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. …

SEO Mistakes

1.) robots.txt Disallow The biggest mistake a site can make is to robots.txt disallow your entire site (or even important pages)! I actually made this mistake not too long ago.  I was developing a WordPress site with the “discourage search engines” options checked so the site wouldn’t be ranked while in progress.  Silly me – I forgot to uncheck that option …

Denim – What Can I Make of This?

I have a lot of hoarded art supplies – things I’ve gathered thinking, “I can make something of this,” but I don’t.  I just squirrel it away and know that it’s there taking up space.  Last year was particularly bad because I was doing a lot of “nature” and “recycle” crafting for a fair so I started saving cans, cereal …

Crowing

I’ve been dabbling with the crow theme for a month or so now. No reason. I just wanted to do something… different but consistent. Give me a theme and I’ll run wild with it. Make me pick between a few different themes and I sit there like a sack of potatoes. Why crows? Why not? They speak to me. And …

Cori Lee Marvin

I’ve been on a bit of a “crow” theme kick lately and stumbled upon this artist. From her about page: Cori Lee Marvin is an artist living in Port Hope, Ontario. Her non-traditional approach to watercolour combines a flowing and loose medium with a precise and detailed style. Crisp, clean images and deep, saturated colours give her painting amazing clarity …