Radiant Art Journals eCourse Giveaway!

I love giving stuff away! It’s such an awesome perk of teaching art online!

On 1 October Radiant II: Art Journals launches. This course will give you a mixed media buffet of lessons by 15 awesome teachers plus Effy Wild’s take on each lesson.

This course is for you if:

  • you want to learn more about art journaling
  • you are ready to dig deeper
  • you want to develop yourself and your art in a safe place
  • you’re looking for a warm and supportive art tribe

The course will be totally beginner friendly with super in-depth video tutorials, PDF walkthroughs and Effy working alongside you going through the lessons.

I’m sooooo excited! I hope you are too!

Expression Over Perfection

I can’t wait to share my lesson with you. My lesson consists of three short warmup exercises and a long in-depth lesson. I’m sharing all my thoughts, techniques and tips with you to help you create freely.

I’m going to show you how to create from the point of view of pure expression and joy of the process. We’re going to leave behind perfectionism and really connect with that which is within ourselves that needs to come out.

There’ll be lots of smooshing, brayering, grunge, neon, letting go, digging in, trusting yourself, oh and of course: yummy art supplies!

You can register your place here

Expression Over Perfection | Radiant Art Journals Lesson | http://tinyurl.com/irisradiant2

Filming some warmup lessons for Radiant II!!! http://tinyurl.com/irisradiant2 We're going to access our true selves through messy intuitive art! Can't wait! #mixedmedia #intuitiveart #radiant2 #irisimpressionsart


I can’t wait to share this journey with you and I’m thrilled to be able to give away a free spot on the course! To enter please:

1. Make sure you’re signed up to my mailing list
2. Leave a comment below letting me know what art journaling means to you

Giveaway closes on 21 September. Giveaway winner will be contacted by email, so please make sure you check your email address.

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68 thoughts on “Radiant Art Journals eCourse Giveaway!”

  1. Thanks for the chance, Iris! Would really love to take this e-course because I know that this will really take my mixed media to the next level. ?

  2. I am very new to journaling but can already see the benefits it will bring to my life as it will allow me to explore certain aspects of my life and to vent as necessary. I live with a chronic health condition and discovering this outlet is great for me :o) Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  3. Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot in this amazing course. How exciting to be learning from so many talented artists.
    Art journaling for me is a way to express my emotions on paper and to release fears, judgements and relieve the stress of my day. I am really enjoying my art journaling now and love sharing this activity with my daughter who also loves art journaling as much as I do ??

  4. Art journal for me is a safe place to express myself and try and escape from my life with chronic pain ! I love art

  5. Art journaling has been a life saving adventure for me. As a supplement to my intense therapy, it helped me to process everything that I’ve been rehashing. I’ve been able to express and explore my trauma and my ever changing journey towards healing.
    Thank you for this chance!!!

  6. I am new to art journaling and trying to absorb everything I can! I am learning so much and know that I would get so much out of this class. I love learning and expressing myself thru art. Thank you so much for this opportunity!

  7. I really enjoyed Radiant Faces and that was the launch for my love of art journaling. I have always loved being creative and art journaling gives me a chance to use so many more mediums than I knew existed.

  8. I would love to win for the opportunity to improve on what I have learned so far by taking AJSS and learn new skils.
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  9. What a wonderful course – thanks for the chance to win a spot! I love art journaling because it lets me express myself artistically in a non-judgmental way. And its okay to be imperfect and silly and make mistakes as well as neat and tidy and structured, whatever you want! For me it is very freeing and forgiving and gratifying.

  10. Thank you for this generous giveaway! Art journaling for me is a safe place, where I can be who I am and don’t have to Justify myself. Just playing and trying different things, no matter how crazy they may seem.

  11. Art Journaling has been so healing for me. It sootheseems my heart and soul. It has allowed me to become more confident in who I am, trusting my instinct, and less afraid of the outcomes. Thank you for the opportunity to win a spot in this exciting class.

