Wahooo!!!! Art Journal LOVE Day Party!!!

I officially declare today Art Journal LOVE Day!!!


Art Journal LOVE Day is super-duper special to me because a year ago today--on this exact date--I launched my very first online workshop: Art Journal LOVE Letters! This was a huge milestone in my life because it meant I was no longer talking the talk...I was actually putting some good ol' fashioned action into my dreams to become a Self-Employed Artist and Teacher!! And NOW---a year later--I am doing just that!!


So---this incredible journey began with LOVE---and in honor of that LOVE I am on a mission to share as much LOVE with the world as possible....beginning with some Art Journal LOVE today!!!!


Are you ready to party?!?
Are you ready to share the Art Journal LOVE
and see how far we can spread the Art Journal LOVE across the globe?!!

Then I ask you to please join my Art Journal LOVE Day party!!!
The best part too is that you are in some good company....
Below is a long list of incredible, amazing Artists that are excited to share the LOVE as well!! Each Artist below has donated a party gift(s) that you can win!


All you need to do is create some Art Journal LOVE of your own about LOVE--
Post it on your blog along with the Art Journal LOVE Day button below--
Then come here and link your blog post to the Mr. Linky!!

That's your ticket to win one of these fabulous party gifts!!!

You can only enter once and your blog post MUST be in the Mr. Linky to be eligible.

(Don't forget the button...think of it as a piece of flair!!)

Plus--this is all about LOVE--how much Art Journal LOVE can we spread?!?
Be sure to spread the word and lets see how much LOVE we can create!!

I will be posting my Art Journal LOVE here on Wednesday!


You have until this Friday, February 18th to enter!
I will be closing the give-away at 10pm MST on Friday.
I will be announcing the winners late Sunday!

Let's spread the Art Journal LOVE!!!


A HUGE thank you to all the generous Artists!!
.....Here are the Party Gifts you can win....

PARTY GIFT #1 & #2:
Me, Connie Hozvicka of Dirty Footprints Studio is giving away
2 FREE registrations in the Spring's 21 SECRETS workshop!!


Goddess Leonie of Goddess Guidebook is giving away her


Darrah Parker of Darrah Parker Photography is giving away one free registration


Tamara LaPorte of Willowing is giving away one of her workshop DVD's--
your choice!!


Natasha Reilly of Creative Nachos is giving away one of her prints titled:
"Life Is Too Short To..."
(frame not included)


Tracie Hanson of My Blooming Life is giving away this Papaya Sketchbook!


PARTY GIFT #8 & #9:
Andrea Schroeder of ABCcreativity is giving away 2 of her:


Brandi Reynolds of The Joy Rebellion is giving away free registration in her
upcoming E-Course: MOVE: A Body Journey.


Samantha Kira Harding of Journal Girl is giving away a pack of Art Journal LOVE Labels--
perfect for writing yourself LOVE letters in your Art Journal!


Barbara Nigg of Creative Fires Studio is giving away a Swiss Sweetheart Pack of ephemera--that also includes some chocolate!!


Robyn Lindsey of An Empowered Life is giving away an Art Journal LOVE Letters journal.


Lisa Wilson of Life Unity is giving away the following 12" x 12" painting on canvas...


Silky Hart of Expressive Hart is giving away A Valentine To Yourself:
a PDF worksheet for loving and appreciating yourself!!


Lisa Dieken of Wild Creative Heart is giving away a half hour


PARTY GIFT #17, #18, & #19
Violette Clark of Violette's Creative Juice is giving away a pack of Art cards and two prints.

(Party Gift #17)

(Party Gift #18)

(Party Gift #19)


Remember to enter to win one of the amazing Party Gifts create some Art Journal LOVE about LOVE. Post it on your blog along with the following button--and then link it below in the Mr. Linky!! Give-away closes Friday at 10pm MST. I'll announce the winners Sunday evening!

Let's spread the LOVE!!!

Dirty Footprints Studio


Jeniffer said...

Happy Art Journal Love Day!!! Thank you for hosting, I can't wait to see and feel all the love to be shared.

