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A beginners guide to rock painting

A beginners guide to rock painting
These days rock painting has become a way of expressing yourself on a small and natural canvas that is fun and versatile. It is an activity that adults and kids enjoy and the beauty of it is that it usually takes you outdoors to search for your rocks. The other great qualities of rock painting is the ease of passing on your artworks as small gifts and tokens of love, whether to a stranger or to a loved one. The small surface is less intimidating than a canvas and you can easily finish a small rock work-of-art in a short sitting and have something you can be proud of.

How Tyler uses her art as therapy for her autoimmune disease

How Tyler uses her art as therapy for her autoimmune disease

Art is a great healer.

Whether you are after mindfulness, focus or relaxation, or a way to distract you from pain or problems, it is an effective way to break the cycle of everyday monotony, busy-ness or illness. 

Tyler from our community has kindly shared with us her story of how she got into art, why she was attracted to the easy art tools like Watercolour Pens, and how it helps her manager the pain from her autoimmune disease.

Geometric patterns with watercolour brush pens tutorial

Geometric patterns with watercolour brush pens tutorial
Hello, this is Rachel from @champion.doodles on Instagram. While I have an eclectic variety of creative hobbies I like to share, nearly everything I do has a presence of bright colors. Around Instagram, I’ve seen a lot of geometric patterned creations and wanted to give them a try in my own style. They are are simple as they are fun to create, and there are no limits on what you can do with them.

10 reasons to create an art routine that you’ll love

@laumoraiti.illustration lady pencil sketch
Expressing your feelings and emotions through any hobby is very healthy for you, having the opportunity to make something beautiful out of any crisis will help you navigate it. Art will give you a way to talk about it without the need to find words (or perhaps your art is words) and creating a safe space for venting all those emotions will give your art a depth you probably didn’t have in mind when you started your art routine.

Our Favourite Creative Spaces

Our Favourite Creative Spaces
In a world that’s becoming more and more mobile, one can easily define the perfect creative space wherever they so please. The definition of a creative space is no longer defined by the walls of a studio, but is rather a reflection of the very essence of that which inspires you.

Where do you find inspiration to start your next piece?

have courage bookmark by @pensomaniac
While there’s a whole world out there to discover and inspire us, an abundance of stimulation can sometimes make it difficult to find the perfect starting point. We’ve turned to our Life of Colour Community to find out not only where they get their inspiration but also what makes them tick!

Flow

Self Care by @kikicustomart. Get in the flow making art
Do you know that feeling when you are so engrossed in something you are doing that everything else disappears, time passes and there is no future, no past, only the present? We have all felt that sense of time disappear when we lose ourselves in an activity we love.

5 Watercolour artists to learn from on Instagram

With visual-centric social media platforms such as Pinterest and Instagram around, it has become very easy to follow talented artists, to learn from their craft, and to draw inspiration from seeing their work and watching how they produce their incredible works of art.

Mandala Art

Mandala Art
The purpose of Mandalas in art and art therapy is to help achieve a sense of focus, flow and harmony. I personally enjoy colouring in Mandalas, just to take a step away from my usual chores of life and work, and to focus on something soothing and relaxing. You can get lost in the flow of the patterns and colours and it certainly helps with mindfulness and wellness.

Why Life of Colour

Why Life of Colour
This is me at my wedding. This is my wedding bouquet. Most people I know had pink or white flowers, but I wanted mine to be as colourful as possible. Why? Because I love colour. It is the essence of life. 

Hand or Brush Lettering

Brush Lettering by @theprettinessproject
The Art of Hand Lettering or Calligraphy is an ancient art form, and one that has taken the modern art world by storm, because of its beautiful depth and connection between art and words. The style of letters become an art form that can evoke deep emotions and nostalgia - happiness, joy and love.

How to Letter with Life of Colour Watercolour Brush Pens by @letteringbykaren

How to Letter with Life of Colour Watercolour Brush Pens by @letteringbykaren
I have been an ambassador for Life of Colour since June 2018, and since then, I have received oodles of questions on the best way to use their watercolour pens. Today, I’m here to share a few tips on how to achieve great results when lettering with them.