Watercolor Archives - This Creative Nest Blog

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I started out with my plastic watercolor palette filled with various colors a few years ago. As time went on and my collection grew, I found myself adding them in sort of haphazardly. Last week, I decided to restock the colors I was running out of and order a few new ones. But that left […]

How to Stand Out From the Competition as An Artist

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So, you opened up the doors to your Etsy shop (or have been in the planning stages) with iced coffee in hand, motivational quotes on the walls, and photos of your very best work ready to go. You decide to mozy on over to the search bar and see what artists in your niche are […]

Book Your Live Wedding Painting today!

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A Surprise Live Wedding Painting at Duke Chapel! When the bride’s mother reached out to me to request a live wedding painting as a gift for her daughter, Carlin, I was thrilled to be part of the surprise! She then told me that the ceremony would take place in Duke Chapel – a gorgeous cathedral […]

Cross and Main Live Wedding Painting - Reception

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Cross and Main Wedding – Double Take Live Wedding Painting Package in Youngsville, NC Markeisha and Patrick’s Cross and Main wedding was absolutely stunning! Cross and Main is a lovely warehouse-style venue right on the outskirts of Raleigh, located in downtown Youngsville, NC. Natural light fills the space thanks to the big windows and the […]

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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 […]

How to Sell Art Prints Without Carrying Inventory

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As an artist, you know that you only have two hands and a limited number of hours in a day. Between practicing a creative process, painting and running a business, there’s only so much you can do! Hopefully, by now you know that I am all about digitizing artwork and applying it to other products, […]

Instagram Photography Tips for Watercolor Artists

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My Top Instagram Photography Tips for Artists It’s time to talk about Instagram photography for artists! Last week I shared how to turn your Instagram feed into a shoppable feed (right in Instagram, for free, no third-party or paid platforms necessary!) And if you haven’t already, I highly recommend you head to the bottom of […]

artists guide to setting up instagram shopping for free

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Ever wondered how to “attach” a product to an Instagram photo? You know the little white “shopping bag” icon in the bottom left corner of an Instagram photo? Usually, it directs you to an actual listing where you can make a purchase, right from the app. Today, I’m showing you how to set Instagram Shopping […]

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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 […]

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!