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Just steal it #2.    This is the second instalment of the “Just Steal It” series. If you missed part one you can grab it here.  That email garnered all kinds of responses – thank yous, gratitude, agreement and quite a bit of dissention.  One reader actually called me reckless and harmful (but didn’t unsubscribe… […]

This is #1 of the “Just Steal It” 3 part series.  My clients seem to be overly concerned with being original and unique – one of a kind in their art and marketing.  They all get a bit quiet when I tell them that there is nothing new or unique. And it doesn’t really matter.  […]

    I have struggled with cute. I have always drawn and painted cute things. Kittens, tigers, snakes… you can make anything cute if you “baby schema” the thing.          Baby schema:   • big head in comparison with body • big forehead • large eyes • chubby cheeks • button nose […]

This year I asked my friends on Facebook to gift me with a word for 2018 that started with the same letter as their first name.

I was given this wonderful and inspiring selection of words that I combined to make my 2018 journal cover.

I use my journal to plan, muse, ask myself questions, work out my feels and any other thing that I’ve got going on.

When I was 14, I bought a Norman Rockwell agenda. I didn’t make use of the agenda so much as it was a dreamland companion for me. At work, school, on the subway… I could pull out that calendar and browse Rockwell’s paintings and be transported into an alternate reality, rich in detail and depth […]

Have the courage to suck. Because you will anyway – might as well embrace it.

I experiment with how to replicate Chameleon Markers using rubbing alcohol and colourless blenders.

Stop Being So Damn Critical Seriously, just stop. You’re doing better than you think. (and you’re just kind of being mean to yourself – so stop, you don’t deserve it)   Get more useful reminders when you sign up for our mailing list:        

I decided to use up the rest of 2013’s Feature Friday’s by sharing my very first loves in art. My choices are not cool, inspired or particularly unique. I loved the lovable. And Calvin and Hobbes was ALL lovable. My high school boyfriend fanned the flames of my Calvin and Hobbes fascination. He bought me […]