How to Save Custom Swatches in Adobe Illustrator

Hey there future Illustrator pro - yeah, I'm talking to you! I know how frustrating it is when you open Illustrator and quickly realize things that should be simple (like creating custom color swatches), well... aren't really that simple at all. Like maybe...

How to Improve your Creative Confidence by Doodling Daily

*this post contains affiliate links* Stop Saying this to Yourself A moment of inspiration. A few swift strokes for a sketch. Detailing the final piece. You’re satisfied and feeling confident - you’ve created something you’re excited to share! But after you take a...

How to Blend Color the Easy Way in Illustrator

Have you ever felt frustrated trying to color in Illustrator* knowing there had to be an easier, faster way? I'm here to tell you there totally is using the Blend Tool. (*This post contains an affiliate link for Adobe Illustrator, a program I...

I Found Passion and Freedom in a Design Program

As a creative person, I've dabbled in everything from painting, to dancing, to drawing, to ceramics. I love it all and focusing on one passion, or one medium has always been something I've struggled with. I'd learn a little of this, and a...

Fear is a Liar – 10 Truths You Need to Read Today

One of the things I learned in the past few years was that fear was keeping me from reaching my goals. I remember it going off in my head one day like a lightbulb. I thought, "What if... I just went for it anyway?" The results? You're looking at it now. It...

How to Create Perfect Repeating Patterns in Illustrator

This post contains an affiliate link for Adobe Illustrator, a program I use each day in my illustration business. I earn a small commission if you purchase from my link but the cost is the same for you. One of the very first things I wanted to...

9 Things to Try When You Need to Bring Back your Mojo

  For creative folks like us, our "mojo" is our magic sparkle dust. It's what keeps us creating into the wee hours of the morning, jotting down ideas on the back of Starbucks receipts, and spending all of our money on art and craft supplies. Our "mojo" is more than...

Create Simple, Beautiful Flowers in Illustrator

Today I'm sharing with you how to create simple flowers using the rotate tool, copy and duplicate action shortcut, and adjusting the handles on your anchor points. Sound complicated? It's not, I promise, just watch and see: Not so bad, right? 🙂 You can use this...