Posts in Tutorials
3 actionable steps to kickstart your new business TODAY

So you keep dreaming about an idea, seeing it more clearly every day, but still not knowing where to start. How does a business even begin? What it takes to make dream a reality? To create a living out of your hobby? First of all it doesn’t require a fancy website or glamorous business cards. All it takes to live the life you want is community & presence.

To start shaping your blank idea into reality you gonna need an action plan that has to involve these steps.

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How to keep it simple and visually attractive? 5 steps to instantly upgrade your social media game!

Constant worries about social content and right pictures for the right message brings you a headache? Tremble no more! Whith simple visual thinking and few design tricks you will develop that necessary graphic muscle that will change your instagram feed, rock your business & lift your spirit! 

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How to create a marble texture using nail polish | Tutorial

So your eyes catch these amazing textures all over the internet, but the DIY version still remains a mystery? Don't worry, it is more than easy to create these beauties!

Just drip a few drops of different nail polish into the water and place the paper on top. Then pick it up holding the edge and place on the paper towel. That's about it!

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Ideas for making patterns with handmade stamps | Tutorial

Today I'm here with a fun tutorial on how simple things that you already have at home can serve as perfect stamps! This is all about creating texture, pattern and seeing objects in different light.

Don't you love that simple and messy textured paper that can be paired with almost everything? I sure do! From journaling and art projects to scrapbooking and digital pattern creating. The options to use these kind of patterns are endless (they sure will look perfect paired with your last travel photos, haha)!

So let's look around our home and see what we can grab for this project.

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How to be a productive artist while procrastinating

I know that multitasking is bad. Everyone can agree that a person can really focus on one/two things at a time. Also, often while procrastinating, people do activities that are totally unrelated to the stuff they really have to do. Procrastination happens when serious work is waiting to get done but our mind is still sleeping. Have you been there? I have (watching tv series while I should be studying is the worst)!

Some days just have to be slow and procrastination is not always bad. The balance between work & rest is very important! As artists, we have a lot of stuff that needs to be done but doesn't require a lot of attention. So what tasks can be completed while binge watching Netflix all evening?

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How to get things done and establish a morning routine

I know it's everywhere! Tips & tricks saying to change your whole life in order to fit into the system. System of running and busy people. We all want to be busy. That's because sitting and snoozing doesn't get us anywhere. Feeling unproductive in 21st. century makes our brain scream and shrink from pain.

I want to tell you up front that by implementing any routines into daily life you might get nothing out of it. However, if a miracle happens and you honestly try because you really need it... Chances are big that happiness and creative sparcle will come back to your soul. Maybe it will be the next morning that you wake up smilling. Eager to do all the amazing stuff that's on your mind. 

But without trying you won't know, right?

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Creative activities | Journaling and making collage with prints on colored paper + FREE BUTTERFLY CLIP ART DOWNLOAD

I like journaling a lot. Expressing through collage making, doodling and lettering is the best creative activity! One thing that I learned from daily practicing is that experimenting is the key to stimulating mind and starting the day right. Trying new things is inseparable from rewarding and happy feelings afterwards. 

+ DOWNLOAD FREE BUTTERFLY CLIP ART!

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Learn Photoshop Series | How to create a seamless pattern + FREE phone wallpaper

In this digital age it is so important to work not only on paper. You need to know programs like photoshop to be able to work on your art with computer. At first it sounds scary, I know! But in these Learn Photoshop Series I will show you how easy it is to transfer your art to computer and polish it! I'm not a pro, but on my way of experimentation I found a way to take care of my art and I want to share this knowledge with ya! Really you just have to know a few simple steps. That's not hard at all. In about 10 minutes or less you can create a beautiful shareable digital version of your art work! 

It is so fun to have various patterns by the side to fill in shapes or backgrounds! All those simple dots, strokes and other cute little things helping to create. I use this method very often. Create interesting brush strokes and geometric designs with it. Making a pattern might save you so much time. Let's learn how to do it!

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Magic of colors. Why it is so important to choose them wisely? | Learn more

It’s so interesting how important colors are in our lives. They can describe us, move us, form our opinions, help us visualize and so much more. With this post I want to talk a little about it just to remind you the beauty and meaning behind it. That the next time when you’ll be painting or drawing something (or even buying a new scarf!) there would be an understanding about the secrets behind this magic.

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Learn Photoshop Series | How to easily change image colors | Tutorial

You digitalize your drawing, make all the adjustments and then comes that feeling when something just isn't right! After some wondering I saw that with a little tweak in colors it is possible to make this feeling go away. I have a good news - that's more than easy to modify and experiment with colors of the drawing. I'm using photoshop cs6 for playing with this flower bouguet. If you own any other version it should be just as easy!

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Learn Photoshop Series | How to remove image background | Tutorial

In this digital age it is so important to work not only on paper. You need to know programs like photoshop to be able to work on your art with computer. At first it sounds scary, I know! But in these Learn Photoshop Series I will show you how easy it is to transfer your art to computer and polish it! I'm not a pro, but on my way of experimentation I found a way to take care of my art and I want to share this knowledge with ya! Really you just have to know a few simple steps. That's not hard at all. In about 10 minutes or less you can create a beautiful shareable digital version of your art work!

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Connecting google analytics with squarespace

Let me first tell you, that I'm not a "tech" person. All the coding and computer stuff looks like a dark forest for me! However, when I want something done - I do my best. As living on a student budget I know that it is hard to hire designers, assistants and other smart people for every little task... It is especially hard when you are just starting and not making any money from blogging (I'm here with you!). All the investments seems already too big and while I know how to "google things" I want to show you how easy some tasks are. 

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Drawing a post card | Process

Today I want to share a process of drawing a postcard! These houses and flowers came together when I was thinking about balance. Harmony between city and nature is always an issue. It's being talked over and over everywhere on the net. 

I imagine a beautiful and colorful life in the city where all people could be as much near nature as possible. Bright colors, blooming flowers and green leaves all around the big houses. Of course fluffy pink clouds are also on the list in my imagination!

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How to create a watercolor effect using only felt tip pens and water | Tutorial

Sometimes being a lazy human being can lead to wonderful discoveries, don't you agree? While ago when I was tired enough to search for my watercolor paints (I have a habit to put stuff somewhere I can't find later) I grabbed my little sisters set of felt tip pens and started experimenting.

It seems that to create that beautifully faded watercolor effect on your drawing doesn't even require to have watercolor paint.

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How to draw with tempera on colored cardboard |Tutorial

All my teenage years I was painting with gouache. This medium became so boring and unpleasant for me. I hated it! But last couple of months I'm starting to refresh my memory and get friendly with gouache and other paints again. Tempera is the cheaper version of gouache, made from egg yolks (instead of gum arabic like gouache) and color pigment.

I have to say that it is not so bad as it used to be, at least while I can pick paper myself and there's no need to draw an old vase that is displayed in front of me on an old scrap of fabric. Now again I can feel joy while painting instead of struggle and boredom!

Because of this guilty new pleasure I want to share the process of drawing colorful flower bouquets.

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