Jill Berry Design Blog

Life Book Sign Up starts TODAY!

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Life Book Sign Up starts TODAY!

Today is the first day of the rest of your life, and the rest of mine! Sign ups for Life Book 2015 starts today. My offering to you in this year long workshop is two-fold. In February I will lead you through a small book project that is both fun and full of appreciation for your “tribe”, or the people who support you. The second and biggest project in September is layers of collaged “landscapes” made with art skins (you will have to sign up to get the nitty gritty on this one!) and the poetry that I love, in this case...

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21 Secrets Winners!

Posted by on Oct 4, 2014 in Giveaway! | 0 comments

21 Secrets Winners!

I decided to double up the odds and make two spots for all you lovelies that showed up here at the last minute. The winners are: Susan Fjellman Karen LS. Thank you so much, all of you, for coming by and giving it a go. I hope you can consider the class, we have worked hard collectively to make it a wonderful bunch of offerings. Now I am off to draw in the countryside of England. xo...

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21 Secrets Starts Tomorrow! Win a Free Spot Tonight!

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in Uncategorized | 52 comments

21 Secrets Starts Tomorrow! Win a Free Spot Tonight!

Tomorrow is the Launch of 21 Secrets, an online class of spectacular teachers who will offer you many journaling and art prompts to keep you going for years! I am giving away a last minute spot for one of you who still cannot commit, but really need to!   I am going to draw a name this Friday, Oct 3. You will be a smudge late but not too late to jump in! I am in London, and got delayed but want you to have a chance at the brilliance of all these classes. Leave me a comment below and tell me why you have not signed up yet for the best...

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Life Book Winner 2015

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

Life Book Winner 2015

is Melanie! She has been notified. Thank you all for coming by, please join us for Life Book 2015!!!

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Danse Macabre Stencil Winner

Posted by on Sep 28, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Colleen Kent! Still a chance to win a space in Life Book 2014, so look for that post. And, in a few days, come back for a chance to win a spot in 21 Secrets!  

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Life Book, MY TURN!

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Uncategorized | 344 comments

Life Book, MY TURN!

I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to be a part of Life Book 2015!!! Life Book is a year long online course with a series of teachers who have each been asked to create a small course for you. These courses are meant to edify, encourage, and help you in creating a bigger  and richer life through the art of the journal. A year of mixed media classes geared toward becoming the best you that you can be!   You have a chance to win a spot in this amazing adventure, for FREE! Leave a comment below and give me a reason to give you this spot in...

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Just for You! Danse Macabre Stencils Giveaway

Posted by on Sep 21, 2014 in Giveaway! | 31 comments

Just for You! Danse Macabre Stencils Giveaway

My friend and brilliant artist Béatrice Coron has just designed a set of stencils for Artistcellar’s Signature Series called “Danse Macabre.” Béatrice is an artist who cuts stories from paper. Her work is brilliant and extraordinary, and you can appreciate her TED talk here. Her stencils are four scenes based on her paper cuts. You can see all the designs on the blogs listed below. 96 – Painter 97 – Housework 98 – Online 99 – Dancers. This is the one I used in my project. First I traced the stencil...

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Blessings from Thailand

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in Uncategorized | 7 comments

Blessings from Thailand

Last month I received feedback from my website. A comment titled “How I am using your book” This was the last sentence of the email: “Just thought you might like to know how you have impacted people halfway around the world!” Kindest Regards, Kit I wrote to Kit and thanked her, and asked her if it was okay to share her story that she shared with me. Here is what she wrote. The New Life Center Foundation is a faith-based non-governmental organization in northern Thailand. We work with teenaged girls and young women from...

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Grief and Beauty

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Visual Inspiration, Written Inspiration | 6 comments

Grief and Beauty

I have lots of work to do. And I have two friends who are suffering enormously with health issues. These two situations do not work really well for me, I have trouble sometimes moving through grief and creating beauty at the same time. As an artist, this is my job, to feel, interpret, explore, illustrate, experience and sometimes, deliver the goods wrapped up and ready. This time it is harder to do that for me, because my talented and beautiful friend is dying. She is a calligrapher and an activist, a real thinker and hoper and believer. In...

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The Colors of the Desert

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Visual Inspiration | 3 comments

The Colors of the Desert

A road trip through the Utah desert.

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