Caroline | Made Vibrant

Helping soulful creatives become their most vibrant selves. Designer, artist, happiness hunter. Bright colors & bright people. $20 lettering course!โ†ฉ๏ธ
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ckelso - Caroline | Made Vibrant
Jason: "Do something fun." Me: *does this.* ๐Ÿ˜ Feeling under the weather and going through some old photos. I feel like I don't let you guys know enough how much of a total weirdo I am. Spoiler alert: TOTAL weirdo. Let's all be weird together, okay? Okay.
jjjiefu2002 : And way weird!
alynichole_c : Haha looks pretty normal! I enjoy the weirdo club.
sherbertlondon : I love this! ๐Ÿ˜
cat_wilcox : You nailed it๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘ seriously better to be weird!
dubecafe : We LOVE being weird! The weirder, the better!! ๐Ÿ˜œ
pinklacedesign : @ckelso you are awesome! I bet we would be great friends ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜Š
ckelso : @pinklacedesign hey! We already are! ๐Ÿ˜‰
pinklacedesign : @ckelso you just made my day! โค๏ธ
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ckelso - Caroline | Made Vibrant
#BetterLetteringCourse #InspiredByInstaOctober 5/31 [ r h y t h m ] I’ve always felt there was a rhythm to life. You can feel things picking up speed or slowing down. Sometimes you feel an upbeat, staccato joy in the passing of the days, or a monotonous and relentless crawl. A while back I started becoming particularly tuned in to this rhythm, sometimes unhappy with what I discovered. Things would feel slow when I wanted them to pick up. Or things would pick up just as I wanted them to slow down. What I learned? Don’t waste energy fighting the rhythm. Dance with it instead. :) After all, the delicate art of negotiating with the world that we can’t control is part of the beauty of life. / Photo inspiration by this lovely free desktop wallpaper from @maydesigns. :) #artjournal #sketchbook #acrylicart #lettering #create #handlettering
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maydesigns : Love this!! ๐Ÿ˜
ckelso : @maydesigns thanks! Always adore your designs and collabs! ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘
naramanjate : @ckelso - just emailed you, read everything! lol
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ckelso - Caroline | Made Vibrant
#BetterLetteringCourse #InspiredByInstaOctober 4/31 [ b u i l d ] If you know me, you know much I believe in ownership. In agency. In recognizing that we are the sole authors of our lives and we have the power to write our stories accordingly. While I recognize there is much that is out of our control, I do think we don’t spend nearly enough time focusing on what IS in our control. How many options we pretend we don’t have when really we do. And that’s what the word “build” conjures up for me. This life — the one where I get to make things and help people and travel and spend a leisurely morning reading in a hammock and taking the whole month of December off to spend with my family — this life is pretty darn close to my dream life. But, it didn’t just appear. I had to build it, brick by brick. I had to make tough decisions. I had to be selfish sometimes. I had to say NO to things that would drain my energy. I had to say YES to things that scared me. I had to journey into the unknown. I had to tear down walls and rebuild them. I had to let go of things that weighed me down. And all of that is the craftsmanship it requires to assemble and sculpt and whittle down and BUILD a life that is deeply fulfilling. It’s not perfect, but it’s not store bought either. It’s not standard issue or wrapped up with a bow. It is DIY, baby, and while it may require a bit of elbow grease, it’s the only kind I’d want to have. ๐Ÿ‘ / Photo inspiration by the fun and fanciful feed of @shopbando. :) #sketchbook #artjournal #acrylicart #lettering #handlettering #pattern
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heyamberrae : ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
letterlyn : I needed to hear that right now. Thanks for sharing!!!
kaylahedwall : LOVE THIS!! ๐Ÿ’•
frankiebrost : Inspired!!
kelli.alaina : What a great message! Just the kind of #mondaymotivation I need!
deanegiordano : Right on! Who wants a store-bought life anyway. It may be convenient, but it's not fun!
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ckelso - Caroline | Made Vibrant
How about a little #FeatureFriday from the #BetterLetteringCourse to brighten up your feed? Work is from: @cindyyshaw @lilylanecreations @theintentionproject and @amdphotoanddesign! Loving the color and creativity I'm seeing! The #InspiredbyInstaOctober challenge that started yesterday is already inspiring the heck outta me! You guys are awesome! #lettering #letteringcourse #letteringchallenge #dailychallenge #dailyart
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theintentionproject : Fun fun fun!
ashleysrokosz : Beautiful!
dubecafe : Yay! Congrats everybody! These are all inspiring! ๐Ÿ˜Š
amdphotoanddesign : Thanks for the #shoutout!! Happy Friday!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
lilylanecreations : Thanks for the shoutout Caroline! This new challenge is so fun. I love it! @ckelso
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ckelso - Caroline | Made Vibrant
#BetterLetteringCourse #InspiredbyInstaOctober Challenge 1/31 [ c u r i o s i t y ] One of the things I hear most often from people that come to Made Vibrant is “I feel stuck.” Whether it’s because they’re at a job that doesn’t light them up or they’re a new mom struggling to evolve their identity or they’re a college kid who feels unsure of which path to move forward with, I think my advice is the same: If you want to get unstuck, start listening to your curiosity. Start asking more questions: What would that be like? I wonder how they do that? Where does that come from? What would it take to make that happen? In my experience, curiosity is like a powerful magnet that will pull you into a world that you didn’t even know existed. It asks you to engage with something new, it beckons you to action, to MOVEMENT, to forward motion. Curiosity fuels mobility. If you have somewhere else you want to be, start getting more curious. ๐Ÿ˜€ / Photo inspiration by Dani from @positivelypresent, who is always brightening up my feed with thoughtful nuggets for my daily life. Also… watercolor it is for the next two days while I’m traveling! Packing my acrylics in my carryon just wasn’t an option. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks to everyone for all the support leading up to my TEDx talk. It was thrilling to share my story with the audience and to chat with people after about their own individual journeys to acknowledging their authentic identity. Thankful to have been asked! #watercolor #lettering #letteringchallenge #dailychallenge
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cwsiri : Thanks in advance!
positivelypresent : Thanks for featuring me! ๐Ÿ˜Š I love these "inspired by" posts!
ckelso : @cwsiri I actually do it in Photoshop! But you don't have to include on the photo to post if you don't want (only in the campion) I've seen some students using apps like diptic or frame apps like that to do a side by side if you do want to show the inspiration. Hope that helps!!
ckelso : @positivelypresent you got it! I love your posts! ๐Ÿ˜€
suecaulfield : @ckelso yayyyyy for TEDXtalks! Glad you held your breath & leapt ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ
phyllissadesign : I wish I had a tiny Caroline who could sit on my shoulder and drop these truth nuggets on me all day long. This is perfect ๐Ÿ˜Š
jmwoolford : @ckelso how do I split pics?
jmwoolford : I see now you do in Photoshop
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ckelso - Caroline | Made Vibrant
Ok, one more slide from my talk! About to take off on our way to TEDxBrookings. Thanks for all the good vibes and support. Can't wait to share the story of my personal journey to finding my authentic, artistic self. ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป
chelsichipps : Yay!! Good luck!!
jjjiefu2002 : Bon voyage, and beak a leg!!!
heatherosebee13 : Best wishes! Have FUN!
denysewhelan : Tell us when it's available to view! Best of luck! โค๏ธ
joosleebee : Rock your TEDx!
bautlaur : You'll do great!
theintentionproject : Have so much fun!
sunshinestarlets : Lovely colors and message
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ckelso - Caroline | Made Vibrant
On the way to the airport but wanted to post the October #BetterLetteringCourse challenge prompt list! Here's how the newest challenge, #InspiredByInstaOctober, works: 1โƒฃFind an Instagram photo or user that inspires your creativity. 2โƒฃUse this daily prompt list (and your Insta-spiration!) to create a hand-lettering piece 3โƒฃPost your work on Instagram with the #BetterLetteringCourse tag and also tag the user in your caption whose photo inspired you so we can create new connections and discover new sources of inspiration!! Remember, there are 5 awesome prize packs up for grabs and the more daily practice you post, the more chances to win. (Must be a student of the course to enter! Course is $20 and link is in my profile!) This is a way that we can all encourage each other as we work to cultivate a daily art practice AND push our creativity to new heights. So excited to get started! I brought my watercolors and sharpies with me on the road so we'll see what happens! For more info: โžก๏ธ #lettering #letteringchallenge #dailychallenge #dailyart #creativity #handlettering
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crystalmoody : Love this twist on your challenge...what a great way to build connections and community. ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป
lisawheatley0 : Thanks for a great September Challenge - I really enjoyed it. All the best with all your current ventures.
