Today, I’m sharing some big news about a special collaboration between my daughter and myself.
A Special Collaboration
I started Anna Aspnes Designs just after this young lady was born and this year she will be 15 years old.
It’s been a quite a ride and I am grateful for every moment of it. The biggest lesson learned has been that anything is possible.
I was told I was not good enough to be an artist when I was her age so I pursued a degree in languages over the Arts.
No regrets here as everything has come full circle and I followed the path I was supposed to take, but hoping to make that journey a little easier for both my students, and my daughter, now that I have the opportunity to share what I have learned through this experience.
Ella heads into High School next year and is beginning to think about how she wants to spend her life. She’s got that creative spark that we all enjoy, spend time illustrating and has dreams, at the moment, of being some sort of designer or traveling photographer.
It looks as though she may be following in my footsteps.
Ella doesn’t do sports like her friends and therefore has a LOT of time on her own in which she spends her time creating.
And she definitely lacks confidence in what she is capable of.
She writes for our neighborhood magazine, sketches in her notebook, plays the guitar, likes to create DIY Youtube videos and is currently formulating her own natural lip balm recipe, with a hope of starting her own business one day.
In the meantime, she’s saving for a camera, and so we came up with the idea of collaborating together on a new line of DigitalART products called EllaART by Anna Aspnes Designs.
There is a brand new category dedicated to Ella’s Art in the aA store.
This week we collaborated on a set of vintage camera brushes which seemed quite fitting for the launch of her designs.
I’m hoping that by bringing our talents together we can provide something fresh and fun for both you and her.
A collection of 5 of each sketched and artsy brushes giving a total of 10 brushes delivered in .abr and black .png format to enable maximum customization. Guidance on using brushes in Photoshop and Elements can be found in the Instructions for Use eBooklet which is available as a free download from the FreeART category of my store. Also check out this video tutorial which provides an overview of brushes, as well as guidance on how to load and use them.
We (especially Ella) would love to hear what you think and what you would like to see next by EllaART.
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I love the idea of this new Anna line of products! What a great story. These brushes are just wonderful!
Thanks Rae for the support. E will be thrilled.
This is just an awesome, awesome thing!
Thanks for your support Vicki 🙂
How fun for you two to have the same interests and now have started this projekt together. She is talented and I wish you both all the best and looking forward to see what you will come up with in the future.
What a wonderful start to her collection. Beautifully done! Of course its a must have! Congratulations, on your new adventure Ella.
Thanks Danesa. Glad you like them.
Congratulations to Ella on her first set of brushes. She is wonderfully creative and I am going to enjoy working with her art. In the words of Henri Matisse, “Creativity takes courage!” … I know that, together, you will inspire each other and all the rest of us along the way.
Super quote a. Thank you for sharing.
Great work! I hope She will be able to buy her Camera really soon
You guys are like sunshine on a gray day. The open lines and freshness of your style speaks to me, Ella, and I love the contemporary feel. How about taking your hand to the subject of music? I’m always working with photos of my daughter’s band so that would be great to see. Also a set about dreams, both aspirational and those that come to us in our sleep. Loving the opportunity to see through your eyes and can’t wait for more. Onward!
Awww! Thank you Laura 🙂 Great suggestions.
Well done, Ella! It looks like the apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree! I bet mum is so proud of you!
I am 🙂
Good for her . . how great to have such a sense of self at such a tender age. Always, always follow your instinct. Following your dreams takes courage . .. wishing her nothing but the best.
What a great idea for the two of your to share your interests and business acumen. Wish you both well in all of your endeavors. Looks like you have a beautiful start Ella.
How special for the two of you to work together!!! I love Ella’s designs and look forward to more and more – congratulations!