  12. Art journaling gives me a safe place to explore, to test out, to concoct ‘recipes’, to pinpoint ideas, and to see what feels right. I don’t know what I’d do without art journaling. It’s such an amazing part of my everyday life.

  13. thank goodness for art journaling! otherwise I would have no other outlet to express myself. It is a safe place for me to write things I’m stressed about and cover them up with paint if needed. It is also my way of remembering my life.
    thanks for the chance to win a spot in Radiant II 🙂

  14. Art journaling is my therapy. I’ve battled Bipolar II since I was a teen, and get severe postpartum depression after each child. Creating has always been my outlet. I can take my emotions, my pain, my joy, all of the things that I can’t put into words and smear them across my journal pages. I can get my feelings OUT and in the end, it looks beautiful. I adore my journal, and hope to fill many throughout the years.

  15. I just recently started journaling,and boy am I hooked! I have 2 chronic illnesses that keep me in constant pain…journaling helps me by giving me the opportunity to express how Im feeling….kind of helps me zone out and escape from the pain for awhile. It would be phenomenal to win a spot in this workshop?

  16. Art journaling has given me an outlet to pour the grief of losing one of my sons into…I started in January 15 about a month after….now I find that i can look back on some of those pages with fond memories instead of the hard bitter grief that had enveloped me. Art journaling has provided me with a vehicle for growth and awareness…. I would love the opportunity to learn more and think that the Effy Wild classes and the fabulous teachers she is able to pull together for the radiant classes are the bomb 🙂

  17. Amazing really to win this wonderful gift, I so wanted to take this course. Art journaling to me, lights me up and feeds my soul so far… I just copy and paint at this point. Actually I haven’t really gotten the full idea of how it all works and having the opp to learn the whole thought process would be invaluable. Thank you dear heart for your generosity. Blessings Cindy

  18. Thank you for the opportunity. I would love to win a spot. I use my art journal almost every day but I would appreciate the help in letting go of the perfectionist thinking that I get stuck in.

  19. I found art journaling in January of this year. Though I love the process, I am struggling to break free of the inner criticism of what I see on paper. Very seldom does the image in my mind appear on the paper. I am determined to continue forward to hopefully one day leave the critic behind. Iris, thank you so much for the encouragement you gave me during the ajss class and for offering this opportunity. It would be an honor to win.

  20. To me, my art journal is my sacred space. I can go all in if I want, I can simply make marks if I want. I view it as a little window to my soul. It is therapy.

    Thank you so much for this opportunity, I would be thrilled to win a spot.

  21. Art journaling is the way I keep myself in touch with myself. It makes me practice art on a regular basis. I love the support you provide Effy. Your classes have helped me so much.

  22. I love how art journaling not only allows you creative expression but also allows you to explore aspects of you that would normally have remained hidden. The reward is greater self awareness. 🙂

  23. Feel like a stalker, but I’m not, just love to win a spot on the course. Art journaling is the only thing that keeps me sane lately, the stress in my life keeps my mind running, no, racing. And somehow playing with my aj stuff is the only way to distract my mind. It calms me down, it reduces my stress level. I need it ?

  24. I am very new to art journaling but I am gradually learning through YouTube and AJSS and really enjoying what I have learned thus far and am eager to learn more.

  25. Thank you,Iris, for the opportunity to win a seat in this class. Art journaling over the last year and a bit has led me to be more present in my days and less stressed. Have always wanted to make time to “learn” art, and this forum has given me the freedom to play and realize my strong desire to express myself creatively. Now I tend to be more aware of colour, and shapes of my surroundings and taking more time to pause and just enjoy the ‘visual’ moment. So love my time journaling and learning new techniques!

  26. Thank you Iris and all the other amazing teachers for a chance to win a place on this course. I love the opportunity to learn new things and share all of our experiences together in a safe friendly environment where we are all equal
    I have loved to watch you grow and am so excited for you to be included in this line up of fabulous teachers. You deserve it

  27. Art journaling is so important to me. It is meditation and practice and just the best thing in the world to do in your free time!!! ?