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ckelso - Caroline | Made Vibrant
Finishing up my slides for TEDx on Thursday... This means it's real! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Super excited to use my latest artwork throughout. (Side note: if you make art, YES you, my friend, are in fact an artist. Own it!) #acrylicart #lettering #color #creativity
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monicaearle : Is it being recorded? I'd love to watch!
sfarmer22 : Very cool! Good luck!!!
paperedthoughts : Holy crap. That's amazing. Big love! You'll kill it ๐Ÿ˜Š @ckelso
handcraftedclems : Gulp. So hard to claim as I know "real"artists.
paperandoats : Good luck! You're gonna be awesome!
crystalfoth : โค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’š
phyllissadesign : Ahh so excited for you! You are going to be amazing! ๐Ÿ’—
jojo_cauldrick : Which Tedx are you talking at @ckelso? my UK friend @staceyshawedotcom is talking at Boston. So pleased for you, you've inspired me so much since finding your site a few days ago โœŠ๐Ÿ’—
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In a couple hours, @jasondoesstuff and I are hosting a live workshop + Q&A to go over our process for taking a project from idea to launch and chat about his latest launch, BuyMyFuture. Visit this link (in my profile) if you want to join us! โžก๏ธ (ps. It's my first live workshop so that in itself should be entertainment enough! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) (pps. This will NOT be a boring webinar. It's a "virtual learning party" with these two goofballs. ๐Ÿ˜œ) #creativeentrepreneur #creativebusiness #launch #onlinebusiness
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reneeyemma : Just signed up! Yay! ๐Ÿ’•
aurennathalie : I'm in! ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ‘
alynichole_c : Woo hoo! Can't wait!
artfoodtravel : @ckelso sooo glad to spend my lunch break with you guys! Thanks for the information ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘
artfoodtravel : ... Also, I want your glasses! @ckelso ๐Ÿ‘“
ckelso : Yayyy! Thanks to everybody who showed up! We had a blast! So thrilled it was helpful! @reneeyemma @aurennathalie @alynichole_c @artfoodtravel Replay will be emailed out later tonight with all the slides!
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ckelso - Caroline | Made Vibrant
Sorry no #BetterLetteringCourse piece tonight! I've been practicing for my TEDx talk on Thursday and trying to soak up every last minute to prepare before we fly out on Wednesday. But... instead here's a fun process shot of one sketchbook page. This new #artjournal practice is the greatest thing to happen to my creativity since I picked up lettering. I love the freedom of it. It reminds me daily that there are no rules if we don't want there to be. In creativity, and in life. ๐Ÿ˜‰ #sketchbook #acrylicart #pattern #color #creativity
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cat_wilcox : Awesome! You'll do great! I love the direction of your art, its inspiring. So important to remember there really are no boundaries , thanks for that reminder ๐Ÿ˜‰
elevatevibrance : Beautiful artwork. I just signed up for the better lettering course. @ckelso .i always LOVE all forms of lettering so i'm excited to be here.
ckelso : @embellishstudios thanks for the support!!
ckelso : @thetiffanyhan right before I go on I'm gonna pretend I have a patented Tiffany han pep talk in my ear! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป
ckelso : @kayladawnwrites I will! Thank you! I don't typically do any speaking but was asked to share a story at a conference earlier this year and the TEDxBrookings organizer was an audience member so he asked if I'd be willing to come speak. Funny how one thing leads to another! Will definitely post when it's up!
ckelso : @cat_wilcox thanks Cat! And yes I definitely have to remind myself of that a lot! I'm a rule follower by nature!
kayladawnwrites : That is so cool and would be my dream come true.
prepyourskin : We are so excited for you!!!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘โค๏ธ
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