Today is Day Eight of  a nine day series leading up to Radiant Faces‘ Opening Day on October 1st! Every day of our Nine Days will include a chance to win one of three free seats in the class, so keep coming back! Yesterday, I introduced you to Dina Wakely! On Day Six, we met Jamie Dougherty. On Day Five, we met Kylie Fowler! On Day Four, we met Julie Gibbons. On Day Three, we met Christy Tomlinson. On Day Two, we met Tamara Laporte, and on Day One, I introduced you to  Jane Davenport!

Today, I want to introduce you to Joanne Sharpe!

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What I love about Joanne’s work is that it is incredibly vibrant and full of detail, yet if you’ve taken any of her classes, you know how simple it is to emulate. Joanne’s teaching style is concise and meaty and every lesson she provides, while it might seem short, is jam packed with practical tips and tricks for creating your own doodle creations! Joanne is my top doodle mentor and I have learned so much from her classes – especially in the area of lettering.

Joanne will be walking us through the creation of a doodle girl like the one shown above. She will be tackling the expression of the Inner Artist with a class I like to think of as ‘dessert’ because it comes at the very end of our collection of nine artists and because it is short, sweet and perfectly doable.

Joanne’s lesson will go live on October 1st with all the rest, and I will be providing my interpretation of her lesson on November 28th!

Here is Joanne’s Bio

Screen Shot 2014-09-30 at 9.52.26 AM “Whimsical art maker” and best selling author, Joanne Sharpe is a colorful mixed media artist and enthusiastic teacher with creative savvy in art journaling, doodling and illustration. She is well known for her signature style of distinctive  hand lettering and love of bright, bold colors. Whether teaching with paper and pens, paints or a sewing machine, Joanne encourages others to nurture their own personal creativity and artistic expression.

Her brand new book “The Art of Whimsical Lettering” from Interweave has gone gang busters in the mixed media, craft and hobby category. Experience Joanne’s playful art, high energy, and masterful art making techniques in several online classes or live workshops and retreats nationwide.

Mom of four “twenty-something” kids, a golden retriever, a shih tzu and sibling Bengal cats, Joanne and husband Tom reside in a sleepy little suburb of Rochester, New York, between the two snowiest cities in the United States.

Find all the artful scoop on Joanne’s blog  “Whimspirations”.

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Come back here every day between now and October 1st for more chances to win as I introduce each of the teachers featured in Radiant Faces! There will be THREE SEATS given away, and you could win one of them! Don’t let that stop you from signing up, though! If you sign up and you win a spot, you will receive a full refund OR you will have the option to give your free seat to a friend.

Click here to download the teacher profiles and further information.

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