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If you have ever tried to draw or paint something and make it look like it is “real”, you’ve no doubt attempted to use “values” (whether you realized it or not). The term “value”, when used in art, is used to describe the difference in lightness or darkness of a color. Artists use light and dark values to create dimension or a focal point within a painting or drawing. Understanding and controlling the values in […]Read More
As the saying goes, “We get by with a little help from our friends.” This is more than just a beautiful sentiment, there is scientific proof that friendship improves our lives in many ways! [clickToTweet tweet=”Friendships can literally change us physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Learn more here.” quote=”The happiness, support, and connection we get from our bff’s can literally change us physically, emotionally, and spiritually.”] And if you don’t already know how valuable your […]Read More
Happy New Year! It’s that time again when we all start looking ahead and thinking about how to make our lives better in the coming year. One thing I am working on is streamlining and perfecting a creative routine for myself. If you are looking for ways to be more creative in the year ahead, here are some simple tips and resources to get you started. 1) SIMPLIFY YOUR SCHEDULE There are a limited amount […]Read More
I’m always on the lookout for a little bit of Christmas “magic”. I make an effort to notice and remember the special moments that define the holiday and separate each year from the next. I experienced my first bit of holiday magic this year when a young buck wandered across my backyard while I was making coffee one morning. The sun was just rising and the first snowfall of the season had left a soft […]Read More
Make Christmas extra special this year when you create and give your own handmade gifts! Paint and share these fun Christmas ornaments with this simple and quick step by step tutorial. Well, like it or not, it’s time to start planning and decorating for Christmas! I’ve made my gift list using this free printable Christmas gift planner and I’m feeling super festive and organized. 🙂 Of course, my list wouldn’t be complete without adding some handmade […]Read More
Better not pout, my friends; it’s time to get in gear and start planning for Christmas! I’ve made it easy for you to stay organized with this FREE printable Christmas Gift planner so that you can keep track of who’s getting what, how much you are spending, and when your gifts are all wrapped and ready to put under the tree. Print your planner out as many times as you need to so that you […]Read More