Thursday, October 3, 2013

Life Book Giveaway (now CLOSED)

Dear Creative Souls, 

I am just getting back from a pilgrimage out west in Colorado: Storytelling in Original Voice by Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estes (Women Who Run With The Wolves). The experience was completely transformative, beyond my wildest dreams. I'm still digging and piecing together tangible words to describe what I gathered in the 5 glorious days and 4 glorious nights of intensive soul digging. One night as she was telling us our bedtime story a pack of coyotes (or wolves?) came howling by. I was laying in the back of the room with my sweater cocoon (hardcore adjusting to the altitude) and tears of joy streaming down my face. More on this whole journey soon. 

A quick note about what's to come from me in 2014: I have so much top secret goodness in store...! Legend of YOU is being completely refilmed and amplified with new magic and insights I've gathered along the trail... and more. I will make early-bird announcements on my newsletter first, so sign up on the side if you want to ride that train or any other train with me come 2014 ---> 

Without further ado: I'm thrilled to play a part in Life Book 2014 amongst the incredible line up. AND I'm thrilled to give-a-way a free spot. In the comments below I'd love if you'd share: "What lights your creative fire?!" along with a way to reach you (email / website). I will pick a winner next week! 


Here are the rest of the amazing teachers and participants of this blog hop:

12th Sept 2013 - Tamara Laporte - www.willowing.org/blog
13th Sept 2013 – Tascha Parkinson – www.timewithtascha.blogspot.ca
14th Sept 2013 - Lesley Riley – www.lesleyriley.com
15th Sept 2013 – Alena Hennessy – www.alenahennessy.com
16th Sept2013 – Kat McBride – www.KatCanPaint.com
17th Sept 2013 – Carla Sonheim – www.carlasonheim.com
18th Sept 2013 – Jane Davenport – www.janedavenport.com
19th Sept 2013 – Danielle Daniel – www.danielledaniel.com
20th Sept 2013 – Jennibellie – www.jennibelliestudio.blogspot.com
23rd Sept2013 – Kelly Hoernig – www.kellyhoernig.webs.com
24th Sept 2013 – Micki Wilde – www.thesecrethermit.blogspot.co.uk
25th Sept 2013 – Kate Thompson – www.fracturedangelics.blogspot.com
26th Sept 2013 – Flora Bowley – www.florabowley.com
27th Sept2013 – Anna Dabrowska – www.tworzysko.blogspot.co.uk
28th Sept 2013 – Steven Speight – www.speightoftheart.com
30th Sept 2013 - Serena Bridgeman – www.serenarty.com
1st Oct 2013 – Dyan Reaveley – www.dyan-reavely.blogspot.co.uk
2nd Oct 2013 – Effy Wild – www.effywild.com
3rd Oct 2013 – Carissa Paige – www.carissapaige.com
4th Oct 2013 - Marieke Blokland – www.bloknote.nl
5th Oct 2013 – Christy Tomlinson – www.christytomlinson.com
6th Oct 2013 – Traci Bautista – www.treicdesigns.com
7th Oct 2013 – Mika Diaz – www.mikadiazmixedmedia.com

Thank you for being here. 

With Love, 
Carissa

PS. Blog revamp underway! 

137 comments:

  1. So many things light up my creative fires ....recently it was participating in the 29 Faces in September challenge. I haven't done much art at all this year and signing up for this really got me going. Other times it's been a walk in the woods...setting by the fire on a cold night... seeing a new flower bloom in my garden...or a visit with another creative soul . I would be thrilled for the chance to be inspired by so many different artist during 2014 :)

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  2. Nature, the ocean especially--I'm a beach-a-holic--ignites my creative fire, along with colors (fall!), dreams, time to swoon over beautiful art. I am so excited about Life Book 2014 and really hope I get to play!
    williammaurice44@comcast.net and http://atangleintime.blogspot.com

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  3. There isn't any one thing that lights my creative fire. It could be seeing another artist's work, going to the beach, traveling, new art supplies, and new online classes. So help me light my fire by picking me for the class. :)

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  4. Everything lights me creatively. I am still pretty new to this process, so I just can not get enough. I love being able to express myself and am learning to go deeper to truly understand the new me.

