Vlog Blog

A quick video update about where I’m hoping to go with my art, what prompts and websites I’ll be following plus the launch of my Mission Inspiration Facebook Page in 2016 and a little bit about books!

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16 thoughts on “Vlog Blog

  1. Barbara Every says:

    Hi Mike
    I would just like to thank you for a great day at the workshop yesterday. I loved your caring teaching style. I learned such a lot and although I was way out of my comfort zone yesterday as it was the first time ever I had been with other people who were artists, I felt brave enough to do it! Today I am liking my pages (yesterday I was not sure what I was doing) I even shared the pages with my husband who is an excellent photographer and he said “although I don’t get it I am pleased that you are enjoying the process” . Praise indeed and I don’t feel I have to hide away now. I was happy to receive your comments on my first collage book and feel I can use it in the true meaning of an art journal, it will become a reference book to inspire me to take elements from it and move forward. Well having spent the whole morning watching all the hops and trying to cook lunch, I am off to watch a film, catch up on some knitting and maybe have a nap. See you in March. Can’t wait until your doodling workshop. Interesting that others have suggested a video to you about this! Please pass on my thanks to all who hosted the video hops. What a lot of time you all put into it. Very best wishes Barbara from Newark.

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    • Mike says:

      Hi Barbara, I’m so glad you enjoyed the class, it’s difficult to get people to understand that there has to be some form of learning curve before producing “finished pages” no one can drive after their first lesson! I think you held up very well and I can see you ARE getting there! I will pass on your comments to the group I’m sure they’ll be thrilled to read them. XO

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  2. maggiemoo2015 says:

    Hi Mike – I watched this yesterday and was astonished how little time you must have to yourself. I believe to allow the flow of creative juice to continue we must take time out and relax once in a while. Do you relax ? It all sounds so very busy active and creative. I don’t share on Facebook etc because I cant cope with it. I like my time off the computer. I am full time carer for my husband who also is a modelmaker so together we spend our time MAKING and creating. Its fun and stops us vegetating. Is your partner a creative person ?
    LOVE the dickie bow…..in fact its what made me first watch your videos.

    I agree wholeheartedly with Barbara M above when she uses the word humble. Its true you have a beautiful way about you that makes watching AND listening a true pleasure.

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    • Mike says:

      Hi Maggie, my partner and I have plenty of quality time as we also work together running our own craft design business and we also own an arts and craft store in our home town. We’re both very creative at work as well as at home. This IS how we relax. Our work is quite busy, but what we do at home i.e. journaling and art is what we do to unwind. We find it a great balance of work and play! I just love to share what I create, whereas my partner is a little bit camera shy..lol

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      • Mandy says:

        That is a lovely combination of work and play. Glad to hear you relax by doing things as we do too. Ive just found your “about me” bit in your blog and ive read with interest that you suffer with RA and don’t let this disability affect your abilities in life.
        Its a rich and precious gift to create art and I think of it as Occupational Therapy every day. I now suffer degenerative OA in my spine and have long acting morphine patches that help me function as carer to my Andy. He is the one who pushed me to start journaling about 12 months ago. I don’t let the pain stop me living life and putting my pain into my journals and 3D mixed media. My last piece of 3D Art is my icon here on your blog.
        As for camera shy…………your partner is your yin to your yang. Opposites always make good partnerships.
        Love and Friendship – Mandy x

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      • Mandy says:

        Oh Dear- SORRY …….had to cope with opening an account with WordPress to put my icon in. I choose my dogs name “Maggie” as we lost her in October sadly.
        I am Mandy x

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  3. Linda Simpson says:

    Morning Mike, another great Vlog! Love all the information about the books and will be looking out for some of these. Found the group on Facebook and joined πŸ™‚ Loving the first mission for January πŸ™‚
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  4. Barbara M says:

    I love you, Mike. Obviously not in a romantic way, but as an artsy human being. I enjoy watching your videos because you are so humble and honest. I am a tough judge of teachers since I taught for 35 years. I find your teaching style quite clear, full of information, and very well organized. Thanks for all you do.

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  5. Laura says:

    Hi Mike, I linked to your challenge video from Peta (Missladypetal), thoroughly enjoyed watching it from start to end (I even re-watched parts), and I truly feel like this has been my lucky day finding you and your art. You seem to be such a truly caring and sensitive person, always thinking about your viewers. I love your “teaching style,” as that’s what it is to me, being a complete newbie to the art journaling and mixed media world. Thank you for your reviews of the books, as I have been trying to narrow down a few to purchase (I am a fellow book lover, and can’t bring myself to write or work in them either!) I feel so fortunate to have found you today, and I’m really looking forward to getting caught up on watching all your videos (I’ve watched quite a few already today), reading your blog, and seeing what you have in store for 2016! Greetings from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada!

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    • Mike says:

      Hi Laura, welcome aboard and I’m so glad you took the time to leave me a comment it means so much to me to hear that people are taking so much from my vids. It makes it all worth while. XO

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      • Laura says:

        Mike, thank you for your warm welcome. I have a quick question for you, regarding where to watch your videos. I tried to find a “contact” to click to private message you, but I can’t find one. Please direct me for further note if I’m missing it somewhere. What I’d like to know, as I do not have a blog or YouTube channel, so I don’t understand the process much at all, is which is better (financially) for you, for someone to watch your videos through your blog, or on YouTube directly? I know it takes a lot of views of a video to add up to much money-wise, but I’d really like to watch them whichever way might have the most benefit to you, as I plan on watching them all! Thanks, Laura

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      • Mike says:

        Hi Laura, as far as I know the best way is directly through YouTube, as for privately contacting me, you can email me or FB message either way I’ll get it. XO

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  6. Joyce says:

    Mike, don’t you realize how well loved you are? And most of us don’t care to whoot or heck if you mention your Etsy store, or not. Bless you artsy heart for caring though! Enjoyed the vlog very much! (except I’m gonna be a bit broke now that I havta go and purchase Dina’s Freedom and Courage books) Happy New Year Mike!

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