Sunday, December 16, 2012

Journal GiVeAwaY


**This Journal contest has now ended***
*BUT stay tuned for many other GiVeAwaYs
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Dylusions NEW Creative Journal 

this GiVeAwaY has ended 



Check out this YouTube video 
about this new product I'm giving away
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Monday, December 3, 2012

GiVeAwaYs All Month

Many Giveaways All December 2012!

I had 7 winners this month!
Happening over at my Facebook Page,
 in the spirit of giving for the holidays

 Thanking you who have"LIKED" 
my FaceBook Page;
https://www.facebook.com/laurie.jess.studio

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Dec.30th GiVeAwaY; follow this link to enter;

Here are a few cool ideas how I use these paints

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DEC. 23rd GiVeAwaY, has ended.

Dylusions NEW Creative Journal



Watch this video about this new magnificent Journal


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 DEC. 16th GiVeAwaY has ended

Inktense Pencil were given away 
See how to use these pencils


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DEC. 9th GiVeAwaY has ended

Daler Rowney cute travel size Watercolor Pan Set
This one ended Dec. 9th, If you missed this one, I'm giving away something different each week for the entire month of December over at my Facebook page...here is the link;
I know it is not a new car but it's something...


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1st week of DEC. GiVeAwaY;

Greeting Card Box Set;



Sunday, October 28, 2012

Life Book 2013

Heads Up!

This is a really fun art class!

Life Book Class a celebration of honoring YOU

It is a year-long mixed media art class organised by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts.
During this year, I've really enjoyed the 2012 Life Book class.
Therefore, I can highly recommend the new 2013 Life Book class! 
It starts January 2013! But you can enroll anytime in 2013. 
No matter if you're a beginner or a professional artist, you will really enjoy this! You get 21 great mixed media art teachers from all around the world, teaching & sharing their special technique & talents, a new video lesson each week. Don't worry, you go at your own speed. It's a one year's fantastic journey offered at only $99. US dollars. A bargain worthy of the big happy dance 
I've enjoyed making new friends & meeting artist from all over the world, totally cool! I've enjoyed this so much that I've signed up for the "all new" 2013 Life Book. 
Follow this link to view the
Art Supply List,
Meet the Teachers,
Watch the video,

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Another GiVeAwaY


It's October GiVeAwaY Time

Want to win something?

Follow this link to my Facebook page to enter;



Sunday, October 7, 2012

Please Consider Adoption

1st Week Home after China Adoption

It took 2 full weeks before she would smile. Now she can't stop smiling, she's a very happy girl.
The full story

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

My Dream



I dream of a world in which Organics and sustainable agriculture is the norm, and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO's) have been outlawed, and conventional petrochemical farming is remembered as an ignorant mistake. I dream of a world where children can safely eat any vegetable they are offered, without fear of sickness from pesticides or herbicides. We can drink the water, and not worry if chemicals were added. A world where the genius of Nature is respected, and all earthlings can live with dignity, joy, and without man-made diseases & pollution.

Adding Fluoride into our drinking water is yet another top mistakes practiced in some parts of the USA. Dentist are not the experts, and the research shows that Fluoride is poison. Cancer rates rose dramatically in only 1 to 3 years due to Fluoride. If you want it, add it to your own water, but please do not mass medicate the entire population.

Dr. Richard Sauerheber. He holds a PHD in Chemistry, He said 9/9/12 ;
"One day the FDA will ban this (Fluoride) because of the effects on human bone weakening and brain gradual deterioration from its accumulation during lifetime consumption where it does not belong–but when, I do not know."
This video says it all;
The Fluoride Deception

The Study by Dr. Sauerheber

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*Also
beware of plastic bottles with #7 inside the triangle found on the bottom side, 7 is highly toxic. Throw it away & do not drink from it. This is a Poly Carbonate plastic with Bisphenol A (BPA). Know to cause cancer, why risk it?
Singer /Songwriter, Cheryl Crow educates on this subject because she believes her Cancer came form BPA.
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*GMO's are the #1 Biggest mistake happening in USA food chain!
** MUST SEE **
NEW GMO DOCUMENTARY. PLEASE WATCH!
Honestly, you will not see a more scary movie in any horror genre. 
Only this isn't fiction!!!
Links here;
Genetic Roulette movie;
http://gmoawareness.org/2012/09/08/genetic-roulette-movie/
or a rough free version can be seen here;
https://vimeo.com/90061444

another great film to help educate us is 
"Seed Of Death" by Gary Null 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFVF3MJNOHg


FYI;
Those stickers on fruits and veggies tell you quite a bit. The 4 numbers mean they were conventionally grown. The 5 numbers starting with number 8 means they are genetically modified (GMO). And 5 numbers starting with 9 means they were organically grown.

