Trusting in the divine guidance of my higher power, I surrender my worries and fears, knowing that within this sacred connection lies the infinite wisdom and love that will guide me towards my true purpose and ultimate fulfillment.
This piece today, my final drawing of the limited palette challenge I set myself is inspired by my session yesterday with Erena. I’m still deciding if it sits within the “rules” I set myself for the challenge. Only using the 5 colours in the palette. But I am going to give myself a bit of freedom and the space of starting on a black canvas being allowed.
I haven’t really used negative space with my art before. The thought kind of scares me. Because I’m never really sure what details to use, and which to disregard. I think I’ve done it justice.
Negative space in art refers to the empty or unoccupied areas surrounding the main subject or objects, and it plays a crucial role in creating balance, depth, and visual interest within a composition.
Have you liked the limited palette artwork I’ve been creating? I’ve enjoyed creating it immensely. Prints will be available shortly but the digital files are already up on Etsy if you’re a digital file kinda person.
Their golden faces turned towards the sun, dancing in the summer breeze, spreading warmth and joy and life.
Another quick painting done in #procreatepocket I’ve used the charcoals only. I wanted it to be simple but bright. Sunflowers have to be one of my most favourite flowers. Again, I’ve used a limited colour palette, just to make things fun.
Weekly meal planning is a great way to save time, money, and take the stress out of meals. By planning your meals in advance, you can ensure that you have all the ingredients you need on hand, avoid last-minute trips to the grocery store, and make the most of your time in the kitchen. Our digital meal planner is the perfect tool to help you get organized and make meal planning a breeze.
One of the biggest advantages of weekly meal planning is that it can help you save money. By planning your meals in advance, you can make a grocery list and avoid buying unnecessary items. You can also take advantage of sales and discounts, and buy ingredients in bulk, which can save you money in the long run. Additionally, by planning your meals, you can avoid eating out or ordering takeout, which can be expensive.
Weekly meal planning can also save you time. By planning your meals in advance, you can avoid spending time each day trying to figure out what to cook. You can also prepare meals in advance, such as chopping vegetables or marinating meat, which can save you time during the week. This can be especially helpful if you have a busy schedule or limited time to spend in the kitchen.
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Weekly meal planning is a great way to save time, money, and take the stress out of meals. Our digital meal planner is the perfect tool to help you get organized and make meal planning easy. With recipe cards, a weekly meal planner, grocery lists, and digital stickers to customize the week, our meal planner has everything you need to plan your meals in advance and make the most of your time in the kitchen.
In a recent article, we explored why creativity is important. It not only helps with releasing stress, promotes a calm state of being and foster community connection. This weeks article, we dive into a particular type of creativity for those of us who are at the point of over load.
Colouring books can ease the so called “non-creative” into the world of creation without having to start from scratch.
Colouring books have become increasingly popular in recent years, not just for children but for adults and teens as well. Many people have found that colouring can be a great way to relieve stress and anxiety, and there are a number of benefits to this simple activity.
One of the main benefits of colouring is that it can help to calm the mind and reduce stress levels. When we colour, we are able to focus our attention on the task at hand, which can help to distract us from our worries and anxieties. This can be particularly helpful for people who suffer from anxiety disorders or other mental health conditions.
Colouring can also be a great way to relax and unwind after a long day. Many people find that colouring helps them to switch off from the stresses of daily life and enter a more meditative state. This can be especially beneficial for people who struggle to switch off and relax, as it provides a simple and accessible way to do so.
Another benefit of colouring is that it can help to improve our mood and boost our creativity. When we colour, we are able to express ourselves in a creative way, which can be very satisfying and rewarding. This can help to boost our self-esteem and confidence, and can also help us to feel more positive and optimistic about life in general.
Colouring can also be a great way to improve our cognitive function and memory. When we colour, we are using our brains in a different way than we do in our daily lives, which can help to improve our cognitive function and memory. This can be particularly beneficial for older adults who may be experiencing cognitive decline.
Finally, colouring can be a great way to connect with others and build social connections. Many people enjoy colouring in groups or with friends, which can be a great way to bond and connect with others. This can be especially beneficial for people who may be feeling isolated or lonely.
Colouring books can be a great way to relieve stress and anxiety, improve our mood and creativity, boost our cognitive function and memory, and build social connections. Whether you are an adult or a teen, there are many benefits to be gained from this simple and enjoyable activity. So why not give it a try and see how it can benefit you?
Digital colouring pages are a very cost effective way to start your colouring journey. Check out my Etsy store – Blue Unicorn Digital for alternative themed mini packs.
Purchasing a downloadable Art Print from your favourite artist will be a cheaper more cost-effective way to bring colour and life into your space. It helps the artist, who let’s face it, is more than likely struggling to even cover costs let alone earn a wage. It also allows you to have some killer artwork to brighten your day and because it is so affordable you can inter-change them often.
There are a couple of things you need to be aware of when printing your own art prints.
Firstly, it is absolutely do-able on your printer at home. You may not get the Giclee quality – after all there is a reason you spend an arm and a leg. However, you will get some really good quality prints to frame and mount in your home or office or to give as a gift.
If you are printing in colour make sure you have enough colour ink in your printer. I can not stress this enough – your art print will look terrible if the colour is out of balance.
For black and white sketches, increasing the sharpness of your image slightly can be advantageous.
TIP: Make sure if you have the digital file, keep a copy of the un-touched image incase you go overboard with editing.
You may need to print it more than once to get it perfect. All printers and monitors are different – one printer might print vivid bold colour, where another it may be a little pale and lack luster. If you are printing a digital print from an artist, you shouldn’t have to mess about too much but adjusting the brightness and the contrast slightly can make the world of difference.
Size matters – and it’s not always the biggest that’s best. When an artist sketches or paints an image, they paint it at a certain size. Most artists selling downloadable prints will have a set size – you will be able to decrease the size and still have a beautiful image – increasing the size too much will have a detrimental effect on the details of the image. This should be avoided. You will lose some detail in an art print (sometimes brush strokes will look smoother) already. Keep this in mind. No more than a 5% increase in size is advised.
Paper – one of the most important parts. I print on to good quality sketch or water colour paper. At least 250gsm. This gives it a professional feel and look once printed. I would steer clear of any paper that is too rough (tooth). Smooth paper with a little bit of grain is perfect.
TIP: Print on to regular paper in black and white to save ink if you are unsure about size. Once you have the size adjusted perfectly, print in colour on regular paper. Once you are happy with the composition of that, only THEN print on to your good paper. This paper can get pricey, save yourself some money.
On a very serious note, if buying a digital downloadable print from an artist, it is still subject to copywrite. You are still only able to print a few copies for your own personal use. They are in no means there for you to sell on or use as your own art. Cutting out the artist signature is illegal in many countries. Remember that the art print is cheaper for 2 reasons, to allow the artist to possible actually earn some money off their talents and to allow you the consumer affordable art. Both reasons are too put more art into the community, which I believe is an essential part of life.
Art brings joy to those who appreciate it. As well as sometimes causing controversy and making people talk about things that otherwise would not be spoken about.
See the downloadable prints available in my Etsy store.