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 […]
Pictured above: My 2021 vision board. Find image sources here. I thought I’d share some personal insight into my last year, because I myself find that 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 […]
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 to honing your signature style, but today we’re discussing more your life as an artist in general. Here are 3 tips to help you narrow down […]
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 […]
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 […]
It’s 2020, and world events may have thrown you and your art business for a loop. Does that mean you can’t still plan ahead? Nope! Let’s go through 3 simple action steps you can take to start planning your 2021 and beyond. This doesn’t have to be an overwhelming process. Let’s keep things as simple as possible. […]
Back in 2015, I set out to make my own fine art quality prints from home. It was a bit of a learning curve, but I still make and sell my own prints today! In fact, I’m even using the same printer I first purchased, but I’m looking to upgrade for a larger size soon. […]
It’s easy to start posting your work to Instagram and expect results right away: new clients, new fans, a bigger audience. If we’re trying to make it as a creative business owner, we all want these things, right? Instagram CAN bring you all of these things, its true! But just sharing your work without much […]
For the longest time, it was a dream of mine to design fabric. When I finally got that opportunity, there were a few things that surprised me about designing fabric for another company. In this article I’m specifically talking about fabric companies who work with freelance artists on designer collections, not print on demand fabric companies […]
Back in 2015, I had just left my full-time graphic design job to pursue a freelance design and art career. (You can read more about that transition in detail here). When I jumped into freelancing, my client workload was actually a bit slow. That, combined with an inkling that I wanted to step more into art-making […]
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