Watercolor Brush Lettering: Nicole Miyuki

Instructor: Nicole Miyuki

Date: Febuary 6th, 2016 10am-1pm

In this 3-hour class, you will learn how to gain confidence with the brush, how to create a brush-lettering style and the steps to take a piece from concept to finalized piece. Nicole demonstrates how to transition to combining the letters into words, how to create/define your own style and how to blend colors to create an ombre look.

With the small class environment and Nicole’s teaching style, each student will receive one-on-one attention and individual help.



What you need to bring:

Just yourself 🙂

What is included: 

All supplies in a custom wooden box: 36 color watercolor palette, pad of paper that Nicole has found is best for scanning/creating work, 2 brushes, jar of white and gold ink and the booklet of information with Nicole’s lettering style and lesson plan.

If you have any questions, feel free to email [email protected]


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Watercolor Calligraphy Workshop


Join us on Saturday January 31st at 11am for a watercolor calligraphy workshop with  A Fabulous Fete! Learn the basics of modern brush calligraphy from the self-taught calligrapher, Lauren Saylor. Knowledge in basic calligraphy or having been through a beginners course is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. This two hour workshop is designed to teach you how to take the modern calligraphy skills you already have and put them to paper with different brush types and watercolor paint. You will learn how to apply the same ideas you’ve learned practicing calligraphy with brushes, how to use watercolor pans and mix your own colors, how to create washes and best practices for creating finished pieces in watercolor. Enjoy refreshments upon arrival and meet your classmates. Instruction will begin around 11:15. At the end of the workshop you will put all of your new skills to work and make a watercolor valentine quote to use as decor or gift to your secret admirer! With the workshop registration fee, you will receive:

– watercolor paper

– 2 brushes

– watercolor pans

– individual watercolors

– mixing tray

– 2 hours of instruction

– refreshments

– supplies final art piece


Blogger Mix & Jingle


Hello Orange County, San Diego, and Los Angeles bloggers! Come mix and jingle with other bloggers in Southern California at this fun holiday pinata workshop with Jess Loves This Life! Munch on treats, sip hot coco, craft and make connections. We’ll have a photo booth and everyone who attends gets to go home with a fun goodie bag full of gifts from some awesome Etsy shops. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Children’s Hospital of Orange County to benefit their holiday Toys For Tots drive. Don’t miss out!!

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Calligraph​y Workshop


Join us on Saturday November 22nd at 11am for a calligraphy workshop with A Fabulous Fete! Learn the basics of modern calligraphy from the self-taught calligrapher, Lauren Saylor. This two hour workshop is designed to teach you the basic steps to creating your own modern style. Enjoy refreshments upon arrival and meet your classmates. Instruction will begin around 11:30. At the end of the workshop you will put all of your new skills to work and make tags to take home and use for the holidays. With the workshop registration fee, you will receive:

– practice sheets (paper and guides)

– 1 pen

– 2 nibs

– 1 set of jars and holder with black and colored ink

– 2 hours of instruction

– refreshments

– supplies for tags

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Blogger Brunch


Hello Bloggers!

We’re super excited to be working with Amanda Nguyen of Feast Fashion Faves to bring you this fall’s Blogger Brunch. This brunch is full of all kinds of great stuff! We’ve got speakers, gift bags and pop-up shops. Yes, we said a pop-up shops! Exciting, right?! Our great friends over at The Oxford Trunk and Alixandra Collection will be setting up some of this fall’s hottest trends in apparel and accessories. Make sure you don’t leave your wallets at home – you just might find something you can’t live without!

We’ve also put together a dream team of speakers to bring you some insight on the blogging world. We’ll cover topics like how to drive traffic to your site, how to work with brands, and how to set yourself apart from other bloggers. Who are these amazing people that we speak of? Check them out! Jessica von Bluecher, Alyssa Battaglia Denny, Deni Lee

Want more? We’ve got some awesome VIP tickets for bloggers who are looking to take their blogger brunch experience to the next level. The VIP ticket awards you early entry into the brunch (10:00am), designated time to chat one-on-one with the speakers, and a photo-op. Plus, your gift bag will be loaded with extra goodies!

This is going to be an awesome event, and we’re looking forward to seeing each and every one of you!


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Bloggers Unplugged


Calling all bloggers! Great Over Good and Cupcakes & Cutlery have partnered up to bring you Bloggers Unplugged.  A networking mixer designed to help bloggers meet, connect, and hopefully collaborate.

This is a FREE event, all you have to do is RSVP HERE! We’ll see you on the 25th!

Taco Tuesday

Last month we had the pleasure of hosting our first creative dinner. We invited fifteen creative thinkers to come eat, connect, and inspire one another. We talked about our struggles, successes, branding, networking, and everything in between. We were so grateful to have so many talented people at one table.





Our goal is to build a creative community, get all of our creative friends to network and collaborate. Want to join us for our next one? Sign up for our mailing list for an exclusive invite. 🙂

K.Mala Studio Summer Watercolor Series


Flowers + Fruit : June 5th, 2014, 7pm-9pm

As summer approaches, saturated fruits and flowers are a bloom! Join K.Mala at Great Over Good for this fun class as we explore color, shape, and pattern with the help of some seasonally fresh fruits and flowers on display for your painting pleasure. Take home your painting and frame for a beautiful summer addition to your home!

