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Don’t Fall for These Myths About Selling On Etsy The worldwide web is full of opinions – amiright? And there’s no shortage of opinions when it comes to selling on Etsy. However, by and large, most of the negative opinions out there fall short of the truth. While I don’t discount that some may have […]

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I’ve written a lot the past few weeks about the different ways you can use your artwork (especially digitized artwork!) to generate income, but the main way I believe new artists should try is through Etsy. It’s a low-risk, almost cost-free jumping off point (it only costs .20 cents to create a listing, and if […]

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I remember when I first realized that my artwork could literally hop off the page, onto my computer screen and magically end up on things… like, whaaaat? My mind began to spin with all the things I’d love to create, but just as quickly I felt completely overwhelmed and a bit paralyzed with indecision. What […]

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Why You Need to be Digitizing Your Watercolor Artwork (Psst.. It’ll earn you money!)

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*Disclaimer: This post contains an affiliate link, to a product that I actually use and truly recommend! A portion of sales is sent back to me, but I only endorse products I actually trust. Feel free to try it out if you’d like! Erasing Watercolor? Not impossible, after all! I spent the first few years […]

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If you missed last week’s 3-part watercolor supply mini-masterclass, then you missed out on a ton of good content! But don’t worry – I’ve gathered it all here, wrapped it up, and tied it up with a bow just for you. From watercolor paint to paper and brushes, I’m covering everything you need to know. […]

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So if you’ve caught the first two posts in this series on Watercolor Supplies, you’ve gotten the low-down on paper and brushes – but what about choosing the best watercolor paint for you? From tubes, to pans and liquids, you have a lot of choices. I thought it’d be helpful to distinguish which watercolor paint […]

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If watercolor paper lingo can be confusing, then the world of watercolor brush differences can definitely be overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be that way! While you won’t find a deep comprehensive dive into every aspect of brushes (because trust me, we’d be here for a day or two!), I do want to prepare […]

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When it comes to watercolor paper differences, hot press or cold press, textures and weights, do you ever feel just a little bit like Angela, from The Office? (If you’re not an office fan, I apologize for my endless references to this show – it’s my favorite! Can’t help it!) Either way, when watercolor educators […]

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You’ve been on your watercolor journey for a while now and you’ve likely seen growth in a lot of areas, but felt a bit “stuck” in others. I know that feeling too; I’ve been there! In my first year exploring watercolor, I tried a lot of different techniques, tools and tips to improve my paintings, […]

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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!