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Tutorial Tuesday: 2 Tips for Mural Painting in a Small Space

art diy mural tutorial tuesday Jun 16, 2020

I love a fun mural. You want flamingos in your guest bathroom? IGOTCHU. Here's the thing - painting in a bathroom has different rules than painting in a common area. For instance, you have to consider the size of the room and how it will look in the reflection of the mirror.

Coincidentally, I just showed the Nerky Art Club kids members an easy way to paint flamingos this month. Not in the club? Check it out here.

The walls in this bathroom were already a pale green, and it's a fairly small...

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Tips for Dying Your Hair Fun Colors At Home

diy tutorial tuesday May 19, 2020

We’re fans of fun summer hair colors in my house. I generally stick with pinks and purples and my son likes greens and blues. What’s the harm in it? School is out and most dyes wash out pretty fast. Here’s what I know about the crazy color dyes I’ve tried.

First, with every one of the fun color dyes, it will work best and give the brightest results on pre-dyed blonde hair. Ever since that one time in high school when box hair dye turned my hair an unfortunate shade of...

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How to replace the staples on plantation shutters

Do you have plantation shutters that don’t attach right to the center tilt rod anymore? Me too. Here’s how to fix it – it’s quick and easy and anyone can do it with a pair of needle nose pliers, or even a pair of tweezers. Maybe even just your fingers – you do you. I shared this on Instagram a while back, but I’m putting it here because I get asked so often!

Replacing your Louver Staples on Plantation Shutters


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Logo Design + How to Paint a Logo on the Wall

Friends, I've been designing logos for a looooong time. I like a clean, crisp, simple logo design, and I hate certain fonts for logos (ahem, Papyrus, Comic Sans, Bradley Hand). Those fonts have their time and place, but for the love, not in a logo! 

*steps down from soap box*

This business needed a new logo, and then they wanted it painted on the wall. Their logo needed to be more versatile and modern and convey "flexibility". I'll go into the ins and outs of my process for...

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How to Draw a Rose

It's Tutorial Tuesday and with Valentine's Day coming up, here's a quick way you can add a rose to the love notes you'll be writing.

Start with the bottom-most petal of the rose and move up and in and you go, finishing the flower with the overlapping back petals. Add the stem and leaves last. Make sure your petals come to a slight rounded point, and that's it! Now you can add some zhuzh to your love notes, or maybe just to your notebook while you're on conference calls.

We're focusing...

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Importing Coloring Pages to Procreate

tutorial tuesday Jan 21, 2020

Procreate is the best drawing app for the iPad if you're on a budget, hands down! It's $10 (one time, not a subscription) and you can illustrate, doodle, create animations and more. Today, I'm showing you how to upload the coloring pages in the Nerky Art Club to color them digitally in Procreate.

Every month, in addition to monthly themed lessons and free-paint tutorials, you also get at least 3 coloring pages, one of which is always a calendar page. YES. A calendar page! Like, for the month....

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Nerky Art Club is LIVE!

You guys, this is the email that went out to my awesome subscribers earlier today. I don't normally post my emails to the blog, but this one is special, and shows what you may be missing if you're not on my email list! If you want weekly encouraging emails, and to be the FIRST to know when I launch new things, then sign up below this post! Without further ado:

Guys - the Nerky Art Club is LIVE! You're the first to know, just a little thank you for subscribing to my emails! Visit ...

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What is the Nerky Art Club?

Friends, The Nerky Art Club is opening in ONE WEEK! I pushed back the launch for 2 months for 2 reasons. First, I revamped my entire idea. Literally from the ground up. It's more robust and has more tutorials, more exercises, more everything. I'm pretty pumped about it, and I hope you are too! You can learn more here, and I can't wait for you to see it!

My second reason is that I didn't have the brain power to create something as big as this, as quickly as I could in the past. I wanted to...

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