Month: December 2012


Mike’s latest work

Mike writes:

“I volunteered to do the cover for the SCBWI’s
(Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) Spring bulletin.
Here’s what I came up with.”


Lilla’s interview on Smart Creative Women

Check out this interview with Lilla by Monica Lee here. Lilla talks about what makes a successful art career, what’s in her new book, and a brand new venture she is cooking up! The Joy and Business of Creativity, Part 1. (Part 2 on Thursday, Dec. 6th). – Julia


Ruby Violet Party with Cari Fennell

On this show, Cari will demonstrate how you can create colorful and funky gifts for the upcoming holiday season using the Ruby Violet collection by Prima. See how you can make your own bracelets, mini books and hair accessories from the embellishments of this fun collection. Get ready to be inspired and see how fun making your own gifts can be!

Tuesday, December 4th at 2:30pm PT/ 5:30pm ET/ 8:30pm Brasil-East/10:30pm GMT, To see the class, go to the Prima channel on ustream and create a free login to participate.


Do What You Love is 2 years old! Giveaways until midnight GMT tonight!

Beth Nicholls writes:

“Celebrating DWYL’s 2nd birthday with a host of giveaways! Enter to win something lovely…
Two years ago, after a big a-ha moment in the mountains of California, I registered Do What You Love as a company (in the middle of the global recession) and began the most fantastic adventure. Armed only with my laptop, blog and a clear idea of who I wanted to serve, I set out on a most wonderful adventure. Along the way I have met some incredible people, learned so much, built a flourishing business fast, and been proud of helping thousands of people in more than 100 countries worldwide to do what they love. And this is just the beginning…

As a celebration of our second birthday, and a huge thank you to all of you for your support along the way, we have been doing special giveaways all this week. If you have missed them you can still enter anytime from when they are published until midnight GMT on Sunday 2 December. Feel free to enter more than one!

This is what we have up for grabs:

* A free place on Bloom True: the e-course with Flora Bowley which might just change the way you paint (and approach life) forever

* A bundle of creative inspiration from Japan including a gorgeous book by my favourite Japanese illustrator Chihiro Iwasaki, washi paper and washi tape

*Chocolate!! Very special chocolate from Wei Of Chocolate (plus an inspiring interview with the company’s founder)

*Launch of the new Print & Pattern Scholarship for all three modules of The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design worth around $1000 (please note this has separate submission guidelines and a separate selection process)

* A copy of Holly Becker’s fabulous new book Decorate Workshop (which I am currently using to help me redecorate our house)

Remember you have until midnight GMT on Sunday (Dec 2) to enter!

Please tell all your friends about the giveaways so we can make sure everything goes to a good home – and be sure to enter yourself! All the winners (except for the P&P scholarship) will be announced on the blog on Monday December 3.

And THANK YOU for being the most amazing community – you inspire me every day, and there would be no Do What You Love without you.


PS – if that wasn’t enough and you want some FREE creative inspiration, check out Issue 2 of MOYO Magazine, the world’s only online magazine dedicated to surface pattern design.