After some conversation on my Instagram stories about how the type of work I do as an artist, it prompted me to think about a percentage breakdown of the ways I bring income in through Kiley in Kentucky.Read More
Over the past few years, I’ve ‘honed’ the skill of shopping second-hand. I still have SO much to learn when it comes to shopping and finding truly great pieces.. but, I’ve got so much to share with you about what has been really working for me.Read More
This blog post is a two-fer!
Not only did I want to share what lettering and drawing supplies I keep with me at all times, but I get to share my first sewing project! Feat. Brooklyn Fabric collection by Kelly Parker SmithRead More
Walking around Charleston, I snapped photos of every building and scene that inspired me, and I’ve used those photos to create color palettes I am so excited to use in my art or simply stick in my Pinterest mood boards for future home inspo. You’re welcome to use them too, in whatever way you please, just make sure to tag me so I can see what you come up with!Read More
Make your Instagram as artsy as you with these 12 free Instagram Story Highlight Icons! Download the files and add them to your stories so you can have eye-catching, fun highlight covers that show off the parts of your business (or life, or whatever) you want your audience to take note of!Read More
It's my birthday month!
To celebrate, I designed some fun and simple celebration cards that I am offering for free download! These cards can be printed at home for free (as many times as you want) and used to celebrate birthdays, milestones, or any other cause for celebration!Read More
Lately I've been all about graphic t-shirts, but I've also been all about saving money. And because I don't own a Cricut or a Silhouette machine, I can't make cute vinyl t-shirts with my own lettering/designs like I see so many of my crafty friends doing on Instagram!Read More
Lately, I've been playing with various ways to bring my two favorite forms of art together: "abstract" acrylic painting and lettering. Lots of artists I follow on Instagram do this brilliantly (my favorite being Caroline of Made Vibrant), but I am searching for my own brand of art that mixes these two loves of mine!
With the help of some gorgeous Walnut Hollow pieces, I am getting closer and closer to finding my favorite new style!Read More
Today, I'm talking must-have beginner brush lettering supplies. There are really only a few things you need to get started in brush lettering, and guess what: it won't break your break if you decide brush lettering isn't your thing!Read More
Today, I am giving *my answer* to a question I receive A.LOT. And that is: when should I lift my pen? Is there a rule? What's the deal?
Honestly, the thought never crossed my mind when I began lettering almost 3 years ago. I immediately approached lettering with a 'I'm going to hold my pen and use the pen however I want as long as it looks good at the end' kind of thought process. And while that is a flawed thought process in some ways, in other ways, it has helped me develop my own style in the end, and I'm thankful for that!
I've heard of letterers using Crayola Markers for a while, but I always kind of thought...meh, I don't really care to try that. However, I was recently perusing the craft section of my local grocery store and I saw the prettiest set of Crayola Supertips Markers and some of the colors just called out to me. So I picked them up and tested them out!Read More