Friday, 2 June 2017

I am a working artist and proud of it! / Brimbles Art & Journal Creative Team Call

I thought I would let you in on some really exciting news!

As you may probably know by now from all my posts on social media and my email (if you are signed up that is / a box subscriber) that the Brimbles Box has now been discontinued. June was the very last box to go out. This is not a sad thing by any means, some people think it is but for me it is not. Believe me whilst I enjoyed doing the boxes they were a crazy amount of work and it feels quite nice to be free of them. If you missed that email you can read it here. The past boxes (what is left of them) will remain up for sale in my shop here until they are sold out but once they are gone they are gone for good.

The Brimbles Sticker Club is still going! Some people are a bit confused by that but the sticker club will still be going out every month. You can grab your July Club here.

There will be design work and admin work surrounding the sticker club but believe me, no where near as much as with the boxes so that leaves me with a bit of time on my hands, that and Jon's working hours at his job has changed giving me more time. What will I do with that time? Well you know me, I don't like to be idle, especially with Miss B starting pre-school soon.

Soooooo I have decided to enter the realms of Patreon. That is a little bit scary but also really exciting. I am an artist and proud to be one and I would love to share more of what I do with you. If you would like to check out my page and what I am offering you can head on over to:

Have a little watch of my video, it's probably easier for me to explain it to you that way...

I do hope you will take a look at my page even to just say Hi! and reassure me that I am doing the right thing lol! I will still be creating on YouTube but I can't afford to spend all my time on it. Whilst I do get paid for my posts the pay isn't loads, I will be dead honest with you...some months I get nothing, some months I get £60 which is their minimum pay out threshold and some months I get £100. On average I get £50 which isn't a lot when you think I didn't get anything until year 3! All those hours I put into it. The money I earn literally feeds my family so I need to do a combination of things to make a living. YouTube, On line courses, Pareon and the Mrs Brimbles online shop. 

In line with my Patreon and Online courses (more of those will be coming in the future) I would like to have a creative team and here is the call out...

Brimbles Art & Journal Creative Team Call

Do you love getting creative in your journals and notebooks? Are you social and like to interact with like-minded creative people? Do you enjoy sharing photos of your journals? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then you just might be the right fit for the Mrs Brimbles Art & Journal design team.

Let me tell you what it is all about

Every month I will be creating content via my Patreon platform. This will be a mix of art journal and art lessons as well as journal inspiration. This may be in my journal as one spread, several spreads or it could be a stand alone piece of art. There will also be digital copies of some of the artwork created that month that will be available for you to print and use in your journals and mixed media projects. This could be collage sheets, journal cards, anything created by me! (strictly reserved for personal use - no commercial reproduction).

I am looking for creative team members who will be able to watch my content and who will then create ‘something’ using some of the methods etc that I have shown. Your creations can be anything, it doesn’t have to be in a journal, it could be any mixed media project. You will be required to download and print the digital artworks / collage sheets and use those in your projects.

In addition to my Patreon I also have online courses that I run via my website. There is not a regular schedule to these, they are posted on an ad-hoc basis. As part of the Brimbles Creative Team I would be looking for you to take my past courses (at your own pace) and my future courses when they go live. Courses are self paced so you can do them online at any time. For future courses, you will be given advanced access so you are able to start the course before it goes live so that you can get a head start on your creating.

With regards to the Patreon content, I would be looking to receive photos of your creations on a regular basis with a blog post once a month.

In addition to receiving access to my Patreon and Courses as part of the creative team perks, you will have a permanent discount code for 25% off any purchases you would like to make at

The Brimbles
Art & Journal Creative Team is open to creative journal keepers and mixed media artists everywhere.

Being on the creative team also means that you will also get exposure for your blog / social media and your artistic talent! You will also have ‘presence’ on my blog for ever. The design team will run until 31st August 2018 and either party can resign / withdraw at any time without notice or reason.

What is required of you…
  • You will be required to create something(s) as a result of watching my monthly Patreon content which will also include the use of my digital ‘print at home’ artworks. From your creation(s) you will submit a blog post with photographs for inclusion on my blog: once a month (timetable to be agreed with the final team). With the same post (possible tailored to your audience) shared on your blog too and of course I will link back to you at all times.
  • You will be required to share at least 3 photos on your social media accounts regarding my Patreon content. This could be an ‘in progress’ shot of your creation, stylised photo of the collage material you have printed and perhaps your finished project / page.
  • You will be required to be active in the Mrs Brimbles Facebook group(s), sharing your creative posts in the group and helping to admin the group.
  • With regards to the courses I run, you will be required to share photos on your social media as you work through the course. A blog post per course will also be required.
  • Input ideas in to future courses and content


If you would like to apply please send an email to: with the subject CREATIVE TEAM CALL APPLICATION and include the following information but please keep it fairly brief and not reams and reams as I do read them all.

  • Your Name
  • Are you on any other design team? Please let us know who and what is required of you. Please check with that team regarding their policy on conflict of interest BEFORE submitting your application.
  • Country you live in (just so we know, this is not what we will be basing your submission on!)
  • Links / Addresses to your Blog, YouTube and social media accounts (Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, instagram etc). Please note that you do not need to have all of the aforementioned social media accounts, if you do that is great. The only prerequisite is that you have a blog for sharing your DT creations on. Your blog doesn't have to be long standing or have a huge following but you do need to have one.
  • What do you do creatively and why?
  •  Tell me a bit about you and why you would like to be on the creative team / what you could bring creatively to the team?
  • In your application please include photos of any of your creations that you think represents your best work. Please submit no more than 5, mimimum of 3, those 3 ideally being journal pages or artwork.

Closing Date for submitting your application is Sunday 18th June 2017.

Please note that I will not get back to you confirming the decision until after 18th June – I will need time to think and read through them all. I may get back to you sooner but don’t panic if you don’t hear until after 18th. You will know I have received your application as you will receive an email auto reply.

The successful applicant(s) will be emailed and will be announced on my blog and social media and you will be required to share your photo so we can all see who is who but you don’t need to worry about that until you are on the team.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch. Please email: using QUESTIONS – CREATIVE TEAM as your subject line. I will get back to you as soon as I can.

On application close, I will assess all of the applications together and then choose, which is most likely going to be very difficult! Just to clarify I will be selecting based on your creativity and the best fit for my style and not on your Country or the fact you don’t have a YouTube channel etc so please do not let that deter you from applying.

Good Luck and I can’t wait to see your entries!!

p.s. if you need any help or advice on how to apply to be on mine or any other design team, please read my blog post here:

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