Getting a tattoo is something I could never actually do. Not because of my fear of needles, but I would never be able to decide on something that I would want on my body for the rest of my life. I’m one of those people who can’t make up their mind and when they do they want something different.
I came across TATTLY a few months ago. It totally brought back the nostalgia of being a kid and having temporary tattoos. They have so many cool designs that it’s hard to choose. I was able to decide on three.
The first one is “Type Nerd” by Jessica Hische. Jessica is my typography idol. Not only do I love her work I love her real tattoo she sports on her arm.
She created “Type Nerd” for TATTLY. You can check it out HERE
And here is my version
Next I picked the “Make Change” tattoo. You can view it HERE
Lastly, I chose the “Focus” tattoo. View it HERE
Now that I’m all tattooed up, I feel all BA and stuff. I also want more designs!
Today I had my 60th sale in my PAPERCHAT store on Etsy. It may not seem like a lot but my store has only been open for a few months and I got lucky enough to be featured on sites like, Apartment Therapy, What About Orange, Whitney Ports blog, Buzzfeed, and more. One of my favourite posters is the 8×24 ZERTS poster, inspired by Tom from Parks and Rec. View the clip HERE
The poster is printed by Posterjack.com on their, Peel n’ Stick paper. Created on a linen based material, you can stick it up to 200 times, pretty cool.
All you have to do is enter below. Pictures of the poster are shown below. Contest ends March 18th at 12am.
** PLEASE NOTE ** The Mandatory entry is liking my PAPERCHAT Facebook Page. Extra entries are available but you must actually complete them in order for your entries to be valid.
I came across SKILLSHARE.com a little while ago. I was pretty impressed at the selection of courses offered online and the pricing. The first class I signed up for was, Fashion Illustration. I first got interested in fashion illustration when I came across Katie Rodgers, PAPERFASHION . Her work is absolutely stunning and always inspires me. When I found out she was actually teaching a class on Skillshare I instantly signed up and it was only $20. Her class starts tomorrow and I can’t wait to learn from Katie Rodgers herself. The class is a month long and you can find the information HERE
I created an inspiration board that you can view HERE . I’m excited for this because it’s something totally out of my comfort zone and hopefully something that I will continue to improve on.
The second class I signed up for is, Teach Yourself Code, One Month Rails. A five week online course that will hopefully teach me to create a working web app. Again, this is something totally out of my comfort zone but code is something I want to learn and master one day. This is currently the best selling course on Skillshare and it’s only $20.
View it HERE.
Finally, the last class I look forward to taking is Digital Illustration: Communicating with Texture, Pattern, and Colour.
You can view the course information HERE . The teacher, Brad Woodard’s portfolio site is stunning and I envy his style. You can view his site, Brave the Woods, HERE.
I’m already starting to feel overwhelmed for taking three classes, pretty much at the same time, but I’m also excited to learn new skills and challenge myself.
I’ll definitely be posting my review of the courses and my ongoing work.
Zombies seems to be all the rage right now. Don’t you secretly wish for a zombie apocalypse, just to see if you could survive? This is my latest project, a 16×20 flow chart. I’m excited to see it printed. (Larger version to come soon!)
Here are a few fonts I’m using this week.
- First one the list is, Thirsty Script. For a script font I love how fun this one is. You can also pick up Thirsty Rough which is a fun twist on it.
- Next up is, Trend. Pun intended, I love how trendy it is. This font comes with 24 buying options and the ornaments are pretty nice as well.
- Lastly, Sullivan is a bold display face that comes with three styles. The best is you can pick it up over at Lost Type for free!
What fonts are your favourite right now?