mintedpretty much had me at 'hello'. after recently getting some new nursery art from them, i was hooked. everything from the quality of the prints, to the array of frame choices to the beautiful packaging had me in awe! when the holidays rolled around, i quickly returned to them to have our christmas cards printed with their beautiful paper and gold foil accents. the quality is simply unmatched!
if you're new to minted, get ready to be delighted.
so how does it work? each month, minted hosts a design challenge for independent artists all over the world. the community votes on their favorites and minted sells the winner’s art in the form of prints, homewares and gifts. it's fun, engaging and so beautiful.
with valentine's day just around the corner, i thought minted'slove inspired art gifts would make the perfect gift for the person you want to celebrate this year. whether it be your love, your momma or a little one in your life, show how much you love them with a beautiful piece of artwork from minted! (i especially love thefoil hand-pressed heart. you can personalize it with 30 of your own photos!)
and, you can grab a FREE upgrade! expedited shipping for the price of standard on art gift orders $100+. just use code: SHIP100
and just to add a little extra love to the season - minted has generously offered to host a giveaway especially for going home to roost readers (that's you!).CLICK HEREto enter to win a $250 shopping spree at minted!
details: the giveaway will end in one week (february 12th). once it ends, minted will randomly choose a winner and notify them via email.
a note from minted: This giveaway is only open to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia who are at least 18 years old as of the date of entry, except officers, directors, members, and employees of the sponsor, or any other party associated with the development or administration of this promotion, and the immediate family (i.e., parents, children, siblings, spouse), and persons residing in the same household, as such individuals. This promotion is void outside the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, and where prohibited.
bye bye january, hello beautiful february! what i love most about this month: celebrating love, bedtime tea, planning for the future and sitting by the fire. what are your favorite things about february?xox, bonnie
january has come to a close and february is here! as i do every month, i’m sharing with you this month’s recap of the roost tribe, which gives you a sneak peek of what roost tribe members received last month. if you’re interested in receiving it, you still can. i’ll be sending out a recap on wednesday to members with all of the content in it from last month so no one will have missed anything, regardless of when you might have joined during the month.
that means, that if you join before wednesday, february 3rd you’ll still get all of january’s content + february’s content as well – that’s two months for the price of one!
adobe illustrator tutorial on how to use a gold foil effect in your illustrations.
a discussion on time + a set of inspirational set of tech backgrounds to match!
a favorite tea recipe that's been warming my winter bones for weeks!
a set of worksheets to plan your goals & dreams for 2016.
a mini pattern collection called winter walk.
a list of favorite links and resources rounded up through the month.
plus more! being a member is tons of fun and we would love to have you join the family!
are you ready to be ultra-inspired?! i’m so excited that the succulence fabrics blog tour begins this monday! join us each day as talented makers from all over the world share their projects made from my current fabric line, succulence for art gallery fabrics.check out the full schedule below!
sydney and richele from anewall have created a beautiful business from turning vintage photographs and artwork into oversized wall murals. it's refreshing to stumble across something so unique - they literally took my breath away! of course, i'm a sucker for vintage florals and misty mountains, so i had to share them with you, as well. i think you'll enjoy getting to them on their blog, shopping their etsy store and browsing these inspirational images on instagram. which one is your favorite?
chloe coscarelli first stole my heart when she won 'cupcake wars' as a vegan chef. since then, i have slowly been falling in love with her cookbooks, one recipe at a time. my favorites, chloe's kitchen and chloe's vegan italian kitchen have been the most reliable cookbooks i've ever cooked from. everything is always so delicious (i think the entire book has been 'doggie eared'!). chloe has a way of demystifying vegan cooking tricks and simplifying even the most complicated recipes. she teaches how to make vegan dishes creamy, 'cheesy' and full of flavor without using complicated ingredients.
a few of our favorite recipes have been the vegan mac and cheese, bread sticks, tomato basil soup, broccoli and 'cheese' soup, spinach artichoke dip, and the risotto with shiitake mushrooms. and of course, she masters the decadent dessert, too! i always turn to chloe's vegan desserts for birthday cake recipes, cupcakes, pies and more.
your turn! what's your latest favorite cookbook, recipe or cooking blog? share with us in the comments section!
the first time i saw an embroidered stag head made from the buck forest print in my hello, bear fabrics collection, i fell in love. how beautiful, unique and brilliant! since then, your creations have continued to amaze me! from floral crowns, to red nosed reindeer to glittered hoops. i love them all! take a minute to explore these lovely ladies and their talents. i know you'll have fun!
In Module 1: Designing your way, you will learn everything you need to know to turn basic sketches into elements for pattern design. Find out more about color and pattern, how to create moodboards and repeat patterns in Adobe Illustrator. Learn how to develop your signature style and get industry insider tips and tricks!
This is for you if you are drawn to color and pattern and dream of one day licensing your own designs but don’t know where to begin. Here you’ll join a community of like-minded people on a fun and inspiring creative journey, learn more about how to create your own patterns and motifs and even design a set of business stationery!
About Module 2: Creating your professional identity
In Module 2: Creating your professional identity you will learn how to develop your brand image, design advanced technical repeats in Photoshop and Illustrator, put a collection together and start your own label. You will also learn how to understand and predict trends, how to get noticed and attract the press, and how to protect your work.
This is for you if you have a basic understanding of surface pattern design and now want to start getting noticed and make a name for yourself. Here you’ll join a community of like-minded people on a fun and inspiring creative journey and learn how to create more complex repeat patterns, build them into a sellable collection and put the foundations in place to pave the way for licensing and other ways of selling your work.
These on-line surface pattern design courses are both five-weeks long. The classroom is accessible 24/7 so you can join from anywhere in the world and fit the course into your busy life. Read some of their student success stories here.
*NEW*BONUS TECHNICAL WORKSHOP VIDEOS giving you a step-by-step guide to creating technical repeats, creating a static and rotating advert, creating room set mock-ups and more
Create a sample collection, mini brand look book, press release, and trend report.
PLUS you will receive bonus industry insider tips, generic industry specifications for printing and designing for various products, a selection of template product examples to demonstrate industry standards and an industry jargon-buster
AND the chance to get your work showcased in MOYO magazine which has been viewed over 2.5 million times since it launched.
THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED.
UPDATE: Congratulations, Kelly Dalton!
The prize: ONE place on The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design – Module 1: Designing your way course starting February 1, 2016 AND Module 2: Creating your professional identity course starting April 4, 2016 delivered on-line worth over $640.
How to enter: Check out both courses on the Make it in Design website to find out more, then leave a comment at the bottom of the post in no more than 50 words telling us how this prize would help you right now.
Deadline isWednesday January 20th. Any comments left after this time will not be counted. The winner will be selected by me, and Rachael Taylor and announced her on Friday, January 22nd.
Terms and Conditions:
This competition is to win a place on Module 1: Designing your way course starting February 1, 2016 AND Module 2: Creating your professional identity starting April 4, 2016 from Make it in Design
One entry allowed per person
The winning place is not transferable – either by date or to another individual and must not be sold on and no cash alternative will be offered in the event that the winner is unable to use the prize for any reason
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