This month’s Sketchbox came with pastel pans, foam tools, a fine tip black pen/marker and an eraser. Watch the video to see how I created this little bird painting using these art supplies.I did use a small brush (which was not included) & some water to create a watercolor effect with the pastels.
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Do you ever wonder how much money you’ve wasted over the years because of dried-up paints? I know I have wasted more than I’d like…even though I am very conscientious about it. When I’m done for the day but still have more work to do on an acrylic painting, I would put my palette in a plastic ziploc bag and place it in the freezer or refrigerator. If I had a lot of a color left over that wasn’t mixed with another color, I’d go as far as to use my finger to swipe up the color and put it back in the bottle. These methods weren’t great. Many times the paint was ruined.
I have a SOLUTION for you! You just have to purchase the Masterson Sta-Wet Palette available from Dick Blick. Watch the video above to see how it works but I can tell you, it’s AMAZING! Say buh-bye to wasting your acrylic paints! The money you save in paint will pay for your new Masterson Sta-Wet Palette in no time. Click image and it will take you directly to the page you need if you’d like to start saving your paint today!
Unboxing Demdaco You are not going to believe how amazingly beautiful the new angels turned out that Demdaco made from my artwork. I am so very grateful to be working with a company with such high standards. As I’m opening the boxes, it sounds like I’m just seeing them for the first time. Well…it kind of […]
My First SketchBox Have you heard of SketchBox yet? I saw an advertisement for it somewhere…I think it was on Pinterest….and it immediately piqued my interest. I mean, who doesn’t love surprises, right? So what the heck is it? SketchBox is a monthly subscription. You’ll receive new art supplies delivered to your doorstep each […]
Product Review: Proportion Scale Have you ever needed to enlarge an image and guessed at it? Then crumpled the copy up into a ball and threw it away because it wasn’t the right size?……and you repeat this over and over until you’re ready to scream??? Well, no more!! The proportion scale is hear to help! It’s an […]
Recognize Fake Productivity from Real Productivity How much of your day is spent on fake productivity vs. REAL productivity? Do you even know what is considered fake and what is considered real productivity? A quick way to figure it out is to ask yourself before doing a task, “will this move my business forward? Will the […]
Only 62 More Days… Have you accomplished all that you set out to accomplish in 2016? If not, now is the time to buckle down and with laser focus attack those last few goals. You still have time. YOU CAN DO IT! Now is the perfect time to look at your list of goals you […]
Unboxing & Product Review: Sharpie Paint Markers & Pitt Pens Looking for a marker that won’t bleed through your paint or smear when it gets wet? I’ve got the perfect marker for you! Sharpie Oil-based Paint Markers are perfect for such applications as drawing on canvas before painting or drawing accents on a finished painting. […]
Take a Break! Even though interruptions in our work can be annoying at times, taking a couple short breaks in the day are more productive than not. In my case, it’s my dog, Athena, that forces me to take a break a couple times during the work day. She is only 2 years old and […]
Spoonflower I am excited and delighted to start designing and selling fabric on Spoonflower. I uploaded this image over a year ago to Spoonflower but then let it set. Evidently I wasn’t ready. But now, yes I am. I ordered a swatch of it for proofing. Once I approve it, it will be ready to […]
Welcome! My name is Teresa Kogut and I'm delighted you're here. Through this blog I want to share with you life lessons, inspirational stories, tips for artists, how to stay motivated, the power of positivity and most of all to awaken your imagination and creativity. EVERYONE has imagination and creativity - it just needs to be nurtured. I will share my knowledge and experience of being a 21-year veteran licensed artist - from how to grow an art biz to the mistakes you want to avoid. Enjoy your visit and come back often... inspiration awaits!
Teresa has been licensing her art since 1996. She currently partners with several companies manufacturing hundreds of products in the marketplace featuring her art.
Although her licensing career has been very successful, recently Teresa has ventured into encouraging others to find their creative path in life. Sharing her knowledge & experience in order to help other creative people grow their businesses & create the life of their dreams. Teresa launched the Gather, Dream, Create Inner Circle August 2013 in the hopes of bringing like-minded people together to create, share, learn & dream!
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