For Christmas Sean got me an iPad Pro with Apple Pencil and my first reaction wasn’t what he was expecting. I kept saying ‘It’s so big!” and thought about returning it the first couple days. BUT now, I can’t imagine my life without it!
Last week I signed up for a creative hand lettering course so I could learn how to use Procreate and it is SO COOL. The course ($45) is by Caroline Kelso Zook who has a website called Made Vibrant for creatives. I’ve subscribed to her for a few months and 💕 her work.
I’ve been staying up late drawing, then dreaming about drawing. I’m only just getting started and on part 2 of 4 in the course. I’m learning new things every day so you’ll start to see colourful creations pop up more and more. Using AirDrop to share seamlessly between iPhone, iPad, Macbook is so incredibly awesome.
YAY technology and internet and art.
I started my drawing blog ‘Borderline Artistic‘ back in 2008 when I got my 1st gen iPad. I loved that little thing. Remember Andy? Now with iPad Pro, I’m creating more than ever and I’m planning to update things around here with more art.
Went to Wake Up at Yoga Yoga this morning and had a coffee/croissant at Hale. Both places give me so much joy! Tonight is the media opening of Drake Commissary and I’m taking my yoga teacher, Sandy!
Today is going to be sunny to put a smile on your face and flash it around.
Sending you some sunshine through the internet, across the sky, right to your screen.
I PAID FOR THE COURSE WITH MY OWN MONEY FOR THE RECORD.
I really wanted to make some of these after seeing they looked pretty easy on Pinterest. AND WELL THEY WERE! Embot and I gave it a go this weekend so she could give one to Grandma for her 70th birthday this week.
I followed this video by by TO’s own Sorry Girls but I have a few tips to add because they made it look more graceful. 🤓
I used the smallest bag of sand concrete you can get at Canadian Tire. You mix it with water 4/1. We used old juice containers (ie. tetra pack bottoms) and put empty water bottles cut in half with a weight inside to hold the form. The bottle wise rise up without a weight. Next time I’ll round up some juice containers before we do it. The concrete can also be messy make sure you put something down on your work space and I high reco doing in the garage our outside.
One of the planters was made from a 2L pop bottle and it looks kinda neat because of the bottoms.The concrete takes 24 hours to dry. The water bottles inside the form were
kinda hard to get out so we’ll switch to paper cups next (they use Tim’s cups in the video).This was a last minute idea I was kinda just wingin’ it with what we had around the cottage. They still turned out fine!
I’ve been dying to get some copper (rose gold!) Krylon paint. I follow/girl crush on Tiffany Pratt and she’s been using it to paint things a lot lately. I put tape on the design I wanted and put on a couple thin coats of Krylon spray paint. Let it dry. Put a little succulent in it and VOILA you are DONE!
While I was on a roll this morning I gave my white ‘Damn Daniel‘ Vans a makeover. That meme is so 2016. They look great IRL. I’ve got a few more things planned for this paint. I love it!!!!!!
I’ve got a few more things planned for this paint. ROSE GOLD EVERYTHING haha.
If you have any questions or tips for me, I’m happy to hear ’em. I’m making this up as I go here just like you!
I mention a few things I love in this post like Vans, Canadian Tire, and Krylon paint, not sponsored but if you know them and they wanna hook a sista up, I WILL MAKE MORE THINGS. 😎✌🏼