Posts by Noelle

10 ways to make money as an artist or creative

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  Last week I shared all about how to jump from your 9-5 into your creative business. You can read all about there here.   Today I’m sharing 10 money making ideas specifically for artists and creatives. I believe the world is a better place when we get to share out gifts with the world…

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So you want to go for your dreams, but how… really?

white lights across store

Tonight I was asked the question, “How did you get the courage to drop the things(like a draining 9-5), and pursue your passion? How did you know you wouldnt fail? Mostly….how do you stay motivated when/if the future seems unclear??”   My answer is creative specific but I think it can help others as well. Feel…

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Mr. Rogers portrait done in colored pencils

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I poured my heart into this new portrait of Mr. Rogers, this one took me around 12-14 hours.  The portrait is a little larger than my other colored pencil portraits (around 11″x14″).  I love being able to capture more detail in these larger sizes than I can in the smaller 5″x7″ size. I made this…

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New portrait – a man nicknamed Dauber

Noelle drawing portrait of man

Brand new portrait is finished. I’m loving how much detail these colored pencils are allowing me to get. See the video come to life in this time lapse video: If that video has problems loading you can also click here. Here are some detailed sneak peeks:   I’m obsessively practicing and learning more as I…

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DIY lantern style patio decor

diy patio decor

Last month I was determined to figure out how to build an oversized statement piece for my patio.  I looked through our woodpile and found some squares of wood, some 2″x 2″ pieces of wood and a few other scraps until I found some big enough to work for what I had in mind. I…

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bringing ornaments into Mother’s Day and funerals

ornament hanging from vase

Last fall while having a coffee date with one of my oldest friends she told me that she has the ornaments she bought from me hanging in her kitchen. Then another customer sent me a photo of her ornament hanging from the top knob on a canister.  hmmm, it got me thinking.  Why can’t these…

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