The Drawing Board #6
Sunday Candy Collab, Rychelle's Painting of my Grandpa's House, Guest Workshop
Welcome to my newsletter where I share my personal creative process. I hope to inspire you to pick up a pen, paint brush or spatula and create something spectacular.
This week is all about creating with others.
Sunday Candy Collab
First, I collaborated with my good friend Sandra Yvonne on her newsletter Sunday Candy. Every other Sunday, Sandra experiments with her profound writing and art. Each issue is different. It’s actually my favorite newsletter. I find myself constantly refreshing my inbox every other Sunday, excited for the next issue to land. I was beyond thrilled when she asked me to collaborate on this week’s issue.
Together, we curated a Spotify playlist and designed the playlist cover and issue’s header. I then painted the background and digitally superimposed text on top. You can read more about our design process on my website in the link below:
Rychelle’s Illustration of Grandpa’s House
My friend Rychelle made this beautiful illustration of my grandpa’s house.
His house is one of my favorite places, and is featured in my essay Heavy Heirlooms. He built this enclosed patio with his own hands, along with his father, back in the 1950s.
I’m so happy and grateful to have this artwork to memorialize his creation, and to have as a new heirloom.
Creative Visuals for Writing: Guest Presenting
I’ll be presenting in Angie and John’s next Creative Visuals for Writing (CV4W) workshop on 2/8/2023!
I’ll be sharing how you can apply the fundamental design principles from historic masterpiece paintings to your own visuals.
Thanks for reading, see you next time!
Happy Creating, Elizabeth
I loved your feature in the famous Sunday Candy AND Rychelle did a kick a$$ job with her rendition of your grandfathers house. Artist supporting artist supporting artist, I’m so here for it!
“It’s actually my favorite newsletter. I find myself constantly refreshing my inbox every other Sunday, excited for the next issue to land.”
Your playlist is one of my favorites, at this point it’s burned into my brain from the amount of times I’ve listened to it since we finished it! I even listened to it on loop all weekend while thinking about Sunday Candy. The vibe is literal perfection. So happy I got to have you as the first person ever to contribute to Sunday Candy.
Love Rychelle’s art. And I was looking at that picture of your house and I think you really need to paint your own version too. The cotton candy sky, the cutie teeny tiny moon peaking through, and the light fixtures (?) that look like fireflies surrounded by that warm yellow glow are begging to be painted by you! Like???? I’m also extremely enamored with that patio. It's beautiful.
Also, I love that you captured and shared the design process. As someone who completely avoids or tries to avoid writing about and sharing my own process for anything I do but loves seeing other people’s processes, it’s such a joy. Literally making me question why I don't put more effort into sharing process stuff despite how often I get asked questions around it.
Can't wait to watch you crush your workshop. ✨
P.S. The color theme with the dividers is looking 🤌🏻