  28. Thank you for the chance to win – Art Journalling is my place to explore and not be afraid to mess up. My journals are a place just for me where I get to do whatever I want. I’m so excited for this class!

  29. Art journaling is like having my own personal therapist without the cost. Not only can I work out my thoughts and issues then cover it up but I can also try out new products and techniques. I would love to win a spot in this class.

  30. Art journaling, that means playing and experimenting for me. Sometimes, I only take some color and make a mess, sometimes, I want to try new techniques…
    Thanks for the chance to win a spot! Jorin

  31. Art journaling is all about playing and learning for me. It is a way for me to connect to my self and my Universe and my truth and my joy! It is my path to healing and freedom.

  32. Art Journaling heals my soul and has brought me back to life when drowning in grief, helps me process this crazy world we live in, and is a great place to play, get to know myself, and has become a best friend of sorts. 🙂

  33. This is going to be such fun! Making art gives me an opportunity to relieve the stress of everyday life and mentally go to a place of peace, quiet and joy. Sharing it with other artists is such a gift. Thanks for this opportunity Iris.

  34. art journaling is very healing and theraputic for me. when ever i am stressed or just having a bad day i just pull out my journal and draw, write, paint, do whatever speaks to me and i am able to let go just a little each time.

  35. Recently I discovered my great passion and joy for art journalling. It has enabled me to reconnect with my artistic side, which I thought was long gone.
    Art Journaling gives me room to play, ponder, reminisce, relax and to express a deeper side of myself.
    I journal because it reminds me that all of the answers I ever need in life are within me, and that I am right where I need to be.

  36. I have never felt comfortable journaling because I don’t like my own words but with some color and design, I can express myself!

  37. I am just finishing the summer course and I love it. It really is fun and it helps me clear my mind by concentrating on the journaling. Thank you for a fun and fulfilling creative way to spend my free time

  38. Art journaling has given me a lifeline. It’s easier to do when in a class. Eventually I will be able to work on my own but accountability and support are important now. Thank you for the chance to win a place as funds are low.

  39. I would love to take this course to learn more techniques! Portraits have always been my very favourite and I want to learn how to do portraits that I usually would do in pastel/acrylic/oil ,with mixed media, to expand. Since I m a self-taught artist this would be the first course I ever take.

  40. I love journaling! It helps me during good times ( I tend to make happy happy spreads) and bad times ( the death of my father last May, after a long illness) , but also when I need to organize my thoughts, goals and expectations (almost constantly)!

  41. I have always loved art since I was a child. I have recently started with mixed media and then went on to art journaling. Working in my art journal is my therapy for dealing with all the things going on in my life. When I’m working in my art journal, I can feel relaxed and free from the world !

  42. Hi Iris! My art journal is my place to relax and play. I don’t write a lot of heavy feelings very often. I prefer to use is as an uplifting space so that when I am down, I always have a happy place to go.

  43. I discovered art journaling after a friend died in a plane crash. I felt like my body and soul was numb and I searched online for ways to heal. I came across art journaling….why hadn’t I heard about it before? I loved it from the first splash of color. I find it hard to journal my thoughts so for me making a visual page is how I express myself using art. Having a daily art journal practice is my goal and I would love a chance to win a spot in this class.

  44. Hi Iris!

    Art is so therapeutic for me!! It is one of the only things in my life that really helps me to destress. Art allows me a chance to share all of the emotions I am feeling. It helps me to let go and just be. I need art and art needs me. Would love to win a spot in Radiant!!

  45. Journally has “allowed” me to try new things and to step outside my comfort zone. I am learning so much about art techniques and myself.

  46. Hi Iris,
    I need to play in my journal like I need to eat and to drink…. There I can really be “me”, I ´m a little bit shy and so I can create and try to become the artist I wish to be without the pressure to be judged by anyone.

