A review of the HP Z2 Mini G4 Workstation-Performance Unit

I’ve really enjoyed writing posts about attending conferences, especially with the NYC SCBWI Winter Conference coming up. However, I’m not attending this winter because I spent all my conference money on a new computer. HP often has some amazing sales, and this was no exception. I recently purchased the HP Z2 Mini G4 Workstation-Customizable PerformanceContinue reading “A review of the HP Z2 Mini G4 Workstation-Performance Unit”

Inktober: It’s up to you!

Inktober is here! Are you going to join in this year? I like working with ink, and there’s something fun in the challenge of not having an “undo” button or erasing mistakes. I’ve seen some beautiful inked pieces from other artists who made a mistake and then took some time to problem solve, and finishContinue reading “Inktober: It’s up to you!”

Switching from Photoshop to Clip Studio Pro

Clip Studio Pro recently came out with a full-program app available in the Apple Store, and yes, it IS a subscription. There are two tiers and you can choose monthly or annual subscription. I chose the $24 dollar annual subscription. Yeah. $24 dollars. I love that price. What initially drew me to Clip Studio wasContinue reading “Switching from Photoshop to Clip Studio Pro”

Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk Review

It’s very snowy and cold here-perfect weather for fluffy unicorn slippers and hot tea. But enough about the weather- let’s talk standing desks. Recently I purchased a Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk   from Fully. I LOVE this desk. It’s a solid desk for a mid-level price range. It has an awesome control panel that youContinue reading “Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk Review”

Resources for Dummies

  If you are interested in creating a picture book dummy, or you just want to know more about them, there are some wonderful online resources available. I’ve listed them below. Resources for Picture Book Dummy Making: This awesome book by Uri Shulevitz (“Writing with Pictures: How to Write and Illustrate Children’s Books”) Dummies for SmartiesContinue reading “Resources for Dummies”

#Kidlitart: Color Chat: List of Links

Every Thursday night at 9:00pm EST, there’s a Twitter chat using the hashtag #kidlitart. All you need is to write the hashtag with your tweet to join the conversation 🙂 Last night’s #kidlitart discussion was about color. We talked about color schemes, theory, color palettes we liked working in and shared a ton of references.Continue reading “#Kidlitart: Color Chat: List of Links”