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Beth Bauer

Beth Bauer

Beth is a freelance writer residing in Fishers, Indiana with a background in print journalism. Her full time job as a stay at home mom allows her to explore the beauty of art and life through her two young daughters' eyesone finger painting at a time.

Mean-n-Messy Monsters

how to cartoon for kids

It's about to get messy around here (and a little scary!) Just in time for this month's spooky festivities comes a book that will probably creep you out, make you laugh, and bring out your inner monster (yikes!!) Here's a peak at Mean-n-Messy Monsters from the Cartooning for Kids series by Dave Garbot. 

FILED UNDER: Art Bites / TAGGED: Halloween, how to draw, cartooning, creative, creatures

Let it Grow: Cultivating Your Creative Life

When it comes to your creative life, what type of seeds have you planted? Doubt, discouragement, hesitancy? Artist and author Alena Hennessy invites us to take a deeper look at the innate artist within all of us and go back to our roots. Her book, Cultivating Your Creative Life, may be just the catalyst to root out negativity and allow your artistic garden to beautifully blossom.

FILED UNDER: Snapshot Inspiration / TAGGED: cultivate, creativity, grow, garden, weeds, seeds, how to draw

Comical Creativity: Archie and Jim Henson Journals

Journaling can be one of the best ways for artists to relax, reflect, spark creativity, and perhaps even get to know themselves better. How cathartic yet energizing to freely draw, write, and dream with a personal journal.

FILED UNDER: Art Bites / TAGGED: jim henson, archie, comics, doodle, journal, how to draw, comics

Purple Reign: Painting with Dioxazine Purple

  "All the other colors are just colors, but purple seems to have a soul. Purple is not just a noun and an adjective but also a verb - when you look at it, it's looking back at you." -Uniek Swain

FILED UNDER: The Color Mix / TAGGED: color mix, painting, violet, dioxazine purple, how to paint

Scroll With It: Calligraphy Basics: From 100 Things Every Artist Should Know

If you're looking to try your hand at calligraphy, 100 Things Every Artist Should Know is a wonderful place to start. Consider it an artist's guide to becoming familiar with all mediums and styles, including calligraphy tools and learning to hone impeccable penmanship.

FILED UNDER: Art Lessons / TAGGED: how to draw, artist, creative, calligraphy, lettering, artist tip


Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

Pablo Picasso

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