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Wednesday, January 9

Creative JumpStart 2013

I'm totally speechless.

Completely. I've been sitting here for 15 minutes trying to put my feelings in this post and I can't. So I think I'll list the emotions I'm feeling right now.

grateful
inspired
amazed
speechless
happy.......... from the wonderful comments and messages I've received about my Creative JumpStart 2013.

The funny thing is -- as I had watched some of the other Jumps I was nervous. Worried even that my jump wasn't going to be  very good and I even thought of asking Nat if I could re-do my whole video and all three techniques. 

But I didn't.

My heart is full and I wish I had time to make create something in my journal today to capture the feelings in my heart. Really, you will never know. Thank you ALL. So instead of new art I'll share pictures of the pages I created for the jump so you can see them separately from the video.

 
Jump # 1: What do you See?
BTW -- this is my ALL-TIME Favorite rut-buster ever! 


 Jump #2: Keeping it Private


Jump #3: Stencils

Thanks again everyone!! Tomorrow I'll share the details on the In + Out Series so you will have an idea what's coming this YEAR!

Have a wonderful and inspired day...did I say thank you yet?

46 comments:

  1. Hi, I've loved the jumpstart prompts you gave us today! I feel they have made something free inside me, I felt so "zen" when I experienced these techniques, no fear, no stress facing my worktable.thanks so much!!

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    1. thank you Helen -- hope you are inspired to get some journaling done!

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  2. I just watched your video on Creative Jumpstart and I was SO inspired and blown away!! I love your video and you show how it can be so EASY!

    Thank you SO much for this EXPLOSION of inspiration! :D

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  3. Your video was great!
    Thanks for sharing your creativity!
    Karin

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  4. I'm on the cough talking to my husband.about your video I just saw
    Now we are reading your blog together. On my phone.
    So you could say (your) art really has the power to bring people closer! (read small phone so we're really close)
    So much fun! Thank you again!

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    1. that is awesome Esther -- glad I could encourage some cuddle time ;-) Have a great night.

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  5. great video - what kind of watercolors are you using?

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    1. HI Christina - I am using the Sakura Koi set -- http://www.dickblick.com/products/sakura-koi-watercolor-sets/ I have the 18 color set. I also have the expensive Windsor Newton paints but don't use them in my journal! THANKS for stopping by!

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  6. Thank you for a very inspiring video. I love all three prompts and techniques and I'm looking forward to try them out.
    Wishing you a beautiful day!
    Hugs
    Linda

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  7. CAT!!!!!! Where have you been all my life? I jumped over here to check out your blog after seeing your video on Creative Jump Start. You are a GENIUS! I LOVE your style and cannot thank you enough for sharing your ideas and encouragement. I'm your newest fan, you Artist Extraordinaire! (Yeah, you can add that to your list of fabulousness)

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    1. ha ha -- I've been right here ;-) THank you for your sweetness and for stopping by! xo

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  8. Thank you so much for the wonderful video and the inspiration!! I am off to try this right now!

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  9. that was so amazing! you change my view of the art journaling! thanks for sharing! i absolutely love the first one with the flowers but the 2 others are so original too!!!
    don't doubt about you ever again!!! you're sunch a talentfull artit!!!

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  10. Thanks so much Catherine for your amazing teaching! Very inspiring! Can't wait to create!Hugs

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  11. Thanks so much for your great teaching! Can't wait to create with your idea! Hugs

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  12. Thank you so much, Catherine for your Jumpstart video. I love it and find your work inspirational. You are one smart lady!

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  13. Loved the prompts for today and can't wait to try out the 1st one!

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  14. I loved all three prompts and Can't wait to try out the first one. Looks magical!

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  15. The video was great--loved watching the projects evolve.

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  16. Loved watching all your projects evolve--beautiful work!

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  17. Totally in love with the flowers you did (I already commented on Nat's page but had to here too)! It really made me want to try it myself tonight! After a 4 day migraine I am on top of the world now! Haha

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    1. I wanted to remove one out of two posts; sorry!

      I love your video; so amazing!! I would like to try the three techniques!!

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  19. Catherine - I am like one of the other commentors that said - why haven't I seen your stuff before - what a great job you did on your jump start video. First off, so cool you are a lefty 'cause it is really easy to watch a video with a left handed artist. Your first piece was so cool - did you have that motif in mind when you started painting or were you inspired to make the flowers once the watercolors dried? Thanks again for your sharing your art - your three demos provided something for everyone. Now, to peer through your blog for more inspiration. Most sincerest thanks.

