It’s Still All About the Writing!

@JPeaSmith Art Monday BlankThank you to EVERYONE who made a massive difference to October and Art Blitz month! I am blown away by the support, generosity, and sales of course. And especially the success of my baby YouTube channel!

It was a huge call to incorporate all the parts of me in one space. Well, nearly all of me. I have struggled with defining the parts of me that matter in the context of my online world. The world screams “DO NOT DEFINE ME!” and “DO NOT PLACE ME IN  BOX!”, “DO NOT CONTAIN ME” and yet, surely it’s more important to be the real me, the whole me, and not just the part of me that the world “likes”.

I’ve always been a Truth person. I’m no good at fake and never have been. I get into trouble for wearing my heart on my sleeve, and yet even then, I cannot begin to tell you what I haven’t told you! Because it’s hard and scary and you may not accept it.

I love my art. It’s an integral, pure, soul cleansing part of me. I art all the time, in one way or another. It is such a big part of who I am and who I was made to be. But in the end, what will it leave behind? What will it achieve? Who will it make a difference to?

And my suffering? Physical, emotional, spiritual… what’s the point of it all?

“Don’t waste your suffering” is a statement that spurs me on to keep writing, to keep making a difference, to keep on keeping on. At the core of everything I do, I want to make a difference. I see my art as a part of that journey, a part of my voice, but in the end, it’s all about what I have to say that will make the biggest impact…

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Where you can find and follow Jennifer:

YouTube |Blog | The Mighty | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Goodreads | Amazon

@JPeaSmith

What’s in the Prize Pool?

At the beginning of October, there were the following gifts in the Prize Pool. Those with blue links were filmed being made, and are on YouTube (just click on the blue link to watch). The first two I failed to video sorry! Which will you choose if you win?

There is a pair of smaller green earrings and a pink/purple metal bookmark, which I made earlier.

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There is the turquoise Inspire Pack in there.

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There is the green Key Ring (or you could clip onto a zipper pull).

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There are the Tangerine Swirl earrings which are fun.

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Not to mention a signed copy of my book, should anyone choose it 🙂 But somehow I think the artwork will trump the paperback 🙂

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Where you can find and follow Jennifer:

YouTube |Blog | The Mighty | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Goodreads | Amazon

@JPeaSmith

 

Art Blitz Giveaway!

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It’s October (In Australia anyway!) Woohoo, and as many of you already know, art is a huge part of my life, and I love teaching and sharing it with those who are interested. I also love sharing the things that I create, so I have decided to give some of them away each month, and create some fun giveaways! So this is how it’s going to work:

October is going to be Art Blitz Month in the @JPeaSmith world, and it is all about getting word out there about the YouTube channel (which is where I showcase my art and teach for free), and the Facebook GROUP (@JPeaSmith Art) where I post all the patterns and instructions for free, and I will be giving YOU points for helping me spread the word. The more you share and tell people about these, the more chances of winning.

There will be 3 prizes awarded in October, one for the person who collects the most YouTube Points, one for the person who collects the most Facebook Points, and one for the new, monthly Purple Heart Award which I will explain in the next post.

YOUTUBE POINTS (You will earn):

  • 1 point for subscribing to the YouTube channel (if you are already subscribed that counts too!).
  • 2 points for every one of your friends and family you get to subscribe as well 🙂
  • 2 point for every YouTube video you share directly to your Facebook page.
  • 2 points for sharing this post to a group you are in and recommending it.
  • 5 points for something truly clever that you might like to think of yourself. Interview me on a big blog, share the channel somewhere that gets a load of traction, let me know what you come up with! 🙂

FACEBOOK GROUP POINTS (You will earn):

  • 1 point for subscribing to the Facebook GROUP (@JPeaSmith Art) (if you are already subscribed that counts too!).
  • 2 points for every one of your friends and family you get to join the group as well 🙂
  • 5 points for making something from the YouTube channel yourself and sharing the pic on the Facebook Group 🙂

The onus is going to be on YOU to keep tabs on your points and record them EITHER on the comments on this post OR on the pinned post on my Author Facebook Page  or on the pinned post on Simply start a comment on the post, and as you collect points across the month, just add them, tagging the people you add as you go, and contribute to the fun. See the example below…

As your friends subscribe and join, they will start their own comment and start earning their own points right away!

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I have created a Prize Pool, which is a collection of things that I make on the YouTube channel, and through October I will add a new item each week, to the handful already in the pool. That means by the end of October, there will be a minimum of 10 things in the pool for the winners to choose from. The remaining prizes will stay in there for the next Giveaways, and any excuse I can find to send them to people for free 🙂

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Where you can find and follow Jennifer:

YouTube |Blog | The Mighty | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Goodreads | Amazon

@JPeaSmith