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Art-in-progress

Love, art, and social media

In this art-in-progress post, I’ll show you how I made this fun Bushel And A Peck chalkboard… plus, I’ll tell you a happily-ever-after story about engaging with your own creativity. Here goes… Once upon a time, when the news had me equal parts outraged, frustrated, and sad, I decided to make a new lyric board…

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Lettering with a brush pen (getting started)

This is the first of a new category of post I’m calling Tips & Tricks. I’ll be sharing bite-size tutorial and helpful hints for all my favorite art forms – hand lettering, chalkboard art, pencil/ink/watercolor/digital illustration, and sketchbook play. First up, a tip for beginners lettering with brush pens. When you’re first learning how to…

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My job as an artist

Back in 2013, I opened my Etsy shop to sell postcards featuring my art, which was, at that time, little more than stick figures, drawn with Sharpies to express funny, sweet sentiments of love and friendship. That was all I knew how to draw back then, but I wasn’t overly worried about it. If you’d…

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Dwelling in possibility

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you know that I love working with chalk and chalkboards. I turn song lyrics (and poetry, and quotes) into fun, decorative boards¬†all the time. Sometimes I turn my own illustrations into chalkboard art. Here’s one of my illustrations printed over multiple pages and taped together to fit…

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5 Ways To Get The Most From Your However-Many-Day Challenge

I’ve signed up for a lot of challenges – 10-day, 30-day, 60-day challenges. I’ve also created many of my own. Years ago, I overcame my fear of watercolors by committing to paint every single day for 30 days. I once spent a summer doing push ups every morning. In 2011, I launched a year-long fearless…

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