May
8
2014

Jerry's Artarama 2014 Mother's Day Art Contest

Only 4 Days Left To Enter!

There are only a couple days left in our Mother's Day Art Contest which means the chance to win big is still available. Share your love for your mother and your art with the world this weekend as we wrap up this exciting contest. All artwork must be submitted by Sunday, May 11th.

So far, we've received dozens of entries depicting the theme of A mother's love. All of the intimate and special moments shared with mothers expressed through paint, colored pencil, pastels or mixed media. We want to see even more of your special feelings, thoughts and memories of your Mom expressed through art!

For more Mother's Day Ideas from Jerry's Artarama and The Splatter, read our recent article Announcing Mother's Day 2014 Art Contest and Shopping Guide.

So How Do You Enter?

  • Go to our Mothers Day Art Contest Page.
  • Submit a piece of artwork you created depicting the special moments only a mother can create. Whether it's a portrait of your mother, a family memory, you and your children (yes, mothers can win too) or "mommy and me", share your art and describe the moment for us. 
  • Fill out a simple form and upload your image (300 dpi or higher please).
  • Must be 18 or older to enter.
  • Submissions will be accepted till May 11th (Mother's Day), voting will take place May 12-14th, Judges will announce the Winners May 15th.

Mother's day Contest Entries

 

Embracing Motherhood

by Monique Olsen, Acrylic

 

 

Tying a Baby's Shoe

by Jane Cress Edgar, Acrylic

 

 

A Mother's Warmth

by Chithra Priya Janardhana, Drawing

 

 

Mother's Gift

by Igor Koutsenko, Mixed Media

 

 

Parkers Feet

by Valerie Summers, Pastel

 

 

Rocker Mom

by Kathy Michels, Watercolor

 

* All Entries shown here were chosen at Random


To see more entries like these or submit your own, check out our Mother's Day Contest Page today!

Contest Winners will be announced May 15th

Having trouble finding the perfect Mother's Day Gift for Mom? Try our handy and helpful Mother's Day Shopping Guide for great deals on top products from brands like LUKAS, Charvin, Sennelier, SoHo Urban Artist, Winsor & Newton, and many more. For a last minute gift, let Mom choose with an eGift Card to Jerrysartarama.com. Instantly send your love across the world to your mother in an instant and give her access to over 50,000 different art supplies and materials!

May
6
2014

Artist Spotlight Reviews-Reflexions Pocket Journal by Elizabeth Gyles Johnson

 

A display of work testing the Reflexions Pocket Journal 

by Elizabeth Gyles Johnson, artist and art instructor
 


Elizabeth Gyles Johnson of Wind and Honey Creations is a pencil artist who focuses her art on the delights of life.  Elizabeth teaches the intricacies of drawing at all skill levels to a collection of students worldwide through online workshops and classes at CreativePencils.com Learn more about Elizabeth in our featured Artist Spotlight post, and enjoy her examples and drawing process here in the Reflexions Pocket Journal.
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Life can be full in our fast paced life filled to the brim with information.  In this, I find myself drawn to the simple things. I love small but abundant answers to complicated questions. The Reflexions Pocket Journal is just one of those answers. The 3.5" x 5.5" size is just right. It is small enough to fit into my bag or even a pocket. I can take it along wherever I go so when I have an unexpected time of waiting or down time, I can work on creative ideas.

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Reflexions Journal

 

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Graphite Pencils


The paper is conducive to work with dry media like graphite, colored pencil, and markers. I was even successful using watercolor pencils and markers.  I did find that a modest use of water was the best route. Unlike other brands of similar pocket journals, the Reflexions Pocket Journal paper is not coated. The absence of coating allows the paper to work with various types of artist's pencils rather than against them.  I was very pleased with this.

 

The stitched binding allows the journal to lie flat so that you can work on 1 page or 2 open pages. This gives your a wider spread at 7" x 5.5". The cover is a sturdy heavy card stock with a pocket in the back.

Colored Pencils

 I always keep a small journal and a tiny drawing kit with me wherever I go. I will truly enjoy using this Reflexions Pocket Journal.

 
 


Supplies:

Reflexions Pocket Journal
Faber-Castell Watercolor Pencils
Soho Urban Artist Colored Pencils
Derwent Graphic Pencil
Faber-Casetell Pit Brush Marker 
Caran d'Ache Pablo Colored Pencils
Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils
Creative Mark Blending Stump
Vanish Eraser
Tuff Stuff Eraser Stick
Big Triple Sharpener

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Watch as Elizabeth demonstrates a drawing and shows examples of work created in the Reflexions Pocket Journal.
 

 

 


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Elizabeth Gyles Johnson purchases all of her artist pencils from Jerry's Artarama because of their customer service and great packing of delicate artist pencils for shipping. Here are some other drawings Elizabeth has done with pencils purchased from Jerry's Artarama.

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May
3
2014

Announcing Mother's Day 2014 Art Contest and Shopping Guide

Win Big and Find the Best Gifts for Mothers Day!

With Mother's Day right around the Corner (Sunday May 11th), Jerry's has everything you need for a fantastic Mother's Day from eGift Cards to a shopping guide for the perfect gifts for Mom to an art contest celebrating the special lady in your life!

 


Mother's Day Art Contest

Celebrate Mother's Day by showing us how she inspired you! If you've created any artwork depicting a special moment or memory of your mother, enter it into our Mother's Day Art Contest for big prizes. We want to see the paintings, sketches, and multi-media masterpieces depicting special moments only a mother can create. If your artwork has anything to do with your mother, your children, or a family memory, share your art with us and describe the moment or memory. To enter, see a full list of rules, prizes or other entries, check out our Mothers Day Art Contest Page.

Prizes:

  • 1st place- $150 eGift Card
  • 2nd place- $75 eGift Card
  • 3rd place- $50 eGift Card

Winners will be announced May 15, 2014.


Mother's Day Shopping Guide

Having trouble figuring out what to get your Mother this Mother's Day? Why not start with art!

This Mother's Day, Jerrysartarama.com has everything you need to find your Mother the right gift at the right price. We've set up a special shopping guide full of amazing deals on all kinds of fine art supplies and materials. With the Jerry's Artarama Mother's Day Online Gift Guide you can shop by artistic medium or by price to find Mom that special gift. With deals and savings across the site and free shipping on orders of $99 or more, Jerry's is sure to carry the perfect gift for the special lady in your life. 

"Last year, I got my Mom an Ambiance Gallery Wood Frame so she could frame some of her favorite works. She loved it! Last year, the gift guide helped me find the absolute perfect gift for Mom. I would have been lost totally without it!!"- Thomas Cherry, Kenosha WI (satisfied customer and great son)

If you will be away from your mother, or maybe Mom is a little more picky, an eGift Card to Jerrysartarama.com might be the perfect gift. Add the amount of your choosing and send it anywhere instantly. Perfect for last minute gifts. Let Mom choose what she needs from a selection of over 70,000 items on Jerrysartarama.com featuring top brands such as Sennelier, Ampersand, Faber-Castell, LUKAS, SoHo Urban Artist and many more. Personalize your eGift Card with 4 custom Mother's Day Designs:

 


Ever given your mother a piece of art or art supplies for Mother's Day? Tell us about it in the comments below. We'd love to hear about it!

 

 

 

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