You may not have heard of the word before but whether or not a particular brand is lightfast or not, is a hot topic in the colored pencil world. This singular quality has enough power right now, to, in some cases, be the ultimate deciding factor in whether or not someone purchases a certain brand … Continue reading Does Lightfast Really Matter?
Friends I have great news, January is almost over and Valentine's Day is just around the corner! If you haven't thought of what you're going to get your significant other (or significant self) yet, I've got you covered. Valentine's day is traditionally about couples but I like to think it's a great time practice self-love … Continue reading Creative Valentine’s Gift Ideas
Hello Everyone and Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a chance to rest over the holidays. I for one got my real first vacation in almost a year and it was glorious! Taking time to rest and recharge is critical for everyone, not just small business owners who still have full-time jobs! This past … Continue reading 2020 is in Focus
When I started writing for COLORED PENCIL Magazine in 2016, I would have been happy if it had lasted even a couple months nevermind almost 4 years! Fast forward to now and I have a new book coming out that is a "Best of" collection of the articles I've written for the magazine in that … Continue reading My Best of Q&A Book is Coming!
Every now and again, life sails us into a storm. Despite our best efforts to keep our ship on a clear and safe path, sometimes the current is too strong. We have to surrender to the pull and do our best to come out on the other side as intact as possible. In the last … Continue reading WHERE THE BLOG HAVE I BEEN?
Hey Everyone! I strongly believe in helping other artists improve their artwork. Often it's one simple bit of advice becomes a game-changer for someone. Having benefited from the advice of others myself, I feel like it only makes sense to pay that forward. I've recently updated my Patreon tiers to offer more to my paying … Continue reading Patreon Exclusive Tutorial Preview