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  5. What lights my creative fire is color. I get so motivated when I get out all of my different color paints, pencils and markers. Love LB13 & would love to win a spot in LB14!
    http://staciejewelry.squarespace.com/

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  6. Other creativ people lights my fire. I love to look at theirs works, they inspire me to make something new and try out new techniques. Thank you for the chance to win a place at life book. I really want to be a part of it.

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  7. OH! This blog hop has brought me here . . Color me grateful. I would like to hear more about your "Storytelling in Original Voice" adventure. (wowow) -
    (yes, i followed your advise and signed up for your newsletter)
    Wolves? I used to sing, play guitar and tell stories - I think i do pretty much the same stuff - (although, at the moment it doesn't feel the same - because my fingers went on sabbatical and have not, yet - returned - or. that's the way i tell it . . )

    I used to get to keep company with a timber wolf named Lukas. He went from one college campus to another to educate and inspire young people to take better care of creation. Lukas and i were good travel buds - which was fortunate on all counts - his "handler/trainer person" was not so much a fan and was thrilled Lukas and i got on so well. I insist Lukas liked me because i always shared potato chips with him in the "green room." (Those rooms a very rarely green, you know . . . )

    My creative fire? Golly, I've been that for so many other people - now that my life has taken a turn . . I am ever watchful for the new voice that will guide me . . . I learn for the young people I "teach" - (isn't that an interesting concept - i insist They Teach Me) - I am comforted by the creatures that keep me company . . .

    I have no idea if this is answer enough to be considered - BUT, it's gift enough to cause me to reach a little deeper inside - SO - Thank you for sharing yourself with all of us.

    love & love
    -g-
    aka: Maggid - jubileestreet@gmail.com/http://georgy-rock.com/index.html

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  8. Usually music, a song, or seeing another artist's work ignites my creative fire. But it's really something I'm still searching for, the thing that will kindle it and keep it growing.
    I'd love to win a spot in LB2014!!

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  9. The beach! There's something about the light, the smells, and the inevitable beach combing for treasures that I find gives me a little push.

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  10. Love. Photography. Art. Creating. Traveling. Vintage Campers. Meeting other creative souls. Volunteering.

    lilmissdogooder@aim.com Charissa <3

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  11. Interesting question: What lights my creative fire? Perhaps, seeing a variety of other artists works, their use of tools, colors, etc.. also just going to a Home decorating center where they have displays by theme like a nautical section, old world, modern and new textiles coming out is inspiring.

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  12. Is not something you can see or listen, is a kind of necessity to translate feelings (often confusing fillings) in something physical, you can see, touch and finally understand (perhaps)

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  13. Unexpected collaborations or interpretations always set my spine tingling. The human spirit in general is my biggest inspiration.

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  14. I just LOVE tutorials! new techniques always make me want to create something!

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  15. what lights my fire is YOU and YOU and YOU....every single person reading this, everyone who creates and shares, gives their time and energy to the creative community. Just seeing all the work produced by other creative people really makes me want to create.

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  16. I would love to win! I'm new to art journaling and very excited about it!
    Kim (kimberlygillian@gmail.com)

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  17. I think my creative fire is lit by learning a new technique...or simply finding an AH HA moment in a mistake. Thanks for the op to win.

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  18. I love love love learning new things and making them come to life on my paper!!! Thanks for the opportunity!!!

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  19. Colors, textures, holding a paint brush in my hand, dreaming of the next page, learning new techniques. Just going to my art room lights my fire. It's my magical place....
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    raeven.fire@gmail.com

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  20. Colors light my creative fire, everything i make starts with color selection.

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  21. All sorts of things spark my creativity: words, music, nature - something that speaks to the heart.

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  22. What light's my fire??? Nature!!!! Would love to win a spot.... thanks for the opportunity.

