Winner! (and Growing Pains – ouch!)

I must say I feel like the winner here with all the excitement going on with the launch of my Mixed Media collection. I am seeing videos and images galore of Michaels and of peeps shopping and then unpacking and testing and using their Jand DMM goodies. It is just so… dream-like…

Here’s a little video introducing the collection!


Growing Pains

Even though we have industrial-grade-souped-up servers, the site still got overheated! The sheer weight of love and activity flooding to this site over the past 24 hours has been wonderful! But we suffered a complete outage (which made me have a power surge, let me tell you…) and the site is back – but some people are reporting issues with shopping carts. It may be you need to refresh your screen, and then try again. I apologise! I hope you can forgive the ‘growing pains’ we are going through.





So votes were just about even over all of the songs for little intro videos ! But Tinsel had to pick a winner…
“All the songs were lovely *** Believe In It*** is my choice because it has been in my head all morning. When I hear a tune or lyrics that stick around I believe angels are singing and have a message. (Maybe it’s a Mermaid)
I read and see so many amazing posts in your Facebook groups from people who didn’t think they could draw!!!!!
Your instructional videos infused with wit and candid “realness” make me laugh. You make learning fun. (Neighbors cow mooing in the background) When having fun you forget “you can’t” and you believe in yourself. BELIEVE IN IT All the supplies are delightful. The paint pens look fun to “audition”.
Congratulations Jane!!!!”

Amy Louise


Congratulations Amy Louise! A scholarship for ‘Over the Rainbow’ is coming your way!



Now little Tinsel is in a VERY GOOD MOOD – and she insisted on two winners – and who am I to resist a small pomeranian?


“Hi Jane! Oh my stars and moons!
Fantastic music to choose from, I liked them all. But the one that truly resonates with me personally is ‘The Dreamer in Me’. You are the one that guided me through those early days when I first took up a mixed media journal and a paint brush after great loss in my life.
Your infectious laugh and talented hands took me places I would never have found on my own…at least not as quickly. The joy in creating mermaids and fairies and exploration of art supplies..painting beautiful faces and splashing colour everywhere helped me leave the troubles of my world behind. A seed was planted to one day leave my day job behind and do what I have fallen passionately in love creation. Yes. I’ve got the dreamer in me.
Thanks to you.
I’m also dreaming about those yummy looking watercolor paint markers and that petite tin of pans of color. Those juicy looking tubes of paint make me drool too. Oooh…and the pencil cases with your art on them…and the journals…and the tapes…

and..and..I love you Jane.xxo”

Sandy Derryberry

Congratulations Sandy ! A scholarship for ‘Over the Rainbow’ is coming your way too.
And some art supplies ( if there are any left – wow – the store is BUSY! Angus is packing like crazy!)

Thank you to all who joined in the fun and left their comments.
Thank you for your company!



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