BIG WHEEL O’ COLOR | sometimes boring browns

I recently added 9 new Daniel Smith watercolors to my palette and I thought I would share my thoughts on them and I how I envision using them in future work. Here are the next two for you to consider adding to your ever-growing Daniel Smith palette! DANIEL SMITH | yavapai genuine Apache legend speaks of a single dove that left …

BIG WHEEL O’ COLOR | limited loveliness

I recently added 9 new Daniel Smith watercolors to my palette and I thought I would share my thoughts on them and I how I envision using them in future work. Last week we covered yellows – this week, a new favorite orange and a meek little violet. DANIEL SMITH (PR168) | anthraquinoid scarlet is a deep, transparent orange. In a wash, …

A Color Narrative Workshop — Winner! Winner!

We have a winner! A BIG HAPPY CONGRATS TO — FAYEAOWENS! I will be sending you a DM on instagram with details! I can’t wait to see you in class! Thank you everyone for the sweet comments and new follows! Stay tuned for more fun!      

the stamps are here. get inspired!

You guys! The day is here and so are the stamps! Can we get a big “yippy skippy!!!” But first let’s give some cheers for the winner from yesterday’s blog giveaway. Are you ready, can you hear the drum roll! A happy congrats and wahoo goes to… Courtney Walsh! The stamps are ready to skip to their new homes and studios. Ready …

everyday superpowers. what are yours?

I am so excited to share my new line of stamps! If you loved my bitty, illustrated girls but would like to just skip the drawing part and jump right into the coloring goodness – you’ll love these! I have joined up with stamping bella  to create my first set of stamps – and each one has a story to tell …

wheel o’ color and texas shenanigans

  Many, many messages have popped into my inbox about my new palette. It is AWESOME! You can see it in action HERE, buy one of your own HERE and at my in-person classes of course. Where can I join in on the fun, you ask? Lubbock, TX is up next and there are a few spots left. We will …

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blog hop book giveaway!

It’s great when you have great friends who also happen to be great artists and authors!  So I rounded them up for a blog hop book giveaway! Annie O’Brien Gonzalez of Bold Expressive Painting Carrie Schmitt of Painted Blossoms Gina Rossi Armfield of No Excuses Watercolor and me (of course!) Danielle Donaldson author of Creative Girl Use the form below to enter to My creativeGIRL Book Drawing! Then, Visit …

website love. designing for the creative.

my creative evolution has been a slow-but-steady one. not always because I am thoughtful or plan out what I do but because I get bogged down with the details. i can turn a simple change into a 32 page project with sub-level to-do’s faster than anyone I know. and most of the time I stall in big ways. this year …

creativeGIRL book shenanigans 

creativeGIRL: mixed media techniques for an artful life. My very own book is now officially shipping to all sorts of creative corners of the world. Pretty darn amazing. And I couldn’t have done it without you. YES. You. Thank you for all the LIKES, the WOOHOO’s, the YOUCANDOITIKNOWITSHARDDANIELLE’s, and the ICANHARDLYWAIT’s Over the course of the next few days and …

i feel like it has been forever.

possibly because it has. i must admit, blogging and website updates are not my faves. i wish i felt compelled to write more but if I have to choose between art and blogging. well. posts will be rare. but there are so many wonderful things happening right now in my creative world that I thought I would just list them …

creativeGIRL: storybooks and studious girls (new online course!)

well happy sparkly new year peeps! i hope that each of you had an amazing end to 2014 and a splendid start to 2015! yesterday, earlybird registration opened for my new online course – creativeGIRL: Storybooks and studious girls (Content available March 16). And we are off to a roaring start with almost 200 sassy, creative souls in just over …