Wild Musings + Giveaway

EDITED TO ADD: The giveaway is now closed! Cally Brown was the winner, and she has been notified by email. Thanks for playing along!!

I. I spent a few days in the studio puttering around and doing art for myself and it was gorgeous.

II. I ducked out of socials and anything too stressful so I could find my way back to some kind of center. I think there’s some energy in the collective around our reopening that’s hitting me uncomfortably. I do not want to emerge yet. I’m not ready. I need to stay in this quiet place for a while longer and be in communion with myself.

III. This came out of one of my quiet moments. She is giving me life.

IV. I did a thing.

It’s a bad screenshot of Zoom video, but LOOK AT MY HAIRS! Not as vibrant as I expected, but I actually like it like this. I do have a flash lightening kit so if I want to go a little more extreme, I can. (This is Extreme Teal Overtone, btw. I have medium blonde hair + gray, so if you have the same you might want to bleach before you use it).

V. Renee is doing a thing and I am VERY STOKED about it.

If you like the way I write (without worrying about a theme or “tying it all together” and just documenting my life) this is going to be your jam. 
I am not an affiliate, but Renee is my witch adjacent so she gave me a seat to give away! Comment below and tell me why you want to join the course and I’ll pick someone to gift the seat to.

VI. I know I usually go for ten things, but I am feeling pressed today. A live with the witches. A spread to finish for said witches for August 1st. A pile of laundry. A dog to finish grooming.

Where did July go? How is it already the 21st? What is happening?

Anyway, enter below if you want to come write with us.

xo
Effy

Kaleidoscope Giveaway!!

First of all, there’s still time to get in on the FREE KALEIDOSCOPE TASTER WEEK (and there’s a rumour it might be extended for a week!) so get on over here if you haven’t already!!

If you already know you want in, use coupon code COLOR2021 to get a discount!! You can pre-purchase here.

MEANWHILE!!!! I’m giving away a spot in the class, and all you have to do to get in on it is comment below! That’s it! I’ll be doing a drawing tomorrow for the winner!! WOO HOO!!!!

xo
Effy

 

 

And The Winner Is!!!

A few days ago, I held a giveaway for a seat in Ever After and here are the results:

Random.Org helped me select a random person from among the comments, and here’s the number that came up:

That means that JILL (jillsfine@gmail.com) has won a seat in Ever After 2019. YAY! KERMIT FLAILS! I will be emailing your details to Tamara today, Jill! CONGRATULATIONS!

The Contest is NOW CLOSED! Thanks for playing!

In the meantime, I hope to see you In Ever After 2019 for it’s FINAL RUN!! Here’s some info:

Ever After began in 2016 and ran again (with totally new art lessons) in 2017 and 2018. It has a blend of magic (because FAERY TALES) as well as style development that is fantastic for beginners, intermediate, and advanced artists.

If you’re not ready for (or into) style development then you can just buy the ‘Ever After Fairytale Bundle’ offer on its own (without the style development element) which simply is an awesome mixed media art class with a fairytale theme taught by some of your most favourite artists and fabulous teachers in our beautiful mixed media community!

This year I’ll be working with the story: The Witches Of Eastwick. I know, I know – NOT A TRADITIONAL FAERY TALE – BUT it has all the elements of one, and I will go over those with you in class. I will also be switching things up a bit the way I do so that our heroines get a better deal. *Wink*

You can find out all the details (and sign up with the Early Bird price) by clicking here.

Please note: this is Ever After’s LAST YEAR! If you know you want it, please use the Early Bird Discount code to get 20% off!

MAGIC2019

Ever After Blog Hop + Giveaway! – Winner Announced!

UPDATED TO ADD:

Random.Org helped me select a random person from among 130 comments, and here’s the number that came up:

That means that JILL (jillsfine@gmail.com) has won a seat in Ever After 2019. YAY! KERMIT FLAILS! I will be emailing your details to Tamara today, Jill! CONGRATULATIONS!

The Contest is NOW CLOSED! Thanks for playing!

 

MORNING WILDERHOOD!

SO EXCITED!! :) Ever After 2019 is now open for registration AND we are running a blog hop and many give-aways to kick off this fun news! (Scroll down for blog hop and give away info!)

Please note: this is Ever After’s LAST YEAR! If you know you want it, please use the Early Bird Discount code to get 20% off!

MAGIC2019

Ever After began in 2016 and ran again (with totally new art lessons) in 2017 and 2018. It has a blend of magic (because FAERY TALES) as well as style development that is fantastic for beginners, intermediate, and advanced artists.

If you’re not ready for (or into) style development then you can just buy the ‘Ever After Fairytale Bundle’ offer on its own (without the style development element) which simply is an awesome mixed media art class with a fairytale theme taught by some of your most favourite artists and fabulous teachers in our beautiful mixed media community!

