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Instructor Interviews Series: Tips for New Teachers

Welcome to Installment #2 of my new Instructor Interviews Series.  My interests vary between artistic endeavors and online courses, so I've reached out to a number of experts in both arenas to ask their thoughts on a variety of teaching issues.  You can see the first installment here: Instructor Interviews Series, Post #1:  What Teachers Love About Teaching. Instructor Interviews Series, Post #2 The people interviewed in this series teach a wide variety of classes on content such as Art Journaling, Art Quilting, Assemblage Sculpture, Digital Marketing, Embroidery, Facebook Advertising, Fiber Arts, Internet Advertising, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Mixed Media Art,…

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Registration is open for Teaching Your Passion™

Registration is now Open! Hello, friends!  Registration is now open for my Teaching Your Passion™ online course.  Registration is open for 7 days and the course begins next Monday, April 23rd.  This is a live 4-week course, and I'm super excited about it! What's it About? Teaching Your Passion™ is chock full of everything you need to learn to teach classes live and online.  I take you from A to Z through all the steps needed to determine what to teach and where to teach it. We cover finding and evaluating teaching opportunities, pitching your ideas to stores and event…

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Instructor Interviews Series: What Teachers Love About Teaching

Welcome to my new Instructor Interviews Series.  My interests vary between artistic endeavors and online courses, so I've reached out to a number of experts in both arenas to ask their thoughts on a variety of teaching issues.  Instructor Interviews Series, Post #1 The people interviewed in this series teach a wide variety of classes on content such as Art Journaling, Art Quilting, Assemblage Sculpture, Digital Marketing, Embroidery, Facebook Advertising, Fiber Arts, Internet Advertising, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Mixed Media Art, Modern Quilting, Online Marketing, Paper-Pieced Quilting, Sewing, and Videography. How's that for a super group of creative categories? Let's kick…

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5 Tips for Dealing with Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome Raise your hand if you've ever felt it… that feeling of anxiety or insecurity about whether you deserve something.  Whether you belong. Imposter Syndrome is self-doubt.  It's limiting beliefs.  It's the fear of what would happen if everyone knew “the real story”… the back story… and are we even qualified for (insert the thing)? What is Imposter Syndrome? I first heard about Imposter Syndrome about 10 years ago.  It crosses all fields. About 70% of the population has experienced it. Even brilliant people like poet and author Maya Angelou. Nobel Laureate Maya Angelou once said: “I have written eleven…

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Colorful Crafts ~ ATCs for National Craft Month

How to Use Distress Inks with Stamps and Stencils Tutorial (Marjie Kemper)

New Info on ATCs: Check out my online mixed media art workshop called All About Artist Trading Cards & Artist Trading Coins (All About ATCs for short!)  All the details are right here. Distress Ink ATC Tutorial Welcome! I'm celebrating National Craft Month today with a tutorial on making some colorful artist trading cards (ATCs) : I went with my “go to” favorite products: Distress Inks, Stamps, and Stencils. I colored the cards using Ink Blending tools, and then stenciled and stamped on them with the same colors. Next I stamped my focal images with Distress Ink and heat embossed…

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Choosing a Charity ~ Suggestions Welcome!

Paying it Forward Hello! I'm writing today to ask for your help on choosing a charity to support with the proceeds from my online course.  I will be donating a portion of the revenue from the April launch of my Teaching Your Passion™ course. I am excited about helping others and paying it forward! Help Me Choose a Charity I'd love to hear your suggestions on places/people to support. I've done a lot of research and am leaning heavily toward Kiva.  Kiva is a 501(c)3 U.S. nonprofit that manages small loans in the amount of $25 and up.  The entire…

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How I Get Repinned Over 3,000 Times Every Week

Hi friends! Today's post contains affiliate links which can be used at no cost to you.  As always, I only promote services and products that I trust and use for my own business. Pinterest ~ the Numbers Do you use Pinterest for marketing?  Pinterest is the #1 driver of traffic to my website.  I have 36,000 followers over there and maintaining an active presence is important to me. Pinterest ~ the Tailwind Scheduler I've been using the Tailwind scheduler to schedule my pins for the last three years, and my content is consistently re-pinned more than 3,000 times every week. …

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Mixed Media Canvas Collage Tutorial

Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial Hello!  Thanks for the visit.  This post was originally published in 2016.  Here is how I made this canvas which measures 18″ square and 2″ deep: Base Layer My base was some torn patterned tissue paper (Rebekah Meier) adhered with matte medium. I enjoyed this slow process very much. It took about a week to complete the canvas, working in stages and of course (my favorite) layers. Additional Layers I started layering on paint and gelatos using brushes, baby wipes, and my fingers, and then I added some torn book pages and circular collage elements. A…

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Course Update + Special Offer

Enrollment is Rocking! We have students already enrolled from Canada, India, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the USA!  Thanks for your support and enthusiasm, and for such at a great start to enrollment for my Teaching Your Passion™ online course.  Scroll down for a special 4-day offer. This 4-week live course begins on Monday, January 29th. What's it About? Teaching Your Passion™ is chock full of everything you need to learn to teach classes live and online.  I cover everything from determining what to teach, finding teaching opportunities, pitching your ideas to stores and event organizers, getting hired, getting paid, dealing…

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Pinterest Inspiration

Need some art eye candy?  I thought I'd share a few of my most popular Pinterest boards while I am busy getting my Teaching Your Passion™ online course in order. Thanks so much for the amazing response to the course — it's almost ready and I just cannot wait to share it with you! (If you want to be the first to hear when it's live, let me know here.) In the meantime, here's some colorful inspiration.  Click the link below the photo to see all the art on each board, and if you like what you see, follow me…

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