My new class is live on Skillshare!
Learn how to create expressive floral illustrations using brush pens as watercolors, and brighten up your creative life with these fun blooms.Read More
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
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
I've always been fascinated with the idea of keeping an art journal, but the perfectionist in me was hesitant to start one. What if I totally mess up a page? What if I can't keep up with it regularly? What if I can't find a way to write down what I did that day in a way that's totally cute and cool and Instagram-worthy?Read More
Watercolor galaxies are absolutely mesmerizing to look at, but they can be super tricky to create yourself. After years of experimenting with creating these galaxies, I finally tested a set 'process' for bringing a galaxy to life using watercolors and some acrylic paint.Read More
Helllllo all! Today's blog post is really fun and exciting because I'm sharing my experience filming a lettering class with Brit + Co in San Francisco!
In January, I had the opportunity to fly to California to film this class with my *dream* people. Brit + Co is such a prolific company in the DIY and blogging world, not only providing free content for their readers, but contracting teachers in alllll kinds of fields to teach a class on something their readers want to learn.Read More
Hey y'all! Today, I am sharing a much-requested video and blog post about my DIY, affordable (aka: kind of ugly) camera set-up.
When I first purchased my Canon camera for filming tutorial videos and classes, I quickly discovered that just a tripod (albeit a really nice one) simply wasn't cutting the mustard for filming a bird's eye view of my desk for both videos and flat lays.
Hey y'all! I'm back on the blog (after almost two months...wow.) with a brand new watercolor illustration tutorial. You may have noticed that I've been posting video tutorials now instead of my previous photo format. This is for two reasons: it's a better learning experience for you, and a much easier teaching experience for me! And that's why I'm so excited for today's Cactus illustration----it's EASY PEASY BABY.Read More
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