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  20. Catherine - I am like one of the other commentors that said - why haven't I seen your stuff before - what a great job you did on your jump start video. First off, so cool you are a lefty 'cause it is really easy to watch a video with a left handed artist. Your first piece was so cool - did you have that motif in mind when you started painting or were you inspired to make the flowers once the watercolors dried? Thanks again for your sharing your art - your three demos provided something for everyone. Now, to peer through your blog for more inspiration. Most sincerest thanks.

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  21. I am going to repeat another person who commented - why haven't I found your art before. Your three demos were so inspiring - there was something for everyone. I especially liked the watercolor flower - did you have that design in mind all along or saw the vision when the paint had dried? Regardless, thank you for sharing. I will be lurking around your blog now for sure. Most sincerest thanks - terry

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  22. Thank You for creating such a fabulous jump start for today...I am so happy you didn't change a thing! I am a rubber stamper and never thought I needed an art journal. But my word for this year is exploration. So I took a depth beathe, relaxed with my morning coffee and said YES! at the end. Perhaps no one ever shared what their art journal. This truly is a new jump start for me. MANY THANKS!

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  23. Thanks for showing your Techniques. It was simply amazing to see what you see in the "Mess" Love it. And the other 2 are so great too. Sit here and think only Wow.

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  24. Catherine, thank you for the wonderful video. Wow, you have really challenge and inspired me. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. I am so inspired by your work! Loved this participation in Creative Jump Start! Will follow your work closely! Thanks!

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  26. Thank you so much for your time...taking the time to inspire us, to challenge us with new techniques, sharing your passion about creativity, I thought I loved art journaling but I can assure you that right now, it is my favorite of all times and you are responsible for that. Thanks again and I will visit your blog regularly since I added you to my favorites! I could feel the passion through out the video. It looked soothing and what about the wonderful music! Thanks again! Jo.

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  27. Cat, I absolutely LOVE your video!! I was a little behind so I didn't get to watch it until today. You are so inspiring! I love the no talking and listening to the music and just watching you create. Thank you so much for sharing! I'm excited to try some of your techniques in my art journal (I'm new to it.) and I'm sure I'll be watching your video several times!! I'm so glad you didn't change your video!!

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  28. I just sat transfixed Catherine at your amazing talent and the equally wonderful way you share it with all of us. I couldn't journal before I did one of your courses, and it is still a hit and miss journey. But I love all the techniques and prompts you have given in all your courses, but these videos were awesome. Just off to watch it again!!!!

    The flowers are just gorgeous!

    Jennie x

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  29. Just finished watch your video over at jumpstart. I totally love your "messiness" I wish my messes looked like that! What a great technique I'm really inspired to try. I've always liked the look of watercolor you made it look so easy and I'll be looking forward to following :D TFS.

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  30. LOVED your jumpstart!! It was so awesome that I've signed up for your class!! Cant wait to start!

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  31. WOW one of the best videos yet~ Love your techniques! I know that just getting started has always been a problem for me, over thinking it, but seeing these techniques has given me the freedom I need to take the leap.

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  32. I keep following Jump Start and yours has been my favourite video so far.
    not only are your techniques original and cretive but also so easy to do and totally make one want to create right here and now! :)
    thank YOU!

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  33. Thank you for an awesome jump start. You really sparked something. I love your easy style.

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  34. I just re-watched your video again and feel so inspired! I actually painted something I really like for the first time. I feel like I was able to break through a big block.

    Thank you!

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  35. Thank you so much for this video. I painted something last night that I truly loved. I can't remember the last time I did that. I broke through a big block with your video.
    Thank you for the inspiration!

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  36. I haven't seen your video yet but eventually I'll get there. I've been watching the current day and then going back to the others. What I have seen on your blog I know that it will be good. Thanks for sharing your ideas and time.
    Myoriah@hotmail.com

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  37. I'm here from Creative Jump Start. I loved your video and must say that it went beyond "technique" for me. I am truly inspired and wanted to say thank you so much for taking the time to do the video. I can finally see how an art journal can be meaningful without being so exposed. Lots of people and classes don't always focus on the journaling and while there are some great techniques and great creative play I want to incorporate the real words, my words, that matter.

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