The content that comes into my world needs to be intentional. It’s why November has become my spring cleaning of my social media and inbox, because the sales messages are overwhelming and almost always lacking true value. When it comes to a Newsletter, sure I want to know what’s happening with a brand, but when it’s all about the hard sell, I’d rather opt out. I’m more interested in stories, resources, and ways to grow as a person. If you can give me depth I will almost always stay on even for the few full one sales focused newsletters that come throughout the year. When you give, I give too.
When I recommend the following artists newsletters I do it because I find them valuable whether for inspiration on how to run your own newsletter (as an artist or in any industry) or because I think it will inspire your own creative practice, or simply because it might just bring a smile to your face the few times they send one out a month. Each of these artist’s newsletters are intentional, beautiful and value driven. I can’t wait for you to follow along. (And remember, if at any time they no longer feel valuable feel free to hit that unsubscribe button. You can always come back to them later when your inbox isn’t so full!)
Rebecca Green is an Illustrator & Author based in Michigan. Her hand painted illustrations showcase the timeless celebration of seasons, story, and home. She is a well known children’s book illustrator with whimsical critters and sweet children dancing through her creations. She send out a newsletter one time a month with updates on what she’s working on, a single blog post, a call out to her Patreon community, and a list of a few of her favorite things right now (These could be absolutely anything.)
If you love children’s book, play, or an inside look into her illustration process, then you’ll love her newsletter.
Yes, this is my newsletter, but I really truly think it’s great! I spend so much time each week thinking of new topics around slow living, finding rest, and creating a calm space that I can share with you. I also include links to the most recent art, blog posts, or podcast episodes so you can continue to dive into your own creative thinking. Only a few times a year is the newsletter 100% focused on selling or announcing something and that usually comes with the launch of a new collection or project. Otherwise every other week of the year is about giving you new ways to think about going slower and creating a space for inspired rest. You know you want to… Sign up and check it out for yourself!
Julie is a good friend and one of my all time favorite artists. She has such a colorful and whimsical collection of work that you’ll feel inspired every time her newsletter drops. For the most part she only emails when she has a new line of work, a new course, or a sale happening so she isn’t in your inbox all that often. But just getting to see the splash of color enter my inbox always feels like a creative jump start. I know you’ll be inspired just by the small peek into her world.
Okay, so they aren’t artists in the traditional sense of the word but their products are still a work of art. Based in Europe this beautiful brand is all about slow living. Their products are made with intention, their marketing is done without being overbearing, and they aren’t here to talk you into buying anything. If you don’t need it, they’d rather you not have it. So know that their newsletter is about the sell, instead it’s a beautiful love letter about embracing life in the slow lane. Often when I’m feeling uninspired I’ll sometimes read some of the past blog posts they have to get back in touch with everything I love about going slow and being present to what it. Get this gem of a newsletter in your inbox for a monthly dose of slow insight from across the pond.