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Drink and Draw (in lockdown)

Drink and Draw (in lockdown)

It seemed, that because we’re all home on Saturday nights during COVID, it was a great opportunity to have a global Drink and Draw – social drawing session.

So I did.

For 8 weeks in a row.

And it’s been AMAZINGLY GREAT.

All the live videos are still there in the Private Facebook Group and you’re more than welcome to join in. 

Huge thanks to everyone who’s joined the group – I’ve got some ideas for beyond COVID, so we’ll see what happens!

Artist goes global with virtual class - article

How to Save Money on Paint

How to Save Money on Paint

It’s the Thursday before the 25th of the month, and that means it’s… WEBINAR DAY!

I get to share more info about some of my favourite things (paint!) and the doors open for this month’s enrolments into the Paint Along of the Month Club (they close again on the 31st April).

So! If you’d like access to the videos and learning for my Gum Blossoms Online Paint Along, here’s the link ($33 per month or $264 per year – that’s $22 per month).

And if you’d like to watch a replay of today’s webinar, here it is! Enjoy!

Replay of Webinar 18 April 2019
How to Save Money on Paint
Length: 55:30
Password: thrifty

Hope to see you in my virtual studio very soon.

Anna

Come to my LIVE Webinar – Thursday 24 January

Come to my LIVE Webinar – Thursday 24 January

UPDATE – you can see the Webinar replay here –

Length: 47:33
Password: water

For years I’ve wondered how I could do a webinar, because painting demonstrations can be a pretty slow process, but just last week I figured out a way! 

I’ve made a list of the things I say most in a class, to answer questions or solve problems, and these are the first five. Odds are there’ll be a new learning or five for you, because I LOVE acrylics and am so happy to share the way I like to paint with them.

And if you haven’t attended a webinar before, that’s great… because it’s my first one too! I’ve attended them, but haven’t delivered one before – but I’ll be practicing my head off before we go live. Wish me luck!

The Webinar date is Thursday 24 January (that’s this week!).

You have three options so just click on the time that suits you best:

10am  |  4pm  |  9pm

Now, here in Toowoomba, Queensland, we are +10 GMT, so if you’re on the other side of the country (or the world) please check what time it’ll be for you. I use the clock app on my phone to do that easily. And there’s a link in the confirmation email to add it to your online calendar. Easy peasy.

There’ll be gifts for attendees, and as it’s the last day before the Paint Along of the Month Club‘s first paint along goes LIVE, it’ll be your last opportunity to nab the Pre-Release price on that.

I hope you can join me for this ‘first time’ – I’m really looking forward to being able to answer questions as we go, and you’ll finish inspired and ready to paint something!

There are limits to the number of people who can attend each session, so please pick a time and register asap. You’ll then get a personal link (and I’ll send you out a reminder beforehand too).

I’ll see you in my virtual studio to talk acrylics!

 

Win an Art Prize Pack valued at over $500.

Win an Art Prize Pack valued at over $500.

As part of my #shinyhappy7 promotion, every purchase made via my website between 12:00am Saturday 1 December AEST and 9:00pm Sunday 9 December AEST (2018) will go in the draw to win these items pictured. It’s quite a haul!

Anna Bartlett, Shiny Happy Art, is the sponsor of this contest. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the promotion should be directed to Anna Bartlett.

A winner will be chosen at random and announced on or about 9pm, 9 December 2018 AEST. Announcement and instructions for prize will be sent to the email address supplied during your purchase. Each entrant is responsible for monitoring his/her email account for prize notification and receipt or other communications related to this prize draw. If a potential prize winner cannot be reached by Administrator (or Sponsor) within fifteen (15) days, using the contact information provided at the time of entry, or if the prize is returned as undeliverable, that potential prize winner shall forfeit the prize.

By participating in the contest (ie. making a purchase), entrants agree to abide by all contest rules and regulations.

Postage within Australia is included. If the winner is from outside Australia, half the postage amount will be born by Shiny Happy Art, with the remaining half being the responsibility of the winner. This postage amount needs to be paid prior to dispatch from Toowoomba, Australia.

Any incidental expenses and all other costs and expenses not specifically listed or pictured as part of the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner and not the sponsor. The prize is not exchangeable for cash equivalent.

Here’s the link to go and buy something 😉

Thanks, and good luck!

Anna

The planning calendar I use – my gift to you

The planning calendar I use – my gift to you

It’s no secret that most of us are trying to keep a lot of balls in the air.

I’ve tried SO MANY systems, online and off, and while things have still been known to fall between the cracks, I feel like it’s going ok at the moment.

Right now I use Google Calendar and a thing called the ‘Do It All Planner’ diary I got from Officeworks a couple of months ago. It stays on my desk seems to be managing my ‘To Do Lists’ well (I’m now allocating tasks to days rather than having one huge, long list).

And while I find myself continually refining my systems to keep on top of things, there’s one thing that has been a constant for many, many years.

The Pantry Calendar.

Here’s a pic of the version I did in 2012. It was based on the awesome wall calendar REMO used to make.

It’s always been the opportunity to clean down the pantry doors, take a look at what has happened this past year, and start afresh with a new calendar.

I design it myself and it’s slightly refined each year. In fact, I think it’s getting more simple and clear as time goes on.

Why it works for me

  • I still have kids at school so we work in 4 quarters (school terms).
  • I like to keep it clear and fresh, and there is space on each page (the light blue boxes) for extra notes.
  • The week starts on a Monday and there’s enough room for everyone if we write small enough.
  • The weeks are numbered and the months are marked.
  • My current printer prints to A3 size. I have been known to take the file to Officeworks and ask them to print it on heavier weight paper, but that is often too much of a hassle.

    Here’s this year, stuck to the freshly cleaned pantry doors. Empty with potential.

And here’s our Term 1 plan for the studio – I use the same system, prepping dates and times for classes and instructors. It gets laminated and we use coded dots for events and people (it’s still a WIP for this term!).

So here it is, my gift to you.

Click here to download the A3 printable version (4 pages)

Click here for the A4 printable version (8 pages).

May your new year be organised enough for you to feel happy. Mwah!

Win one of three $90 gift vouchers

Win one of three $90 gift vouchers

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It’s been a massive year for me and next year’s going to be even more productive – so as a little thank you I’m giving away 3 x $90 gift vouchers on Christmas Eve at noon (Queensland time). There’ll be one for Facebookers, one for Instagrammers and one for those lovelies who’ve added themselves to my mailing list.

A gift voucher means that if you live close by you can spend it on a Studio Paint Along, or if you’re far away you can spend it on an Online Paint Along… so everybody’s happy!

Here’s the link to add yourself to the mailing list!

Thank you again, and Merry Christmas!