4 Favorite iPad Pro accessories for creatives

4 Favorite iPad Pro accessories for creatives

I love me some Apple products, I have quite a few, so of course I was very intrigued when the pro came out with the Apple pencil, but of course it comes at a hefty price. And the first year I just could’t justify spending that much money on “a toy”.

Little did I know, this thing turned into my business MUST HAVE.

8 tips for the new Etsy seller

8 tips for the new Etsy seller

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t like extra money in their bank account?

You do? I knew it!

Let me give you some advice, or more like…”This is what worked for me, you’re welcome to try it out”.

There’s a lot of talk from seasoned artists about leaving Etsy and having their own shop on their website or Shopify. The issue comes down to seller fees.

But, if you are a beginner, Etsy is the best thing for you. Heck, I still use it and I have no plans of leaving anytime soon.

Modern Calligraphy: Get better at flourishing

Modern Calligraphy: Get better at flourishing

Are you looking to expand you lettering skills beyond the simple drills and simple strokes? Many beginners get stuck in the endless loop of practicing simple strokes, over and over. And while that is perfectly fine and something I highly recommend, I believe we need to step out of our comfort zone and explore something a bit more difficult.

Top 3 mistakes I made my first year of business

Top 3 mistakes I made my first year of business

If you are considering selling your art, offering creative services or starting a small business you probably have some sort of big idea of what it will be like.

You see others doing it and maybe you want to try it too, or you really need extra income, or you're cluttering your home with art and need to sell it. 

Whatever your reasons, you need to prepare yourself for some failure.

There's no easy way to say this, you will make mistakes, and that's OK! 

I made thousands of them before I even make one sale. And I'm still making them to this day. Everyone does, no one is perfect.

Learn how to digitize your lettering in Photoshop

Learn how to digitize your lettering in Photoshop

Now on SKILLSHARE! Wohoo!

Are you ready to start making money with your lettering? 

The starving artist mentality is dying off, now with the rise of the internet and online shopping even a hobbyist like you can make some extra income, heck, you can even start a whole lettering business right from the comfort of your own home. It's what I did.

Here are a couple ways to look at it, you can either custom make each piece or you can make it once, digitize it, and sell prints, mugs, apparel, and much much more. 

Brush lettering with Crayola markers

Brush lettering with Crayola markers

Hand lettering is awesome, and yes, the best tools are brush markers or brushes. But, if you are just starting out or on a budget no worries, Crayola markers can go really far when it comes to lettering. Let me show you how you can achieve that brush lettering look without a brush marker.

Fill your water brush with paint

Fill your water brush with paint

My favorite thing to do with a water brush is...

To fill it with liquid watercolor paint and watch it create magic. I love these Pentel brushes, it seems like they can do everything I need them to, and are great to take with you if you’re traveling. Or just sitting on the couch lol.
In today's quick video, I will show you just how easy it is to go from one color to the next using a water brush.

Why you NEED a light pad for your lettering

Why you NEED a light pad for your lettering

If you've been sketching out your lettering before your apply marker or watercolor to your paper then you know the pain of dealing with pencil marks that show up underneath. And it's nearly impossible to erase without smudging or totally ruining the color that is on top.

Let me tell you my secret…

TwoEasels Procreate brush for beginners

TwoEasels Procreate brush for beginners

Ever since I got my iPad last year I've been on the hunt for the perfect Procreate brush for my needs. I purchased a few and downloaded some free ones, but none were PERFECT for me.

So off I went and started creating my own brush…

Want it?

Small Brush Pen Beginner Worksheets

Small Brush Pen Beginner Worksheets

New worksheets are finally here! These are PERFECT for beginners, or those of you who just enjoy tracing letters. I hear it's great for relaxing too.

Each page is dedicated to one stroke, letter, or number so that you get maximum practice with each one. Those wrist muscles need to develop over time, and with repetition, you will see progress. 

Baby countdown begins

Baby countdown begins

I've got about a month left till this babies' due date!

But since both my previous kids were a little early, I'm thinking it's more like 2-3 weeks.

Which is not much at all, and I can't wait to meet this little boy or girl? I'm definitely beginning the nesting phase of my pregnancy and just getting all the things ready is the only thing on my mind right now. That, and of course listening to endless birth podcasts. I'm mentally preparing for that part as well because it is a challenge.