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Urban sketch of Chinatown

Urban Sketching: Simplifying Perspective and Designing A Fluid Composition

By: Guno Park

First and foremost, urban sketching, or any kind of sketching for that matter, are to bring joy and excitement to each artist/sketcher at their own level of understanding and their own enjoyment of sketching. There are rules of perspective and specific practices that can enhance and benefit the sketch, but to me, they are just good suggestions to keep in mind. I always try to adjust my creativity of design and composition to fit the mood that I want to portray in each sketch that I create.

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Cleaning schedule bullet journal spread

How to Create A Cleaning Schedule in A Bullet Journal

Hi everyone!  I’m Salena from @salenasbujo and I’m here to share a fun bullet journal cleaning spread tutorial to help you keep a clean and tidy home!  I love using my bullet journal to keep myself organized, and this spread is the perfect way to keep track of your daily, weekly, monthly, and seasonal tasks.

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Two pens next to a keyboard on a professional desk

How to Make More Productive To-Do Lists

To-do lists are one of the most important tools for staying focused and organized during the workday. This tool can help you manage all of your tasks and prepare you for the day, or week, ahead of you. But are your to-do lists helping you be as productive as you can be? Here are some tips to make sure you are getting the most out of your to-do lists and being as productive as possible.

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Mini birthday banner

How to Create A DIY Mini Birthday Banner

By: Erin McDonough

Any good party needs a banner and it doesn’t have to take up a whole wall! I love making a mini banner to elevate any party table décor. You also don’t need any fancy tools or a cutting machine to make it super cute and easy. Follow along in this tutorial!

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Mother's Day card

Simple DIY Mother’s Day Card

By: Sue Nguyen of @letteringwithsuzy

Hi Friends! Mother’s Day is right around the corner. What better way to show your appreciation for your mom than a handmade Mother’s Day card? Here is a fun and easy Mother’s Day card to show off your lettering and floral abilities. No need to worry if you have never drawn florals before. In this tutorial, I’ll give you some pointers and let you do the rest.  Let’s get started!

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Paper flower bouquet

Easy Paper Flower Bouquet for Mother’s Day

By: Christine Asciutto of @twinkleplansherday

Mother’s Day is approaching and making Mom feel special has never been easier. Today I’ll be sharing how to create an easy paper flower bouquet using Mildliner Highlighters and some everyday household products.

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Sarasa Grand and STEEL F-402 Ballpoint Retractable Pen next to notebook on a desk

5 Ways to Relieve Stress After Work

Whether you work from home or in an office setting, many of us often take our jobs home with us without realizing it. Job stress can seep in during times we’re supposed to be relaxing, and instead of making the most of our non-work lives, we’re combating anxiety about the next workday. Read on for a few simple tips to leave job stress at work and embrace mindfulness once you sign off for the day.

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Spring themed napkin wraps

4 DIY Napkin Tags Perfect for Spring

By: Shelly Kim of @lettersbyshells

It’s time to create some colorful, fun napkin tags! These are perfect for any Spring-themed occasion including table setting decor. Today, we will be exploring different techniques and illustrations from painting leaf patterns to drawing carrots and so much more!

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