Clean, modern fonts

modern clean fonts via besotted blog

We came across Jen Wagner Co. fonts the other day and knew we needed to share.  It’s always nice to have some good clean sans and serifs to pair with handlettering or to use in posts where you need/want legibility. Jen’s brush fonts also have a nice effortless chic to them. The only problem now will be deciding which ones to add to your collection because we pretty much want them all! Lucky for you and me she has priced them so you can buy them all!

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Jen Wagner Co.

Brooklyn font

Paris font

Denver font

Montauk font

P.S. This little ninja made us smile and we hope it does for you too!

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.

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Kelle Sauer

kelle_sauer via besotted blog

Isn’t this mood board gorgeous?  There’s more where this came from, but not enough if you ask me, that is why I am writing this, in hopes that Ms. Sauer will add more mood boards for my delight (and I suppose for others as well;)  I found Kelle via instagram and loved her images–simple, filled with texture and lovely tones. So I thought I would do a little snooping and found out she has a blog, she doesn’t update much but when she does she writes completely from the heart–“I want my words to count, to be rich with meaning, so that no matter how few I speak, they will last. I want to take pictures that share my feelings, because that is what I do.”  and when she puts up these mood boards?  Total heart eyes. Enjoy!

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Kelle Sauer Journal

Kelle Sauer Portfolio

Kelle Sauer Instagram

Mood board tutorial Photoshop

Mood board templates 1 | 2 | 3

Free mood board templates

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.

Easy Patterns in Photoshop Free Class Link!

easy patterns in photoshop flamingo via besotted

When Michelle and I started teaching our classes we weren’t sure of the reaction or whether it was going to be worth the effort (it’s a whole lotta effort), but we have found we truly enjoy doing them and we get a huge thrill out of seeing what our student’s produce with their new skills. We couldn’t have been happier with this charming flamingo pattern that our student Eglé Ma created, she made it with artwork we supplied the class and truly made the project her own. We decided to do some mocks-ups of her pattern on products, because this is truly where you can visualize your pattern come to life. If you are dabbling in hand lettering, you may be doing a little illustrating too and this class would be perfect for you to take to be able to add another skill to your creative tool kit. Imagine what you could make for a potential client? You could create patterns from hand drawn wreaths/crests, initials, your ink splats, really anything.  We still have a few free classes available the link is below, if you take the free class all we ask is that you post your project.

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Easy Patterns in Photoshop Class

Link for free class (15 students, first come first served)

Digitize your lettering in Photoshop

Student Eglé Ma

Monthly Photoshop Subscription

Mock-up Class (coming soon, sign-up to be notified)

Great design resources (including styled stock)

Digitize lettering + illustrations (lots of links to sell your work)

Photos edited with Foto Rx First Aid Kit

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.

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A Cook’s Remedy by Aran Goyoaga

A cook's remedy by aran goyoaga via besottedblo

“Food has played a complex role in my life. Having grown up in my grandparent’s pastry shop in the Basque Country, there was a natural familiarity around food. In my youth, I turned toward this comfort to quell my anxieties. In my twenties, I developed a secret eating disorder that led me to isolation but beautifully, it was this same relationship with food, that lead me toward health: I realized that cooking for other people was in fact my way out of isolation and depression. Later on I became a professional pastry chef and food stylist. As a blogger and photographer, I found an outlet to obsess over food in a new and balanced way. And now, by using food as a medium, I am able to explore my life and those around me through cooking. This video series explores this relationship of food and community.”  –Aran Goyoaga

Michelle mentioned blogger/chef Ara Goyoaga new video series ‘A Cook’s Remedy’ and although I am not wont for more distractions, I had to immediately hop on over and see what all the fuss was about. Insert a nice long exhale here. What beauty!  These wonderful little videos will make you wish you could come hang in the PNW with Aran.  The videos are wonderful little gems, full of honesty, beauty and inspiration. They are well worth taking a little break and visiting if you are in the market for a little repast from all the angsty news, we are wishing Aran a ton of success on this new project and can’t wait for more episodes to come out!

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A Cooks Remedy

Cannelle et Vanille

edited using Foto Rx color overlays

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.

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