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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.

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

Sneak Peek: Send Something Beautiful

Coming in October: take an early peek at Send Something Beautiful

FILED UNDER: Making Art / TAGGED: letter, mail, origami, paper, hearts, paper art, snail mail

Chill Out: Learn to Draw Polar Animals

What better way to take a break from the summer heat than by spending a little time chilling out with the adorable Learn to Draw Polar Animals book?  With its simple step-by-step instructions and beautiful full color photos, your child will be drawing snowy friends in no time.

FILED UNDER: Art Lessons / TAGGED: learntodraw, polar animals, bear, snow, drawing


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