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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.

Art Is Where the Heart Is

"My little dog−a heartbeat at my feet." Edith Wharton

FILED UNDER: Making Art / TAGGED: dogs, beagles, pets, pet portraits

Paper & Ink Printing: Alive and Well

paper and ink workshop

"In a post-9/11 world, the desire to have something tactile that can be experienced personally is stronger than ever on both ends of the creation."

FILED UNDER: Making Art / TAGGED: making art, printing press, paper, ink, screen printing

Plot Your Own Adventure: Let Art Take You Everywhere

map art project 2

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you choose? An exotic beach vacation? A mountaintop hiking adventure? A weekend with your favorite people at an old hangout?

FILED UNDER: Making Art / TAGGED: making art, maps, map art, road trip, how to paint, painting, drawing, mixed media

Pixel Art: Part I

Pixel art Amanda Wright

One of my goals every year is to send birthday and anniversary cards on time. I renew this goal every year after falling short on multiple occasions. But...I have a good feeling that this is finally my year! I'm happy to take on this lofty goal with some help from Pinterest Perfect!

FILED UNDER: Making Art / TAGGED: making art, Amanda Wright, Pinterest, watercolor, greeting card

Morning Revival: Busting Out a Doodle Journal

skyline doodle

You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.-Maya Angelou

FILED UNDER: Snapshot Inspiration / TAGGED: making art, tangling, doodling, journal, Chicago, art journal

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