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  23. Mmmm...your pilgrimage out west sounded beautiful....looking forward to hearing more. And more about you course the Legend of You.

    I have a few things that light my creative fire: time in nature, creating w/ my nieces, watching/learning from artists that I adore their art, & gathering w/ creative friends.

    If I happen to win, I will be gifting this to my beautiful sister, Holly. Thank you so much for a very generous opportunity, Carissa!! Many Blessings ~H♥~

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  24. Being in the natural world, the sound of the sea pounding on the beach being with my tribe - all of these light my fire. Thank you

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  25. my creative fire? mmm. music. colors. nature. curiosity. those are my favorite ingredients for making fire-y creative magic.

    eeek! yay for a chance at lifebook and i am so looking forward to learning more about legend of you!!!

    xoxo

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  26. daughter's children's drawings, rainy day, sad dog look, sea​​, and so much more...
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    (duit.lu@gmail.com)

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  27. Colors all around me ignite my creative fire. and music. :) jusdreamingshe@aol.com

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  28. ...walking in the woods, traveling on new paths, and pausing to discover the small wonders. That ignites my creativity - and makes me happy!!

    (bonnie.fowler70@gmail)

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  29. Nature..ie. trees, flowers, sunlight and shadows, seed pods, kittens.. color, glorious color!! Thanks for the chance of a spot!
    Sandykay@tvn.net

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  30. For me, my creative fire is sparked by colour and texture. I see things all around me from the cute hat worn by a child at the bus stop to the gorgeously feathered pheasants in my front garden each morning. I love crunchy, bobbly, sparkly, smooth, layers of colour!
    Karen@totalpapercrafts.co.uk

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  31. I can be so easily inspired - by a book, a quote, a spiritual thought, color, nature, fabric, a cause, joy, gorgeous photos and paintings, a conversation . . . you name it, it just rolls when it happens. God has created a glorious world for all of us and inspiration is absolutely everywhere - we just have to be open spirits!

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  32. I would say about everything sparks my creative fire, but especially being around children gives me tons of inspiration. They have such a pure way of understanding life and its secrets, everything is so easy and natural to a child. I try to see things their way ;-)

    (lillemor55@gmail.com)

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  33. My creative fire is fuelled by a need to express that which is in me when words will not suffice. There isn;t always someone around who will listen to me talk, but the canvas, the page is always ready to receive whatever colour/medium/mood I have to put out into the world at the time. Art is paving my path to recovery to complete mental and physical health-I hope the way before me promises to be more colourful than the journey I have made thus far.
    I think lifebook would be a most useful tool in aiding my art fuelled trail blazing.

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  34. The beauty of nature inspires me and gives me energy there is a world of beauty out there
    Thank you for give way I love a place such a great line up

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  35. YAY! I am in Lifebook 2013 now and love it. I will be signing up for 2014 so winning a spot would really rock. "What lights your creative fire? When I start to look through my supplies or items I have to alter my mind goes wild and I will stop right there and make something. Thank you so much for a chance and can not wait to see you in Lifebook 2014. Thank You!

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  36. Nature really 'lights my fire'. I'm influenced by its colors and textures.
    Denise Chapel
    Westierunner@gmail.com

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  37. Reminiscing about the past and then thinking about the future, and how the world will change, and how that will change me. Thinking about all the places I have seen (many) and the places still to be seen fires up my imagination.

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  38. Life, friends, family, artists online/offline,my cat Bijou,everyday experiences inspires me..
    Much more; but this is it in a nutshell!
    Thanks for the opportunity

    Cheers
    Mariette xo

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  39. What lights my creative fire ? the desire to share my True Stories. Looking at art from my fav. artists. nature. songs.

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  40. Yummy question! Finding new artists and discovering new techniques, new art supplies, vibrant colours... all fun things that light my creative fire.

