This year I've been doing some reflecting but I've also been pretty busy working on a brand new adventure; putting my Finding Your Creative Voice Course online (set to launch March 9!). At first I was completely overwhelmed because the project seemed so large and I didn't even know where to begin. It was just a huge mess in my mind! I began to realize, I could either fight with this feeling and waist a lot of time and energy needing to perfectly understand and control every detail or I could just jump into the huge mess and play around.Read More
It starts with an inkling… an idea…what if I tried THIS? Maybe you want to try a new medium or you haven’t drawn in a really long time and feel like giving it a go. Maybe you saw an ad for a ceramics class and thought it would be fun. I believe that there is always a reason that we are drawn to try new creative things. Our Inner artist is always looking for new ways to be inspired. Even if you don’t feel like you are creative, there is a voice inside of you that wants to explore.
This summer I was featured on the Adobe Creative Cloud blog! In the article I talk about the creative process and how to make the most out of your spontaneous inspiration by using Adobe Capture app! Read the post here.
Awhile back, as you may remember, I had created my first tutorial because I was really loving using the new Adobe Capture App in my work flow. This is an app which allows you to take your sketches or drawings and create vector images of them. You can also create color palettes and brushes. It's really fun and easy to use!Read More
So why is taking time off so good for our creative brain? Even if you don’t THINK that you are creative… you are. In whatever job you have, you think in a creative way, come up with solutions to problems, find patterns. Those are all creative ways of thinking. Our capacity for output is only as good as our input. We spend so much time working and thinking about work that our brains get overloaded with information. Everyone needs a different amount of free time for their brain to sort through all of that information, but everyone does need some time.Read More
I finished the second part of my demo on how to use Adobe Capture CC and Adobe Illustrator to create repeatable patterns from your drawings. In this video you will learn how to use the Live Paint tool and the Pattern tool to color your shapes and then turn them into a repeatable pattern. It's really fun and easy, enjoy!Read More