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Supporting Actively

It’s a rather grey, cloudy day here in New Hampshire. I can see some bright blue sky peeking through here and there, but for the most part everything feels soft and drowsy. I don’t entirely mind – I’ve got a cup of hot Earl Grey, I’m listening to some quiet jazz, and I’m pondering where… Continue reading Supporting Actively

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100 Day Project 2018

Hello dear readers, Katie here. Have you heard of the 100 Day Project? It’s a fantastic project sort of like National Novel Writing Month, but for artists and creative-types, and over the course of 100 days starting in April instead of just the one month of November. I decided today that I want to participate,… Continue reading 100 Day Project 2018

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A Little Bit of Honesty

So. Howdy. How are you all doing? It’s been quite a while. I’ll be honest, I’ve been having a hard time writing this blog post. I’ve kind of been avoiding it, and I’m not sure why. At first it was because I was intent on doing a bunch of research on the comics I wanted… Continue reading A Little Bit of Honesty

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New Year, New Goals!

Happy New Year, folks! I’m gonna keep this quick because there’s a huge storm here in New Hampshire, and I’m not sure if our power is going to get knocked out. As is customary when a new year rolls around, Aiden and I talk about what we’ve accomplished in the past year and what we… Continue reading New Year, New Goals!

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Writing is…hard??

Hey, folks! Today I’d like to share with you a revelation I’ve had recently. Writing is hard! What the heck! When I was younger, stories and ideas came as easily to me as breathing. I wrote all the time, going through multitudes of college-ruled notebooks. Granted, I rarely finished these stories. I wrote down just… Continue reading Writing is…hard??

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On Critiquing and Kindness

Good morning, dear readers! I can’t remember if I’ve written on this before, but I’m going to do it anyway! I think a lot about the balance of critique versus kindness, both in my job as an academic advisor for adult learners and in my interactions with other creative friends, most namely, my husby and… Continue reading On Critiquing and Kindness

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Learning Is FUN! (no really, it is!)

Greetings, dear readers! Today I want to share with you some resources I’ve been using lately to hone my skills as an artist. Unfortunately, the Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree I earned from my university purposefully ignored many important areas of art, such as illustration, sequential art, digital art, and anything pertaining to imagination or… Continue reading Learning Is FUN! (no really, it is!)

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Busyness & Creative Projects

Hey all! Things have been pretty darn crazy around here! I feel like I haven’t had a weekend in a couple weeks, and this coming weekend is more craziness. It’s all been fun with dear friends, but for an introvert like myself, I NEED some quiet down time where I don’t have to interact with… Continue reading Busyness & Creative Projects

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Inktober is Upon Us!

Hello dear readers! It’s that glorious time of year where one of my favorite art challenges surfaces once again: Inktober! Inktober was started by Jake Parker, a talented illustrator and animator who lives in Utah. As he states on his website, “I created Inktober in 2009 as a challenge to improve my inking skills and… Continue reading Inktober is Upon Us!