Brewtifully Made

The Artistic Revolution in a Digitally Enhanced World

February 23, 2024 Tracy Dawn Brewer Season 2 Episode 8
Brewtifully Made
The Artistic Revolution in a Digitally Enhanced World
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Today, I'll reveal the inner workings of my innovative classes designed for art enthusiasts across all age brackets. With the weekend just around the corner, I'm gearing up to weave a web of artistic inspiration and knowledge-sharing, perfect for those hungry for a taste of unconventional creativity. Plus, don't miss out on the chance to witness a live Zoom session where I'll demonstrate the magic of transforming digital art into tangible products with the help of Raw Pixel and Procreate.

As the fresh breath of spring begins to stir, I'm sending out an invitation to join this blossoming community of artists and dreamers. Let's raise a toast to the power of the 100-day project and the gratitude that blooms from our shared creative endeavors. Whether you're looking to add a dash of innovation to your artistic repertoire or simply seeking a spark of encouragement, this episode serves as a beacon for your creative spirit. So, here's to a March filled with unique creations and the unbridled joy of bringing art to life in ways you've never imagined before.

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Speaker 1:

So glad to have you back for an episode of Brutifully Made. Our doodle is going to be from Elo Lovey again and it's rounding out the month of February, and today's doodle is melting. So I will be sketching the first thing that comes to mind when I think of melting. I almost want to draw the word melting, but I am working on my hand lettering and the 100 day project, the two phrase hand lettering project. That's what I'm practicing now. So I really think I need to pivot and do something a little differently. So I'll just draw and sketch what comes to mind melting and of course, it's a grilled cheese sandwich. So maybe I'll add something else too, but that is what I'm going to draw today. So today I wanted to talk a little bit about some exciting things happening in my little art world, and it has inspired me to do something for everyone, if you so choose to attend, and it's just this evolution of really manifesting your dreams and talking about them and just putting those wishes out in the world.

Speaker 1:

I am going to be an instructor with the Canton Museum of Art and I am super, super excited about that. I am going to be teaching digital art, augmented reality and traditional art, so combining all of those things. So I have a six week course coming up to teach free teens and adults all about digital art, so using an iPad and a program and Art of Vive. So the combination of really learning how to do some basic stuff with digital art and then making it come to life and using an app. So that's going to be a six week course and it starts at the end of April. I'm really excited about that. And then I will be teaching two workshops. One will be for kids and it'll be a three hour workshop on a Sunday, and then another workshop will be for young adults and preteens and that will also be on a different Sunday for three hours, and we will start for the first hour and a half doing a painting, and so you'll paint really anything that you would like. I'll offer some simple instructions and direction. Everybody's will be different and then we're going to take our digital mediums, our iPads, and we're going to bring that traditional piece of artwork into Procreate and we're going to manipulate it. And then we're going to use the app Art of Vive and we're going to bring it to life so you'll be able to use the app and show your family and friends, the piece that you just painted come to life. So this is very, very exciting because it's in conjunction with some stuff coming up at the museum that I can't wait to share more about. So it's just so exciting. I really am looking forward to this entire year with all the new things that are coming to light, with some opportunities, and it's just been phenomenal. I just love having all of this new ideas being so embraced by the community and really beyond the walls of the community. I have so many exciting things that I can't wait to share as time goes on, but the opportunity to teach really opened up my eyes to something I started last year that really never came to fruition.

Speaker 1:

I was asked to teach a skills share class by Skillshare, because I think once in a while they'll reach out and see that you're doing things and ask would you like to set up a class? And so there's a huge process with that and there is a cost because you have to have a skills share platform subscription. So you pay for that and then you set up your class and it goes through this teaching process, which is great. I mean they vet what you're doing and you know, they critique it and they help you set up these segments because it's all recorded, and then they'll publish your class and then they'll promote it and then you know people that have signed up for Skillshare and paid for their subscriptions can sign up for your class and learn. You know what you're wanting to teach and it just never really happened.

Speaker 1:

I got through the instructions, I set up my classes, I got to the critique point and people love the idea and I wish you know I had. Oh, I think there were nine segments. There were nine segments that I had recorded and it just we never got it published and I really don't know like why it stopped and where it stopped. And I don't know if I just got confused on the whole process. I'm just not sure. But I still want to share what I was going to teach on Skillshare. So I'm like I'm just going to do it myself.

Speaker 1:

So this Sunday, which is the 25th, from 1pm to 3pm on a live zoom, I will share how to do mockups using raw pixel, bringing that into procreate and then putting your patterns and your designs on mockups and there it's off. You know, if you've already purchased your procreate subscription, you're good. I guess it's just a one time payment. Raw pixel is a free platform and is a paid platform too, so you just, you know, can purchase more ability to get more mockups, but you can get a few a day or a month or whatever it is for free, and there are premium ones, but we'll pull from the free ones just to give you an idea on how to do it. It's great platform.

Speaker 1:

I love raw pixel and you know we'll you know, make sure we give credit to the artist that we pull the images from and in the platform. So I just want to promote that. You know I love raw pixel and I love what they offer, and so I'm just trying to help other artists figure out how they can showcase their work on products and mock-ups, and I'm just gonna do a live video of me doing this and the steps that I take. Again, this is how I do it. It's not a lesson into the only way to do it. There are hundreds of ways. I know that you can do mock-ups and you can use other programs like Illustrator and Photoshop and things like that, but sometimes you just have your iPad and Maybe you want to like sit and watch TV and have this on your lap and work out a Mockup, and this is just one way you can. So I just thought I would share that knowledge with everyone.

