Word of the Week

Word of the Week October 17-23: Exclaim

Word of the Week is designed to bring you a little luck and a lot of fun in the days to come. This week’s word is…

Word of the Week October 17-23: Exclaim

Exclaim

Make a statement with your actions this week that feels authentic. Embody your inner exclamation mark. Be loud! Be extravagant! Be okay with standing out!

Tip of the Week: Stay dependable this week! Keep your word and be on time for others.


Share how you channel your inner exclamation mark in the comments or on social media using the hashtag #WOTW2021!

Color in Practice: A Beginner’s Guide to Color Schemes

Color in Practice: A Beginner's Guide to Color Schemes

For creatives, color isn’t only pretty to look at. It’s a helpful tool that can be applied anywhere—from pulling off a daring #OOTD look, creating a successful brand identity, or giving your artwork some added sophistication. And nothing is more mesmerizing and inspiring than an amazing color scheme.

Color in Practice: A Beginner's Guide to Color Schemes

In this installment of my Color in Practice series, I’ll share how color theory helps us mix and match colors with confidence and share a few ideas for how to apply those color schemes to your work ASAP!

Previously:
Covered in This Post:
  1. How Do You Create a Color Scheme?
  2. Additional Resources
  3. Homework
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Word of the Week

Word of the Week October 10-16: Decide

Word of the Week is designed to bring you a little luck and a lot of fun in the days to come. This week’s word is…

Word of the Week October 10-16: Decide

Decide

Choices are only good if you can bank on them! Don’t be afraid to make a decisive move. The way forward is full of possibility no matter where you go or stay. No matter what you try or forgo. No matter who you befriend or unfollow. The experience shapes you either way.

Tip of the Week: Stay autonomous this week! Take the wheel and live your own life!


Share about a decision you’re thankful you made in the comments or on social media using the hashtag #WOTW2021!

Merch of the Month: October 2021

Mockup of a greeting card features the Winter Latte illustrated design from BumbleBess.com
Mockup of a greeting card features the Winter Latte illustrated design from BumbleBess.com
merch of the month selection for October 2021

A Cup of Good Cheer

Last year, I challenged myself to make art a priority and set a personal challenge in October to create beverage-themed illustrations. My Drinktober results were so fun that I made some of my favorites available on holiday stationery shortly after! Looking back after a year, I’m so proud of myself for letting loose, having fun, and making time for something I knew I wanted to improve in.

To Be – Passionate

Be Passionate
Be Passionate

BE PASSIONATE

❤️ love what you do
❤️ always be learning
❤️ keep moving forward
❤️ be willing to try and fail
❤️ remember your purpose

How do YOU stay passionate? Share your ideas in the comments!

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Color in Practice: Picking the Right Shade? Hue? Tone?

Color in Practice: Picking the Right Shade? Hue? Tone?

Color is a vital part of our daily life. It changes our mood, helps us stay organized, can draw our attention, or convey a message. And none of this happens by accident. If you’re curious about color or want to learn how to incorporate more of it into your creative work, I’m excited to share some of my knowledge in this short blog series, Color in Practice.

Color in Practice: Picking the Right Shade? Hue? Tone?

Today, I’ll start us off with a quick introduction to some basic color theory concepts and terminology, plus share my favorite tips for picking great color combinations.

Covered in This Post:
  1. What is Color Theory?
    • Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Colors
    • Hues, Tints, Tones, and Shades
  2. How Do I Choose the Right Color?
    • Using traditional colors
    • Using color to fulfill a design brief
    • Using color psychology and symbolism
    • Using color trends
  3. Homework
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