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ckelso

Caroline | Made Vibrant

Helping soulful creatives become their most vibrant selves. Artist, designer, happiness hunter. $20 hand-lettering e-course ⬇️
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ckelso - Caroline | Made Vibrant
✨Grab this piece in the shop now (➡️madevibrant.com/prints) ✨#AbstractAffirmationsDaily 144/366 • “Adds” *** Over the weekend I was going back through all 65 of my past newsletters assembling them into an e-book, and it was so fun to see how my writing has changed (and also how it hasn’t changed!) over the course of an entire year. In that same vein, I scroll back through my Instagram posts since beginning this daily art project, and it’s so fun for me to see what has changed and what has stayed the same. It seems every two weeks or so the look and feel of it evolves just another half-step forward, a change that might not be that noticeable to some, but one that’s so fun for me to see looking back over this body of work I’m building. It made me think about ALL the tiny ways we learn and hone our craft and add to our own body of work each day, week, month and year. All the tidbits and how-to’s we pick up. All the hours of practice we log. All the times we say: You got this. Keep going. And what I know for SURE is: It all adds up. Every bit of it. The tiny baby steps of baby steps stack high on top of one another and they add up to one very big evolutionary gain. So whether it’s something you can commit to doing every day or it’s just a half hour every week… keep going. You got this. Keep learning and practicing and doing and making, bit by bit, moment by moment, because it all. adds. up. *** Today’s piece was made in the@Procreateapp with an #iPadPro and#ApplePencil and it’s now available in the#MVartshop! Head to ➡️madevibrant.com/prints #creativity #dailyproject #lettering #abstractart #acrylicart #🎨#100daysofabstractaffirmations #the100dayproject #procreateapp
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ckelso : @shanmcdud Thank you, friend! Been experimenting with the sharp edges look and I think I like! 😄🎨👍
sayitfancy : Love it. The picture, the caption. All of it.
thegratefulist : Thanks Caroline! It DOES all add up, even when it doesn't feel like it and you feel like you're not making progress 💜
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Today marks the beginning of my "summer sabbatical" away from my weekly newsletter. 😱 For 119 weeks I've shared a "diary entry" of sorts with the Made Vibrant community detailing the ups and down of running a creative business. While I'm extremely proud of how consistently I've been able to keep up with this writing practice, I also realized recently that I was placing WAY too much stock in that number. So... I decided an intentional 5-week break was in order, even though I feel more inspired to write than ever. The fact that I don’t feel I NEED this break is all the more reason to take it because I know that the next challenge I want to master in running an authentic business is the challenge of separating myself from it in some way. Of making sure I'm not placing my worth solely in my work. **I need to learn to be present in my own life even when it feels uncomfortable.** While I'm away, I've packaged up 65 of my past newsletters in handy-dandy e-book format, which you can download instantly by heading to ➡️madevibrant.com/newsletter. My favorite part is that you can read all of my crazy ups and downs in sequential order to witness the mental gymnastics of what it's REALLY like to run a creative business. For those of you that continue to welcome my words into your inbox each week, THANK YOU. And for those of you new to the party, hang tight while I take this break and I'll be back in full force on July 11th. 🎉 ➡️madevibrant.com/newsletter
cassiacogger : Enjoy the break😊
_neelamkaur_ : Just downloaded it and read couple of pages...great stuff @ckelso I appreciate you sharing so much over the last one year via newsletter and they had been really inspiring me 😄
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✨Grab this piece in the shop now (➡️madevibrant.com/prints) ✨#AbstractAffirmationsDaily 143/366 • “Lessons” *** Today I was just finishing up the formatting of my e-book, A Year Made Vibrant, Volume II which has 65 weekly newsletters spanning from January 2015 to May 2016. It was so fun to read back over these weekly journal entries that tell the story of my business (and personal evolution.) I couldn’t help but chuckle over certain lessons that magically appeared over and over again — lessons about self-compassion, becoming okay with REST, allow myself the space to evolve, and reminding myself that I get to write the rules of my own life. I use to worry I was repeating myself. That maybe it was boring to hear these same themes showing up again and again in my work. but ultimately I decided that some lessons beg repeating. We’re only human and inevitably we fall into what feels comfortable. There are always going to be things we have to hear over and over until they really start to sink in. So that’s what today’s piece is about. Whether it’s that book you need to pick up AGAIN, that inspiring video you should watch again or that same conversation you have to have with you’re therapist AGAIN… go ahead and re-learn those lessons. Some insights are worth the review. :) *** Today’s piece was made in the @Procreateapp with an #iPadPro and #ApplePencil and it’s now available in the#MVartshop! Head to ➡️madevibrant.com/prints #creativity #dailyproject #lettering #abstractart #acrylicart #🎨#100daysofabstractaffirmations #the100dayproject #procreateapp
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ashunabashed : Man, this is a good reminder for today!
