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Monday, 2 November 2015

Wanderlust 2016

Hello all and welcome!  I'm very honoured to have been invited to be an affiliate for the amazing journey Wanderlust 2016.  It's a year long online learning experience with new mixed media video classes every week from some truly amazing teachers.



I'm a longtime fan of Kasia Krzyminska a.k.a. Czekoczyna so I booked my place as soon as Wanderlust was announced, before any of the teachers were revealed - except, of course, for Kasia herself.


Imagine my joy and excitement as the roll-call developed... Andy Skinner, Anna Dabrowska a.k.a. Finnabair, France Papillon (all of whom I've been lucky enough to do classes with in real life, so I know just how brilliant they are as teachers), and then onward with Flora Bowley, Kate Crane, Rachel Greig, Birgit Koopsen... too many for me to name here, but all amazing, inspiring crafters and artists.  You can check out the full list here.



Here's what Kasia and Jamie - the creative minds behind Everything Art and Artist Trading Post - have to say about the course:
Wanderlust is a whole year long journey - an online event offering you videos from 24 guest teachers and two resident teachers (Kasia Krzyminska and Jamie Avery), one every week (each one downloadable and with PDF instructions provided), 50 amazing videos, which will run for over 50 hours in total, access to a forum with an amazing and friendly community, inspirations, challenges, discussions, galleries, workshops, giveaways and generous discounts from our partners.
The perfect alternative to in-person classes!
Amazing team of 24 guest teachers includes Finnabair, Andy Skinner, Flora Bowley, Carolyn Dube, Kate Crane, Birgit Koopsen, Nathalie Kalbach, France Papillon, and many more talented artists.


As well as project ideas and technique tutorials, there is going to be lots of product information - how to make the most of all those tempting craft materials we have in our stash and maybe aren't sure what to do with.  And with such a wide variety of approaches and styles on offer, there's bound to be something that will light your particular fire, or that sets you off on a whole new crafting adventure.


And now I'm a tiny part of it - not to teach, but here to invite you to come along for the journey.  If you sign up before 15th December you'll get the whole year for just £65 (around $100/€89).  With 50 downloadable videos from 26 teachers, not to mention giveaways, challenges, and discounts from the various crafty partners who are signed up (some of my favourites - DecoArt and the Funkie Junkie Boutique are just two of them), that special early bird price works out at about £1.25 per week.


I call that a bargain for the crafting inspiration on offer - or a great Christmas gift if you can talk your nearest and dearest into it!! If you wait until after 15th December it will go up to £99, so it's well worth grabbing the £65 offer as I did.

You can click straight through from here to sign up (in the interests of full disclosure, that gives me a little boost as an affiliate), and whether you do that or whether you're already signed up, I hope I'll see lots of you there on the journey.  It promises to be a real adventure... I can't wait!

Wanderlust - an irresistible longing to travel, roam, and explore the big wide world; to crave new experiences; to dream, to seek adventure, to discover, to live.
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34 comments:

brenda said...

Congratulations Alison, it sounds right up your street and I know you will be a huge asset the the team.

Enjoy the NEC, I am hoping I might make it on Friday.

B x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wishing you fun - I am sure you will have!

chrissie said...

So pleased you are to be a part of something that sounds just right for you Alison..hope you have fun and that we see some of your journey during the year

Love Chrissie xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Congratulations on a well deserved place on this wonderful new adventure for you! So pleased to see such good news! Hugs, Chrisx

Fliss said...

Wow! Many congratulations on being among such a fabulous crowd of creative geniuses Alison and hope I can join in, just have to make sure I have enough spare time!
Fliss xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Congrats on being part of this fab course. I have signed up and can't wait to start....
Corrie x

Vintagehandmade said...

What a wonderful news, Alison! Big congratulations on such well deserved place on this awesome project! So cool!
Hugs! Branka xxx

Hazel Agnew said...

Congrats Alison, and very well deserved...already signed up and ready to play! X

Mrs.B said...

I'm sure you will have fun doing this, looking forward to seeing the results of your journey.
Avril xx

Buttons said...

Huge congratulations Alison! Jenny x

Lys Scrap said...

Great news, Alison! My best wishes for this fantastic journey!

Terry said...

Sounds like so much fun for you! Congratulations, Alison! I have to check this out!

Julia Aston said...

I just signed up (you enabler you!!!!) - I haven't done much of the things in the class so I'm sure I'll learn a lot!!

Margik said...

Congratulations and well deserved, Alison. I think this course is very interesting!
Mar xx

rachel said...

well done Alison - just signed up!!! Exciting! hugs rachel x

Lynn Price said...

So glad you will be along on this adventure! And fab that you are an affiliate - if I hadn't already been signed up, I would have done so through your link.... hope that counts! xxx Lynn

Bonnie Irvine said...

I did sign up through your link. I had been sitting on the fence and when I saw that you were signed up that tipped the balance for me!Still love all of your art and follow you in a lurking but not creepy-lurking way. Thanks for the nudge, Alison.

Shirley Chillman said...

Hi Alison can't wait to follow and see what you create on your journey.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Coco said...

Oooh Alison... And now, how could I resist any longer hahaha???... There are so many talents in the group!
Just signed up!!! Fantastic to see you among the teachers!!!!!!!!
Hugs, Coco xxx

butterfly said...

Not a teacher, Coco, I'm afraid - just an affiliate to help to promote it, and a very excited participant!! xx

craftytrog said...

Extremely tempted!!! :-) xxx

Dorthe said...

Oh Alison, I wish I hade the money, but I don`t ,-so I will just wait to see all the gorgeous art I know, will come from your hand, participating in this amazing Wanderlust 2016, and of which I hope you will show us some !!
Thank you for telling and tempting, but !!!!!!!!!!
Hugs,Dorthe

Kelly Harms said...

Thanks for sharing this opportunity. We don't get many artist classes where I live so this is a great chance to learn from my favorite artists. I clicked right on over and got signed up! Yay!

Paper Profusion said...

Congratulations Alison, I'm always delighted to see you and your talents recognised. Looks like a terrific lineup of creative artists. Nicola x

Redanne said...

I am so looking forward to doing the classes now! Anne x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Hi Alison! Just popped my head in to say thanks so much for all of the kind comments you left for me while I was away, you are so sweet! I am mostly all settled in now and finally able to take some time to visit my favourite blogs!! Looking forward to all of your gorgeous future creations! Take care and I will see you again soon. hugs :)

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Oh! this is good information and good opportunity to me, thank you Alison, I will. xx

Connie Mercer said...

Congrats!!!

Kay Wallace said...

A roster of uber-talented artists! It should be great fun!

JackieP Neal said...

OMGosh! I wish I had known sooner about you, I would have purchased my spot from you!! well, I am already signed up Alison, and if I wasn't stoked before, I am Super Jazzed and Excited that you will be teaching!! Yay! I can cross something else from my wish list! Thank you! Congrats to you sweet lady! xo

Candy C said...

Alison, your art is just incredible! I love this piece! As always, you inspire me with your techniques and your original thought. I am so jealous that I am so far from Wanderlust! I would so LOVE to be there and soak in all of that creative energy flowing from that amazing line up of artists! I also wanted to thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving your kind thoughts. <3 Candy

sara j said...

I was already signed up....it's also so amazing to see your work...fresh, innovative, goregous....

Sue said...

I've been humming an ahing 'cos I have no time whatsoever, but I'm in :-D xx

2amscrapper said...

I also signed up early. No DT work--just Wanderlust in 2016. See you there. Helene