Emma said...

Wow! <3 <3 <3

Happy Art Journal Love Day!

Barbara Nigg said...

Happy Valentines Day - what a lovely way to share and inspire!


Susan Hemann said...

I am so excited about this Love Party!
Just found out about it today. I'm going to send an email because I am new to blogging and am not sure how to get the button or even what Mr. Widget is.

Julie Gibbons said...

What a great idea, Connie!

Thanks for hosting - the sharing of the love - now that's beautiful! :)

Natasha said...

We're Gonna Ride Down Babe into This Blogland of LOVE!!

I can already feel the love swirling all around us!! I created some love and can't wait to see what everyone else creates....let's spread the love 'round the world! YAY!!

Thank you for creating this, Connie!! You are SO Rockin' Lovin Awesome!!

Art Journal LOVE Day 2011 RULES!

Love to you all!

TopazPearleGirl said...

Happy Art Journal Love Day to all the art journalers out there!

Kym said...

Thank you Connie for all you do in order to make the online art world (and the whole Universe) a little more fun. I mean a LOT more fun. Happy Art Journal Love Day. May we long celebrate.

sersk said...

Great fun!! I was part of the first class!! Here to celebrate with you.
I'm sorry I don't have a blog. Sending love to all participating.

Jill W. said...

Thank you! I needed this love today.

Amy said...

This is cool. Happy Valentines Day everyone!

Tracy Carlton said...

Congratulations on a LOVELY year of living your dream! Thank you for spreading the LOVE today and everyday Connie. Mwuoh!

indie grrrl said...

Fun, Fun, Fun!
Happy Art Journal Love Day!

Amanda said...

I can't wait for this to start up and CONGRATS on your own year Connieness!

Hugs and kisses!

Auntie Em said...

Happy LOVE Day!

*~throws paper hearts all over the room~*

I wish you all the love in the world!Wooo...I'm 14th on the 14th too!
Auntie Em

tami said...

What a great year! So happy you are part of this wonderful universe!

Charlotte Babb said...

Great idea...thanks to my friend Barb Nigg for suggesting your blog to me!

Amanda St.Clair said...

Happy Art Journal Love Day!! Glad to help spread the love!

Stephanie said...

Happy Art Journal Love Day. Had a great time creating a love spread.


Yvonne said...

This idea is so awesome. I love it!

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

I posted my Love page today on All Things Quilty. If I don't reply if I win a prize, please wait...I am going to Hawaii! Yippee!

mel said...

fan-tabulous!!! all sorts of gifty marvelousness!!

thanks Connie!!


ps.how COOL is it that i actually KNOW these amazing artist people?!?! it's very jazzing, i must say...:)

postal orphan said...

I posted my art journal love on my (long neglected) blog - don't blog that much because, well, that's what my art journal is for! ;-)

Thanks for all the inspiration, and for the chance at some fabulous goodies!

~ wendy aka postalorphan

Lena said...

Awesome! I am in

Celina Wyss said...

So much fun! thanks for giving me the motivation to start an art journal!

kitty said...

I need to delete my name @ number 31. THAT URL is defunct!! Sorry. Didn't intend to do that!!

Lorrie @ MyDesignSecrets.com said...

Thank you for the inspiration, what a wonderful community of artists!

laurie said...

such a fun idea, connie. and some absolutely *wow* prizes! it has been a treat to see everyone's entries.

Silver Artisan said...

I loved your artjournaling class ♥
Just the smell of medium gel brings back sweet memories of your class : )

Jennifer Schildknecht said...

Thanks for the chance to spread some Love today!

Nolwenn said...

Art Journals need some love ! It is never too late to share Love, so I posted mine today :)

Rosie said...

I found this post thanks to Tam! What a great idea... I'm off to see everyone's pages!

Thanks to all those artists for providing us with a chance to win one of their lovely prizes. =)

Prairiemouse said...

This was so much fun! I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. Looking at everyone's posts there sure is a lot of love out there.
Thanks for letting me share!

