hope your summer is going super well and that you’re having a wonderful time bonding with your kids. I pray your laundry piles are small, your coffee hot and your blog is growing. And if you are a shop owner I pray that it is expanding and more and more sales are dripping in , its my little prayer for you and the best one I can give at the moment from an Artist to an Artist.
I have exciting news! Both personal and on the blog. Let’s get right into it….
#1 I am officially coming back to my paintings after nearly 7 years!!
It took me longer than I thought , it feels like I have been awaken up from a dream now. There were many nights of crying and many days of cursing ( dont we all do that ? ) if not … then this was where I was at. I was devastated felt rejected, blamed everything and anything on to the little heartbreak.
It took me 3 mindset and business coaches, 1 failed coach choice and a lot of forgiveness work that I can officially declare that I am back to work. More on choosing the right Coach later , but for now I am a firm a believer that you need a community of Artists and creators who understand you , and more intimate this community is better it is .
Having said that, during this time the lessons that I was able to learn are worth Gold, nothing happens without a cause. Everything is there for a reason, I have grown out so much stronger and wiser as a person from this experience and now I truly thank the Art Licensing company for the experience they have helped me go through.
I almost laugh at the story that I shared from a state of mind that was all angry and full of resentment. Sorry but not so sorry…..
My first painting (after 7 years) is not stiring me enough from inside , I pulled it up and hung it over my living room wall, but nope I still have to uncover a lot from inside. I looked towards it everyday, continued my daily morning practices for creativity and raising my vibrations to connect to creative muse within me and make it stronger, and as I dd this practice more, the painting started to represent an era of transition and as soon as I overcame that, my heart for done with enjoying the painting ( it is off to a new home now).
#2 I am starting a brand new hand painted furniture business.
It is so hush hush at the moment , I haven’t shared this on social media or anywhere else , infact not even to my family yet 🙂 but you know … I feel close to you , since you are my pen friend I needed to get this out …. 🙂 Dont forget to subscribe to my email list if you want to recieve updates on my creative musings and latest updates.
#3 My website is coming up with a new branding
With so much going on and myself handling that too, it is coming on up slowly but you might have noticed the new home page?
#4 Creative Business School 101
For the past 4 year I’ve yearned to create a Course that is made specifically for Artists and Creatives –
where I can teach you how I’ve created my own product based business using my arts and illustrations and now run it successfully from the comfort of my home.I finally know exactly how I want to teach it and what I will put into the course. It just clicked last week – I can’t wait to tell you more.
My current goal is to get it to you by July 20th , It will teach you not just how to create an online Shop and your own products selling through a stand alone website but also how to create an evergreen funnel to it – so you don’t have to struggle with tech issues and driving traffic to it all the time.make money.
It’s basically teaching you exactly how I run my product based business right now 😉 Most products that teach you how to create a product and a business with a successful funnel go for $997 (no kidding!) but right now I’m planning to launch it for under $100.
So skip one date night and save up your money. This.will.be.so.worth.it!
So i have been working on a little project of mine these few days , due to which i haven’t been able to post muchVector tutorials on this blog as much as i would love to and as much as i would like to . I present to you my coming up Coloring Book for Adults.
But i thought i will take you along with me on to my next artistic journey and share some moments with you .
I have been doodling and drawing and while doing that i also concentrated on creating more art for Artlicensing. I would like to share with you one of my drawings that you might like to color if you are a fan of coloring pages.
Coloring Pages and coloring books for adults have become a sort of therapy aid . It really helps clear the clutter out of your mind.I have tried using to-do lists , Chore lists for my kids , planners and some of the apps available for project management but the connection to hand to paper is always the best healer.
I have worked on a few drawings and then took some time out to color them and found them quite engaging and releasing a bit of stress.
So from my first batch of new drawings below is one of the pages from adult coloring pages.
I hope that you enjoy coloring it as much as i did and i will be sharing next coloring page as soon as i enter my next phase of project .
I have been busy creating some themed graphics for the Christmas they are all up at the Etsy Store .including Poinsettias , Christmas trees, complete with a custom character girl illustration. See the previews below followed by the free clipart graphics set that you can download and enjoy through my Facebook fan page till the end of December.
so here are the clipart images in the collection
Christmas Poinsettia Clip Art >Holiday Clip Art > Festive Clip Art >flower Clip Art
Yep thats one big thing i m looking forward to today , that’s my first brief from Lilla Rogers studio! . Top art agency Lilla Rogers Studio is on the lookout for hot new creative talent! The winner will win 2 years’ representation from Lilla Rogers Studio and a host of licensing deals , and just for fun I am in it !
Today we will be getting our first brief , i will be posting about it and will be needing your input as well , will you be around?
Lets… do it … 🙂
I will be sharing my work processes and work flow through my art facebook page , join me 🙂
I have been talking about this over my newsletter and have been tweeting and sharing status on Facebook , my big plans of 2012 .
