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Art & Design w/ Erin Monaghan on Instagram: “We choose brands (whether we mean to or not) by emotional triggers that resonate with us. . I love #Starbucks #coffee. - Tons of options -…”
We choose brands (whether we mean to or not) by emotional triggers that resonate with us. . I love #Starbucks #coffee. - Tons of options - Cozy environment - Laptop friendly . I love Dunkin Donuts coffee. - Fun vibe - Donuts of course - Kid-friendly . Beyond taste and cost, beyond look and feel, I also know Starbucks does things in the public eye to announce how they're giving back, being mindful of their own process and product, and trying to be good stewards of the planet and care for people's
You were put on this planet exactly as you are for a reason. . You cannot make the impact you are meant to make if you hide who you are (or try to be someone else). . There are no mistakes. There is nothing wrong with you. . Who will be you if not you?
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" - Leonardo Davinci . Less is more. I'll say it until I'm dead. . (Famous creatives agree.) Do not clutter your design with 10 fonts . Do not try and shove everything into one singular graphic . Do not use every color of the rainbow (unless you are an actual unicorn 🦄) . Just like a good wine, you gotta let it breathe. White space is your friend. . Without space and breathing room, guess how people feel looking at your stuff? - Suffocated - Overwhelme
Swipe to see how we build logos that help your brand speak for itself —> . With Mind Magic, the goal was to create a mark that captured the idea that mindset work can be fun and light in the midst of its importance and power. . While we began with the brain as the obvious central idea, it ended up being a piece that was muddy and unclear in a small format (is this cauliflower or a blob?). . The most obvious ideas aren't always the answers. . Clarity is key above keeping an element that might con
I'm a big fan of art that makes you feel something. . Lately, I've been talking a lot about using art and creativity to calm yourself... almost as a meditative process. . Conventional meditation is great, but if you're like me, your mind wanders (totally normal) and you may find it challenging to relax by just sitting there. . Everything feels so out of sorts right now, you might find it impossible to even WANT to draw something. . Enter: Visual Meditation. . Visual meditation is a way to calm
Without a doubt, we all need this right now. . Move the pent-up energy you've got churning inside. Creative expression is an energetic channel of release. Good for the kids too (mine are feeling it all, how about yours?) . Also, punch as many pillows as you need to :) . Save and print this to de-stress today. 🎨🎨🎨 (you can also grab a larger version on my Facebook page or get the entire free library by clicking the link in my bio @erinkmonaghancreative)
SWIPE TO SEE >> . Love to travel? The Freya template is named after famous explorer and travel writer Freya Stark. . She wrote more than two dozen books on her travels in the Middle East and Afghanistan as well as several autobiographical works and essays. . We couldn’t think of a better role model for the wanderlust CEO that needs her biz to go where she goes . Take the free brand personality quiz and find out your brand style archetype (click the link in my bio - @erinkmonaghancreative)
Art & Design w/ Erin Monaghan on Instagram: “Creativity reduces anxiety, depression, and stress… And it can also help you process trauma. . Studies have found that writing helps people…”
Creativity reduces anxiety, depression, and stress… And it can also help you process trauma. . Studies have found that writing helps people manage negative emotions in a productive way, and painting or drawing helps people express trauma or experiences that they find too difficult to put in to words (current world climate comes to mind). . You don’t have to do this alone. If you need some help, reach out to schedule a healing workshop, or head to my link in bio to grab the library of free colori
Photographers, designers and other portfolio-based businesses can utilize the bold graphic style of the Lauren website template made especially for Wordpress. . Focused on highlighting large images, showcasing your best work, this template includes a sales page format, contact forms, and portfolio gallery displays ❤️🤩🖤. Show your work off in a powerful and unique way.
