My New Project: Art Meets Books

By Amanda Sue / March 7, 2018 / 4 Comments

Last October, I realized that I was no longer happy with my blog. I had been struggling to come up with topics that were appropriately business-y enough for a virtual assistant’s blog. I was on a creative high, having just ended a 30 day challenge, of live hand lettering on Facebook. A chat with a […]

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Inktober: Super Cute Octopus

By Amanda Sue / October 10, 2017 / 0 Comments

Every year I look at Inktober, and every year I forget about it before it starts. But this year, Amanda Kammarada mentioned that she was thinking about doing it. So I messaged her, and said “hey! I’ve been eyeballing Inktober too… let’s do it!” She messaged me back, and an accountability partner was created! Some […]

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70+ Ways to be More Creative

By Amanda Sue / October 18, 2016 / 1 Comment

How many times have you heard someone say, “oh I’m not creative… but I wish I was” or “I’m not creative, but my mom/dad/uncle/sister is”? If you’re anything like me, you’re torn between feeling sorry for them, and wanting to shake them. We’ve put creativity into a tiny, narrow box. If you were to ask […]

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7 Creativity Boosting Coloring Books (that will look cool in your pillow fort)

By Amanda Sue / April 5, 2016 / 1 Comment

I love coloring books. There. I said it. Just kidding, that really didn’t need declaring, yet somehow we feel the need to clarify that we’re using “adult coloring books”, or “Prismacolor pencils”, or *insert expensive art supply here*. Or it’s declared, but as a defiant joke… “I’m tired of adulting, so I’m gonna make a […]

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What Happens When You Learn That You’re An Artist?

By Amanda Sue / March 21, 2016 / 8 Comments

Quite frankly, I don’t remember what it’s like to not be able to read. I don’t remember what it’s like to not know my colors, or numbers, or how to cook. Education is an incredible thing… it not only changes your future, but it re-shapes your past. A similar (and most interesting) thing happens when you […]

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The Undervaluing of Artisans

By Amanda Sue / March 15, 2016 / 5 Comments

I always hesitate when telling someone that I’m going to do a rant post. In the back of my mind I feel like they think I’m about to launch into a Peter Griffin style “you know what really grinds my gears” type rant. So at the risk of someone thinking I’m a Family Guy fan […]

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