Probably one of the top questions I get asked is: Can I license my art using only Photoshop?! Or should I use Illustrator? Or can I use both?  So let’s clear this up! You can use either Photoshop or Illustrator. Or, you can use both!  Use Illustrator for digital and vector art.  If you’re not sure […]

Adobe Illustrator vs. Photoshop for Pattern Designers

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I’m writing this post for myself, for when I was working at my graphic designer day job and dreaming of being on my own. I’m writing this for myself when I was a couple years into running my business full-time, and feeling overworked and drained. I’m writing this for me, today, who still needs these […]

How to Define Your Own Version of Success

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It’s important to protect your artwork from being copied or stolen, either by other large companies or even unfortunately, other small businesses or artists.  Yes, you automatically own the copyright to your own original work the moment you create it. BUT, it’s still a good idea to register your copyright officially to take that protection […]

How to Copyright Your Artwork

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Over the years my roster of tools may have changed a bit, but there are a few that have stuck with me. I simply can’t do my work without these! Drumroll please… None of the product links below are affiliate links – just stuff I use and love! 1. Adobe Creative Suite Specifically, Photoshop and InDesign. […]

5 Creative Tools I Can’t Work Without

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Oooh, today’s topic is a good one! It might be a bit polarizing for some, because I have some strong opinions aboutĀ PODĀ sites (Print on Demand) like Zazzle, Society6, and Redbubble.Ā  For the record, I’m not 100% against them in all cases. But here I wanted to explain the difference of what true licensing is vs. […]

The Pros and Cons of Art Licensing vs. POD Sites

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Today I’m going to show you a few of the simple steps I take to scan, clean up, and remove the paper backgrounds from my painted artwork using Adobe Photoshop. Note that if you would like to dive deeper into this technique, I have a Skillshare class here showing you my exact process for making patterns out of my […]

The Basic Steps to Digitizing Your Art (and Why It’s Important!)

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Pictured above: My 2021 vision board. Find image sourcesĀ here. I thought I’d share some personal insight into my last year, because I myself find thatĀ hearing about the lives behind the artist/business is helpful and just something I enjoy. So, here’s a peek into my life lately and what I’m dreaming up for next year! 2020 […]

A Personal Recap of 2020 and What’s to Come in 2021

Personal Updates

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Let’s pull back a bit from the details and go over a big picture topic today: finding your focus as an artist or creative.  Finding your focus is kind of a similar process toĀ honing your signature style, but today we’re discussing more your life as an artist in general.Ā  Here are 3 tips to help you narrow down […]

How to Find Your Focus as an Artist

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As the year is coming to a close, I thought I’d focus on a big picture topic this week. I always like thinking about the year ahead around the holidays, even though it’s such a busy time. It’s worth it to take an hour or two to reflect on how far you’ve come! It’s been […]

What I Wish I Knew Before Starting My Business

Mindset Shifts

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I often see artists stuck on which website platform or builder you should use. So today, I’m going to breakdown my favorite options to help you decide which is a good fit for you!  When looking over this list, know that there isn’t one “best” option – it’s all about your personal goals and the […]

Choosing the Right Website Platform for Your Art

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