Easy Artful Lettering Tutorial Part Deux: Thickening Strokes

Letters and words can surely be fun to draw, no doubt and that!  But, like anything, they take practice.  Lots of practice, allowing yourself the room to make mistakes, and access to a good lettering book.  Mary Kate McDevitt, illustrator, graphic designer, and author of a most awesome book, Hand Lettering Ledger, has done a wonderful thing. […]

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Poop and Pee is Our Bread and Butter Plus Other Dirty Little Secrets VOLUME 1

Addiction.  I am a human being with an addictive personality.  As far as I’ve seen, at age 37, I think this character trait is by far more the rule for humans instead of the exception. One of my hardest earned accomplishments in life thus far is quitting smoking cigarettes.  I smoked for 8 years, almost […]

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Happy Birthday Yet Again, Mom!

It’s that day of the year again. Today is my very dear and very deceased mother’s birthday.  She would have been 58 years old.  My mother died 18 years ago, at age 40, from metastasized breast cancer.  The closer I get to the big 4-0, the more I realize how tragically young 40 really is. […]

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A Macro World of Inspiration

I often go through these periods of time where I’m feeling so overwhelmingly grateful, lucky, or blessed, if you will.  I realize how fortunate I am to have such great access to art and craft tools and materials.  Thank goodness or goddess or coincidence or the universe for aligning the way it has for the […]

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Blooms

I’ve been gardening like a mad woman during this beautiful weather.  I hope to keep a photo journal of blooms in my garden here on my blog.  I love to watch my perennials bloom, one type after another, in a sort of super slow motion fire works show. Most of my plants have sentimental value […]

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