Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Road to Radiance Day 8- Joanne Sharpe!

Artist today is the infamous Joanne Sharpe! I first found Joanne on Youtube, then in a Strathmore card making course!  I loved her instantly.  She was humorous and totally made EVERYTHING super easy! She connected with me most because she gave me BASIC supplies as a foundation.  Supplies which are accessible from just about anywhere.. even a local pharmacy.  She also added to my ART PEN fetish!!  She introduced to pens I had never known, Koi water colors, Peerless Water colors.  She made me realize that my dark shell in appearance actually held a ABUNDANCE of COLOR ready to explode!!  My favorite COLOR by name may be any hue of purple.. but my heart BLEEDS for NEON any and EVERYTHING!  She taught me to embrace my handwriting.. Which isn't so terribly bad!  I don't own a lot of written stamps or sentiments.  Joanne helped me build the confidence to embrace our imperfections in not just lettering but also doodling!  I am not a carefree doodler.. I am so focused on the perfect picture.. or as close to it as I can get. Joanne has taught me several times to let it be loose.. frame it.. and let it go.. I have had MANY a FUN DAYS with watercolors and and waterproof pens.  Below is my cover my journal.. to one class I took with her based on her book The Art of Whimsical Lettering .  To find out more about the Road to Radiance. Click here

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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1 comment:

  1. Love your cover, I have the book but have only cracked it a couple times. I just got her other book Zenspirations letters and patterning (I think it's called) have been playing with that lately. I love how carefree she is and LOVE how she does her lettering. Thanks for sharing Meko :)