I am once again running my most popular class, Summer of Love! I have re-photographed the entire class with better quality images and updated the private blog! You can see what past students have done here and here.
Follow along on an adventurous two weeks worth of art journaling and photography. Kara has crafted a dynamic class for recording your summer and all its magical details. The class is formatted with three journaling prompts and daily night photography prompts and tutorials for two weeks worth of content. The class is created so you can work at your pace OR have a whirlwind two weeks of art.
Summer of Love also includes step by step instructions to create vintage book art journals and friendship bracelets binding.
This live, online class includes:
- 30 journaling prompts
- 18 photography prompts and techniques
- Daily art journaling techniques
- Vintage mini book and binding tutorials
- Video tutorial
- Email access to Kara
- A downloadable PDF of the entire class once the class concludes!
Note: You can begin and finish the class whenever it starts. The private blog site will be up for one year and you will also be able to download a printable PDF the entire class. You could purchase it now and not start until next summer or you could purchase in two weeks and begin then! It is a seasonal class, so you’ll want to record your summer sooner rather than later though! Also, if you purchased the live class last year, the password is the same if you’d like to participate in it again. Purchase here.
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably already seen these phone photos I took of a little trip I took to the Oregon coast this past weekend. My parents and little brother came to town and we drove to Seaside and Astoria for two nights. I always love the Oregon coast and the weekend away provided some good thinking and family-time. (I edited these photos with the VSCOcam app, it is gorgeous by the way!)
This is the second-to-last group of my grandmother’s polaroids (you can see more here and here) I’ll be sharing on the blog. Again, I don’t know where these are taken, though I wish I did. I really like looking back on these polaroids, they remind me of what I think is important in my life — travel, art, family. And the clouds in some of them? Stunning.
MyFonts is usually my go-to place for purchasing fonts. Occasionally, certain font families will have one weight (out of a family of many weights) that is free. It’s a nice way to test drive fonts and add some nice quality fonts to your collections. These are a few of my favorites! (To get the font, scroll to the $0 link, add to cart, and download).
Jada, one of last month’s advertisers, has been a long-time blog friend. We started college around the same time and it’s been fun and encouraging to follow Jada along in our similar life paths. Jada runs a blog called Minestrone Soup for the Soul and is on her way to visit South Africa this fall to volunteer and teach and then eventually head to Romania to work in an orphanage there! Jada’s raising funds via GoEnnounce to fill in the gaps for what she has left to raise.
From Jada’s page — “I’m a college student, but I’m taking a gap year to do some soul searching. Education is a very important part of my life, but I discovered that learning is more than just being in a classroom. I wanted to go out, and explore to find out what is there to experience and breathe in. As a full time college student, I have worked a vast number of jobs to support me along the line of student debt (babysitting, retail, food, SAT tutor), and I still don’t have enough saved up for this trip. I would appreciate any kind of support.”
Learn more about Jada at her blog and visit her GoEnnounce page. Best of luck, Jada!
Since school got out I’ve been spending a lot of time working on freelance and other projects at home and haven’t spend much time… not at home. My roommates don’t usually come home until evening and I usually get a little crazy by myself all day. I’ve been trying to find cheap or free reasons to leave the house for short periods of time. I get free admission to the Portland Art Museum because of my school ID and I embarrassingly hadn’t visited since I moved here! So I headed over the museum last Friday afternoon and lazied through the mostly vacant museum. I really enjoy going to museums myself and had a lot of similar feelings to when I went to the MoMA by myself years ago. Even though they are currently in between exhibitions, it was a really lovely and inspiring afternoon.