Copyright Clearance

the copyright detective, Copyright Clearance for Creatives

Let me introduce you today to the idea of copyright clearance and a professional colleague, Joyce L. Miller. Joyce, of Integrated Writer Services, LLC, is in the business of helping authors, publishers and other content creators stay out of hot water by applying methods for copyright clearance. She is the one making sure they have the…

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Saint Patrick’s Day – The Love of the Irish

Saint Patrick's Day - The Love of the Irish

As you prepare your Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations, I would like to leave you with some Pinteresting inspiration from my St. Patrick’s Day to Cherish board. May you enjoy the laughter, love and luck of the Irish both today and forever.

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Bella Crafts Quarterly – Trending Thoughts

bella crafts quarterly spring trending thoughts

Spring is just around the corner. So, how do you find inspiration for your art and craft projects in the springtime? This is exactly the question that I was asked to answer in the current issue of Bella Crafts Quarterly along with some of my favorite craft designers. Also, check out the artist feature on Claudine Hellmuth. Download…

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Watercolor Markers

Watercolor Markers

Love the look and feel of watercolor, but lack expertise? Try watercolor markers! This month’s blog hop theme is “Favorite Craft Techniques.” While I have many craft techniques that I enjoy, lately I have been experiencing the joy of Koi watercolor markers. They come to a lovely tip and you can do all sorts of traditional…

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Brandi Fitzgerald: Artist Feature & Giveaway

Brandi Fitzgerald Artist Feature Valentine Give Away

Brandi Fitzgerald of Brandi Fitzgerald Fusion Arts & Photo, is one of our 7K+ members on my ArtOfLicensing.com group on LinkedIn. We recently connected on Twitter over a submission to the Art Licensing Artist’s Daily. We thought it would be fun to do a Valentine’s Day MEGA GIVEAWAY and artist feature. Learn about Brandi’s journey as an artist…

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Beauty comes from a life well lived

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Beauty comes from a life well lived. If you’ve lived well, your smile lines are in the right places, and your frown lines aren’t too bad, what more do you need? ~Jennifer Garner

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myCreativity – Holiday Art Open House

Visitation by artist anne emmons

You are invited to join us this Saturday for our first-ever open house, art market, crafting and holiday party! My art friend and teaching colleague Anne Emmons is hosting everything in her lovely studio and classroom space in Lakewood, Colorado! Art makes memorable gifts for the holiday season: originals, handmade items, limited edition prints, art cards…

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Never Forget, You Are Loved

This is a simple card I made with handmade paper. I lined the inside with a cut of scrapbook paper and embellished it with 2 felt flowers and a ribbon. I think the way the fold is offset adds a nice element of beauty, don’t you agree?

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DIY: Silk Ribbon on Vintage Perfume Bottle

Recently, I have been experimenting with hand dyed silk ribbon for crafts. I love how the colors mimic the patterns I can get in my watercolor paints. I also have enjoyed shredding the edges of the ribbon to get interesting frayed curling effects.

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“Wonderful” Handmade Paper Doily Card

Last week I shared with you how easy and fast it is to make a giftable journal out of a sheet of felt and some office paper. This week, I am continuing the “Thank You” theme with a darling little handmade paper doily card I made with paper scraps. This is perfect for everyday use or you…

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Paper Bird with Journal Sketch

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A quick pencil sketch of this little paper bird. He was staring back at me from my craft table as I was making the Felt Thank You Journal and I couldn’t resist. Enjoy!

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Art Licensing Agent: Suzanne Cruise

art licensing agent interview with suzanne-cruise hosted by monica-lee

Monica Lee of Smartcreativewomen.com recently interviewed art licensing agent Suzanne Cruise. Their interview touches on so many need-to-know points about the state of art licensing today. I have listened to hundreds of talks on art licensing over the years and this is one of the most authentic perspectives on working with companies and agents, even helpful for a self-represented artist like myself.

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