Pastel Day Planner | New Academic Planner for 2017/18

I'm excited to bring you the brand new Academic Pastel Day Planner for 2017/18. Hooray! After a...
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Watercolors: When to prime – and when not to!

You may be asking yourself: "What does priming have to do with watercolors? We're not upcycling a dresser here, I just want to paint some flowers." Let me tell you, if you don't know about priming your watercolor pieces you're missing out! How to prime your watercolor...

Earth Tones and Blue | Watercolor Study

There's just something really special about earth tones paired with blues. I've been playing with unexpected color combinations in my watercolor studies and this is a new favorite. It's grounded, mature and playful all at once. The fragility of the blue broken by the...

Beautiful Bite-sized Memory-keeping | Scrap Small

I have great news for all of you wanting to document your summer but struggling to get anything extra done now that school and work is back in session. It's not magic but it's pretty dang close. It's popping up everywhere – and I'm not talking about unicorn pins or...

My Custom Bookblock Original Notebook | Review

ETA: I've added an important review/story from a reader to the bottom of this post. Please read, especially if you are considering ordering a custom notebook from Bookblock. Life is filled with good things, one of those being notebooks. I'm not picky. I like notebooks...

Start Being an Explorer | Let’s Paint

One of the best ways to learn is by observing. I love a good crafting video so I thought I'd share a glimpse into my personal creative process today. Here I'm scripting a quote by the sweet, well-meaning Ray Ploshansky from the HBO series Girls. That show is bursting...

Messy Lists – And How I Painted Myself Into A Corner

WHY. Why are daily challenges so hard for me? Do you feel that way too? They're called challenges for a reason, yet I always go into them feeling like I got this. I mean, how hard can it be? Fast forward ten days and you'll find me hiding somewhere trying not to think...

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