Kickstart Your Creativity: Start a Sketch Diary Today!
If you’re anything like us, you love a little beauty and color in your life. You enjoy the big things but find extra joy in the little ones (like customized rain boots, because why not). What’s even better is when you are the one creating those beautiful little things, which is why we HIGHLY recommend you kick off 2017 with a sketch diary.
If you’re new to (or a little rusty on) sketching, you can sign up for our online class with artist extraordinaire Mary Phan. The class is yours forever, so you can watch it anytime you need a little help with your creations.
All you need is a sketchbook and Copic markers (Mary’s favorites!), and you’re all set. Just take a seat and sketch the first thing that you see or that comes to mind. It doesn’t have to be photorealistic or in a specific style — this is about letting your imagination run wild and just creating.
Florals are definitely a good place to start, but really, you could draw your water bottle and it would be beautiful.
It doesn’t have to be a huge masterpiece, either; even little minimalistic drawings will do wonders for keeping your creativity flowing and for jogging your memory when you look back at your diary later!
Sketch/visual diaries are a great way to keep your artsy side working, and they double as great memory books. You’re much more likely to remember something if you render it in color (or black-and-white, if that’s your style), rather than just writing it down. An added bonus is that you’ll definitely see your skills grow over time throughout your diary, even if you’re already a pro. So what are you waiting for? Get drawing!
Show us your sketch diaries on Instagram by tagging @BritandCo and using the hashtag #iamcreative!
Fall is right around the corner, and we're getting amped up for our next session of Selfmade, Brit + Co's 10-week interactive startup school. Designed to help you create a new business or grow your existing one, this course is personally led by Brit + Co founder Brit Morin and co-founder Anjelika Temple, and supported by more than a dozen of the top female entrepreneurs, creatives, and investors in the country. Students receive personalized coaching on everything from how to get out of your comfort zone to how to scale your business, and everything in between. And now, thanks to Office Depot, even more of you can join the course!
For the fall session, we're thrilled to team up with Office Depot to grant 200 FREE scholarship seats to the course. Scholarships are open to US residents, focusing on women of color, women from underserved and underrepresented communities, and women in need of support to help them trail-blaze. After all, we firmly believe that your support system is a huge part of how you achieve greatness, and we are here to cheer all of you on.
To nominate yourself or someone you know for a scholarship, head to our nomination form right here. The deadline for scholarship nominations is September 27th — it's time to take the leap!
Beyond the scholarship, Office Depot is all about helping you accomplish more. Whether it be the start phase, growth phase or keep businesses going phase, Office Depot offers a full suite of business solutions, including services and products, to help you work from anywhere, organize and save time and help build your brand.
So what are you waiting for? Take a chance on yourself and get yourself one step closer to truly being selfmade. Learn more about the Selfmade program, apply for a scholarship and prepare to be inspired :)