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Inspired by the Cotswolds, England

I still remember visiting the Cotswolds, England like it was yesterday. We stayed in the most charming hotel in Lower Slaughter, called The Slaughters Country Inn (formerly Washbourne Court Hotel after the family who

My Favorite Art Supplies

Often I’m asked what art supplies I use when I illustrate. I won’t lie, I do have quite an arsenal of supplies, as I love to try new products and learn new mediums, but

Creative Travel: Capturing the Look of a Neighborhood – A Walk Down Grand Ave, South San Francisco (incl Free Printable Coloring Page)

Trying to capture a neighborhood or location with a few simple drawings can sometimes feel like a daunting task! Take any given neighborhood, from residential to downtown and it’s easy to become overwhelmed by

Travel Story – Cabins of Lake Tahoe

One of my favorite things to do when I’m in Tahoe is to take long walks. Walks along the lakeside are amazing, but I also love to wander in and out of the neighborhoods

At Home Creative Adventures: Be a Naturalist for a Day (plus Free Printable Journal)

Nature is all around us, whether it is in your backyard, in a park, in the country, or even on your balcony in the city! Be a naturalist for a day and head outside

The Only Art on the Go Supply You Need

The simplest art on the go supply you really need is a pen and a small sketchbook! It can be a black pen, ballpoint pen, or even a marker! A black pen and a

At Home Creative Adventures: Learn French and Make a Doodle Word Book

Doodle your way to learning a new language by making a mini-book filled with foreign words to learn. Think of all the possibilities! You could make one of these before each trip to familiarize

How to Make a Mini-Journal or Sketchbook

I’m a huge fan of mini things– especially sketchbooks and journals. The big blank page staring in front of you becomes much less intimidating when it is smaller! Below is one of the most

At Home Creative Adventures: Take Out Sushi Collage

Celebrate your favorite take out food with this creative collage exercise! Everyday Creative Adventures at Home: Take Out Sushi Collage by Betsy Beier This may look a lot more complicated than it actually is, but don’t

At Home Creative Adventures: Pantry Raid

Our pantries offer us an unlimited number of things to draw, we just need to open them up and see what’s inside. Choose the most colorful item, your favorite food, or one with a