Are you coming to Art-Is-You?

Thanks for the visit today!  I’d like to share a peek at the art journal I’ll be teaching at Art-Is-You Mixed Media Art Retreats in Stamford, CT this fall.

I made a short video to show you the pages individually. You can click the link below and watch it right here, or you can watch it on YouTube:  Marjie’s Art Is You Art Journaling Affirmation’s Class.

I’ve been attending Art-Is-You for four years and have always come away from the retreat feeling creatively recharged and energized.  I’ve met so many wonderful people there and count their friendships as gifts.  In fact just today I had the pleasure of taking a walk and a yoga class with Jessica Sporn, who I met at Art-Is-You two years ago.  This year we’re both teaching there, and we’re each taking the other’s class too… that should be a blast!

The first year I went alone and was welcomed right away, as you will be too.  The second year you’ll reconnect with your Jessicas.  And look out, all the years after that!

The workshops cover so many different arts… honestly, with more than 60 available, there’s bound to be several that catch your eye. Here’s a link to two blog posts I made recapping last year’s event (I learned soldering at that one!):  Art Is You Recap, Part 1 and Art is You Recap, Part 2.

In addition to all the art, laughter, and wonderful food… there is also a strong charity component at each and every Art Is You retreat. Here’s a link to The Generosity Project.  And if you’d like to hear more, there’s an article about Art Is You coming out in the  new issue of Mingle, a Stampington publication.

My classes are relaxed and fun, and we cover a ton of techniques. There are no rules in art journaling… come, and enjoy it. You can do beautiful things!  I bring tons of supplies for shared use… dive into my stash of stamps, stencils, dies, and embossing folders (tons of Tim Holtz and StencilGirl Products goodies will be available for you to experiment with!)  Here’s a shot of the cover:

KemperAIY1 And the inside pages: KemperAIY2


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Hope to see you in Connecticut!


Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. What a great video, Marjie! I will see you there, but am sorry I won’t be in your class! I wish it had been scheduled for a different day!

  2. What a wonderful class it will be and love all the artwork! Someday, I will take a class from the one and only MK….Enjoy the week!

  3. Adored your video! What a pro!! Enjoy it!!!

  4. You class will fill up quickly I know…..October is around the corner, it will be here before we have time to pack for it. xox

  5. Oh, if only! What a great class, everyone will thoroughly enjoy it I am sure! Anne xx

  6. Wow, Marjie! This is gorgeous! I wish I could go! Hugs, Sandra

  7. Marjie, Are you sure you don’t want to teach this Thur. or Sunday evening? I would love to create this brilliant journal with you- ! Perhaps another time! “) Looking forward to meeting you!!

  8. Kirsten Alicia says:

    How I would love to be there!

  9. Fantastic project Marjie, if only I lived nearer! X

  10. I only wish I could come… it sounds just amazing. I’ve no doubt you’ll have an extraordinary time, and I’m envious of those who’ll get to come and take your class!
    Alison xx
    (last day to sign up for the giveaway over at mine by the way…)

  11. Sensational journal. There will be some lucky students! Looking forward to seeing you there.

  12. Oh how I wished to come!! You American girls are all so lucky!! It all sounds so wonderful and I would just love to do a class with you! The video is lovely (great music, so relaxing) and each page is a treasure by itself. I felt inspired just looking at it.

  13. Great video Marjie. I get my middle son to help with mine! Loving the look of that beautiful journal. Oh for the chance to get across the pond and go to the retreat… Jenny x

  14. I’d love to come and make your beautiful journal Marjie, what a gorgeous thing to go home with. Ahhhhhh one day. Xx

  15. Wow wow wow!!! This is absolutely STUNNING!!! I loveeeeeeee the colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Great project, terrific video!

  17. Now if I won the lottery I would be there in a flash, this looks wonderful Marjie xx