Why Every Artist Needs A Mod Notebook

Mod Notebooks for every artist

I used to LOOOOOOVE Moleskine notebooks. The thick pages and hard cover really won me over. Not to mention the social community of artists they have. However, a few months ago I found these wondrous, perfectly-sized sketchbooks called Mod Notebooks and I think I have a new love in my life.

thick notebook pages

These notebooks also have nice thick pages and a hard cover, so what’s the difference?

Mod Notebooks- welcome page

Well, with Mod Notebooks, I have the ability to digitize all of my drawings. Read the whole post

Take the #inktober Drawing Challenge!

Take the #inktober challenge

So, I know I’m getting a bit of a late start here, but it’s October, which means that it’s time for #inktober. And I want you to participate.

What is #inktober?

#inktober is a challenge that artists (and non-artists) all over the world take to improve their ink drawing habits. All you have to do is pick up a pen and draw something once a day, every other day or once a week.

You don’t have to be an artist. Read the whole post

Amazing Design Inspiration Website: From Up North

I found this website today that I’ve never heard of before. It’s called From Up North. I have no idea how I’ve never heard of it because it is a GREAT site for design and all types of creative inspiration. You’ll never have a problem becoming inspired again.

From up North is a design blog focusing on promoting and inspiring creatives all over the world. We deliver inspiration within Graphic Design, Advertising, Photography, Illustration, Web Design, Motion Graphics, Print & Packaging just to name a few.

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Why You Should Draw Even If You Don’t Think You Can

Why everyone should draw When I was a kid, I was always drawing or coloring in those cheap yellow-paged, blue-lined notebooks. Surprisingly, there wasn’t anyone in my family that was particularly artistic that could teach me techniques or give me advice, so I learned by drawing what was in front of me. It was the perfect way for me to learn and it became somewhat of an addiction. Now, I realize that not everyone thinks they have the ability draw, and maybe you think I’m naive for thinking anybody can. Read the whole post

Why I Love Art

the best art quote
In a few simple words, this is why I love art. Somehow, getting lost in your own work allows you time to think and become things you never imagined. Join us in the #onething project on Google+ and create something (anything) new every day. Use the hashtag! There are so many opportunities to create and to find yourself… or lose yourself. Whichever you prefer.

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The Hemloft: The Ultimate Tree House

Hemloft tree house

Who doesn’t love a tree house? You can’t honestly say that you didn’t make a tree house as a kid, right? I hope not. I was always climbing around when I was little and making tree houses was one of my favorite past times. This tree house is waaaaay beyond anything I could’ve dreamed up though. this is just proof that you should never let go of your childhood hobbies. As an adult you can make them so much greater. Read the whole post

Where to Find Creative Inspiration on the Web

Last week, I wrote an article on how to beat creative block. From that article, I got a lot of questions about where I look for inspiration. That is a good question. Aside from going for a walk or talking to someone else, I get creative inspiration from other people. There is a pool of artists and designers out there who upload their work and ideas to websites and forums. But, which are the best ones to browse when you’re stuck in a rut? Read the whole post

How to Beat Creative Block

It doesn’t matter if you’re a writer, an artist, or a designer; all creatives get creative block and many of us just ride it out. One day you’ll get another great idea. But you have to beat it! Creative block is a mind set and you can’t let it take over or it will consume other areas of your life. So I’ve compiled some of my best remedies for overcoming it.

How to Beat Creative Block

Creative Block Busters You Can Use Right Now


I’m sure you’ve heard this one before, but it is an incredible (yes, I’m that enthusiastic about it) exercise to get all of your ideas out on the table. Read the whole post

#onething Creative Challenge

You’re busy. You have so much to do every day and I can totally relate. But when do you find time to do something just for you? Creativity is a massive energy booster and it makes you feel like you’ve accomplished more than just your daily schedule, so I am urging you to take the #onething creative challenge.

#onething creative challenge

The challenge: create one new thing every day for one year. The idea came out of the re:Design community in Google+ and has flourished ever since. Read the whole post