More goodies…and a give-away!

I’ve been having so much fun putting together my Provisions packets for the upcoming workshops and retreats next year! These are filled with ephemera, vintage items, trims, papers and fabrics that I’ve collected over the years…and am still collecting! I’m on the perpetual treasure hunt–keeping my eyes open for items that make my heart skip a beat…

Since these are currently only available to attendees of An Artful Journey workshops, I thought it would be fun to have a give-away on my blog! Leave a comment here (be sure it includes your email addy so I can reach you if you win) and I’ll randomly choose a winner (or two!) on Sat. the 18th.

Hope to ‘see’ you soon!! Have a great day–cindy

60 thoughts on “More goodies…and a give-away!”

  1. Oh my such wonderful things. I would so love to spend a day/days with you on an artful journey but alas it is not in my stars at this time. What joy it would be to win a gift of such fun things.
    I love that swimcap. I am sure I used to have one just like it. 🙂

  2. Dear Cindy
    attending any workshops at “an artful journey” will be a dream….and I hope some day I will be able to.Thank you for organising these lovely workshops where one can be so inspired not only by the most talented artists but by everyone who attends. I’ve just begun on the mix media journey and it’ll be such a delight to receive any of your giveaways. thank you for your graciousness..cheers steph

  3. Well you’ve been waving these under my nose for long enough–of course I would love to win one. Have a fabulous retreat with Katie and Judy this weekend–wish I could be there!

  4. Would love to attend next year’s retreat and will work toward that goal! It looks like a few days in paradise. Please add me to your drawing; it would be such a nice little taste of what to look forward to!

    Sherry in Little Rock

  5. Awesome blog! Just heard about it from a friend. Will have to check out your retreats as well. And I’d love one to be included in the Goodie give away drawing. ( Thanks, Carol Cotton

  6. Hi Cindy,
    Oh-so-glad to reconnect with you, my dear! I don’t know if you recall that I got married in 2007, moved and am living the happily-ever-after with just a couple glitches like major surgery in January for gallbladder and liver cancer, which we hope is all gone forever now. You look skinny and gorgeous.
    I’m doing some interesting new work now and still teaching. Take a look!…and I’ll add your blog to my favs. Here’s mine

    Much love and good wishes. I didn’t know about these new endeavors of yours.
    My new email is

    Diane Downs Lou

  7. I have been to browse the retreat and workshop descriptions so many times now! I love just picturing myself attending, now I am going to have to make that happen!

  8. Hi Cindy, Robin sent us to your blog and how nice it is, I will take some time latter with a cup of coffee and enjoy it like a book.

  9. These are TOO COOL for my collecting self 🙂 I am a little obsessed with finding random items and loving them into something entirely new 🙂 Thanks for the chance!

  10. I found your workshops through Nina. Hope I’m lucky enough to get in on a class on the 15th! Looks like a wonderful place for a retreat.

  11. Your retreats sound wonderful!! I found your blog through Martha Lever, and it is awesome!! I would be thrilled to win your giveaway….I’m just starting out and need more STUFF!!! Thanks for the wonderful read!

  12. Hi cindy, Your blog is fun to read, (the grandbabies are adorable!) and your workshops sound wonderful. Perhaps someday we can get a PAC road trip going and come play! Robin told us about your goodie give-away … very generous! Thanks, Debi K

  13. Just found you thru DJ Pettit’s blog and you’re having a giveaway — these gorgeous goodies are incredible, I’d love to win!

    I also checked out your retreat website, sounds amazing (!!) if the stars align for me I’ll be at the one next summer :>

  14. I attended Katies class on Sat. it was a wonderful experience for me. I learned to relax and paint. I saw the packets and they are so full of wonderful items. It would be wonderful to win one. Lorrie

  15. Fun, Cindy! I’d love to win one of these give-aways; so many uses for such a collection of goodies. Looking forward to seeing you soon.

    Lorie in Phoenix

  16. hi Cindy:
    We met a few years ago at A&S in Portland. Robin told me about your blog and I look forward to spending some more leisure time perusing. I like your ‘Artful Journey’ bird image too. Appreciate being entered in your give-away too.

  17. I found you while strolling through blogland via Leslie Riley. Love your retreat and am seriously considering the February one. I will be sure to add you to my “favorites” list. Marlynn

  18. Every time I read your blog about the wonderful teachers giving workshops I just want to jump on a plane and come! Anyway, fingers cross next year will be my year!

  19. My daughter turns 30 this year and I turned 50 and I wanted to do something special for her. So I hope to get signed up for the retreat in February 2010 because it would be a delightful time to celebrate our important milestone together. thanks for all you offer

  20. WOW! What gorgeous goodie packets! I so hope I can make it into the event – am watching eagerly for the registration form to appear!

  21. Hi Cindy,
    I just signed up for the February retreat. I hope I made it in time for DJ’s class. And of course I could definitely use the goodie bag so please put my name in the pot. Thanks

  22. Hi Cindy,
    Count me in on the give-away.
    I am hoping to make it out there
    in February but coming from Michigan
    am hoping that mother nature will
    work with us.
    Thanks, Lori Hutchinson

  23. I hope to set out on an Artful Journey soon. I may have to wait for a different weekend though. The swimcap reminds me of my older sister, remember the ones with rubber petals?
    from Ellen at

  24. Hi Cindy, the packets look wonderfun. I don’t live far from Los Gatos (Paso Robles). I will be coming to the retreat, but not this time. Here’s my entry. Have fun.

    Paula beth

  25. Hi,
    I am just beginning my own artful journey into the mixed media world and would love to add these goodies to my humble collection. I am enjoying my empty nest time more than I thought I would by spending my time learning about my self and how I can spill my emotions into my art. Hopefully I will be able to attend one of your artful journey retreats given by one of my favorite artist Kelly Rae!(maybe 2011..) In the meantime I am so inspired by your art, thank you!
    My email is

  26. Oh my ~ How DELISH! I can see art projects dancing in my head. Also, I am so glad to have found you through Nina. I can’t wait to be able to come down for retreats. You are close to me, yay! No flying and driving for days. Thanks, Lis

  27. what bountiful wonderful offerings!!!
    I hope & pray I can make it to one of your workshops next year!! Thank you for organizing them, as well as these goodie packets!!

  28. Thanks to An Artful Journey for sending information of your up comming events. I hope to join in this next event that been wanting to attend. I love the book journal for years but is hard to were begin. I know the Packets will be a treat to beging my journal books. Thanks,

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