Self-promotion is hard for me, but I'm learning how important it is to showcase my poems. It's a great way for readers and publishers to get to know me and my writing. I've always admired poems combined with images because they grab my attention. I wanted to do something fun and interesting with my poems, or as Emeril Lagasse would say, "Kick it up a notch!"
I knew about Canva, but it seemed so complicated until...
last Saturday when a group of Poetry Friday friends and I participated in Anthologies 301: Creating Graphics. The class was led by two very experienced Canva users, Janet Wong and Sylvia Vardell.
To see some of their designs, check out the Pomelo Books Pinterest page!
Janet and Sylvia, are kind and generous teachers who offer a safe learning environment where every voice is valued.
They shared lots of tips and ideas to help us create beautiful images for our poems and gave individual feedback. Although I'm still learning, I have a much better understanding of Canva.
Here are some of my practice images. I had fun playing with placement of the text and colors.
Later this month, we'll meet for our next Anthologies 301 session to learn how to make videos. I can't wait for that one!
A third session on how to make "swag"for our poems and books will be held in March. If you are interested in taking one of these classes, contact Janet . There may be a few spaces still available.
If you take a class taught by Janet and Sylvia (check out other classes here), expect to learn a lot, and laugh A LOT! I hope they offer more classes in the future!
A big thank you to Elisabeth at Unexpected Intersections for hosting today.
Have a great weekend!