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One thing is for sure, community over competition is a real thing alive and well during the COVID crisis. There are so many free resources for creatives to turn to during COVID, from plans, ideas, printables, to free subscriptions, courses and special deals to help get through this time. I’ve pulled together some of the […]

NC Live Wedding Painting Parlour at Manns Chapel

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Hey creative friend, how are you doing? No, but really. How are you? Things are exceptionally out of control lately, and as someone who’s prone to anxiety, it’s tough to navigate this “new normal” especially when there’s no telling how long it will last! Especially when it comes to COVID and creatives, it’s put us […]

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Wondering how to make more money with your artwork? Turns out, it’s pretty simple! Let’s get right to it! You know that if you’re a watercolor artist with a dream of creating art for a living, then I’m going to encourage you to follow that dream! I’m always here pumping out weekly tips, guides, checklists […]

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The Seasonal Etsy Shop Refresh First impressions are everything, right?! If it’s been a while since you checked in on your shop’s initial appearance, don’t worry. It’s common to feel like you’re so busy working *in* your business, that there’s not much time to work *on* it!  I know how important it is to save […]

2020 Vision Board - Artistic Business Tips

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For those of you who have been here since last year, I really appreciate your support! It’s that time of the year for some much-needed reflection and introspection to set the right tone for the new year! I’ve been busy coming up with my goals for 2020, and I wanted to share the biggest ones […]

The Key to Growing as A Self-Taught Artist Plus a Free Printable Weekly Planner for tracking your growth and improving your skills

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My Top 10 Tips for Self-Taught Artists: How to Grow and Succeed We live in a world full of rich virtual education opportunities, a traditional art school experience isn’t the only way. For those fortunate enough to have known their path, have it validated as children, or have the time and resources to go through […]

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The Secret to Wow-ing Your Clients in Any Creative Business

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“Way-back-when”, before I ever set up my very own site, I started this little art and design business of mine as a hobby through Etsy. As my business grew, processes were polished, and client artwork was created, I really fine-tuned my process so that my customer service was top-notch and completely thorough. As of writing, […]

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I’ve been so fortunate this year to be able to paint at different events at Merrimon-Wynne! I’ve adored the picture perfect southern venue for years, from the spacious porch to the charming architectural details. So when the Merrimon-Wynne team got in touch to ask if I would do a surprise live event painting for the […]

free workshop:
digitizing watercolor artwork!

Join me for a free online workshop Thursday, September 19, where I'll personally walk you through each step in the digitizing process and answer questions!

During this free, 1-hour online workshop, we'll take a completed watercolor painting, scan it, clean it up in Photoshop (it's a lot simpler than it sounds!) and look at how to save your file for quality printing and future use!