearly explains her composition secrets and shows an easy path to falling in love with your own lettering! You will learn how your own handwriting can be gorgeous and just how much it can uplift and enhance the meaning of your artwork.

Jane shares her love of watercolour and how she uses it to create beautiful, expressive art work and art journal pages that speak to the artist and viewer. You will learn how using ink and watercolours in a  loose and seemingly care-free way can create sumptuous and truly unique artwork.

This workshop is is perfect for this time of year! Imagine cards and gifts that feature your artwork! Beautiful, quick, easy and, best of all, fun!

For ‘Davenpeeps’ (people who love all of Jane’s workshops!), this will be an EXCELLENT warm-up to Jane’s upcoming WONDERLAND watercolour workshop

You have Lifetime access to your Workshop.
You can pause, rewind and rewatch each lesson as often as you like.
You have a Private Facebook group to share your work!

There are comprehensive Lessons of drawing and  painting with an emphasis on gorgeous, whimsical faces, figures and lettering!

Join today!


Lifebook Blog Hop Winner

Lifebook registration opens soon and I hope you pop in and join from my blog when the time comes!

But in the mean time, Congratulations to Kristin Langlais because she wins a spot in Lifebook 2016. Yay!

“Lifebook has been my oasis in the crazy life I have. I’m constantly catering to others and spending my time doing things for everyone else (which I love. I love being there for my friends and family” but I need to learn to take time for myself. Lifebook always amazes me with it’s community and support and the inspiration it fills me with everyday. I need it for my soul. Thank you for this opportunity!
PS. I’ve been following your instagram and subscribed to your newsletter for a long time! ”




A beautiful new Collection!

Interweave have put together a sweet collection for my book,  Art Lessons and  6 of my favourite watercolours from Daniel Smith!

It was very hard to select only six of my favourite  colours by the way. The range of Daniel Smith Watercolours is HUGE and they are all pretty amazing… but I went with three of the colours I replace most often in my own palette ( Buff Titanium, Moonglow, Sleeping Beauty) and then added three colours that do fancy tricks on the paper.

Cascade Green and Lunar Blue develop into split hues as they dry (you have to experience that  to understand the joy it brings!). And Rhodonite is a pink that you can take from  blush to Flamingo to Mary Quant just just with how much water you use with it.

Watercolour is so , so, so wonderful, and these particular DS watercolors are delicious with a capital D (for Davenpeep, lol!).

  • Buff Titanium
  • Rhodonite Genuine
  • Moonglow
  • Lunar Blue
  • Sleeping Beauty Turquise ( actual crushed turquoise from Sleeping Beauty Mountain – hello!)
  • Cascade Green

I know you may already have my book ( because you are wonderful!) but you could gift it to a special friend.


It’s an amazing, beautiful, sweet Collection!

And the best part is, at retail the Collection is US$ 188
and they are $99 now!

Click here to go see:

Jane Davenport’s Whimsical Faces in Mixed-Media Collection

IF you are in Australia – we have the Daniel Smith Watercolours here: click