I'm going to take a little different twist on the Wednesday Showcase this week and share a few things that I have found that I'm really enjoying.
A few weeks ago, I found a link to something on Facebook that caught my eye called www.creativebug.com. They were offering an online class on building a creative brand. Check out the video.This course covers the fundamental aspects of building and elevating your creative brand. From finding the essence of your brand and business basics, to licensing and book publishing. This series is for any aspiring creative.
I have found this course to be extremely informative and thought provoking. The videos are very well presented. Each week a new video is released along with a workbook that can be downloaded. There is also a live chat on Thursdays that lasts for just about an hour. If you are thinking about making whatever your creative endeavor may be into a business, I highly recommend this class.
Although the class started a couple of weeks ago, you can still watch all of the videos and the videos will continue to be available for four weeks after the class ends. This is not like a Craftsy class where the videos are available indefinitely. The cost of the course is $125.00 with the promo code, CREATIVEBRAND.
In case you are wondering, this is not a paid endorsement, just something I found that I'm truly enjoying and would like to share :)
Next up is http://www.designsponge.com/. This is a fabulous website. I signed up to receive their daily email newsletters and they are just a wealth of information. I LOVE this website. Sometimes I scroll through and find nothing and then there are days when I scroll through and find something that I can't wait to try. Once a week they have an article called
http://www.designsponge.com/2013/10/biz-ladies-three-ways-to-brand-your-blog-with-images.html and if you would like to take a look at past articles, here is a link, http://www.designsponge.com/category/biz-ladies Warning, you may want to just tab this link as there is so much information here that you might find yourself sitting in front of your computer for days!!!
One last little bit of inspiration for a Wednesday. If you've read my blog for any amount of time, you know that I LOVE Vogue magazine. It's like a creative escape for me. Of course some issues are better than others, but I find the most interesting articles and great fashion inspiration within their pages. As I thumbed through the recent issue, I came across the following pictures and they reminded me of something. Can you guess what it is?
If you guessed Paco Peralta's Apron Skirt, you would be right!http://uniquedesignerpatterns.blogspot.com/ and his Etsy shop here, https://www.etsy.com/shop/bcnuniquepatterns?ref=pr_shop_more The last skirt pictured above reminds me so much of the beautiful skirt that Ann of Gorgeous Fabrics made with Paco's pattern. You can see the post here, http://gorgeousfabrics.com/blog/2013/01/08/pattern-review-paco-peraltas-apron-skirt/ Ann has a lovely blog and I'm sure you know all about it, but in the off chance that you don't, check it out, you won't be disappointed.
I hope something here will get your creative juices pumping today!
Have a wonderfully creative day!