kirawedel : I love your work so much!! what size iPad do u have?
ckelso : @kirawedel Thank you!! :) I have the 9 inch -- I love it! It's light and portable!
ckelso : @ashunabashed Glad to hear it! :)
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✨Grab this piece in the shop now (➡️madevibrant.com/prints) ✨#AbstractAffirmationsDaily 142/366 • “Try” *** Among my Saturday lazying around, I squeezed in some work time today (okay, fine, a LOT of work time) on some of the updates coming to Made Vibrant in the fall. As much as I’m trying not to bite off more than I can chew, I can’t help but be excited for the vision I have in my head. Usually, when that vision starts to really get me fired up, that’s about when the doubts start creeping in too: What if this is more than I can handle? What if I change my mind and will feel differently about this in three months? What if I’m just not good enough to pull off what I want to accomplish? What if no one cares? You guys know those familiar doubts, right? Whenever I recognize those voices, I remind myself that I’m no fortune teller and that the ONLY way to know for sure is just to TRY. To give it a whirl and see what happens. Who knows how it will all turn out, but that’s part of the excitement, isn’t it? Life is just an experiment and we only get to know for sure that which we’re willing to TRY. *** Today’s piece was made in the@Procreateapp with an #iPadPro and#ApplePencil and it’s now available in the#MVartshop! Head to ➡️madevibrant.com/prints #creativity #dailyproject #lettering #abstractart #acrylicart #🎨#100daysofabstractaffirmations #the100dayproject #procreateapp
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#BetterLetteringCourse#NewMediumMay 21/31: “Alone” | 🎨 Last week's #theimperfectboss campaign was a beautiful reminder of this sentiment. Also, sometimes I feel my emotions can be accurately represented in this ball of colorful, tangled scribbles! 😂 🎨 If you want to learn lettering as a beginner and explore a new medium this month, join us in the challenge! Simply enroll in the $20 course using the link in my profile or learn more about the monthly challenge (and prizes! 🎉) here: ➡️madevibrant.com/challenge | Created with #ProcreateApp on #ipadpro with#applepencil #lettering #digitallettering #dailychallenge#handlettering #ipadlettering #creativity #🎨
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✨Grab this piece in the shop now (➡️madevibrant.com/prints) ✨#AbstractAffirmationsDaily 141/366 • “Potential” *** Today I was reminded of what made me start my very first personal blog back in 2011. Up until then I had never really practiced writing except for the occasional college paper (that I’d inevitably procrastinate.) I never journaled, never scribbled thoughts in my notebook. I barely emailed. But when I discovered the world of blogging in 2010, I would read the thoughts and insights of other people and think to myself: I have something to say. That little voice just became louder and louder and louder, until one day I honestly couldn’t stand it anymore. I HAD to write. I HAD to share. It’s five years later now, and I write at least 5,000 words every week. Words are my art. Despite how much visual art I share, I consider words my primary tool. They feed my soul. They provide a conduit from my mind and my heart to the rest of the world. And sometimes I wonder…WHAT IF I had never gotten the courage to hit publish on that first post? Would I have just gone on the rest of my life never knowing the amazing joy I get from sharing my thoughts in written form? Would all that potential just have stayed inside, never to become realized? I think about that, and then I think about how many people there are on this planet with that kind of dormant potential rattling around in them. Songs that are waiting to be written. Talents begging to be discovered. Stories itching to be told. Maybe in YOU. Whatever that potential is, whatever that inkling is in your gut whispering “I have something to say”, I challenge you to take one small step to letting it out this weekend. Because five years later, you never know where it will lead. 😉 *** Today’s piece was made in the @Procreateapp with an #iPadPro and #ApplePencil and it’s now available in the #MVartshop! Head to ➡️madevibrant.com/prints #creativity #dailyproject #lettering #abstractart #acrylicart #🎨 #100daysofabstractaffirmations #the100dayproject #procreateapp
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thegratefulist : Beautifully said, Caroline! 💜
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We're 2/3 of the way through the #BetterLetteringCourse #NewMediumMay challenge! I love seeing you guys push your own skills and explore new tools/new styles! It makes me so happy to be a part of such a thriving art community! This week's #FeatureFriday has work from: @mirglis, @sarah.deutsch, @seeshantry and @gilda0yr. Thanks for sharing your work, you guys! And remember, if you join the course, you could still win one of the 3 prize packs up for grabs. Just join the course for $20 (link in profile) and read up on the challenge rules here: (➡️madevibrant.com/challenge)! #lettering #handlettering #creatvity #🎨
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mirglis : @ckelso Thank you so much! I started your course in january (first day of the year!) and I did a lettering every day since, I'm very glad and thankful for this!
