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Tips for Starting a Creative Side Hustle

If you’ve ever considered creating a side hustle, now is the time. Everyone is spending more time at home, and some have encountered either a reduction or a total loss of income. What better way to put your passions to use. Below are a few tips to help you get started. 1) Make Time To… Read More

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Lost, Now Found

Imagine losing 200 acres of gardens for 75 years. Pretty hard to comprehend, but that’s what happened to the gardens on the Heligan Estate in Cornwall, England. From the 15th – 19th century, Heligan was the seat of the Tremayne family who started planting the gardens in 1766. The gardens grew larger and more extravagant… Read More

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Signs of the Times

Restaurant owners in our studio’s neighborhood have crafted their own signs to communicate their state of affairs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some signs are computer generated while others are drawn by hand. Some signs are philosophical about their limited operations while others have thrown in the towel and simply written “closed.” The Peruvian restaurant below… Read More

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Home is Where the Art Is

Now that we’ve all been mainly indoors for a few weeks now, I thought I’d share one of my favorite artists whose oil paintings examines the idea of “home.” Ekaterina Popova’s current body of work consists of paintings (ranging in size from 9″ x 12″ to 6′ x 5′) of interior spaces (particularly bedrooms) of… Read More

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Keep Calm and Color On

For several years now, coloring (yes, coloring, as in the books filled with outlined illustrations of your favorite characters, dinosaurs, animals, among many other themes you likely filled in with crayons as a child) has been all the rage for adults. Why? Well, it’s proven to be therapeutic in many ways. Does it replace a… Read More

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Searching for Rainbows

Over the last few weeks, I’ve had time to really slow down and focus on the present. I’ve noticed things I typically overlook. One of the things that has been bringing me joy are these little rainbows that appear in my house at different times of the day. I love how unique they are—color, shape,… Read More

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Drawn Together

With the whole world feeling the effects of a global pandemic, it can be comforting and healing to connect with your communities. One of my favorite manifestations of this has been all the new work created and shared in the artistic community. Below are ten illustrations and artworks on the theme of the global pandemic,… Read More

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Whimsical Felt Wool Stop Motion Animations

It’s not often you see something truly amazing in the realm of animation, but I had to stop and watch when these felt wool based animations scrolled through my feed a couple weeks ago. Andrea Love is a stop motion animator based in Port Townsend, Washington and creates her animations primarily from needle felted wool… Read More

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Stay Home, Travel the World

We all know we are living through a very strange, unnerving time at the moment. To stay healthy, keep from overwhelming our healthcare system, and to do our part to “flatten the curve,” we all need to stay home. I’ll say it one more time: STAY HOME. Ok, I’m done lecturing. For those of us… Read More