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Best Life Practices:
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
Favorite Kid’s Art:
Best Book for Alexander Calder: Sandy’s Circus: A Story About Alexander Calder
Best Book for Henri Matisse: Colorful Dreamer: The Story of Artist Henri Matisse,
Best Book for Paul Klee: The Cat and The Bird
Best Book Pablo Picasso: The Three Musicians: A Children’s Book Inspired by Pablo Picasso
Best Book Edgar Degas: Degas and the Little Dancer (Anholt’s Artists Books for Children)
Best Book Paul Cézanne: Cezanne and the Apple Boy
Best Book Vincent Van Gogh: Camille and the Sunflowers
Best Book Hundertwasser: Hundertwasser for Kids: Harvesting Dreams
Best Book Frida Khalo: Me, Frida
Best Book Marc Chagall: Journey on a Cloud: A Children’s Book Inspired by Marc Chagall
Best Book for Wassily Kandinsky: The Noisy Paintbox by Barb Rosenstock and Mary Grandpré
Marie Forleo’s B-School Online business and marketing e-course that launches once a year in March. I took this course last year and learned so much. So much in fact that it takes nearly a year of constant effort to implement. Best part? Lifetime access so I can go back anytime I need to.
Jasmine Star: If you area creative brand looking to monetize your blog, service or product, Jasmine is the most creative, beautifully curated design resource I know. She also a ninja at Instagram.
Blog Clarity Classes Creating content, understanding social media and monetizing your blog. Short, doable classes that are perfect for beginning bloggers.
A Beautiful Mess Online Classes I’ve taken the Blog Life class and really enjoyed how transparent these girls are. Love their energy and business savvy.
Creating Art Online Classes with Alisa Burke This lady is the real deal. She walks the walks and delivers her artful experiences through her blog and online classes. Affordable and beautiful.
Elembee Website designer that delivers a ton of free information for making your WordPress blog work for you.
I am not an experienced photographer or a videographer but creating content for my site through these mediums is both challenging and fun. I bought the basic Canon Rebel DSLR and added just one lens, a “nifty-fifty” prime lens to get started taking better photos. I’m slowly adding lens and learning more about taking better shots.
Here’s what I use:
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera LensThis is also called a nifty-fifty. It’s a great lens for taking really close-up pictures and to achieve a really pretty booked (the soft blurry background you see in great pictures). The drawback is that it is a prime lens which means you are the zoom. You must step back to get everything in the frame.
Canon 5178B002 EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Wide-Angle Lens for Canon EF CamerasThis is the lens I use for 80% of my pictures. It’s the one I use for every classroom picture as it has a low aperture setting and has a wider view compared to the nifty-fifty.
Audio Technica PRO88W-R35 Wireless Lavalier System with ATR3350mW Omnidirectional Mic, 170 MHzI used to use a very inexpensive, clip-on wired microphone for all of my e-course videos. Now I use this system. It’s easy to set up and the sound quality is so much better. Helps to have it wireless as well.
Manfrotto 131D Side Arm for Tripods with 2 heads on 90- DegreeThis allows me to shoot down onto my art paper.
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