21 February 2020

Life of Art #522 [Business Cards and Custom Logo Stickers]

This week I created a variety of business cards with monograms, polka dots, and minimal designs. I also made several custom logo stickers, some with thank you messages, one return address style, and two branding styles with your logo, slogan, and website.


Click to see more business cards.


See more custom logo thank you stickers in the Custom Business Logo Wrapping Supplies collection:

Pinned to boards at Rocklawn Arts on Pinterest.

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on them. Rest assured, the affiliate links do not increase your cost or change the price of the items.

Watched 7 more lessons from Create a Marketing Plan & Grow Your Standout Business by Tara Gentile. I'm finding it really helpful and appreciate being able to watch it at my own pace since I own the course.

Also watched Habits for Ultra - Productivity with Jessica Hische, an interview by Chase Jarvis which you can currently watch any time for free.

Watched/read "How to edit a photo taken in direct sunlight in Lightroom or Photoshop ACR" by Colin Smith and
"How to Make a Panoramic photo – shoot and edit a Pano in Lightroom or Photoshop" by Colin Smith.

How was your week?


10 years ago on TTaT: Sketchbook, page 4

14 February 2020

Life of Art #521 [Polka Dot Pillows with Custom Monograms]

This week, I created some Polka Dot Pattern with Modern Monogram Throw Pillows in blue and white, and black and white.

I also updated some stickers for St. Patrick's Day and Mother's Day:

Most of the week, however, was spent on education and behind the scenes work.

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on them. Rest assured, the affiliate links do not increase your cost or change the price of the items.

Watched "Designing Monograms" by Khara Plicanic on Creative Live. A fun introduction to monograms with some cool extra Photoshop brush tips.

Watched more of Create a Marketing Plan & Grow Your Standout Business by Tara Gentile. I'm finding it really helpful.

Read/watched "18 Hidden Tips in Photoshop 2020" by Colin Smith
and
"How to combine Photos in Photoshop, 3 creative ways" by Colin Smith.

Pinned to boards at Rocklawn Arts on Pinterest.

Made monthly backups.

Have you backed up lately?


10 years ago on TTaT: Speed Dating With Werner Herzog

07 February 2020

Life of Art #520 [Monogrammed Polka Dot Duvet Covers and Blankets]

Add a cool modern blue and white or black and white polka dot pattern with custom monogram to your bedroom or home with custom duvet covers and sherpa blankets.

The cozy blankets make great custom gifts or a treat for yourself:

The duvet covers are available in twin, queen, and king sizes, and reversible or one-sided options:

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on them. Rest assured, the affiliate links do not increase your cost or change the price of the items.

Started watching Create a Marketing Plan & Grow Your Standout Business by Tara Gentile.

Pinned to boards at Rocklawn Arts on Pinterest.

How was your week?


10 years ago on TTaT: Sketchbook, page 2

06 February 2020

On the Upside...

We have the opportunity to peacefully overthrow our government this year.

To that end, register to vote or verify that you are still registered.

If you are turning 18 by an election day this year, look into pre-registering to vote in your state so you will be good to go on the day.

Then, show up for elections and VOTE BLUE!

And encourage others to do the same.


12 years ago on TTaT: Lartigue: Album of a Century

31 January 2020

Life of Art #519 [Last Day 30% Off Sale at Rocklawn Arts!]

Today is the last day to get 30% Off Everything at my shop Rocklawn Arts.

Use coupon code: 30PERCENTOFF

Valid until 1/31/2020 11:59 PM PST.

Visit the products tab of my store here where you can use the search box, refine results by department or category, or sort by newest or price.

During the week, I created many new products which are all also on sale including custom name or monogram polka dot tote bags:


Created several custom photo jigsaw puzzles with custom name(s) or monograms. Click through to see more background color variations by clicking the colored dots under "Design Theme" in the sidebar of the product page.

Created gingham plaid binders with custom titles in several colors:

Created more color versions of Custom Name Handwritten Script Contour Stickers (click through to see more color variations by clicking the colored dots under "Design Theme" in the sidebar of the product page):

Finally pinned to boards at Rocklawn Arts on Pinterest. You can see more sale items there.

I had trouble logging in most of the week so I wasn't able to promote as much as I'd planned to. Please share this post!

25 January 2020

30% Off Sale at Rocklawn Arts!

I'm pleased to announce there is a special 30% Off Sale running at Rocklawn Arts starting right now!

Use coupon code: 30PERCENTOFF

Valid until 1/31/2020 11:59 PM PST.

Everything in my store is 30% off, so now is a great time to buy a cool custom gift, stock up on office and business supplies, or treat yourself to some new home decor or tech accessories.

Here are a few collections to get you started:






You can see all of my Curated Collections here.

Check out the Products tab where you can sort by department and category.

For example, Art and Wall Decor

Postcards

Clothing

Click any link to learn more.

24 January 2020

Life of Art #518 [Custom Polka Dot Home Decor, iPhone Cases, and Ties]

More polka dots this week focusing on black and white, and blue and white patterns on throw pillows, towel sets, blankets, neck ties, socks, iPhone cases, and phone ring stands.

Home decor and clothing are included in 3 new collections I made based on color. Click through to see a whole collection and to customize the name or monogram:

Also created a variety of new iPhone cases and phone ring stands with customizable monograms. (Cases are also available for other models and devices.)

While making polka dot pillows, I also made this Bold Black White Checkered Pattern with Monogram Throw Pillow:

I also created a variety of customizable logo pattern ties on white, black, blue, and grey backgrounds.

Single-sided printing:

Double-sided printing:

Pinned to boards at Rocklawn Arts on Pinterest. Created a new Black and White Home Decor board. (I would link to it but the site is being wonky for me today.)

Shot 49 photographs, culled 9, rated rest.

Added social share buttons to this blog which you can find at the bottom of each post. Hover over the little icons if you don't recognize them, but they are: e-mail, Blogger, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest, respectively.

Stay tuned for a special post tomorrow!


12 years ago on TTaT: Bullet time