Week Thirteen

Wow, guys. In the span of a week, it feels like our whole world has been turned upside-down.

In many ways, what we’re going through will change us forever. In small ways and in significant ways. My hope is that this has some lasting effects that change us for the better. I don’t want to downplay the tragic, scary, unknown parts of going through this pandemic, but I see so much good happening at the same time. I see people trying to help each other cope as best they can. I see accommodations being made for those in more vulnerable situations. I see people focusing more on their families, their homes, and themselves. I see people offering up themselves to help make this “stay-at-home time” more positive, more full of life, color, learning, creativity, and hope. And I foresee people learning how to live a little more simply and think about what we really NEED in our lives. 

With all the uncertainty, I try to remain hopeful about where we’ll be as a world when we come out on the other side (whenever that may be). Try to spread as much goodness and compassion as you can right now. Share your art, share your knowledge, share your experiences. It’s true, we’re all being separated from each other right now, but we are all in this TOGETHER.

Everyday this past week, I’ve done a live stream of me drawing. On Friday, I even held my first-ever live Procreate workshop! I’m getting to connect with you, talk about what’s going on with me, answer your questions, and put some creative light out into the world. It has been as helpful to me as I hope it has been to you. I’m not a doctor, I can’t save lives, but I can help by making lives richer with creativity. It all matters.

What to Do

  • We are currently living through incredibly an historic time. In times such as these, artists and creators have the unique ability to make the real, raw documentation that we’ll look back on years from now. Create something, be it drawing, writing, or other creative outlet, to express your current situation and how you feel about what is going on around you and in your own life. 

    This, my friends, is what Making Art Everyday has been preparing you for. The purpose of MAE is to hone your skills by drawing a wide range of subject matter, and to practice, practice, practice. So when the time comes that you have something within you that you want to express or create, you have the skills to do it. And THAT kind of art is more important than following any prompt list. 

Join me for more livestream drawing

Stay tuned for more live draw videos where we can hang and draw together, I can answer your questions, and show you some cool Procreate tips and tricks! I’ve been going live during the week around 10 or 11 am PST. 

Where to Watch

Watch on Instagram: @bardotbrush
Watch on Facebook in the Procreate Community and Making Art Everyday // Bardot Brush Groups.

A few past Live Streams

March Prompts

Alphabet + Illustration

This is it! The last week of Alphabet + Illustration month. If you need a refresher on instructions for the MAE Prompts this month, see the blog post of the week 10 email

We have one extra day more than letters in the alphabet, so you get a bonus day to catch-up on any letters you may have missed -OR- create a cover design for your ABC book! Pick a title and create a fun illustration to use for your cover. Don’t forget to include your name on the cover! Here is a great article by Natalie Merheb with some great tips for children’s book cover design.

Print Your ABC Book with Mixbook!

If you’ve finished all your letters and you want to print them as a real-life book you can hold in your hands, I’ve partnered with Mixbook to get you 40% off your first 6×6 or 8×8 custom-printed book. 

*40% off your first 6×6 or 8.5×8.5 book. Offer expires May 31. 

I’ve created an article detailing the process of how to use the Mixbook designer to order your ABC book. Its really easy and so fun to see all your artwork come together as pages in a book. Click the button below to read!

When your new book arrives, PLEASE SHARE! We want to see! Share in the MAE // BB Facebook Group and on Instagram (Use #bardotbrush and #makingarteverydayand tag @bardotbrush and @lisabardot) I just ordered mine and I can’t wait to share it with you when it arrives!

Week 13 | March 23-29

Alphabet Part 4

Mon: U
Tue: V
Wed: W
Thu: X
Fri: Y
Sat: Z
Sun: catch-up or book cover

You can access each week’s prompts at makingarteveryday.com

We’ve got a Facebook group just for participants of Making Art Everyday and all things Bardot Brush! Come join our group of supportive artists of all skill levels, share your work, ask questions, and be a part of the community!

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