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Tips for Creating an Inspiring Fall Mood Board

InspirationKimberly HeimbachComment
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I LOVE creating a new mood board every season. it just gets me in the mood and helps me to organize my thoughts for the season. It is a combination of art, imagery and quotes.

My process for creating mood boards includes:

  1. Collecting tear outs from magazines the old fashion way.

  2. Saving pins on Pinterest to a seasonal board then printing out on glossy photo paper.

  3. Adding personal elements liked dried flower crowns I’ve worn at events and watercolor illustrations.

  4. Using extra tools like scalloped edge scissors and gold pins to put it all together.

As an on going process I have a folder where I collect inspiration as I come across it so when I am ready to update my board I have alot of fun things to look through and see what fits the board. I think of color palettes and the season to keep everything cohesive. You can shop all my recommended essentials for an inspiring moodboard on Amazon.



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Hello Fall: New watercolor desktop art to inspire you!

Kimberly HeimbachComment
Hello Fall: New watercolor desktop art to inspire you from Ladyfolk Studio!

Hello fall…My FAVORITE time of the year!

First off, my birthday is October 20th and now my son will be born any day now sharing a birth month with me:) Not to mention a fall bucket list full of pumpkin patch visits, haunted houses, and pumpkin spice everything!

I hope you enjoy these free watercolor desktop art I created for you while I’m on my brief maternity break this month. Simply right click on the images below and save to your desktop to set as your background.

Hello Fall: New pumpkin watercolor desktop art to inspire you from Ladyfolk Studio!
Hello Fall: New watercolor desktop art to inspire you from Laadyfolk Studio!
Hello Fall: New watercolor desktop art to inspire you from Ladyfolk Studio!

As a reminder I am currently accepting holiday orders for custom art which includes dog portraits, cat portraits, family portraits, couple portraits and fashion illustrations. Take a look in the shop for sizes available and more details. Get your orders in now, the holidays are my busiest time of the year!

Custom Watercolor Family Portrait
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Getting Inspired with Roses and Rosé

Watercolor and Wine, Watercolor WorkshopsKimberly HeimbachComment
Getting Inspired with Roses and Rosé, Ladyfolk Studio Watercolor and Wine Workshop Laguna Beach

It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon when we gathered in the garden at Soul Project in Laguna Beach. The mission, get creative with watercolor painting roses and sipping a variety of Rosé wine. Fleur de Sel cookies were the perfect accompaniment to it all thanks to Summer’s Table. Scroll down to see more of the creative process and how we were all inspired.

Roses and Rosé Watercolor workshop with Ladyfolk Studio, Laguna Beach

We started this Watercolor and Wine workshop with what I like to call warm-up exercises. Each element of painting the rose was broken down into to simple steps. I always like to give my attendees a couple ways of completing a painting. With the roses there was three techniques and they could pick which ever one they felt most confident and comfortable with to compete their final rose painting. After going over materials, use of color and rose techniques we went over a few basic ways to paint leafs as well. You can see my clipboard below with the instructional warm-up pages and what follows is the attendees work in progress. You can already see how quickly they picked up on painting from my simple step by step instructions.

“When things are simplified it makes it a lot easier to get creative with something new.”

-Kimberly Heimbach

Getting Inspired with Roses and Rosé, Ladyfolk Studio Watercolor and Wine Workshop Laguna Beach
Roses and Rosé Watercolor workshop with Ladyfolk Studio, Laguna Beach

I love the warm-up exercises to get everyone started on their creative journey for the workshop. One is able to discover how to hold the brush and get just the right ratio of paint to water. I always say the key word in ‘watercolor” is “water.” For my workshops we use watercolor cakes so the paint is dry to begin and you really need to add water to get the pigment to flow onto the page. This is why the warm-up exercises are so important to discover this. Once the technique is established the painting process quickly turns from figuring it out to a more meditative state where attendees are able to just flow with the organic nature of watercolor. Repetitive shapes and motions ease the mind into a tranquil state.

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of the everyday”

-Pablo PIcasso

Getting Inspired with Roses and Rosé, Ladyfolk Studio Watercolor and Wine Workshop Laguna Beach
Getting Inspired with Roses and Rosé, Ladyfolk Studio Watercolor and Wine Workshop Laguna Beach

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