Checking in for a quick Vlog, where I answer Patricia of @questionable7 ? about cleaning her paint tray + checking to see if its 'safe' for her drain?!
Watch the vlog below, if you liked it or found it helpful do me a favor and share it with a friend, tweet it, or post it of fb! :*
And of course...if you have a ? that you'd like me to answer, leave it in the comments below- or email me at Courtney@myfriendcourt.com!
Psst! : Click to click the link below :)
Hey gals + HAPPY #OnWednesdaysWeWearART day!!!
YES- you're reading it correctly- my weekly feature I like to call “On Wednesdays We Wear ART” is BACK! For those of you new around here, let me tell yuh about it + check out all my post from last ‘school year’ here.
‘On Wednesday’s We Wear ART’ is a series I started last year [about this time] where on Wednesdays I post an outfit I’ve worn inspired by an artist or piece of art. Its my spin on the movie ‘Mean Girls’ ‘On Wednesdays we wear pink!”. I took a little blogging break from it this summer but I really do enjoy this weekly post, as fashion has always been a hobby/interest of mine and it is a fun + different way to be inspired.
I of course would love it if you joined in on the fun! Check out the hashtag #OnWednesdaysWeWearART to see how others have been inspired- like Liv of @UnbelievablyHuman or Jennifer of @HellRazor [who posted all summer long too! Dedication]! For me its been a really fun way to dress up and let my wardrobe inspire me in new ways!
SOO ANYWHO, this week the artist Martha Moore Porter is my inspiration for this post and she is such a fun and whimsical artist [and gal] who ooooozes in her own personal style + vision. I discovered her some time in the past year, when creating my Print All Over Me account- as she was the featured designer at the time. After a little inter-web stalkin’ I realized that she was also the master mind behind my FAVORITE KATE SPADE SATURDAY dress of ALL TIME! [see the picture of her in it below, the one with paint splotches]. If you’ve been reading for a while you know of my achilles heel for Kate Spade. It really sadden me when KS Saturday shut down, and I never even got my paws on this dress! Whomp, whomp!
Martha, or actually in my head ‘Buried diamond’ [her Instagram name] currently pursues her own brand full time [#girlBOSS] and has taken to creating fun + whimsy jewelry + charms + accessories + textiles! Check out her shop here, and her website here AND of course go follow her on insta for endless colorful inspiration!
Today, I am inspired by her wonderful + playful use of color and her HANDS! Not the ones attached to her body [that’d be kinda creepy] but the ones she makes as charms! They remind me of my all time favorite artist + girl boss Frida Kahlo- who just so happens to be the very FIRST inspiration for this series, see it here [life always comes full circle- ;P right?!].
See how Martha inspired me for this post below, and as always-a huge thanks to my boyfriend and oh so talented photographer Chris Burden for shooting this series for me :-* [check out his site here.] We have fun collaborating + seeking out spots to shoot #OnWednesdaysWeWearArt together!
A N D, basically everything I am wearing was made/designed by some artisan. My dress is my design [or the print] and can be purchased here. My necklace is from 31 Bits [you may remember my post from this summer], which is a jewelry company whose jewelry is handmade in Uganda- read more about it here. And these Oh so cool watches are made/designed out of WOOD from these fellas in North Carolina, SPGBK [for men + women] read more about their story here + check out their Instagram here. You will be sure to NEVER blend in with these echo friendly fashion [+function] watches + necklaces + dress ;P AND you will be supporting other artists with a passion + purpose. If you ask me, thats a good reason to shop! hehe! [psst! : my shoes are from Asos]
Well I hope you enjoyed this post + are feeling inspired AND I really hope to see some new friends join in on my little fashion challenge! #OnWednesdaysWeWearART
Happy MOANday :)
Today I am sharing with you my favorite types of acrylic paints in my vlog!
Here is the list of paints I mention in the video :
-Golden Heavy body
-Golden Fluid [I said liquid]
-Golden transparent [high flow- I didn't say that in the video]
-Liqutex heavy body
-Martha Stewart craft paints
Psst! : Have you signed up for my Brit+Co Intro to Acrylic painting class?! If not, what are you waiting for?!? For a limited time, all of Brit+Co's online classes are 25% off!!!! I can't wait to see what you create!
We are half way through the month of August. so I wanted to stop in to share my art journal entries thus far for #MakeYourMarkAUG
I shared a few of these on Instagram, but a lot of these should look new to you!
Also, remember this month marks 6 months of creating daily with #MakeYourMark art challenges, so I've teamed up with the gals over at Blue Sky Papers to giveaway one of their leather artisan journals, just like the one to the above :)
To enter the giveaway, simply participate in the challenge and make sure you tag + follow @myfriendcourt + @blueskypapers in each one of your post! AND its never too late to join in on the fun!
Paint with me :
Let's be Friends!
D.I.Y. : Eyeball Clutch
#OWWWA : Frank Stella
Currently on the Gram :