Lis said...

The week just gets better and better!

And how perfect ... my dog ate the back cover off of my leather journal and I was wanting a new one ...

:) Lis

Beverley Baird said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate Valentine week! Congratulations on a wonderful year Connie!

Julia said...


Thank you for the invitation. I had a great time at "the art journal love day party."

xx n oo ~ Julia

Patricia's dreams said...

Thank you so much for the opportunity

DellaLuna said...

Thank you for helping to spread the LOVE all week!! And thank you for all that do for the art journaling world - I love that I can go and look at all this love, and feel it vicariously through other people's creations. LOVEly!

defineyourjoy.com said...

Thank you Connie...just what I needed in what has become a crazy life filled week. :)

Lisa Calvert said...

Thanx for the "Art Journal Love Day" and looking forward to sharing and looking at everyones posts.

kkennell23 said...

Connie this was amazing!!! I am still working on my journal page but posted what I have done so far. Its amazing once you get going how much you fall into the painting...it has been too long for me and I am happy I found your page! You have inspired me and I can't wait to sign up for the next BIG online class with you!!!

Thanks again love!!!

Paula said...

So much fun...thank you! I'm enjoying finding all the new to me blogs, and such great eye candy!

Kim. Just Kim. Not Kimberly! said...

Happy Anniversary, Connie! Thanks for a great party and lots of creative fun this week! You did good at inspiring and motivating us! Happy Weekend! -Kim

Corinne said...

thanks for the challenge! i tried new things today and have posted my love page. happy anniversary!

Nicolette said...

So much fun! This is great.....

Fiona Whitehead said...

My love of opera is on my blog

Megan said...

Beautiful! Thank you as always for the inspiration. This was a fun post to work on!

darkstarburning said...

Wow.. I don't think I've ever seen a selection of prizes like this before! Posted my link, frantically hoping for some good luck. Keep on inspiring!

morningDove said...

love the party and your pushing me past my limits. looking forward to another 21Secrets

Rose said...

Can't wait to see the fabulousness 21 Secrets will inspire!

Trece said...

Thanks so much for this LOVEly party, Miss Connie!!
I am really excited about this contest - so many fabulous prizes!! I've got my eye on one of the scholarships!! But if I don't win, I'm cool because I've got my money saved already!!!

Ellie said...

Loving this Connie! Thanks for doing this.

Biomouse said...

Connie you never cease to amaze me how inclusive, open and community spirited you are-what a wonderful opportunity for us all. Thanks to you and the amazingly talented artists who've offered their own work up for this special giveaway-big hugs!!

Sparkleblue Faery said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I am not big on Valentine's Day (I probably would be if I had a significant other who acknowledged it) but I do LOVE art journaling!

Sandy VanNocker said...

Great idea to celebrate Valentine's Day with love inspired art! Thanks Connie!!


katasee said...

Wow... My Creative Soul Sister sent me your way... what a beautiful creative space. Your Art Journal Love day Party is spectacular, Incredible gifts... Thank your for sharing your Love with all of us...!!!
Love and Hugs from
Chel Marie

Lanie said...

Connie, thank you for your contest. It is because of you and your contest that I found the courage (ok, the prizes were a major motivation) to start a blog. I love your blog and all that you do for artist or the wanna be like myself.

Sherry said...

Thank you so much for this prompt!! I really needed it and I know that I'm going to be painting about LOVE a lot more. Thanks! xo

Yvonne said...

I'm so not even near LOVE yet! But this ignited something that I have high hopes will GET me somewhere! Thanks so much for sharing so much SOUL!

Mom and Dad said...

This was so much fun thank you. I just found out and started art journaling in Dec 2010 and it is so much fun. I love seeing everyone elses creations!!!!


Jeff said...

I am constantly inspired by the awesome work and fearless spirit and community I witness by all of your Fearless Paintings! I keep up with this page quite often and find solace in knowing that there are other creative spirits out there who are dancing this wonderful dance called life. I totally missed the deadline but wanted to post and say all of you ladies "ROCK!!!!"