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How to Choose a Color Palette

How to Choose a Color Palette

I asked members of The Turquoise Iris’s Creative Connection what things they struggled with the most. While time management came in at number one, surprisingly close behind was “how to choose a color palette!” You’d think, as artists, we’d have an endless supply of...

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Time Management Tips for Artists

Time Management Tips for Artists

Whenever I ask members of my community what they’re struggling with the most or what they need the most help with, about 50% of the responses are just one simple word: TIME. We all struggle with time — whether you’re a CEO, a stay-at-home-mom, an artist, or the...

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Art Studio Organization

Art Studio Organization

In my time as an artist and creative coach I have met hundreds of artists, and almost all of us struggle with the same thing: art studio organization. Before I go on and tell you my tips for organizing your home studio, you need to know that my studio is never...

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Journal Ideas for Artists

Journal Ideas for Artists

Whether you’ve been writing in a journal every day for a decade or you’re completely new to the practice, daily journaling can be a reallyI powerful tool for your creativity toolkit! I know I’m not alone when I say that there are some days when I just wake up in a...

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Christmas Party Outfits

Christmas Party Outfits

‘Tis the season… for PARTIES! It's that time of year when we get together with friends, family, and even coworkers to celebrate the holiday season! I don't love cold weather or Christmas colors all that much, so when it comes time for me to put together Christmas...

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Unique Gift Ideas

Unique Gift Ideas

Whether you’re shopping for yourself or the creatives in your life, these unique gift ideas are a powerful way to show your favorite artists that they are seen.  Unique Gift Ideas Here are some fun, and definitely unique, gift ideas that artists will love. Unique...

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Holiday Gift Ideas

Holiday Gift Ideas

Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas for Small Businesses: It’s no secret that tons of big stores are getting hit with supply chain problems, which means that small businesses have a competitive advantage this holiday season! If you haven’t already, remind your customers...

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FAQs About Art Prints

FAQs About Art Prints

I’ll be releasing my first set of art prints in a few short weeks and I couldn’t be more excited! The process of making prints of my art, let alone selling and shipping them, always seemed a little bit daunting. There seemed to be so many obstacles, so many moving...

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Boho Living Room Inspiration

Boho Living Room Inspiration

One of the best parts of being a creative is seeing where my works end up! I love it when clients and customers send me pictures of my art in their homes because it gives me a glimpse into who they are. Our rooms say a lot about us as people, especially when it...

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Timeless Fall Outfits

Timeless Fall Outfits

One of my favorite things about fall is creating outfits that are all about LAYERS! I always feel so cozy when I get to stack on layers of color, texture, and patterns to create warm fall outfits that make me feel great. One of the most important fall accessories,...

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DIY Art Hacks

DIY Art Hacks

If you’re here then you already know that being an artist is soooo much more than putting some color on a canvas. There are so many additional little skills that we must learn along the way, especially when it comes to staging and photographing our work because a...

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DIY Furniture Makeover

DIY Furniture Makeover

Say hello to Memories from Martinique! This MASSIVE DIY wardrobe makeover was a huge undertaking but, boy, what a dream to paint! When I saw those lovely front panels and carved florals I knew I had to have her.  Hand-Painted Wardrobe As with all my pieces, I knew...

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Art Guide: Paint Pigments

Art Guide: Paint Pigments

I have been DYING for DIY Paint to release their new paint pigments and they are finally here and better than I ever could have imagined. These hyper-pigmented Making Powders are perfect for all creative projects! Keep reading to learn more about them.. What are...

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The Ultimate Guide to Paint Tools
The Ultimate Paint Tool Guide

The Ultimate Paint Tool Guide

One of my goals as an artist and creative coach is to empower all creatives to believe that they are capable of anything they put their minds to! My motto has always been this: If I can do it, you can do it. Once upon a time I didn’t believe that I was a “real”...

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Pinterest for Creatives

Pinterest for Creatives

Let me start off by saying that I am not a Pinterest expert! I’m just a big fan of it and use it often for my business and my personal life. This is just a collection of tips from one creative to another. That said, I LOVE Pinterest and use it daily! You can see my...

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Green Furniture Inspiration
Green Furniture Inspiration

Green Furniture Inspiration

While green might not be the Pantone Color of the Year (that honor went to Ultimate Grey and Illuminating yellow), it’s definitely the color of spring around here! The color palette for Issue 03 of The Turquoise Iris Journal is entirely shades of green and St....

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Abstract Art for Beginners

Abstract Art for Beginners

I’ll just say it right out: abstract art is intimidating! Looking at a blank canvas is hard enough when you have a concrete image in your mind, let alone when you’re working to create something that’s never existed before. Abstract canvas art doesn’t have to be...

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