January's End of Month Blog Wrap Up!
Check out what January brought and what February is going to bring!
Hashtags like #handlettering has over 8 million posts! Which is great, but will most likely be hard for your post to get featured under the Top of the list. It’s sad, but if you don’t have a huge following with high engagement, its most likely your post will be lost under the millions of users using this hashtag.
Hand lettering Challenges are great practice for beginners to develop their personal lettering style.
2017 is the year of the Rooster! The practice of Feng Shui has been around for over 5000 years! Discover how Feng Shui-ing and art design principals are alike.
Ok, but seriously, there are many reasons I love Washi Tape
And there are all sorts of crafts you can do with it.. I mean, come on, what is there NOT to love about washi tape, that is the real question here?
Valentine’s day is creeping up, so I thought I’d share a simple wahi tape valentine card craft.
This craft is SUPER easy, all I used was:
blank white card from Michael's
Pens for hand-lettering.
This card is great for a special friend, coworker, teacher, or neighbor. It would be great for just about anyone really.. I mean, come on… who doesn’t like receiving a lovely homemade card, especially when it's made with washi tape?
I stumbled upon the animated/painted movie Loving Vincent from the retro/modern Palm Theater. This theater is like an hour away from me. I haven't been there YET, but you can bet that I will be making a visit there soon.
I'm not one to keep up with current movie releases so needless to say, I'm out of the movie loop. When I heard of Loving Vincent, I was instantly interested and when I found out that the animation was painted! That really had me!
Sadly, I missed the showings at The Palm Theater, but found out that I can watch it from the comfort of my home on YouTube! Wha?? streaming movies from YouTube! This is news to me! When did this happen?
I haven't had a chance to watch this movie yet as it's the weekend and my family is home from work and school. I'm looking forward to Monday morning and a quiet house all to myself when I can sit, watch, and cry uninterrupted.
Have you ever head of The Artist's Way, by Julia Cameron?
It's a "course in discovering and recovering your creative self." Definitely sounds like a book for me.
I found out about The Artist's Way, on a Feng Shui sight The Tao of Dana. I LOVE this site, it's full of Feng Shui tips! Anyways, I was on this site and bought Dana's Feng Shui 101 eBook. I was digging into it, you know, to find tips on how Feng Shui can help with creativity... which led me to an old webinar Dana did waaaaay back in 2013 (watch it HERE, it's free, just have to register for it, which is super easy). In the webinar Dana mentions this book An Artist's Way, and briefly explained how it really transformed her creativity. Just with this very brief introduction to this book I was sold and ordered it that night and it arrived on my door step this afternoon!
As I read The Basic Principles, I was taken aback.. whoa.. it kinda has me worried.
In the basic principles it states that this process can cause defiance, anger, and grief.. whaaa? wait a minute... by the way Dana talked about it, I thought this was going to be a super fun experience... (damn my impulsiveness and to Amazon for making my impulsive purchase so easy!! #first_world_problems).
Although it looks like it's going to challenge me in ways that will be uncomfortable, I'm going to go though the book's 12 week process. After all, I've bought the book and the two workbooks to boot.. so, I'm gonna give it a go.
Wish me luck!