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  41. What Sparks my creative fire is group activities. I've done online classes before and really enjoyed sharing my work with others and vice versa. I love the thought of lifebook reaching so many artists around the world and knowing that there are women out there as passionate about art as I am. I've always wanted to sign up for logbook. I'm hoping to win this free spot and partake in all the fun in 2014. Thank you for this opportunity. jenluvsart1984@yahoo.com

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  42. My creative fire is fueled by the beauty of Nature and the colours found in Nature. I often will see a tree, flower or a sky and think... what colours would I use to paint that or how would I paint that. I also find alot of inspiration in artist tutorials and art magazines/books. I confess... I'm an art junkie!!!! Therefore I just gotta have a spot in LB2014!! :D

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  43. what lights my creative fire: juicy color, purring kitties, warm coffee...twinkling lights, cocorosie...sweet rhythms, and brooding rain...

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  44. What lights my creative fire is a very long list, but I think at the top is any color, texture, pattern that strikes my fancy as I work. Once I start working I look for that one spark that points me in a creative direction. Would love to win that magical spot! textilerecycler@yahoo.com

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  45. Going to a bookstore or a card shop or even the library gets my creative juices flowing. Lots of color, patterns, and textures do a lot for my visual appetite. gingersnaps28 at hotmail.com

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  46. What a great opportunity to be able to learn from so many wonderful teachers. I'd love the opportunity. I hope I win. Thank you for your generous offer.

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  47. i would love to win this too, i am so grateful for the opportunity. thank you so much!!

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  48. The thing that most lights my creative fire is being inspired by other's art. I just love seeing what others are creating and that gets me going in my studio. Looking forward to participating in LB 2014!

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  49. What lights my creative fire? Fall's very specila light, the smile on my daughters faces, flowers blooming, the soft caress of warm sand on my feet, colors that surrounds me, the smell of basil... gratefulness. Thank you so much Carissa...

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  50. Art supplies, online courses and sharing mine and others creations all inspire me!

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  51. What lights my creative fire is the art community. I love art conferences and LifeBook gives art access 24/7!!!!! I love seeing what the teachers & participants do!! And love the interaction!! I'd love to win a spot!!! Marcie Aspras maspras@hotmail.com

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  52. So many things light my creative fire that it's usually a wildfire. I don't have enough time or energy to even begin to express it. I am so inspired by other artists, especially by their processes or the way they approach creating artwork. Anything can light my creative fire, such as nature, an unusual phrase, gazing at the moon, reading blogs, reading books, daydreaming, adventures (internal or external), dancing, dreams, music, spirituality (mine and others' beliefs), learning and seeking (knowledge, forms of expression, stories/explanations, truth etc). You can contact me at wendyjuhl13@gmail.com, at sirensongofthenight.blogspot.com or at https://www.youtube.com/user/inspirecreatebelieve. Thanks for this opportunity. I hope I get to learn from you during Life Book 2014. Wendy

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  53. My creative fire stays lit. It flits from thing to thing, of course. I'm not someone who becomes obsessed with one piece or media until its done. I have lots of pieces at work at once. I'll have paintings, pastels, charcoal portraits, and 10 sewing and craft projects going simultaneously. I think its the variety that is the true motivation for me -- I love being able to move from one to the other with a dance from one room to the next. My house is a bit of a mess because of it, but I'm not bothered and my husband's grown accustomed :)
    fearlessfallenangel@gmail.com :)

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  54. My creative fire pertaining to art journaling and mixed media, I feel that I have yet to find. I do enjoy making other handcrafted items as gifts for others, and seeing their joy in receiving them. I haven't discovered how to give the gift to myself...to allow myself to experience the artistic freedom that I see in the work of so,many other artists...to put my emotions on the page without fear or judgement from others or myself.

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  55. Art supplies really lights my creative fire!! I don't even have to necessarily know how to use it but when I see something that looks awesome, I just have to have it!! I get so excited to play and learn something new. Which is the other thing that lights my fire, seeing the amazing pieces and taking classes by other artists I look up to! Thank you for the chance to light my fire for all of 2014!!

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  56. Being around my friends, taking a class full of new techniques, surfing the internet, finding a new blog of ideas....those al get my creative juices going.

