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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


Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.

Maya Angelou

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