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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

By on Dec 23, 2015 | 2 comments

Neil and I want to wish all of you a very happy holiday and bright and shiny new year. 2015 has been a year of growth, change and new directions. I can’t wait to start my podcast, open registration for my summer conference and offer you more tips and resources for creating art with your students and children. It has been a pleasure creating content for YOU....

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Books to Understand Your Creative Journey

Books to Understand Your Creative Journey

By on Oct 12, 2015 | 2 comments

A few years ago, a good friend was collecting nuggets of advice for her daughter’s 18th birthday. She created an album and inserted notes from friends, relatives and loved ones.  I happily agreed to share my advice. When in doubt-read a book-Patty My friend was put out over the brevity of my note. After all, I had known this girl since she was a baby....

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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 | 4 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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