A note from our Founder, Very Mary Inspired : Updates

Hello, TSS Fans & supporters!!

Thank you for your continued support of The Sketchbook Series. I can't believe that it has been 5 years since we started our first ever live sketching luxury workshop.  Over the years we have been encouraged and supported by this wonderful creative community.  We’ve seen so many of you grow and stand confident in your creative power and we are overjoyed that we get to play a part in that. If you've been considering signing up for The Sketchbook Series live 2-day tour - this is the year to do it! We have 3 incredible remaining stops this year!

Please help us spread the word about our workshops or feel free to message us if you're interested in any of our remaining cities! Each class requires a minimum of 10 attendees in order be hosted.  These classes take a lot of energy and effort from not just myself, our team, but all of the local partners involved, and we’d hate for you all to miss it.  In order to focus on creating the best experience and new curriculum, we have decided to limit our tour stops and take San Diego and St. Louis off the tour list this year. We apologize to those who were eager to sign up for these cities this year, but our business and brand is evolving and we have some exciting new releases this fall, so please make sure to stay connected with us by adding your name to our newsletter!  

We are so grateful for this community and we want to stay connected with you on what more you want to learn! 

If you're interested in signing up - check out the remaining 3 tour stops in 2018 and remember to sign up early to secure your spot! We have group rates and payment plans available so please inquire at hello@verymaryinspired.com and one of our team members will be ready to assist you!

Virginia 4/10 & 4/11 
Orange County, CA 5/1 & 5/2
Los Cabos, Mexico 6/18 & 6/19

Xo,
Mary Phan, @verymaryinspired

 

Feature + Collaboration with Nuage Designs

We were so thrilled to team up and partner with the fabulous Nuage Designs! Check out the article below, also featured on Nuage's Blog.  We are excited to have them for some of our tour stops this year as well as be a part of this sketch to reality concept board! Leave us a comment below if you already do sketching for your client presentations!! 

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When it comes to designing weddings and events, there are a lot of tools out there. Whether you piece together mood boards or curate Pinterest boards, making sure your client can understand your ideas can be the difference between booking the gig or losing it to someone else. So how do you make sure you can relay your creativity in a way that’ll have your client saying “I do!”? Sketching! 

Cue Mary Phan, founder and creator of The Sketchbook Series & Very Mary Inspired. Mary launched The Sketchbook Series to inspire and guide creatives on their journey towards turning their ideas into realities, leveraging sketching as a tool to aid communication through the design process. We’ve both attended and sponsored many an event with The Sketchbook Series and are always reminded what an asset it is to have this skill.

We collaborated with The Sketchbook Series in anticipation of their 2018 tour, which kicked off last month, to bring to life some of our own ideas and compare them with event realities. We encourage you take a peek at their upcoming dates and attend a workshop, everyone in our industry could benefit from this skill! Scroll through to see just how powerful sketching can be…

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From Nuage Designs:  "We had thoughts of Bougainvillea and bright blue ikat print on the mind. Mary combined our Cobalt Marrakesh and Natural Wood Verona Chair with table top pieces from Casa de Perrin and floral inspiration shot by Lucy Cuneo to sketch up this tablescape. Just right for an al fresco lunch!"

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From Nuage Designs : "A graphic black and white palette accented with gold details was just the thing we had in mind. Mary set the table with our Black Sedona and Gold Soho Chairs and paired it with black and white pieces from Casa de Perrin, really amplifying the bold geometric effect. To soften the look, she took inspiration from a mossy terrarium arrangement by Kelly Elissa Events & Enchantment Floral."

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Anyone else ready for summer? Don’t we know it! Mary brought out the tropics in her sketch with our Beverly linen paired just for the outdoors with our Oak Chairs. Tabletop pieces from BorrowedBlu added a modern touch while florals inspired by Ashley Elizabeth Designs kept everything refreshingly cool. 

Want to learn about the process and see some more beautiful sketches Mary created for us? Click here to keep the creativity flowing!

Bright Prints | Flowers Always Flowers | Photography Matt Horton Photography | Glassware, Charger Casa de Perrin | Floral Inspiration – Lucy Cuneo // Bold Patterns | Floral Inspiration – Kelly Elissa Events & Enchantment Floral  | Photography Matt Horton Photography | Glassware, Charger Casa de Perrin  // Lush Greenery | Flowers  Canteiro Weddings | Photography  John Cain Photography | Charger Borrowed Blu | Floral Inspiration Ashley Elizabeth Designs

Pineapple Sketch TUTORIAL

EVERYTHING YOU'LL NEED FOR THIS PINEAPPLE LESSON:
 

Average Time: Allow for 1Hour - 1.5 Hours to Complete lesson
Where to Set up: Work in an area with good lighting
Reminder: Don't forget to have fun! 
Share it: Tag @thesketchbookseries & @verymaryinspired on your sketch, use Hashtag #TSSPineapple

 8.5" x 11" Fabriano Watercolor pad 12" Clear Ruler Graphite pencil Gold Gel Pens (Gold/White) Black 01Micron Detail Pen Kneaded Eraser  Interested in our purchasing our Basic Sketch Kit? You can purchase it  HERE .  FYI, we offer a sketchbook in our sketch kit, not the watercolor pad as shown above. 

8.5" x 11" Fabriano Watercolor pad
12" Clear Ruler
Graphite pencil
Gold Gel Pens (Gold/White)
Black 01Micron Detail Pen
Kneaded Eraser

Interested in our purchasing our Basic Sketch Kit? You can purchase it HERE.  FYI, we offer a sketchbook in our sketch kit, not the watercolor pad as shown above. 

 WATERCOLOR SUPPLIES USED IN THIS LESSON  Watercolor pre-mixed palette (I'm using an old Canson-Talens palette) 22B Slate Blue (Dr. Ph Martin's Brand) Size 12 Round Watercolor Brush Size 8 Round Watercolor Brush Mixing tray or porcelain dish Cup of water Napkin

WATERCOLOR SUPPLIES USED IN THIS LESSON

Watercolor pre-mixed palette (I'm using an old Canson-Talens palette)
22B Slate Blue (Dr. Ph Martin's Brand)
Size 12 Round Watercolor Brush
Size 8 Round Watercolor Brush
Mixing tray or porcelain dish
Cup of water
Napkin

 COPIC CIAO MARKERS USED IN THIS LESSON    Yellow Markers   YG00 Y08    Tan Marker   E33    Green Markers   YG23 G14 YG63

COPIC CIAO MARKERS USED IN THIS LESSON

Yellow Markers
YG00
Y08

Tan Marker
E33

Green Markers
YG23
G14
YG63

Hope you enjoyed the video tutorial!

Leave us a comment below and remember to share with us your finished pineapple sketch on instagram.  Can't wait to follow along in your sketching journey! Tag your photo with #tsspineapple in your caption and tag the photo with @thesketchbookseries & @verymaryinspired, Can't wait to see your pineapple sketches!! 

Interested in learning more? Want to join us for one of our luxury and inspiring classes this year? Check out the link below to learn
more about The Sketchbook Series Tour: