When you’re hard at work in the middle of a CreativeMornings/Charlotte, chances are you’ll get noticed.
And, that’s a good thing.
That’s exactly what happened to graphic artist Jacquelynn Glass on Friday, April 5. While the audience was focused on the stage, Jacquelynn was engrossed in the pad on her lap. In almost any other Charlotte meeting, that might seem rude. But, at a gathering of people who believe that “Everyone is creative,” it was a welcome sight.
“At CreativeMornings, there’s no higher honor than inspiring someone to create … right here … in the moment,” says Matt Olin, co-host of CreativeMornings/Charlotte. “When I heard Jacquelynn was drawing during our event, I was thrilled.”
“I’m one of those people who doodles while they take notes — and who also takes a LOT of notes,” said Jacquelynn.” So partially, I was just preparing myself to take notes (you can see a quote that I jot down at one point in the timelapse).”
“I have also been trying to get into the habit of drawing a little more at different points in my day and kind of let what’s going on around me influence me. So, I was testing the waters there, as well.”
Creating for 36 Days of Type
Jacquelynn was working on the letter “D” for “36 Days of Type.” She enjoys exploring letterforms and style with an online community of graphic artists. “Personally, I’m using the 36 days to really push my use of textures and techniques I haven’t used much previously,” she said.
It turns out CreativeMornings/Charlotte was the perfect place for Jacquelynn to work. “My resting level of enthusiasm is already REALLY high, but two things that really light me up are working with other passionate creative people, and taking a piece all the way from a concept to a final printed product,” she said.
Click on the image below to watch a time-lapse screencast of the entire 3-hour creative process in under a minute.
Some Pro Tips from Jacquelynn
- While all of Jacquelynn’s finished work is digital, she always starts by sketching out her ideas on paper.
- Lately, Jacquelynn has tried a few new disciplines to inspire her work:
- Waking up earlier and doing personal projects before work
- Making that personal time, screen-free to focus on what’s on her mind
“When I first started doing that, I was shocked by both how much social media was influencing me and how weighed down I felt when tried to get really creative after work. I was so used to it before, it was really eye-opening.”
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