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Heather Linder

Heather Linder

Heather is a journalist and writer living in Chicago with her composer husband and art-loving puppy, Lancelot. She's on an endless quest for the city's best coffee and is endlessly inspired by Chicago's magnificent skyline. Heather is a bookworm, aspiring chef, and NPR fanatic. She's in the process of teaching her beagle to use a French press and overcoming her fear of DIY.

This Is A Stick Up : Stick Figures as the Building Blocks of Art

I don't care how much of a novice artist you are, you can handle stick figures. They are the quintessential starting point for all future artistic endeavors. Yes, that game of hangman you played as a child was preparing you for your future as an artist.

FILED UNDER: Making Art / TAGGED: making art, stick figures, sketch, cartoons, how to draw

Adding Autumn Richness to the Mix

"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." L.M. Montgomery

FILED UNDER: The Color Mix / TAGGED: acrylic, making art, color mixing, painting, autumn

Just Wing It: Doodling Flying Friends

Let your imagination run wild with doodling ideas...

FILED UNDER: Making Art / TAGGED: making art, doodling, cockatoo, drawing, how to draw

Beautiful on the Inside : Paper Projects to Spread Joy, Creativity

Paper art meets mail, Send Something Beautiful arrives in October

FILED UNDER: Making Art / TAGGED: making art, paper projects, lace, envelope liner, craft, DIY

Coloring a Snapshot of Summer

Maple Lake

With Labor Day rolling in this weekend, we're celebrating the end of the season with a little summer color inspiration.

FILED UNDER: Snapshot Inspiration / TAGGED: snapshot inspiration, lake, summer, color theory, mixing colors, monochromatic


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