Caroline | Made Vibrant

Helping soulful creatives become their most vibrant selves. Designer, illustrator, happiness hunter. Lover of bright colors and even brighter people.
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#‎NewMediumMay #‎BetterLetteringCourse Challenge 23/31 / p e a c e More playing around with digitizing my ink work. Love the subtlety involved with the varying levels of translucency. I get why so many people are into it now! #lettering #handlettering #brushlettering #ink #handletteredtype
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leahloustyle : Oooooo diggin it
kl8n72415 : @heathurrr_ann
dooeypow : (:(: huggs myself~* Hhehe
dooeypow : anw this is beautiful !
dubecafe : This is so pretty! Would like to know more about brush lettering.
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#‎NewMediumMay #‎BetterLetteringCourse Challenge 22/31 / s u n / “Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do…And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” - Marianne Williamson This is one of the greatest lessons I’ve learned in my life (and one I continue to learn each day.) As humans - and, frankly, especially as women - we tell ourselves that in order to be liked or accepted, we must dim the colors of our true core being. That we mustn’t be too loud, too proud, too anything. But the truth is that the world loses something each time we dilute our brilliance, each time we feed the fear that says being our brightest selves will most certainly lead to rejection. Instead, choose brilliance. Choose light. Choose to let yourself shine. Because in doing so, as Marianne so poignantly reminds us, we give others the permission to do the same. #shine #truth #lettering #handlettering #brushlettering #ink #handletteredtype
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trythisitsgood : AMEN
adventures_in_mind : Thank you for the reminder
fashionsbs : Oh, I love it @ckelso!!
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ckelso - Caroline | Made Vibrant
My latest haul from @shoppigment to ship out to this month's and next month's #BetterLetteringCourse prize pack winners! Bonus: I've been having fun with brush lettering, ink, and digitizing! Might have to add a brush lettering module to the course eventually! Thoughts? For more info on our monthly challenges: #lettering #learnlettering #dailychallenge #NewMediumMay #handletteredtype #ink #color
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evgold : I can't seem to find a link to the better lettering course ...
michelledaviesplans : Definitely on the brush lettering!
laraletters : How many winners and what are you judging on?
ckelso : @evgold try! Or visit and check out the shop!
ckelso : @laraletters every month there are 3 winners selected at random based on daily lettering practice. Visit the link in the caption for full criteria! It's a ton of fun!
amdav : @ckelso Yes! A brush module would be fantastic!
missfux : International?
icybubblehead : I wish I would enter.. I've been following along in my notebook, and my bf even started! But I'm not good enough to post yet.
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ckelso - Caroline | Made Vibrant
#‎NewMediumMay #‎BetterLetteringCourse Challenge 21/31 / h e a r t My advice for every hard decision, every moment of uncertainty, every paralyzing fork in the road of life. Your true core has a voice, you just have to learn how to hear it. ps. Move over watercolor, there’s a new love in town and it’s this gorgeous blue Speedball ink. #heart #trustyourgut #lettering #handlettering #brushlettering #ink #handletteredtype
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heavenonearth258 : @krisi307 I do know the answer....
krisi307 : @heavenonearth258 gooood:)
everydayawake : Beautiful ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—
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ckelso - Caroline | Made Vibrant
#‎NewMediumMay #‎BetterLetteringCourse Challenge 20/31 / b e g i n Back in 2011, when I was working at an advertising job that I didn’t love, just thirsting to release my creativity into the world in some way, I decided that I wanted to start a blog. I felt I had these words… these ideas… just squirming around in my head that desperately needed to be shared with other people. But instead of just *beginning* and doing the thing I wanted to do, I waited. For SIX MONTHS I waited to start this blog, so paralyzed by the fear that it wouldn’t be good enough. Not the right name. Not the right subject. Nobody to read it. Until I came across this phrase somewhere online. And, cliche as it may seem now, this was the push that I needed to simply BEGIN. Because I knew a year from that day, yes I would wish I had started sooner. And so, on that very day, imperfect or not, I started my blog and I fell in love with the idea of sharing my creativity with the online world. That tiny blog led to a slightly bigger blog which then led to a business called Made Vibrant, one that I’m proud to call mine just four years later. So, whatever it is that you want to do, whatever it is you’ve been WAITING to do, make today your day to begin. I can promise you, a year from now, you will most certainly have wished you had started TODAY. #learnlettering #lettering #gouache #brushlettering #create #art #begin #juststart
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tmp35 : โ˜บ๏ธ love this! Good for you!
dothandmade : That common theme of "not good enough" seems to pop up and stop us in our tracks. I really appreciate you sharing what you have learned and how you moved forward to where you are today!
sewnsow : I'm paralysed (yet again) by not unique enough today. It feels different but its probably just this in disguise.
dayne75 : JUST what I needed to read! Thank you! :)
ame89lia : I just signed up TODAY for year membership at a new gym. This quote's timing is so perfect!
