Want to live a more creative life?
Over the last 2 months I’ve been actively pursing my passion for painting and calligraphy.
I’ve never felt like I was a creative person, but for the last 5 years, I’ve felt this void and desired to add more creativity to my life.
In April I attended the SNAP conference where extremely talented DIY, Food and sewing bloggers gather. Since then, I’ve spent an hour every day practicing calligraphy, sketching or painting. Then about 2 weeks ago, I started reading BIG MAGIC and it has been so inspiring. There are so many barriers that we put up when it comes to creativity, thinking I’m too old or I’m not good enough. The book gave me permission to live a more creative life.
About 2 weeks ago, I found the Creative Bug site as I was searching google for “watercolor tutorials”. After watching a lot of great YouTube videos, I wanted something more and Creative Bug has a huge library of online classes. It only costs $47 for the WHOLE YEAR to watch their videos.
Here are some of my paintings.
Are you ready to live a more creative life?
You can do this!
Go for it!
As part of my desire to learn more, I’ve participating in the Creative Bug 30-day challenge, where you paint something everyday. Would you want to join me? It would be so fun to have a friend to do it together with.
In this 30-day painting challenge, Jennifer Orkin Lewis (known as Augustwren on Instagram) draws inspiration from objects found in real life and imagination. Using gouache and watercolor, she demonstrates her approach to painting without fear and reminds us that it’s never too late to start painting. Jennifer started her daily painting practice three years ago, painting for just thirty minutes every day. In that time, she has cultivated the loose, colorful style that she’s known for, inspiring thousands of people along the way.
- Paint 30 different objects using gouache and watercolor
- Mix colors on the paper
- Paint from your imagination
- Paint from real life
- Cold press paper (Jennifer uses a Strathmore 500 series mixed media book)
- Pencil (Jennifer uses a 2H)
- Watercolors (Jennifer uses a Sakura Koi travel watercolor kit)
- Gouache (Jennifer uses Winsor Newton gouache)
- Brushes: Size 1 liner and Size 2, 4, 6, and 8 round brushes
- Dr. Ph. Martin’s bleed-proof white ink
- Small jars with lids (for mixing custom colors)
I’ve found Michael’s stores to have a great supply of these items.
(Disclaimer: there are affiliate links below. I make a small percentage back if you register for the class, but this is something I use daily and think it’s worth every single dollar spent, otherwise we wouldn’t recommend it on the Go Adventure Mom site.)