3 Ways to Stop the Overwhelm dead in its tracks

3 Ways to Stop the Overwhelm dead in its tracks

Productivity often halters because there is so much to do and you don’t know where to begin. To stop the overwhelm requires taking a step back, and acknowledge you’re trying to do too many things at once. Sometimes it just all seems like too much. And I know even for...

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The Lion Pride Wood-Burning

The Lion Pride Wood-Burning

The Lion Pride Wood-Burning is a beautiful scene of a lion family wood-burned on wood with stained frame. But I want to talk about how it all came together. As you can see here, I didn’t make the graphite lines light. IN fact, I left them dark on purpose so that I...

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How to create your ideal week so you can embody success

How to create your ideal week so you can embody success

Create your ideal week and ramp up your productivity! As a multi-passionate individual with a couple of businesses, planning is important so I know what to do when, where and what. And I can’t really stand doing the same thing repeatedly, it dries up my creativity in...

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Horse Pyrography

Horse Pyrography

The horse pyrography turned out really well but did present a few challenges I want to go over. When working with wood and burning dark, creating contrast is important or everything is just going to blend together. As with all of my wood-burning projects, I use the...

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Shapes n things after taking a bit of a break

Shapes n things after taking a bit of a break

I fell off the drawing wagon because I have been dealing with a serious case of poison ivy - and who knew that I was sooo sensitive that I almost had to go to the doctors for it - but I didn't go and just slathered myself in calamine lotion and a gazillion showers a...

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Turning shapes into a character

Turning shapes into a character

Today, I am turning shapes into a character. It was simple enough but I know that perspective may be a but of a struggle. As many books that I have about drawing, I realize that seeing how it's done on video is helping me a lot more but that once I get the hang of it...

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Seeing shapes for drawings

Seeing shapes for drawings

Seeing shapes for drawings isn't something I paid attention to when I started wood-burning. Why? Well because there are plenty of patterns to purchase in order to get started and the biggest focus is shading. So now that I am challenging myself to draw and don't let...

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Draw a Shoe

Draw a Shoe

I just finished my personal Drawing Challenge and who knew I could semi draw a shoe. It's interesting that after wood-burning for a lot of years and not outlining when I burn that drawing requires to have those lines. Today was spend on noticing the lines and shapes...

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I challenge myself to draw … more

I challenge myself to draw … more

I've invested quite a bit in art education but haven't actually sat down to do the lessons and the work to improve my skills and so the time has come to show up for it. I can wood-burn from most patterns - it's time to improve my drawing skills. Ok I may be biting off...

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Turn Your Hobby into a business

Turn Your Hobby into a business

I turned my hobby into a business for two reasons: I wanted to create an income that would give me spending moneyI became a mom of a special needs kid and working out of the home wasn't a great option for us. For me creating art has become a way of life and even...

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