Besotted with…Friday Faves with some madness thrown it

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We are throwing in a little madness this Friday with our favorites, there is a method to it so stick with us…

I. First up is the Madness Planner, a quarterly planner for ‘the mad ones’. Here’s a quick look at the inside. Thank you to Ez for introducing us to this one!

II. Speaking of mad, this quote from Jack Kerouac should light a fire under you.

III. Michelle knows my love for face oil runs deep, she recently tried this oil and loved it so much she picked up a bottle for me too! It’s light, emollient and is a great multitasker-hands, cuticles, even stray flyaways! I’ve used their silicone-free dry oil spray and LOVE it!

IV. I’ve been doing a 100 day project (100 days of botanicals), here are some of my favorite 100 day projects I have been enjoying: 100 days of tiny still lifes | 100 days of memory colors | 100 days of stolen minutes (she does these in 10 minutes!)

V. The incomparable Jen Gotch (social media mega personality) has a new podcast and it is hilarious. Yes, only Jen could take a subject so serious and taboo and make you laugh so hard your mascara  will run down your face, have a listen–Jen Gotch is OK…Sometimes.


Foto Rx 52:: Light patterns

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This week our prompt for our Foto Rx 52 photo project is a most magical one indeed–light patterns. You may have noticed them in your every day and not given much thought to them, but we urge you to stop and capture these ephemeral beauties. We are going to link to some artists that have really harnessed these bits of light and added them to their portfolio of creativity, we hope you do too!

It’s not too late to start your Foto Rx 52, shooting consistently will be the fastest way to becoming a better photographer. Follow us on Instagram for more inspo and edit examples. Shoot this week’s prompt and use #fotorx52 so we can find you and cheer you on (also feel free to borrow our hashtags so other people can find you!).


It has become a signature for this photographer
Light works by James Henkel
Abstract art at in it’s purest form

A master of the austere
We loved this image

photo by michelle p.

Besotted with…Friday Faves


Oh, hello there! Super excited to share some favorites this week, real treasures and an extra dose of creative inspo for all the artists (and wanna be artists) out there, you’re welcome…

I. We discovered a master silhouette artist, a trail blazer for her time, you need to take a look at her little animated film and be wowed how on trend it looks. Note all the animation is actually stopmotion, which means she had to create cut outs for each minute frame by frame, pure magic!

II. Are you looking for an eco-minimalist villa to rent in the Italian countryside? Me too, try this one.

III. Just when you are bemoaning all the good ideas are taken for an art series someone comes up with something so clever that you slap your forehead and say, ‘why didn’t I think of that?’

IV. Many moons ago we did a Pinterest curator feature with this talented lady, now she has gone to eclipse even the most popular of social media superstars and is sharing her business secrets and so are her legions of friends in a new podcast call Raw Milk, totally worth a listen!

V. I am loving this summer dress, a little spendy, but if I amortize the wears I’ll get out of it?

P.S. Image featured from my 100 day project, I am on 40/100 and still going strong!

Win Lettering Rx for you and a friend!


As most of you may know we have a lovely little tool for cleaning + digitizing your lettering (and illustrations) called Lettering Rx. It has been a game changer for many of us, allowing us to letter or draw and share our work in a quick, efficient manner. The response to this product has been amazing (downright evangelical!) and we thank our lucky stars for such a vibrant community of enthusiasts.  To celebrate we are giving Lettering Rx its own platform and mailing list so we can share the work created with this magical product from our incredibly talented users. AND the ever wonderful Fozzybook is hosting a giveaway on her Instagram feed so both you and a friend could win a set!

We have some pretty special add-ons to the Lettering Rx set coming soon including a limited time freebie only available to individuals on the mailing list, so don’t miss out!


Win a set for you and a friend!

Mailing list (for freebies, updates, announcements and more!)

Have your work featured!

Purchase Lettering Rx 

Besotted with…Friday Faves!

Dead rose i by tristan b.

If you love art, mystery and an element of surprise do watch Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable, DO NOT read or watch a trailer, Michelle and I loved it!

An underwater museum with positive ecological impact? Inspired!

Michelle recently received samples from this line of mineral makeup, you add your favorite oil to the powder to get a great a liquid foundation. I loved the idea and decided to try it with my current mineral makeup and guess what?  It works!  I am so excited by this discovery!

We just got this book in for my Little and it’s just wonderfully illustrated with lots of little flaps to flip, a great book to gift!

Aaron Brother’s is going out of business and many of their art supplies are up to 60% off! I just got two brushes that I have wanted to add to my watercolor arsenal for a while now (a filbert and straight brush). You will need to go directly to a store as the sale does not extend to on line purchases.  They are also doing a 1 cent frame sale, their last one so load up on those frames!

P.S. Image shown is for my 100 day project, still going strong! Edited with Foto Rx Co. Stockholm | Clean x Minimal. I use this editing action set more than any other for my Instagram feed, get muted tones and bright whites, adjust to your taste to make it your own. I added a ‘crushed whites’ layer from the set to get that filmic look and added grain from our new B+W Fine Art Set and done!