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The Happy Secret I’ve Been Keeping…

The Happy Secret I’ve Been Keeping…

By on Aug 18, 2015 | 54 comments

Last November I received an email that would literally change the way I think about Deep Space Sparkle.  An agent in New York wrote to me and asked if I would consider writing a book about art. Hmmm. Let me think about that… Sure! I was a little more excited than that. Books are a huge love of mine.  I spent ten years writing middle grade stories and as many...

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Easy Ways to Create Images for Your Blog Posts

Easy Ways to Create Images for Your Blog Posts

By on May 23, 2015 | 3 comments

Have you ever wondered what goes into running a creative business?  This series is all about building and cultivating your own creative business from finding inspiration to e-commerce platforms to the nuts and bolts of operating a website. In March, a reader wrote to me asking for advice on how to photograph her student’s artwork for her blog. In today’s...

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Spring Happenings 2015

Spring Happenings 2015

By on May 4, 2015 | 1 comment

It’s about that time of year when I get totally overwhelmed with all-things art and school and feel the need to organize my thoughts on my blog. Sort of like an online diary, which is what a blog really is, right? Truth is, I’m scrambling this week, so a new lesson post seems unlikely. First things first… I’m having a sale!   Teachers...

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How to Use Pinterest to Increase Your Blog Traffic

How to Use Pinterest to Increase Your Blog Traffic

By on Apr 8, 2015 | 3 comments

Have you ever wondered what goes into running a creative business?  This series is all about building and cultivating your own creative business from finding inspiration to e-commerce platforms to the nuts and bolts of operating a website. The Business of Creative Blogging: Pinterest Are you looking for ways to increase your blog traffic? Look no further than...

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Survey Says…Reader Survey Results 2015

Survey Says…Reader Survey Results 2015

By on Apr 1, 2015 | 6 comments

I must confess that I do not have survey-asking skills. I merely want to know, now that I’m in my seventh year of blogging, what my readers care about and if they had anything to tell me. Basically, I want to know about you. Here’s what I found out…. I love that after SEVEN years of blogging, you still visit me. A few of you mentioned that you had...

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All About You: Reader Survey (closed)

All About You: Reader Survey (closed)

By on Mar 26, 2015 | 21 comments

2015 marks my seventh full year of creating content for Deep Space Sparkle. As many of you know, I started out posting some pretty random stuff; art lessons, a few art supply reviews and some pictures of my students. I never really had a plan. It wasn’t until around 2013 that I really began to focus on creating intentional content. The stuff you asked me for...

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