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jenshem80 : ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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ckelso - Caroline | Made Vibrant
Caught this little girl at our hummingbird feeder during a call... This video is in slo-mo if you can believe it! They're so magical!
nskbelanger : That is such a gift!
mandawrites : Wow slow mo?! Still so fast :)
ckelso : @mandawrites I know isn't that crazy!
positivelypresent : Amazing! Love it!
iwysthemama : Wonderful, except red food coloring is bad for them :(
erinlbs : Awesome capture!
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Just a quick reminder that the enrollment window for the #BetterBrandingCourse closes in about 10 minutes! There's still time to get your seat. By purchasing now, you get access to all future content at the lowest price! Course is self-paced and there's already a chatty, encouraging community of over 30 students forming. Get hands-on access to me while the class size is still small. Have questions? Email me: caroline(at)madevibrant(dot)com! Visit: or click the link in my profile to join! #ecourse #branding #creativebusiness #creativeentrepreneurs #girlboss
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robynpetrik : Just purchased! Can't wait to dive in later today. ๐Ÿ˜Š
darther : Signed up today #excited!
ckelso : @robynpetrik @darther so stoked to have you both!!
ishitagupta : GO YOU!
ckelso : @ishitagupta thanks, lady! Kevin Hart's Compound just isn't the same without you!
leah_clayton6 : Is the new medium of may brush pens? @ckelso
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‎NewMediumMay #‎BetterLetteringCourse Challenge 19/31 / c o m m u n i t y Today’s word is community, and whenever I hear that word, I instantly think of this fabulous quote from my very talented friend @gregfromfargo. When I get emails from creatives asking about how I turned my passion into a profitable business, this is the first thing I tell them: start with one focus - creating a community. Because if you gather like-minded people around an idea and you nurture that community, offering your help and encouragement at every turn, that’s when they’ll want to return the favor by supporting you back. And it’s the coolest thing in the world. I spent the day today chatting with the #BetterBrandingCourse students in our private Slack community and some of them shared bits and pieces of their stories - what led them to start their businesses and what they hope to accomplish. Hearing their enthusiasm, their thoughtfulness, their positivity and their curiosity made me instantly realize, I HAVE created the community I want to be a part of. I’m grateful for them and I’m grateful for all of you that support my art and my constant journey to becoming my brightest self. Keep creating, and keep building your community, whatever that means for you! #community #lettering #learnlettering #handlettering #watercolor #brushlettering
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ourlittlelady : Love.
heymarinda : This is so great
nerdeyeopen : @etherchambles !!!
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I've been MIA the past few days with my art but with good reason! The #BetterBrandingCourse finally launched yesterday! I'm so incredibly passionate about helping creative entrepreneurs grow and succeed in sharing their gifts, and I think powerful, authentic branding is a vital piece of that. If you're interested in the course, use the link in my profile to check it out. It's specifically tailored for creatives that don't consider themselves "designers" and you DON'T need Photoshop to take the course. Enrollment closes tomorrow at 10am PDT and won't open back up until late June. Excited to help as many of you as possible craft brands you can be proud to share! #branding #branddesign #creativeentrepreneurs #creativebusiness #girlboss
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_littlecreative : Congratulations girl!!!!
ckelso : @lineandlabel @_littlecreative thank you guys! It's been so fun already just seeing the class start to form and with all the students connecting over their businesses!
sianricho : Yew, congrats dude!! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ
ckelso : @sianricho thank you, friend! Wishing you lots of clarity and energy as you finish up yours too! Can't wait to see it!
fishix375 : What if I'm really interested in the course but live in the UK?
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#NewMediumMay #BetterLetteringCourse Challenge 16/31 / n i g h t Keeping it short tonight because I've still got quite a night ahead of me (how fitting considering today's prompt!) Working on the finishing touches for the #BetterBrandingCourse and I couldn't be more excited to share it with all of you (finally!) on Monday. Wish me luck (and energy!) โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ #lettering #watercolor #handlettering #art #create #ecourse #dailychallenge
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brittabest : Good luck and energy! ๐Ÿ’•
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abecker.v : Love this post! I have a question for you, shoot me a direct message when you can :)
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