Free printable Coco Chanel Kelly Creates Beauty begins download gift freebie

This year I decided to work on my sketching and watercolour skills. Every morning (well, almost every morning), I sit down first thing with my sketchbook. Actually, a good friend of mine recommended I do this when I complained last year of not having enough time for creative exploration… (Thanks Crystal!). These “morning meditations” have been such an incredible learning experience for me.

I decided to share these morning sketches and paintings in my Instagram & Facebook Stories. Doing so has been a scary but rewarding experience. I didn’t realize my morning ‘playtime’ would result in me teaching sketching and watercolour online classes. I love it!

One of my sketches was inspired by the Coco Chanel quote “Beauty begins…” and a messy bun drawing I found online (artist unknown). The response I received after I shared the photo above was amazing! So many of you reached out me. I decided to do a watercolour version the next day. The original is done with the Kelly Creates Black Fineliners, and in the coloured version I used my Kelly Creates Watercolor Inks.

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During the Christmas ‘Covid’ season, I was wondering how to ‘give back’ to all of you and decided to create a free printable of my ‘Beauty Begins’ sketch.  (I will not be offering the black and white version because it is very similar to the one I found online as inspiration and don’t want to infringe copyright).

Save your money, download and print this, get a frame from the Dollar Store and you have a nice present.  You could even print on better quality heavyweight paper if you like. Click HERE to download or click the image above. 

Thank you for following my creative journey and supporting me with your encouraging comments and messages! I know these are difficult and crazy times for so many, and I am sending love, hope and strength out to all of you!

13 Comments on A Free Christmas Gift for You

  1. Christine Shaw
    December 21, 2020 at 5:46 pm (3 years ago)

    Thank you Kelly. I have learnt so much from you during these indifferent times. You have been such an inspiration. I will proudly hang this in my home.

  2. Ishika
    December 21, 2020 at 7:01 pm (3 years ago)

    Thank you ?

  3. Arlene Walsh
    December 22, 2020 at 12:49 am (3 years ago)

    Thankyou Kelly, I love watching your ‘morning meditations’. I don’t do this myself but would love to give it a go and be more regular with my practice. It’s hard knowing what to draw every day though. Where do you get your inspiration?

    • Kelly
      December 22, 2020 at 9:03 am (3 years ago)

      HI Arlene, I highly recommend setting aside half an hour each morning or some time during the day with your sketchbook. Sometimes I have the ideas, and sometimes I look at pictures online…google and find inspiration that way. Be careful about ‘copying’ and copyright though.

  4. Katie
    December 22, 2020 at 1:40 am (3 years ago)

    Thank you Kelly. I have really enjoyed following you and learning from you during our crazy 2020. Looking forward to the next part of the journey.

  5. Laura Gauthier
    December 22, 2020 at 7:29 am (3 years ago)

    Wow, thank you so much. What a great prssent. Happy Holidays ?

  6. Mary Mitchell Jones
    December 22, 2020 at 10:16 am (3 years ago)

    Thank you so much.
    I love the hair color and everything else about the watercolor. I look forward to seeing you, your work, and sweet Finn every day. You are amazing and such an inspiration!
    Thank you for sharing your talents and yourself w us!
    Merry Christmas from coastal Georgia. AND 2021 WILL BE BETTER.

  7. Chona
    December 22, 2020 at 12:07 pm (3 years ago)

    That’s awesome! Thanks heaps Kelly! You and your family have a wonderful Christmas time. Cheers!

  8. Mindy Hensen
    December 22, 2020 at 12:11 pm (3 years ago)

    Thank you Kelly, for your continued generosity and love! You are helping all of your followers focus on creativity during this crazy time. I find it so incredibly helpful! Keeping my mind occupied on positivity and beauty keeps me from getting depressed. ???

  9. Tina
    December 22, 2020 at 10:28 pm (3 years ago)

    Thank you so much!! I really appreciate this, you did an amazing job (no surprise) 🙂

  10. Tina
    December 22, 2020 at 10:35 pm (3 years ago)

    Omg I just saw the giveaway for next month!!! I didn’t know there was a different colored set of small brush pens!! You don’t know how often I am raving and sharing about your small brush pens!! I swear they are my go-to’s!

  11. Janny
    December 23, 2020 at 1:28 pm (3 years ago)

    What a lovely gift! So generous, thank you Kelly! Merry Christmas! ? ?

  12. Cindy Gay
    December 28, 2020 at 9:40 am (3 years ago)

    You’re talented! Happy New Year!


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