One of the reasons I picked this word is because I have had an alarm on my phone that has gone off at 10:30PM every night that says “get ready for bed” and I have just turned it off and NOT gotten ready for bed about 100% of the time! I realized I keep my promises and am true to my word on all other areas of my life except when it comes to myself. I make exceptions to stay up late for whatever reason, break habits, don’t follow schedules I set for myself, and I don’t want to do that anymore! Most importantly I want to have a morning and bedtime routine that I follow and stick to because I think it’ll have a positive affect on both my personal and professional life! It’s important to me that when I say to myself I’m gonna do something that I do it–so I’m putting this word up on my bulletin board (maybe I need to make copies for the bathroom mirror, fridge, and everywhere else I look everyday lol) and keeping it in my mind, front and center!
I also picked a phrase for the year–I have known about this quote and loved it for some time now, but I have been feeling a very strong connection with it lately. I just think it’s so true–the words we speak become the lives we live. This is a reminder to myself to choose my thoughts and words carefully so I create the positive and abundant life I want to live!
Do you have a word or phrase for the new year? I’d love to hear what it is and the story behind it!
Happy 2020! I hope yours is off to a great start–I have been feeling so excited and positive about this new year and decade! To help me gather my thoughts, reflect, and organize, these are some of the PDFs I am starting off my year with and sharing with you in case they can help you too—the weekly planner is definitely the one I use most and I feel lost if I haven’t filled one out for the week! I think the key to everything is planning ahead—I might not be the best at doing that but I’m working on it! ? There’s something for your everyday, week, month, and year.
All of these PDFs are free and are sent to newsletter subscribers—if you’d like access to them, you can sign up by clicking here. (Don’t forget to confirm your subscription!) When you join, you’ll automatically be sent the latest newsletter with these PDFs. (If you don’t receive anything let me know and be sure to check junk/spam folders and updates/promo tabs since they end up there sometimes.) You will also get access to all previous PDFs that have been sent out and I email you new ones at least once a month!
I really love creating these—sometimes they are inspired by something I’m looking for and can’t find, other times they are based on the season we are headed into, and sometimes it’s just something I think you will find useful! It’s my way of saying thank you for letting me pop up in your inbox and I hope you enjoy them! :)
Below are the upcoming October workshops as well as descriptions for both the Part 1 and Part 2 curriculum! If you’ve been wanting to learn how to brush letter, join me this fall for a class!
My Beginners Brush Lettering Workshop Part 1 covers all the basics–the best tools to use, how to hold a brush pen, how to create basic strokes, how to make letters, and how to build words–all in a small class environment so you receive plenty of one-on-one instruction. You will receive 3 of my favorite brush pens for beginners, a workbook with worksheets, different papers to try, and all my best tips and tricks! After the class you will receive over 50 PDFs that you can print out at home to keep practicing and continue your lettering journey with as well as helpful links and resources.
My Beginners Brush Lettering Workshop Part 2 is for those of you who have taken Part 1 or have brush lettering experience and want to continue your lettering journey! This class focuses on adding bounce/movement and decorative flourishes to your lettering. We will also talk about layouts and tops on developing your style. You will receive 3 new pens, workbook, paper, and all the worksheets in PDF form.
Below is the current October workshop schedule and you can also always find all the classes and any new added dates here. To see photos of previous workshops to get an idea of what they are like, please click here. If you have any questions or are interested in gift certificates, send me (Olivia) an email at hello(at)atiliay.com and I will be happy to help!
I am so excited to be co-hosting a Holiday Snail Mail Card Swap with my good friend and fellow animal lover Jenna of Paper Wilderness! We created this swap as a way for us to get into the holiday spirit, encourage snail mail, support local artists and businesses, and to connect and have fun! :) Join us and receive a fun mix of holiday cards that you’ll be able to use this season! Below are all the details or you can find them on directly on the sign up page as well.
We welcome card designers, snail mail enthusiasts, makers and shop owners, card and stationery lovers, and everyone in between–if you would enjoy getting mail and some holiday cards to use this season, we would love to have you join us! It’s also a fun way to show your work and support the artists and designers you love!
International participants are welcome!
WHAT WILL I RECEIVE/WHAT DO I NEED TO SEND?
The idea is for you to receive a variety of holiday cards that you’ll be able to use this holiday season.
By joining the swap, you are agreeing to send 1 unused A2 (4.25″x5.5″) holiday card to EACH of your swap matches. (Do NOT write inside the card–the idea is for each person to get a brand new card that they will be able to use.)
You will be put into groups of 3-5 matches. You will be sending each of your matches 1 card and you will also receive a card from each of your matches as well.
We ask that the value of your card be $5 minimum. We encourage you to support small businesses and purchase from local artists or shops.
We also think it’d be nice (but not required) if you add a separate note to say hi to your swap match :)
Optional: If you’d like to send a bigger card or one of more value, feel free! You can also add a short note or extra goodies (stickers, gift tags, etc.) if you’d like.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Swap sign up ends on October 23rd. You will receive an email with your swap matches on October 27th. The deadline to send your cards out by is November 11th.
SHARE / SOCIAL MEDIA
The more the merrier! We’d love for you to spread the word about this swap and let everyone know you are participating!
After you sign up, you will receive an email with your swap matches on 10/27/19 that will also include helpful tips on sending out your cards. If you have any questions, feel free to email Olivia at email@example.com.
We hope you’ll join us and are as excited as we are about swapping holiday inspired mail!
August workshops are just a few weeks away! If you’ve been wanting to learn how to brush letter, join me this summer for a beginners class!
My Beginners Brush Lettering Workshop Part 1 covers all the basics–the best tools to use, how to hold a brush pen, how to create basic strokes, how to make letters, and how to build words. You will receive 3 of my favorite brush pens for beginners, a workbook with worksheets, and different papers to try. After the class you will receive over 50 PDFs that you can print out at home to keep practicing and continue your lettering journey with as well as helpful links and resources.
Below is the current August workshop schedule and you can also always find all the classes and any new added dates here.
.To see photos of previous workshops to get an idea of what they are like, please click here. If you have any questions or are interested in gift certificates, send me (Olivia) an email at hello(at)atiliay.com and I will be happy to help!
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