• Art Tip

    10 Tips for Taking on Big Projects

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    The month of drawing challenges is upon us.  Whether you follow the official Inktober list, participate in one of the hundreds of other lists out there, or come up with your own thing, artists all over the world come together in the month of October to have fun and grow…

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    Tips for Photographing Your Art

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    Today’s blog is about different ways you can improve the photos you take of your art.  These tips are for the beginner artist (or anyone who still struggles) to help make your art look its best while sharing online, making prints, or entering shows and publications.  My goal is to give…

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    Gift Ideas for the Creative Person on Your List

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    Do you have a creative person on your list this year?  If you have someone on your list that’s interested in drawing and painting, here are some gift ideas just in time to take advantage of the upcoming Black Friday sales.  These ideas are geared towards an adult just starting…

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    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…

  • 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…

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    4 Shading Techniques for Ink & Pencil

    4 shading techniques for ink and pencil blog cover

    This month there’s a flood of people making drawings in ink for Inktober and other drawing challenges!  Feedback that I’ve heard from artist friends or those that consider themselves not-yet-artists is that they struggle with shading, so I thought I would take a minute to share some tips! Shading is…

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    DIY Wood Stain

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    I  came up with an idea to try out in my studio the other day, and since it ended up working much better than I expected, I thought I would share! I have a couple of small bulletin boards that I’ve been upcycling by painting a picture on the face…

  • Art Supplies

    June SketchBox

    So excited about my SketchBox this month!  Let me tell you why… First, let’s recap for anyone who missed my January SketchBox post (see it here).  For Christmas this year, I received a subscription SketchBox from my awesome best friend.  For those of you that are not familiar with what…