Why Sweet Peach?

A sweet peach is good and sweet and that is what this blog is all about. Grab a cup of tea or coffee and have fun. I have been online for a long time now browsing everything I love, a great song, a great quote, awesome party decorations, latest sugar rush and simply anything that makes me smile, laugh and think about life. I hope you do the same. This blog is also an extension of my etsy shop I believe in sugar. Here you will be the first to see new art, art ideas and contests and other fun.

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FYI: I am always looking for new products or a great song or whatever you want to share that is amazing and inspiring. Let me Know.

 

Making Enchillads Today..

Or will I? Silly me forgot the broth. I always keep some on handy but this time I am out. I love to cook or bake. It does not always come out good but I enjoy the thrill of taking simple elements and creating something delicious for my family to enjoy. It makes me happy and smile. What do you enjoy?

Have a wonderful day!

Do we really not have enough time?

I was listening to this interesting podcast this morning. The topic is 10 myths creative people tell themselves. The one that I have been thinking about all day is time.

I don’t have enough time to devote to my passion. I don’t have time to learn this skill. I don’t have enough time to dedicate to my business dream. I don’t have time to workout.

I thought long and hard about this and realize that time isn’t really an issue for me. I make time…too much time at times if you can understand that. I research and become obsessed almost with all of the information I need. My problem is I don’t do enough practicing. I spend so much time on my art and dreams and but most of the time my time hasn’t been wisely used. It has, but it can be so much more focused.Okay so maybe I should be honest and say it hasn’t for the most part.

I need to kick things into gear and do it. That’s  why I posted my first try at hand lettering. I want to do good and the only way to do it is practice and more practice. I remember Ed Sheeran saying that to be really good at something you have to do it 5,000 times. He heard this from John Meyer. They followed their passions and are living their dreams today. I want to follow this but sometimes this pesky word gets in the way. Oh yes it is FEAR. This great big fear that tells me that you will put your heart and soul into this and if it flops then what. What will I do? Well to heck with fear. I am just going to keep on practicing and practicing. I am a talented artist.

Happy Sunday … and a few thoughts !

What are you saying about yourself? How does this relate to what is happening in your life? I have always believed and had faith in my dreams, life and God. Speaking these words and really living as though they have already come true is something that I can improve on. Today’s sermon addressed this today. You have to believe and say so, for in saying so it will come to pass. It is certainly true for David and the defeat of Goliath. Today in this blog I am saying so. I am blessed. I have opportunities coming my way. I have God’s promise. I am creative. I am a talented artist.

-Have a wonderful day!

Lessons from a beginner….

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are as follows.

Start with easy fonts and work your way up to the hard ones.
Having the right supplies make all the difference.
Lighting is important otherwise you strain your eyes.

At least that is where I think I went wrong with my first attempts.

There are tons of alphabets to follow but in the end you create your own design and that is what hand lettering is.
Hand lettering is much easier than calligraphy.I am thinking.
Contrast is key.

I have been looking at various advertisements, posters and product labels. Complementary colors are also popular.

Here is what I have been learning. I found some hand lettering that inspires me and tried my best to copy. It is a start but I am excited to keep on learning.

Original Work Needs…

some personality. Here is really a before picture of my art and you can see that hand lettering with some watercolor pencils would make this art stand out. Hope you agree.
I choose the Lobster font because it is a simple sweet font.  Keep in mind I am exploring a variety of  alphabets. I think hand drawn would make my images pop. What do you think? As I work on hand lettering I will post updates here.

P.s. thanks to all of the new subscribers and likes. I appreciate it.

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Pinterest… who knew?

So I have been on this quest to learn watercoloring and had so many questions. When I get an idea in my mind it is very hard to let it go. I get obsessed with it almost until I find what I need.  Countless searches  and still no supplies. I have been looking on You Tube and some videos did help, but still didn’t have a clue.  I have been asking around. I browsed a couple of local stores and had yet to find what I have been looking for.

Then all of a sudden I remembered how I always find amazing things on Pinterest. What do you know I found so much on watercoloring and hand lettering too! So any how I am so excited to buy my supplies and finally paint. Watercoloring  and hand lettering are just the creativity and uniqueness that my business needs.  I feel good about my dream.  I visualize my hand lettered original quotes and poems on a water colored embelished background and I love it.  I need to get some brushes, a palette, watercolor pencils, and some more micron pens and calligraphy pens. So what is your latest dream and what are you doing to reach it? Please comment below. Have some ideas or tips to share?

Here is the link so some of the supplies I will be getting and the awesome tutorials I found. http://www.pinterest.com/sweetpeachshop/art-101/

-Have an amazing day?

Update on Would You Rather Be A Cat Or Dog?

Last week I asked this question here on wordpress and etsy forums. Most people wanted to be a dog. That was a fun conversation, I do appreciate all of the participation.

Lately I have been thinking about these water colors. These are not Windsor but they work great for the card and poster I made. Do you have any water color tips or tutorials? Want to show your work here? Post it in the comments below.

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