Hello my creative friends!
I'm so thrilled and honored to be a part of Tamara Laporte's Life Book 2018! Tam is so fabulous and she has created such a beautiful and nurturing community! This week my bonus lesson is being featured on Life Book. If you haven't signed up, it's not too late! You can sign up here.
June is the month of Healing, Transformation & Magic on Life Book, where we are working with the Inner Critic. In my bonus lesson, "Medal Charms", we will work to identify negative self talk and transform those thoughts into words of inspiration and affirmation. Once we identify our personal healing words, we will etch them onto metal to create charms that can be attached to your journal -- a sort of ‘medal' to encourage a positive mindset when the inner critic pays a visit.
One of my words is COURAGE. I keep my medal charm in my studio as a reminder that putting art out into the world takes much COURAGE. I've got some big plans I'm working on for the latter part of 2018, but recently, I've pulled together an abstract art collection.
Some of you may not know, but I am an indie artist on Minted.com. Minted holds various art and design challenges where voters in the Minted Community rate the best pieces in a highly competitive process. I submitted my artwork among 5500+ submissions from artists all over the world. I was honored that my piece, "Somewhere" was selected among the winning pieces! It is the first piece in my newest collection -- a watercolor wash series, available now in my Minted shop. The collection consists of four different prints available in a variety of color options.
I am also in the process of a beach-inspired collection that will be available later this month. These two collections will be the last of my abstract art pieces as I begin to transition into portrait and figurative artwork. Very excited about this transition...and again, I keep my little medal charm of COURAGE by my side as I begin to transition into a new area of growth in my art journey,
As I announced earlier this month, I was invited to be a part of the 21 SECRETS SUMMER STUDIO where I will be teaching as part of the Just Add Water team. In my lesson, I will lead you through my process in creating a sparkly galaxy effect using traditional watercolors along with the Finetec gold watercolor palette. Then we will pair this effect with the pointed pen to design a favorite quote. It could be a quote about stars, magic, the galaxy, unicorns --- or whatever magical, special quote you want to use!
If you're looking for more hand lettering projects, you may be interested in my book, Hand Lettering Step by Step: Techniques & Projects to Express Yourself Creatively (Sixth & Spring, February 2018). I will guide you in how to create your own masterpieces using hand lettering, brush lettering, and pointed pen calligraphy. My book contains more than 20 projects including wedding invitations, gold foil, temporary tattoos, address stamps, and a custom family tree.
Wishing everyone a wonderful week! xo