They are something which might be the same as anyone who is trying to set themselves up as artists and designers. Mine are also some really basic but big ones!
1- Make enough money to cover our house hold expenses , and buy and upgrade some of my basic house office supplies , including but not limited to
a-getting a Laptop (Since i broke my laptop’s screen)
b- get a new pen tablet
c- Get a new Printer.
2- Decrease my working time and give more time to my son who had started to fall a bit behind in his studies.
3- And last but not the least get a Licensing contract.
I have been exploring ground for flourishing as a freelancer , i quit my day job 4 years back and have gradually increased my monthly earning , by running my illustration store , selling illustrations through etsy , my designed Decals , getting some custom character illustrations .
My sales have gradually increased but not as much as i hoped it , I have had urges to hire help at times , to manage sites and blogs that i work on but there are things that i think , i can only , manage (which i realize is not a practical way to proceed forward ).
Keeping in view my goals for 2012 i have come across a crossroad in my career , where i am still exploring which direction i must take my work to.
Must i do character illustrations more , book illustration , expand my party invitations site or work more on my illustration store?
these are the questions that i would like to have answered.
Have you come across a cross road in your career where you find yourself lost?
Have you found your way? if yes then how?
[private]For those of you who have been regularly visiting Aivault have seen that we have changed many faces since the launch in Nov2007. And here i am again with a new face for Aivault but this time i felt that with my own growth Aivault also needed a new step forward. AiVault is now Artistic Inspirations , i would love to share my experiences and works not only limited to vector and illustration , thus aivault will now be more full of content which every graphic designer might need!.
We are now officially selling illustrations and graphics at our Store , Aifactory .We will be now officially offering FREE contents every week! so if you have not yet subscribed to the site you can do now!. We will be giving away quality professional photoshop brushes , vector brushes , vector packs and much more! and beside them once in a while few tips for the artist in you.
in order to bring a better experience to the readers i need your little help.If you are encountering broken links , file missing errors , kindly report to me so i can fix them. Thank you again for supporting Aivault and making it one of the popular sites ![/private]
[private]Ok here is a little contest that i have been wanting to launch for quite a while now!. As most of AiVault readers already know that we have been working really hard for setting up the new version of the store i thought it is time for introduce it to you as well as arrange a little giveaway too! (more…)
[private]Yes AiVault is one year old!! And we have decided as part of birthday celebrations to take off all the for sale brush sets and add them to premium members library! These include the following (more…)
[private]Today i have nothing much to do , i am dead tired and weekend is coming which makes me more bored and tired 🙁 . It is so difficult to keep away from the computer! . As all of the users already know , that is Registered users ( 750 of them!!) that aiVault has gone premium with access to tutorial source files and vector downloads. I have a great give away in my hands! i am giving away a FREE PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP! for one month to 15 Creative Comments . (more…)
[private]Yes! We are looking for another Regular Tutorial Writer , If you possess the ability to create outstanding vector illustrations and Know how to deliver and explain the concepts in a clear manner then , this job is for you! And we would very much like to hear from you! (more…)
Preview ID ToolBox | Presenting Stich n Sew for the crafty people out there . The collection contains stiching inspired symbols buttons , stitches and patterns . Just drag and drop symbols where ever you like these symbols are vectors so will scale to any size . The pack is perfect to use in one theme or you can use the symbols where ever you want. The patterns are repeated and can be adjusted by the stroke size also change the stroke colour and they change the Whole colour scheme . once you open up this tool box sets you are ready to go and create something of the same theme! . Once you are finished creating your artwork . Expand the final result by going to object > Expand appearence to be able to scale it to anysize without losing quality or effect or drag and drop symbols or brushes expand and paste into photoshop.
The possibilities of creating images is endless Stich n Sew Id Tool box contains. 29 Stiching Inspired symbols embroidered flowers of pathwork , with seam line , buttons to drag and drop and leaves to add to any bunch of patch and embroidery flower you make. 9 Line brushes Stich strength of 6 which can be applied to any of your image or work to give an effect of stiched and embroidered! 5 pattern swathces create a square or a shape and fill with the desired pattern swatch All in all 43 Tools in one set! Designer Tip :-create simple flowers or any object go to object>path>ofset path set to your desired ofset ie 3pixels and drop the stich brush to it and your object now has stiched on effect!
compatable with CS2 or above window and mac Price:- Only 10 USD [private]Download HERE:-[download id=”42″][/private]
Windows Unzip the File. for installing symbols click on the small arrow icon attached to your symbols pallett Select open symbol library browse to your file and open . Same way you can open brushes library. Mac: Unzip the File. for installing symbols drop files in the programe>adobe illustrator > presets > Brushes / symbol folder restart illustrator!
Hi there! My name is Asma and I’m an illustration Artist & Graphic Designer, helping designers, Artists and female entrepreneurs sell art online through graphic designer resources & coaching. I created this blog as a platform where I could share illustration tutorials & strategies for artists that bring results. Enjoy!