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  57. So many things seem to ignite my creative fire: colors in nature, family, friends, fashion and texture to name a few. And sometimes it's just a need within myself that has to be set free.

    Would love to win a spot in Life Book 2014 and learn from such amazing teachers. Thank you for the chance.

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  58. COLORS get my artistic fire going! I'd love to attend this online class. THANK you!

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  59. I love Pinterest because I can pin artists' work there and when I look through it I get so inspired and feel my soul burning to create. My work will look nothing like any of theirs, yet they have made me feel alive and hopeful and give me a yearning to bear my soul as well.

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  60. My desire to get better lights my creative fire

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  61. Lots of things can get me in a creative mood. A theme / challenge. My children or something I've seen outside.
    Sometimes it's an idea that pops into my head and I need to try and bring it to substance x

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  62. Nature, other creative women, sometimes solitude. These are what get my creativity going.
    sarahhatami@yahoo.com

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  63. What lights my creative fire? Other people, just watching them create art fires me up because I can see that I can make something creative, too. Good luck to everyone. ;-)

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  64. Walking or seeing other people create are amazing fires to inspiration!

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  65. Other peoples creativity often gets my own creative juices flowing, as does nature. Exploring the colors and the seasons. Fall especially with the changing leaves really inspires me - and the cold weather makes staying inside with projects seem more appropriate.

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  66. Bright colors outside my window and my internal world, I also get inspired by great teachers and all kinds of art.

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  67. Right now, because I am still finding my artmaking voice. I get really inspired by watching videos of other people make art. I want to see all the details! I get so excited when I see how something new and have ah ha moments "Oh, thats how you do that!" then I want to go try it. devinecjd at gmail dot com

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  68. Sometimes just sitting down and creating a background in my journal inspires me to keep going and to just be free to create. I love to have some music playing too! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  69. Congratulations on your spot in LB '14!! Everything inspires me and I never know what is going to ignite a spark. Sometimes it can be a piece of fabric, the way leaves dance in the wind, the smile in a loved ones eyes... anything and everything. That's the magic for me, to be surprised and fueled by that spark.

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  70. The awesome lessons on LB 2013 inspire me!!! So that's why I would love to win a spot in LB 2014 :-) But if I don't win, I will participate anyway, it's to special to miss out on!!!

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  71. I like to watch videos of artists making things. I instantly want to go create!!

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  72. Wow lots light my fire! Most being nature, the ocean, wildlife! Love it all!!!

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  73. What lights my creative fire-----learning from a fabulous list of teachers; using supplies (that are still in the package) for the first time; learning how to use those new supplies; opportunity to share and create what I learn with m 2 granddaughters who are 8 and 14 - they love to make art with Grandma; creating art with 5 other friends of like minded spirits; seeing art work created by others and I just go ah and uh and wished I thought of that. The whole process gets me excited. I am fortunate to have 3 art rooms to play in so sometimes I sit down and think ok, now what so I'm really excited about a whole year all planned out for me. I just need to show up in my PJs and coffee or Dr. Pepper. :)

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  74. Dear Carissa.
    What lights my creative fire... many and many creative blog... the nature...i love to watch videos from so creativity persons...
    Regards
    Sabinek from good old germany...

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  75. There are many things that light my creative fire! The top three things at this time are:
    1. Being mindful and present in the moment. By being in the moment I get inspired by patterns in nature, on sidewalks and in architecture. Mindfulness helps me to see beauty in the simplest of things.
    2. Using art to express my emotions fuels my creative fire. Often when I can't deal with a situation or find the words to express it, I can use art and creativity to express all those feelings and emotions.
    3. Being a part of an artistic community like Lifebook definitely fuels my creative fire. Connecting with other artist and learning from them brings me great joy and happiness!

    Thank you for the opportunity!

