Blog Hop and Giveaway- yay!

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janedavenport-ma1lificentAs you know, I love using fairytales as source material for my art, so of course I said ‘yes’ when I was asked to collaborate on the ‘Ever After’ Collaborative workshop. Plus Tam is a beloved friend, so double-yes!

Tam and I also filmed for a ‘Mutual Admiration Society’ class, and for a bonus lesson in ‘Lifebook’ while she was staying with me at The Nest, so there are lots of delectable things coming up from us. But for now – Ever After!

There will be a chance to win a spot! Keep reading if you want to find out more about Ever After 2016 and if you want to find out how you can win a spot! 🙂

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First let me tell you a bit more about Ever After in case you haven’t heard about it yet!

“Ever After” is a mixed media art & style development course with a fairytale theme hosted by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts. Tam is joined by 12 popular mixed media art teachers ( including myself!) who will all share beautiful fairy-tale inspired lessons with you AND, in Module 2 they will also divulge their hints and tips on how they developed their own style and how YOU TOO can find your own unique voice as an artist! 🙂 Yay!

The fairy tale I chose is

Sleeping Beauty .

I have some fabulous ideas boiling away! I loved Maleficent and the expansion of the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ fable. So expect some sultry eyes, amazing head pieces and yes, flowing hair!

Registration opens on May 16th 2016 and the class begins on July 1st 2016.
So you can’t join yet – but very soon!

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So if you want to start your summer drawing and painting fairy-tales, exploring your own personal story and style and hang out with a wonderful creative community of like-minded souls, be sure to join once registration opens! 🙂 Keep this page bookmarked so that you can sign up the moment it goes on sale! 🙂 .


The way most collaborative classes work is, each teacher earns a small teaching fee whenever you join the class using the links for the class on their blog. So I think you are mighty fine of you whenever I post a collaborative class I am involved with and you join from my link ( group hug!).

Now then, onto the give-away and blog hop! 🙂 I can give away 1 space on Ever After 2016 to 1 lucky winner, yay! 🙂

Paris drawing with @wonderlandartstudio1 ❤️ #escapeartistretreat #janedavenportworkshops

Paris drawing with @wonderlandartstudio1 ❤️ #escapeartistretreat #janedavenportworkshops

How to enter the give-away:
1. Sign up to my newsletter ( in the sidebar).
2. Leave a comment below letting me know what elements of Sleeping Beauty you would love to see in my class!

Here is the list of the other amazing teachers who will be teaching on Ever After!

Join my mail list ( in the sidebar) for news to join up at the Early bird price on May 16th



Blog Hop!

ever After

 Blog Hop Schedule:

May 2     ☆   Tamara Laporte
May 3    
☆   Micki Wilde
May 4    
☆   Andrea Gomoll
May 5    
☆   Carla Sonheim
May 6    
☆   Annie Hamman
May 7    
☆   Karine Bosse
May 8    
☆   Cinnamon Cooney
May 9    
☆   Mystele Kirkeeng
May 10  
☆   Galia Alena
May 11  
☆   Jane Davenport
May 12  
☆   Rachelle Panagarry
May 13  
☆   Effy Wild

So leave a comment below for the Giveaway , join my mail list ( in sidebar) and wait for the Registration email to join!




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  • Carly

    Evil Queen! dramatic tone and some Moonglow Daniel Smith water colour!

  • Jacki Kellum

    I used Jane’s Faces book to teach face drawing to a group of 6th graders and the results were superior. Jane has an excellent way of breaking down the material into teachable and understandable units. I have absolute confidence that all of her classes are excellent.

  • Marina Lock

    Itching to further develop my style and tell my story through my art. The more I learn the more I realise just how little I know. I’m craving to open the door to a magical world of art and fairy tales, especially MERMAIDS!!! Jane, as for Sleeping Beauty; I want to see you MAKE THE MAGIC VISIBLE like The Sleeping Curse or when the spell is broken with True Loves Kiss <3

  • Gill Robinson

    May I ask who one the Blog Hop…Cant see anything about anyone winning anywhere. Thank you so much

    • Vladana

      Yes, who is the winner?

  • Rene Smith

    Hi Jane! Snow White… Raven colored hair with deep blue and purple highlights and raspberry colored lips so pale perfect and flawless. I think that’s how she’s looks in the classic but I like classic.