You can find out all the details (and sign up with the Early Bird price) by clicking here.

This year I’ll be working with the story: The Witches Of Eastwick. I know, I know – NOT A TRADITIONAL FAERY TALE – BUT it has all the elements of one, and I will go over those with you in class. I will also be switching things up a bit the way I do so that our heroines get a better deal. *Wink*

Even if you know for sure that you’re IN LIKE FLYNN you can join the GIVEAWAY! YAY!

Blog Hop & Give Away Information!

To celebrate the launch of EA2019 we’re running a super fun blog hop with all the teachers who can each give away 1 space on Ever After 2019! Want to win a space? Follow the blog hop along and make sure to follow the instructions on the teachers’ pages to get entered into the draws.

To enter the give-away please do the following:

*Sign up to my newsletter*

* Share this blog post on your Facebook page/ Twitter or Instagram *

* Leave a comment below saying I DID IT!

I’ll announce the winners on May 10th 2019!

There are multiple chances to win, so HOP ALONG WITH US!

To up your chances to win and to learn more about the amazing EA2019 teaching team, be sure to follow the BLOGALONG:

Date Teacher Blog URL
1st May Tamara Laporte willowing.org/blog
2nd May Andrea Gomoll andrea-gomoll.de/blog
3rd May Danita Art blog.danitaart.com
4th May Effy Wild effywild.com  <————YOU ARE HERE
5th May Natalie Mecham nataliemechamart.com/wall
6th May Angela Kennedy pennystamper.blogspot.com
7th May Marieke Blokland bloknote.nl/tag/blog
8th May Pamela Vosseller pamela-vosseller.squarespace.com/
9th May Renee Mueller reneemuellerart.com/blog-1
10th May Lora Murphy facebook.com/lora.murphy.9
11th May Maria Pace-Wynter mariapacewynters.com
12th May Patti Ballard pbsartstudio.blogspot.com
13th May Natalie Neumann instagram.com/moonshadowgarden
14th May Shilpa Lalit (Artyshils) artyshils.com/blog
15th May Alena Hennessy alenahennessy.com/blog
16th May Tanya Cole tanyacolearts.com/blog-2

 

Registration is now open! :D

See you there!

Blog Hop & Giveaway! WINNER ANNOUNCED!

Hello artsy clan o’ mine!

I am so excited about this, y’all!! Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts has written a book called ‘Create Your Life Book: Mixed-Media Art Projects for Expanding Creativity and Encouraging Personal Growth’ and a) I’m IN THIS BOOK and b) I get to give away a copy!

A Bit About The Book

Based on much-loved mixed-media artist Tamara Laporte’s popular, multi-year series of online classes, Create Your Life Book offers mixed-media drawing and painting projects that can raise your awareness of and help you work through personal challenges and other obstacles to creating art and achieving self-fulfilment.

Each themed chapter presents 4 or 5 two-part projects: The first part of each project explores a common issue that hampers creativity and/or positive self-worth, and includes a worksheet or list of questions to be answered; the second part is a step-by-step mixed-media art project that provides a way for artists at all skill levels to contemplate and work through that issue. Also included are projects contributed by some of Tamara’s Life Book guest teachers–Roxanne Coble, Andrea Gomoll, Alena Hennessy, Mystele Kirkeeng, Ivy Newport, and Effy Wild–who are noted mixed-media artists in their own right. Along the way, Tamara shares inspirational photos and uplifting and encouraging affirmations.

The final chapter presents a simple binding method for creating a keepsake book of your Life Book projects.

Did you read that bit there where it said Effy Wild is a noted mixed media artist in her own right? EEP! I about fell out of my chair. :D Yes, I’m in this book with a project about reframing your story, and creating it for you was one of the highlights of my life!

Pre-order a signed copy of Tam’s Book HERE or a non-signed copy in any of these places:

amazon.com / amazon.co.uk 

amazon.ca / bookdepository.com

It’s officially published in January 2018, although many sites are now showing the publishing date as earlier in December 2017! You can pre-order it NOW! :)

Now then, onto the give-away and blog hop! :) I can give away 1 copy of Tam’s book to 1 lucky winner, yay! :) And if you follow the blog hop (see below for links and dates) you can up your chances of winning by entering all the other give-aways also! :)

I ran a giveaway and the winner was:

CONGRATULATIONS SHANNON! I’m sending your info on to Tam so she can get you sorted out!

P.S. You can get Life Book 2018 with early bird pricing if you sign up before December 31st! Life Book now comes with forever access (so no more year end panic to download) AND all students get instant access to a swag bag full of delicious bonuses, like high res prints, whole e-courses, mini classes, and more!

Click here to sign up!

Use coupon code LOVEBOMB2018

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