Last year while on my beach vacation, I created most of the drawings for my coloring journal that was released last fall. Fast forward to today … I was just interviewed by the local paper, The Island Packet, about my book and creativity! One of my best cheerleader/friends set it up. Link to the video and print article coming later today or tomorrow. Link to purchase the coloring journal here. To celebrate, I’m taking $5 off each copy through July 4th! Talk about things coming full circle … #CelebratingTheCreativeJourney in my southern makeshift studio-by-the-sea
Spent 3-1/2 days at a music festival. I’d never done anything like that before. Ever. Spent time in shady spots drawing, listening, eating and even a little shopping. Saw bands I had never heard of before. Even danced a little. Did *lots* of people watching. It was like Halloween and Mardi Gras all rolled into one. When I was sitting on my fabulous beach blanket with art supplies all around me, several people asked to see what I was doing. Two people even asked if they could draw in my book. Of course I said yes. #MakingFriendsThruJournaling at #Firefly2016#JumpJumpJump and I did…
Time for a flea market! Jubilee Flea will be at the Belles Market at Belle Jar Design Friday + Saturday + Sunday May 13, 14 + 15 at 7137 Main St in Clifton, Virginia 11-5 each day. I’ll be on the front porch with fresh vintage picks, French flea market items, vintage wallpaper, books + more adorable finds! Come for the flea market, stay and enjoy the beautiful shop and darling historic Clifton. #vintagefindsarethebest#CelebratingTheCreativeJourney
Today I’m kicking it old school…using triangles, a straight edge and ruler like in drafting class years ago. For weeks I’ve been working on a client project that involves drawing 53 locations around the world. Learning so much about each place as I do research. About a quarter of the way thru the project…💛#TrinaDraws365#CelebratingTheCreativeJourney
Tickled that Scrawl Books at Urban Pop at Reston Station is carrying the full line of my coloring products! Next time you ride the new silver line, pop in and say hello to Rachel. Scrawl Books is located at the Reston Station on the Metro Silver Line in Reston, Virginia USA #JFcoloring#scrawlbooks
As Winter Storm Jonas dumps over 20 inches of snow (and counting), I’m spending a lot of time in my cozy studio drawing and coloring and journaling. If you’re one of the 70 million Americans watching the snow fall, maybe you’re doing the same thing. So I’m sharing this FREE snowday coloring page pdf with you! Just click on the link above. Would love to see what you do with it. Post your finished piece on Instagram using #JFcoloring And quick, print it out before the power goes out! #celebratingthecreativejourneyinthesnow
I was interviewed about the coloring journal for the school newspaper at my first alma mater The George Washington University (my second was The Corcoran School of Art). This is where the art career began with a minor in graphic design (while getting a degree in applied mathematics!) Talk about #celebratingthecreativejourney You can read the full interview here.
The Voice of America piece about the coloring journal is live! Thank you to Becky York, Hillary Stevenson Tattersall, Suzanne Jackson, Laura Jane Cohen and Heather Riddle Taylor of Belle Jar Design, Faiza El Masry of Voice of America who made me feel so comfortable during the interview and everyone who made this possible! View the piece here http://www.voanews.com/…/adult-coloring-books-…/3144443.html You can purchase a coloring journal here.
I was at my alma mater this afternoon for an interview about the coloring journal for the school paper, The GW Hatchet. This is where the art career began, folks, with a minor in graphic design (while getting a B.S. degree in Applied Mathematics!) Talk about #celebratingthecreativejourney
I’m teaching a new class in 2016! Join me on January 23 from 1-3 pm at The Robin’s Nest in Boonsboro, Maryland for an art journaling class and trunk show. Register here.
A new year is a great time to start a journal. But if you find words just aren’t enough, then an art journal might be the right medium for you. An art journal combines written words, sketching, collage, quotes, painted pages and more. It’s whatever you want it to be and is the perfect place to try new art techniques while keeping a record of your life. Some days you might just want to draw or paste, others you may want to write and still others you may do both and more. An art journal is a place to play and I’ll share with you my favorite tips and tricks to help you get started. All materials provided, including a small handmade journal (but feel free to bring your own if you prefer to work in it). A special selection of ephemera and vintage products will be available for purchase before and after class. Come celebrate your creative journey!