Week fourty

The creative process is a rollercoaster.

Did you hear the news? I released my new brush set! The creative process can be a doozy, and, if you’ve been following along, you know this one was no exception. It’s always a rollercoaster of emotions: from energetic to exhausted, from confident to insecure and full of self-doubt, from drowning in the depths of the workload to lost in the euphoric state of creative flow, from stress and pressure to relief, achievement, and satisfaction. It’s THIS process, ALL OF IT, that I love about the act of creating. If it were not for the struggle, the self-doubt, and the despair, the accomplishment would not be so triumphant. Keep that in mind, when your creative endeavors have you feeling discouraged. Follow through; your persistence will be worth it!

What to Do

  • Take a moment to reflect on your past creative undertakings. Recall those moments when it became difficult and, more importantly, how you felt when you pushed through the challenges and created something you were really proud of. Remember that feeling the next time you want to give up. Recognize that it’s all a part of the process. 

In case you missed it, my new brush set is for Procreate artists who love texture and making expressive and colorful artwork. Introducing Artist’s Pastels! It’s been so fun seeing the artwork you all have been creating so far with the set! I’m blown away! Click here to check out the set. I think you’re gonna love it! 

Wednesday September 30th, at 10:00 am PDT 

And if you’re eager to learn more about how to use the Artist’s Pastels, I’m doing a Live Tutorial this week teaching all about how to make pastel paintings in Procreate. I hope you’ll join us!

October Prompts

genres & perspectives

I’m excited to announce this month’s theme:


I think you’re going to have a lot of fun with these. For the first week of the month, our theme is Mystery. Think detectives and investigations, incessant observation, and puzzling together the clues. When attempting to solve a mystery, it’s essential to look at the situation from different perspectives. Which leads me to this month’s “plus”…


Your extra challenge this month is to compose your artwork using unusual or unexpected perspectives. What if you drew from the viewpoint of an insect? Or a giant? How about peeping through a keyhole or looking into a reflection? What interesting ways could you use framing in your artwork, such as looking through a window or peering through the trees? How could you play with scale? Make something extra huge, or imagine it in miniature. To give you some ideas and inspire you, I put together a Pinterest board of artwork with unique perspectives: 

Week 40 | sept 28-oct 4


Mon: magnifying glass
Tue: fingerprints
Wed: flashlight
Thu: map
Fri: clue
Sat: notebook
Sun: detective

You can access each week’s prompts, with links to reference photos, 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!