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Have you ever heard that phrase ‘there’s no wrong way to skin a cat’? I mean, terrible phrase, I know, but it’s sort of that way with art. There’s not necessarily a right or wrong way to practice drawing, but some art practice is more effective than others. The goal with practicing art is a little different than practicing other subjects. For example, practicing writing only requires that you write– a lot. Practicing art is a little different because, while drawing everyday is VERY useful to practice, there is something to be said for the way you practice when you practice everyday.   How toRead More →

When you think about keeping a journal, you may think of a sparkly pink locked diary or maybe a pretentious hipster with a Moleskin at a coffee shop. But writing in a journal or keeping a daily planner is actually really good for your brain! Personally, I love writing in my daily planner and journal that helps me not only plan out my day, but reflect on it later. Sounds crazy, I know. But science backs this up. Study after study proves that writing down your thoughts–even if you destroy them immediately–helps you psychologically. The act of writing can also improve brain elasticity, memory, andRead More →

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  Pretty much everybody remembers doodling as a kid, right? Maybe even last week? You’re listening to something–a lecture, a meeting, a podcast–and you’re zoning out while your hand makes idle drawings on the paper in front of you. Whether that’s spirals, intricate geometric shapes, faces or even flowers, you’re doing something really good for your brain when you doodle. Yes, really! It turns out that there are a ton of reasons why doodling is good for you. While it may seem like a distraction, spontaneous drawing can actually help you retain more of what you’re listening to, develop the creative side of your brain,Read More →

I’m all about being able to identify what I’m doing. I can’t just bo so random that I can’t explain how something is made– and that’s probably my type A talking. Anyway, I’m going to talk about one of my favorite styles of bounce lettering: Every Other Letter. Before I get into it, if you want to know all about the basics of brush lettering, you should check out my e-course. Related Posts:       Want to learn hand lettering? I HAVE A FREE lettering course on Skillshare! You can check it out HERE!   Bounce Lettering “Style”: Every Other Letter   If youRead More →

Have you been lettering for awhile and you’re ready to explore some new techniques? One of my favorite techniques is what has come to be known as bounce (or bouncy) lettering.   I’ll be honest with you guys, I had NO IDEA this style even had a name until I got more into the online lettering community. Then I found all these names for different techniques. A lot of them I feel are kind of unnecessary, but the bounce lettering is pretty accurate.   Bounce lettering refers to lettering that doesn’t follow the baseline. What I mean is, it conveniently bounces around. And this isRead More →

My favorite way to practice lettering isn’t with repetitive drills but instead with quotes so that’s what I’m giving you guys.  If you want boring drills, you can take all that somewhere else.  Here you’re going to get fun quotes. Always!   Want to join my lettering community? Click here to join my Letter Forever Facebook Group!   Thirsty for more lettering practice? Check these guys out:      Want to learn hand lettering? I HAVE A FREE lettering course on Skillshare! You can check it out HERE!     #15Quotes30Days Practice Pages: “If you truly love…”   Are you ready to jump start yourRead More →

My favorite way to practice lettering isn’t with repetitive drills but instead with quotes so that’s what I’m giving you guys.  If you want boring drills, you can take all that somewhere else.  Here you’re going to get fun quotes. Always!   Want to join my lettering community? Click here to join my Letter Forever Facebook Group!   Thirsty for more lettering practice? Check these guys out:      Do you want to learn hand lettering? If you’re checking out these practice pages because you’re interested in hand lettering and want to get some practice in, DON’T GO AT IT ALONE. I’ve got a wholeRead More →

If you’re trying to develop your skills as an artist or even just starting out on your artistic journey, you can benefit from doodling. But what do we mean by doodling? Basically, we’re talking about unplanned drawing. We mean the artistic activity that lies somewhere between drawing in the margins of a notebook and creating a super fancy planned illustration. Wait, why do artists care about doodling? Just like Zen coloring or Zen-tangling, doodling is actually good for your creativity and your brain. Yes! When you allow yourself to just draw without any restraints, your brain goes into a freeform creative mode, which can improveRead More →

My favorite way to practice lettering isn’t with repetitive drills but instead with quotes so that’s what I’m giving you guys.  If you want boring drills, you can take all that somewhere else.  Here you’re going to get fun quotes. Always!   Want to join my lettering community? Click here to join my Letter Forever Facebook Group!   Thirsty for more lettering practice? Check these guys out:        Do you want to learn hand lettering? If you’re checking out these practice pages because you’re interested in hand lettering and want to get some practice in, DON’T GO AT IT ALONE. I’ve got aRead More →

  My favorite way to practice lettering isn’t with repetitive drills but instead with quotes so that’s what I’m giving you guys.  If you want boring drills, you can take all that somewhere else.  Here you’re going to get fun quotes. Always!   Want to join my lettering community? Click here to join my Letter Forever Facebook Group!   Thirsty for more lettering practice? Check these guys out:      Do you want to learn hand lettering? If you’re checking out these practice pages because you’re interested in hand lettering and want to get some practice in, DON’T GO AT IT ALONE. I’ve got aRead More →