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National Craft Month

March is National Craft Month and CreateMixedMedia.com and North Light Books are celebrating with a March full of discounts, giveaways and fun projects to inspire your artwork and teach you a few new tips and techniques along the way. We’ll have a great FREE craft project or mixed media tutorial to give away each day. Be...

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WHO INSPIRES YOU? LEAVE A COMMENT • WIN A BOOK!

From Tonia Davenport over at CreateMixedMedia.com. Who has inspired YOU to DREAM BIG? Nominate him or her in the comments section over at createmixedmedia.com for a chance to win an ORIGINAL PIECE OF ART FOR THAT PERSON and a FREE copy of Desire to Inspire! Read on for the details…. There are a lot of...

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Get a New Inspiration Affirmation Every Week

From Tonia Davenport on CreateMixedMedia.com. Are you familiar with this book? Since it came out recently, I have personally been very inspired by this book by Swirly girl, Christine Mason Miller, and my sincere hope is that in the weeks to come, Desire to Inspire inspires you are as well.                      ...

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Gift Guide, 5 Gifts for Beginning Artists

Want to encourage the budding artist in your life? Here are some suggestions for gifts to stoke their creative sparks.                 1. Keys to Drawing, by Bert Dodson. One of the most popular drawing books of all-time: Keys to Drawing, by Bert Dodson. Bert Dodson’s easy-to-follow instruction...

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Paint Light Skin Tones With Carrie Stuart Parks

Forensic artists Carrie Stuart Parks and Rick Parks are long-time members of the North Light family, which they joined with their first book, Secrets to Drawing Realistic Faces, in 2003. A lot has changed since then. In addition to the print version, that original book is now also available as a PDF download if...