Jill Berry Design Blog

My UK Adventure: part 2

Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 in Art Adventures | 0 comments

My UK Adventure: part 2

This last June I made was working on a new mission statement for my artistic future, and the phrase I kept coming back to was “I want to be a small fish in a big pond.” A few weeks later I got an email from Pat at Golden Artist Colors asking if I wanted to attend a training to be a Artist Educator for Golden in London, England. This opportunity exactly fit the bill. The program started on Sunday night and went until Friday. Monday morning we each sat down to this. There was also a big box on the floor for each of us, a file box of...

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Remaking Maps

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Remaking Maps

remake some maps

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England, Part 1

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

England, Part 1

I recently went to England for business and pleasure. The business side was to attend a training session to become a Golden Artist Educator for my favorite paint company, Golden Paints. The rest was playtime in the English countryside. My blog has been “broken” since then and is just now fixed so I can share with you. I flew into Heathrow and then took a two and a half hour bus ride to Bath. My room was reserved at an airbnb room in a tall row house. My room was at the top, overlooking the city. There was a garden to sit my tired...

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Life Book Sign Up starts TODAY!

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 in Uncategorized | 6 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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