You want something unique. I want something ridiculously outstanding for you. I'm not interested in designing what everyone else is also designing. Standard website design is a dime a dozen, and frankly, it bores me. . SO LET'S SHAKE IT UP. . Introducing one of a kind website templates for Wordpress. Here's a sneak peek of what I'm building for you right now. This can be yours, with or without customization. . Coaches, Teachers, Healers, and Entrepreneurs that are serious about making a statemen
Art & Design w/ Erin Monaghan on Instagram: “Calling all high achievers: great brands don't happen on accident. 🖤👑💎 Lets show them who you really are. 💪💪💪 . Have you taken the brand…”
Calling all high achievers: great brands don't happen on accident. 🖤👑💎 Lets show them who you really are. 💪💪💪 . Have you taken the brand quiz yet to find out your brand personality? --> Click the link in my bio to take the free quiz now and get your results! --> @erinkmonaghancreative
We are proud to showcase our final project built in Squarespace (check out magnoliagreencleaning.com if you're in the Seattle area!) . AND we are excited to announce our transition to the more robust and flexible Wordpress platform, offering total customization for the business that is ready to convey their content at a higher level. . Every business has a different personality combination that we aim to capture and communicate in visual form. . Have you taken the brand quiz yet to find out your
Digging the organic line quality that keeps showing up in these coloring pages. Expanding on my peonies that are the theme of the week. The great part about art is that you can make it however you like best. There's no wrong way to do it and the material is always subjective become a member.
There's a common stereotype that being creative isn't worth our time. . Our need to be productive all the time has trumped our playfulness and desires of just zoning out. . It's "ok" to zone out on the tv and drink a bottle of wine. . It's acceptable to blow off steam going out with friends. . You can even seem cultured if you go to the museum. . But when it comes to creating, we get shy. We get apologetic. . I've heard from so many that just seeing their art supplies hiding in the closet makes
I spent most of my life being unattached to my true nature and who I really was. I learned to be a chameleon in order to be liked. Most of us operate this way until we realize how unfulfilling life is when we aren't true to ourselves. . The only way to find real, lasting meaning is to be connected to yourself. . I'm here to help you do that in a number of creative ways. My soul is here to give your soul permission to be exactly who you are in business, at home, and most importantly - inside. . I
Art & Design w/ Erin Monaghan on Instagram: “Who else's peonies have popped open? 🌸🌸🌸 . They're in full bloom over here and I can't wait to plant more of these. . What I’ve learned…”
Who else's peonies have popped open? 🌸🌸🌸 . They're in full bloom over here and I can't wait to plant more of these. . What I’ve learned with painting complicated petals going in 1000 directions is that it’s easiest to paint each one with a single stroke. . Less is more! . 🌸Pick a brush the same width as the petals 🌸 start each petal from the outside going inward 🌸 Start with the bottom layer and add petal layers to the middle . Exactness is not needed. It’s never been how I enjoy painting.
As a kid, my parents loved road trips. I just wanted to get there. I had no desire to spend 2 weeks getting to the Grand Canyon. . I'd rather hop on a plane and make record time. . But why? . We can get caught up in doing, accomplishing, thinking that by going harder or faster it'll make us feel better. . "Let me just do this one thing and then I can relax." . But there's always more things. I sometimes find myself frustrated that I cannot move faster than a human mind and body will allow. I wan
Finishing up this fun coloring page today and uploading it to the membership site! . Grab yours and relax for a while. Art is proven to relieve stress - and yes that includes coloring. It’s good for your health ❤️💚💗💛💙 . You can get a new coloring page delivered to you each week by joining (check out the link in bio ❤️) . . . . . #coloringpages #coloringtherapy #coloringforadults #coloringmasterpiece #printables #artistofinstagram
Ever felt more calm after visiting an art museum? There's a reason. . The right kind of artwork can have a very calming effect on the mind and a healing effect on the physical body. Landscapes and water are very healing to look at. . Expressing your stress and anxiety (I'll show you how) reverses the impact that long-term stress creates, opening you up to reframing your thoughts, feeling lighter, able to think more clearly, and lowering your cortisol. . You have the power to stabilize yourself w
Have you ever felt drawn to a certain color? Whenever you see it, it jumps right out at you and makes you want to buy that thing right away. . Colors have different energy wavelengths that impact us. . When exposed to red light, your cells respond and kick into gear. Countless research studies conducted around the world have now proven what NASA discovered in 2004. Red light is commonly used for healing surface wounds and for internal issues. . Even if you were to just look at a red object, it h
Excited to showcase our latest logo launch by the one and only Tracy Litt. . We've been working behind the scenes to focus on communicating her brand experience through visuals. . It's one thing to see a brand. It's another thing to experience it. Tracy delivers an incredible experience with her on stage presence and powerful message that she delivers, changing lives of women around the world. . We enhanced the delivery of her bold, bright colors by expanding the existing palette, softening the