As 2022 comes to a close, I’ve got a little year in review to discuss developments, creations, regrets, and what’s in store for next year!
For many people, this time of year is hectic on several levels! You’re trying to finish up the year-end stuff for school and work, send holiday cards, buy gifts, and plan travels and gatherings. It’s a lot. In our house, this holiday season is even more frenetic than usual because we’ve got a baby who gets into everything. (Turn your back for one second, and she’s stuffed the most dangerous thing she can find into her mouth!) I’ve barely had a spare moment to relax, which is why I set aside three hours this week to just zone out and create pretty calligraphy. Today, I’m sharing the envelopes I made as a casual show and tell.
Metallic watercolors are the candy of the art world: pure joy and pleasure. I remember the first time I used a Finetec Golds palette, and how thrilling it was to see the pigment combine with water to become molten gold. In that particular instance, I applied the gold to my dip pen in order to calligraph 100 intricate wedding envelopes. It was love at first write, and I’m still a metallic watercolors fanatic for a variety of applications.
I’m a proponent of using creativity to slow down, relax, and take it easy. That said, time lapse art videos always enthrall me. It’s so satisfying to watch a project that took a considerable chunk of time come together in a matter of seconds! Today, I’m sharing some of my favorite videos from my Time Lapse Collection with you. These videos will inspire you to get to creating over the chilly, cozy weekend!
There’s something special about cold weather meals. It’s the feeling of being inside a warm house, your belly getting comfortably full, when the weather outside has a chilly edge. With a couple of small touches, you can make meals extra special: light candles, use the nice plates, and consider making place cards for people or label cards for food.
When I started TPK in 2012, written content was the default (and, oh boy, did I write some long content back then). As the years have progressed, there’s been a shift. People like to see tutorial videos of projects and techniques! When I have the time, I love to make videos. In today’s article, I’m sharing my eight favorites: