Useful Tips for Handmade Product Photography

Useful Tips for Handmade Product Photography

I have compiled some useful tips for handmade product photography because we live in a visual world and as artists, whose goal is to create revenue from your handmade work, creating photography that sells is often the one thing overlooked. When you add your product to...

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We celebrated Christmas with anxiety and success

We celebrated Christmas with anxiety and success

We celebrated Christmas with anxiety and success but every year it's the same! Lennon gets anxious about what he will receive. In the past, Christmas was met with shutting down and tantrums. The challenge we face every year is that he has expectations because that is...

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Learning how to ask for help through practice

Learning how to ask for help through practice

We've been going to therapy to gain skills to feel more confident and less anxious and learning how to ask for help through practice. His anxiety can potentially stop him from doing things, like leave the house. What his anxiety does is that he struggles to ask for...

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Why I’m writing about Lennon again

Why I’m writing about Lennon again

If you have been hanging around my world, you may know that Lennon is doing incredibly well healthwise. We've not had any setbacks since 2014 or any other complications. What has happened however is that at the beginning of this year (2019) he was officially diagnosed...

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Rotation Wood Board Pyrography

Rotation Wood Board Pyrography

I've been going through some of the wood supplies I have on hand and found a stack of Rotation Wood Board with Glass Insert. And found myself in the throws of being inspired and adding a few designs of the quite boring looking rotating boards. These wood boards are...

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A camping trip and renewed creativity

A camping trip and renewed creativity

I'm a huge fan of taking a break and stepping away from every day doing and that includes creating art. And I must admit even though I've been creating, I've been in a lull of inspiration. I am pleased to have gone on this camoing trip and found a renewed creativity....

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The start of the animal invasion – part one

The start of the animal invasion – part one

About a month ago I started painting an animal series, simply because I felt called to do it. Little did I realize that this would be the start of the animal invasion in my studio. I didn't want the background to be white, so I created colorful backgrounds with 2-3...

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Commission Reveal

Commission Reveal

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to see Black Plague - a band I interviewed for The Rebels Den not too long ago. Shortly after, I was commissioned to do a wood-burning but it was a bit of a secret and I only released snippets here and there on what I was...

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Pink is the color of Love

Pink is the color of Love

If you've been following my 30-day blog series for March so far then you'll know I've recently written about my favorite colors. And while I am a huge fan of purple and teal that doesn't mean I don't like other colors. Pink is the universal color of love and my...

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Moose Pyrography

Moose Pyrography

Every now and then when I do some image searches for reference I come across royalty free images such as this Moose. The face of the moose drew me in and I felt like I had to wood-burn this guy. Like I mean look at him, he's so stinking cute! And if you have a thing...

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Meet the Maker

Meet the Maker

March is National Craft Month and I am kicking it off with a 30-day Blog post Series. I'm Petra and I am a multi-passionate creative and artist. Immigrated to the US in 1993 from Germany and am a mother of three boys! I started creating in 1992 when I was pregnant...

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A Pride of Dragons Rises

A Pride of Dragons Rises

Lying in bed one evening, a pride of Dragon's emerged into my vision, although I couldn't clearly see them, I knew that my next art project would indeed involve Dragons. After finishing a commission piece that I hope to reveal in a few weeks, I set out to sketch and...

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