What a month full of inspiration! Have you been joining in/following along with my #MakeYourMarkMarch Instagram art party/challenge [if you will]?! If not you are missing out on some visual deliciousness! Check out the feed + keep reading and I promise you that you will start to feel inspired to create!
I honestly wish I would have carved out more time for #MYMM each day [like I planned, like the calendar says]. Back to I am trying to find 'balance', as I am a marathon worker. Meaning, when I start painting or art making, I typically do it for long periods of time. Which means it happens less. This art party definitely inspired me to create more often, and everyday when I had people tagging me in their post I had a ping of guilt/urgency to get to my art journal ASAP!
For months now I have been 'planing' on opening up a shop on My Friend Court. I fully plan on doing that still, but in the mean time- all this art making has gotten me REALLY inspired, SOO I decided to open up a Print All Over Me shop + a Society6 shop for now. This way you can shop my prints, or have them printed/turned into things like cell phone covers, coffee mugs, throw pillows, dresses, skirts, bags, cards and more! I will do my best to up date these shops often with new art, as I make it.
***Please realize that all of these patterns are created by hand, then scaned into the computer. These are not computer generated patterns, so they are not PERFECT [I am not that kinda person, how do you even use a computer or a ruler for that matter?!? I heart paintbrush!!!]
Below are a few of my favorite things from the shops. I haven't orderd anything yet- but fully plan on it, and of course will share about it here :)
Also, if you know of a print/piece of art that I have posted before that you would like to see in one of these shops, email me [email@example.com] about it and I'd love to help you out! If you order something and post it online please use the hashtag #ShopMFC so I can see!
And a few of my favorites from the #MakeYourMarkMarch hashtag feed are below....These are just screen shots from my phone obviously, but if you see yours OR even if you don't [I couldn't get everyone!], but you played along, PLEASE leave a comment with your blog in the comments below [if you have one]! I would love to build community here on the blog as well as Instagram! Over my spring break, I fully plan on creating a seperate page here, on the blog for #MakeYourMark and any other art challenges we do in the future!
This challenge TOTALLY inspired me this month. If you are feeling the same way, talk to me! I'm trying to dream up my next challenge and would love your input! E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below!
[ click on artwork below to go to the artist's Instagram ]
Soo sorry I couldn't show everyones work here, but I promise to get that page up in running soon- which will feature a live stream of the #MakeYourMark feed.
BIG thanks to all the gals who participated in this first months art party! I am literally BLOWN AWAY by the turn out. and most importantly I feel soo inspired, and I can just feel it all around! We had gal's from all over the world joining + spreading the word! It makes my heart and my eyes sooo happy!
I created the calendar at the top of the page to keep us inspired during the month of April. I honestly wasn't sure if I was going to do another month of this or not- but I asked, and the response was to keep going. I already know that come May, I want to switch things up a bit- but continue to challege myself and you gals, to continue to create daily....so we will see what happens! Until then, keep joining the art party when you can + make sure you invite a friend!
Paint with me :
Let's be Friends!
D.I.Y. : Eyeball Clutch
#OWWWA : Frank Stella
Currently on the Gram :