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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.

Share the Love (& the Art): Artful Animals Card Set

Animal card

Are you a greeting card sender? I wish I were. Mostly, though, I want to start sending cards for no reason at all. Cards in the mail around your birthday aren't quite so surprising. But what if something just showed up in your mailbox on some Tuesday? Wouldn't that be intriguing?

FILED UNDER: Making Art / TAGGED: making art, animals, cards, illustrations

The Power of Pretty Patterns


I don't know about you, but I constantly make purchasing choices based on aesthetics. I'll pick the plaid Method soap and the polka dot journals over their less visually appealing counterparts on the Target shelf. As it turns out those pretty patterns can also be pretty powerful.

FILED UNDER: Making Art / TAGGED: making art, pattern, design

Find Your Voice in Illustration : The Art of Fashion Illustration

Fashion illustration

Do you feel like you have your own visual language? Can you—or someone else—look at your art and know it's yours by style alone? As fashion illustration becomes an entire genre of its own, it's important to be able to find a distinct calling-card to separate your work from other artists', says London-based illustrator Zoe Taylor. She encourages young artists to find their voice in each drawing.

FILED UNDER: Making Art / TAGGED: making art, fashion, illustration

Sketch Your Gratitude, Change Your Life


Wear Gratitude (Like a Sweater)—the title of this new release intrigued me from the beginning. What does gratitude have to do with sweaters? And how are either connected to art?

FILED UNDER: Making Art / TAGGED: making art, drawing, sketching, gratitude

Meditative Art: Tangling Line by Line

tangling tangled patterns

Have you ever tangled before? It involves using lines and repetitive patterns to create elaborate works of art.

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


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