Jill Berry Design Blog

Map Art Stencils, MY TURN!

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Giveaway!, stencils, Stencils | 46 comments

Map Art Stencils, MY TURN!

Map Art Stencil giveaway

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Map Art Stencils hop and Giveaway!

Posted by on May 9, 2014 in Giveaway!, My Products, Stencils | 33 comments

Map Art Stencils hop and Giveaway!

Today is the first day of 6 chances to win my new Map Art Stencils! I have been using them in classes for the last two months in Australia and New Zealand, and the students did wonders! The map above includes many of the patterns, and I will credit the brilliant student as soon as I find my roster! The centers of the two compass roses are interchangeable, my husband Steve’s idea, and I LOVE how they turned out. The official name of the stencils is:  Artistcellar Signature Series Map Art by Jill K Berry. The individual stencil names, in...

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Map Art Lab Blogroll and Giveaway!

Posted by on May 7, 2014 in Giveaway!, My Books | 18 comments

Map Art Lab Blogroll and Giveaway!

Today starts the big giveaway blogroll for my new book, Map Art Lab, coauthored with my sister Linden McNeilly. All you have to do is visit the links below and leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of the book! In the meantime, check out these reviews. Mixed-Media Map Art APD Singapore May 7 Linden McNeilly http://www.facebook.com/lindenmcn May 8 Kim Rae Nugent  http://kimraenugent.blogspot.com/ May 9 Debbie Gonzalez http://www.debbiegonzales.com/simple-saturday/ May 9 Cynthia Morris   http://www.originalimpulse.com/blog/ May 10 Amy...

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Quasi-Crystal Stencil Giveaway Winner!

Posted by on May 4, 2014 in Giveaway! | 4 comments

Quasi-Crystal Stencil Giveaway Winner!

Christine Martell!

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Quasi-Crystal Stencil Giveaway!

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in stencils, Stencils | 18 comments

Quasi-Crystal Stencil Giveaway!

Artistcellar has yet another new set of stencils and wants to give a set away! They are called “Quasicrystal.” I used Quasi and Infra on my page, which was partially collaged by Connie, my friend who made me this journal. You can see the papers she put in on the left, and the handsome geeky dude on the right. He was there, staking his space. I made him a love interest. She is a tiny bit scary. Am not sure why. Too much eyeliner. The Infra stencil adds jazz to her skirt. He is a fairly benign chap, which is why their relationship...

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Sacred Hearts Winner

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Sacred Hearts Winner

is Becky Massa! Congratulations Becky!

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Young Minds and Maps

Posted by on Apr 6, 2014 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Young Minds and Maps

Recently I got an email from a teacher at Logan School in Denver. She had a student who was doing a map project, and would I mind a live interview with said student? In fact I would love to do that I told her. We set a date for her to bring up Portia for the interview. A few days before they were to arrive, I heard from the teacher again. Could she bring a couple more students and another teacher? They all had different projects, running the gamut from traditional cartography to how an artist gets inspired. Bring ‘em on, I said. When we...

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Down Under, Week 1

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Map Making, Personal Geographies, Workshops and Classes | 7 comments

Down Under, Week 1

Week one of 5 Weeks in Australia

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Sacred Hearts, Fiery Love

Posted by on Mar 30, 2014 in Uncategorized | 81 comments

Sacred Hearts, Fiery Love

Sacred Hearts winner is Becky Massa! Congratulations Becky!   It is my turn to use the Sacred Hearts Stencils from Artistcellar in our little blog hop. My friend Kerry came over and we went to town using these stencils with paint and a Gelli Plate on fabric. I wanted the hearts to look rustic. I cut out one of them and tried it out on a collaged journal page. This is the Divine stencil. The wistful young man at the bottom of the page was thinking of a Latina who had recently stolen his heart. I drew her in. Her dancing heart too was on...

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New Face on a Fireplace

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Collaboration, Uncategorized | 8 comments

New Face on a Fireplace

Last winter I went to visit my sister Linden. Her house has this monolithic fireplace that was as ugly as a fireplace gets. It was a giant chunk of white concrete. And it is two sided, so this side faces the kitchen. Ugly, and right in the middle of the house. I felt almost and urgent need to never look at this again. We made a fast plan. We went to a high end tile store and got boxes of leftover tiles for practically nothing, and bought some other filler tiles at Home Depot. We matched the background paint to the grout color. The mantel we...

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