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How to prepare your home for summer

Summer is already here but if you’re like me then you’ve been slacking. These past few weeks have blended together and summer snuck up on me. It’s been so warm here and most of the windows and blinds stay closed all day. It’s strange sitting to work in the dark but it beats the heat… At least a little. So what advice do I have for you to prepare for summer? Embrace that vibe and get your booty into gear!…

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My summer 2020 Procreate color palette

Color is important in art. Different shades convey different feelings and moods. Even the use of only black and white contain intense symbology. The change of the seasons also calls for a change in colors. In summer we turn to brighter and lighter tones to match the warmth and mood of beachy times and late nights. So of course, it was time to create a new color palette for my art. If you recall, I’m doing the Bardot Challenge and…

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How I deal with a lack of motivation

When Storm Dennis wandered across Europe, The Netherlands received unexpected high speed winds and stormy skies. The heavy rain and wind sucked out my energy and served me with a huge helping of a lack of motivation. I wanted to spend the entire day in bed, under the covers with our 3 blankets piled high on top of me. But of course, that’s no way for me to live my life. So instead I dragged myself out of bed and…

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Observing commitment in 2020

January is for resolutions. We want to get things done, we want to improve. And then February hits and the thrill of new beginnings has become stale. I can’t speak for everyone but I know that I’ve forgotten half the things I want to do in January. I want this year to be different though. This year, I want to observe commitment. I want to get more things done by following a yearly plan to achieve success. And I’ve already…

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Bullet Journal Revival

Whew, it’s been a hot minute since I spoke about my Bullet Journals. I’ve got two, one for my life and the other is a Blog Bullet Journal. My Blog journal has been pretty active but my life one… It’s spent the last several months collecting dust… I’m sure this isn’t a shocker for many of us. Online Bullet Journals are so beautiful and look incredibly fun to create. But the reality is that they are time consuming and difficult…

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World Mental Health Day 2019

Today is World Mental Health Day and this year’s focus is suicide prevention. According to WHO’s Suicide Prevention Data, “Close to 800,000 people die due to suicide every year, which is one person every 40 seconds. Suicide is a global phenomenon and occurs throughout the lifespan. There are indications that for each adult who died by suicide there may have been more than 20 others attempting suicide.” That’s a number that’s far too high for the age we live in. One…

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5 ways to get into Inktober

I tend to be way too hard on myself. The other night I was talking to Sander about how I wished I had a time machine. I want to be able to go back and tell my younger self to focus more on drawing. Sometimes I believe that I could tell a lot more stories that way. I often forget how much joy writing brings me. But when I see what artists can produce, I want to mope about how…

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My favorite phone photography apps

I find I’ve been taking less photos when I go out. I’m usually outside with the dogs and my hands are full. To combat this I use my phone’s camera. I’ve got three hardy photography apps that I always use again and again. The important thing is to find what works for you and master it! All these apps are free but you can access more features through unlocked content. Adobe Lightroom This is my first stop on the editing…

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Dealing with estranged parents

My relationship with my father was a strained one. The more I think about our relationship, the more I seem to understand about him. He grew up in a poor household and had to work to support both his parents and 6 other siblings. It was a tough childhood and as a result he never wanted a family centered lifestyle. I understand that now that I’m an adult.  He was forced into it when he was arranged to marry my…

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