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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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Meditating at Dawn, TSO at Dusk

Well we’re in the mid-holiday lull now. Thanksgiving has passed, and we can enjoy a few days of peace before things start ramping up again for Christmas. I’m pleased to say that Katie and I have used these past few days to their utmost! Lulach Beryl is back on track, with episode 9 recorded and… Continue reading Meditating at Dawn, TSO at Dusk

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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!

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The Joy of Completion

Hello, dear readers! I am very excited to share something with you all – I have finished some commissions I’ve been working on for some time now! Hooray! Sparkling cider and cookies for all! Our friend Dave is a talented musician, and he wanted a couple pieces for his website and for his album art.… Continue reading The Joy of Completion

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Productivity by Way of Doodling!

Hey there dear readers! Today I wanted to share with you something I’ve been experimenting with to try to organize meself and boost my productivity: bullet journaling. It’s all the rage on Pinterest and Instagram, apparently. For those of you who don’t know, a bullet journal is a journal that has pages filled with equidistant… Continue reading Productivity by Way of Doodling!

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Promises and Commitments

Hello, Dear Readers. Today is Monday, September 11th. It’s currently 9am. I’m sitting in a Starbucks right now, composing my thoughts. I would normally write this at home, probably near the end of the day, but the universe has conspired against me. Katie and I decided that I should try to post blogs on Monday,… Continue reading Promises and Commitments

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So Many Projects, So Little Time!

Hello dear readers! It has been very exciting around here lately. Aiden and I have been taking a look at all our various projects (and boy howdy have we come up with a lot of projects) and trying to sort out how we should tackle them all. Some things have had to be shelved, while… Continue reading So Many Projects, So Little Time!