f December 2012 - Art Eye Candy

Happy Christmas one and all...

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas!

Lets have a little sing - a - long...

and we have a winner!!

Michelle Webb!

Have a lovely day everyone,

Rachelle x


Only 2 sleeps left...

In all my excitement for giving and sharing, I have decided to have one last 
before Christmas.
Have you read the information on the picture yet?  Yes, this time you will win a spot on 
a 12 month mixed media workshop
you also get to choose a spot on another of my workshops!!

This is my way to say a big THANK YOU to each and every one of you who has supported my creative journey this year, YOU are what keeps me going, creating and dreaming...

So, here's what you have to do,
Leave me a "Merry Christmas" (in your language)
as a comment and that's it, you're entered into the competition.

If you want to find out a bit about MY CANDY workshop the if you CLICK HERE you can read all about it.  It's the workshop that is the most dear to my heart, and I'm so excited that students are already signed up (there are only 80 places left!).

The information about the other workshops can be found HERE

The winner will be chosen at 11:59pm on Christmas Eve (GMT) so you've got lots of time to enter and share with your friends...

Lot's of Luck,
fingers crossed.

Rachelle x

P.S  Don't forget you can also sign up for my classes in LIFE BOOK 2013

that should be amazing too!



(details coming later today!)

Whoop Whoop!
We have another WINNER...
This time, winning a spot on PORTRAIT CANDY
is the person who left comment number 1...

it's... (drumroll please)
Yes YOU!

AND just a little to MYRA
(the pretty lady below)
Please contact me either here or on FB so that I can send you your workshop deets.

I can't wait to see what you create in class.

But most of all, I want to say a very big
to everyone who left a comment.

(guess what... I have one more HUGE giveaway coming later today)

Rachelle x

Tis the season for GIVING...

So how about another GIVEAWAY?!

this time, it's for a spot on 
Mixed Media Workshop.

As always, if you are already a student, you have the option of a full refund for your course fee, 
you can choose an alternative class.
Good hey!

This time though, the time is short, I will be selecting another winner at 12 midnight TONIGHT !(GMT)

All you need to do is leave a tiny little comment...

Lots of Luck

Rachelle x 

Myra, please contact me with your email (you won the spot on JOURNAL CANDY).


Celebrate good times...

Yes, we have a winner for the spot in 

it's comment number 62...

it belongs to 


(please send me your email so I can add you to the student list)

Rachelle x



I have just realised that it's the 19th of December and I haven't posted anything remotely christmassy!  That's so unlike me... 
I love Christmas and everything about it. 
 I guess that this year, my mind has just been taken over a little bit with the worry of my Dad being ill, and the fact that I'm now at home looking after him rather than being at work and getting involved in the children's parties and Christmas activities. 
 So I've decided to kick off being festive with a little giveaway, the first of three!  
It's my way of saying Happy Christmas and sharing some art for free!
If you'd like to win yourself a spot in JOURNAL CANDY Mixed Media Workshop, then all you have to do is leave a little comment on this post and that's it.
The draw (with a random number generator) will happen on 
Friday 21st December at 12 midnight GMT.
if you want to guarantee your place on this fantastic course,
Places for this are filling up fast, so don't miss out!
(I also have payment plans available too)

So perhaps I should show you some arty stuff...
These are from a piece I demonstrate as part of PORTRAIT CANDY workshop.

I went for a little 'Madame Butterfly' theme again.

love layering...

This is the completed piece... I just LOVE her.
I'm really happy to say she has now found a new home Down Under.

Don't forget to leave your comment, 
and keep your eyes posted for the next GIVEAWAY
coming soon.

Rachelle x

Look where our 'Noddy' elf turned up this morning,
hanging onto the lights!

Oh, I almost forgot...
If you want to take my LIFE BOOK 2013 classes,
sign up 



I am blessed...

I know this to be true.

This last year, even through the hard times, I have have been given an amazing chance.  The chance to use my art to take me on a new journey in life.  I can hardly believe the dreams that I have already accomplished in just a short space of time.  Some of them have happened by chance, and to get some of them, I have had to persevere, stick with it and not give up believing it would happen for me.
I had to really, REALLY believe that all this goodness (in the arty sense) could really happen for me and not just the other women I like to read about and admire.
I know I'm not the only one who does this, maybe be you do too, but I often find myself reading through arty magazines and dreaming of having such a fantastic arty life and career as I see in those pages.  I constantly daydream what that life would be like for me, where in the world I  would like to teach, what I would call my first book, how my home studio would look... you get the idea.  And this last 18 months, ripples have started to happen, little ripples of possibility and I'm so excited to see where they take me.  After all, I'm just a regular girl (well, ok, a 41 year old girl) who dreams of big adventures and if they can come true for me then they can happen for you and who doesn't get excited about that?

Rachelle x

p.s. and now I'm teaching workshops too...
Who'd have thought it.
To check them out CLICK ME
exciting stuff x


Cloth, Paper, Scissors...

One of the things that I really wanted to achieve this year (when I made my intentions list last January), was to get some of my work published in a magazine.  It was one of those things that I've dreamed of for years as I browsed through editions of my favorite arty magazines that I'd purchase during vacations to the US.  I used to look at the amazing artwork on the pages and imagine that maybe one day, just maybe, I would see mine there too.
As you know, I recently received an email from the editor of Cloth, Paper, Scissors and now it looks like this wish is going to come true.
Over the past few days, I have been mega busy getting all the artwork ready, filming videos and typing a few articles, it's been very busy.  BUT today, they are all (10 pieces of art) getting packed up and posted off on their journey over the pond.
To say that I am excited, is a total understatement, but I really am!
Anyway, although I can't show you everything, here are a few more sneaky peeks into what I've been up to.
These pictures show them in progress, you'll have to wait for them to be published to see the finished pieces.

Woo Hooooo!

And now that it's all done and dusted,
perhaps I should start thinking about Christmas!

But just before I go, I had to show off these fabulous pieces of artwork from some of the students on my PORTRAIT CANDY Mixed Media Workshop, aren't they amazing!

Rachelle x

Exciting times...

Its always funny how things turn out really great, especially when you might not be feeling quite so optimistic, but that is just whats been happening to me recently.
As you might remember, in my last post I said about my Dad being ill and how that had kept me away from creating and blogging, well he still is ill, BUT now that we have our little routine sorted, i can now manage to find time for a little art.
Anyway, the other day, whilst probably feeling a little sorry for myself, and a little tired, I happened to check my email account.
You'll never guess, but I had the MOST exciting email from the Editor of Cloth Paper Scissors.
(if you don't know about this publication CLICK ME )
Back sometime in early summer, I sent off an email with some of my artwork and a little explanation about how I made it.  I crossed my fingers and hoped for the best.  Well, this email that was sitting in my inbox was even better news than I ever could have dreamed of.  I'm sworn to secrecy right now (says the Editor) but all I can say is that it's going to be an amazing opportunity, and as long as I manage to get in the Christmas post, I should meet the deadline.

I have even more exciting news...
I'm teaching in LIFE BOOK 2013, and such a fantastic line up of teachers too, I'm so excited for this.
CLICK ME to find out more.

(look, I'm one of the 22 'incredible' teachers!)

that's not all,
the last bit of news I have to share is that my new workshop is now OPEN.
PORTRAIT CANDY started on Saturday!

So excited I can't sit still.

Rachelle x