How to Promote Your Art on Instagram: An Interview with Steve “Squidoodle” Turner

If you're like me and you love coloring, or if you're into steampunk art, tattoos or just beards, then you'll love to meet today's guest, Steve Turner (A.K.A. Squidoodle).  I have had the pleasure of thoroughly picking Steve's brain about his creativity and how he draws on his passion to run a successful illustration business. I first discovered Steve a few years ago

By | 2018-04-04T06:13:03+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Marketing for Artists|0 Comments

25 Summer Color Palettes

Summer is a time of warm days, social gatherings and vibrant scenery. These 25 summer color palettes are inspired by the fresh and vibrant colors of summer. Ranging from beach scenes to summer fruits, I hope you find a color palette to inspire you! If you're looking for RGB, CMYK and HEX codes, please check out my PDF color guide, which includes all

By | 2018-03-26T18:59:33+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Color Inspiration|0 Comments

5 Ways to Hide Pinterest Images in Your Blog Posts

If you’ve been using Pinterest to grow your website traffic, you’ve probably noticed that the best-performing Pins are images that are tall. Things like vertical title images, infographics or step-by-step photos get more repins on Pinterest than their horizontal equivalents. (if this is news to you, check out my other article on creating great Pins) Unfortunately, these 'pinnable' images can also present a

10 Tips to Take Beautiful Product Photos for Your Etsy Shop

Do your Etsy product photos need improvement? Today's post is a guest article from photographer and teacher, Rachel Korinek. Check out her resources at If you don't already have an Etsy shop, please check out my in-depth guide to getting started on Etsy. This post contains affiliate links and I may earn a commission if you click them and make a purchase.

By | 2018-03-13T05:44:07+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Marketing for Artists|2 Comments

How to Start an Etsy Shop: A Beginner’s Guide to Selling on Etsy

If you've been looking to sell something online, you've probably been told by friends or read articles online that recommend setting up an Etsy store. But where do you start? In this beginner's guide to Etsy, you'll learn what Etsy is, whether it's the right marketplace for you, how to get started and how to start getting sales for your hobby or business.

By | 2018-03-26T19:54:51+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Marketing for Artists|0 Comments

Getting Started with Copic Markers: A Beginner’s Guide | Guest Post by Heidi Berthiaume

Copic Markers are used by professionals for graphic design, architecture, papercraft, fine art, doodling, journaling, illustration, manga & so much more. They are often considered to be the world's best alcohol markers, and they are a popular choice for adult coloring books! In this guest blog post by Heidi Berthiaume (AKA Curator Prime of Vintage Coloring) you'll learn the basics of Copic Markers, how to

By | 2018-03-15T07:20:58+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Adult Coloring Tutorials|0 Comments

25 Color Palettes Inspired by the Pantone Spring 2018 Color Trends

Every season, the PANTONE Color Institute evaluates the colors in the collections of fashion designers at New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week and creates the PANTONE Fashion Color Trend Report - a prediction of the color trends we can expect to see across all areas of design and fashion for the upcoming season. This season, the Pantone Color Institute have announced

By | 2018-01-12T03:25:47+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Color Inspiration|8 Comments

Free Printable January Calendar

It's almost time to start planning for the new year, so I've created a 2018 coloring calendar that you can print out month-by-month to color in and organize your schedule. You can download the month of January for FREE below - enjoy! This free January calendar includes 2 variations so you can choose whether you prefer your week to start on Sunday or Monday. It's

By | 2017-12-21T23:19:50+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Free Printables|3 Comments

My Favorite Tools for Running a Creative Business

Going from artist to entrepreneur can be an exciting but scary time. Starting an online business can be a great way to earn some extra money from your hobbies, but it can also bring a lot of challenges as you step into an unknown world of marketing, email lists, sales, stock, copyright, social media and more.   Over the past few years of

By | 2018-03-26T19:58:13+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Marketing for Artists|2 Comments

12 Days of Coloring Giveaways – Over $300 in Prizes!

UPDATE: Giveaway now closed! Join me in this massive 12 Days of Coloring Giveaways event for your chance to win a new prize every day! The total prize pool is over $300 in value, including prizes from Prismacolor, Sharpie, Staedtler, Sarah Renae Clark, Color On! Magazine, Black Widow, Smoov Products, Marty Woods and Nu-Tech. The Grand Prize Enter your details

By | 2018-01-24T05:34:45+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Giveaways|4 Comments
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