20+ Watercolor Techniques to Blow Your Mind

It’s time to explore watercolor techniques, and once you start, you’ll want to keep playing with watercolor all day long. Seriously, forget anything else you had planned – we’re going on a WATERCOLOR ADVENTURE. Grab that watercolor helmet, cause it’s…

What is a Vision Board and How …

What the What is a Vision Board? A vision board is: A visual reminder of what you want to achieve or manifest in your life Personal to you and what taps into your emotions Created by you, usually from images…

Resources For Teen Photographers

photo credit: Fen Nyberg Does your teenager have aspirations of becoming a photographer? I am so excited about all the opportunities and resources for teen photographers available, and I have attempted to organize a bunch of them here. What I…

4 New Art (Technique) Books for You to …

Do you hug art books? Because you should. I haven’t (yet) had one hug me back, but that doesn’t stop me from enveloping them in my flabby-ass arms and squeezing them hard. Interestingly, I’ve also learned to appreciate physical books…

Watercolor Collage Project For You to Just …

Watercolor can be intimidating when you’re not sure how to use it, and you’re envisioning creating a muddy mess on wrinkled paper. This approach to watercolor gives you the freedom to quickly splosh it around on a bunch of different…

Artist Spotlight: Marina Dunbar

Marina Dunbar’s art is dreamlike and lovely. It’s inevitable that while looking at it, you will be sucked in to the hazy layers and immediately be transported into a trance. Am I being dramatic? Maybe. But her paintings look like they…

The Superkids Activity Guide Book

Typically I don’t cry when I read through kids’ activities books, but this one set off the waterworks pretty fiercely. It’s a special book; packed full of ideas for all those kids who don’t fall into the mainstream either emotionally,…

Love This Printmaking Technique: Foam Shapes

I first did a foam sticker printmaking project a while back, and it was the bomb. THE BOMB! So fun and easy. Naturally, I decided to explore this technique a little more, and this time it was the mega-bomb. You…

What Kids Really Draw

It dawns on me from time to time how hilarious it is that I am an adult thinking up ideas for kids to make art. I mean, first of all, I’m not sure what drives me to do that, but…

Hospital

It occurred to me last night how lucky I was to be in the ER waiting to see if I need to have my appendix removed. After waiting for 2 hours in the overflow area of the ER, and 4 hours in…

Organization the Lifewhack Way

I suck major balls at organizing, and the irony isn’t lost on me that I own 40 white boards, 200 planners, 18,000 calendars, 20 billion bullet journal notebooks, and 500 trillion pens, post-its, stickers, and other planning accoutrements. No sir,…