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Caroline | Made Vibrant

Helping soulful creatives become their most vibrant selves. Artist, designer, happiness hunter. $20 Hand-lettering e-course ⬇️
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✨Grab this piece in the shop now (➡️madevibrant.com/prints) ✨#AbstractAffirmationsDaily 121/366 • “Repetition” *** Jas and I had a super lazy Saturday and it was amazing! As the day wore on, I thought to myself that I should really get to starting today’s Abstract Affirmations piece and I realized that two months ago, that might have stressed me out. I might have worried that I couldn’t come up with a lesson or that I didn’t feel inspired or that writing this caption would’ve felt intimidating. But not today. Why, I thought. Because I’ve done this ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY ONE TIMES. And doing anything that many times without fail teaches you that you can TRUST yourself. Every day that I create is like one more penny in my own creative confidence bank and somewhere along the line I’ve built up enough of those that the stress of the daily commitment no longer weighs on me. And then I thought about how many things that applies to. Show up for a friend when they call over and over and they’ll trust you. Prove you can keep a secret time and time again and that’s where trust is built. Deliver value to an audience of customers with reliability and consistency and you will show you can be trusted. So, my question for today is: how are you building trust? With yourself, with your family, with your creativity, with your kids, with your partner, with your teachers… with anyone. Whoever or whatever you want to build that relationship with, ask yourself: am I bringing enough repetition, enough consistency, to build that bridge of trust? *** Today’s piece was made in the @Procreate app, 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 #🎨 #creativity #dailyproject #lettering #abstractart #100daysofabstractaffirmations #the100dayproject #acrylicart #🎨 #procreateapp
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I'm getting so excited for the #NewMediumMay lettering challenge to start tomorrow!! We kept the prompts simple again since the idea is to tackle an unfamiliar medium! I'll be trading in my typical Crayola/pen and ink for all digital lettering every day using the #ipadpro and #applepencil! Remember, to be eligible to win one of the prize packs you must be a #BetterLetteringCourse student. Use the link in my profile to enroll and join us! And for all the details, head here: ➡️madevibrant.com/challenge. Happy Saturday! If you're joining us, let me know what medium you've chosen in the comments below! 👍
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mshirley83 : Challenge accepted!💪
ckelso : @mshirley83 👊 Yes!
nannalove2014 : I'm in! Decided to spend the entire challenge month using only my new ZIG brush markers. Which I am not really sure I love yet. (And may have a 'used item giveaway' on June 1st . . . 😊)
ckelso : @nannalove2014 That's awesome! I've never used those so I'm excited to see your work!
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✨Grab this piece in the shop now (➡️madevibrant.com/prints) ✨#AbstractAffirmationsDaily 120/366 • “Game” *** Sometimes it can be easy to get caught up in the short-sighted sense of urgency when it comes to running your own business. How do I grow NOW? How do I make money NOW? How do I create more things NOW? But lately I’ve been noticing a few business voices in the ether suggesting the value in a different approach. @garyvee talks about making decisions years in advance and on a podcast episode I listened to, @ramit mentioned he makes business decisions today for the business he hopes to build over the next 15 years. 15 years?! In today’s fast-paced ever-changing online business landscape, that seemed ridiculous to me when I heard it. But the more I thought about it, the more I started to realize the value in this way of thinking. When you play the long game, you don’t fall prey to trends or hacks or short-term gains. Instead you rely on your values, your strengths and ultimately the bigger mission that you have for your business. That’s the kind of strategy I want to employ more of. I want to make decisions and create things that are an INVESTMENT in the future of Made Vibrant. I’m not completely sure what that will look like yet but what I do know is that simply making this commitment (and sharing it with you guys) is already providing a new sense of clarity. My question today to you is: are you playing the short game or the long game? Are you making business decisions for short-term gains or long-term legacy? There’s value in both, but I think we in the online business bucket could stand to use just a tad more in the long-term strategy column. ;) *** Today’s piece was made in the @Procreate app, 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 #🎨 #creativity #dailyproject #lettering #abstractart #100daysofabstractaffirmations #the100dayproject #acrylicart #🎨 #procreate
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Just finishing up some illustrations for this month's Letters on Lettering email! Did you know I update the #BetterLetteringCourse with a new resource or video every month? That way the course content stays fresh as my own skills evolve. This month is all about different mediums as I get everyone pumped for the #NewMediumMay challenge! If you're a course student, keep an eye out for my email today. If you're not, join us using the link in my profile for just $20!! #lettering #handlettering #illustration #digitallettering #ipadpro #procreateapp
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"✨Grab this piece in the shop now (➡️madevibrant.com/prints) ✨#AbstractAffirmationsDaily 119/366 • “Forever” *** Today was the first day in over a week where I woke up and didn’t immediately feel “sick.” I’m finally on the other side of the mountain and I can remember what being healthy feels like. Isn’t it funny — how when we’re in a valley (whether it be health or sadness or even a creative funk) it’s so hard to remember what “normal” feels like? At least that’s always been the case with me. It reminds me of 2014 when I found myself suddenly struggling with anxiety, something I had never truly encountered until that time in my life. There were days when my chest was so tight I thought I was having a heart attack. Moments when I’d lay awake in the middle of the night because my mind was racing. And in those first few weeks when I was still coming to terms with that new struggle in my life, the worst moments were when the thought would cross my mind: “Is this what the rest of my life will feel like? Will I ever get back to feeling myself again?” Now, on the other side, I wish I could go back and tell myself: This won’t last forever. I wish I could remind myself that the only certain thing about life is that everything is UNCERTAIN. That everything changes. Once I was finally able to let go of that feeling of despair — that feeling that my anxiety would color my experiences FOREVER — that’s when I was able to find hope and actually develop strategies to help me deal with those tendencies. And now I can say that I don’t even think about my anxiety most days. Whatever your valley is, whether that’s something as innocuous as a cold or something much more debilitating, I think there’s always value in HOPE. Believe that things will change, that a brighter and better day is just around the corner because sometimes that belief in itself is enough to turn it around. *** Today’s piece was made in the @Procreate app, 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 #the100dayproject #100daysofabstractaffirmations #lettering #abstractart #acrylicart #🎨
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megan_wise_ : Needed this. Thanks. 😊💕
kathrynkooby : And even when we're coping with something that is more of a permanent fixture in our life, it is possible to hope for and appreciate the beautiful moments in between. You're right, there is nothing like having just been ill, to help you appreciate 'normal' again! Glad you've turned a corner and feeling a little better. 😊
algumaanna : Thank you. It is what I needed to hear/read. ♥ #keepinspiring
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The obsession continues. Still going strong on my #ipadpro and #applepencil fling but it's back in the studio tomorrow for me now that I've finally kicked this cold to the curb!
