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It's all in the sketch
Welcome to "La Vie en Watercolor"
Welcome to the La Vie en Watercolor newsletter, a deep look into the creative mind through the lens of watercolor.
In my experience, creativity isn’t this eureka, struck-by-lightning, kinda phenomenon. Obtaining the tools to achieve (hopefully) great creative work requires deep reflection and channeling complex emotions at a moment’s notice.
My path to becoming an ever-evolving artist was not a straight and narrow one by any stretch of the imagination. My journey started with a little rusty Winsor Newton watercolor palette that I bought over a decade ago as a broke traveler in Paris with no tangible artistic ambitions. Today, I have an exciting career as a watercolor illustrator, author, standup comedian and drawing professor, working for clients like The New Yorker, Chevrolet and Cartier.
Through my experiences I've learned a lot, and I have loads of insights and stories to share about being pro-active in seizing beauty and seeing like an artist.
This newsletter is not about executing a masterpiece, but more about how to develop ideas and organize your thought process to create stronger, more personal art.
Every week, I will share a few insights into what I am currently thinking about (museum visits, Parisian trend reports, color combinations, micro recipes) and a prompt that will activate your own creative process. This newsletter is for you if you are an artist at heart, but still can’t find the time or headspace to get inspired. Whether you are a painter, writer, francophile or traveler, I hope this will be the place that gives you an encouraging little push to create.
Shall I take you there?
Stay inspired, dear reader.
And don't drink the watercolor water.