I really like the gnome trend that is going on still. Some family members collect Arensbak Forest Trolls and some still have some troll dolls from the 90’s. I feel like this is why the gnome theme really works for many of the collectors I know. I really like the whimsical forest creature themes. Just… Continue reading Go For Gnome (A Drawing Process)
Art that Follows the Heart, Staying Inspired, & Updates
This post is a lot about how I find relief from heavy emotions while I work through them, how to keep motivation on projects that may take years to complete, how art fits in when life is "too busy", and a little bit about out family tree journey. I am not doing much in the… Continue reading Art that Follows the Heart, Staying Inspired, & Updates
How to Start a Profitable Side Gig as an Artist
CraftingGlow has crafty projects, smart shopping stories, and tips for happier living. Reach out today for more info! CraftingGlow@gmail.com Graphic created by CraftingGlow.com ***Guest Article written by Gloria Martinez of WomenLed.org You’re an artist and you want a little extra income, or perhaps you want to pursue a new challenge. Whatever the reason for you… Continue reading How to Start a Profitable Side Gig as an Artist
Letting Go to Move Forward
CraftingGlow inspires people to grow artistically and develop problem-solving skills with creative stories about rising to the occasion, and living the best life possible, in spite of challenges life throws our way. Reach out to find out more! firstname.lastname@example.org **Guest Article by Tina at http://www.ideaspired.com** When it comes to improving your personal life, it can sometimes be… Continue reading Letting Go to Move Forward
Taking a Panda Drawing, From Illustration, to Product, to Procreate Animation
My 1st attempt at animation with Procreate. My latest attempt at animation, using the group feature, is at the end of the tiktok video. I really enjoy turning the kid's drawings into digital art and animations. My niece drew the original panda drawing. You can see her picture in the video below, plus the animation… Continue reading Taking a Panda Drawing, From Illustration, to Product, to Procreate Animation
Dyeing Sundresses Ombre – For My Flower Girl & Jr. Bridesmaid!
This is the story about how I ended up dyeing cotton-blend dresses in an ombre style for our wedding. Last summer Billy and I got married on the beach in a very small ceremony. We hadn't been sure what the wedding turnout would look like when we were planning our wedding in the midst of… Continue reading Dyeing Sundresses Ombre – For My Flower Girl & Jr. Bridesmaid!
My Niece’s Frog Drawing Becomes a Coffee Cup
My niece is a talented young artist who has been featured at school for her art a few times already. Of course when I see anyone who has a passion for art I do my very best to help them develop their style, strengthen their skills, and find more ways to enjoy their wonderful hobby.… Continue reading My Niece’s Frog Drawing Becomes a Coffee Cup
Do you Knit, Crochet, or Do All The Things?
I can't remember if I started crocheting or knitting on a loom first. I started my kids with loom knitting because they are still able to make a useable item even if they can't get the tension right. With the loom it's really hard to do stitches wrong so the kids are usually happy with… Continue reading Do you Knit, Crochet, or Do All The Things?
My Amazon Merch Designs, Sales, & Working on Tiering Up from Tier 1!
So I created a post to display my Amazon Merch designs because I couldn't find a way to put my designs all in one place due to the clothing and phone accessories being in different categories and only displaying on separate pages. So this page displays all of my Merch designs on one page! Since… Continue reading My Amazon Merch Designs, Sales, & Working on Tiering Up from Tier 1!
Goal Setting in 2021 & 2020 Re-Cap
The Blue Sky Planner I bought last year. I wanted to highlight the artist Mia Charro who did the illustration on this planner😁 Thinking about trying to do a year in review is giving me a headache so let's just start by putting that out there. Since I was wondering how many goals I checked… Continue reading Goal Setting in 2021 & 2020 Re-Cap
Big Magic for Creators, Efficient Personal Development, & Last Minute Digital Gifts for Book Lovers
If you have ever struggled with finding inspiration, or keeping, it this book will change your life! I don't like to make promises because people are different, and it's hard to please everyone, but I feel like all creatives can benefit from the wisdom in this book. Whether you actually read it, or listen... (Digital… Continue reading Big Magic for Creators, Efficient Personal Development, & Last Minute Digital Gifts for Book Lovers
Dishing All the Details about Amazon Merch!
I'm relatively new but I have already learned so much about selling with Amazon Merch! I've also discovered some helpful tips that could help newbies grow their business. In this post I talk about the design process, the 10 Print On Demand products I have on Merch, what I have sold, what limitations I have… Continue reading Dishing All the Details about Amazon Merch!
Our 1st Time Doing Resin Crafts, Plus a Scavenger Hunt
Read on for supply lists, tips & tricks, and to learn what I'd do different next time. Do you love trying new crafts? To be honest I think my friend Courtnay and I have crafting ADD. Either that or collecting craft supplies has become a whole separate hobby! Sometimes it takes us awhile to do… Continue reading Our 1st Time Doing Resin Crafts, Plus a Scavenger Hunt
Starting a Blog: Why, How, and How Do You Make Money?
This post is over 6,000 words! If you are a multi-tasker save yourself some time by downloading the Voice Aloud Reader. Now you can listen to the robot voice, I have lovingly nicknamed Jonathan, and he will read you this post while you do dishes. Yes I know I could make this into a video… Continue reading Starting a Blog: Why, How, and How Do You Make Money?
Our Very 1st Design & How We Did It!
I was able to use both these designs for print on demand. Read more to find out why I changed the design and how I did it. So my daughter came home from school with this beautiful painting of a tree last year. She was so excited to share it with me because she knows… Continue reading Our Very 1st Design & How We Did It!