Thursday, January 25, 2018

FREE Stevie Nicks Printable and New Work in the Shop

Hello again! I just have a quick update to share the newest sign added to my Etsy Shop. My goal is to add many more hand written signs with the lyrics of my favorite songs written on them, but since I move at a snail's pace I only have one to add today. I chose to add a sign with the lyrics to "Landslide" by Stevie Nicks. I grew up listening to her with my girlfriends and I never stop loving her poetry. I chose "Landslide" because it was on of our favorites and because I think the song is so relatable to so many people. 

This sign was painted with acrylic on select pine board. I only hand letter my pieces I never use templates or stencils. This makes each sign unique and shows the art of my hand rather than the art of a computer. Not that there is anything wrong with using computers if that's your thing it is just my preference. 

Now since I love giving away my art almost as much as selling it for a LIMITED TIME I am offering this free download hand written by me with the same lyrics just for fun.

Feel free to download and print away, but please remember this and all of my other pintables are for personal use only. You can download this one for a limited time here.

Monday, January 8, 2018

A Free Color Your Own Calendar Download for You!

Last week I shared my homemade planner and how I keep organized while running my own business and homeschooling my kids. In keeping with the new year theme I created a Color Your Own Calendar to keep on my desk. Today I want to share this calendar with you. It is a fill in the blank style so you can use it year after year.

Please enjoy this free calendar just download, print, and color. 

Share with your kids...this one was colored by my 6 year old.

*For personal use only*

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Creative Planning for 2018

Hi guys! I always love to see how other moms and business creatives plan their work and home life, so for my post today I wanted to show my homemade creative business planner, as well as, my homeschool planner which I use daily with my kids. Seeing as how I run my own creative business and homeschool my kids I'm sure it comes as no surprise that I am a do it yourself type person, and this is my do it yourself planner. The cover artwork however is not my own it belongs to the artist Traci Bautista. I took a business planning class with her in 2012 and used her artwork, and many of her planning pages in my planner...I didn't have the time to make my own... if you ever need to take a class learning the business side of art I truly recommend taking on with her.

I like to start my planning year off with goals I set some for the year as well as goals each month. This helps to keep me focused and organized. I like to be flexible in this area, and go back to it often to make realistic adjustments.

One of my goals for the year is to blog more so I can record what I have been working on in the studio as well as what I have been up to with my kids. This page is another from Traci Bautista. I like how she has a place to write as well as draw ideas. I have these pages printed for every month.

I generate income and ring up expenses from a few different sources. To make things easier for myself at the end of the year I incorporate an income and expense page each month divided by specific categories. I made it simple and to the point It works for me.

I use another one of Traci's fill in calendar pages each month. These are nice because I can print them off and use them each new year. It's a place to record important art shows deadlines and markets. The artwork on the left is mine.

This is my daily planner I use for homeschool and day to day activities for our family. Apparently since I homeschool now I like to laminate everything, so this cover as well as the last have been laminated then spiral bound. I used my binding machine I use to make recycled books for art shows. This is a print of part of a painting I made years ago.

I keep my homeschool planner pretty simple as well with a place for each subject, and a place for daily to dos.  This sheet can be replicated easy and is a fill in the blank style. This is my first year using it and so far so good.

Each month I leave room for important dates and projects.

I fill it in pretty heavy, and not so neat, but the messy notes work for me.

This is my favorite part of my planner... there is room for me to add little notes and keepsakes. Over time this will be a record of my days together with the kiddos. I plan to keep these planners as sort of a scrapbook.

Well that is that.

I had my planner on my mind and wanted to share. It is my attempt to keep things organized around here, although it doesn't always work, and sometimes I totally for get to use it at least I try!

It you have a homemade planner you are proud to call your own please share a link in the comments section below!