YO daily

bright pastels

Pastels, I must admit I'm quite mixed on them, but get the right combination and they can really stand out.  I loved this Pastel palette from The Colour Lab and I have used these colours in many a wedding over the years.  What pastel shades do you like?

motivation Monday


– Arthur Ashe

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    how to draw any flower

    Last week I took part in an amazing international workshop, where 35 amazing artists and entreprenuers came together to teach a huge arts and crafts loving commnunity some of there techniques and skills.  It was such a joy to learn new skills and just enjoy painting and drawing without the pressure of it being a commission. I learned so many new skills that I can't wait to implement in my day job.  This Workshop taught me how to draw flowers, and the four step approach was eye opening and a game changer! 

    Lesson by Shayda Campbell

    tip tuesday

    Only invite the people you both have talked to in the last two years to keep your guest list from becoming out of control.

    This is a good tip, what's the point of inviting people to share your most special day, if you don't even talk to them anymore?  You want to be surrounded by people you love and who love you and support you both. 

    Black and white lettering composition

    This was from another great class on the Workshop Week.  I love fonts and I'm always seeking out new ones to use in my work. Therefore, learning how to draw my own was real bonus.  Slow and steady wins the race here, it's all about laying everything out first to make sure the composition works, the get creative! 

    Lesson by Lisa Chang


    “Love starts as a feeling, But to continue is a choice; And I find myself choosing you, More and more every day.”

    - Justin Wetch, Bending The Universe

    urban sketching

    I really enjoy drawing and painting wedding venues, so this lesson on urban sketching was fantastic for learning how to properly layout using the vanishing point effectively, but also just going with the flow and learning that perfection isn't always necessary to create the right look.  This took me out of my comfort zone for a bit, but once I got in the swing of things, I really enjoyed it. 

    Lesson by Peggy Dean

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      Throwback to 2014, I loved making these cute pastel Favour  Jars with Kraft Card to finish that rustic look and polka dot jar toppers.

      fancy drop cap lettering

      I have always loved carnival fonts, so to have the opportunity to draw one of my own was a real treat.  It was really interesting learning the composition technique and work that goes into designing just one letter, but those skills learned can be transferred onto other letters. I also had fun getting covered in black pen, sometimes you just have to go with the flow! 

      Lesson by Hayley Barry

      Question friday

      How do we find the best venue?

      It depends on the size of your wedding and location, of course, but it’s recommended reaching out to several venues for quotes to get you started.

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        ice and a slice

        These cute cards feature a print of a watercolour painting of a slice of lemon, or slice of tomato or slice of cucumber (painted by me!) and each has it's own slogan,

        "You say tomato....I say Bloody Mary!"

        "When life gives you lemons....Choose your gin wisely!"

        "Cucumber and Gin...makes magic water! "

        The image is printed on white recycled card and has a white recycled envelope.

        The card is 12.5 cm x 12.5 cm


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