Speaker 1:

It's no charge, it's going to be on a zoom call and all you have to do is just send me a message direct message, here on Instagram or on Facebook and tell me that you would like the link to attend the zoom and I'll send it to you, and then you can just show up and If you have questions, you can ask them. While I'm drawing, I'll answer what I can. It's not a webinar. It's an actual like zoom meeting. So, because my subscription for zoom does not have webinars, I, you know I have the skeleton of what I can do and afford, so I would rather open that up instead of expecting everyone to have a paid subscription to Skillshare and and do this class and so I can record it and I can share it on my YouTube channel. So I'm probably will do that.

Speaker 1:

So just you know if I it will be recorded, um, but I just wanted to offer this idea to see if I can share my knowledge with everybody. So I'm really excited about having, um, you know, the ability to share this class and share something that I know how to do With someone that maybe they don't know how to do it, and I just wanted to offer um this in a way that was a little bit more in my control and it didn't cost anybody anything to do it. So I I made a really big point this year to scale back on all the different classes that I paid for for the different platforms that I've been taking for a decade over a decade and really concentrating on just being that genuine Authentic. I'm learning, along with everybody else, wanting to have my art appreciated and be seen and enjoyed and embraced by everybody, and Trying to find the best ways that I can do that, instead of trying to please like one set of eyes and one style and begging for them to appreciate my dedication and passion and hard work. It's made a big difference. It's helped me, um, not stress so much about not being good enough and it's helped me kind of come into my own and working with people and giving them, you know, their dreams and making those things come true.

Speaker 1:

It's hard to put it in words the difference that it's made, and I'm really excited about some upcoming podcast guests that inspired me to reevaluate what my goals were with trying to achieve some of my dreams and you'll hear more of that in some upcoming episodes and I love how their heart was just so open to the same thing. They have passion and dedication and creativity that they were trying to get across, and I'm pretty sure they were trying also to appeal to the same teachers, instructors and classes that I was. I mean, we were all in the same things and never being seen to that level. It's daunting and you know you're not going to be liked by everyone and that's okay. But if you put yourself out there and you believe in it, you will find your audience and you will find people that enjoy it and appreciate it and request it and want, you know, to have you help them. And that's what you need to focus on, not just that one set of eyes that you fell into their promotion or you, you know, saw their ad or you invested into these courses and then you've done that over and over and over again, to the point you're funding their dream, you're helping pay for what they want in their life and their goals and that's how they're making their living and it is so removed from the creative process. It's more of telling people that if they want to achieve their dream.

Speaker 1:

You have to do it this way and I think guidance is great in one vein, but I think that when it turns into almost multi-level marketing and people that I admire and appreciate their feedback turn into, I mean, it's okay to become an affiliate of something, but I've hidden so many artists posts because all I have seen is just I'm an affiliate, I'm an affiliate, I'm an affiliate, I'm an affiliate and I'm over it. I it doesn't feel genuine, it doesn't feel like they have my interest in mine. I still, you know, follow them, but I'm just, I just want to, I just want to make stuff and it's not going to help me at all when I try to finance all of these different courses knowing that I've taken them before and gotten nowhere and I'm just not going to do it, not this year, and I don't know if I'll do it again. I have had just enough and it's helped free my time and open my heart to let so many other things happen and I'm really happy that I made that decision. So I want to share what I know in a way that may help somebody else. Maybe me sharing my goofy way of creating a mock-up will help that next person. Take their surface design and put it on a card or gift wrap and share it on their social media and somebody following them will be like I want to do that, I want to take your art and sell it. That little thing could ripple effect and help somebody else, and that's what I want to do.

Speaker 1:

So I don't want to monetize my knowledge. I want to inspire somebody to make their dreams come true, and it's totally fine. There's great instructors out there that totally can do that and that's great. But I've taken the courses once and I'm done the things that they're showing. I can pretty much find it on my own. If I feel like it's going to benefit me, I can take that financing that I would put towards that course and maybe doing something cool on my own products. So I don't know, just putting it out there, telling you how I really feel. That's kind of what this is all about and I love. There are some courses I really want to take because there are some instructors that are coming up that I absolutely adore and I feel like they're very genuine and they are involved in some of these opportunities and I do like learning from them. So there are courses that I'll probably take from them. But overall that investment, I'm changing the way that I am investing in my creativity and I am really happy about it.

Speaker 1:

So, and in that same you know thought process, I want to share what I know. If it can help anybody, I'd be happy to do that. And so if you have some free time on Sunday, from one to three Eastern Standard Time and want to just hang out and chat and watch how I do a mock-up, with as many free resources as I can get, I'll be happy to show you how to do that and answer any questions that I can. So, yeah, just let me know if you'd like to come to the meeting and because there is a passcode and a link that you'll need, so you can have that and I'd be happy to send you that invite and I hope to see you there. And, like I said, I'll probably record it and I'll be able to share it. But, yeah, just let me know if you can make it.

Speaker 1:

So that is my plan for the weekend. So I hope to see you and if you have any ideas for a class that you think that maybe I can share information about, send me a message. I'd be happy to share how I've done something creatively. If that helps inspire somebody else start. But yeah, I really hope you're having fun following along my prompts for the 100-day project and thanks for celebrating my creativity with me, because I want to celebrate you too, because you know, I think that you are brutally made. So, take care, have a great weekend and gosh, it'll be March here soon, so we are getting through spring. Have a great Friday, thank you.

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