All is revealed!!!

Woo-hoo!  The time is now!

Click on the image to view our exciting Fall 2015 Into the heART Art Retreat details!!!CFE-Retreat-POST-CARD-low

What a wonderful adventure! (pics)

It has been 2 weeks since we ventured out to the lovely Harrison Hot Springs for our ‘Into the heART’ Art Retreat!

What a wonderful adventure!  We had an absolute blast. Plus the Students and Instructors seemed to have a fabulous time. Yeah!

We could not have asked for a better outcome. Friends were made, laughs were heard, art was created and souls were rejuvenated!

Here are a few quick sneak peak photos for you:

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FYI: Jeni (our FAB Photographer) and I will be selecting our favorite photos from the MANY that were taken over the weekend to accompany the article we shall be sending in to MINGLE.  🙂

STAY TUNED for NEWS regarding our next Retreat!

It’s a CONTEST call out for MAIL ART !

We are having a huge ART JOURNAL JUNKIES jam session at our ‘Into the heART’ Art Retreat on May 23rd & 24th!

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(FYI: above images are samples of wonderful MAIL ART recently sent to Nicci Dot C A)

Send us your juicy MAIL ART! We will share it with all of our attendees and post pictures here, on facebook and on flickr showcasing the event.

All those that send us MAIL ART to use in this session will have a click-able link back to their art page, so make sure you note your internet addy or facebook page link along with your name when you send in your goodies.  PLUS one name will be drawn at random from all submissions received by May 19, 2014 to win a SWAG BAG filled with art prints, greeting cards, 1″in pins, a GOLDEN high-flow acrylic paint, etc!

DEADLINE to receive your submissions is May 19th, 2014!

Please send your mail art, journal prompts, ephemera, etc to :

Art Journal Junkies
15450 – 18th Avenue,
South Surrey, B.C.
Canada, V4A 1X2



and thank you SANY1459-c

What is stashed in your cupboard?

SANY1174The simplicity of PLAY…

Sometimes we just need to pull out our supply stash and try something new…SANY1173This is what I painted yesterday in my new 2014 Art Journal (see above). I will be working in this journal during our evening Art Jam sessions on May 22,23 & 24, 2014!countdown-03

All SKILL levels welcome!


CLICK HERE for WORKSHOP, accommodation & price info

NOTE:  REGISTRATION closes January 25th, 2014

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Letting your CREATIVITY fly!





SANY1161SANY1158There is nothing like just sitting down with a kindred spirit and letting the paint and paper take you on a holiday!

My good friend Satira came up across the ole USA/Canada border to hang out with me today. It was so nice to take a few SANY1164hours just to have some laughs and play. Thank you, my dear friend. I needed that!



I look forward to having you join me in our late night creative sessions at our Spring 2014 ‘Into the heART’ Art Retreat in Harrison Hot Springs!

Sign up NOW and SAVE your space!countdown-10

All SKILL levels welcome!


CLICK HERE for WORKSHOP, accommodation & price info

NOTE:  REGISTRATION closes January 25th, 2014

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We are on the NEWSSTAND!

Last night we went to our local bookstore to look for inspiration on the magazine rack… and what did we find?


Thank you Somerset Studio, your rock for sharing our great event!countdown-15All SKILL levels welcome!


CLICK HERE for WORKSHOP, accommodation & price info

NOTE:  REGISTRATION closes January 25th, 2014

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On a side note, here is a sneak peak at Nicci‘s planner/workbook for 2014:

This planner encompasses ‘The Documented Life Project‘ & Leonie Dawson 2014 printable business planner. She was also going to record her ‘Lifebook 2014‘, however the planner was already getting too full and it is only January…lol. Lifebook will need it’s own home this year.

Meet your host! (WATCH Nicci on HGTV)

Aired on HGTV in July of 2007   (Filmed in the Summer of 2006)

‘Nicci Battilana, from South Surrey, British Columbia, Canada creates a hand painted pillow and a fabric snap bracelet.’ (HGTV’s “That’s Clever” Episode HCLVR-361)
Nicci’s art website:  and her online shop.

WATCH this space for more videos from your Host, Nicci Dot C. A.!

FLOOD the Streets this BLACK FRIDAY!

I, your Creative Finds Events Host, am getting ready to FLOOD THE STREETS with ART this BLACK FRIDAY!

Are you participating?  CLICK HERE to join in on the creative FUN!

You will be able to find my FREE art goodies in South Surrey, BC and in Tulalip, WA!

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Don’t forget that if you are a BLACK FRIDAY shopper, you can also do it safely ONLINE!

SAVE 50% on all items listed under $75 in my online SHOP! (Coupon Code: ‘BLACKFRIDAY50’)

SAVE $50 per person on our May 22-25, 2014 ART RETREAT, if you register with deposit by 11:30pm on Nov 30, 2013!