ckelso : @mirglis That's AMAZING! Congrats! Keep it going!! :)
ckelso : @sarah.deutsch Love that, Sarah! So glad the challenge is bringing you joy!
seeshantry : Wow! Thank you! Ive really enjoyed sketching on @procreateapp pocket this month. My baby is coming up on 3 months and demands ALL the attention. (So working on my phone during feedings and such has been fab.u.lous. Haha!)
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#BetterLetteringCourse#NewMediumMay 20/31: “Fall” | 🎨 I wrote you a love letter today! Feel free to tag your boo below! 😘 When I heard the word “fall” these Elvis lyrics are what I immediately thought of. I imported a paper texture image and lightened the layer over top of a gray rectangle to get my “paper.” Then I used the 6B brush to do the pencil lettering. Like a total doofus I kept lifting my hand to look for smudge marks… then I realized it’s an iPad and there are no smudge marks! It’s a miracle! 😂 Anyway, I keep trying new things and LOVING this little machine day after day! 🎨 If you want to learn lettering as a beginner and explore a new medium this month, join us in the challenge! Simply enroll in the $20 course using the link in my profile or learn more about the monthly challenge (and prizes! 🎉) here: ➡️madevibrant.com/challenge | Created with #ProcreateApp on #ipadpro with#applepencil #lettering #digitallettering #dailychallenge#handlettering #ipadlettering #creativity #🎨
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✨Grab this piece in the shop now (➡️madevibrant.com/prints) ✨#AbstractAffirmationsDaily 140/366 • “Plan” *** I wouldn’t necessarily say that “planning” is my strong suit. Especially when it comes to my business, I’ve pretty much been flying by the seat of my pants since it all started in 2014. That approach served me well in the early days when things were changing so quickly and when it was more important to just make stuff and put it out there to see what would happen. But now I can feel a shift happening. I can sense myself ready to put on my big girl planning pants a bit more. I have deep, exciting dreams for what I want the next evolution of Made Vibrant to be, and my natural instinct is to just dive off the edge of the cliff, knitting my parachute on the way down. And as fun as that can be, I think I’m ready to take a step back and give a little more thought to it all. Even in the past two weeks as a loose plan has started to form, I can sense myself much more at ease then I normally am with projects. Why? Not only because I’m putting a bigger emphasis on planning but because I’m making PEACE a very intentional part of the plan from the beginning. I’m budgeting almost twice as much time as I normally would to complete this project. I’m mindful of spacing the workload out. Of giving myself days to do entirely nothing but rest. In other words, I’m building peace INTO the plan. And even though this whole thing feels way more structured than I’m used to, I’m finding at this particular point in time that the structure is allowing me to organize my thoughts and manage all the ideas I have. Who knows, I just may be turning into a planner yet. :) *** Today’s piece was made in the @Procreateapp with an #iPadPro and #ApplePencil and it’s now available in the #MVartshop! There are just 10 available and then they’re gone! Head to ➡️madevibrant.com/prints #creativity #dailyproject #lettering #abstractart #acrylicart #🎨#100daysofabstractaffirmations #the100dayproject #procreateapp
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teeecard : @ckelso I really needed this, Caroline!
ckelso : @teeecard I'm so glad it came at the right time!
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#BetterLetteringCourse#NewMediumMay 19/31: “Step” | 🎨 Back to filming process videos! :) This one I used two “gradient” layers created with the airbrush brush and then just used the eraser tool to letter on the top purple layer. Every day it’s like a new thing to try and explore! I love how the possibilities feel endless! 🎨 If you want to learn lettering as a beginner and explore a new medium this month, join us in the challenge! Simply enroll in the $20 course using the link in my profile or learn more about the monthly challenge (and prizes! 🎉) here: ➡️madevibrant.com/challenge | Created with #ProcreateApp on #ipadpro with#applepencil #lettering #digitallettering #dailychallenge#handlettering #ipadlettering #creativity #🎨
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toshatakespictures : Wow!!
jjjiefu2002 : @ckelso Ermagerd! I am learning so much about the pro create app and my apple pencil just by watching you!!!!!
bydaniellefrances : @bellaloveletters uh oh. We need a new toy. 💸
bellaloveletters : @bydaniellefrances I know!! I played with one at the Apple Store and about died 🙈
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