    Danielle

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  76. My creative fire ... well, to be honest MANY things. *laugh* Things like supplies of course. I LOVE colored pencils! Or paint. Or fabric. Or going for a walk in nature... coming back and putting all the ideas in a notebook. I love playing with papers ... Most of all I think I need time. If I try to rush it and do not give my creativity enough time and room - it is hard to be creative at all.

    Thanks for the chance to win! The course sounds awesome!
    xox,

    Ursula

    ursula @ ursulamarkgraf . com

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  77. My creative fire... I find it in the interaction with people and in nature. That's where I find ideas, themes...
    Jorin

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  78. My creative fire is lit when I see my supplies laid out in front of me. I like to have them all in view because if I can't see them, I won't use them! Thanks for the chance to win a spot!

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  79. Watching videos of artists who are enthusiastic and passionate about their art really lights my creative fire.

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  80. The things that light my creative fire: pain, yearning, passion, growth, ancient feelings that burn deep within us all. It's what keeps my pen to paper, my paintbrush to everything!

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  81. I'm so inspired by online art classes! I love making art w folks around the world! I'm also super inspired by my garden!

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  82. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in this class with such fabulous teachers! This would surely get me creative! Other things that get my creative juices flowing are the crazy incredible images on Pinterest, walking in nature and just observing people and life.
    Best wishes,
    Grace

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  83. I recently found your art and fell in love with your style! What lights my creative fire? Simple...LIFE. I have an amazing life and create from my heart. I live in a great place (NYC), have an amazing hubby, friends and family...they are all my inspiration.

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  84. What lights my creative fire? Learning new techniques, and the challenge of becoming proficient! And that's what Life Book is all about for me!

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  85. If I could see somebody at work is a bless, and its total inspiration. The best for me is if I could use my sewing machine with a lot of layers of color. It's so rich and powerful. I love it. I love when I found somebody new and learn from it. And some days I'm so excused all I could do is sleep and if I manage to play with colors on that day, the morning after this is pure magic. When I found open journal and something new from last night. I could see this piece totally different then a few hours before.

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  86. I have so many things that light my creative fire. I get ideas when I wash my face and brush my teeth at night, during meditation, when I go to art stores and stores with art/craft supplies, looking at Pinterest, being in nature, etc. etc. Now I need to learn how to get all those ideas onto paper, canvas, etc.

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  87. 21 Secrets totally lit my creative fire...!
    which makes me think Life Book experience would take to even higher heights. ;)
    somehow I feel I'm in between different stages in my art. letting go of old ways, trying completely new things and all the time desperately trying to figure out where all this is taking me...
    and trying to find the courage to let this new me bloom...

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  88. My creative fire lights up when I least expect it. In the late hours of the night when it's dark and quiet and my mind begins to fill with inspiration and ideas. Whenever I find a moment of stillness it seems.

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  89. I get ideas when the seasons change, nature is full of new ideas. Pinterest gives me incentive to get started too.

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  90. What lights my creative fire? I wish I knew... I get so inspired by artists, photographers, writers, but I really don't know how to find the creativity that's truly me.

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  91. My creative fire lights up when I find a great textured piece of card or a piece of something that I know will make a great impression on my Gelli plate that I use for monoprinting.

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  92. I'm hoping to find what lights my creative fire, as lately it has been burning way too low. Stress from work, not enough free time (due to work) have dampened my enthusiasm and my creativity. Perhaps LifeBook would be the spark that could reignite the flame ...

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  93. There's not just one thing that lights my creative fire....but MANY THINGS! Vibrant colors, inspiring art of others, reading about/learning about artists (past and present), taking classes and just being around art supplies make me want to create.

    I'd love to win a spot in LB 2014. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

    Courtney
    soonercourt@cox.net
    http://makingprintsok.blogspot.com

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  94. Sometimes a song, or a smell or simply seeing something strange during by car trip to school...I'm just an observer and sometimes it gives me a lot of inspiration!

