How to Paint a Watercolor Galaxy

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Today’s post is a fun little art lesson for one of my favorite things to paint -galaxies! I’m hoping to make an entire watercolor video course one day, but… that has to wait until after my wedding. Heh. Meanwhile, I thought I’d try out a written format with photos. Let me know what you think!

Enjoy some art therapy! 🙂

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I Finished My Art Journal! {Memory Keeping Inspiration}

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I finally finished the art journal/scrapbook/diary/creative thing that I’ve been working on for the past 1 1/2 years! And boy is it a full book. The journal started out in a regular, rectangle shape and now it’s more of an overstuffed oval. :’D 

Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite spreads I’ve made! We’re gonna go through some pretty paper collages, very random paper ephemera (like a cough drop wrapper), flyers, nametags, and lots of written memories. ❤ I hope you guys enjoy this peek into my creative journal!

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Plan with Me {My 2022 Planner Setup}

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This year I decided to make my own planner from scratch – designing and printing the pages, creating a cover, and binding it with my mom’s comb binder. It’s kinda like a bullet journal, but one I pre-made so I don’t have to draw out the layouts again every month. I’m super excited to use such a personalized system for 2022! Enjoy some planner inspiration and a link to some printables you guys can use too!

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Seeing Beyond {My Poem Book + a Giveaway + More Exciting Stuff}

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I WROTE ANOTHER BOOK! AND… OTHER EXCITING STUFF! In this post I shall reveal my newest poem book, introduce you to my editor, and start a lovely giveaway to kick off the book launch! 

You ready for the most exciting post I’ve made all year? Okay, I’ve hyped it up enough. LET’S DO THIS!

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Art Crumbs {New Paintings, Projects, & Other Recent Doodles}

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It’s time for another semi-recent art post! Today’s collection includes a bunch of pieces from exciting projects and products I can’t wait to tell you guys about! I also added in some “art crumbs” – small sketches and random doodles that didn’t fill their own page but still deserve to be shared.

Alright, this is going to get long so I’ll stop introduction-ing now. Enjoy some art inspiration!

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The Art of Memory Keeping {Art Journal Inspiration}

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Do you ever collect random bits like brochures from trips, pressed flowers from your garden, and stickers you got in a letter, and then not know what to do with them? There’s a word for that stuff: ephemera. And there’s a place to put it: in a journal!

Instead of throwing it away or keeping it in a messy heap in a closet, I love preserving those memories in one book. I’ve been art journaling (or junk journaling or scrapbooking, depending on who you ask) for a couple years now and I absolutely love going back and looking through old entries.

If that sounds fun but you don’t know where to start, keep reading! Today I’m going to give you guys a peek into my own art journal to give you inspiration for creating your own. If you enjoy artsy stuff, you can make your journal a lot fancier and prettier than mine. If you don’t, you can simply stick in ephemera and photos and write a bit about them. It’s totally up to you.

Okay, enjoy this little dose of journaling inspiration!

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Sketchbook Inspiration & Ideas

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Yay, it’s another art dump! This time, the sketchbooks I’ll be showing you guys were ones I used for teaching art lessons this past school year. Now I’m on summer break from teaching all but a couple of private art tutoring students, so I can share some of my favorite pieces with you guys!

Enjoy this miscellaneous collection of paintings, sketches, etcetera. 🙂

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100 More Questions to Ask Your Pen Pal

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If you love writing letters but don’t know what to talk about, this post is for you! Even if you don’t have a pen pal, you can use these questions as conversation starters with your friends or family. Questions are just fun, and a great way to get to know someone better. If these aren’t enough, check out my first pen pal questions post here.

Okay, enjoy this huge variety of questions with some happy mail inspiration along the way!

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Hand Lettering Inspiration {Recent Bible Journaling}

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It’s time for another word art post! I just finished another Bible journal, which means I filled up another notebook with favorite verses. I’m currently going through the Bible one chapter at a time and copying down my favorite verse from each chapter in a notebook. The idea is to write them out in pretty lettering so I’ll have a beautiful collection at the end, but sometimes the lettering is… well, legible and that’s it. 😛 I love how a lot of these turned out, though.

I hope you guys enjoy some of my favorite pages and verses from this notebook! And click here to see my last Bible journaling post.

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