Scholarship winners!

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WOW – 600 + entries for the Scholarship – you all kept my eyeballs VERY busy!

Here are our winners:

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Laura Quick
“My favorite fairy tale heroine is Thumbelina.  Like most other heroines she faces several trials; being kidnapped, washing down-stream, being alone, surviving winter elements, and then playing servant to a field mouse and being told she has to wed an ugly mole.  Through it all she adapts and still shows kindness to a swallow who is trapped underground during the winter (and who) ends up saving her from marrying the mole.  All’s well that ends well when she and swallow land far away and find a tiny prince just like Thumbelina – they fall in love (of course) and live happily ever after.  Through the whole story there’s a lot of descriptions of flora and fauna – reminding me of flower faeries.  It’s just a beautiful story and one that I remember well from childhood.  The only story that I remember liking more was Black Beauty (whom I would have chosen if we weren’t specifically talking about fairy tale heroines here – lol!)

Jane – I took one of your classes, Express Yourself in 2014, and later that year was laid off from my job of 17 years…it was actually a blessing in disguise.  At 51, I am now going to college full time – just getting ready to start my 3rd semester of online classes (one of which is advanced digital art and design – so exciting!). Taking your class – Express Yourself – gave me the confidence to realize that online college was something  I could also do.  I am going for an AS degree in Information Technology and Web Design.

Taking your class also helped me realize that in the future, I want to do work that involves creativity and art because it’s what I love to do and it makes me so happy.  At this point in my life that’s what is most important!  Jane, the energy and very part of yourself that you give to all of us is so very much appreciated.  Just thought you’d like to hear how very inspired I was after going through the Express Yourself class  – it helped me to be confident, positive and make some life changing decisions at a time when I could have been completely devastated.”

Jan Johnson

“I love Mulan, which before it was an animated movie was an ancient story from China – I have the original translated.  She is special to me as my life-long dream to be a mom came true when I was 38 and I adopted my first daughter from China as an 11-month-old.  The movie Mulan came out that year, I believe, and I loved how while Mulan was beautiful, the most important thing about her was her love and devotion to her father and her bravery and willingness to stand up for what is right.  That became one of my daughter, Lily’s, favorite childhood movies, along with her sister Jing who I adopted at the age of almost 7 five years later.  They are now going into 12th grade, and my second daughter is an amazing artist.

This course looks like amazing fun and so much to learn!  I have neglected my art while working from home and raising and homeschooling my kids, and now I’m ready to take off again.  I’ve been so timid and afraid to try much of anything, but this looks like something I could relax and have fun with!  Thanks for the chance to win it.”

and sorry, but Peta Devincentis picked ME as her Fairytale heroine… so I am flattered and also need to educate her a little  – lol!

“Jane YOU are my favourite Fairytale Heroine…I mean what an awesome opportunity you are giving away here! You are going to totally change the lives of 3 lucky people with this! The world of creativity these three lucky winner will open up will be a totally amazing experience…not just for themselves, but also for anyone that they want share their beautiful art journaling skills with!
You are such an inspiration to us all and I would love the chance to win your scholarship. Thankyou so much for  creating Joynal and the opportunity to access your most magical workshop.”


Thank you all do much for joining in the fun of this.

I hope to see you in JOYnal.


It starts next week – and is crammed pack with drawing wings, faces, figures, fairies, mermaids, elves and a whole bunch more! This is some of the student work from the class…. delicious!!!!Joynal-student-work

have a wonderful weekend – and maybe I will see you in class!




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  • Gina Lighton

    Congratulations to all the winners! Gosh, one of these days I hope to win something. Have fun all!

  • Shirley Mannocci

    Dear Jane and All the JOYNAL Friends, I am so very excited as I hear others making comments about our upcoming lessons. Please Jane or anyone? How and Where can I purchase the little blank dolls to paint and play with? I live in Salem, OR, USA . I have looked on line and in stores, but cannot come with anything except $11 –$15 , too much or not?

    thanks to my painting peers . Shirley

    And Jane, I Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your continued marvelous teachings, my days are so special when waking up to your cheery smile and new techniques and lessons to look forward to. You are the Best!!! Hip, Hip Hooray for Our Superb Leader, Jane, do take care of Yoursel for all of us. Shirley Mannocci

  • Kathryn

    Congratulations to the lucky winners ?-)

  • Aino

    Congratulations to all the winners!! 🙂

  • Terry Honstead

    Congrats to the winners!!! You deserve it. I know this class is going to be lots of fun! I can’t wait! I also convinced myself that if I didn’t win that I would have to take it anyway!!! Also, I am babysitting two very lucky granddaughters starting Wednesday this week, because once I go back home (I’m in Florida in USA now) I hope to make them each their own fairy book for Christmas!! I can’t wait! It will be so much fun!!!

  • ashley

    omg y’all, congrats!! i’ll see you in class 🙂

  • Robyn Wood

    Fabulous choices Jane! You had so many wonderful comments to choose from, can’t have been easy. Congratulations ladies and can’t wait to ‘meet’ you in class.

  • Peta DeVincentis

    Oh my Gosh…I am speechless right now!!! I can’t thankyou enough, I can not believe that you have chosen me as one of your scholarship winners. Thankyou soooooo much, I have wanted to do your workshops for so long now and I have been gathering all sorts of wonderful art supplies and I am totally ready for this course. I can’t wait to get started, your work just blows me away and I love how you make it so easy to follow along.
    I have always been nervous about jumping in and playing with new mediums, so this opportunity is so amazing, I know it will help me to open up so much.
    I am in love with Fairies and Unicorns and every magical being so I know that I am going to LOVE this course!!!!
    I can’t wait to try one of the dolls too eeeek Im so excited!!!
    Thankyou again

  • Laura Quick

    Wow – wow – wow!!! (picture a very short older woman jumping up and down and giggling rather madly while spinning in circles…as her surprised husband looks on wondering what the heck is going on…!).

    Jane, thank you so much for offering this scholarship! I am so very thrilled and excited to be joining everyone in class and to have the chance to share in the creative energy that is generated in your incredible classes! I have been so very blessed this year while busily working towards plans for the future. Every now and then, karma, life juju, fate, faith…the Goddess of Creativity – whatever you want to call her, steps in and sends me a sign to let me know once again that I am on the right path.

    The type of work we will be doing in Joynal – creating mermaids, unicorns, faeries and all manner of fantastical fairy tale characters – is my absolute favorite type of creative art and I just can’t wait to get started! I’m off to check my supplies list and go shopping for my doll to alter!

    Again, thank you so very much – see you in class!

  • Julie

    Yes, congrats to all! I was so excited by the opportunity to win that I convinced myself I need to take this class regardless. See you all there! 🙂

  • pauline mcmillen

    Congrats to the winners. I have already registered and can’t wait for sep 1.

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