Try as you might, not everyone is going to like you or your art. If you've got an inner people-pleaser like many of us do, then the concept of this probably doesn't sit well with you. When it comes to the creative things that you put out into the world this can be especially hurtful. … Continue reading Ways to Combat Online Negativity
Hey Everyone! If you've been following my blog for a while you know that this is not a new post, but it is one of my most popular ones. Originally appearing here in April of 2017, it became very clear to me that the Lyra Rembrandt brand was one that many artists wanted to know … Continue reading Lyra vs Prismacolor
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?
One of the misconceptions I see with a lot of new users is that "Instagram fame" is somehow easier to achieve than it is. They think, "okay my content is great, I'm using relevant hashtags, I'm posting often (but not too often), I'm engaging with other users.....why is my follower and like count still so … Continue reading Instagram Fame Might Not Be For You
I get a lot of similar questions asked about my process and I thought it would be great to start sharing them here on my blog! Here is installment number one: What size do you like to work at and why? The short answer to this question is 11x14 inches, but short answers don’t make … Continue reading Artist Q&A: Preferred Artwork Size
Most artists know it’s important to sign their artwork but often they are not sure where to sign or even how. Your signature is a written mark that represents you as a person. This unique way that you write your name is used not only as an identifier but as a security measure as well. … Continue reading Signing Your Artwork the Right Way