  • Ava Bunny

    This sounds like a magical workshop! I adore fairytales and would be delighted to be a part of the magic !

  • connie felton

    beautiful artwork really talented artists

  • Kellie Stough

    Sleeping Beauty is perfect for you! Hair of course! Everything about this tale speaks of twining…the ivy, the locks of hair, the two lovers’ arms as they finally are united…perhaps let Beauty wake up as an artist? I want to win! But I’m going to register no matter what. Really looking forward to this.

    • Jane Davenport

      Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! you are our winner Kellie – congrats! I love the idea of Beauty waking up as an artist!

  • Betty S.

    hey Ms Danger, so excited to hear about this workshop!
    I would love to see sleeping beauty with long flowing hair, your style
    thanks for the chance to win a spot!

  • Ellen

    How about she simply awakens on her own?

  • Kathy Plourde

    I would love to win… Thank you for the opportunity

  • Kellie Grant

    Hi! I love the top image on this post, its strength. I have found that I am drawn to this kind of imagery myself & would love to learn how to develop my style so that is more sure. I would also love a bit of reversal. Like Sleeping Beauty being rescued by another warrior princess as in Neil Gaiman & Chris Riddell’s The Sleeping Spindle!

  • June

    I would like to see her flowing hair as she turns into a bird or such to keep an eye on things. I enjoy your work.

  • Vicki ross

    Wow! Any tips from you would really help…loosening up, developing a style…how you use your supplies. I’ve learned so much from you already!

  • Kim

    This is it! The one we’ve been waiting for. The chance to be part of a creative collaboration with yourself and Tamara and the legend of Briar Rose. Your inspirations could come from Edward Burnes-Jones Briar Rose series (took him 30 years to complete 4 paintings, that’s dedication) I’ve been a PreRaphaelite fan since I laid eyes on their work in the Tate Gallery 23 years ago. Images of goblets and gold cases on the fairies celebratory table in an elaborate hall in the castle. The moment the good fairy arrives in a chariot drawn by dragons, the townsfolk and castle all in slumber surrounded by rose thorns. Searching through the briars to find a doorway to the castle, the princess peeking around a door to see an old woman spinning and the swooning moment she pricks herself on a spindle. I haven’t seen Malificent as I’ve been getting inspiration from old editions my parents gave me when I was a child. I have beautiful editions from 1956 and from illustrator Kinoku Craft. This is going to be BIG xx

  • Lynn Y.

    Hi Jane, I think I would love to see Maleficent looking in the mirror and seeing Aurora(Briar Rose) in the mirror. Thank you for the opportunity for a spot in this class! As a current subscriber I enjoy receiving your newsletter,

  • Connie Cox

    Looks like another delightful class with a Jane twist! Enjoy!

  • Faith Junaid

    This looks like a very interesting class. Sleeping Beauty has SO MANY possibilities to explore, but I keep coming back to sleeping and starting over and “What is Prince Charming?” (’cause I suspect very strongly it’s not a person unless it’s Beauty herself).

  • Gerri herbst

    Oh how I would love to win one of your workshops…I am going to wish on a star tonite.

  • Cheryl Hansen

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win the giveaway — and it is just the art therapy I could use right now!!! It would be a welcome positive.

    Would like to see what Sleeping Beauty is dreaming about in her sleep . . . maybe when she isn’t herself, she is a mermaid. : )

  • Katherine

    Ooh, exciting! This course sounds lush and it’s making me want to dig out my art supplies after a long hiatus, so the theme of reawakening appeals to me, how making art can wake up parts of our souls that have been sleeping for years. (Already a subscriber to your colourful emails!)

  • Christa Irell

    Ooh, I’d love to see the dragon and the fairy godmothers too! What a fun course this will be! Thanks for the chance to win a spot! I subscribe to your newsletter and love hearing what’s new!

  • Giselle Burningham

    I would like to see how to draw birds, somehow there is always a Crow or a raven an owl in a storybook.

  • Vange

    Faces filled with a look of ethereal contentment! A princess face filled with deep deep joy!

  • laura lake

    Madame Danger: I would love to find out that Beauty had somehow defied Malificent and put herself to sleep, by pre arrangement with her steady beau, the Prince. She snuck him the antidote and…..wouldn’t Malificent have a fit, to discover she had been used? It would be a Princess Power moment!. But, then, I have a rich inner life….

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