Hello! I hope you and your loved ones are well and safe! I wanted to pop in to share a few updates and a little note on some things I’ve had on my mind.
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All workshops are currently postponed until it is safe for us to gather again! If you were signed up for a March/April workshop, I have emailed you with options on how to proceed.
If you are interested in knowing when workshops resume as well as dates, please email me, firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will be sure to keep you in the loop!
A NOTE TO YOU
And here’s a note to you about some things that have been on my mind and what I’d like to continue sharing with you/what you can expect to see from me (below the image is the note typed out).
With everything that’s going on, I’ve been thinking (like many of you) about what I want to share and what I want to talk about.
On one hand, it seems to not make sense to not address it because it has affected so much. Things aren’t normal and I recognize that so many people are going through hard times–much tougher than me.
On the other hand, I have found that having some sense of normalcy and being able to take a break from all the news and headlines is something I have really wanted and needed, along with staing connected to loved ones.
With that in mind, I am going to finish what I started (I did miss a few days and that’s OK) and complete the #marchmeetthemaker challenge (a challenge I am participating in on Instagram). It goes back to my word for the year, self integrity and finishing something I started.
I also hope the things I share here, in my social media, and in my newsletter, helps to give you a little break, some creative inspiration, and helps us stay connected.
Be well and safe and take good care–I think our community here is so amazing and know that we will continue to help each other get through tough times like we always have! <3
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!
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!
Workshops For A Cause: Each workshop seat helps to provide 25 meals for The Ebongalethu Educare Center Preschool & Nursery in Motherwell, South Africa July workshops helped to provide 550 meals! Thank you to every attendee who made this possible!
See below for photos and details about each workshop.
Are you interested in learning the art of brush lettering? I’d love to letter with you!
If you have any questions, please send me an email at email@example.com.
7.13.19 | COTTONWOOD HOME | HACIENDA HEIGHTS
Kicked off July workshops with these wonderful ladies– Janice, Linda, Janine, Jessica, Agnes, and Danielle! Workshops are a great chance to spend time with your friends and family and I was very happy to teach a pair of friends, a pair of co-workers, and a mother and daughter :) It’s great to have someone to share a new hobby with and you also have an accountability buddy for practicing once you are back at home! We had a lot of lettering and Boomerang fun and I loved how focused everyone was. I had a wonderful morning and am excited for each of them to continue to grow and use their new skill! A big thank you to Kari for hosting us in her adorable space and being the best photographer :)
7.21.19 | THE POTTING SHED | OLD TOWNE ORANGE
Thank you Linda, Darlene, Adrienne, Clara, Wren, Jacqueline, Dabbie, and Jennifer for joining me at The Potting Shed for a Sunday Funday workshop! I really loved everyone’s enthusiasm throughout the entire class and it was a lovely way to spend my Sunday. Everyone did a great job so I hope they remember to not be too hard on themselves :) Thank you Jack and Luis for having me in their inspiring space!
7.27.19 | LG COLLECTIVE + RUNWAY TRASH | LONG BEACH
Wrapping up July workshops at Runway Trash with Elena, Stephane, Sarah, Lucy, Darlene, Deborah, Bashka, and Laurie! I loved that we had a lot of different creatives in this class from a tattoo artist to an architect to a hobby sewer to typography enthusiasts! Brush lettering may be a different medium from what they are used to but I hope they enjoyed adding this to their set of skills. I appreciate the opportunity I had to share and everyone brought such great energy to the class! Thank you Lauree of LG Collective for hosting us and Phimpha for having us in your fun space!
This month’s freebie PDF is something that I created for myself and wanted to share in case it works for you too–it’s a weekly planning sheet to stay on top of appointments, deadlines, birthdays, tasks, and goals!
I’ve used a ton of different planners/calendars and nothing has stuck with me except for a weekly planning pad I got. I’ve been using it since the year started and when I fill it in and schedule out my day, I feel super productive and organized! I only have a few sheets left of the pad so I decided to change the things I didn’t utilize or like and came up with this guy!
I think this method works for me because all the information is out and easily accessible (vs. planners and journals where you have to flip back and forth through different pages). It’s also very easy to use and fill in–nothing fancy, just something that gets the job done for me!
I keep my sheets on a clipboard so I can easily switch out the sheets. I save the previous ones behind the new ones in case I need to refer back to them. I also print on both sides to try to save some paper! (And when I am all done the sheets will be recycled.) You can download this weekly planning sheet PDF for free by signing up for Atiliay’s newsletter. You’ll also get access to an entire library of free PDFs as well as new ones every month! Click the link below and let’s get organized together!
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