studio playlist: january

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monthly music playlists curated by artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

I still can’t get over that I posted a playlist every month for the entire year of 2016. and here I am starting off 2017. crazy…

so no, there’s no friday finds post today – but I thought we might need some art studio jams instead. I can’t be the only one avoiding the television today am I right? while I’m keeping myself busy painting, maybe you’re doing the same and could use a little background music.

this playlist is short. but like I’ve said on playlists in the past, something about it just felt ‘done’. there’s a pretty wide range of stuff, but the one band I do want to point out (and you’ve heard me rave about them on the vlog) is Roosevelt. if you like the couple of tracks I threw into this list, definitely give the whole album a listen…you won’t regret it.

+ need more tunes? each month I curate a creative playlist on spotify! you can follow me, or check out last month’s playlist here.

friday finds

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this weekend is sure to be a busy, but creative one. I’ll be focusing the majority of my time working on a new online class (eek, more info coming soon!).

it’s been a bit since my last friday finds post, so I thought I might put one up today. these aren’t all new per se, but certainly some things I’ve recently loved or have bookmarked…

feeling inspired by the sketchbooks of jared muralt

beyond obsessed with what artist tina walker did with my wolf stencil over on the stencilgirl blog!

this bag though…swoon!

just finished through the woods, and man oh man is it good

really diggin’ the journals & instagram of @journalbean

frannerd (one of my favorite artists on youtube!) shares her favorite copic marker colors
(and you’ve got to check out her instagram, she’s illustrating an animal a day for the entire month of january)

happy weekend everyone…xo

+ shameless plug: see what I’m makin’ this weekend on instagram, or subscribe to my youtube channel where I post daily vlog videos!

make it artsy: episode 8 is back online!

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in case you missed the last time it was up, make it artsy has put episode 8 back online! this episode features my segment on how to create abstract mini canvasses.

the episode is available to watch for free until noon on january 20th. so, plenty of time to tune in and make some minis of your own. hop on over here to watch and scroll down to the bottom of the page to play the video!

+ want to binge-watch more videos? I now post daily on my youtube channel!

jawbone

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+ check out this vlog on my youtube channel, where I explain the backstory on this spread and how I know when something I’m working on feels ‘done’!

messages: “fairy tales”

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a new video as part of my messages short film and creative journal series is now up on my youtube channel. to note, this particular message was written and recorded in november – which is why you’ll hear me referencing my birthday the ‘month prior’…

xo

+ learn more about the messages project here
+ watch message 1 & 2 on my youtube channel, and subscribe to never miss a video…

join me this summer in prague…

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you might have already seen the save the date announcement on social media last month, but I’m here to tell you that registration is now open for the Call of the Wild Soul Retreat happening this summer in Prague! I wanted to be sure I got a post up here on the blog, because space is very limited for this (and from what I’ve seen in the past, spots go fast!).

this retreat has travel adventure, creative magic, and ‘once in a lifetime’ written all over it. it is by far, what I’m most excited about for 2017. I hope you’ll join me and artist Willemien de Villiers for the journey…

hop on over here for all of the information, faq’s, and registration form.
xo

let the daily vlogs begin!

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yes, I think I’ve officially lost my mind. I’m going to continue filming, editing, and posting vlogs daily on my youtube channel! I guess I developed a bit of a habit during vlogmas, and still feel somewhat motivated to continue making them.

don’t worry, I’m not going to spam your inbox and put up a blog post with every vlog video – because that would be absolutely insane. I will only put a post here for videos that aren’t vlogs (so the bigger more produced sort of videos: unboxings, sketchbook tours, drink and a doodle, etc.). that being said, if you want to stay up to date on the daily videos I suggest you subscribe to my youtube channel (and click that little bell button if you want to be notified!). you can watch the most recent vlog video here.

okay youtube…let’s do this thang.
xo

studio playlist: december

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woah. I’ve been sharing monthly playlists here on the blog for a full year. that’s insane to think about, and even crazier to see them all lined up on spotify!

I’m happy to report that this month’s list contains zero christmas music. that’s right folks, we’ve got a christmas-free zone happening here! I really dig this playlist, and recommend listening to it in order (and not on shuffle). one band I particularly fell in love with this time around was hope sandoval and the warm inventions. if you like a chill vibes, folksy duets, and mazzy star, then you’re gong to love ’em too…

thanks again for jamming with me in 2016. I plan on continuing these monthly playlists, so feel free to subscribe to my email list (in the sidebar) or simply follow me on spotify!

xo

make it artsy: episode 10

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make it artsy episode 10 is now available online to view! it’s up to watch for free until december 23rd…

I’ll admit that this episode features my favorite segment that I did for the show: mini matchbook journals. they are super easy to make, easy to carry or throw into a pen bag, and easy to obsess over (haha!). I’ve made several since the taping of the show, and love working in them.

hop on over here to watch the full episode and learn how to make one!
xo

+ psst! looking for more stuff to binge watch? don’t forget that I’m posting daily videos on my youtube channel for the entire month of december…