Coloring Creatives Membership

Coloring Creatives Membership

I am so excited about the Coloring Creatives Membership because I know how beneficial coloring can be for your own well-being - the less stress you feel the better you feel. The more clear your head the better decisions you can make. The coloring pages are be themed...

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The season to simplify and organize

The season to simplify and organize

It's the season to simplify and organize and I've been feeling it for the month, I've been spending my time simplifying my process to run my businesses and creating a system that I can work with. This means making the most out of the moments where I tend to...

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The Lion Pride Wood-Burning

The Lion Pride Wood-Burning

The Lion Pride Wood-Burning is a beautiful scene of a lion family wood-burned on wood with stained frame. But I want to talk about how it all came together. As you can see here, I didn’t make the graphite lines light. IN fact, I left them dark on purpose so that I...

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Horse Pyrography

Horse Pyrography

The horse pyrography turned out really well but did present a few challenges I want to go over. When working with wood and burning dark, creating contrast is important or everything is just going to blend together. As with all of my wood-burning projects, I use the...

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Shapes n things after taking a bit of a break

Shapes n things after taking a bit of a break

I fell off the drawing wagon because I have been dealing with a serious case of poison ivy - and who knew that I was so sensitive that I almost had to go to the doctors for it - but I didn't go and just slathered myself in calamine lotion and a gazillion showers a...

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Turning shapes into a character

Turning shapes into a character

Today, I am turning shapes into a character. It was simple enough but I know that perspective may be a but of a struggle. As many books that I have about drawing, I realize that seeing how it's done on video is helping me a lot more but that once I get the hang of it...

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Seeing shapes for drawings

Seeing shapes for drawings

Seeing shapes for drawings isn't something I paid attention to when I started wood-burning. Why? Well because there are plenty of patterns to purchase in order to get started and the biggest focus is shading. So now that I am challenging myself to draw and don't let...

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Draw a Shoe

Draw a Shoe

I just finished my personal Drawing Challenge and who knew I could semi draw a shoe. It's interesting that after wood-burning for a lot of years and not outlining when I burn that drawing requires to have those lines. Today was spend on noticing the lines and shapes...

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I challenge myself to draw … more

I challenge myself to draw … more

I've invested quite a bit in art education but haven't actually sat down to do the lessons and the work to improve my skills and so the time has come to show up for it. I can wood-burn from most patterns - it's time to improve my drawing skills. Ok I may be biting off...

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Balancing productivity with doing nothing

Balancing productivity with doing nothing

Balancing productivity with doing nothing does not come easy. There is no question that I could be productive for 6-8 hours a day, working, working and working some more. And looking at my list from yesterday, I managed to record 4 videos for my journal course I will...

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Not a soul awake (in my house) at 4:30 in the morning

Not a soul awake (in my house) at 4:30 in the morning

Thunderstorm came through at 4:30 waking me from my slumber and not a soul awake in my house other than myself. I tossed + turned for about an hour before I said to hell with it and got up to make my first cup of coffee. And honestly I like this quiet mornings - not...

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Staying focused while the world is falling apart

Staying focused while the world is falling apart

It can be challenging staying focused while the world is falling apart. I've been intentionally spending time away from social media - with minor exceptions when it comes to my businesses or I had something humorous to share. I simply can't handle the sharing of posts...

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