The Best Cold Pressed Watercolor Papers

The Best Cold Pressed Watercolor Papers

As a watercolorist, I've bought and tested countless brands over the years, and there are a few that simply stand out either in quality, cost, or a mixture of both. Here are some of my favorite cold-pressed watercolor blocks and watercolor-friendly sketchbooks I've tried.
April 06, 2022
The Best Watercolor Tools to Purchase (Without Breaking the Bank)

The Best Watercolor Tools to Purchase (Without Breaking the Bank)

Interested in learning how to paint using watercolors? Over the years, I've purchased and tested a wide array of different papers, brushes, and paints, but I've found that there are a few products that I keep returning to. They're not only great to work with, but affordable.
February 25, 2022
Top 2 Online Sticker Printing Services Worth Trying

Top 2 Online Sticker Printing Services Worth Trying

If you're a sticker creator and want to save some time by using an online sticker printing service to make your stickers, but don't want to skimp on quality, but also are on a budget, this is the review article for you.
January 18, 2022
How to Track Your Professional Successes in Your Small Business

How to Track Your Professional Successes in Your Small Business

As a small business owner, I oftentimes forget to pat myself on the back when I hit major milestones in my business. Things like reaching 1,000 followers on Instagram, launching my first Instagram Reel, or getting my first order were all moments that I remember doing a happy dance for, but how long did it take me to get from one milestone to the next?
November 06, 2021
Q&A: What Type of Business Entity Should I Create?

Q&A: What Type of Business Entity Should I Create?

One question I get asked a lot as an artist running my own business is: "What type of business should I create if I want to start selling my art too?"

Right off the cuff, one piece of advice I can give is to not get too bogged down by what decision you decide to move forward with. Don’t let one decision stop you from building something you’re passionate about. You’re not married to this decision, and you CAN change your mind later. Let's see which business entity is the best fit for you.

January 27, 2021
How to Manage Your Time with a Side Hustle

How to Manage Your Time with a Side Hustle

Between a full-time job, friends, family, you-time, and everything in between, it may seem impossible to even think of starting a business. Or, maybe you’ve already started hustlin’ and are stretching yourself too thin.
January 19, 2021
Materials You Need to Make Waterproof Vinyl Stickers at Home

Materials You Need to Make Waterproof Vinyl Stickers at Home

A couple of years ago, I wanted to expand my product line to include stickers! There were a few things that were really important to me at the time for me to add it to my store...
September 18, 2020
QA: How Do You Manage Your Business All On Your Own?

QA: How Do You Manage Your Business All On Your Own?

 

A lot of people have turned to me and asked, how do I manage my life (and live semi-comfortably), while running a business on my own? Well, the answer is a long one, so I figured I’d just write about it in today’s blog post.

December 17, 2018
Product Review: Derwent Academy Art Supplies

Product Review: Derwent Academy Art Supplies

Derwent graciously sent over an assortment of the Derwent Academy products, a line designed for aspiring artists, hobbyists, and students to help develop their artistic skill. Of the care package that I received, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the three products that I was most excited to try: the sketching pencils, colour pencils, and watercolour pencils.
September 28, 2018