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Running an Artist Trading Card Exchange

Heard much about these artist trading cards (ATCs)? They are baseball card sized little pieces of art and fun that people create and then exchange. The point is to exchange yours and collect others. Now, how do you become involved? I have to say that I had a hard time finding exchanges to participate in… Continue reading Running an Artist Trading Card Exchange

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Bespoke Pet Portraits – custom hand-drawn images of pets make great gifts!

Hello all! For Christmas this year, I tried out something new–I made hand-drawn portraits of some pets in my family and gave them to my loved ones as gifts. I can’t believe how fun this project was, so I definitely want to keep doing them! Unbeknownst to my family, I found or took images of… Continue reading Bespoke Pet Portraits – custom hand-drawn images of pets make great gifts!

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Fall ATC Exchange complete, plus news for spring exchange

Hello everyone! I’ve been a bit busy of late and realized it’s been a while since I posted. In the past few months, the fall artist trading card exchange has come and gone, and wow, was it a great collection of cards! The new cards (and the old cards from other exchanges) can all be… Continue reading Fall ATC Exchange complete, plus news for spring exchange

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Artist Trading Cards summer exchange a huge success! Start now for fall!

Hello everyone! Last month was the deadline for the summer artist trading card exchange, and I have to say, it was my most successful yet! Not only did I have more participants than ever (with lots of new people joining in this round), but there was such variety and creative thought put into all of… Continue reading Artist Trading Cards summer exchange a huge success! Start now for fall!

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100-day project: A poem, one word a day completed!

I posted earlier about my 100-day project, which was taking a poem by Amy Hempel and lettering it in a different font each day. These were all hand-drawn using pencil and ink, and were made each day one word at a time. I really enjoyed this project a lot and hope to do more in… Continue reading 100-day project: A poem, one word a day completed!

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Cute Fruit Pun Illustrations

Recently I completed a drawing for a @goodtype Instagram challenge–the theme was pineapples. I thought it sounded fun, so I drew this guy: I was so happy how my little pineapple came out, I decided to draw more. Fruit puns galore! Who knew there were so many out there?! I drew the apple next, and… Continue reading Cute Fruit Pun Illustrations

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June ice cream flavors for brush letter practice

Hello again! Another month beginning means that I’ve just finished another month of the daily prompts for the brush letter practice challenge (#brushletterpracticechallenge) put on by @randomolive on Instagram. The month of June was ice cream flavors, tasty! Here are just a few of my favorites: For the month of July, I’m thinking of taking… Continue reading June ice cream flavors for brush letter practice