Week fifty-one

I sent an email out this week with the 2021 Making Art Everyday survey and I have been LOVING reading your responses and feedback!

This time of year is always exciting because I get to plan a ton of fun stuff for the year to come. When I started this project back in 2019, I had no idea it’d be going strong after all this time (we’re about to start year FOUR) or how many people would join in! I’m still so blown away by it all. MAE is a lot of consistent work to put together and keep running, but it always feels worth it when I hear how much it has helped in your lives.

And after reading your feedback, I have so many great ideas brewing for what 2022 will hold! I look forward to making MAE more accessible to all who wish to participate, no matter how much time you can dedicate to it. Fun new prompts and revisits of old favorites. Plus lots more ways to learn! I cannot wait to share all the details about next year’s MAE.

If you missed the survey, I would LOVE to hear from you about what you want to see happening with MAE in the new year. Click the button below to take the survey!

December's Theme:


Week 51: Sweets & Sweaters

This week it seems there are a lot of sugary food-based holidays (but who’s complaining?) I hope you enjoy drawing sweet treats this week…but if you’re feeling adventurous…how about a monkey wearing an ugly Christmas sweater, baking up a storm of delicious goodies after a day of looking for a tree to trim with holiday decor! However you decide to interpret the prompts, I think you’ll have a lot of have fun!

As a reminder, each prompt this month is an actual holiday that occurs on that day in December!

The Prompts

Week 51 | dec 13 - 19

sweets & sweaters

Mon: National Cocoa Day
Tue: Monkey Day
Wed: National Cupcake Day
Thu: Chocolate Covered Anything  Day
Fri: National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
Sat: Bake Cookies Day
Sun: Look for an Evergreen Day

This piece was drawn using my Pencil Box brush set for Procreate.

You can access each week’s prompts, with links to reference photos, at makingarteveryday.com

This Week's Tutorial

Live Tutorial! DATE at TIME PST


The best place to catch the live stream is on the Bardot Brush YouTube Channel. Don’t forget: You can watch or re-watch the previous livestreams on my tutorials page on Bardot Brush!

Monday is National Cocoa Day! My Pixel Art tutorial has real-time instructions for drawing this adorable mug of your preference of hot beverage. Be sure to snag my FREE Pixel Art brushes before you start watching!

Looking to brush up on your Procreate skills? In this video, you’ll learn 30 different Procreate gestures and shortcuts that will save you time and help you become a master Procreate artist. I’ll show you how to manipulate the interface, organize brushes and files, invoke secret menus, speed up your workflow, and more.


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This Month's Progress Tracker

You can always download the current month’s Progress Tracker at bardotbrush.com/progress

(its a .Procreate file, so you can keep track of your progress right in Procreate!)

You’ll find instructions about how to use the Tracker at the link above. I even made you a star stamp brush for you to use! It’s my Procreate version of a gold star sticker.

Share and Connect with other MAE Artists

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Making Art Everyday is brought to you by me, Lisa Bardot!

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