Hand-made books from DWYL retreat teacher Rachel Hazell. Photo from retreat website

I have found a new love for paper, book & Journal making!

In week 4 (next week!) of Big Dreams, Small Wonders we will be making our journals and I have had so much fun exploring techniques and making my own to show the class next week (ill share on here, once it is published to my class participants). This has opened me up to a whole new world. It’s so exciting to find this new love, but I am jumping with joy and excitement to make another announcement!……

Not only am I the luckiest girl in the world to be attending the Do What You Love Retreat in the UK in May, I am also going to be assisting the lovely Rachel Hazell who is teaching one of the amazing classes there. Her class is “Maps, charts and other discoveries…the extraordinary expandable sketchbook journal” 

 Photo credit: Rachel Hazell/Do What You Love website
Rachel is known as ‘the Travelling Bookbinder’, has made a career of creating extraordinarily beautiful books in extraordinary places – from lighthouses in the Shetland Islands to on board a ship in Antarctica. Her motto is “Read Make Love Books”. She believes that everyone has a book inside them.  I totally agree. I hope to be posting some more “How To’s” here on some of the discoveries I come across throughout my own journey with this wonderful art. :-)
I am so excited for my friend Beth (who I first met at An Artful Journey Feb 2010) to be hosting her first retreat in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. So excited to be going, so excited to be assisting Rachel and so excited to be doing what I am currently loving there – exploring book art. (*Still jumping for joy here*). I also get to spend time with some family & friends whilst Im back in the UK AND I’ll be posting some more news of another weekend retreat in the UK where I’ll be hosting a painting session at soon! Woohoo! 
(*Can you feel my excitement?*)
AND 
I cannot wait to sit in one of these tents with other creative souls.
Photo credit from the retreat website. Papakata tipi tent.
What is it you are doing 
everyday 
to get a step closer to 
doing what you love? 

THIS FRIDAY is the last day to take advantage of the £50 off Early Bird Discount for the retreat Let me know if you sign up so we can plan to meet up. It is going to be AWESOME (and as the retreat site says “it might just be the most important investment you ever make in yourself and your creative business”).

**Also stay tuned here for news on my new e-book “Big Dreams, Small Wonders – Creating the Roadmap for Your Dreams” Out in February.  It’s been so amazing hearing all the fabulous feedback from my e-course participants so far. Thank you so much. Xx

**AND The Creative Color Challenge is BACK in FEBRUARY. More news on that next week!