Fashion Illustration : June 12th, 2014, 7pm-9pm

Strike a pose! You are guaranteed fun in this class! Rip out your favorite fashions from K.Mala’s collections of magazines, or use yourself as inspo and bring in a fabulous photo for reference. K.Mala will cover the history of fashion illustration and different styles you can explore to create your very own flirty fashion illustration!

Hand-Lettering : June 19th, 2014, 7pm-9pm 

Feeling inspired by a quote or music lyric? Hand-lettering posters are fun way to display motivation on the daily. K.Mala will cover all the basics from initial sketch and concept to techniques for rendering a beautiful poster size quote for your home or office.

 Wine  & Watercolor : June 26th, 2014, 7pm-9pm

What better combination than wine and watercolor? A beautiful vignette will be setup so you can come paint and relax with K.Mala as she leads you through a creative night of painting and drinking wine.

 About the Instructor 

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Kim Malachowski is a graduate of Laguna College of Art Design in Laguna Beach, where she obtained her BFA in Illustration with an emphasis in Graphic Design. Since then she has had a diverse experience working in design and fashion. Projects include: establishing a t-shirt line  (spotted on the likes of Audrina Patridge and Paris Hilton), showing at UniqueLA for several years, and displaying art in local galleries and art walks.

Kim most recently lived in San Francisco while working as a designer and illustrator for Pottery Barn Teen. She is looking to bring fun and art to a wider community in Orange County to spread the love and joy of art with others.

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Building Better Mondays


Monday doesn’t have to translate to anxiety. Or tension. Or frustration. Or even boredom. We’re not saying the 9-5 can’t be great, but we are saying that greatness starts with YOU. Great Over Good | Pink Creative Studio | we are ROOT have joined forces to offer a series of workshop aimed at helping you Build Better Mondays.

As creatives who have flown the cubicle, we’ve already done the footwork: made the stupid branding mistakes, confronted the SEO disasters, and followed all the wrong people on Instagram. While we’re in the middle of fixing some mistakes and we’re still learning from others, we have luckily already mastered most of them. Building Better Mondays is our attempt to pass this valuable knowledge along to the rest of you out there who are struggling with many of the same issues. Our workshop series is designed to walk you through the basics of legality and brand luxuries (translation: the digital must-haves to brand and market your product). Even better, you’ll gain the opportunity to make connections with fellow creatives – people who very well might launch your product into success.




Amber Materna, Founder of we are ROOT and Content (Building and Pitching) Gypsy

Amber Materna, Founder of we are ROOT and Content (Building and Pitching) Gypsy

Amber Materna is a writer, editor, publicist and founder of the creative digital marketing firm we are ROOT.  She’ll be teaching your Content course in the Summer Workshop Series.

Inspired by the ever-changing millennial culture, her work has been featured by Yahoo! Education, Lady Holiday, Better Living SoCal Network, Green Home Builder magazine, RivieraOrange County, and numerous other national and regional media platforms. Her client record includes major content monetization and PR firms specializing in architectural design, education and wellness, including NewGround Co. and Vantage Media.

2014 has truly been the year of open doors for Amber: she was recently named one of Yahoo!’s top contributors for 2013, and appointed as a member of the advisory board for 501(c)3 nonprofit UP (she’ll be doing their PR, naturally).  She’s constantly glued to her phone, but if there’s ever a time you can’t reach her she’s probably trying to conquer a a yoga inversion or lost somewhere in the wilderness.



Kenia Gonzalez, Founder and Creative Director of Pink Creative Studio

Kenia Gonzalez is founder + creative director behind Pink Creative Studio, an organization that specializes in brand development for Women Entrepreneurs & Small Creative Businesses. Her ideas and inspiration come from everything she’s seen around the world; including vintage fashion, psychology, typography, international cultures – all things pretty and feminine, art-related and PINK, of course! Kenia has successfully launched and influenced numerous women looking to make the jump from free-time to full-time. She’ll be leveraging her expertise in getting legal and branding as the primary instructor for the Building Better Monday workshop series.

Kenia is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, French and English. Her diverse Spanish and Dominican background has influenced her fascination with other cultures. When not competing in triathlons or working on a new blog post, you can find her wandering museums or traveling the world; she’s already visited 6 continents and countless cities.



Naadine Koi Founder and Creative Director of Great Over Good

Naadine Koi is the power-house behind Santa Ana’s creative space, Great Over Good. After growing up on the East Coast and dabbling in different industries, including fashion design and visual merchandising, she finally made the fortuitous move to California. In the last seven years since arriving in southern California, Naadine has remained loyal to her dream of pursuing a career in the arts. Her background in Pinterest marketing and her successful social media presence makes her the perfect woman to teach people how to master the art of Getting Social.

While always maintaining strong ties to the fashion industry, Naadine ultimately settled on an endeavor that combines her love of creativity and people: curating. Thus, Great Over Good was born. As the owner and creative director of this unique creative space, she has spread her artistic wings, while encouraging others to do the same by organizing events and workshops for like-minded creatives.



06.23.14 // Business Basics I: Getting Legal

07.07.14 // Business Basics II: Building a Digital Presence

07.21.14 // The Psychology Behind Branding

08.04.14 // Does Content Really Matter? (Yes, It Does.)

08.18.14 // Getting Social