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Week fifty-two

Seeing the number 52 as a part of this email and the realization that a new year is mere days away has me reflecting on 2021 as a whole.

This year has been a challenging one for me for many reasons. I’ve struggled in ways I never have before, and I often think about how that has impacted me creatively. Everything I’ve been going through has undoubtedly taken a toll on the amount of time I’ve spent on personal creative projects this year. But then I think about the times I did do it, and I realize those were filled with joy, focus, fulfillment, and most importantly, peace. And for me, I’m pretty sure it’s been that way for as long as I can remember; that’s why creativity is so important to me.

Going into the new year, I want my creative practice to be a more intentional form of self-care vs. an indulgence (or a productivity task, for that matter). It’s as important as just about anything else I do for my well-being. I’m hopeful for what the new year has in store and for the ways I’ll continue to grow personally in the future.

 

Take some time to reflect on how your creativity has impacted you over the past year and how you want to shape your creative practice for the year to come.

December's Theme:

HOLIDAYs

Week 52: Winter Festivities

It’s THAT time of year! For me, the holidays are normally a bit crazy and stressful, are always filled with memories of good times, thoughts of loved ones near and far, and gratitude for the wonder and magic that exists amongst it all. So whatever holidays you celebrate this month, I hope you get to feel all the good feels and make some wonderful memories.

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

The Prompts

Week 52 | dec 20-26

winter festivities

Mon: Games Day
Tue: Winter Solstice
Wed: Yule
Thu: Festivus
Fri: National Eggnog Day
Sat: Christmas Day
Sun: Kwanzaa

This piece was drawn using my Gouache Paintbox 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

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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!

It’s been a year since I created what has become one of my most popular tutorials, but it still has all the goods you need to know about the app. Learn all the essentials as you make a cute flower animation! If you or someone you know is getting a new iPad this holiday season, this video is the perfect compliment to help get them up and running with Procreate.

 

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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.

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