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A comparison of craft, student, and professional quality acrylic paints.

Best Acrylic Paints for Beginners

If you are interested in painting with acrylic paints, you are probably wondering, “what are the best acrylic paints for beginners to buy?” There are tons of options on the market and it can be SUPER confusing to know what to get! Let’s consider three of the most important considerations when selecting paints; cost, quality, and performance and compare a few options. CRAFT PAINTS: First let’s talk about craft paints. Craft paints can be found at […]

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Selling on Etsy: How to Create a Successful Online Shop

STARTING AN ETSY SHOP One of the most rewarding and profitable things I have done during my career as an artist was to start selling on Etsy back in 2012. I thought it would be a good way to sell some of my original paintings, so I listed three paintings, added my name to my shop, and waited for them to sell. Then I waited some more… and some more… and some more… Well, I was […]

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Zodiac Wall Art Online Class

My latest class on skillshare.com teaches you how to paint a galaxy and stars on a wooden panel and add your favorite zodiac constellation with decorative nail heads. This trendy celestial wall hanging makes a great DIY birthday gift idea or looks great added to a gallery wall display. If you want to learn how to prepare a wood panel for acrylic paints, blend acrylic paints, paint stars, or prepare a piece of art to […]

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5 ways doodling can improve your life

5 Ways Doodling Can Improve your Life

Get it done! Figure it out! Pay attention! Calm Down!… ugh!! Life is so busy and stressful and just plain overwhelming sometimes! What if I told you that there was an easy, fun, and totally accessible way to help you to 1) be more productive 2) solve problems 3) find focus 4) relieve anxiety 5) and increase your creativity and happiness? The good news is that there is a way, my friend. It’s the simple […]

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How to Paint Sunflowers Using Acrylic Paints

I’m so excited to announce that I have started teaching on skillshare.com! Skillshare is a membership site that is loaded with amazing classes and tutorial videos for just about any creative subject you can imagine. Here is a link to get two FREE MONTHS on skillshare.com to watch my class and any other classes you want for 60 days when you join!  There’s no obligation and you can cancel at any time. So, what have […]

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HOW FRIENDSHIP MAKES YOU HAPPY

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!   And if you don’t already know how valuable your friendships are, here are three reasons to celebrate all of the wonderful friendships in your life! Friendships improve your physical health. Having friends to support you during difficult times can make […]

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