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.
There's a spot I often walk to with my dog in the mornings that at my early dog-walking hour is largely uninhabited. One particularly serene morning, just the beagle and me, I snapped a photo of the clouds and stillness.
I'm a big fan of Gemma Correll's drawings, so when I saw her work in Doodling for Dog People, I couldn't help but get excited to break out my art supplies.
This time of year, green hues are everywhere. From snow covered fir trees to light-covered mantle garlands, ‘tis the season for greens galore. Depending on how you mix it, this versatile color can be festive or fresh.
Have you ever heard the quote, "Good artists copy; great artists steal?" It may sound like a negative sentiment, but especially for novice artists, having a starting point can be exactly what's needed.
A good portion of my time in junior high and high school was spent with an obligatory sketchbook in my backpack for a looming art class assignment. Drawing has often intimidated me because, well, it's supposed to look like your subject. There is a realism to pencil drawing that calls for a certain level of technique, an "artist's eye" if you will.
The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
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