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How to Draw a Tulip
Wanna know how to draw a tulip step-by-step? Great! Because I’m about to teach you how. I also have some free worksheets if you’re interested. The worksheets (nearly 30 of them!) have step-by-step tutorials for a bunch of other flowers – sunflowers, daisies, dahlias, peonies, and others. Like I said, a BUNCH of other flowers.
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Modern Calligraphy: The Entire Uppercase Alphabet
Ever wonder how to write the entire uppercase alphabet? In the video for this post, I write the whole uppercase alphabet in real-time using a basic modern calligraphy style. This is the style I always recommend for beginners. I definitely recommend watching the video (it’s only five minutes!) to get the most out of it. 🙂 Enjoy!
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5 Signs You May Be Undercharging
If you’re an artist who does client work, you’ve defffffffinitely undercharged at some point. A ton of people probably still are… In this post, I go over 5 telltale signs that you’re undercharging.
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5 Signs You May Be Undercharging
If you’re an artist who does client work, you’ve defffffffinitely undercharged at some point. A ton of people probably still […]
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5 Simple Bujo Floral Doodles
No artistic skills? No problem. You can definitely draw these. Seriously. These are five super simple floral doodles that you can easily use in your bullet journal (or wherever else you want). I catch myself doodling these exact things all over everything. So fair warning – once they’re in your head, they’re not gonna leave.
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6 Steps to Learn Modern Calligraphy
When I started my calligraphy journey, I wished there was a step by step list of the best way to learn. It just didn’t exist. Until NOW. Over the last five years, I’ve taught over 250,000 students how to learn calligraphy. I’ve continued to improve and tweak, and I’ve figured out a REALLY good system… If I may so so myself. 🙂
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5 Tips For Calligraphy Posture
Have you ever wondered what’s the best posture for doing calligraphy? In this post, I’m going to share my top five posture tips for you!
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Learn Calligraphy in 5(ish) Minutes With Just a PENCIL!
If you’ve ever wanted to try calligraphy, but (let’s be honest)… you’re sort of lazy and don’t feel like really learning and going in depth. Then I got you.
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Easy Watercolour Valentines Day Cards
You know the little valentines that kids typically exchange for Valentine’s Day? That’s what we’re going to make today! (Although there are no rules saying adults can’t exchange these too.)
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Signing Up Course is Here
It’s HEEEERE! Mabz and I officially released our course: Signing Up Signing Up is ALL about signage! In this course, we to teach you, step-by-step, all the tips and tricks you need to flawlessly create your own large-scale signage. Check out allllll the details at SigningUpCourse.com!
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15 Ways To Write Letter E in Brush Calligraphy
Next up: Letter E! If you’re new here, I’m working on a series about how to write capital letters in brush calligraphy […]
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3 Signage Pro Hacks (you need to know!)
Over the years, Mabz and I have picked up some pretty handy tips and tricks (pro hacks things) that save us tons of time when we’re doing signage projects. But… we had no idea these even existed until we actually started doing it ourselves and discovered these tips for ourselves.
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Super Signage Surface Stand-Off: SURVIVOR-STYLE
Mabz came back for another signage post! If you don’t know her, Mabz (with @chalkedbymabz) and I do a lot of signage projects together (and apart), but mostly together… and we get lots of questions whenever we do. When we talk about signage, we’re talking about if a client hires us for their signs for their wedding (like a seating chart or a welcome sign), or a menu (like a chalkboard menu), or big signs for clients (like restaurants). We’ll also do murals or big storefront windows or big ...
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15 Ways To Write Letter D in Brush Calligraphy
Next up: Letter D! If you’re new here, I’m working on a series about how to write capital letters in brush calligraphy in 15 different ways. I’ve already featured the Letter A, the Letter B, and the Letter C. I’ve created worksheets of 15 styles of every single majuscule letter, which I use in these “15 ways” videos. You can download these worksheets FOR FREE at https://www.thehappyevercrafter.com/freeworksheets
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Starting a Side Hustle Part 3: Pricing Your Work & Getting Clients
It’s finally time for Part 3 of my 3 part series all about starting a side hustle!! In this post, we’re going to talk about how to actually get clients and price your work (don’t be scared!), but this is part 3 for a reason. So at this point, you should have all of that worked out and you’re ready to actually start making some freakin MONEY, amirite? We gotta talk about 2 things if that’s the case…