Category Archives: Artist Life

Make Mistakes on Purpose

When you start a project, an artwork, anything at all. That blank page can be awfully intimidating. It can hold all sorts of imagined expectations, fears, a bunch of nasty thoughts in that head of yours. Make a mistake on … Continue reading

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Sketchbooks & Notebooks and Journals, Oh My!

A few weeks ago, I published my first post about self-publishing so you’d think I’d be past the initial excitement. Nope! I love learning how to create sketchbooks & journals that other people will use. I keep imagining what you … Continue reading

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Steps to Self-Publishing

This is not something I expected to blog about. I’m an artist and occasional writer — but a self-publisher? Apparently, yes. I’ve been off work for a few months for health reasons. But because I struggle with anxiety and depression, … Continue reading

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Kids’ Easels, Part 2

Part 1 was a good start, but if you’re a parent and you’re trying to make a decision, you need more details! Let’s take a look: This post will focus on just one thing: kids’ easels. I’m a parent, an … Continue reading

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Get Your Crayons Ready

…or pencil crayons, markers, maybe even paints? If you like colouring or you’re willing to give it a go, I created my first colouring page and I’d love it if you downloaded a copy. It’ll cost you a dollar, so … Continue reading

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A Wish List for Young Artists, Part 1

I thought that most people think in pictures like me, but apparently this isn’t true! For me, everything is visual. When you speak to me, I imagine what something looks like — even if you’re giving me directions to go … Continue reading

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Come and Visit Me in My Studio

*cue the cheesy commercial intro from somewhere in ’80s TV history Colleen casually turns around and acts surprised to see a film crew in her face and begins to talk to the world on the other side of the lens… … Continue reading

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The Audacity

I am not a natural writer. I am a natural artist. But when I began blogging, I discovered that writing helped me think through my ideas in a way that came more naturally than speaking. This meant a lot to … Continue reading

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