You need visuals in your story!

Using only text to convey ideas, concepts, and even simple details can be boring for readers. It's just true. When I think about what grabs my attention on any media platform or even walking by brick and mortar stores, I am captivated by thoughtful, visual moments. As I was walking by Google Fiber in downtown Austin a week ago, I saw video on a big screen on loop inside. The video was an older man using a virtual reality headset, and it showed his reaction while wearing it. Google Fiber had 15 of my precious ...
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Artist Spotlight: Mary Ella Bowles

The Spanish Village Art Center is located in Balboa Park in San Diego. Since 1937, it’s been a place where dedicated artists unite. Today, the village is home to 37 artist studios, which means 300 local artists! Studio 6 is where Mary Ella Bowles spends her days as an artist. The more I spoke with her during my day of exploration in San Diego, the more I was intrigued. She was the only artist in Studio 6 when I stopped by, and I think I hit the jackpot. How long has she been an artist? “Since forever.” Her ...
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How to draw a cactus- video tutorial!

Draw a container where your cactus will live. This will get your creative juices flowing! Think: pot, vase, coffee pot, wine glass, anything. Draw a cactus! There are so many different species of this plant, anyway you doodle it... you can't go ...
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