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  95. new techniques, new art supplies, time to play, inspiration...thanks for the chance to win!!
    Lori
    wteachlor2@yahoo.com

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  96. Hello, so many things light my fire, bright colors on anythings, unique shapes, or everyday shapes done in a wild way, the laugh of my children, a hug from my husband, a bright beautiful day and even a dark and overcast day. I guess when it comes down to it my light is on fire by what is inside of me, the good and bad.
    thanks for the chance.
    deb m

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  97. I love learning new techniques...since I'm new at art journaling and winning a spot in this class would help me on my way!

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  98. What a wonderful course! All this talent and wisdom in one place. I would love to be a part of it. Some many things can inspire and ignite the creative fire. For myself it can be a color, a song, or just a glimmer of an idea I want to explore!

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  99. My creative fire has just been lit by visiting New York City, seeing Broadway shows, seeing the lights and meeting so many kind and interesting people from all around the world. I'm ready to create. I wonder how it will show itself.

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  100. My creative fire is lit by color. The vibrancy and use of color makes me immediately want to capture it whether it is in paints or in pictures. The line up of artists and their work is so inspiring to me that I can't wait for this journey to start.

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  101. Nature, music and art lights my creative fire.
    Priya Gopal

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  102. What lights my creative fire?? I'm inspired by colors, print and pattern. A palette of colors used in a design can get my imagination rolling! Nature is an endless source of spiritual inspiration for me and my fave artists can have me glued to their blogs for way too long!!!

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  103. day by day, my mood, the weather but what helps me the most is being in a group and getting encouragement and help from the other artists
    good luck to who wins, they won't be disappointed
    hugs
    joan

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  104. how did i miss this page in the blog hop!? :P What light my creative fire is music. thanks for having a chance to win. i can be reached at pinkijj@yahoo.com

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  105. My creative fire ignites every time I sit down with my visual journal to splash paint and write my story. I have been a Life Booker for two years and it is an amazing journey...thanks for a chance to win a spot. Patricia

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  106. What a great line up of artists this year! Looking forward to connecting with everyone and learning some new techniques and ideas. Good luck to everyone! ~Hobby

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  107. I would love to win a spot in the class...thank you so much for the chance...this is just the jump start I need to get my art act together!!!

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  108. I would love to win a spot in this class (and btw LOVE your name. hehe) Seeing others work and learning from others really helps me to get creative. That's why I would love to win a spot in this class. With 4 kids it's hard to find time for myself. Being able to take classes online helps and then I can tap into that creative side of myself that makes me happy.

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  109. I love experimenting and trying new things! I'm always admiring other artists and looking for a technique to try out! :)

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  110. To win a spot in this class would be awesome. My creative fire ignites when I here a song, see an image or just sit in my art room and start playing with my paints,stencils,papers and other supplies. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  111. Thanks Carissa for a chance to win a place in LifeBook 2013...
    I love being inspired by online classes...

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  112. To win a spot in life book 2014 would be a dream come true. Nature/being out in the wilderness, letting the wild touch my soul liters my creative fire . Really love your style, being your student would be an honor

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  113. I love trips to museums of any kind. Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot!

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  114. What lights my creative fire? Life itself is a story that needs to be depicted. What speaks most to me are nature, yoga, art, reading, music, colors and the simple things in life.
    Priya Gopal - on facebook at : http://www.facebook.com/priya2013gopal

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  115. My creative juices get flowing when I'm explaining a technique that I've learned from you amazing instructors. The best part is when I see that person at the craft store buying stuff so they can create, also. I would love the chance to learn new techniques! Thank you for the opportunity to participate!

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  116. What lights my fire: being creative. I've been looking for things that light my fire, that inspire me, that make me happy. I've finally found it: begin creative. Which is weird, because I've always been doing creative things, papercrafts, knitting, sewing, homedeco, you name it... But I grew up beleiving that crafting was merely a hobby, a way to spend time. It was never considered an art, a way of life. Now that I've finally had the courage to admit that crafting, being creative is MY way of live, I've overcome depression. So having found my way of life, I want to learn more and more to keep crafting and give meaning to my creations.

