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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.

Lettering tip: Lift your brush pen

Lettering tip: Lift your brush pen

I made this mistake when I first started hand lettering, confusing the rules of cursive writing with brush lettering, but I learned. And what made a big difference in how my brush strokes looked was doing this. Take a look at this video tutorial and learn a better way to letter.

Quick guide to Bubbly Letters

Quick guide to Bubbly Letters

Alright, you asked for it, after people finish my 90 Days of Drills Challenge they usually ask what next? How do I connect letters?

Here is my quick guide for you. Literally, it's a 30-second explanation.

Have you been eyeing those big loopy letters on Instagram but when you try to do your lettering they just aren't coming out the same way? I've been there, and I remember this day like it was yesterday, lol. I seriously do, it just all of a suddenly clicked in my head, and I understood what I was doing wrong. 

8 Tricks to get you practicing your lettering every day

8 Tricks to get you practicing your lettering every day

So you want to be the best lettering artist in the world, but you have a little problem. You don't take the time to get better. Understanding the problem is the first step to fixing it. Pay attention to your daily routine, and what causes you to do other things instead of practicing your art. I've got 8 tricks for you that will get you practicing every day.

Tools I wish I started lettering with

Tools I wish I started lettering with

When I started handlettering, about 2.5 years ago, I made many mistakes and today I will share with you the 6 tools I wish I had started with instead.Here are some of the tools I wish to have started with instead of the ones I did. Not that there is anything wrong with most of these, but I now know what I was missing. What was holding me back from improvement. 

Master pesky thick to thin transitions

Master pesky thick to thin transitions

Are you struggling to transition from thick downward stroke to thin curve? Then you need to work on your wrist control. Many people have this problem when they start practicing brush lettering, whether with a brush marker or thin brush pen. It can be even more difficult if you are using a very flexible tip.

Finding Creative Inspiration During Your Busiest Times

Finding Creative Inspiration During Your Busiest Times

Have you ever had anyone tell you, “Be creative, now!!”  I have.  Maybe not in so many words, but the intent is definitely still there.  You see, I’m a graphic and web designer, as well as a small business owner.  My days are incredibly busy, and I have deadlines to meet every single day.  But it can be difficult to be creative on someone else’s schedule!  Sometimes, the “creative juices” just aren’t flowing.

Today, I’m going to share with you some of my favorite ways to gain inspiration when you need to be creative, fast.