My Journey into Selling (and Competing) on Spoonflower

My Journey into Selling (and Competing) on Spoonflower

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Last year, I set about learning how to do surface pattern design. Specifically, I started plowing through Bonnie Christine’s massive Skillshare course on Adobe Illustrator. It took me six months to complete the class but by the end, I produced by first pattern repeat. It was ugly, but it was a real, technical repeat. Since … Read More

My 28 Days of Kid Lit Art

My 28 Days of Kid Lit Art

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One thing you may not know is that I’ve been doing a personal 100 day project. Actually, I’m on my second one. After I ended my first, I turned around and started the next one. In case this is a new concept for you, #the100dayproject is a ridiculously popular Instagram meme started by @elleluna. The … Read More

My Journey to Becoming an Artist-in-Residence

My Journey to Becoming an Artist-in-Residence

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I’ve been a full-time artist for a while now, like about two and a half years of this writing, and during that time, I’ve learned about lots of aspects of the creative life that weren’t on my radar before. For instance, I had heard of ‘artist-in-residence’ gigs but I didn’t really know what that meant. … Read More

My New Artist’s Journal

My New Artist’s Journal

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Hello friends! Welcome to my brand new artist’s journal. This is where I’m going to share my journey with you. My intent is to post the stories behind my work and to give us a chance to get to know each other. I hope you’ll follow along! If you’d like to see more of my … Read More

The July Calendar is Here!

The July Calendar is Here!

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Hello, friend! This little Pygmy Owl is an example of the kind of work I’ve been doing. I’ve been blessed with a couple of commissions and I’m doing some illustration work now, too! But my other passion is pattern design! It’s taken the better part of a year, but I’ve learned how to use Adobe … Read More

What do you want to learn?

What do you want to learn?

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One of the ways I stay motivated is by following people whose work inspires me. Every morning, over breakfast, I visit blogs and websites, watch instructional videos, or read books. When I’m learning, I feel energized and that energy is the most reliable fuel for my creative engine. As my knowledge grows, I not only … Read More