See more links & info on my Facebook post :

Friday, July 13, 2012

Finale ISB Tee

For the love  of my high school 

& just before hundreds of ISB Alumni

arrive from all over the world  

I volunteered to design & find someone (within budget)
to print out our High School's Reunion Tees. This turned out to be no small task as I had to redo my design 3 times, sheesh!
I did win a free nights stay at the hotel,  it!   
Happily the tees turned out fabulous (even if I say so myself)
For me, this will be my 40th high school reunion,
CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT! (there should be a shirt for that too)
☆ Click on image to super size:
Here is a video of that totally cool process ;


School's logo over the heart   ི♥ྀ
✿ Here's my daughter, the perfect little model 
video

The classical Thai Hanuman Monkey is our Mascot:


Below see 2 great tee shirt designs from years past.
These are from my last attended reunions,
Virginia Beach 2010 & Long Beach 1998:
Virginia Beach 2010

Long Beach 1998

Hey, if you are looking for a great silkscreen shop,
I highly recommend this place,
owner Lawrence Jenkins, a super one-man production

Hi Larry!

The 4 color Process, which really means "all colors"
✿¸.•°*”˜ƸӜƷ˜”*°•.•.¸ღ¸☆´ ¸.✿´´¯`•.¸¸. ི♥ྀ.
(¯`v´¯) ....♥ With love ♥
`*.¸.*.♥.✿´´¯`•.¸⁀°♡
☼*¨*• ˚°❀ღ ˚°❀ღ•*❤*•...have fun !



Monday, July 2, 2012

Magnet PrOjEcT

 Fridge Magnets

A simple little necessity, like the dot on the i
They hold special reminders on my kitchen fridge
I learned how to make these at Moo.com's website,
They call them Moognets,
Fridge Moognets
Click this for Moo's Inspirational Gallery link
for making cool magnets like artist Luisa Vidal
Lisa Vidal is an artist that lives in Spain & I'm grateful for her inspiration & lesson.

These are my Moognets,
My Moognets are not for sell,
You can only receive them as a gift from me!

I often give them away,
as a little "Thank You"
for "liking" my Facebook page
                                     Which design do you like?






I make these from my Moo.com mini business cards



I never sell these, they are always given as little gifts from me



Friday, June 29, 2012

GiVeAwaY Fun

Another Giveaway!

Today, (June 29th, 2012) 
I'm giving away 8 MAGNET Sets over on my FaceBook Studio's Page
At this link: 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Laurie-Jess-studio

8 people can win (one set per person/address). Put your name under my Facebook's post titled "GiVeAwaY #2 Today" to win a chance for a Magnet. You can pick your favorite set. 

Now Go Here ;  
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Laurie-Jess-studio


Click on image to zoom





Thursday, June 21, 2012

♡ GiVeAwaY

 Freebie over on my FaceBook's Page

Not on this page, but here;
Go to Giveaway Spot

1. To participate place your name at that FB link.
2. To be eligible you must "like" Laurie Jess Studio's page.


I happily ship worldwide.
Thank you for supporting me!


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Tribute Drawings for Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak 1928-2012

I've just returned home to Colorado after a few weeks traveling all over Denmark. I was so busy playing tourist that I had completely turned off the world's news. I'm sadden today to learn Maurice Sendak died last week on May 8th. I will miss him. I especially enjoyed his quirky interviews with his fearless honesty. He always said it like it was. I was lucky to meet him just once at an event at Yale University, since that time, I have enjoyed following his career, and listening to his bold wisdom. I related to him immensely, and it goes without saying, I loved his art too, he will be missed.  


Maurice Sendak interview - video
(4 months before his death) 
In this video award winning American-born author of "Where the Wild Things Are" ( plus 100 other children's books), reflects on how this children's classic became the 'book of his life' and how he refused to write a sequel.

Click this to see his funniest interview, doing the Colbert Report 

Click this for meaningful video, Sendak On Death (And Life)

Listen here to a moving series of interviews with Maurice Sendak on NPR's 'Fresh Air' with Terry Gross...
Also,

If you would like me to include

your tribute drawing below

send yours to me,

studio@lauriejess.com;

Artist Pay Tribute to Maurice Sendak
from all around the world...


Deb Milbrath

Geoff McFetridge

Hanna Freiderichs

Harry Bliss

Jeff Koterba

Mark Streeter

Nate Beeler

Pat Bagley

Sarah McIntyre

Stuart Carlson



Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Watch Mary Engelbreit

Get insipired – watch Mary Engelbreit draw

This will also put a big happy smile on your face

♥ Double Mastectomy Tattoo


Epic Celtic chest tattoo
on breast cancer survivor
after double radical mastectomy
It took one Sunday
each month & over 2 1/2 years to complete.
A wonderful inspiration
for many women in this same situation
who now can think about this alternative
beautiful solution.
Thanks Inga
 for this info
 & 
giving this wonderful story to the world;