workshop fun

One of the courses I've been taking recently is through Rise Design & Shine. If you haven't heard of them, when you have some time, do check them out. It's run quite well and I've really gained a lot through the experience. I believe the next workshop runs in the Fall so if you are interested be sure to sign up to be notified of enrollment through their website.

Each week I receive a new brief on a different topic. It is has been soooo much fun!

This week is people. Honestly I didn't know how I'd manage it as I haven't done faces in a very long time. Fortunately it is working out! Yay!


No matter what the topic, I just love to pull out my Sharpies and a fresh sketch pad. I've tried quite a few markers and for me personally, nothing really comes close to the end result that I'm able to achieve with a Sharpie. My doodles come out crisp and clean, all ready to scan. This really helps when I need to take my drawings into Illustrator to work on them further.


(Just for fun and my own personal enjoyment)I'm also addicted to Prisma filters! There are so many options to choose from, making the possibilities endless!

We still have a couple weeks left but so far my favorite brief has been abstracts(florals are a close second!). I wouldn't say it was easy to construct but I sure loved the outcome.


How about yourself? Are you an artist? Do you like to create? Even if you enjoy just collecting art, do you have a favorite subject you enjoy the most?

inspiration, movingforward, nextchapter, peacefulliving, goodvibesonly

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Sam began her creative journey as a young child with a love for colorful acrylics and folksy style imagery. Creating whimsical and happy art has since become part of her regular process. Currently exploring watercolor and gouache as mediums, she's always seeking new challenges that will help her grow as an artist.


Sam's illustrations have been featured on Print & Pattern and Swatch & Repeat. They have also been published in both Uppercase and Teen Breathe magazine. 


Books are now available on Amazon! Coming this year you will be able to find a wide variety of journals and creative books for kids!


The one thing that you will find ties all of her work together is her originality and the way that she executes each piece. There's a ton of love and care that goes into it all, down to the very last detail.


Sam finds gratitude in every day that she has another opportunity to make more art and create pretty things for a living. A favorite spot to sit and ponder future projects is her garden. Unless it happens to be winter, in which case you will find her at her desk, wrapped up in a warm sweater, sipping a large cup of tea. 


Besides the creative stuff, Sam loves taking naps, hanging out at the beach and Netflix binging. Currently, she resides in Pitt Meadows, BC with her husband, their three daughters and fur babies, Pepper and Nick.


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