Traveler’s Notebook

Basically, it’s just a fancy book cover designed to hold a few booklets. I made a couple of them this morning to see how easy a craft it would be for gift giving. So easy! And I get to use up more of my hoarded crafting materials (cereal boxes and wallpaper). Need to pick up some elastic string (check) and …

Avoid Muddy Colors

Just when I think I know everything… Just because I understand why colour gets muddy doesn’t necessarily mean I totally get it. In this video the artist does a fabulous job of explaining why all primaries are not the same. While she does mention warm and cold tendencies of colour, when she describes it as, “this colour wants to make …

15 Cheap Watercolour Hacks

This video makes me want to dig out my paints and play too. We were shown a lot of the texture tricks in Art College (plastic wrap, salt, resists) which I thought were soooo cool! But then I also found myself thinking, they are a bit of a crutch – a gimmick. Hey! Look at me! I’m an unexpected texture! …

Ads

Trying to organize my thoughts when it comes to self promotion. What do I want to promote? To advertise? Different ads for the same promo? It might be a smart idea to have a “library” of ads to draw from. Write my ads as individual posts and link them all here on one page so they are easy to find. …