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Category: Blog Artfully

RECREATE AND RECYCLE (YOUR ARTWORK AND BLOG POSTS) PART 2: THE PLAN AND THE FIRST DOODLES

When I started a drawing I never planned. Really, drawing is like a meditation for me. Whatever finally comes up on paper is purely intuitive. And if you had read my bounce back story, about how this whole folksy graphicalicious collection started, then you knew I had know idea what would initially show up on the paper (or on screen), after moving my pen or mouse. I have no idea, and I enjoy it. I enjoy the…


RECREATE AND RECYCLE (YOUR ARTWORK AND BLOG POSTS) PART 1

At first, I wanted to redesign my blog.

Again?

Are you kidding me!

Well, it seemed like that little but authoritative voice inside me didn’t agree at all. In many cases I often ignored that voice because it’s too noisy but over time I have started to listen to it instead.

And in this case, I thought that voice had a point.

I had redesigned my blog many times now, ewww, I don’t remember how many times exactly, but not only that I redesigned the…


WHEN YOUR TIME FOR CREATIVITY GETS ROUGH…

Just remember, it’s all going to be OK :)


And get back to your preferred artboard without question, just do. I know, I found it very difficult as well. For several months I had been overwhelmed with projects and work travels and, once again, my creative pursuit suffered.

I don’t know what made it so damn difficult for me to take a few minutes a day just to move my pen over paper or to open illustrator and create a doodle. But maybe, just maybe, now I have…


Free Calendar-to-colour 2017 is here! (+ bonus)

Hi friends!  

I have to confess that I started the new year with a nightmare for a heavy coffee drinker like me: coffee overdose..

Does that something like that exist? I don’t know :D But on new year’s eve I spent the whole day and night finalising the calendar-to-colour 2017, and as always, a lot of coffee involved. I hit 00:00 on 1 January gloriously: the calendar-to-colour was done, and after taking pictures and…


New Gallery: Collages in My Journals 2016

Guess what, earlier this year while doing spring cleaning initially I wanted to get rid of my old journals, but now I realised they are full of funky collages I made out of old magazines and scrap materials. Nope, I don’t want to throw away the collages yet (though I so wanted to burn all those outdated journal entries :D). So I thought, taking pictures of and instagram them as a series might be a good idea?

I’ve…


New favorite {google} fonts: Bentham & Buenard

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After playing with ..I don’t know how many google fonts for my website, finally i found “the ones” that feels sooo ‘an artful cup of java’

Phew

The fonts are: Bentham and Buenard

I’m at a café at the moment. And it’s time to go home, the mall is about to close. I’m going home happy!

Artfully, xo
Amreta


Bye 2015, Hello 2016!

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I’m preparing….Bye 2015, Hello 2016!

Oh yes, I’m so looking forward to my year end vacation and then you will see An Artful Cup of Java transform into a whole new site!

Well, the same site, but the new gallery is on the way, showcasing ALL my folksy graphicalicious artwork + the previously online country graphics (some of them are already renewed!), plus a brand new free membership area.

They are on the way…I’m so excited and I feel like so ready for the new year with…


Happy Birthday DesignCuts!

My favorite design resources Designcuts is celebrating its second birthday. Congrats!! :D151028_designcutsbirthday

 

Xo Amreta


My Artful Cup of Java today: folksy flora collection

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I started working on the Folksy Flora collection today. Yeay! A lot of ideas on what to produce from the collection: web graphics, prints, patterns and as always, coloring pages, etc. Or maybe elements to create your own stationery or cards? Hmm…why not. I have to get them organized now. It took a whole day to start today, but I do have fun. Keep watching this blog because I will add more regularly :D

Here are some samples from what’s done today: