Curator | Michelle P.

Curator Michelle P. via BesottedI mentioned the Pinterest Curator series on the clipping mask tutorial last Friday (it’s the technique I used to create it), which made me all kinds of nostalgic for the series. I loved creating those posts and discovering new people, some even became friends (that’s always a nice bonus, one became my business partner/ally/creative collaborator extraordinaire). This was the first one I ever created, inspired by none other than the ever lovely and creative Michelle P.  I did this years ago, but I still love it and that is saying a lot since my moods seem about as mercurial as my toddler’s when it comes to my designs.

We have some awesome posts planned this week, Michelle recorded one that I know you will find incredibly useful and a good resource.  I am hoping to get an interview up from a new to me lettering artist that has knocked my socks off and got me inspired to get my nibs out of hibernation. We hope to see you here!

Author / Miss Tristan B

Miss Tristan B. is the co-creator of the world’s best + easiest product photography editing tool-Foto Rx | Shopkeeper’s Helper and one of the writer’s of this delightful blog. Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.

A week of lettering love

Lettering Love Pinterest board via besotted blogMonday came way too soon, don’t you think?  I usually look forward to Monday’s but I have lots and lots to do and I could have used an extra Sunday, you?  This is a special week, we are hoping and praying and maybe doing a little finger crossing that we will launch our new Photoshop action set for lettering artists tomorow. There’s nothing of its kind on the market and we hope it enables many other lettering artists the opportunity to share their work with the world in an easy + efficient way!

This week will be dedicated to lettering love, we’ll have calligrapher interviews, lettering resources galore, and plenty of lettering inspiration. We hope it invigorates your current lettering practice or motivates you to give it a go (I know I am so anxious to pick up my nib again!) This is a little curation of one of my fave Pinterest boards-Hand Lettering Love, if you haven’t visited it before be prepared to lose a few hours, there’s so much goodness and a nice variety of styles. If you have a Pinterest lettering board feel free to link to it in the comments, I am always on the look out for even more lettering love!

P.S. I haven’t listened yet, but lettering guru Sean Wes has started a podcast. He was one of the firsts to share lettering ‘secrets’ and what he has built (a small empire) it quite inspiring. I am sure it’s a good listen.

 

Author / Miss Tristan B

Miss Tristan B. is the co-creator of the world’s best + easiest product photography editing tool-Foto Rx | Shopkeeper’s Helper and one of the writer’s of this delightful blog. Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.

PINTEREST CURATOR | JEN HUANG

Curator Jen Huang BesottedI have not done a Pinterest Curator in ages, I used to love them, but truth be told they took an enormous amount of time which I don’t have a lot of anymore (there should be a time Lotto). I have to choose my time wisely and any extra time I have now seems like it would be better spent sleeping. Today I am making an exception, because this series was how I came upon Miss Jen Huang in the first place.  Jen emailed me that she enjoyed my series and after following her links I was sufficiently flattered, embarrassed that I wasn’t more ‘together’ and ecstatic to have found a new talent. In honor of our ‘meeting’, I wanted to share Jen’s Pinterest, she has been able to successfully use it to share her portfolio/work in a way that is authentic and infinitely ‘pinnable’. My favorite boards are Les Animaux (I am a little Frenchie biased), Paper & Ink, and On Location (envy producing for anyone with wanderlust). Please visit her boards here!

Author / Miss Tristan B

Miss Tristan B. is the proprietress of Besotted Brand and one of the writer’s of this delightful blog. She lives in sunny Seattle with her handsome husband, wonderful baby girl and two pups. Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.

PINTEREST CURATOR SARAH YATES

Curator Sarah Yates Besotted

Sarah Yates has great style, a great story and just a certain ‘joie de vivre’.  When I was going through her boards she had little pops of this pink and peachy color that kept coming up, it’s very subtle and interspersed throughout but I loved how happy the combo felt so I decided to showcase both Sarah and her infinity for this palette.  I’m a little ready for some sunny days and Spring and this just feels so cheery, no? Sarah a photographer, blogger and style maven has some seriously addictive boards, my very favorite though is of her beloved pup Ruca Bean Yates-Mora. Visit Sarah’s boards here.

Hopefully I can steal some more time to share a sweet new font with you this week, I think you will like it!

Author / Miss Tristan B

Miss Tristan B. is the proprietress of Besotted Brand and the writer of this delightful blog. She recently re-located to sunny Seattle with her handsome husband and two pups, they just welcomed to the world a baby girl. Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.

PINTEREST CURATOR GARANCE DORE

Curator Garance Dore Besotted

Garance Dore is an internet success story/super star. Her name may be familiar to you as the very chic fashion illustrator (and photographer, writer and blogger). I was happily surprised when I saw that she was curating on Pinterest, it’s always a delight to spot an unexpected luminary there.  As you’d expect, Garance has some very forward boards, she is ‘in the know’ after all.  My favorite board though was her ‘Forever Cool’ a collection of photos of timeless beauties from various decades (from Grace Kelly to a young Kate Moss). I think you might also like to visit her Mes Classiques, Studio and La Parisienne.

I am working on my 2014 new year’s goals as I’m not great with resolutions.  As you can imagine I am more motivated than ever, my brain has been on over drive of what I need to accomplish this year and how I am going to go about doing it.  Do you have big plans as well?  I hope that I can make this place an even better resource for you to accomplish some of those goals, I have been working hard behind the scenes to try to make this happen.  I would love to hear any of your goals, I understand that if you let people know your goals that you are more apt to accomplish them.  Here’s to taking care of business!

Author / Miss Tristan B

Miss Tristan B. is the proprietress of Besotted Brand and the writer of this delightful blog. She recently re-located to sunny Seattle with her handsome husband and two pups, they just welcomed to the world a baby girl. Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life. Happy New Year!  I am wishing you a ton of happiness, health and prosperity!

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