Week Fifty-Two

Can you believe it’s the last week of the year?  

We made it to Week 52, my friends! What a year this has been. For me, starting and maintaining the MAE project has been an invigorating challenge that has made me push myself beyond what I thought I could do. I hope you feel that way about yourself too! Some of you have been participating since January first, and some of you are newcomers to MAE. All of you deserve a huge congratulations to yourselves for making time in your busy lives for creativity. 

MAE 2020 is coming! You can expect another email this week with full details about what to expect for the new year!

What to Do

  • Take a look back at all the artwork you’ve made this year. Look at some of the first pieces you made to see how far you’ve come. 
  • If you’ve been participating a while, you might have a lot of work! Pick out some of your favorite pieces from the year to put together a portfolio of sorts. Share them on Instagram using #makingarteveryday or in the MAE Facebook Group!

December Prompts


It’s “The Holiday Season” so I thought for the last week of the year would be a perfect time to draw holidays! Not all of these holidays are from this time of year, and you might not be familiar with all of them, but do a little research, use the references, and do you best! It’s a great way to get to know other cultures around the world. 

You might also notice that week 52 is a bit longer, I decided to roll the rest of the days of the year into this week. I cannot wait to see what you draw this week! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Week 52 | Dec 23-31


Mon: Hanukkah
Tue: Lantern Festival
Wed: Christmas
Thu: Kwanzaa
Fri: Oktoberfest
Sat: Carnival (Brazil)
Sun: Lunar New Year
Mon: Holi Festival
Tues: New Year’s Eve

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

New Tutorial!

In this comprehensive, in-depth Procreate 5 tutorial, I will go over every new Procreate 5 feature and teach you how they work. First, learn how to install Procreate 5 and find out if you should backup your data before updating. Then, learn all about Animation Assist, Brush Studio, Color Dynamics, Photoshop Brush import, CMYK color profiles, Color Harmony, and much more! 

Week 52 progress Tracker

Track your Making Art Everyday progress! See at-a-glance all you’ve accomplished, and reflect on the work you’ve done at the end of the week. Visit bardotbrush.com/progress to download the monthly tracker and weekly reflection sheet. There are also instructions about how to use them.

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!

Happy art-making and keep being awesome,

Lisa Bardot