Take better photos by the end of today

  I've never kept a baby book for any of my babies, but with the advent of digital photography, and now camera phones, I feel like their childhoods are well documented nonetheless! Unfortunately, that collection includes all of the shots—the good, the bad and the just plain ugly—and I often wish that I had the…

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When it come to creativity, slow, steady & repetitive win the race

A couple of weeks ago, I shared how perfectionism works against my creativity. Today, I wanted to share another realization I've had about the nature off creativity, as least for me. You know how people joke about all of the crafts they've started but never completed? Yeah. That's me. I'm a really, really, really good starter.…

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Finding inspiration for your doodles {plus 2 printable doodle pages!}

Although I'm still learning the basics of doodling, one thing I've started to do in the last couple of weeks is be more intentional about collecting patterns and borders to use as inspiration and to develop my own style (rather than just copying others). As I was working on these pages in my sketchbook, I…

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The dirty secret of creativity {and the doodles I don’t really want to show you}

Doodles I love. I've mentioned before that for a long time I simply didn't consider myself creative. While there's no doubt that I'm pursuing creativity more often now, I still find myself fighting the urge to qualify my art by explaining that I'm not really an artist (for example, I wanted to put art in quotes…

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Doodling & hand lettering books and supplies

As I've been sharing my newly discovered passion for doodling and hand lettering on social media, I've gotten a lot of questions from other people who want to learn more as well. I spent some time digging into my new books and supplies this weekend and thought I'd share a few more of my thoughts about each…

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My creative goals for 2015

If you'd asked me about creative goals three or four years ago, I would have laughed in your face. "I am not creative; I prefer things with straight lines in black and white," I would have said. My understanding of creativity has changed over time, and now I see creativity in diagramming a sentence and…

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Resources to help you embrace creativity in the midst of the mundane

I've often sat in awe of the creativity and skill of the truly talented artists of our world—the greats like Leonardo da Vinci as well as the artists of today with quirky crafts like carving the tiny tips of sharpened pencils or drawing 3D sidewalk chalk art that rivals anything in Mary Poppins. My dad and…

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