  47. Art journaling has been helping me work through grief after losing one of my adult children in December. I especially need the layers…it seems that with every layer, i can leave a little thought or memory, a feeling that i need to work through….i started art journaling in January at the urging of a friend. Without it, i would be a mess right now. I would love to win a seat in Effy’s Radiant Class, her classes have been among my favourites so far. My husband has been out of work since March and there just isn’t extra for classes right now. (so hoping this changes soon LOL)

  48. My art journal is a space to play freely, to try out things, mess it up, gesso over and try again. Occasionally it’s great to work through some emotions – both happy and unhappy. I love to work on more than one at a time. So you can imagine that art journal class will be inspiring. I am keeping my fingers crossed.

  49. Art journaling has been my saviour in the last few years. When I started art journaling I found I could pour my heart out on the page both in words and in colour. I feel so much joy and happiness in creating whether I like the end product or not. I am really wanting to take my art journaling to the next level and would love the opportunity to learn from so many talented, inspiring and amazing artists. Thank you for sharing this opportunity with us all <3

  50. Art journaling has been a safe place for me to just experiment and express myself without thinking too much of what works and what doesn’t. Through art journaling, I discovered that I can do more and that paved the way to license some of my pages to make into handmade paper products. I cannot be thankful enough for all the benefits of art journaling. ? Thanks for the opportunity to join your class.

  51. Art in general has saved me! I started out with Zentangle and I totally love it. But recently I found art journaling and I feel like a different person! I can express myself they art! Whatever goes and considering I do not like rules- seems perfect! I left my corporate job two years ago because they were killing me with stress and thru art journaling I am recovering! I love drawing / painting faces too! I would totally be honored to win a spot for radiant !!!!

  52. Art Journalling helps me express both inward and outward emotions felt during both the good and bad days of my life, I would like to win so I can develop my ability to let a page be its organic self and not try to over think or over work it.

    Kind regards
    Emma Woods

  53. Art journaling for me is an out pouring of feelings and expressions. Without art journaling I would not be here today. I literally owe it my life. Take care x

  54. wauw iris what a generous giveaway!
    What does art journaling journaling to me? I use my journal to express my emotions, keep memories, to try new materials, to practice new techniques and just play. So basicly it means a lot to me, cant emagine life without it ?
    I even tot my Son (6) a journal
    Love Annemiek

  55. Hi iris, what a lovely giveaway. For me artjournaling is very new. I started just this summer. I think i can learn lots and lots. I made art sinds i was little (and that is quité a long time now) but i think artjournaling is like coming home. I love to do it and i love all people who are giving nice comment to each other. It is all so positive.
    Thanks all of you out there

  56. Hiya Iris!

    I would LOVE to participate in Radiant 2!

    Art journaling to me is a way to get out of my head, if you know what I mean.
    Sometimes I get really frustrated with life etc, depressed even. Art journaling helps me get everything, i cant say out loud, on paper and reflect on things.

    Thank you so much for the oppertunity to win a spot on the e-course, Id be sooo happy and grateful if id win!

    Love, Meagan

  57. Early this year discovered mixed media, this summer Art Journaling, and to myself the passion for painting and drawing.
    I would love to get a spot in Radiant II?

  58. Since I was a lite girl Art has always spoke to me. I remember when I looked at different paintings and drawings I always admire them in a way that totally awe me and at the same time I would look at all the colors and lines and I would say in my head “I could do that!”
    I’ve never taken any art classes so when I was refered to to this website yesterday I looked around and signed up right away for the “Get Inspired” Ebook because I felt a deep deep calling in my soul. I found what I always wanted to learn and it’s liberating! Hope I could also participate in this Radiant Art Journal eCourse to truly explore my deepest desire to art. I’m completely over the hill excited for this journey. Thank you! ?

  59. Art journalling is so important to me! It is a way of experimenting without the fear of creating a “finished piece” that should be perfect. Its a way of trying out things in a secure place. Its a way of being calm and peaceful and almost like meditation for me! I’d love to win a place in the course and get to learn more from all you amazing teachers!

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