THIS IS A LONG POST WITH LOTS OF GOODIES -- Make sure you read to the end!!!
You know how I'm always going on about creativity & empowerment and how we are all creative beings? Well, it's true and the thing I've come to realize is that the more I create, the more I want to create, and the more I want to create the more my creativity is ramped up and waiting for me -- it's infinitely available to me and NEVER runs out. So that's what's been happening over here at Giving Hands Creative. I've been creating almost daily since last year this time when I participated in Art Every Day Month.
It was also last year this time when I participated in a day-long workshop with Jennifer Lee, award winning author of The Right Brain Business Plan. The workshop was called the Product Development Playground and it was life changing for me. I met some amazing folks: Amy Egenberger, Tammi Dager Spruill, and a host of other super creative and talented people, learned a ton, and started laying the foundation for my new Mixed Media Inspiration Deck. So, DRUM ROLL PLEASE............
YIPPIE!!!!! My very first product in a line of many to come. This first one is for mixed media artists and art journalers. I'm excited about this first deck because it has already given me hours of joyous fun and creativity. I've been playing with it for a few months and I'm finally ready to share it with YOU.
The way the deck works is really up to you. There are infinite possibilities for how you can use it to enhance your creative practice. You can shuffle the deck, deal yourself a set number of cards, then use the prompts on the cards to guide your inner creative as you play, journal and make art.
Another way to use the deck is to simply keep it near your art space and pull a card whenever you need a creative boost or spark to get you to the next step. OR, if you're feeling ambitious, you could shuffle the entire deck and see where all 52 cards lead you. And don't even get me started on all the fun times you can have if you play with a friend.
I promise you, the possibilities are endless. And just to let you see how seasoned art journalers and mixed media mavens use the deck, I've got some amazing creative cohorts who are going to join me in December for a 9 day BLOG HOP!!!! EXCITING...
The December Blog Hoppers are:
Wanna join in on the fun in Dec? Order your deck TODAY and you just might have it in time for the first hopper -- ME -- of course on December 2nd:-).
Oh, wait!!! Did I mention there's a give-a-way with the blog hop???? But of course there is. What hop would be complete without one?
Here's a list of the amazing items we're giving away:
Are you ready to join us in the fun???? Make sure you're in all the right places so you get entered into the giveaway. Here's what you should/could do...
11/5/2013 06:17:09 am
love the idea of the deck of cards
12/5/2013 06:47:36 am
Thanks for hopping along. Sarah was having some technical website issues earlier in the day but her post is up and beautiful!!! Make sure you check her out and leave a comment!!!
12/2/2013 10:12:39 pm
Wow!! So much to do and see--LOVE it!
12/3/2013 02:02:40 am
Great Give away. Would love to win this!!!!!
12/3/2013 10:11:46 am
Ordered my deck today! Woooot! I am soooo excited about this! This girl is gonna get her art on!!! And my 23 year old son is excited for the deck to come, too, and has said he's gonna give it a try! This is gonna be GREAT!
12/5/2013 06:48:59 am
Oh Maggie I think you just made my day!!!! So excited your son will be arting along with us. How fun!!!
12/3/2013 10:58:57 pm
I watched the video posted by Roben-Marie, demonstrating how she put the deck to use. I think the deck is a great idea, and in a very easily accessed format, for having close by on my worktable.
12/5/2013 06:50:57 am
Yay!!! Thanks for the feedback!!!
12/5/2013 04:54:40 am
Am SO enjoying the hop! What a fantastic idea. And such a generous prize. WOOT!!
12/5/2013 06:52:26 am
Thanks for hopping along!!!!
12/5/2013 06:53:29 am
Thanks Sharon. I'm hoping it will help others spend more time creating!!!
12/5/2013 07:26:14 am
Kiala- What a great idea your deck of inspiration is! I am happy to hop along and check out what the other hoppers are creating with your deck! Count me in to win! I would love a set! Smiles
12/5/2013 08:37:59 am
What a fabulous idea. I would love to use your inspirational cards to help me get my mojo working. I have signed up for your newsletter, to follow you, and FB page. Thanks.
12/5/2013 11:03:02 am
Loved the process of how a nice start had an amazing finish! Love the bright colours and how you pulled it all together. Can't wait to start playing with my new deck when it arrives. :D
12/5/2013 11:04:37 am
Oops! I'm hopping around too fast!! lol this was for Carolyn's blog.. will hop over & copy it over there... tee hee :D
12/5/2013 04:01:10 pm
I loved Roben-Marie's video. The cards look like so much fun to play with. Would love to win a deck for myself. I wish you had made your own video so I could see you in action. :)
12/5/2013 04:52:15 pm
Love the deck! Love the prizes!
I'm having such a great time on the hop - amazing inspiration, and the deck is just a brilliant, brilliant tool for creativity. As for all these other prizes - insanely fabulous. Thank you so much for all these chances to expand my mixed media world.
12/5/2013 08:46:59 pm
Wow just what I need for my everyday start to playing..... great product and wowzer on the giveaway......thanks for the chance
12/6/2013 12:02:40 am
Kaila, this is a wonderful bunch of giveaways. Thanks to ALL the blog hop participants for not only their contribution to the giveaways but also for the fun inspiration I've seen so far...got a few more days to go but know those hoppers will be so much fun, too!
12/6/2013 01:42:49 am
Wow, this is an awesome idea to use a deck of cards. I am pretty new to mixed media and I am often stuck, not knowing how to start or how to go on. This deck whould be a wonderful and playful help.
12/6/2013 05:40:15 am
wow those cards did come in handy lol blank spaces also give me anxiety too. thanks for having the giveaway.
12/8/2013 10:00:53 pm
This is a wonderful idea. Thank you for creating these means of moving us forward
12/9/2013 03:25:39 am
Love the deck and the idea to get us going. I hope it does really well. I signed up to follow you. I learned about you from Mary Beth Shaw and Carolyn Dube
12/9/2013 11:33:02 pm
One of my Top 5 Innovative products for 2013! The inspiration deck is "the" perfect tool for any paper crafter, mixed media artist, card maker, or creative soul ready to be inspired!!! Thank you for a wonderful hop!
12/10/2013 05:32:37 am
If I dont win an deck - ill have to make some myself!!
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I'm Kiala, a student of life first and foremost. And I'm also a published poet, book binder, fountain pen collector, Life Alchemist & Intuitive Soul Guide. I make things, paint things, and write things. I love teaching & empowering women to live with intention. Please, grab a cup of your favorite warm drink, a fountain pen, and your favorite journal. Let's connect!
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