Octopus News / by Chris V

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Free Gift! 

I am so grateful that you have subscribed to my newsletter! As a show of my gratitude, I will be sharing a free gift with you each week in May.  I am so inspired by the wonderful weather this time of year, I have been capturing some outdoor scenes. This week I am including a painting I did while in the park. I hope you enjoy it! If you would like to see any other artwork themes please let me know and I will try to incorporate them in the future. Wishing you a great week! 

 

The Contest is On 

Last week, I mentioned a possible contest to celebrate my newest art class, Line Drawing- The Power of Suggestion. Well folks, it's official. The contest will start on May 1st and and end May 31st. The illustration with the boldest lines, and most simplicity in portraying the subject matter, will win a $25 Amazon gift card. If you have questions about your project, I will be available to help in the Community section of the class, or you can email me directly at info@octopusconnection.com. All projects must be submitted by May 1st, 12am PST. Here's a free link to enroll if you haven't already. And good luck!!! 

 

Luna Bazaar

I truly enjoy spotlighting other artist/designrs. I think it's because I am so grateful for the inspiration they provide. It doesn't exactly grow on trees... you know? So this week, I am featuring Luna Bazaar. I discovered them when I needed some quick paper props for a project a couple of years ago. They came through for me with flying colors, and I have been a fan ever since. Their product is really fun, but the visual presentation is what I'm so impressed with. I follow them on Instagram and subscribe to their newsletter, and I honestly can't wait until it arrives! I get about 150 emails per day, so I'm usually the one dodging any messages that I can get away with. But Luna Bazaar is the star in my inbox! This week they are showcasing their Cinco de Mayo looks, from wall hangings to candle holders. You can check it out here.