• Art Tip

    Shading Techniques for Ink & Pencil

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    We’re headed into October soon and there are a bunch of drawing challenges going on.  I thought it would be a good time to reshare last year’s blog with some shading techniques for anyone who is new to drawing or would like a quick refresher.  I also have a free template…

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    Basics of Framing

    I’ve had a couple of different conversations with other artists lately about framing, so I thought it may be a good topic to share on here too.  This will be basic information that will be helpful whether you’re deciding to frame your own art or you’re framing a piece you’ve…

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    Artist Tip: Red Flags for Email Scams

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    This week’s blog is specifically for my fellow artists out there.  I received an example of a spam/scam email the other day and I thought it would be a good opportunity to share in case this information can help you.  I’ve received several emails like this over the years and…

  • Art Supplies,  Art Tip

    DIY Valentine Ornaments

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    Anyone still have their tree up?  Here’s a great way to transition it into a Valentine’s Day tree.  They of course don’t have to go on a tree – you could hang them on the wall, or put little command hooks along the fireplace.  You could string them on a…

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    Artist Tip: Instagram Spam Comments

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    Today’s blog is a little different than my usual content, but I’ve found myself having this conversation a few times recently so I think other artists (or anyone posting on a public Instagram account) might find this helpful.  You know when you post something and it triggers the spammy auto-bots…

  • Art Tip

    Shading Techniques for Ink & Pencil

    4 shading techniques for ink and pencil blog cover

    We’re headed into October and there are a bunch of drawing challenges going on.  I thought it would be a good time to reshare ;ast year’s blog with some shading techniques for anyone who is new to drawing or would like a quick refresher.  I also have a free template towards…

  • Art Supplies,  Art Tip

    DIY Valentine Ornaments

    DIY Valentine Ornaments blog cover

    I have a Valentine tree this year!  It kind of happened accidentally.  The plan was to make some ornaments to offer at the Shoppes.  Other priorities got in the way and time slipped away, so rather than sticking the ornaments in the pile of unfinished projects, I decided to display…

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    Artist Trick for Finding Colors

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    I finally listened to a piece of art advice that I had been hearing for years and putting off, so I thought it would be a great time to share it with you ( or in case you need a reminder to do it). Create color swatches of your paints/art…

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    Painting Tip for Contrast

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    I’m just about finished with my newest painting and I thought it would be a perfect time to share a trick that I use when I’m just about done with a new work. If you’ve been following my social media lately, you probably know that I’ve been working on this…

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    Crafting Paper Flowers

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    In honor of the upcoming Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration, I thought we could do a fun craft on the blog this week! Dia de Los Muertos is a holiday celebrated on November 1 to November 2 throughout present-day Mexico and parts of Central and South…