Easy Ways to Create Images for Your Blog Posts

Photo and editing tips for your blog plus a free Branding Guide and Post Checklist

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 digital age it’s not just about how to take a picture anymore. It’s … Read More →

Spring Happenings 2015

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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 Pay Teachers does it up right. They are hosting a Teacher Appreciation … Read More →

How to Use Pinterest to Increase Your Blog Traffic

Is your blog Pinterest friendly? Here are some easy tips and tricks to do today to make sure everyone sees your great content.

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 Pinterest. I love to use Pinterest to source ideas for art techniques.  I scroll through my feed … Read More →

Survey Says…Reader Survey Results 2015

Deep Space Sparkle survey 2015

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 trouble finding me. … Read More →

All About You: Reader Survey (closed)

2015 Deep Space Sparkle Reader Survey

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 and the stuff I … Read More →

The Business Of Creative Blogging

The Business of Creative Blogging: Time Management

My inbox is full of people asking for business advice. Things like how to set up a home-based art business to making PDF lesson plans to increasing blog traffic and even when to pay taxes. It seems people are looking for creative ways to make a little extra each month and need specific information to get them moving in the right direction. I’m happy to give you any advice I can. Deep Space Sparkle has evolved … Read More →

What I learned in 2014

What I learned in 2014

Lessons learned. Always good to reflect back and see what resonated with you most in the past year. Here are my biggies: 1. Despite feeling awkward and just plain silly, nothing makes you feel seven again like wearing a tiara. Thanks Jonna for pulling out the tissue-paper, sequin encrusted birthday crown again this year. 2. Loved attending my first 2014 NAEA conference. Meeting Phyll and Cassie and Rina and Donna and Jessica made … Read More →

About Patty

I teach art to 400 school children in Goleta, California. My art library contains hundreds of free art lesson ideas. My shop has art lesson plans, videos and resources to help you teach art to kids. It's a whole lot easier with Deep Space Sparkle.
 
 

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