Calling Boston-area artists, illustrators, and designers!

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If you could get the people of Boston to stop on The Greenway for a moment and DRAW, how would you do it? The Greenway invites you to submit an idea, challenge, or prompt for a new program called DRAW that will inspire Greenway visitors to sit down together and draw along our 1.5 mile park system!
To participate, please send the following to Kait Levesque (klevesque@rfkgc.org):

  • A few sentences suggesting simple steps Greenway visitors can take to make a drawing, ideally inspired by some aspect of your own practice, The Greenway, or Boston;
  • One or two images (JPG, etc, suitable for printing 5” x 5”)
  • A very short sentence describing who you are and (optional) how the activity might relate to you/your work.

We’ll put these ideas on large rolodex-style cards and attach them to our drawing boards, available wherever the Uni pops up.

Out on the street, we’ll provide people with pencils, charcoal, paper, and other drawing tools. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to facilitate, but your ideas will provide the inspiration to get people started.

The Uni DRAW cart is a new part of The Greenway’s Play programming. Designed and built by The Uni Project, NYC, the cart will pop up in our many parks serving neighbors, commuters, and especially, our youth visitors from areas around Boston. We are dedicated to engaging our visitors in the beauty and fun of The Greenway and Boston. Your contribution will mean a great deal to the people we meet. Thanks for helping us create an oasis for drawing on The Greenway.

We are unable to respond to all entries. You will receive a reply only if your prompt is chosen.

Thank you,

Katherine Levesque
Play Coordinator
Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy
185 Kneeland Street
Boston, MA 02111

F R E E g o o d s !

I’m hoping the title grabbed your attention 😉

I have recently discovered the site Creative Market! “free is for me!”

It is a great site for two reasons: free stuff (on a weekly basis, the rest are items to purchase) and the ability to offer some of your own makings to the world!

It seems like each week there is a free item from each category: type, illustrator brushes, clipart, and some other handmade items that have been scanned in to use digitally. I thought of Emily Cromwell’s tutorial on the gouache illustrator brushes and figured I would let everyone know about this resource for free brush potential each week! Enjoy!

Check it out!  c r e a t i v e  m a r k e t

“Designing” your financial life

In the creative field most of us tend to use the right hemisphere more, for which is easy to overlook some important logical things. Like a little thing called MONEY.

Spending $5 on haute coffee isn’t a bad splurge once in a while. But do it every day and that $5 treat is a $150-a-month expense — that’s $1,800 a year — just for your daily cup of joe.

Below is the link to an article that skims over common mistakes and strategies to plan for a more stable future.

How to Avoid 12 Common Money Mistakes

 

Show and tell: video scribe animations

Wowing your client with educational style animations (easy to make with scribe software).
Holding attention trough scribe videos is a great marketing tool to remember important facts about you or your client’s branding.
why using video scribe:
quick video demo, using the software interface:
Free 7 day demo (includes company watermark when saving a video)  ={

Katie’s Show & Tell

Hey everyone!

My Show and Tell is about how to use your own writing, or hand lettering, and turn it into actual type!. You can use Illustrator, Photoshop, or do free hand and scan it into a PDF file. Make your own lettering come to life.

Here is the online generator to use.

http://www.myscriptfont.com

Download the template to your computer and place to your Illustrator or Photoshop to work with. You can also print this out as well. Once your done, save as a PDF and upload to the site. Once it’s generated, download to your computer and add to your Font Book.

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The site is completely free to use! Have a type like Baskerville or Gill Sans, or just make it completely your own. This can be fun to use towards your portfolio, or your own personal work. Be creative and have fun!

~ Katie

Free High Quality Stock Images

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http://allthefreestock.com/

 

I highly recommend following these steps to access the free stock images before veering off to other sections of the website:

  1. On the left window pane, click “Free Stock Photos”
  2. 2. Click “Multisite Search” then “Visual Hunt”

From there, you’ll see six colums worth of categories to choose from.

Another great source under “Free Stock Photos” is called “Minimography”