Life is so full of imperfections, but that's what makes it so fun!
With all the new ways to communicate via social media, Instastories has quickly become one of my favorites. It is also incredibly nerve-wracking. I had tried it a few times before and loved how I could instantly communicate with people around the world. With that little boost of confidence, last week, I tried my most ambitious Instastory to date: illustrating a backdrop live.
To celebrate the featured scarf of the month, I asked viewers to tell me their favorite breakfast foods. We had some expected and unexpected responses, all which I loved. Spam is a favorite, who knew? I sure didn't! However, in the view of an artist, so many little things went wrong. The angle of the camera wasn't great, the lighting was weird, some markers didn't work, I couldn't color fast enough (paint next time?), etc.
BUT in the view of someone wanting to let go of the little details and just live in the moment, it was so much fun! Getting to know viewers favorite foods, doodling live, making a huge colorful wall - it's really a great way to brainstorm. I am actually surprised I was able to talk for so long (45 minutes!). The experience was very reminiscent of my college days in the theatre department. So many different people coming together to create one amazing production. It's a messy process; never perfect. In the past, I would have never posted the picture above due to the terrible photography, but you know what? That's real life. That's what the whole live stream looked like.
Yes, I am totally doing this again.
Since I loved the final product so much, here is a new freebie for you: a breakfast foods desktop wallpaper! I kept to the stereo-typical breakfast foods, but kept the original tone and feel of that night's process. Sorry, tacos - I'll be sure to make a pattern just for you. ;) To download, click the button below, save to your device, and set as your wallpaper!
Check out the time lapse of the backdrop in the video below! You can see me gesturing to my left a lot because that's me talking to viewers on Instastory. Such a cool memory! Thanks so much to all who joined me last week!
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