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It’s been so much fun sharing these amazing artists with you and our final Spotlight Artist, Cynthia Shaffer, wraps up our first series with a great big dose of inspiration for you! I’ve drooled over Cynthia’s creative exploits on social media for years and I love that she’s always trying new things....

Our Spotlight Artist of the week is none other than Jan Avellana. Jan’s sweet, magical illustrative work has been tickling my soul for years, and as I write this, a glass of water sits to my side on my desk, atop a quilted “mug rug” that I created several years back from fat quarters that came from a line of fabrics she designed. In that way, her cheerful style greets me every day!...

Our Spotlight Artist of the week is none other than Roben-Marie Smith. Roben-Marie’s playfully-edgy, highly-graphic work is something I’ve been familiar with for quite a while, as she was a contributing artist in many of the books I edited over the years. However, having never personally watched her “in action” before viewing her 21 SECRETS Paper, Glue, Scissors workshop—Snipped to Art Bits—I was thrilled to finally get an intimate look at her composition thought process....

Last week on the blog I introduced you to Quinn Tempest -- my beloved designer and brand manager here at Dirty Footprints Studio.  Quinn (who I affectionately love to call The Quinnster)  is also a dear friend of mine and through the years it's been fun to support one another as entrepreneurs and creatives.  That's why I was quick to say yes when Quinnster invited me to be a guest on her Purpose Driven Entrepreneur series. ...

For years now I've been a huge fan of the New Moon Calendar Journal, even though I very rarely share about it online.   As a working artist, I got to admit, it's nice to have some things I create be solely for me.  But today, after I finished my "new moon mandala" (as April the creator of the journal calls it) I had the itch to share it on Instagram and Facebook.  I also made a...