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I have something special planned for next week! I will upload a short video every day for 5 days, starting this Monday.  For 2019, I wanted to start out with a bang and give you something super helpful that would start you off on the right foot in the new year.  So the video series is called “set your artistic goals for 2019.”  Obviously you can start making goals every single day of the year,…

Today I share some exciting news and I will talk about what is next for Pencils & Stories.com Recollection City, my fantastical adventure comic about friendship and stepping up and taking the risk of being seen and making decisions, is finally online! You can read the first five pages here and after this week I will upload it every Monday with a new page! Five years ago I was stuck in a huge art block.…

Welcome back! Last time we talked about posture as a way to take care of your most important tool: your body. This week I want to talk about muscles again, and mention another thing that you can do to prevent pain and other problems related to our work: maintenance! Your body runs on a system When it comes to the maintenance of the muscle system specifically, our body works best when we have a regular…

I’m back again, I hope you had a great start of 2016! I have a new instalment of the “More headspace for Creators” series for you, I hope you enjoy it. Let me know if you found it helpful. This is part one of a three parter. Many creatives use tools to do what they do: pens, paper, brushes, camera’s, chisels, tablets or musical instruments. Whatever you are doing though, we all have one instrument…

Hello everyone, this new post is meant to give you some updates about the blog and about making goals for 2016. I wrote that last blogpost about priorities and then left this blog pretty much hanging for October and November. I became pretty busy with the CTNx expo happening again so I had to prepare for that. I’m also working on the story I made together with Mallory Carlson during the course “Oatley Academy Live.”…

Hello readers! Here are the creative prompts I posted in July. I hope these ideas will inspire a warm-up, sketch, illustration, painting, sculpture or just a thumbnail or whatever you like to make! Feel free to also use these to come up with your own different ideas. Check out the amazing Ursula Dorada, who did the prompt of August 31st, a delicious pizza toadstool! Here are the creative prompts of August: August 3rd: Make a…

Hi there, long time no see! What do you think of the new look? I like it very much, it`s such an improvement from the old blog. Take a look around and let me know what you think. There`s also some technical things that still need fixing, but for now I`m happy and so I decided to start blogging again. 😀 Here`s some info about how you can keep updated about all this awesome stuff…