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Friday, November 24, 2017


Hey there all you artists and crafters, here is the updated list of streamers and their live links.  This still may be updated and changed as time goes on but for now this is our schedule for our 2017 Streamathon. 


It is that time of year again and preparations are underway for this year's NEW YEAR'S EVE STREAMATHON

 I am part of a wonderful online art community. Some of us have even met in person either as part of an Art Retreat, because of traveling and/or vacation visits or some have discovered they live near a fellow community member.  Right about now, I bet you are thinking what is this online community I am talking about?  I will give you a brief outline...

More than 7 years ago I found Paula, aka Journal Artista, on her YouTube channel then on and through her the extremely talented Dede WIllingham (Inkwell/Inkiwell) and the small group of people who at that time watched these 2 wonderful artists on    Shortly after this I also began to do live streams. Over the last 7 years, this community has grown a great deal.  Of course like all groups of friends some have gone and new people are always finding their way to this wonderful, funny, sharing group of artists. 

We have talent in all types of media from watercolour to mixed media, to portraiture to quilting, knitting, crocheting and almost any other type of media and craft you can think off.  There is something for everyone, especially friendship.  

There is a group of us who stream on a regular basis, there are some who stream occasionally and some who are the stalkers, um I mean the audience.  But all are vital to our group. 

Several years ago a number of us were discussing doing something special on New Year's Eve and we decided to go big.  Yes siree, instead of one of us streaming a special show we decided to celebrate the New Year in each time zone around the world and have many streamers and VOILA we have a NEW YEAR'S EVE STREAMATHON.  And Streamathon it is!  As close to 24 hours as we can get.  The time slots are for the most part 2 hours long and somewhere in the world during the stream citizens celebrate the beginning of the New Year.  

The content on the stream is planned by the individual streamer.  Some will deliver a stream similar to their regular stream; some a special project.  Some may even do a project that you can play along with.  If the streamer is planning an art along,  I will either post a supply list and/or pattern here on the blog. or link to the streamers blog so you can collect everything you need and play along with the streamer.  Off course you are free to do your own art or for that matter simply watch and chat.  

Below is a list of the streamers and times.  Notice this all begins on the morning of Dec 31st.  Yes, you read that right.  Remember we are celebrating the New Year all around the world in as many time zones as we can.  Thus far I am the only streamer filled in but as the next week or so passes more streamers will choose their time and I will update the list as they do.  Notice all the times are posted in Eastern Standard Time.

 Stream Time Slot (EST)
Streamer’s Name
Streamer’s Link
Midnight local is
EST time
COUNTRY / CITIES Celebrating New Year

Sun Dec 31          
    7:45am –




Sat 8:00 am
Much of Australia (and 7 more); Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Honiara
Sat 8:30 am
Small region of Australia; Adelaide
Sat 9:00 am
Queensland/Australia (and 6 more); Brisbane, Port Moresby, Hagåtña
Sat 9:30 am
Northern Territory/Australia; Darwin, Alice Springs
Sat 10:00 am
Japan, South Korea (and 4 more); Tokyo, Seoul, Dili, Ngerulmud, Yakutsk
Sat 10:15 am
Western Australia/Australia; Eucla
Sat 10:30 am
North Korea; Pyongyang, Hamhung, Chongjin, Namp’o
Sun Dec 31




Sat 11:00 am
China, Philippines (and 11 more); Beijing, Hong Kong, Manila, Singapore
Sat 12:00 pm
Much of Indonesia (and 8 more); Jakarta, Bangkok, Hanoi, Phnom Penh
Sat 12:30 pm
Myanmar and Cocos Islands; Yangon, Naypyidaw, Mandalay, Bantam
Sun Dec 31
 12:45pm –



Sat 1:00 pm
Bangladesh (and 6 more);  Dhaka, Almaty, Bishkek, Thimphu, Astana
Sat 1:15 pm
Kathmandu, Pokhara, Biratnagar, Dharan
Sat 1:30 pm
India and Sri Lanka;
New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru
Sat 2:00 pm
Pakistan (and 8 more);
Tashkent, Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi
Sat 2:30 pm
Kabul, Kandahar, Mazari Sharif, Hera
Sun Dec 31      
   2:45pm –
Queen Pam


Sat 3:00 pm
Azerbaijan (and 8 more);
Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat,
Port Louis
Sat 3:30 pm
Tehran, Rasht, Esfahãn, Mashhad, Tabriz
Sat 4:00 pm
Russia (and 24 more);
Moscow, Ankara, Baghdad, Khartoum

 Stream Time Slot (EST)
Streamer’s Name
Streamer’s Link
Midnight local is
EST time
COUNTRY / CITY Celebrating New Year
Sun Dec 31
   4:45pm – 6:45pm


Sat 5:00 pm
Greece (and 30 more);
Cairo, Athens, Bucharest, Johannesburg
Sat 6:00 pm
Germany (and 43 more);
Brussels, Madrid, Paris, Rome, Algiers,
Sun Dec 31
   6:45pm –