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  117. What lights my fire? Nature... and inspirational women like you.
    Thank you for this chance Carissa. xox
    paulinel@nb.sympatico.ca

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  118. Carissa! Congratulations on being an instructor for Life Book 2014! How super cool! You asked what lights my creative fire? The fact that after turning 50, suffering the loss of a child, going thru severe depression and PTSD, and discovering ART, thru Art Therapy . . . . The fact hat even I can create something that releases my inner most feelings of anger, despair, hope, love . . . ALL in a brush stroke! WOW! That thru ART, I was able to heal pain so deep, I thought there was nothing worth living for . . . . The fact that, little "old" me, can sit down and collage my way to a happy place, is unbelievable . . . OH, and create something worth looking at! I want to learn more! Thank you!

    Annette
    mmaloney92@gmail.com

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  119. First of all, Life Book i s so great! I joined in in 2012. Now I am checking out all instructors. And I am so thrilled. You are all amazing artists!
    I seem to be most inspired when i see beautiful art. Bright colors is also a given. Nature, for sure, but most of all other artist.

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  120. Thank you for the chance to win a spot in this class. I'd love the chance to learn from a great group of artists. My creative spark is lit from the wealth of inspiration I find daily through blogs such as yours.

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  121. Hello Clarissa, Thank you so much for this generous gift you are offering. What I loved most about my first experience with Lifebook (2013) was that I learned so many techniques and skills from all the diverse talented instructors participating in Tamera’s LifeBook.

    I really think it's the inspiration from the instructors and participants of LifeBook rekindled the memories and 'light a fire' and brings me to a place from childhood where I had no inhibitions to create. That peaceful place has long gone and now I struggle to find it. It helps bring a stillness in my mind…kind of quieting the ‘screaming chatter’ in my mind that tends to drown out all things peaceful and quiet. This is why I am so excited about a chance to participate in LifeBook 2014.

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  122. Looking at other artists beautiful blogs and art lights my fire. :)

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  123. I would love to win a spot. All of nature lights my creative fire. From birds to rocks to lines in the sand and the movement of the waves. I love it all. My email address is Lkailani@gmail.com

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  124. I have to say that art supplies light my creative fire, as well as other artists' work.
    Thanks for offering a spot in LifeBook 2014!

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  125. I would so love to do your class, doing it on life book 2014 would be even greater!! Thank you.

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  126. I think it's awesome to be a teacher in Life book - so congrats!! I would love to win a spot in the course... have heard so many wonderful things about it! Thank you for this opportunity. :) Have a wonderful weekend!

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  127. My Creative fire has gone out a bit. I have a studio where I teach kids and my day job is teaching classes to seniors at assisted living facilities. I seem to have lost myself and my own art in the process. Don't get me wrong. I am so blessed to make a living doing things I love. Super super blessed. However I feel like I'm gone. I know that when I use my creativity I'm given more. When I don't use it , it dries up. So right now more is more. The lifebook lineup is amazing and I can't think of anything better to spark my creativity back to where it needs to be.

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  128. Hmm, I'd say the ocean lights my fire but for painting it is that my hands draw what my brain creates.

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  129. Putting a paintbrush to paper always gets my creative juices flowing...even if I don't have a plan! Wonderful giveaway, thanks for the chance!

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  130. I love the creativity that exudes from Tam's awesome stencils. I want to win! No bones about it!

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  131. sometimes taking a run and looking at my surroundings can light my creative fire!!! New to your blog! Looking forward to hearing more about your experiences in CO

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  132. My creative fire was lit when I was child and has never gone out. Sometimes it wanes but emotions, nature, colour, music, art, children,beauty are fuel to my fire. I don't see creativity in just art, but in everyday things. The way I choose to dress , the food I prepare ...opportunities to be creative and encourage creativity abound. Embrace the freedom to mess up.
    annfill@gmail.com

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  133. What lights my creative fire? What doesn't~ :) some days it is nature, some days it's an antique mall-a book, a magazine, a picture-you just never know where your inspiration will come from-but it always does!

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  134. Loving the stencils! Love to win!!!

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