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To show or not to show, free download

Sometimes I wonder if it’s wise to show your process from very bad to not so bad. I was looking through my archives (and some posts have broken images because I imported this blog from a Jekyll site), to  see where I was a year ago. Also, I went into my physical archives (to cringe a little) and see my initial sketches. A sure sign …

Using hand-drawn overlays to spice up your images

Let’s say you want to add that hand-drawn look to your images but you don’t really draw, or you don’t have time to do the whole process of doodling, scanning, retouching, exporting and then building your images. You can use pre-made hand drawn clip art as overlays. These look really cute and give your images a fresh look. Instead of using pixel-perfect circles and frames …

Design your own stationary, plus a free download!

I recently released my newest clipart set: A call from nature, it includes a wreath, a pattern and individual elements to create a great variety of designs, including a Mother’s day card or simply to send a message to your loved ones. This clip art set was born as usual, with pencil and paper. The process is a bit long but it’s so rewarding. I …

A mushroom clip art set and pattern – freebie

Watercolors are my relax therapy. It’s lovely that a jar of water and a pan of color can make me forget about everything else. Yesterday I thought I’d make some mushrooms, I wanted to try a new brush. One thing I’m terrible at is working with paper. Cutting and folding evenly is impossible for me, so there goes my dream of learning how to bind …

Watercolor textures – free download

Yup, watercolors are popular but for good reason, they are beautiful, fun, colorful. They give the web a delicious texture and feeling. I’m having a blast with them. I’m not exceptionally good with them but you can see a couple of my pieces here. Here are a few quick watercolor textures that you can use for your blog, for a logo, as simple textures or whatever …