May Brush Calligraphy Calendar 2016

May 2016 Brush Calligraphy Calendar Download

May you always have time in your calendar for the important things in life. Over the weekend I attended a women’s retreat and the keynote speaker mentioned how her daughter is getting really good at playing the violin from practicing everyday and has tracked over 1500 days of consistent practicing. Isn’t that inspiring?

This month I’m going to use my calendar to check off every time I practice my art form so I can start tracking my consistency and watch myself improve. I encourage you to put your calendar to good use!

Found and Gathered: Using Social Media to Grow Your Business

Photo by Michaela @yomichaela

Last week I had the pleasure of attending a Found and Gathered event at WeWork in Seattle on using social media to grow your business. My lovely makeup artist friend Mimi Banasik and I went together to get inspired and we were tickled pink to bump into friends, old and new, and meet some people in real life for the first time!

Cherie Marquez from Found & Gathered was the moderator of the panel and her guests included Kris Rosentrater, President of Storyville Coffee, Kennesha Buycks, Creative Director of Restoration House, and Lisa Dawn Drogin, Founder of Story of My Dress. It was a powerful panel!

Here were some of my key takeaways in the form of my tweets that night:

How do you use social media to continue the conversation and engage with your audience?

Get a 25-30% Discount off your Calligraphy Class When You Register on Verlocal!

Are you familiar with Verlocal? It’s a great resource for finding fun things to do near you. You can discover cool classes in Seattle like developing film at home, brass necklace design, French macaron baking, terrarium design, or screen printing stationery. I want to take them all!

verlocal seattle class collage

I’ve partnered with Verlocal to bring you a great deal on my calligraphy classes!  Use the coupon code “SARAH-ENJOY” when you register on Verlocal and get a 25-30% discount off of your class!

The discounts vary based on the cost of the class, so here’s a breakdown:

Modern Calligraphy Class: Design a Typography Quote

Get 30% off of the “Design a Typography Quote” class! Usually $65, now just $45.50!

Look forward to seeing you in class soon!

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Get great savings off with code:Sarah-Enjoy

Wear what makes you happy

Iris Apfel on Harper Bazaar

Photo by Harper’s Bazaar

Wear what makes you happy, says Iris Apfel:

I always feel that if you’re gonna be uncomfortable and unhappy in something, just because you think it’s in or it’s chic, I would advise you to be happy rather than well-dressed. It’s better to be happy.

This beautiful philosophy for dressing for happiness resonates with what Marie Kondo says about deciding whether or not to keep the things in your home. She encourages us to pull everything out of the drawers and closets and sort each item individually, asking:

DOES THIS BRING ME JOY?

And if it doesn’t, the item is discarded.

It’s all about what feels good for you. And you get to decide what that looks like for you.

So ask yourself:

what makes you feel happy every time you put it on?

Let’s create space for more of that in your life.

Brush and Bloom Floral Crown and Watercolor Calligraphy Workshop Giveaway

Brush & Bloom Floral Crown and Calligraphy Workshop Giveaway

This weekend I’m co-teaching with Seattle florist Amy from Gather where you will channel your inner gypsy heart for a daylong workshop with Brush & Bloom, making a bohemian floral crown and a brush calligraphy quote that speaks the language of your soul. We’re giving away a ticket to Saturday’s workshop!

There are several ways to enter the contest on Instagram

  1. Repost the photo with hashtag #brushandbloomgiveaway for 5 entries
  2. Tag a friend who might be interested in the workshop and giveaway for 1 entry each. 
  3. Follow @brushandbloomsea, @gatherwestcoast, @cablecarcalligraphy and @mossfloor, then leave a comment that you’re following. This counts as one entry. 

The contest goes from Tuesday, April 12 to Friday, April 15 and the winner will be announced at 6pm on Friday.

The Brush & Bloom workshop will be held at 1417 10th Ave. Seattle, WA at New Tomorrow from 12pm – 6pm. The workshop includes instruction on watercolor calligraphy, floral crown design, and includes a portrait session with your floral crown and calligraphy at the end of class. The workshop is valued at $199. If you are already registered, you will receive your money back. 

Per Instagram rules, this is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s term of use. 

Brush and Bloom floral crown workshop with Gather and Cable Car Calligraphy

We have extended our early bird pricing of $169 for the whole workshop, or you can cherry pick from the calligraphy or floral crown portion for just $85. Hope you can join us! If the date doesn’t work for you, we would be happy to explore doing a private party for you and your girlfriends! Contact calligraphy@cablecarcouture.com for details.