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ckelso : @voiceofrachel @fuzebranding well it's definitely a hefty purchase but already I feel great about it! It's a whole new world of creative expression!
aublar : Loved your tutorial email today. Husband and I are going to make paintings for a date night soon based on your instructions.
ckelso : @aublar YASSSS that makes me SO happy! Please send me photos! :)
aublar : Well we have a new baby so it may not be super soon but I will!
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Process time lapse from yesterday's #AbstractAffirmationsDaily piece! Especially love how the colors turned out on this one. It's weird how I can get the same satisfaction from creating but in a totally different way on this little 10inch computer canvas! / Made with @procreateapp on #ipadpro with #applepencil!
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kathrynkooby : It's so much fun seeing all the elements build up in layers! 😮
tricia.rae : I love this!!! I can't wait to get the iPad Pro. Im a graphic designer and currently use a Wacom intuos pro. Are there any apps you like more than others? Have you tried one that links your photoshop directly to the iPad? Thanks for always sharing!! 😊
ckelso : @tricia.rae I had a Bamboo tablet but haven't used it in years and was using the app Paper until I saw a post about this app called @procreateapp which I would highly recommend! Lots of brushes to choose from plus you can download and import like Photoshop (check out @ipadlettering for great lettering brushes) and my absolute favorite feature is that every piece you create is automatically recorded in time lapse! Doesn't sync up directly with psd BUT you can export your art with layers as a psd file and then I airdrop right to my laptop. Highly recommend. 👍👍👍
tricia.rae : Awesome!! I can't wait to get mine! Thanks for the pointers 👍🏻😁
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✨Grab this piece in the shop now (➡️madevibrant.com/prints) ✨#AbstractAffirmationsDaily 118/366 • “Picture” *** I don’t know about you, but every year when May rolls around, the same feeling hits me. The energy and wide open possibility that the turn of the New Year brings has fully worn off, and now I’m fully in the trenches with whatever goals I’ve made for myself at the start of the year. I start eyeing up December, stacking my progress against my original intentions and wondering if I’m on track to hit whatever milestones I set. This inevitably causes me a good bit of angst. (Am I alone here?) I can feel myself fall into familiar traps of comparison and scarcity — looking at those around me and wishing I could do more, earn more, get SOMEWHERE faster. Then, just when I can feel all that pressure mounting, I remind myself to look at the big picture. I take a step back and remember this stress is manufactured BY ME and I can choose to make it disappear with a pretty simple tool: gratitude. I look at the grand scheme of how far I’ve come, what I’ve accomplished, all the love and health and ease and joy I have in my life, and the stupid middle-of-the-year crunch seems so pointless. You might not feel the same way about this time of year but I’m sure you can relate to that feeling of pressure. Next time that happens, remember the big picture. Remember where you are in the grand scheme of life and all you have to be thankful for. Sometimes the change in perspective is just what you need to approach your life and work with fresh eyes./ *** 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 #🎨 #creativity #dailyproject #lettering #abstractart #100daysofabstractaffirmations #the100dayproject #acrylicart #🎨 #procreate
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sierrarmcclain : Yesssss! I tend to feel like I'm not getting anything done (and compared to most people I'm not) but I go at my pace & I really can't do much more than that. Eventually I'll look back and be amazed at how far I have came!
ckelso : @sierramcclain I think that's awesome! The pace thing is something I have to come back to all the time but it's a great lesson!
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Here's the time lapse from yesterday's piece! If you guys like seeing the process come together, I'll keep posting them since @procreateapp takes the video automatically. Gimme a 👍 in the comments if you like seeing the process video!
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kathrynkooby : 👍🏻 That is such an amazing tool! Love the video. 😍
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May #BetterLetteringCourse challenge details are now up on the blog! I hope you guys will join me for #NewMediumMay where we'll be exploring new mediums outside of our comfort zones! I'll be swapping out my typical pen/Sharpie for an #ApplePencil to try my hand at digital lettering, BUT you could try crayon, brush pens, watercolors, charcoal... anything to flex your creative muscles! Here's what's included in one of THREE prize packs up for grabs: 1. Strathmore Softcover Watercolor Journal / 2. Artist's Loft Fundamentals Watercolor Pan Set / 3. Pentel Arts Aquash Water Brush / 4. #MVArtShop Abstract Affirmations Hand-Lettered Print Of Your Choice! Post your lettering work every day of May and three lucky winners will be chosen at the end of the month. Remember, to be eligible to win, you must be a student of the #BetterLetteringCourse! So tag a friend below to join you and use the link in my profile to grab the course for $20! To get all the details on #NewMediumMay, head to ➡️madevibrant.com/challenge!
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