Tinkersketch Challenge: Draw Into Wet Paint

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It's been a while since I've posted a Tinkersketch challenge on our blog, and since we've been getting some great tinkersketch feedback on Instagram I thought I'd share a favorite low-stress way to get some paint and marks on paper. I'm all about low-threshold art-making, and don't want anyone to walk away because they're overwhelmed, so I'll always try to offer easy ways … [Read more...]

Make a Sketch: A sketch a day keeps the dullness away

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Do you draw? If so, how do you create time to make a sketch? I try to make a habit of sketching something every day. When I get really busy, which seems like a lot lately, I'm terrible at keeping this promise to myself. If you know my blog, you might remember that I started the Tinkersketch challenge last summer. Basically, it's a simple challenge to make a drawing every … [Read more...]

Tinkersketch Art Ideas

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Are you a creative parent or teacher who's looking for some art ideas? Do you know about the ongoing #Tinkersketch art journal challenge that's brewing over on Instagram? Every day, people just like you and me show up to snap and share photos of their sketchbook art ideas.  The idea behind this challenge is to make a little bit of room in our busy parenting lives to … [Read more...]

Double Page Spread: Week 4 {Inspiration + Art Prompts}

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The Double Page Spread Challenge started just one month ago on May 7, and as of today 105 photos have been uploaded to Instagram with the hashtag #tinkersketch. I'm so grateful for this fun and supportive little (growing) community and look forward to sharing updates and prompts with you each week. Although I started the DPS Challenge with adults in mind, the challenge is … [Read more...]

Double Page Spread: Create Some Distance

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"Distance and difference are the secret tonic of creativity. When we get home, home is still the same. But something in our mind has been changed, and that changes everything."  -Jonah Lehrer Hey there. Yesterday was the bi-monthly Creative Challenge, so I'm a day late with my Double Page Spread (DPS) sketchbook challenge prompts and whatnot. If you're new to this, click here … [Read more...]