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.
Have you ever tangled before? It involves using lines and repetitive patterns to create elaborate works of art.
Mark Daniel Nelson wrote Learn to Paint in Acrylics With 50 Small Paintings because of how small paintings inspire him to strip down the frills and focus on the techniques.
The Jellies exhibit at the Shedd Aquarium in my favorite city of Chicago has been drawing crowds and accolades for years. I've seen that exhibit so many times, and the translucence and mystery of the tiny sea creatures never ceases to amaze me. Jellyfish are such wonders of the sea, the perfect specimens to put to paper.
Where do you want to take your art this year? This may sound counterintuitive, but let's take it back to the fundamentals.
The fun of doodling comes from not trying too hard.
Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found.
James Russell Lowell
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