Gigi’s Journal

Gigi is a beloved Davenpeep! And when I saw this project on her Instagram feed I asked her to share it here for us as well! Gigi’s Journal Altered Jane Davenport Butterfly Journal project. [...]

Announcement Countdown!

    Australia  7th Sept 10am  AEST USA 6th Sept 6pm MDT I will be live broadcasting from my Facebook Page with news of my BIG AMAZING SECRET PROJECT!!!! I can’t wait to share! [...]

A new publication!

I have a lesson in the Special Issue Magazine called ‘Faces’ from Interweave! There are lessons from a wide range of artists and lots to enjoy and learn from. You can get the Faces [...]

New Art Video for the Documented Life Project

I am one of the invited guest artists for The Documented Life Project. The theme for the Project is this month is: Expressive Faces and the Journal Prompt this week is: I can see clearly now The [...]

Art Retreats in Australia

I love art retreats. LOVE. It’s a chance to empty yourself of the trials and tribulations of life, and refill with artful inspiration, new friends and experiences. I have planned some VERY [...]

Drawing lessons from my own humble beginnings.

I have just completely reworked the very first workshop I ever created. ‘Draw Happy’. It was 2011 and my very first step into filming myself. When I was refilming I cringed a little [...]

Art Journal Jam

The Craft Expo went by in a WHOOSH! The Art Journal Jam was a colourful fiesta of fun. My JAMbassadors all got a pair of twinkley kitty ears. And our Jammers got to play with all the art [...]

Art Journal Jam and the JAMbassadors!

Sometimes an idea erupts out of the blue, and comes to fruition like it was just meant to be. I have had a stand at the Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo in Brisbane for the past several years. My [...]

Map Art Stencils Blog Hop & Give-Away!

Artistcellar Signature Series Map Art by Jill K Berry. I am still travelling in the USA and today was my last day of teaching. You have heard me say it before, and you’ll hear me say it [...]

Journal making with the kids

I just spent a joyous few days with my dear little nephews and niece. The big news with them is they got a little bunny each. It’s so cute watching the way they cuddle and look after them. [...]

Win a spot! 21 Secrets Live broadcast starts January 15th.

Click here to visit Dirty Footprints Studio LLC. Click here to view more details Leave a comment below to win one of two spaces! 21 SECRETS is turning five years old this 2014 In a radically [...]

Cover Girl – Pages Art Journal Magazine

I created a fun little Journal for Pages Art Journaling magazine by Cloth Paper Scissors – it’s all about drawing hair. It’s a great issue, some lovely articles and ideas I want [...]

A quiet revolution

I haven’t told you about what’s happening in my Print & Scan workshop. MAGIC! That is what’s going on. The participating artists are clearly at ease with their art materials [...]

My Stencil Sister!

The totally delightful Tam Laporte is my new Stencil Sister at Artistcellar. She joins Jill. K. Berry, Chris Cozen and myself. Artistcellar specialise in really different stencils, and the [...]


The Blog Hop has been Stencasional! And now it’s my turn to WOW you… I can draw. I love drawing! But even a  confident ‘drawer’ can find fun in stencils. Especially in the [...]

My life right now: from Jane's Bali Art Nest

A little more playing with my new stencils! I can’t show you them in detail yet… it’s all still hush-hush! The text says “I’ve got a war in my mind” – [...]

Celebrate the beginning!

21 Secrets was my first online teaching experience. And now Connie, the founder, has come up with a wonderful new concept! Click here to view more details 21 SECRETS is turning five years old [...]

Scanning the horizon – and beyond.

Over the last few days I have been a chronicler of my chronicles. I am scanning every page of every journal I have made in the last year or so. Why this sudden need to capture these pages?… [...]

World of Me

My super-adorable 7 year old niece was given a big assignment to complete over her school holidays. She was to decorate a box and fill it with things from her life. She was allowed to get help [...]

Dye-ing of love

I am just starting a new journal… it’s a cute little thing I got on Etsy from Paperfetish Designs. It’s handbound, with watercolour paper inner, and a canvas cover lined with [...]

Making Faces in Sydney

My mum used to tell me to “be careful making faces, because if the wind changes, you will get stuck like that.” This was an actual concrete fear of mine… I believed her for a [...]

New Video Tutorial on Stencils!

I have been meaning to do this for aaaaaaages – and now It’s here! A video on how to use my New Jane Girl Series Stencils! they are available here: [...]

Overwhelm is a form of Panic

I wrote the following blogpost at the beginning of the year, and then felt it was too personal to share. Now I am coming up to the third week of Mermaid Circus and I think that this post could be [...]

Stencilicious Winner Announced!

Tinsel has read all the wonderful comments left here and this was her favourite: ” Dear Jane,  Tinsel is so beautiful and the best dog ever. You should give her a chop.” I was a [...]

Wonderful Weekend

The First weekend at The Nest was so much Fun. I had a lovely time fussing around and getting everything all pretty for my guests. Things didn’t stay tidy for very long! Especially when I [...]