to celebrate turning 40, i'm posting a sketch and short writeup of a moment or a person who has touched my life in a positive way. i will post each day until i turn 40 in march.
#5 is alma loveland. (how adorable is she?!?! and her husband! and her kids!)
back in late 2011 i discovered that surface design is a thing! and i wanted that thing to be MY thing. i immediately searched online for classes on adobe illustrator, one of the two main programs used to create patterns. i came upon alma loveland's classes on nicolesclasses.com and signed up. (she now teaches on atly).
alma's class was a game changer. or game maker in my case. she taught with such thoroughness and made something complicated soooo easy and fun. i spent hours watching her courses and doing the homework. she gave great feedback and tips for improvement. i love her design aesthetic and the projects she creates are amazing.
thank you alma, for giving me this gift of knowledge.
see my other #40touches posts here.
i will be publishing my 40touches posts in no particular order. i acknowledge that negative moments have also had an impact on my life, but seeing as how this is a celebration project, i won't be posting those.
also, i am choosing to only mention 40 because i'm turning 40, and therefore i can't possibly mention all the people, places or moments that have touched me in a positive way. this is just a sampling that i thought would be fun to talk about and include.
i hope this encourages you to reach out to those who have touched your life in some way.