Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ustream and Classes

Hi Everyone,

After some pressure from my friend Kerri, I have dipped my toe in the water of the Ustream community! I had my first broadcast this past Sunday, and all in all I think it went pretty well. I plan on broadcasting a live show every Sunday at 4PM EST. You can find me on Ustream under LaurelfromNJ.
I find it is similar to the classes I taught, but a larger audience, and a little strange talking to yourself...but fun!

This week, I just received the Compendium of Curiosities book by Tim Holtz. So I think it is appropriate to work my way through the techniques in the book. I hope you will join me!

Also, this week I have a Stampin Up order going in, if you would like a catalog, or to place an order, please e-mail me at ldeviney@comcast.net.

I have discovered a lot of great artists from all types of art through my videos on YouTube. One such artist is named Paula Phillips, who began as a scrapbooker, and stamper and now has incorporated art journaling into her creative life. She is an instructor in an upcoming class called "21 Secrets". Here is what you get for the low price of $59: 21 different artists, teaching different workshops with pdf's and videos. If you sign up for the class via Paula's link, you get a bonus Ustream live private showing for her class. The workshops will be held on a private ning site, that upon payment, and on October 1st, you receive a password to enter. You have until February 1st to complete the workshops at your own pace, and you can sign up until December 1st. They have room for a lot of students, I heard 200 is the number, but you might want to sign up quickly before all the spaces are gone!
Link to Paula's blog for more information and sign ups:

I signed up yesterday, I figure it is an excellent value, $2.81 a workshop, and I can work at my own pace and learn how to incorporate all kinds of art styles into my creations. You don't need to be an art journaler, the techniques that will be in the course can be used in many mediums.

I am in the process of building an ArtFire store, as I have been asked to sell my coffee filter flowers, and kits to make your own. I am having a few challenges with getting it set up, but I hope to have it running for next week. If you go to ArtFire.com, a great shopping site for handmade items, you can find my store as Scotia Creations.

Thanks for following.

Have a creative week!


  1. Laurel, what is your ustream channel? I would like to watch sometime, or catch the taping if it is too late in my part of the country!!

  2. Hi Laurel! Sorry I missed your Ustream but I will definately watch the recording. There is so much talent over there and ofcourse on Youtube.

  3. I am loving 21secrest too, having an awesome time. Going to go check your ustream out now before I forget.