Sunday, January 1, 2017

Welcome to 2017!

Wow! I have not written a blog post since September 2016 and it is already the first day of the new year.... Some might say I am a slacker. However, my saving grace is that I have been working so hard on my Youtube channel...that blogging has become an after thought. So I endeavour to do better in 2017!

Happy New Year my friends! I am wishing everyone a year full of colorful art. One where we all live to our fullest potential, laugh a lot, and love everyone. The world needs more love!

I made a tag to welcome the new year so I will share that here.

Then on to a tiny review of what I have been doing since September and what will be upcoming in 2017. I don't have any huge plans is only day one.

I can tell you that the Facebook challenge group for the monthly art journaling challenge is continuing with a new little twist and some guest artists. It is called Pick a Stick challenge and the group is located HERE if you would like to join us.

I have continued my membership in the Canvas Corp Brands design team (Creative Crew) so you will be seeing more of my art using their extensive line of products. I will also be at their booth at CHA Creativation this January in Phoenix, AZ.

I will be continuing to participate in collaborations, events, and hops on my Youtube channel. I plan to do all 12 events with Creative Arts Collaboration. We still have a couple months left in our Shimmery Art collaboration. I will do NaNoJouMo again if it whatever form. Probably ICAD month also...those were both FUN. I will do one on one collaborations with anyone who wants to and join in any video hops that come up. I LOVE the collaborative spirit that exists within the creative community on Youtube!!!

I will continue in 2017 to release a video on my Youtube channel every other day...unless things go crazy...which they sometimes do :)

In September of 2016 I reached 3000 subscribers on my Youtube channel. When a milestone number like that happens...there must be a give away. My preferred method is to have my veiwers answer 5 questions. Then I picked 3 winners randomly and made persoanlised art for each of them based on their answers. I have the most fun doing this! Here are the extra large tags I made for them.

In November I was proud to complete a art journal and video of the page EVERY DAY! That is a real amount of planning and doing! I even managed it while going for a week to Puerto Vallarta Mexico. 

The videos for any of these pages can be seen on my Youtube channel on this playlist HERE

In September of 2016

The highlight of December 2016 was the fun I had making a couple of mixed media ornaments. I had intended to do 7 days of ornaments, but that plan was canceled when we had a death in the family. My focus turned to consoling family members and helping to plan two memorial events in two different states in the midst of Christmas. But I did have a great time completing two of the seven!

I hope you all have enjoyed my review and planning for the new year. Of course there are TONS more videos over on Youtube at my channel Shel C PaperOcotilloStudio
Or find me on Instagram at PaperOcotillo
Or Facebook as Shel Cee

Thanks to all and too all a good night <3


  1. A lovely collection of projects Shel! You're either a serious YouTuber or a serious blogger - it would be hard to do both regularly. Wishing you lots of success with your channel in 2017!

    1. Thank you Zsuzsa :) Yes, it is hard to be serious about both for sure LOL

  2. Happy new year Shel!
    All the best for 2017!
    I continue to follow you on YouTube because i love your artwork!! <3


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