4 Tips to a Successful 30-Day Drawing Challenge

How many times have you started a drawing challenge and stopped after a week, or halfway through the month when life got crazy? (hand raises) In October I completed a 30-day drawing challenge. Even though I’ve done a few in the past, this one taught me a lot about myself. Like, I’m not a fanContinue reading “4 Tips to a Successful 30-Day Drawing Challenge”

7 Ways Creatives Self-Sabotage

There’s a certain vulnerability that comes with putting what’s going on within ourselves out for everyone to see. Neuroscience has even confirmed that creative people think and even act differently than an average person. But sometimes our own work enemy is ourselves. As an artist and a writer I know first hand how easy itContinue reading “7 Ways Creatives Self-Sabotage”

Get Started with Line-Art Drawing

Line art drawings are how I started my artistic journey. As a kid it’s all I drew, and then when I picked up art again as an adult, it was a safe place to begin. It was during the Zentangle craze so finding drawing tools were easy to come by and there were thousands ofContinue reading “Get Started with Line-Art Drawing”

4 Ways to Use Adobe Capture Shape Tool

Adobe has continued to roll out updated features to Adobe Fresco and one of the latest is the Capture Shape Tool. As of this post there are 4 Capture Shape categories; “Comics”, “Typographic”, “Floral”, and the original “Berlin”. Using Capture Shape Tool as a Stamp or Repeat Pattern Select Capture Tool Icon on left sideContinue reading “4 Ways to Use Adobe Capture Shape Tool”

History of Commonplace Books

The history of the Commonplace Books goes back to the Middle Ages. It’s believed that the concept originated in ancient Greece and Rome, although they become most popular during the Renaissance and early Modern Period, when students and scholars used them for study. In 1706, John Locke wrote  “A New Method of Making Commonplace Books”Continue reading “History of Commonplace Books”

7 Benefits of Commonplace Books

I spent years frustrated by my journaling habits. I would promise to keep a specific book for each theme and within days I’d be jotting down everything in one notebook. It wasn’t until I learned what Commonplace Books are that I realized they were what I’d been creating all along!! These special books are aContinue reading “7 Benefits of Commonplace Books”

New Class: Commonplace Books for Self-Care

Commonplace Books are a journal…for keeping ideas, quotes, notes, and ephemera. They’ve been used since the Middle Ages to collect, organize and store information for later use. I’ve been keeping Commonplace Books for over 30 years and over that course of time my notebooks have taken on many forms, but the thing that remained theContinue reading “New Class: Commonplace Books for Self-Care”

Income-Producing Activities for Creatives

I’ve created a fun eBook that shares a ton of Income-Producing Activities (I.P.A’s) for Creatives and I’m giving it to you for FREE. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the ideas and way others are making an income as a creative person. We usually hear people speak of making “passive income” as a creativeContinue reading “Income-Producing Activities for Creatives”