Bunny Designs


Sat 7:00 pm
United Kingdom (and 26 more);
London, Casablanca, Dublin, Lisbon, Accra
Sat 8:00 pm
Cabo Verde (and 2 more);
Praia, Ponta Delgada, Ittoqqortoormiit
Sun Dec 31
    8:45pm –


The Musical Scrapper



Sat 9:00 pm
Regions of Brazil and South Georgia/Sandwich Is.; Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Brasilia

Sun Dec 31
    9:45pm - 11:45pm
Sat 10:00 pm
Regions of Brazil, Argentina (and 9 more); Buenos Aires, Santiago, Asuncion
Sat 10:30 pm
Newfoundland and Labrador/Canada/Greenland
St. John's, Nuuk
Sat 11:00 pm
Eastern Canada (and 29 more);
Moncton, Halifax, Caracas, La Paz, San Juan, Santo Domingo
Sun Dec 31
Mon Jan1


Monkey Island Madness



Sun 12:00 am
Regions of USA (and 13 more)
New York, Toronto, Caracus,
Sun 1:00 am
Regions of USA (and 9 more);
Mexico City, Chicago, Guatemala City
 Mon Jan1
   1:15am –

Cracked Minis


Sun 2:00 am
Regions of USA (and 2 more);
Calgary, Denver, Edmonton, Phoenix
Mon Jan 1
   2:45am –

Sun 3:00 am
Regions of USA (and 3 more);
Los Angeles, San Francisco, Victoria, Vancouver
Sun 4:00 am
Alaska/USA and regions of French Polynesia;
Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Unalaska
Sun 4:30 am
Marquesas Islands/French Polynesia;

PLEASE NOTE: The links on this file do not yet work.  Once the spaces are filled I will create a file with active links to each streamer, so when the time comes you will be able to have this page open and find each streamer.  

Thanks so much for reading and we really hope that you will join us and tell your friends all about it.  You can come watch one streamer or all of us.  Everyone is welcome those who are young and those young at heart.  


Wednesday, November 01, 2017

NoJoPro (Novemebr Journal Prompts)

I was so excited waiting for Dawn DeVries Sokol to post the NaNoJouMo prompts for 2017.  I even have my journal made and ready to go with a daily watercolour page.  I had decided to use the prompts to inspire a watercolour painting so I could practice using my new M. Graham watercolours (graciously given to me by Melody G) and I have some Daniel Smith, Sennelier and Schminke watercolours graciously shared with me by Carol TMT (The Magickal Touch on UStream and YouTube).  

I was so disappointed not to see any prompts today for NaNoJouMo and not even a word about whether there will be any forthcoming.  So I decided to do my own prompts.  I like to journal using either lyrics of a song or a quote to inspire me.  However i don't want to limit others to that so I am simply going to use one word as a prompt and then you all can take it and let it inspire you however you work best.  

Do you like watercolour, oils, acrylic, mixed media, sketching, tangling scrapbooking or other medium?  Then this set of prompts is for you.  Do whatever you like.  The goal is to just do some art everyday no matter what form it takes for you.  Please enjoy.  

If you Share your art on social media please tag it #NoJoPro2017.  Thanks and Enjoy.  

Feel free to print this jpeg and include it in your journal.  if you don't finish in November then finish when you can.  

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Split Primary Colour wheel...

Just a quick post to share the PDF of the SPLIT PRIMARY COLOUR WHEEL file I created.  Please feel free to download and use.  If you would like to see my video on how I use this you can click the link HERE to my YT recording. 

AKA Jean

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Stencil FILES Release 2

Hello everyone.  I have finally finished designing enough files for another release.  I am not selling the cut stencils but the DIGITAL FILES so you must have a digital cutter or access to one in order to cut the files  (svg, jpeg, png, dfx, studio3) to make your stencils.  The advantage to this of course is you can cut several different sizes. 

As last time there is a Word document order form linked HERE If you can not open a word documents here is a PDF   Please email a copy of the form to the email on the form.  If you use the PDF version you will have to print the form then attach a scan or photo of the form.  Of course you may still order from the original set of stencils as well (link to release 1 post is HERE )   but must use the original form. If you are ordering from the two releases in the same order you can combine the total to take advantage of the free files deal as explained on the form.

These files are copyrighted and your purchase of the files gives you the right to cut and use them in your art be it cards, canvases, journal pages or any format.  You may also sell art work using my stencils.  However please do not share or sell files or cut stencils for others if they have not also purchased the files. 

Here are the new stencils available in this release. 

basket weave $4.00

basket weave mask $4.00

borders 1 $3.00

bubbles masks $2.50

bubbles stencil $2.50

checkerboard mask $2.00

checkerboard Stencil $2.00

circle frenzy $3.00

circles mask $2.00

equalizer $2.50

fine and dandelion $3.50

hatches 1 $2.00

hatches shapes $2.00

mask                 linked squares $3.00               stencil

mask                              noodles $2.50                           stencil

orbits 1 $2.00

postal cancellation $2.50

shooting stars $2.00

square frenzy $3.00

mask                                 sticks                              stencil

stitched circles $3.00

triangle frenzy $3.00

warp speed $2.50